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City Manager's Office

City Solicitor/Staff Attorney
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is accepting applications for City Solicitor/Staff Attorney. The City Solicitor/Staff Attorney represents the City of Aiken by developing and prosecuting cases in Aiken Municipal Court and acts as the chief legal advisor to the City Manager and City of Aiken Staff. Major Duties Include: The City Solicitor/Staff Attorney acts as an advisor to the city manager, assistant city manager, department directors, boards, commission, committee members, and staff on legal matters and represents Aiken on assigned litigation. This may include issues pertaining to human resources, real estate, constitutional law, governmental public policy, economic development, contracts, criminal prosecution, procedures, planning, parliamentary law, internal audit issues and other legal issues. The City Solicitor/Staff Attorney will research and prepare cases for city court and jury trials. This preparation will include reviewing of all pertinent paper work, interviewing of witnesses, law enforcement officers and criminal defense attorneys, reviewing of available video evidence and trial exhibits, researching of legal questions, anticipating legal issues, reviewing list of perspective jurors, and other activities as appropriate to prepare legal strategy and a plan for trying cases. As requested, the City Solicitor/Staff Attorney may represent the City of Aiken in courts of this state, as appropriate. The City Solicitor/Staff Attorney will perform other legal duties as assigned. Qualifications: An applicant must be a licensed attorney and a member, in good standing, of the South Carolina Bar. District court and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals memberships are a plus, but not required. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of four to six years of criminal/civil trial experience, preferably in local government law or any equivalent combination of experience which provides the required knowledge skills and abilities. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Applicants may apply online at www.cityofaikensc.gov. Resumes may be mailed to City of Aiken, Human Resources Department, Post Office Box 1177, Aiken, SC 29802. The City of Aiken is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Engineering & Utilities

There are no positions currently available.
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Finance

Accounting Clerk I (Full-Time)
Closes: 2/9/2016 : The City of Aiken Department of Finance is accepting applications for a full-time Accounting Clerk I. Major duties include: processes all incoming mail for water bills, taxes and business licenses, answers customer calls, scans all finance documents that are maintained in Laser Fische, delivers incoming finance mail, processes outgoing city mail, reviews and updates 10 water routes per month, orders office supplies for Finance Department. Qualifications: The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and calculator and computer skills. Starting salary is $12.32 an hour with benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

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Human Resources

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Inspection Services

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Neighborhood & Development Services

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Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Maintenance Worker I (Parks Crew)
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department has a vacancy for a Maintenance Worker I position in the Parks Division. Major duties include: Assists with electrical issues; assists with plumbing issues; assists with carpentry issues, and makes repairs as needed; assists with a variety of room and gym setups at facilities; maintains floors by sweeping, mopping, and buffing them regularly for their cleanness and shine to remain as long as possible; maintains public restrooms - 2 sets of bathrooms, one being considered as outdoor restrooms, and then locker rooms for both men and women; Facilities included: HO Weeks Center, Virginia Acres Ceramics Facility, HO Weeks Tennis Center, and Employee Health Center; assists with any other items as needed inside and outside. Work hours are 12:30PM to 9:00PM Wed.-Fri. and 6:00AM – 2:30PM Sat.- Sun.. Qualifications: Must be able to read and write and have a valid driver's license. CDL is desirable. Salary is $10.50 hourly with benefits. The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gatekeeper
Closes: 2/18/2016 : The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is accepting applications for a part-time Gatekeeper. Major duties include: taking gate receipts, counting and depositing money after each shift, enforcing athletic parks and facility rules, and cleaning and maintaining the ticket booths. Qualifications: Applicants must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold. Salary is $7.91 hourly with no benefits. Hours are variable. The City of Aiken is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

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Planning

Planning Director
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken’s Planning Department is accepting applications for a visionary and experienced Planning Director. Major duties include: • Acting on the direction of the City Manager, plans, directs, and coordinates the short and long-range planning activities for the City; evaluates and identifies present and future community needs; establishes planning or zoning priorities. • Supervises professional, administrative, and technical personnel; interviews and hires personnel; plans, schedules, and assigns work; ensures employees are instructed in correct methods and procedures; ensures employees are trained in safe operation of equipment; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure continuity and timely completion of work; reviews and evaluates employee performance. • Keeps City Manager and City Council informed of Department activities; attends City Council meetings. • Prepares and presents annual budget and administers funds for the Department; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget. • Meets with the public to respond to questions and resolve problems concerning planning issues regulations, and enforcement actions; performs public relations work within our community and state. • Oversees the review process for all applications for consideration by the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Design Review Board to assure timely action, compliance with regulations, and clear explanations to reviewing boards and commissions. Meets with potential and actual applicants as needed. Approves building plans for Zoning Ordinance compliance. • Oversees the review process for all applications for development which can be administratively approved to assure timely action and compliance with regulations. Meets with potential and actual applicants as needed. Approves submitted plans. • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City departments, outside vendors, community leaders, other agencies, and the general public contacted in the course of work; attends meetings as needed; resolves problems or complaints. • Interprets and enforces development regulations including the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations. • Enforces conditions of approval imposed by City Council on annexations or rezonings. Also ensures compliance with City utility agreements for property in unincorporated areas. • Serves as secretary to the Planning Commission; attends and participates in meetings; prepares memoranda and makes presentations to explain issues; assists the Commission in preparation of the draft annual Action Agenda work program; assists the Commission in the preparation of the draft Comprehensive Plan; prepares drafts of proposed ordinances and policies; maintains records on development applications and approved projects. • Attends meetings of the Design Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, and other boards and commissions as needed; ensures the formulation and preparation of agendas and drafts ordinances and policies. • Recruits and manages the work of consultants preparing plans or studies. • Approves building permits to verify compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and conditions of approval imposed by City Council. • Represents the City on staff committees of the Augusta Region Transportation Study (ARTS) and attends meetings of the South Carolina Subcommittee. • Participates in the review of the decennial Census data as it affects Aiken; reviews pre-Census and post-Census counts. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Planning, Business or Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. Master's degree preferred. At least six years related experience including three years supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid state driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. American Institute of Certified Planners (A.I.C.P.) certification is preferred. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience with benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place.

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Public Safety

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Public Services

Vehicle Operator
Closes: 2/18/2016 : The City of Aiken Public Services Department is accepting applications for Vehicle Operator in the Solid Waste Division. Major duties include: Operate a rear load garbage, grapple truck, or other class 7 and 8 vehicles as need to collect and haul yard trash or residential garbage; perform lead worker duties on routes; clean and maintain vehicle; complete appropriate paperwork, and other related work. Qualifications: Must be able to read and write. A valid CDL is required. Salary is $12.32 hourly with benefits. The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Worker I - Building and Grounds
Closes: 2/18/2016 : The City of Aiken Public Services Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Worker I position for the Building and Grounds Division. Major duties include: installation and maintenance of seasonal flower beds, general landscaping maintenance, performing manual labor, and related duties. Qualifications: A working knowledge of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees is preferred. Must be able to read and write, be able to understand and follow verbal instructions, and have a valid driver's license. Salary is $10.27 an hour with benefits. The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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