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The City of Jackson only accepts applications and resumes for posted job openings. If you are interested in working for the City of Jackson and would like to submit general information about yourself for future job openings, you may complete a skills card. Skills cards are kept on file for one year and may be updated as needed.

The City of Jackson also has temporary, part-time and summer positions. You may complete an application for these positions by clearly marking the application as temporary.

To apply, please complete and sign the City of Jackson job application packet. Please send the signed documents to the Personnel Department via fax or U.S. mail. Applicants may e-mail their information, but are required to follow-up with a signed paper copy.

Current Job Openings

 

Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Assistant

Jackson Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Vacancy Announcement

 

TITLE:       DDA Assistant

 

General Summary: Under the direction of the Downtown Development Authority Executive Director, assists in events coordination and promotion, bookkeeping and accounting, web content, and administrative/clerical functions.

 

Typical Duties: An employee in this position may be called upon to do any of the following essential functions:

 

  • Implement DDA events.  Example Cruise Night, Concerts at the Amphitheater, Picnic in the Park, DDA Days, and Spring Planting.  Under the supervision of the Executive Director.  The position has lead responsibility for these events including fundraising, coordination, development, promotion and implementation.
  • Work as DDA liaison between local event coordinators like the Chamber of Commerce and other non-profit organizations to provide appropriate assistance.  Example: Christmas Parade, etc.
  • Design, contribute, and distribute quarterly newsletter with assistance of the Executive Director in content and layout as needed.
  • Input financial transactions and record keeping on computer-based accounting software.
  • Write press releases for downtown events and noteworthy matters.
  • Prepare meeting/agenda packets and ensure timely delivery to DDA Board Members.
  • Act as a representative of the DDA on assigned committees and for appropriate functions.
  • Produce promotional materials for image building within the downtown as necessary.
  • Handle routine communications as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate data system for record keeping, developing and monitoring budgets, accounting, purchasing, and preparing reports to the DDA Board of Directors, City, and State entities.
  • Assesses the management capacity and capabilities of downtown organizations and civic groups to undertake joint activities with an eye toward encouraging a cooperative climate and working relationship among downtown businesses, organizations, City committees and local public officials, assists in the recruitment of volunteers for various committees and events.
  • Works effectively with volunteers and others involved in downtown-related projects, understands the importance of volunteer involvement, and plays an active role coordinating and utilizing this important resource. Supports various committees by preparing agendas, taking notes and producing minutes for the group if requested to do so.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the individual in this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory but not restrictive.  Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the employee so classified.  The listing of particular example duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind of character or of lesser skills.

 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in public administration, communications, marketing, or related field, or equivalent experience.  The successful candidate must have exceptional writing skills and considerable skill in editing correspondence and reports.  Advanced computer skills (PageMaker, MS Publisher, and QuickBooks) are required.  They must be able to relate the needs of the downtown business community, deal effectively with a broad range of people and be able to coordinate complicated events, promotions and programs and be comfortable with public speaking.  Applicants must be proficient in working with a wide variety of responsibilities and able to be accurate with detailed information despite disruptions.  Experience working cooperatively in a team environment. Displays tact and courtesy and possess excellent planning and organizational skills.

 

Other Desirable Qualifications:  Knowledge and/or training regarding the National Main Street Model and other economic revitalization tools.

 

Physical Aspects of Job:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee successfully to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers, talk and hear.  The employee must be able to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, and other office equipment.  The employee will occasionally have to climb steps.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (small print), peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee must possess a valid State of Michigan Drivers License. 

 

In addition to the above requirements, the DDA requires all employees to be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for the position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  DDA employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly law abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon the employment with the DDA; and must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

 

Successful candidate must have and maintain residence within 20 miles of the City of Jackson within one (1) year of hire date. 

 

Selection Process:  Each candidate must submit a completed application, cover letter, and resume.

 

This is a full time position with benefits, 40 hours per week and the DDA expects to pay the successful candidate $14.00 to $16.00/hour. DOE.

 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a completed City of Jackson application, which can be found at www.cityofjackson.org/personnel , cover letter, and resume to the City of Jackson Personnel & Labor Relations Department, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Room 702, Jackson, MI  49201 or e-mail to: apply@cityofjackson.org, no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014.

 

The DDA is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicap, or marital status as access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.  

 

Rev. 09/14

   

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

CITY OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS

 

Vacancy Announcement For:  WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT

 

General SummaryUnder the general direction of the Director of Public Works, the employee performs technical, administrative and supervisory work associated with the operation of a Class A wastewater treatment plant, including operation, maintenance, lift stations, biosolids and industrial pretreatment programs, while also assisting the Director with administration of various wastewater contracts with area townships. 

Essential Functions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1.   Assists the Director in general oversight of plant and related facilities, including treatment facility and collection system lift station operation, maintenance, laboratory, industrial pretreatment program, and biosolids program.

2.               Reviews and maintains records related to wastewater plant services provided to area townships; prepares documentation for monthly township bills; prepares for annual audit of services provided to townships and revenue received.  Communicates with contracted townships as appropriate.

3.               Maintains appropriate communication with regulatory agencies as required.

4.               Supervises assigned staff and assists with personnel matters; makes recommendations for employee disciplinary action and reviews and approves employees’ requests for vacation, and other types of leaves.

5.               Assists with departmental payroll functions.

6.               Assists the Director with the development of the annual budget. 

7.               Consults with engineers and industry professionals, as necessary and appropriate.

8.               Participates in developing specifications for goods and services.

9.               Prepares and/or reviews and approves reports and plans.  Maintains records. 

10.            Uses computer programs to monitor plant processes, budget data, safety data, personnel activities, etc.

11.            Makes on- and off-site presentations pertaining to facility operation.

12.            Works with representatives of other City departments, other government agencies, and citizens.

13.            Performs other duties as required.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory, but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.  The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements:

 

1.               Bachelor’s degree in environmental field, Engineering, Public Administration or related sciences required.

2.               Michigan Class A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate required (or equivalent from another state and ability to immediately take and pass the Michigan certification exam). 

3.               Must have knowledge of methods, practices and procedures used in wastewater treatment plant operations, including mathematics, hydraulics, physics, chemistry and bacteriology requirements related to treatment processes.

4.               Must have knowledge of public health and safety laws and regulations related to wastewater treatment. 

5.               Must possess initiative, resourcefulness, analytical skills, good judgment, and personal integrity.

6.               Must demonstrate successful supervisory experience and administrative ability. 

7.               Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, including the ability to produce clear and concise specifications and reports. 

8.               Must have general knowledge of fiscal and accounting practices.

9.               Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, other City employees and the general public. 

10.            Must possess and maintain a current Michigan driver’s license and good driving record.

11.            Must be able to demonstrate appropriate computer skills related to data retrieval, storage reporting and operational procedures.

12.            The employee may be required to acquire and maintain a storm water operator’s license.

In addition to the above requirements, all city positions require:  the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for the position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and by telephone, read regular and small print, sit, use limited mobility in an office setting, use manual dexterity to type and enter data, and use sight to read and prepare documents and reports.  The job requires occasional standing, walking, use of steps and ladders, and the ability to stoop, squat or kneel, travel to other work sites using a motor vehicle.  The typical work environment is a business office setting where the noise level is moderate, although the employee occasionally works outdoors and may be exposed to loud equipment noises.  The employee may work near moving mechanical equipment, hazardous chemicals and irritants.  Appropriate personal safety equipment may be required.

Salary Schedule:  Grade 14

Step 1      Step 1 ½    Step 2     Step 3      Step 4     Step 5                                                                                                                                                 55,793/yr 56,853/yr 57,913/yr 60,118/yr 62,404/yr 64,778/yr

Step 6          Step 7         Step 8         Step 9          Step 10

67,235/yr   69,799/yr.   72,453/yr.   75,208/yr.    78,068/yr.

Successful candidate must have and maintain residence within 20 miles of City within one (1) year of hire date.  Inquiries, resumes and applications may be directed to City of Jackson, Personnel & Labor Relations Department, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Room 702, Jackson, MI  49201; Fax (517) 788-4404 or e-mail: apply@cityofjackson.org.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED CITY OF JACKSON APPLICATION, which can be found on our website at www.cityofjackson.org/personnel.

(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)

06/14

 

 

PLUMBING & MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

                                                                                                                                                             CITY OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR:  Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector

General Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief Building Official, inspects all residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems within the City of Jackson.  Works closely with contractors and building owners to ensure compliance of newly constructed, remodeled and existing structures with applicable codes and ordinances.  Examines construction plans, blue prints and control diagrams to determine compliance with applicable codes and ordinances and issues appropriate permits.  Seeks correction and compliance of code and ordinance violations as necessary.  Maintains records and prepares a variety of reports and assists with questions regarding heating, ventilating, refrigeration and plumbing systems.

Typical Duties:

  1. Reviews construction plans, blue prints and control diagrams, noting materials and methods to be used. Issues permits and approves construction when installations comply with heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing codes.
  2. Conducts on-site inspections of heating and refrigeration systems, materials, methods, fuel line connections, etc., making sure they comply with codes and ordinances, and issues correction notices and stop work orders when appropriate.
  3. Conducts on-site inspections of plumbing systems, materials, methods, (monitors testing of connections) installation of pipes and fixtures, checks the supply of fresh water to buildings, and proper installation of oil, grease and sand interceptors.
  4. Reviews applications for permits and approves when in compliance with codes and ordinances.
  5. Assists contractors and community residents.  Provides technical advice and information regarding the installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems.
  6. Monitors various tests for pressure, leaks and proper installation.
  7. Inspects a variety of related systems, such as water heaters, sprinklers, waste pipes, vents, sumps, ejectors, etc., for compliance with codes and ordinances.
  8. Inspects existing structures when requested to determine compliance with plumbing codes and ordinances.
  9. Investigates complaints regarding heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing systems.
  10. Prepares and issues summonses, as necessary.  Appears in court to present testimony regarding code and ordinance violations, as necessary.
  11. Prepares daily activity reports, special reports and maintains inspection records.
  12. Assists in the enforcement of City ordinances, including inoperable vehicles, garbage, vegetation, and zoning violations.
  13. Assists the building code official in condemnations of dangerous properties.
  14. Conducts rental property inspections as assigned.
  15. Must participate in continuing education and maintain all required licenses and/or certifications.
  16. Drives a vehicle in the performance of duties.
  17. Uses computer software to perform duties, including scheduling, recording property information, sending e-mail, accessing Internet resources and preparing memoranda and notes.
  18. Performs work of lower classified employees as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements:

  1. Must possess a Michigan driver’s license and good driving record at time of appointment and maintain during employment in this classification.
  2. Must be a high school graduate (or GED).
  3. Must have thorough knowledge of Michigan plumbing and mechanical codes.
  4. Must be able to read and understand blue prints and architectural plans.
  5. Must be a licensed Master plumber, or a journeyman plumber with two (2) years experience in plumbing and drain construction or inspection, or supervision of construction and/or inspection. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  6. Must have four (4) years experience in the inspection, installation or repair of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment (two years of experience must be at the journeyman level or higher).  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  7. Must be registered with State of Michigan as a Plumbing Inspector and Plan Reviewer, or have all the prerequisites for registration at time of application, apply for registration within 30 days of hire and obtain registration within 60 days of hire.
  8. Must be registered with State of Michigan as a Mechanical Inspector and Plan Reviewer, or have all the prerequisites for registration at time of application, apply for registration within 30 days of hire and obtain registration within 60 days of hire. 
  9. Must have basic ability to use standard computer software applications, including Word, scheduling, e-mail and Internet.  Must be familiar with a spreadsheet program.  Must be capable of learning and using job-specific software programs.

Physical Aspects of Job:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to communicate by telephone, read regular and small print, use limited mobility in an office setting, use sight to read and prepare documents and reports.  The employee must be able to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, bend at the waist, crouch and climb ladders.  The employee will need hand strength to grasp tools.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include corrected to normal close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors.  The job requires frequent travel by car to other work sites.  The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet, to moderate, to loud.

In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for their position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

City employees must establish residency within twenty (20) miles of city limits, within twelve (12) months of hire, and maintain for the duration of employment.

Salary Schedule:  Grade 12

Step 1           Step 1 ½    Step 2        Step 3         Step 4        Step 5

$49,371/yr  $50,307/yr   $51,242/yr $53,189/yr   $55,209/yr  $57,301/yr

Step 6            Step 7          Step 8           Step 9             Step 10

$59,479/yr    $61,736/yr   $64,081/yr    $66,514/yr     $69,040/yr

Inquiries, resumes and applications may be directed to City of Jackson, Personnel & Labor Relations Department, 120 W. Michigan Ave., Room 702, Jackson, MI  49201; fax (517) 788-4404; or e-mail: apply@cityofjackson.orgApplications and resumes will be received until position is filled.  Applications are available in the Personnel Department or online at www.cityofjackson.org/personnel. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT COMPLETED CITY OF JACKSON APPLICATION.

(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)         

 

05/14

FIREFIGHTER

CITY OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND LABOR RELATIONS

                                                           

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR: FIREFIGHTER

General Summary

Firefighters perform duties associated with the protection of life and property, including combating, extinguishing and preventing fires and providing emergency medical services.  The work entails responsibility for fire fighting duties under emergency conditions that may involve personal hazard, as well as life saving duties under emergency conditions.  Firefighters assist with code enforcement inspections, participate in training, assist with cleaning and maintenance of station, apparatus and equipment.  Firefighters are responsible for the cleanliness and operability of assigned personal protective equipment and clothing.  Work is performed in accordance with well-established routine and close supervision is received from departmental superiors. May act as Fire Motor Driver, and/or incident commander.  Work schedule currently is based on 24 hour shifts, to include weekends, nights and holidays.  Must wear uniform and maintain grooming standards as established by department policy.

Typical Duties

  1. Checks all assigned equipment on a daily basis.
  2. Assists in maintaining the cleanliness of all assigned facilities, apparatus and grounds on a daily basis as assigned by the company officer.
  3. Responds to and assists at all emergency and non-emergency requests for service. 
  4. Enters burning buildings with a hose line, operates nozzles and sprays streams of water on fire as directed. 
  5. Operates hand fire extinguishers, chemical hose, and similar equipment to extinguish fires.
  6. Raises, lowers and climbs ladders.
  7. Ventilates burning buildings to carry off smoke and gases.
  8. Removes persons from danger and gives medical assistance to injured persons.
  9. Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.  Eliminates dangerous and hazardous conditions.
  10. Uses varied hose connections in connecting hose to hydrants or pumps, joins hose sections and connects hose to nozzles.
  11. Responds to emergency medical calls and provides life support as appropriate.
  12. Assists in the testing of pumps, hose, ladders and aerial ladders, as required by the company officer.
  13. Assists with the flowing and/or inspection of hydrants as assigned.
  14. Assists with the delivery of fire prevention programs, such as company inspections, public fire safety education, school visitations, fire safety house, fire prevention week activities, open houses, etc.
  15. Performs housekeeping and grounds maintenance duties at a fire station.
  16. Drives and operates department vehicles and apparatus.
  17. Attends instruction sessions related to fire fighting, equipment operation, medical response, street and hydrant locations, fire codes and other job related topics.  Assists in the instruction of coworkers in the use of equipment and following operational procedures.
  18. Conducts inspections in accordance with applicable fire codes.
  19. Performs all other job related duties as assigned.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.  The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. Must possess a State of Michigan Firefighter I and II certification at the time of application and hire for the position.
  3. Must possess current, Michigan Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification at the time of application and hire for the position (Paramedic preferred).
  4. Valid Michigan driver’s license and excellent driving record (no more than two points on driving record)
  5. Able to learn and remember the locations of hydrants and streets in the City of Jackson Able to learn a wide variety of fire fighting duties and methods within a reasonable period of time
  6. Aptitude for mechanical work; some experience in work affording familiarity with mechanics
  7. Able to perform fire fighting tasks in extreme conditions, while wearing all personal protective equipment
  8. Able to make presentations to groups of children and/or adults
  9. Successful candidates will also pass a post-offer physical exam and drug screen; and have a favorable employment and police background check.
  10. Preference will be given to candidates with an Associate Degree in Fire Science and/or current, valid Paramedic certification and/or work experience in the area of fire prevention and/or similar education or experience.
  11. Veterans’ preference is available in the selection process for this position.

In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require:  the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language, as necessary for their position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.  Must be able to lift and carry objects or drag personsweighing more than 150 pounds.  Must have normal hearing and corrected vision to 20/20 and must pass color blindness test in both eyes.  Must be able to accurately distinguish colors by sight.  Must be able to lift, stand, push and pull for extended periods of time, while working in hazardous conditions and while being exposed to chemicals and hazardous materials.

Successful candidate must have and maintain residence within 20 miles of City within one (1) year of hire date.  

Salary Schedule:  Grade 50

Step 1        Step 1 1/2   Step 2        Step 3        Step 4       Step 5

$36,905     $39,206       $41,507     $43,425     $45,540     $47,731

1L after 7 yrs               2L after 12 yrs             3L After 18 yrs

$49,807                       $51,067                       $52,359

Applicants must complete the following two-step application process:

1.   Complete a City of Jackson employment application along with official college/university transcripts or copy of request submitted to the college.  Resumes will not be accepted without a completed City of Jackson application form and required documentation. Application packets are available at the City of Jackson Personnel Department, County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave., 7thFloor, Jackson, 49201, or on our website at         www.cityofjackson.org/personnel

2.   Go to www.empco.net  and follow the directions to schedule and complete an examination.  There is a fee for the test, however the results are accepted by all participating agencies in Michigan. 

Deadline for application submission and successful examination completion is Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)  Qualified minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Revised 8/14