City of Memphis Job Postings

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 September 26 – October 05, 2012





Annual Salary: $80,929.19 – $100,051.32; Bi-weekly: $3,112.47 – $3,848.13; Public Works – Environmental Administration    J.O. #12-120


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general direction of the Engineering Administrator. Directs administrative and technical aspects and provides guidance of a comprehensive city-wide Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) abatement program as required by the Consent Decree (CD) between EPA/TDEC and the City.  Responsible for day to day oversight of the Program Manger (consultant) relating to the assessment and repair of the City sanitary sewer system including pollution abatement, environmental safety, design, and construction as required by the CD.  Monitors and ensures operational compliance of third party contractors utilizing a high degree of knowledge of environmental engineering principles, as well as, knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws regulating pollution control, wastewater treatment, and sanitary sewer systems.  Provides guidance to Program Manager to ensure compliance with CD.  Reviews and validates CD expenditures to ensure accuracy and documentation of activities subject to invoices. Represents the City in a technical capacity in meetings with EPA and State regulatory agencies as related to thee CD.  Approves schedules and sewer construction prioritization to meet deadlines as required by the CD.  

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Duties entail extensive desk work.  Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to use general office equipment such as a personal computer, telephone, and calculator. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in an office environment, except during on-site visits to various work environments. Requires contact with employees at all levels of City government including division directors/managers. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and eight (8) years professional experience in environmental engineering with six (6) years of the eight (8) years in a managerial capacity or any combination of training and experience which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  License to practice engineering in the State of Tennessee, or demonstrated ability to obtain within six (6) months required.  Master’s of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering preferred.  Specific experience with SSO abatement programs preferred.  (PROOF OF EDUCATION REQUIRED)


POSITION:  LAB ANALYST – PART-TIME TEMP  (4 Openings)     Salary: $12.6820/Hr


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the supervision of an assigned supervisor at a wastewater treatment plant.  Provides technical assistance to Plant staff in performing analyses related to sewage treatment and industrial wastes.  Performs standardized testing and calibrates instruments. Conducts analysis on various liquid, solid, and gaseous samples which includes sample receiving, logging of sample description, sample preparation, application of written physical and chemical procedures, mathematical calculations, and reporting of results. Inputs data into laboratory information management system and generates reports using various computer software applications. Collects well, soil, landfill, stream, hauled waste, and bulk chemical samples, using dipper, bottle, or hand pump. Uses analytical instruments and microscope. Cleans laboratory equipment such as glassware and sample containers.  Travels to various location throughout the city to perform job duties including collecting testing samples.     


1.  Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires manual dexterity to use laboratory and sampling equipment.  Requires the ability to identify colors.  Requires ability to lift approx. 40 lbs. and to assist in lifting compressed gas cylinders (approx. 150 lbs.). Requires the ability to operate an automobile. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Majority of work is performed in a typical laboratory environment using conventional equipment as well as electronic instruments.  May be exposed to chemicals and cleaning solvents.  Some outdoor work is required in collecting samples.  May be exposed to various weather conditions, fumes, odors, and noise.  Requires frequent travel between wastewater treatment plants, and transports samples to contract laboratories throughout the City.  Requires the use and wear of protective gear when necessary.                     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform essential job functions.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  College coursework experience in chemistry and algebra preferred.  Experience in laboratory testing preferred.  Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Access preferred.


POSITION: ENGINEER DESIGNER/AA(1 Opening) Annual Salary: $50,172.93 – $81,016.00; Bi-weekly:

$1,929.73 – $3,116.00;   Engineering/Traffic Engineering    J.O. #12-121


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of a traffic engineer or lead engineer in the Traffic Engineering Department.  Performs general traffic investigations and general analysis of pertinent data such as surveys, traffic flow, signal timing, land use, construction phasing, parking occupancy, accident history, and pedestrian routes.  Manages the City’s traffic calming program by ensuring all requests are maintained properly.  Performs general design responsibilities in the development of plans for traffic signals, striping, traffic control, plats, specifications, contract documents and cost estimates for the construction, maintenance and alteration of city facilities.  Works with the technical staff in the completion of plans and specifications, collection of field data, and field inspections.  Researches new developments in engineering techniques and makes recommendations accordingly.  Communicates with professional and non-professional individuals regarding traffic operations projects, city policies and regulations, etc.  Conducts site visits to ensure engineering projects meet federal, state, and local requirements.  Prepares and maintains various engineering calculations and documentation by using computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment.      


           1. Assists in the planning and design of engineering projects in an assigned traffic engineering area and

             follows general directions in the evaluation and substantial adaptation of standard engineering techniques,

             procedures and criteria as needed.

           2. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with management, staff and the public.  Requires the ability to conduct site visits involving traversing uneven land on foot.  Requires the ability to understand engineering plans and drawings.  Requires the ability to operate computer, various office equipment and software.  Requires the ability to operate an automobile.  

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment with some outdoor work required to visit work sites.  Must travel independently throughout the city to attend meeting and conduct site investigations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and two (2) years’ professional traffic engineering experience; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform he essential job functions.  Must possess a certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT).  Must possess a valid driver’s license.



POSITION: PROCUREMENT ANALYST (1 Opening) Annual Salary: $40,174.06 – $64,022.40; Bi-weekly

 $1,545.16 – $2,462.40;   Information Services/Administration;    J.O. #12-122


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Contract/Budget Manager. Prepares requests for quotes (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFPs) for information technology products and services. Prepares qualification requests for professional information technology resources. Prepares and submits bids and contract documents to Purchasing. Processes purchase requisitions through the Oracle Financial system. Authorizes contracted providers to procure information technology services. Coordinates purchases and activities associated with formal RFQs and RFPs. Documents, prioritizes, and manages multiple requests and projects simultaneously. Provides status updates on technology and equipment purchases. Tracks and monitors budgets and costs associated with assigned projects and operational requests. Ensures funds are available for invoice payments. Prepares check requests. Maintains current knowledge of the City’s purchasing policies, procedures, and requirements, as well as contract vendor procedures. Engages vendors to obtain or provide information. Creates and updates documents, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and presentations using various computer software applications. 


1.  Assists Compliance Specialist as needed.

2.  Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  May be required to move and lift computer equipment (weighing up to 40 lbs.). Communicates effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers and staff members at all levels. Ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone required. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in an office environment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field and four (4) years’ experience in telecommunications, business analysis, or management information systems; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Technology and computer equipment acquisition experience preferred. Knowledge of Oracle Financials and ability to operate various computer software applications to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, charts, and graphs preferred.


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