City of Memphis Openings

For a complete listing of job openings please visit web site at www.memphistn.gov.

 

THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRES THAT CITY EMPLOYEES MUST ESTABLISH RESIDENCE WITHIN SHELBY COUNTY WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS FROM DATE OF EMPLOYMENT.   PROOF OF RESIDENCE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.

NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.

 

POSITION:     WATER TREATMENT PLANT MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I– (12 Openings) ANNUAL SALARY: $36,721.62 – $52,459.42 BI-WEEKLY: $1,412.37 – $2,017.67    Public Works/Treatment Plants     J.O. #14-070 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of the Maintenance Foreman at the waste water treatment facilities in the Public Works Division.  Maintains and repairs equipment and facilities.    Installs, maintains, and repairs mechanical and electro mechanical machinery and equipment used in large volume waste water treatment plants to ensure continuous operation.  Dismantles, or partially dismantles electric motors, turbines, engines, transmissions, hydraulic valves, meters, gages, and other equipment, to gain access to or remove faulty parts, using hand and power tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and hoists. Inspects machines and equipment periodically, lubricating moving parts, or replacing worn parts to prevent breakdown or malfunctioning.  Repairs or replaces defective parts by conducting diagnosis testing.  Interprets diagrams, plans, and operation manuals to determine location, size and type of parts.  Operates automotive equipment such as dump trucks and tractors to and from various works sites throughout the City.  Operates onsite mechanical equipment such as All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and mowers.  Adheres to safety requirements such as fall protection, confined space entry, hydrogen sulfide monitoring, eye protection, and respiratory protection.  Notifies management directly, verbally or in writing of critical problems and emergency situations.  Exercises significant independence in maintenance activities and decision making.  Operates forklifts as required.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to read blueprints and manufacturer’s manuals.  Requires visual and physical inspections of mechanical systems, and have ability to detect unusual characteristics.   Requires traversing uneven ground and the ability to climb ladders and stairs.  Requires lifting (approx. 50 lbs.), pulling, reaching, stooping, stretching, balancing and crouching.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Twenty-four hour, seven-day-week operation, involves shift work assignments.  Work is preformed across a variety of settings both inside and outside of facilities.  May be exposed to dust, fumes, odors, noise, heat and all types of extreme weather conditions. Requires the ability to work any assigned shift.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent and two years’ experience or a certification in mechanical maintenance or repair; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Must possess and maintain a valid Class “B” Tennessee (or equivalent out-of-state) Commercial Driver License within six (6) months of accepting the position and  must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment.  Must successfully complete job related skills testing as designated by Human Resources such as problem solving skills, mathematics/computation ability, reading comprehension, and mechanical knowledge/aptitude.

 

POSITION:     TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER– (1 Opening) SALARY: $11.87/HR – ENTRY; $13.55/HR – 60 DAYS; $19.55/HR – 5 MONTHS    Public Works/Solid Waste Maintenance/Compost     J.O. #14-072 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the supervision of an assigned supervisor in the Solid Waste Management department of the Public Works Division. Operates a large over-the-road diesel-powered tractor pulling trailers to and from transfer and disposal sites as well as lowboy trailer transporting heavy equipment to and from the field. Drives the truck to destination applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and skill in maneuvering vehicle. Observes bridges and underpasses to ensure clearance of loads. Connects and disconnects tractor and various trailers. Ensures load/equipment is properly secured. Operates hydraulic systems to lower and raise various trailer doors for loading and unloading solid waste materials and heavy equipment machinery. Operates dump mechanism to deposit load at disposal site. Performs routine maintenance such as lubricating, fueling and cleaning equipment. Operates a diesel tractor and dump trailer, as well as tandem axle dump truck when needed. Assists with emergency response operations including transporting heavy equipment to fire calls, as well as natural disasters.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able at understand written and verbal instructions. Must be able to climb in and out of vehicles, trailer ladders as well as climb on to a lowboy trailer. Must be able to properly secure loads using chains and ratchet binders. Requires ability to operate assigned equipment including hand cranks, air hose connections, and lowboy controls.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed outdoors exposed to dust, changing weather conditions and temperatures. May be exposed to noise and traffic. Periodically responds to after hour calls to transport heavy equipment for Emergency Response Operations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have prior experience operating over-the-road type diesel tractor while transporting materials or heavy equipment on a lowboy trailer; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid Class “A” Tennessee (or equivalent out-of state) Commercial Driver License and comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment. A complete understanding of the unique requirements of transporting very heavy and wide loads, including large and wide load of materials as well large pieces of heavy equipment on a lowboy trailer preferred. Must successfully complete job related skills testing designated by Human Resources.

 

POSITION:     STREET MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATOR– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $67,745.87 – $94,502.44 BI-WEEKLY: $2,605.61 – $3, 634.71     Public Works/Street Maintenance     J.O. #14-065 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Works. Provides administrative and technical direction for the proper guidance of the Street Maintenance operations. Provides work direction for Street Maintenance Managers and their support staff. Administers Public Works’ in-house street resurfacing program and contractor street resurfacing program. Monitors asphalt production efficiency, resurfacing efficiency, and product quality control for both in-house and contractor programs. Prepares and administers General Fund Operating Budgets and large Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budget.  Maintains the Resurfacing Management Program which includes the five (5) years resurfacing schedule and awards yearly material contracts. Prepares and presents documents to CIP Approval Committee for capital equipment purchases and operating expenditures. Administers the public Rights of Ways (ROW) maintenance operations including cutting, vegetation management, litter collection, and graffiti mitigation of public ROW.  Oversees and approves maintenance and funds recovery of cost from other divisions/funds for work performed such as sewer cut repair, state ROW maintenance, and stormwater maintenance, etc. Conducts on-site inspections by driving to various facilities and locations throughout the City.  Directs emergency response operations for inclement weather including snow, ice, down trees, and debris removal from street ROW.  Evaluates reports and publications to assure compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations that may impact current and future operations. Develops and reviews staffing requirements to maintain efficient and effective operation. Evaluates work performances, disciplines staff members, and resolves employee conflicts. Attends public, community, and civic meetings on behalf of the Division of Public Works.  Keeps abreast of emerging trends and changes in federal, state, and local regulations.  Interacts and communicates with general public, vendors, management, and other staff members on a variety of issues and concerns. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone.  Requires ability to operate an automobile to make on-site visits.  Must be able to traverse on various surfaces when conducting site inspections to various facilities. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office. Must travel throughout the city to attend meetings and conduct site visits.   Possible exposure to dust, fumes, odors, noise, heat, sounds and various weather conditions while conducting site visits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field and nine (9) years experience in Civil Engineering relating to the field of street paving and maintenance with four (4) of the nine (9) 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 preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a condition of continued employment.

 

POSITION:     TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER– (2 Openings) SALARY: $11.87/HR – ENTRY; $13.55/HR – 60 DAYS; $19.55/HR – 5 MONTHS      Public Works/Environmental Maintenance     J.O. #14-067 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the supervision of an assigned supervisor in the Environmental Maintenance department of the Public Works Division. Operates a large over-the-road diesel-powered tractor and lowboy trailer, transporting heavy equipment to and from the field. Drives the truck to destination applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and skill in maneuvering vehicle. Observes bridges and underpasses to ensure clearance of loads. Connects and disconnects tractor and lowboy trailer. Ensures load/equipment is properly secured. Operates hydraulic systems to lower and raise lowboy trailer for loading and unloading of heavy equipment. Performs routine maintenance such as lubricating, fueling and cleaning equipment. Operates a diesel tractor and dump trailer, as well as tandem axle dump truck when needed. Assists with emergency response operations including transporting heavy equipment and generators to different locations. Assists with the repair of sanitary sewer pipe.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able at understand written and verbal instructions. Must be able to climb in and out of vehicles as well as climb on to a lowboy trailer. Must be able to properly secure loads using chains and ratchet binders. Requires ability to operate assigned equipment including hand cranks, air hose connections, and lowboy controls.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed outdoors exposed to dust, changing weather conditions and temperatures. May be exposed to noise and traffic. Periodically responds to after hour calls to transport heavy equipment for Emergency Response Operations. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have prior experience operating a diesel tractor while transporting heavy equipment on a lowboy trailer; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid Class “A” Tennessee (or equivalent out-of state) Commercial Driver License and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment. A complete understanding of the unique requirements of transporting very heavy and wide loads, including large pieces of heavy equipment on a lowboy trailer preferred. Must successfully complete job related skills testing designated by Human Resources.

 

POSITION:     CREWCHIEF– (9 Openings) SALARY: $11.87/HR – ENTRY; $13.45/HR – 60 DAYS; $16.60/HR – 5 MONTHS      Public Works/Solid Waste Maintenance     J.O. #14-069 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the supervision of a zone supervisor in the Solid Waste Management within the Public Works Division.  Directs small work crew in the collection of garbage, trash, recyclables, and/or may participate in work being performed such as picking up garbage carts, debris, appliances and dumping into truck.  Drives packer-type truck equipped with hydraulic lifting device to collect garbage and trash on designated route.  Transports load to disposal area and operates hydraulic lever to dump load.  Inspects and checks on daily basis truck equipment such as tires, brakes, and various fluids.  Performs preventive maintenance such as greasing necessary parts and fueling truck and assigned equipment.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires traversing on uneven ground lifting and carrying garbage, debris, tree limbs, appliances, and garbage carts and dump into truck. Requires bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (including above head), standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and lifting.  Requires the ability to climb in and out of cab of trucks.  Requires the ability to operate assigned equipment.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Majority of work is performed outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions, fumes, and odors.  May be exposed to noise and traffic.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to understand written and verbal instructions and have worked as a crewperson or truck driver; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid Class “B” Tennessee (or equivalent out-of-state) Commercial Driver’s License and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment. Must successfully complete job related skills testing designated by Human Resources.

 

POSITION:     CREWCHIEF– (1 Opening) SALARY: $11.87/HR – ENTRY; $13.45/HR – 60 DAYS; $16.60/HR – 5 MONTHS      General Services/Park Operations     J.O. #14-068 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:        Works under the general supervision of a Foreman Zone Maintenance.  Assigns, supervises, and participates in the work of employees engaged in grounds maintenance of City Parks. Checks work areas after completion to observe quality of work. Performs preventive maintenance, including checking of oil, gasoline, tires, coolant, battery, and general condition of equipment/ tools assigned, such as tractors, mowers, weed eaters, saws, edging tools, etc. Participates in and supervises various grounds maintenance functions, including mowing, trimming, weeding, mulching, pruning, and spraying chemicals. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Writes and verbalizes reports to Foreman, as required.
  2. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to operate various assigned equipment, operating trucks, agriculture tractors, riding mowers, and hand tools. Must be able to engage and disengage attachments to equipment. Requires bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, traversing uneven ground, pushing, pulling, and lifting objects weighing approximately 50 lbs., such as weed eaters, saws, edging tools, etc.TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed outdoors exposed to odors, chemicals, and inclement weather. Weekend work will be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to understand written and verbal instructions; experience operating trucks, agriculture tractors, and riding mowers; and have worked as a crewperson or truck driver; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid class “B” Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License; and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug Testing rules.

 

POSITION:     MECHANICAL OPERATOR– (4 Openings) ANNUAL SALARY: $27,695.20 – $39,563.42 BI-WEEKLY: $1,065.20 – $1,521.67    Public Works/Treatment Plant     J.O. #14-071 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the supervision of the Operation and Maintenance Supervisor at a wastewater treatment plant in the Public Works Division. Operates all types of equipment used at a large wastewater treatment facility, such as pumps, blowers, conveyors, clarifiers, and belt filter presses, etc. Operates waste treatment process equipment for the purpose of diagnosis and repair. Operates heavy automotive equipment on and off City property. Performs routine visual inspection of equipment and records meter readings to ensure proper operation and detect equipment malfunctions. Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs of equipment as directed by supervisor. Makes adjustments to large manually operated valves as directed. Performs all types of upkeep of grounds, buildings, equipment, and tanks, which may involve operating motorized equipment such as tractors, mowers, edgers, weedeaters, and/or the use of hand tools such as shovels, hoes, rakes, and swing blades. Performs all types of cleaning, which may involve handling heavy industrial size water hoses and/or high pressure cleaning equipment. Adheres to safety requirements such as fall protection, confined space entry, hydrogen sulfide monitoring, eye protection, and respiratory protection. Notifies management directly of critical problems and emergency situations.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able receive and follow instructions communicated both verbally and in writing. Must be able to read meters and guages. Requires traversing uneven ground and the ability to climb ladders and stairs. Requires lifting (approx. 50 lbs.), pulling, reaching, stooping, stretching, balancing, and crouching.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Twenty-four hour, seven-day-week operation, involves shift work assignments. Work is preformed across a variety of settings both inside and outside of facilities. May be exposed to dust, fumes, odors, noise, heat and all types of extreme weather conditions. Requires the ability to work any assigned shift.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent; demonstrated mathematical and problem solving abilities.   Must possess and maintain a valid Class “B” Tennessee (or equivalent out-of-state) Commercial Driver License within six (6) months of accepting the position and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment. Must successfully complete job related skills testing as designated by Human Resources such as problem solving skills, mathematics/computation ability, reading comprehension, and mechanical knowledge/aptitude. Experience operating heavy equipment (i.e. dump trucks, tractors, haulers, etc.) preferred.

 

POSITION:     SCHEDULER PLANNER– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $34,340.80 – 51,521.60 BI-WEEKLY: $1,320.80 – $1,981.60     Public Works/Environmental Maintenance     J.O. #14-066 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general supervision of an assigned Supervisor in   Environmental Maintenance. Schedules and maintains assignments and re-assignments of the employees pertained to various tasks within the service center. Establishes schedules based on priorities of sites to minimize travel time using maps or other documents. Plans and schedules meetings pertaining to contractors, developers, industries, agencies, City Service Centers, and public property owners. Interacts with the 311 Support Center regarding complaints received, and the City Attorney’s office regarding claims filed. Prepares special reports regarding sewer repairs and maintenance for administrative personnel in City and County departments, the State, and the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.). Maintains, sorts, organizes, and archives program files pertaining to maps on sewer line locations for preventative maintenance purposes. Enters and retrieves data, creates spreadsheets and databases, and develops reports for documentation, scheduling, and regulatory reporting purposes. Provides information and logistical support to staff. Monitors the progress of existing environmental projects based on established schedules and updates the Manager. Travels occasionally to job sites.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

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

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing..   Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone May involve constant contact with crews and staff. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and external officials.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of the work is performed in an office environment. May be exposed to various weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent and six (6) years experience in planning and scheduling projects. Two (2) of the four (4) years experience working with Microsoft applications and/or record keeping; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Experience working with the public, regulatory, or environmental agencies is preferred.

 

 

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