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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: 7/25/2016 : 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.

Maintenance Crew Leader
Closes: 7/31/2016 : The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department is accepting applications for Maintenance Crew Leader. Major duties include: serves as leader for a crew of employees engaged in the maintenance of utilities. Plans, schedules, and assigns work; trains workers in safe operation of equipment; instructs crew in correct methods and procedures; monitors and inspects work in progress to ensure timely completion. Operates a wide variety of heavy equipment and light equipment. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Three years experience in the operation of various types of light and heavy equipment or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid driver’s license is required. Salary is $12.95 hourly with benefits. Applications may be picked up at the City of Aiken Human Resources Department. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place.

Utilities Technician - Roads
Closes: 7/31/2016 : JOB SUMMARY: Performs various maintenance, inspection and construction duties to efficiently maintain the City's Infrastructure and keep them in proper repair. Provides assistance to the Supervisor in managing projects. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: (All incumbents may not perform all duties) Essential Functions: Ensures the maintenance or maintains engineering and utilities facilities and infrastructure. Constructs, grades and installs city roads, sidewalks, water, sanitary and storm sewer pipes and appurtenances. Operates Camera truck and provides inspection results/recommendations for corrective action. Lays out projects and design construction, makes drawings, follows blueprints and operates laser/transit to insure proper grades and road and pipe elevations. Maintains and repairs air, heating, ventilating, other mechanical systems; checks sequence of operation, combustion, pressures, flows, controls, and safeties; checks belts and filters and replace if needed; greases oil pumps. Performs plumbing work; repairs leaking faucets and pipes; unstops and repairs toilets; unstops drains; installs plumbing ducts, pipes, and fixtures. Performs electrical work; replaces light fixtures and bulbs and tubes; installs starter ballasts in lights; repairs fixtures or replaces fixture ends and wires in. Performs wiring. Performs carpentry work in repairing City buildings and furniture; glues loose points and replaces worn or broken parts or replaces entire unit. Paints rooms, hallways, and ceilings; patches holes; primes area for painting. Determines when jobs should be bid out; obtains bids from contractors for maintenance work; inspects work. Use computer to process work orders, purchase orders, prepare reports and maintain records. Drives trucks and operates a variety of light and heavy equipment in the performance of duties. Sets up forms for concrete pours and finishes concrete. Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment. 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: Runs errands as required; delivers supplies and equipment to offices; picks up tools and materials. Receives and responds to calls from citizens. Investigates complaints and problems with field/site evaluations, GIS and drawing files/mapping research. Performs other related duties as required. Provides assistance to supervisor as needed; assumes some of the duties of supervisor in his/her absence including responding to calls, attending meetings, and coordinating with other divisions. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Truck Hand Tools Power Tools Trachoe Front end loader Backhoe Bobcat loader Walk behind saw Motor grader Tandem axle dump truck Bulldozer Bucket trucks KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Requires a technical level of knowledge in equivalent to that normally acquired through a one year technical/vocational program. Two to three years experience is necessary to gain full skill in equipment requirements, departmental procedures and processes, and general supervisory skills. Analytical ability to plan work schedules, diagnose facility and equipment malfunctions, and determine necessary repairs. Interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to subordinates, maintain a variety of internal and external contacts, and work cooperatively with superior and subordinate staff. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 60% of the work day. Ability to perform strenuous, heavy work involving lifting and carrying heavy objects; also continued walking, stooping, and standing. Some exposure for up to 50% of work time to dirt and dust when performing repairs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and a one year technical/vocational school degree preferred. Two years maintenance or construction experience preferably in mechanical/electrical trades; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses and Certifications: Valid state driver's license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record. Valid CDL license. Certification as Electrician is preferred. 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.

Maintenance Worker I
Closes: 7/31/2016 : JOB SUMMARY: Performs various maintenance duties to keep the City and City properties clean, safe, and attractive. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: (All incumbents may not perform all duties.) Essential Functions: Assists in the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. Picks up trash, limbs, and other debris; digs holes and shovels dirt; patches holes. Paints, marks and stripes playing fields for sporting events. Repairs water and sewer lines; lays water and sewer lines; installs clean outs; makes water and sewer taps; repairs and installs fire hydrants. Adjusts manholes and valves; repairs valve boxes. Cleans, strips, and buffs floors in city buildings. Repairs and remounts tires. Cleans athletic fields and facilities after athletic and recreational events. Maintains grounds; mows grass; trims shrubs and hedges; operates weedeater; places pine straw around flower beds and shrubs; rakes leaves. Performs general cleaning of city buildings and grounds. Delivers supplies to work sites. Delivers recycling bins to citizen’s homes. Performs minor plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work. Maintains athletic fields to meet the needs of different types of tournaments. Performs concrete finishing work on sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Install portable fencing, bleachers, and trash receptacles for recreation events. Grinds tree roots in sewers with rodden machine. Installs and repairs playground equipment. 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: (All incumbents may not perform all duties) Assists Mechanics, Vehicle Operators, and Equipment Operators when needed. Picks up garbage along an assigned route; loads recyclables at recycling center. Installs street lights and replace bulbs. Maintains equipment and tools; wears safety gear when appropriate; notifies supervisor of equipment problems. Operates a variety of light equipment in the performance of duties. Performs other related duties as required. MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Blowers Farm tractors Dingo Light construction equipment Hand Tools Power Tools Bucket truck Buffers Chain saw Outfront mower Pick up Truck KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions and perform manual labor in order to perform duties. Interpersonal skills necessary to be courteous of fellow employees, citizens, and businesses while performing repair and maintenance duties. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 50% of the work day. Ability to perform strenuous, heavy work involving lifting and carrying heavy objects; also continued walking, stooping, and standing. Frequent exposure of up to 80% of work time to dirt, dust, extremes of temperature, and noxious fumes and odors. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: Ability to read and write, to understand and follow verbal instructions, and to perform manual labor; including one year experience related to assigned duties of position or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses and Certifications: SCDL preferred 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.

Community Resource Officer (PT)
Closes: 7/31/2016 : The City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is accepting applications for a Community Resource Officer (CRO). Major duties are to perform general security patrols at the city's recreational facilities. This is a part-time, non-sworn position. Work schedule includes evenings, weekends, and other special times as assigned. Salary is $12.28 per hour with no benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

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Planning

Planning Director
Closes: Until filled : The Beautiful and Historically rich City of Aiken is offering an opportunity of a lifetime! We are actively seeking a visionary Planning Director to become a vibrant part of our unique community. Aiken is a very sophisticated small city with some exciting plans underway and several opportunities, as we are on the cusp of new growth and development. The new Planning Director will play a major role in shaping the future of this amazing city. The City’s Leadership Team along with City Council are committed to the City’s vision and strategic plan; therefore seeking a creative planner to help shepherd this vision. The City of Aiken is seeking a planner director with outstanding leadership qualities, creative collaboration techniques and a proven track record of success to join our team! 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

Maintenance Mechanic
Closes: 8/3/2016 : The City of Aiken Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for Maintenance Mechanic. Major duties include: maintaining fire apparatus and police cars; repair and maintain traffic lights; perform buildings and grounds maintenance, etc. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and two (2) years of related experience in construction and maintenance areas, including: electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and building and ground maintenance. Qualifications: Valid driver's license is required. Certification as electrician and/or certification as traffic technician preferred. Salary is DOQ with benefits. The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Public Services

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