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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.

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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.

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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

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