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​Available Full-Time Positions


Engineering Aide II - Traffic R.O.W
This is a technical, office and field position in the Engineering Division of Public Works.  The priority of the position will be assisting the Traffic Superintendent and Engineering department to collect data for traffic studies, review traffic control plans for Right of Way permits, issuing dumpster permits and Right of Way permits, any other duties assigned by the Traffic Superintendent.  

Engineering Aide III - Inspection
The Engineering Aide III - Inspection position is a technical position in the Engineering Division that organizes, directs, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the performance of daily work and will assist with all aspects of the mission of the Division.  The main focus of the position will be in assisting the Project Coordinator with performing construction inspection duties.

Equipment Operator - Street
Contributes to the overall mission of the Streets and Fleet Division by the operation of heavy equipment including motor graders, loaders, and backhoes and street sweeper.  
EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: High School graduate or equivalent. Two (2) years of experience operating heavy equipment.

Finance Clerk - Payroll
The Finance Clerk has responsibility for the accounting functions of the City, such as all phases of accounts payable/accounts receivable processing (vendor/customer file maintenance, check issuance and remittance, 1099 records management, invoicing and statement processing, cash receipts and account adjustments) and payroll functions.  The position may perform purchase order and encumbrance control as well as maintain property management records and employee travel/expense reimbursement records.  
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  High school diploma or GED and two (2) years professional work experience in accounts payable/receivables and/or payroll.  

Maintenance Technician - Street
The Maintenance Technician contributes to the overall mission of the Street division by working as a street maintenance crewmember.  EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: High School graduate or equivalent and two (2) years of relevant experience in construction and/or repair of streets, drainage, or highways.

Maintenance Technician - Water Distribution
The Maintenance Technician assists the Maintenance Crewleader in contributing to public health and fire protection by providing an effective and efficient distribution pipe system for domestic use and for fire fighting purposes by repairing  and maintaining the system.  EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Required Education: High school graduate or GED required. Two years of experience in utility maintenance or construction related field

Maintenance Worker I - Forestry
The Maintenance Worker I assists the Forestry Section in meeting its objectives by providing labor, operating machinery and various divisional equipment.  Assists crew members in tree pruning, removal and planting as well as landscape and equipment maintenance and special function set up activities.  

Marketing Event Sales Coordinator

The Marketing Event Sales Coordinator position contributes to the overall mission of Sunset Zoo by marketing, selling, and coordinating Zoo event space(s) as well as contributing to the marketing efforts of the Zoo.  This position is responsible for providing excellent customer relationship management, handling all customer inquiries, and serving as the point-of-contact for all event details.  The marketing Event Sales Coordinator oversees the coordination of all event information and resources and is responsible for account management, sales prospecting, and business development.  When available, this position will also assist the Marketing/Development Officer in planning and coordinating Zoo special events.  

Safety Specialist
The primary purpose of the Safety Specialist is to develop a comprehensive citywide safety/loss control program and safety-training program.  Integral to this role is to administer training and provide technical assistance with the goals of minimizing and controlling serious accident and injury claims, to ensure the well-being of employees, and to prevent future losses.  The incumbent is responsible for development of course content, training scheduling, facilitation and documentation, field inspections, (routine, special and site consultations), work site accident investigation, assistance with safety equipment procurement, and compliance monitoring.  The incumbent works with departmental administrative staff, division supervisors, field staff, state safety officials, and others associated with City projects.