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Fire - Battalion Chief - Fire Marshall

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Job Title: Battalion Chief - Fire Marshall

Department: Fire

Salary: $57,961.69 $75,639.99

Type: Full-Time

Notes: Valid VA drivers license required; current certifications of National Fire Protection Assoc. Fire Inspector 1031 & Fire Investigator 1033, EMT-B and Fire Officer I. 7 years firefighting experience including 2 years as Fire Captain or equivalent.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs difficult protective service and responsible administrative work directing, planning, and participating in the fire inspection program, conducting building inspections, hazardous materials inspections and providing certain fire education programs to the general public. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fire Chief. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate fire service personnel. This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Directing the inspection program; administering fire safety programs to include public education programs; maintaining administrative requirements. Conducting inspections; coordinating with other departments and writing notices of violations; training personnel; maintaining records and files; preparing reports and performing related duties. Assigns work schedules, when working with other fire personnel; Recommends code enforcement policies; Conducts enforcement proceedings; Composes inspection site details, distributes information and reports, sorts and files incoming reports, and tracks permits and logs inspection results; Reviews reports, researches files and resolves complaints; Formulates, arranges and conducts public programs and training; Meets with individuals and other agencies regarding fire safety requirements; Prepares documents and conducts research to recommend budget allocations. Maintains effective public relations, conducts tours, attends meetings, equipment displays, makes presentations; Acts as chief officer on inspection site as required; Participates with law enforcement personnel and insurance agencies in the preparation of arson cases for successful prosecution; Coordinates with police authority; Plans and supervises fire investigation program; Supervises and participates in the investigation of the causes of fire; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of fire prevention and emergency medical care methods, techniques and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of department rules and regulations; comprehensive knowledge of geography of the City; ability to comprehend codes, standards, amendments and plans; thorough knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to effectively supervise others in routine and emergency operations; ability to maintain detailed records and prepare reports. Some knowledge of the operation and installation of fire alarm systems; ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially; comprehensive knowledge of the State and City laws and ordinances regarding fire prevention; general knowledge of principles and practices of building construction.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associates degree in fire science or a related field; advanced study or training in code enforcement; and six years experience in fire suppression including experience as a Firefighter EMT, or Firefighter Paramedic. Bachelors degree preferred.

Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate commercial drivers license, with air brake certification, valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician as well as meet and maintain all department, State and Federal training and certification requirements for position. Current Virginia Department of Fire Programs certifications in Fire Inspections; possession of National Fire Protection Association Fire Inspector Certification 1031 and 1033 Certification as a Fire Investigator. Considered an expert witness in the field of fire safety and fire/arson investigation for the Juvenile, General District and Circuit Courts.

Job code: MarshlFire

Posted on: Apr 25, 2018

Closes on: May 14, 2018

Parks and Recreation - Sports Official

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Job Title: Sports Official

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: Range - Ages 6-12 years $17.00 per game, Junior Boys-Shag Girls-Senior League $20.00 per game

Type: Part-Time

Notes: Must be at least 16 years old.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating. On-field/court experience officiating and/or NSA, ASA, USSSA certification preferred.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, softball, basketball, football, and volleyball.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: None

Education and Experience: None

Special Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older. Ability to work on an on-call basis preferred. May work some weekends.

Job code: 999SO

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011

Closes on: Open

Parks and Recreation - Recreation Maintenance Worker

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Job Title: Recreation Maintenance Worker

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: $9.15 per hour

Type: Part-Time

Notes: Senior Center. 29 Hours per week. Requires room setups, cleaning, landscaping and small maintenance repairs. Must work along Senior Citizens.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Sets up, prepares and maintains recreation and sports facilities and centers; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Sets up, marks, prepares and maintains parks, athletic fields and sports facilities; prepares and maintains recreation center facilities. Marks, paints and prepares athletic fields for baseball/softball, football, soccer, tennis or other sports activities; Mows, sods, landscapes, plants, drags and trims park and field areas as required; Sets up, takes down, modifies, arranges and maintains special seating, scaffolding, press boxes, fences or other areas and facilities as necessary; Sets up chairs, tables and arranges for a variety of center and outside events and programs; Prepares and maintains school gymnasiums for basketball programs with special goals and required safety equipment; Loads, transports and unloads various materials, equipment and supplies to a number of locations and facilities; Prepares reports and records as required; Operates tractor, loader, dump truck and other equipment and tools as required; Operates, loads and maintains line painting machine and related equipment; Performs routine set-up, repair and maintenance on a variety of equipment and facilities including score boards, lighting and public address systems; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of recreation and leisure service practices and methods; some knowledge of park maintenance equipment and tools; some knowledge of hazards of the work and the safety precautions required; ability to operate equipment and use hand tools; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required.

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.

Job code: 711

Posted on: Mar 27, 2018

Closes on: Open until filled

Police - Police Officer

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Job Title: Police Officer

Department: Police

Salary: $34,299.20 to $45,011.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes:

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a field training officer or the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Ensures safety of public; enforces laws; investigates criminal activity; gathers and processes evidence; testifies in Court; prepares and maintains records, files and reports. On an assigned shift, operates a patrol or other vehicle, or walks, to observe for violations of traffic or other laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; enforces traffic laws; issues citations for violations; Serves warrants, summonses and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court; Investigates traffic accidents; controls scene and files reports; Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; assists fire and emergency services, citizens and other City departments; handles animal complaints, mail, delivery, and bank deposits as required; Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security and transportation functions; Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; opens and closes facilities as required; Assists with criminal investigations, stakeouts, installation and use of surveillance equipment; interviews victims and witnesses; performs property and evidence duties; establishes and maintains chain of custody; Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; Participates in a variety of in-service training programs, certifications and re-certifications May be assigned to special programs or services such as ERT or DARE liaison to community groups; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to hazards and circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other law enforcement officials and general public; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required. Two years of college, or an Associates degree, and some military (especially military police) experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, is preferred.

Special Requirements: A driver\\\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Virginia Police Officer certification after graduation from basic law enforcement academy is required. Must meet and maintain all department, State and federal certification, training and education requirements for position.

Job code: 921

Posted on: Jul 24, 2011

Closes on: Open

Police - Telecommunicator

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Job Title: Telecommunicator

Department: Police

Salary: $31,075.20 to $40,768.00 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes: As per job description

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Dispatches law enforcement, medical, fire, rescue and other equipment and personnel usually in response to emergency situations; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Telecommunications Supervisor. Requires the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires sitting for long periods, reaching, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Receives, classifies, processes and dispatches emergency service calls; receives, records and forwards non-emergency service calls; prepares and maintains computerized and other records and files. Receives law enforcement, medical, fire, rescue and related service requests and calls; Operates and monitors radios, telephone switchboard, recording devices and computer terminals; Dispatches emergency equipment and personnel where and when needed; Receives and forwards service requests, complaints and other calls for City departments and other agencies; Receives and transmits messages by radio and maintains radio log; Operates telecomputer terminals on VCIN/NCIC Networks; reviews, validates and determines status of entries, records, documents, prepares folders and cards and reports as required; Utilizes computer data bases for mapping, data collection, file maintenance and computer aided dispatch (CAD); Prepares and maintains public safety computer records, warrants and accident reports; Processes and maintains warrants and accident reports; Generates, types and files reports and records; Works varying shifts and flexible schedules; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the methods of operating the communications system; general knowledge of radio and teletype procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to speak distinctly; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to deal courteously with the public under stressful conditions.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) and some training or experience that would have provided basic computer knowledge and the ability to operate a keyboard, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of or ability to acquire within twelve months of employment certificates in Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD), Basic Dispatch and Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) certifications.

Job code: 905

Posted on: Oct 3, 2017

Closes on: Open until filled

Police - Animal Control Officer

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Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Department: Police

Salary: $34,299.20 to $45,011.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes: As per job description

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs intermediate protective service work in the enforcement of local and State laws and ordinances for the keeping, regulation and protection of animals; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Animal Control Sergeant. This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Enforcing animal control laws; investigating complaints; capturing animals; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Investigates and answers complaints concerning stray, wild, nuisance or owned animals and other wildlife; Patrols, checking for animals running at large, licenses and vaccinations; Impounds abandoned and stray dogs and other animals; issues appropriate warning notices and citations; Assists in animal shelter operations and assists citizens, conducts programs, mediation and information activities; Contacts owners of dogs or other animals having bitten someone, takes directed actions; prepares and submits appropriate records; Rescues trapped, lost or injured animals; captures wild, vicious, diseased and other animals using specialized animal capture equipment, techniques and chemicals; helps control rabies; Investigates reports of animal cruelty, conducts investigations and issues appropriate forms, citations or arrests; Assists in keeping appropriate records and files and reports; May perform police duties when required; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and regulations governing animal control; some knowledge of the geography of the City; general knowledge of the care, control and handling of animals; ability to collect facts and prepare reports; ability to deal tactfully with the public; skill in the application of specialized animal capture techniques and in the use of a firearm; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate driver\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Certification as a police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia within one year of employment. Must obtain required training and certification in animal control, euthanasia and chemical immobilization.

Job code: 915

Posted on: Feb 22, 2018

Closes on: Open until filled

Sheriff - Deputy Sheriff

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Job Title: Deputy Sheriff

Department: Sheriff

Salary: $19.48 per hour

Type: Part-Time

Notes: Must be law enforcement or court services certified; meet minimum requirements as set forth by the Code of VA 15.2-1705; to work flexible hours/days upto 29 hours per week; must be 21 years of age

General Definition and Conditions of Work: support duty assignments; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Chief Deputy Sheriff. This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, and some medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing,walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and hazards. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Performs a variety of public safety duties in the Sheriffs Office including courtroom security, transportation, personnel, service of civil process, etc. On an assigned shift, performs a scheduled or assigned Sheriffs Office duty; Performs assigned court services and security duties, assists clerks office, operates metal detector, executes judges orders and direction; Transports prisoners, detainees, mental patients, etc. to appointments, court or other transports as assigned; Executes evictions, repossessions, detainments or other court directed actions; Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; Serves civil process and criminal arrest warrants and a variety of other court papers and directions; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to courts and criminal justice; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriffs Office; skill in the use of firearms, public safety equipment and motor vehicles; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate drivers license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must meet and maintain all Office and State training and education requirements for position.

Job code: 261

Posted on: Apr 10, 2018

Closes on: April 30, 2018

Streets and General Maintenance - Laborer

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Job Title: Laborer

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $10.50 per hour

Type: Temporary

Notes: ** 10 Vacancies ** - Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs responsible unskilled work in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects; occasionally operates nonspecialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Assisting with installation, maintenance and repair projects; operating nonspecialized equipment. Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches, assists in installing pipes, cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various grounds and athletic facility maintenance duties; Picks up paper and debris on public property and streets; Assists with snow and ice removal; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, raking and spreading asphalt and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related facilities; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 410

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

Closes on: Open thru Summer

Streets and General Maintenance/Sanitation Division - Laborer/Sanitation

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Job Title: Laborer/Sanitation

Department: Streets and General Maintenance/Sanitation Division

Salary: $10.50 per hour

Type: Temporary

Notes: ** 2 Vacancies ** - Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs responsible unskilled work in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects; occasionally operates nonspecialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Assisting with installation, maintenance and repair projects; operating nonspecialized equipment. Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches, assists in installing pipes, cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various grounds and athletic facility maintenance duties; Picks up paper and debris on public property and streets; Assists with snow and ice removal; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, raking and spreading asphalt and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related facilities; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 410B

Posted on: Mar 15, 2018

Closes on: Open thru Summer

Technology Systems - Business Analyst

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Job Title: Business Analyst

Department: Technology Systems

Salary: $43,312.34 - $56,522.60

Type: Full-Time

Notes:

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Requires the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Answers questions and responds to inquiries or complaints on department and/or City operations, policies and procedures; maintains calendar, schedules appointments; responds to invitations and schedules interviews; Maintains payroll timekeeper and related records for department; purchases supplies and equipment for department; Determines and documents requirements, creates and maintains documentation on design, testing, implementation, enhancements, and maintenance of business systems; Develops and implements comprehensive test plans to ensure that systems and programs are tested and debugged; Determines and documents proper installation parameters for software and hardware, for smooth integration, transition and efficiency, and analyzes, detects, identifies and corrects problems and deficiencies; Monitors and collects data on system performance; Assists and trains employees as necessary; Composes and maintains complex and detailed files, records, reports and materials Maintains database and checks accuracy of important documents and records; Assists with use of computer and other office equipment; Maintains a variety of operational, bookkeeping, budget and program accounts and records; Prepares a variety of complex and/or confidential reports requested; maintains confidential files; Receives, processes and enters a variety of information into computer system; Checks and reviews a variety of data for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established standards and procedures; Establishes office procedures; sets up and maintains filing systems; Undertakes special projects, programs and responsibilities as assigned; Operates standard office, word and data processing, computers and related equipment; Accumulates departmental information and maintains city-wide intranet content; Assists in accumulating and documenting detailed workflow diagrams for business and technology processes across all City departments; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles of computer data processing; hardware troubleshooting; business system applications; SQL; SSRS; principles and techniques of software, systems quality assurance and control, and software systems development life cycle. Knowledge of principles and practices of technical problem solving; team dynamics; computer operations and facilities; producing effective project and technical documentation. Ability to perform and organize work independently; ability to recognize problems, develop recommendations and solutions, oversee correction within assigned specialty; work effectively, independently and follow through on assignments; work effectively with clients, users and senior managers; communicate orally and in writing; read, interpret and apply complex technical publications and documentation. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience: Associate’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field, and/or three years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A driver\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.

Job code: BusAnalyst

Posted on: Apr 17, 2018

Closes on: April 30, 2018

Technology Systems - Technology Support Specialist

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Job Title: Technology Support Specialist

Department: Technology Systems

Salary: $43,312.34 - $56,522.60

Type: Full-Time

Notes: As per job description.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Installs, repairs, maintains and services computer, telephone and other complex electronic equipment; troubleshoots problems with computer software, hardware, printers, email, desktop operating systems, and network connectivity. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Network Administrator. Requires the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Installs, repairs, maintains and services computer, telephone and other complex electronic equipment; troubleshoots problems with computer software, hardware, printers, email, desktop operating systems, and network connectivity. Services and operates a variety of computer and telephone repair and electronic tools; Installs networks and related equipment needed for the proper operation of computers; Performs preventive and corrective maintenance; Cleans and checks computer units on a regular basis; Installs, tests and repairs network and communications infrastructure Troubleshoots problems with computer system and software applications; Performs software and hardware installation, maintenance, patch management, etc.; Provides direct support to network users to ensure availability while minimizing data communication interruptions; Performs cable and network installation for voice and data; and provides post installation support relating to device and cable connectivity; Provides initial response to end user problems relating to hardware, software or data communications and performs pre-defined procedures as required. Assists management in monitoring system and communication security policies; Researches and analyzes problems; provides detailed recommendations for problem resolution; Ensures compliance with established policies and procedures at the user level; Assists in the development of training material and provides instruction to end users. May provide guidance and direction to Computer Support Specialists; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge in the use and repair of computer equipment, wired and wireless communications, and video hardware/software; general knowledge of networking systems to include Cisco, HP, Command Syntax and Routing; understanding of complex data communication principles; knowledge in the use of telephone equipment; ability to speak effectively to and before groups of customers, including employees of the organization; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments and officials.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, computer technology, information technology or related field, and four years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.

Job code: 192

Posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Closes on: April 30, 2018

Water and Sewer - Water & Sewer Dept Intern

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Job Title: Water & Sewer Dept Intern

Department: Water and Sewer

Salary: $10.00 per hour

Type: Full-Time

Notes: Must be 18 years of age with a valid VA Drivers license; currently enrolled in high school/college curriculum related to work such as civil/enviromental engineering,surveying,geography and geospatial sciences and water resource management.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs field and office support of Salem Water and Sewer Department including mapping physical locations and conditions of assets, performing other specialized field duties, data entry, data manipulation, and use of specialized software, tools, and field equipment. Works under general supervision of the Utility Asset Manager, Utility Lines manager, and/or Director of Water and Sewer. May be supervised by subordinate or technical personnel. Requires the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, and some medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires walking, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Field locating above-ground appurtenances valves, hydrants, manholes, etc.) using GPS/GNSS and surveying equipment,Importing GPS data into computer software,Mapping appurtenances based on plans, field data, and record drawings,Organizing archives and digital records,Manually entering data into computer software (GIS, spreadsheets, etc.),Correcting, updating, and evaluating existing digital mapping and records,Manipulating geographic data in spatial and tabular databases,Flowing and pressure testing fire hydrants,Measuring manhole depths,Using portable assessment technology to determine sewer condition,Communicating with supervisors, technical personnel,and others,Performing related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, GIS/mapping, and internet-based computer software; general knowledge of mapping concepts such as coordinates, direction, and projection; ability to recognize and convert between different units of measurement; ability to safely lift and manipulate moderately heavy objects a few times a day; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; ability to work alone or in a team; ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, manuals, engineering plans, maps, and operating procedures; ability to work safely around traffic and flowing water; ability to evaluate the accuracy and validity of data; skill in communicating effectively.

Education and Experience: Currently enrolled in high school (with interest in this type of work) or in a college curriculum that is related to this type of work (examples include civil and environmental engineering, surveying, geography and geospatial sciences,water resource management, or urban planning).

Special Requirements: A drivers license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Must be at least 18 years old.

Job code: cWsIntern

Posted on: Apr 10, 2018

Closes on: April 30, 2018