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City Manager's Office

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Engineering & Utilities

Stormwater Engineer
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department is accepting applications for Stormwater Engineer Major duties include • Plans and manages City Storm Water Drainage System engineering projects, programs and operations to ensure planning, development and construction are in compliance with all applicable City/State/federal codes and regulations, and according to all acceptable engineering practices. • Develops, implements, evaluates and annually reports on the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Small Municipal Separate Sewer System (SMS4) Permit. • Prepares plans and specifications for projects to be put out to bid; estimates materials and quantities; prepares specifications; advertises bids; assembles book. • Provides technical assistance regarding local, state and federal stormwater regulations to citizens, consultants, contractors, developers, staff, and other departments; resolves problems in the most cost effective manner. • Reviews developer's stormwater plans submitted for City approval; checks design standards and ensures project meets all applicable federal, state, and local requirements; resolves problems. • Assists in solution of stormwater infrastructure problems. • Maintains awareness of federal and state stormwater regulations as they apply to the City of Aiken; assists in implementing new policies and procedures as needed. • Works with various agencies and professional organizations; attends meetings as needed. • Prepares and submits annual operating and capital budget recommendations; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget; prepares five year capital budget for major construction. • Performs field work, surveys and site inspections; directs and reviews engineering work in the construction, maintenance and repair of municipal Storm Water Drainage System. • Serves as project leader for city project teams. • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City departments, outside vendors, and general public contacted in the course of work; attends meetings as needed; resolves complaints. • Reviews permits for compliance with sediment, stormwater, and erosion control ordinance and state laws. • Collects regulatory samples and analyzes data for compliance and special projects. • Prepares reports, papers, and other documents appropriate to the department; maintains and updates records and manuals. • Performs field inspections of projects and witnesses tests, etc. in absence of construction inspectors. • Supervises engineering technicians and utility crews as assigned to projects. • Attends bid openings and preconstruction conferences. • Attends seminars and studies written materials to maintain knowledge of current practices in the field. • Performs other related duties as required. Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university. • Two to three years related civil engineering experience any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. • Knowledge of stormwater management methods and materials, and NPDES MS4 permit requirements. • Valid state driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. • Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) certification is required. • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. E.) by the state is preferred. Salary depends on qualifications. Applications and resumes will be accepted until filled. Apply at SC Works, 1571 Richland Avenue East or online at www.cityofaikensc.gov . The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place.

GIS/CADD Operator
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department is accepting applications for GIS/CADD Operator. Major duties include: Works with Utilities personnel to design and document repairs and as built infrastructure installations throughout the city; creates and maintains city maps defining city limits, underground and above ground utilities maintained by the city, zoning and utility boundaries; translates existing utility location information into accurate plans (blueprints) for Engineering & Utilities. AutoCad and Arc View computer programs are used for these tasks; responds to queries from city employees, contractors and the general public on utility location and availability, zoning, addresses and city boundaries, etc.; assists in maintenance of utility files. Provides copies and blueprints upon request; create basic utility infrastructure design drawings; answering phones and radios when responding to requests with utility, house numbering etc.; assist with posters and displays for all city departments; prepare reports and other documents as requested; draw and track SCDOT Encroachment Permits; provides follow up services to help assure permitting processes are not delayed; assists Engineers and engineering technicians as requested; performs other related duties as required. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and one year technical drafting training. Two years of drafting and mapping experience using AutoCAD and Arc View. SC Drivers License Salary is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Apply at SC Works, 1571 Richland Avenue East or online at www.cityofaikensc.gov . The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place. CLASS TITLE: GIS/CADD ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING AND UTILITIES FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT JOB SUMMARY: Performs drafting work, record making, and map making to create and maintain accurate, current and accessible data on Engineering & Utilities infrastructure, city boundaries and property addresses. Interacts with city staff, contractors and the general public on dissemination of technical information and responds to queries. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Essential Functions: Creates and maintains city maps defining city limits, underground and above ground utilities maintained by the city, zoning and utility boundaries. Translates existing utility location information into accurate plans (blueprints) for Engineering & Utilities. AutoCad/Arc View computer programs are used for this task. Responds to queries from city employees, contractors and the general public on utility location and availability, zoning, addresses and city boundaries, etc. Assist GIS Dept with verification of utilities as they are added to the GIS utility system Assists in maintenance of utility files. Provides copies and blueprints upon request. Essential Safety Functions: It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures, and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injuries or illnesses. Examples of Other Major Responsibilities: Answering phones and radios then responding to requests with utility, house numbering etc. Draw City Projects – Utility and Streetscape Draw and track SCDOT Encroachment Permits Draw Annexation Maps Assist with posters and displays for all city departments. Prepare reports and other documents as requested. Provides follow up services to help assure permitting processes are not delayed. Assists Engineers and engineering technicians as requested. Performs other related duties as required. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Computer – AutoCAD and Arc View Plotter and Printer Copier Telephone Blueprint Machine Radio KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Drafting skills that will support making and modifying city maps showing boundaries, services and other technical data using Autodesk Civil 3D and Arc View computer programs. Oral and written communication skills necessary to accurately and completely communicate requested technical data related to city services, boundaries and addresses. A high level of computer literacy and experienced in AutoCad and Arc View drafting programs. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal staff, contractors and the general public on technical matters. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail with constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizens requesting assistance. Physical capabilities associated with walking, standing, and lifting up to 20 pounds approximately 15% of work time. Organization skills necessary to create and maintain files for ease of retrievability and maintain work up to date. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and a certificate of completion for computer aided drafting and design training. Two years of drafting and mapping experience using Autodesk Civil 3D and Arc View. Licenses and Certifications: AutoCAD (desired) Arc View (desired) SC Drivers License Special Requirements: This position requires a special knowledge of the functioning of city government as it pertains to causing mapped items to change. This information must be accessed, validated and then promptly transferred to update maps. This is essential to supplying accurate information upon request. This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

Supervisor II- Water Treatment
Closes: Until filled : CLASS TITLE: SUPERVISOR II WATER TREATMENT DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING &UTILITIES FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT JOB SUMMARY: Supervises any activity, area or division within Public Works, Water Treatment Plant. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Essential Functions: Supervises technical, maintenance and labor personnel; establishes priorities; plans, schedules, and assigns work; instructs workers in correct methods and procedures; trains Chief operator in their duties; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure continuity and timely completion of work; reviews and evaluates employee performance. Directs preparation of repair, maintenance, and inspection schedules. Coordinates and directs and participates in repair and maintenance activities; operates light and heavy equipment as needed. Responds to questions from the public and resolves problems or complaints concerning the water. Prepares budgets, reports, papers, and other documents appropriate to the water treatment plant; maintains and updates records and manuals. Ensures workers maintain equipment and tools and wear safety gear when appropriate; notifies superintendent of major equipment or work problems. Ensures Chief operator and Environmental Systems Operators maintain a clean and safe work area, perform duties in a safe manner, and maintain awareness of others in work area. Determines materials, supplies, and equipment needed for each job; purchases same. Supervises and trains Chief Operator and Environmental Systems operators on calibration of lab equipment and proper maintenance of lab equipment. Supervises and trains Chief operator and Environmental Systems operators in proper starting and stopping of pumps and feed equipment, maintenance of pumps and all equipment in the use of water treatment. Supervises and establishes priorities; instructs workers in correct methods and procedures; trains workers in safe operation of equipment; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure continuity and timely completion of work; reviews and evaluates employee performance. The Supervisor II is always on call to help Chief Operator and Environmental Systems operators in the event of storms, power outages and problems that arise within the systems due to malfunction or outages of equipment. Performs administrative duties: assists with monthly report; assigns new account numbers; completes time sheets; assists in ordering supplies; maintains files. Administers funds for the division; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City departments and the general public contacted in the course of work; resolves complaints; assists other departments as needed. Essential Safety Functions: It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures, and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injuries or illnesses. Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed, and employees are properly trained. Examples of Other Major Responsibilities: (All incumbents may not perform all duties) Helps in the repair on worn out or broken equipment, schedules maintenance of equipment within the water plant and determines the correct manner and proper fixing of equipment. Set up sanitary surveys, lab inspections, attend DHEC seminars to insure the proper techniques and procedures are being used. Attends training conferences and seminars to maintain and improve skills. Performs other related duties as required. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Trucks & Light Equipment Power Tools Hand Tools Computer Lab Equipment Telephone DHEC Forms Radio Equipment SCADA KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Oral and written communication ability equivalent to that normally acquired through a high school education is required. Five to six years experience is necessary to gain knowledge in a variety of construction and maintenance areas, department processes and procedures, and general supervisory skills. Analytical ability to plan work schedules, evaluate work performances, diagnose facility, equipment and personnel malfunctions, and determine necessary solutions. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively lead subordinates, resolve minor complaints, and deal with day to day occurrences. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 60% of work time. Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to extremes of temperature, dirt, dust, and heavy equipment and machinery in operation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent . Five years in the field of Water Treatment, Lab testing, knowing DHEC procedures, forms and how to apply them in the Treatment Plants and the distribution system. Licenses and Certifications: (May not be required for all incumbents) Valid state driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. Self contained Breathing Apparatus Certification. Water Treatment Operator Class Certification as mandated by state DHEC. This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

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Finance

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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

Facilities Assistant (Part-time) Parks Division
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is accepting applications for regular Part-time Facilities Assistant for the Park Division. Major duties include: setting up facilities for sporting events; manual labor; maintain grounds and playground equipment; mow grass; trim trees and hedges; operate a variety of light equipment; clean and maintain buildings; and other related duties. Qualifications: Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, and have a valid driver’s license. Hours may vary, but will be predominately weekends (Friday, Saturday, and possibly Sunday). Work hours per week will average about 20. Good communication and customer service skills are a must. APPLICANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE. Salary is $9.00 hourly with no benefits. The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Worker III, Parks Division
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has a vacancy for a Maintenance Worker III position in the Parks Division. Major duties include: serving as a lead worker for crews that perform various maintenance duties to keep the City clean, safe, and attractive; plans, schedules and assigns work; instructs and trains new employees in correct methods and procedures and safe operation of equipment; inspects and monitors work in progress to ensure timely completion of work; maintains grounds; mixes chemicals and sprays weeds with pesticides; performs concrete and carpentry work as needed; and sets up facilities for athletic and recreation programs. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years maintenance or construction experience or any combination of education and experience which produces the required knowledge, skills and abilities is required. CDL license is preferred and a satisfactory motor vehicle record is mandatory. The Cityof Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place.

Facilities Assistant (Part-time) Citizens Park
Closes: 9/5/2016 : Description: The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is accepting applications for Part-time Facilities Assistant for Citizens Park on a year round basis. Major duties include: prepare and secure the facilities for events; register teams and individuals; assist customers, participants and volunteers as needed; monitor league games and tournaments; and maintain and operate equipment. Qualifications: Must have HS diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Hours are mostly evenings and weekends. Good communication and customer service skills are a must. Salary is $9.07 hourly with no benefits. The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Planning

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Public Safety

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Public Services

Maintenance Crew Leader, Buildings and Grounds
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Public Services Department is accepting applications for the Maintenance Crew Leader position in the Building and Grounds Division. Major duties include: serves as lead worker of crew of employees/inmates; plans, schedules, and assigns work; train employees, etc. Qualifications: High School diploma or GED is required. CDL is desired. Salary is $13.11 hourly with benefits. Applications can be picked up from the Human Resources Department at 135 Laurens Street SW. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .

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