Human Resources.

Human Resources.

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Welcome.

Our City workers are who we depend on to get the job done.  The City of Elkhart Human Resources Department (HR) serves those who serve our community.  HR is the hub of a highly diverse workforce stretched throughout twenty-eight (28) departments performing a variety of functions to provide needed services within the City.

The staff members of the HR department manages and maintains employee wage and benefit programs, personnel records, and services for 600 – 800 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.  HR is instrumental in the hiring of new members of the City workforce from job posting through orientation and continuing with advising and assisting each employee in achieving success in a career in public service.  HR also oversees compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding all employment related issues including workers’ compensation, equal opportunity, affirmative action and safety. We coordinate with all other City departments in regards to employee needs and management.

The Human Resources Department Head is a generalist function. This position is responsible for over-all planning and organizing short and long term strategies for employee services & benefit programs.  Creatively developing, initiating and administering employment policies, procedures and processes are key duties of HR Department Head.  Managing use of the human resources information systems, directing and coordinating human resources activities, including labor/employee relations, risk management, loss control, employee safety & health, organizational & management development, employee personnel administration, investigating and preparing EEOC position statements, FMLA approval, wages, salary & benefits administration, and training & education programs are all within the scope of duties for this individual.

The Benefits Coordinator (BC) provides invaluable assistance to City employees with enrollment and utilization of our group benefits plans. The BC coordinates the Benefits Advisory Committee; a group of City employees who meet monthly with our benefits consultant to exchange information and thoughts on providing employees with the most effective group benefits plans and strategies for the taxpayers’ money. This position also plays a supporting role in employee wellness initiatives.  The BC serves as a catalyst between employees and benefit carriers and health care providers regarding health care coverage issues. Coordinating annual benefits open enrollment for employees and orientation for new employees is a primary function of the BC job. Maintaining Workers Compensation, OSHA compliance, and group benefits records and performing related accounting functions well rounds out the workday for this individual.

As one of the first individuals a new City employee interacts with, the HR Office Manager (OM) coordinates the final steps of the hiring process that include assuring post-offer requirements are fulfilled, setting up new employee orientation, channeling new employee status information from the department through HR to payroll, and confirming I-9 information through E-Verify.  The OM coordinates the City Safety Champion Committee, a group of City employees meeting monthly to review incidents and exchange information and thoughts on best safety practices, and organizes the annual health and safety fair for City employees.  This position oversees maintenance of HR records and reports; responds to internal/external employment related inquiries, tracks the employee drug testing program, maintains City organizational charts, and maintains the departmental budget.  Additionally the OM provides valuable input regarding departmental procedures and maintains record of such.

The position those of us in HR depend on to support our endeavors would be the Offices Services support position.  In a part-time capacity, our assistant fills in all the gaps in the clerical functions of the department.  This individual takes care of the filing, data entry, and any other duties thrown in that direction by the HR staff, members of the workforce and the community.  Fielding phone calls that come in to HR; either by addressing the needs of the caller or forwarding on to the appropriate individual to do so, places this position in direct line to employee and community needs.

The staff of the Human Resources Department is pleased to provide the citizens of the City of Elkhart with a workforce of valued employees that is committed to public service and the needs of the community.

Human Resource

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Welcome.

Our City workers are who we depend on to get the job done.  The City of Elkhart Human Resources Department (HR) serves those who serve our community.  HR is the hub of a highly diverse workforce stretched throughout twenty-eight (28) departments performing a variety of functions to provide needed services within the City.

The staff members of the HR department manages and maintains employee wage and benefit programs, personnel records, and services for 600 – 800 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.  HR is instrumental in the hiring of new members of the City workforce from job posting through orientation and continuing with advising and assisting each employee in achieving success in a career in public service.  HR also oversees compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding all employment related issues including workers’ compensation, equal opportunity, affirmative action and safety. We coordinate with all other City departments in regards to employee needs and management.

The Human Resources Department Head is a generalist function. This position is responsible for over-all planning and organizing short and long term strategies for employee services & benefit programs.  Creatively developing, initiating and administering employment policies, procedures and processes are key duties of HR Department Head.  Managing use of the human resources information systems, directing and coordinating human resources activities, including labor/employee relations, risk management, loss control, employee safety & health, organizational & management development, employee personnel administration, investigating and preparing EEOC position statements, FMLA approval, wages, salary & benefits administration, and training & education programs are all within the scope of duties for this individual.

The Benefits Coordinator (BC) provides invaluable assistance to City employees with enrollment and utilization of our group benefits plans. The BC coordinates the Benefits Advisory Committee; a group of City employees who meet monthly with our benefits consultant to exchange information and thoughts on providing employees with the most effective group benefits plans and strategies for the taxpayers’ money. This position also plays a supporting role in employee wellness initiatives.  The BC serves as a catalyst between employees and benefit carriers and health care providers regarding health care coverage issues. Coordinating annual benefits open enrollment for employees and orientation for new employees is a primary function of the BC job. Maintaining Workers Compensation, OSHA compliance, and group benefits records and performing related accounting functions well rounds out the workday for this individual.

As one of the first individuals a new City employee interacts with, the HR Office Manager (OM) coordinates the final steps of the hiring process that include assuring post-offer requirements are fulfilled, setting up new employee orientation, channeling new employee status information from the department through HR to payroll, and confirming I-9 information through E-Verify.  The OM coordinates the City Safety Champion Committee, a group of City employees meeting monthly to review incidents and exchange information and thoughts on best safety practices, and organizes the annual health and safety fair for City employees.  This position oversees maintenance of HR records and reports; responds to internal/external employment related inquiries, tracks the employee drug testing program, maintains City organizational charts, and maintains the departmental budget.  Additionally the OM provides valuable input regarding departmental procedures and maintains record of such.

The position those of us in HR depend on to support our endeavors would be the Offices Services support position.  In a part-time capacity, our assistant fills in all the gaps in the clerical functions of the department.  This individual takes care of the filing, data entry, and any other duties thrown in that direction by the HR staff, members of the workforce and the community.  Fielding phone calls that come in to HR; either by addressing the needs of the caller or forwarding on to the appropriate individual to do so, places this position in direct line to employee and community needs.

The staff of the Human Resources Department is pleased to provide the citizens of the City of Elkhart with a workforce of valued employees that is committed to public service and the needs of the community.

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574-296-7541

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Benefits.

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The Benefits office coordinates the City of Elkhart employee benefits and worker’s compensation reporting.
Coordinating and maintaining group benefits enrollments for City employees includes new employee benefits orientation, assistance for employees and retirees with enrollment and coverage issues, guidance for employees to best utilize their benefits plans, and advisement to terminating employees of their options. Our Benefits office also sets up and executes the annual benefits open enrollment. Maintaining group benefits files and the related financial tasks are part of the scope of duties for Benefits.
Benefits participate with the Human Resources Department Head, Mayor, and Cabinet members in reviewing group benefits options and provides information to assist administrative personnel in making prudent decisions regarding the City’s group benefits programs.
Benefits are overseen by the Benefits Advisory Committee and are responsible for promoting employee wellness initiatives. Benefits also participate with the Human Resources Office Manager and Safety Champions Committee in organizing the annual City employee health and safety fair.
Additionally Benefits channels workers compensation reports and claims to the appropriate entities for processing.  Included in worker’s compensation duties, Benefits records, and maintains the OSHA 300 reporting log and maintains worker’s compensation files.

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Title VI.

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The City of Elkhart, Indiana (Elkhart) is committed to a policy of inclusiveness, fairness, and accessibility of its programs, activities, and services to all persons in Elkhart. As provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes, the City of Elkhart assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination under any City of Elkhart program, activity or service. The City of Elkhart further assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs, activities, and services, whether those programs, activities, and services are federally funded or not. In the event the City of Elkhart distributes Federal-aid funds to another entity, the City of Elkhart will include Title VI language in all written agreements.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the City of Elkhart will not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any individual on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.

Title VI Notice

Title VI & General Non-Discriminatory Policy

Title VI Grievance/Complaint Form

Title VI Complaint Procedure

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Benefits.

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The Benefits office coordinates the City of Elkhart employee benefits and worker’s compensation reporting.
Coordinating and maintaining group benefits enrollments for City employees includes new employee benefits orientation, assistance for employees and retirees with enrollment and coverage issues, guidance for employees to best utilize their benefits plans, and advisement to terminating employees of their options. Our Benefits office also sets up and executes the annual benefits open enrollment. Maintaining group benefits files and the related financial tasks are part of the scope of duties for Benefits.
Benefits participate with the Human Resources Department Head, Mayor, and Cabinet members in reviewing group benefits options and provides information to assist administrative personnel in making prudent decisions regarding the City’s group benefits programs.
Benefits are overseen by the Benefits Advisory Committee and are responsible for promoting employee wellness initiatives. Benefits also participate with the Human Resources Office Manager and Safety Champions Committee in organizing the annual City employee health and safety fair.
Additionally Benefits channels workers compensation reports and claims to the appropriate entities for processing.  Included in worker’s compensation duties, Benefits records, and maintains the OSHA 300 reporting log and maintains worker’s compensation files.

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Title VI.

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The City of Elkhart, Indiana (Elkhart) is committed to a policy of inclusiveness, fairness, and accessibility of its programs, activities, and services to all persons in Elkhart. As provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes, the City of Elkhart assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination under any City of Elkhart program, activity or service. The City of Elkhart further assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs, activities, and services, whether those programs, activities, and services are federally funded or not. In the event the City of Elkhart distributes Federal-aid funds to another entity, the City of Elkhart will include Title VI language in all written agreements.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the City of Elkhart will not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any individual on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.

Title VI Notice

Title VI & General Non-Discriminatory Policy

Title VI Grievance/Complaint Form

Title VI Complaint Procedure

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Employment.

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JOB SUMMARY
The Commissioner of Buildings oversees building and code enforcement within the City performing such duties according to the International Codes adopted by the State of Indiana and the Elkhart City Council. The department shall be in the charge of the Commissioner of Buildings, who shall be appointed by the Mayor.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Building Commissioner is authorized to administer and enforce the provisions of the adopted codes of building laws, and orders issued under I.C.22-13-2-11 and I.C. 22-12-7.
  • The Building Commissioner is committed to ensuring that all building construction occurring within the City meets local, state and federal construction standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Elkhart as applicable within City limits.
  • The Building Commissioner’s charge is to administer and enforce the regulations governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, demolition and use of all structures in the Elkhart City Limits.
  • Provide leadership to staff of the Building and Code Enforcement Department.
  • Prepare and oversee the use of the departmental budget.
  • Research, understand, and maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of local, state and federal codes and statues pertaining to Building Inspection (interior and exterior) rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of Indiana Code 36-7-9 Chapter 9 of the Unsafe Building Law, including but not limited to emergency action, Order To Take Action Hearings, and maintaining financial records.
  • Present information to the public and attend public meetings.
  • Perform other duties as needed or requested by the Mayor or Director.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervises all day-to-day building inspection activities to ensure that the public health and safety is protected.
  • Researches, understands, and maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of local, state and federal codes and statues pertaining to Building Inspection (interior and exterior) rules, regulations and ordinances. Researches building code standards and, as necessary, prepare and submit recommendations for new standards or amendments to the Indiana Association of Building Officials.
  • Prepares accurate and timely reports on inspection activity and statistics for Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
No person shall be appointed Commissioner of Buildings unless he has:
  • at least ten (10) years of practical experience in the design and construction of buildings, or
  • has at least five (5) years practical experience in the design and construction of buildings and is a graduate engineer from an accredited college, or
  • has at least five (5) years progressively responsible administrative or management experience in construction, inspection, code enforcement or related field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Codes regarding building construction, Property Maintenance, Unsafe Building Laws, Zoning and Code Enforcement
  • Sufficient knowledge of accounting procedures to supervise the implementation and maintenance of financial budget.
  • Ability to assign and direct the activities of subordinates.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Access and financial software.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to represent the Office in hearings and trials pertaining to Building and Property Maintenance Codes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the general public and fellow employees.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Capable of traveling to construction sites (requires a valid Indiana driver’s license).
  • Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, stoop, crouch, and bend in order to conduct building and site inspections.
  • Knowledge of Building Codes to solve problems on site.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is divided between office and construction sites. Inspections are performed inside and outside in all weather and building conditions, including cold, dampness, dirt, noise, odors, and exposure to hazards conditions.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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JOB SUMMARY
The overall purpose of this position is assist in the maintenance of cemetery properties and facilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operates trucks, tractors, and other equipment used by the department.
  • Operates weed eaters, hand mowers, blowers, and snow throwers.
  • Trims and pulls bushes and removes broken limbs from trees.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Remove sod and places it by the grave site.
  • Lay plywood – to alleviate ruts or tracks in burial section.
  • Get into grave to chop roots and level sides and bottom for burial vault placement.
  • Find graves and headstones for families.
  • Shovel and plow snow within cemeteries and assigned snow routes.
  • Fix winter graves – fills and reseeds.
  • Assist in taking down and replacing 250lb mausoleum crypt fronts.
  • Fix broken water lines.
  • Clean mausoleum for services and cleans mausoleum roof twice a year.
  • Place bronze lettering, emblems, and name plaques on mausoleum crypts.
  • Dig and set monument and headstone foundations.
  • Assist with general cleanup twice a year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school education, GED, or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of variables and limited standardization.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written and verbal instructions independently.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to shovel dirt and lift and move heavy granite monuments and markers.
  • Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling; this amount of and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Ability to work at heights in excess of 50 feet above the ground.
  • Position requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force frequently lifting and moving objects up to and in excess of 250 pounds.
  • Position requires heavy lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and upper body and back muscle exertion.
  • Vision requirements (with or without correction): clear vision at arm’s length and distances up to 100 feet.  Excellent depth perception and ability to observe up or down, to the right and left while eyes are fixed on a given point.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work outside year-round in all types of weather.  Temperature extremes are: summer 95+ degrees and winter -20 degrees.  There is exposure to dirt, dust snow, rain, and noise, equipment movement and vibrations, hazardous chemicals and electrical shock.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
APPLY ON INDEED

JOB SUMMARY
Ensures compliance with the City Zoning Ordinance and perform other profession planning duties.  Serve as main staff member for customer service in the Permit Center.  Employee has significant impact on decisions and recommendations of the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Commission.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make decisions regarding selection of appropriate standards or ordinances.
  • Provides professional staff support to the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Commission.
  • Issues zoning clearances and sign and building permits.
  • Answers questions pertaining to zoning and other planning issues.
  • Provides zoning verifications.
  • Reviews proposed site plans and changes in land use upon request.
  • Researches planning and zoning policy.
  • Assists with the preparation of basic planning studies and inventories.
  • Assists with the preparation long-range and short-range planning projects and special projects as needed.
  • Assists with updates of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Assists with updates of the land uses and zoning ordinance amendments.
  • Provided census and planning information to the general public and governmental agencies.
  • Serves as principal staff to the Historic and Cultural Commission.
  • Handles questions pertaining to historic preservation, zoning, and other urban planning issues.
  • Issues certificates of Appropriateness for the Historic and Cultural Commission.
  • Assign Addresses
  • Scan and archive plans and planning documents
  • Maintain floodplain records
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field.
  • Master’s Degree strongly desired.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of urban planning and land use concepts.
  • Knowledge of the Planning Acts of the State of Indiana.
  • Knowledge of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and other pertinent laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Ability to write staff reports.
  • Ability to maintain and develop date abases.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a departmental team.
  • Spanish language skills would be beneficial
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public, property owners and developers.
  • Ability to drive a car.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in a 40 plus hours per week standard office environment but will require out work involving site inspections and field sweeps.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
APPLY ON INDEED
JOB SUMMARY

A mayoral appointment, the Director serves as a direct report to the Mayor and is accountable for implementing the vision for development in Elkhart.  Responsible for the efficient operation of activities of the Department of Development Services, including public planning, economic and community development, zoning and annexations, code enforcement, building inspections and permits to promote development in the City.  Responsible for all current rules and regulations governing community housing programs.  Responsible for management of the City of Elkhart Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts and related plans.  Primary staff for City of Elkhart Redevelopment Commission.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates and maintains a culture within the department which is consistent with the Mayor’s vision and directives and enables colleagues to pursue excellence.
  • Promotes development projects in all areas of the City of Elkhart.
  • Provides positive leadership and organizational directives that result in more efficient services performed by colleagues and superior services provided to internal customers and the citizenry.
  • Prepares annual budget for Department.
  • Prepares annual Office work plan.
  • Supervises and directs all staff activities.
  • Directs the preparation of accurate and timely reports for the Redevelopment Commission, Department of Local Government Finance, public officials, Board of Safety, other city Boards, or not-for-profit agencies on status and statistics in accordance with local, state and federal rules and guidelines.
  • Attends local, state and federal training programs that provide information on rules and regulations, and for grant compliance
  • Pursues development opportunities in conjunction with governmental and community partners.
  • Researches and understands all local planning and zoning ordinances to ensure development projects are in compliance with local zoning laws and codes, and to assist neighborhood organizations in the variance approval process, if applicable.
  • Presents information in public meetings regarding development projects including housing and commercial development to ensure lawful administration of funds.
  • Coordinates with the City of Elkhart Corporation Council to ensure all funds are being administered within the confines of local, state and federal law.
  • Administer and enforce the provisions of the adopted codes of building laws, and orders issued under I.C.22-13-2-11 and I.C. 22-12-7 with assistance from Assistant Building Commissioner.
  •  Ensure building construction occurring within the City meets or exceeds local, state and federal construction standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Elkhart through management of City inspectors.
  • Administer and enforce the regulations governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, demolition and use of all structures in the Elkhart City Limits through management of City inspectors and code officers.
  • Researches, understands, and maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of local, state and federal codes and statues pertaining to Building Inspection (interior and exterior) rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Researches building code standards and, as necessary, prepare and submit recommendations for new standards or amendments to the Indiana Association of Building Officials.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of Indiana Code 36-7-9 Chapter 9 of the Unsafe Building Law, which includes but not limited to emergency action, Order To Take Action Hearings, and maintaining financial records.
  • Directs the administration of Community Development Block Grant and NSP programs and state or federal grants related to neighborhood revitalization.
  • Researches and understands all applicable development funding opportunities through local, state and federal programs.
  • Assesses the needs and sets criteria for the annual Community Development Block Grant (HUD) fund allocations for applicable projects and programs throughout the City of Elkhart.
  • Directs the administration of CDBG program and ensures compliance with applicable federal statutes and rules.
  • Directs grant proposals for local, state and federal funding for development projects where applicable.
  • Act as staff to the City of Elkhart Redevelopment Commission for the management of the projects identified in the Development Plan and related TIF funds.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Promotes economic and community development including housing rehabilitation and job creation.
  • Serves as liaison between the City administration and citizens on Office issues.
  • Reports to the Mayor, as warranted, on relevant issues that arise within the City and the Department.
  • Provides staff to the Elkhart Economic Development Commission, the Elkhart Plan Commission, the Elkhart Board of Zoning Appeals, the Redevelopment Commission, the Historic Commission, the Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association, the Aurora Capital Development Corporation, and any other boards or commissions with jurisdiction over issues relevant to the Office of Planning and Development.
  • Serves on boards or commissions as designated.
  • Performs other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in public administration, public planning, or related field, Masters preferred
  • Four to six (6) years experience in increasingly responsible positions in public administration or community development.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and/or community development.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.
  • Knowledge of management practices.
  • Ability to effectively supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to implement short- and long-term projects.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate data and make decisions based on that data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Ability to read and interpret statutes and contracts.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Clarity of vision with or without correction.
  • Ability to hear and clearly understand with or without correction.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Meetings are regularly held outside of the office, in the evenings, or on weekends.  Out-of-town travel is required.  Work is performed in a 40 plus hours per week standard office environment.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
APPLY ON INDEED
JOB SUMMARY

The person in this position performs various tasks assigned by the Corporation Counsel and City Attorney.  These tasks include, but are not limited to following:  drafting ordinances, resolutions, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, and other legal documents; transcribing dictation; advising attorneys about upcoming legal deadlines; staying informed of legal matters handled by attorneys within the Corporation Counsel (“Office”); processing ordinance violation cases through the ordinance violations bureau and Elkhart City Court; processing lawsuits and tort claims filed against the City, including notifying the City’s insurance companies; maintaining records of purchases made by the Office; and performing legal research for the attorneys and various city departments.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares, manages and monitors the prosecution of ordinance violation cases through the ordinance violations bureau and Elkhart City Court, including offender notifications, pleadings, court records and service of process, and collection of judgments.
  • Prepares first draft of ordinances, resolutions, complaints, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents for review by in-house attorneys.
  • Transcribes correspondence, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, and other documents dictated by the attorneys.
  • Advises the attorneys about upcoming deadlines established by the Courts.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Assists city departments with the collection of assessments, fees, and other debts owed to the City, including the filing of legal actions to collect any unpaid debts owed to the City.
  • Assists in the filing of liens and the initiation of foreclosure actions on liens to facilitate collection of assessments and fees owed to the City.
  • Assists in the preparation of pre-trial discovery documents for litigation.
  • Maintains a schedule of all lawsuits and tort claim notices filed against the City; and processes claims for property damage, including gathering information from city departments, and notifying our insurance companies, and pursuing collection of damages owed to the City.
  • Manages and maintains the Office’s annual budget, and prepares and processes payroll.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Schedules appointments for the attorneys and maintains an office calendar of upcoming trials, court hearings, and filing deadlines.
  • Opens and file stamps all incoming mail.
  • Retrieves court cases, statutes, and other documents.
  • Shepardizes court cases.
  • Maintains and Monitors all litigation and transaction files.
  • Collates large amounts of documents, including documents that are requested in pre-trial discovery.
  • Reviews and explains City ordinances and certain state statutes to city officials and employees.
  • Notarizes documents for citizens, city officials and departments.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Two (2) years of college.
  • Five (5) years of professional experience as a legal assistant in a law office environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting local government.
    • Knowledge of the litigation system, including court rules, processes and procedures.
      • Knowledge of municipal governance.
      • Ability to effectively manage a heavy workload and prioritize assignments.
      • Ability to perform legal research and operate Westlaw or other on-line legal research databases.
    • Ability to draft demand letters and complaints for small claims cases.
    • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to effectively deal with the public, litigants and attorneys.
    • Ability to use information resources to locate litigants for service of process and pleadings.
    • Ability to keep accurate records, which include telephone messages, payroll records and expense records.
    • Ability to achieve and maintain a high level of competence and professional integrity.
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and to behave in a manner that is consistent with established ethical standards for legal assistants.
    • Ability to type 70 wpm on a keyboard.
    • Exceptional organizational skills.
    • Substantial knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Corel’s WordPerfect.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to think logically and solve problems.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and work at a computer without interruption.
  • Ability to type on a keyboard.
  • Ability to remain focused on tasks in fast-paced work environment.
  • Possess near to mid-range vision.  Clear vision (with or without correction) at a distance of 12 inches.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Small, fast-paced office that requires much interaction with the attorneys and other employees of the City.  The person in this position must have exceptional interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively handle difficult people, both in person and by telephone.  Work is performed in a 40 hours per week standard office environment.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
  • Handles Box Office Sales (including internet sales), refunds, comps, ticket stubs, consignments, etc.
  • Reconciles all Box Office transactions, including daily accounting for cash, checks, charges, and reconciling to the ticket system reports
  • Maintains ticket inventory and forms needed to reconcile
  • Works shows, closes Box Office, and reconciles specific show sales
  • Receptionist for the Lerner
  • Clerical duties as time permits

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Window sales
  • Daily opening and closing
  • Accountability for all banks in ticket office
  • Responsible for all tickets sales, cash, checks, charges and the reconciliation of each
  • Turns reconciliations in to the Lerner Manager for approval daily
  • Receptionist’s duties – handles all calls in a business-like manner
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Works shows driven by theatre schedule, arriving one hour before each show and stays until Manager has all the information needed to proceed with the shows closing
  • Manages the postage and copy machine for the Lerner
  • Remains flexible to take part in other duties and be a team player
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate of accredited high school
  • Microsoft computer experience (At least 1 yr)
  • Excel spread sheets
  • Receptionist’s experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work under stress and fast paced environment
    • Ability to handle concerns of general public courteously and efficiently
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Vision clarity for long hours of working on the computer and on spread sheets

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Fast-paced office that requires interaction with other staff
  • Constant customer contact

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

Stagehands perform technical tasks and render services with respect to safe unloading/loading of trucks, equipment set-up and break-down, operation and repair of theatrical lighting, television lighting, sound systems, house fly/rail systems, hoists, scenery, properties, staging, risers, screens, projection equipment, and various duties.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Unload equipment for performances and events from delivery trucks
  • Load equipment onto delivery trucks after performances and events
  • Install/set up technical equipment per Technical Coordinator’s direction and equipment specifications for performances and events
  • Stagehand work during performances as directed
  • Breakdown technical equipment after performances and events
  • Operate lighting, sound, and projection systems during performances and events
PERSONAL WORK TRAITS
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Make repairs to equipment as directed
  • General cleanup of stage and equipment areas before and after performances and events
  • Any other duties as requested by the Technical Coordinator
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in stage setup and stage equipment operation
  • Technical training/education in performing arts technology desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Working knowledge of techniques methods, and procedures of theater, dance, music, and other stage productions
    • Knowledge of electrically and manually operated stage and sound equipment and of the methods, materials, tools, and practices required for their repair and maintenance
    • Knowledge of stage settings, lighting, and wiring for sound
    • Knowledge of applicable safety precautions and procedures
    • Knowledge of the mechanics of set and property components and set up and break down procedures
    • Ability to understand lighting and stage plots for a variety of shows
    • Ability to set up and operate equipment for desired stage and lighting effects
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Visual ability to read stage and light plots and detect subtle shades of color
  • Hearing ability to use intercom system and decipher audio inputs
  • Ability to work using all types of lifts and equipment
  • Ability to climb ladders and work on overhead scaffolding, and catwalks
  • Skills in the use of hand tools essential to the work involved
  • Ability to carry lighting instruments to top of a ladder
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions, such as loud noise, heat, cold, and outdoor weather as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is part-time on an as-needed basis for performances and events
  • Work is performed in a theater/stage environment with some work performed in the Crystal Ballroom.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

Customer service position addressing the needs of the patrons of the Lerner Theatre during performances and events. Incumbent works on a casual or as-needed basis performing various tasks in providing patrons with an enjoyable experience.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide for patron needs such as seating, information, assisting patrons with challenges, direction to facilities, etc.
  • Direct patrons with Box Office issues to the proper area for assistance
  • Take tickets and hand out programs
  • Respond to emergency situations by assisting, calling for critical assistance, directing occupants in an emergency evacuation, etc.
  • Clean up after performances/events
  • Set up for next performance/event
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Other customer service duties and tasks as needs arise
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate of accredited high school/GED preferred
  • Customer service experience desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Flexibility to perform various customer service duties
    • Flexibility of available hours days, evenings, weekends
    • Ability to read and understand seating charts and facility maps
    • Ability to logically reason and assess customer needs
    • Ability to work under stress and fast paced environment
    • Ability to handle concerns of public courteously and efficiently
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Vision clarity with or without corrective lenses to see adequately in limited lighting

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works shows/events, arriving as assigned before each show and remaining after each show/event until clean-up/set-up is completed
  • Work is in a theatre environment with uneven walking surfaces, stairways, and limited lighting
  • Work consists of constant customer contact
  • Work is on a casual/as-needed basis daytime, evenings, and/or weekends with no guarantee of hours

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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Experience:
Must have good ice skating skills. Ability to stop, assist patrons from the ice to their feet, a necessity. The ability to give instructions to patrons is a plus.

Certifications:
Not required. CPR, First Aid is a plus!

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN COLD FOR EXTENDED PERIODS.

Shifts Available:
Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends, and evenings up to 25-35 hours per week.

Restricted work hours and duties.

-Applicants must be at least 16 years of age with reliable transportation to and from work.
-($10-12) Hourly pay commensurate upon experience and qualifications.
-A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.
-Work permit required for staff under the age of 18.
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JOB SUMMARY

The overall purpose of this position is to assist in the removal, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and plants with specialized skills, experience and/or knowledge in the field of arboriculture.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May supervise at work site.
  • Operates various forestry equipment including: aerial lift, front-end loader, wood chipper, stump grinder, chain saws, hand saws, pruners, pole pruners and saws, and other forestry related equipment.
  • Removes and trims trees and vegetation within the right-of-way.
  • Uses ropes and rigging equipment to remove and trim trees.
  • Transplants trees, shrubs and other plant material.
  • Operates equipment to maintain and transplant trees from City tree nursery.
  • Directs traffic at job site.
  • Loads dump trucks with logs, limbs, wood chips, mulch and debris at job site.
  • Must be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to remove fallen trees and limbs from street and property in emergency situations.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • May be assigned to plow snow.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by City Forester and/or Public Buildings & Grounds Department Head.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school education, GED or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3–5 years experience in arboriculture field or heavy equipment operations.
  • Knowledge of using proper pruning and felling cuts as related to urban forestry work.
  • Must be able to identify common trees and shrubs for inventory and work orders.
  • Commercial Driver’s License according to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  • International Society of Arboriculture Arborist’s Certification preferred.
  • Experience with high voltage electrical power lines preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to guide people and provide basic directions.
    • Ability to select and order materials, tools and other supplies.
    • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions and practices used in the tree care industry.
    • Knowledge of high voltage electrical power lines.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of variables and limited standardization.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written and verbal instructions independently.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to operate aerial lift, front-end loader, skid steer loader, brush chipper, stump grinder, axe, chain saws, hand saws, pruners, pole pruners and saws and all other forestry related equipment.
  • Body agility is emphasized using feet, legs, hands, arms and body.
  • Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling, the amount of and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Ability to work at heights in excess of 75 feet above the ground.
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force frequently, lifting and moving objects up to and in excess of 200 pounds.
  • Above normal lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping and upper body and back muscle exertion.
  • Vision requirements (with or without correction): clear vision at arm’s length and distances up to 100 feet and excellent depth perception and ability to observe up or down, to the right while eyes are fixed on a given point.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work outside year-round. Temperature extremes are: summer 95 + degrees and winter -10 degrees.  There is exposure to dirt, dust, snow, rain, and noise, equipment movement and vibration, hazardous chemicals, and electrical shock.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to perform skilled electrical work including, but not limited to installation, inspection, modification, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of the utilities electrical wiring, power system’s and equipment.  Participates in the rotation for being on-call for after hour emergencies.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspect, install, modify, and troubleshoot motor control centers.
  • Repair and rebuild motor control centers.
  • Program soft starts and VFD’s.
  • Work with variety of AC and DC voltages from alarm and control levels
  • Rebuild, install new or upgrade lighting systems from breaker panel to illuminated fixtures both indoors and outdoors.
  • Connect/disconnect motors, transformers, voltage regulators, switches and related electrical equipment.
  • Work with outside contractors with preventive maintenance on high voltage equipment or the installation of new equipment or processes.
  • Make additions, extension, or alterations in electrical installations of power, lights, heat and appliances.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Bend, shape and install conduit.
  • Run wires from control panels or circuit breakers to equipment.
  • Maintain electrical equipment records, drawings, details related to installation or modifications to electrical systems.
  • Purchase from supplier materials needed for specific electrical projects.
  • Participates in maintenance and safety training for the water and wastewater industry.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Must high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Must have a valid Indiana operator’s driver’s license at time of hire.
  • Employees hired after July 1, 2019 must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License according to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Class B with air brakes minimum) within one year of hire.
  • Completion of electrical technical school and two years of in the field electrical experience or the combination of higher learning and experience equivalent to five years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and electrical standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings, equipment manuals, and wiring diagrams.
  • Proficient in the use of all electronic test equipment in inspection, testing and troubleshooting of electrical components and systems.
  • Able to evaluate test data and electrical system performance.
  • Able to plan, secure materials and execute new electrical projects.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Communicate well both in written and oral forms to all level of personnel and work effectively, independently or in a group.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, contractors & supplier’s and the general public.
  • Be mobile and work from a variety of apparatuses such as ladders, scaffolding, and man lifts, Reach overhead, bend down, walk, climb or crawl to access equipment.
  • Make sound decisions based on manufactures equipment guides, proven theories and personal experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The water and Wastewater Treatment environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards.  Employees must be able to wear and/or use a variety of personal protective gear to prevent exposure to these hazards and understand and follow safety and maintenance procedures.
This position will include working in inclement weather, including hot, cold, dry, wet and night time conditions.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to perform routine facility preventive maintenance building and grounds maintenance and general cleaning tasks, on all public works properties and facilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Grounds mowing and lawn maintenance and basic landscaping.
    • Interior and exterior painting.
    • Clear brush, overgrowth, fallen leaves, trees and limbs.
    • General house keepings including sweepings, window cleaning
    • Safely load, unload and tow trailers of various sizes.
    • Power wash buildings, walkways and equipment.
    • Snow removal using plows, snow blowers and shovels.
    • Properly maintain all equipment and tools including cleaning, lubricating and sharpening.
PERSONAL WORK TRAITS
  • Lead seasonal employees to assist in facility building and lawn are in summer months.
  • Work effectively, both independently and on a Team.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Valid Indiana operator’s driver’s license at time of hire.
  • Employees hired after July 1, 2019 must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License according to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Class B with air brakes minimum) within one year of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of standard practices, procedures, materials and safe operations of variety of tractors, lawn mowers, string trimmers, chain saws and other basic lawn care tools.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, vendors and the public.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Read, write and interpret instructions.
  • Possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting and moving of materials, climbing of ladders, reaching overhead, bending or stooping for extended periods of time.
  • Reach overhead, bend down, walk, climb, or crawl to access and maintain equipment in a variety of work environments, including climbing steps, ramps, and ladders and entry of confined spaces.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The water and wastewater utility environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards as well as necessary outdoor inclement weather repairs.  All maintenance personal must be able to wear and use a variety of personal protective gear to prevent exposure to these hazards.  All personal are required to know and follow the utilities safety policies and maintenance safety procedures.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

The overall purpose of this position is to perform installation, calibration, and testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of Water and Wastewater Utilities instrumentation and control systems involving hardwired, analog, digital and wireless systems in accordance with specific procedures and known practices.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain instrument control components and systems, including HVAC systems, flow control and metering, pressure sensors and controls, PLC systems, SCADA systems, emergency back-up systems and process control loops.
  • Routinely maintain and calibrate existing process control instruments
  • Install and calibrate new systems and controls.
  • Troubleshoot, repair or replace electrical control panels.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date calibration records.
  • Monitor equipment for proper operation or abnormal conditions.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Operate equipment and tools normally used in instrumentation, electrical and control field.
  • Perform recommended repair procedures and maintenance tasks.
  • Complete work orders in a safe and timely manner.
  • Required to be on call.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Basic knowledge of computerized applications of spreadsheets and databases.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of variables.
  • Carry out written and verbal instructions independently.
  • Interpret electrical drawings, equipment manuals and orderly installation and start up instructions.
  • Read ladder logic and schematic diagrams.
  • Maintain and calibrate instrument control components.
  • Design and build electrical process control panels.
  • Diagnose problems in the control system of all process equipment.
  • Test electrical currents from 120 volts up to 480 volts.
  • Install, setup, calibrate and train personnel on new and updated equipment.
  • Perform precision work from manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Understand preventative maintenance techniques and procedures.

· Work effectively, independently, or in a group.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS

· Read, write and interpret installation and operating instructions.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, vendors and the public.

· Must maintain constant awareness of safe work practices associated with the water and wastewater utilities ensemble.

· Must possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting and moving of materials, climbing of ladders, reaching overhead, bending or stooping for extended periods of time.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The water and wastewater utility environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards as well as necessary outdoor inclement weather repairs. All maintenance personnel must be able to wear and use a variety of personal protective gear to prevent exposure to these hazards. Open tanks and confined space entries possess safety hazards for maintenance as well. All personnel are required to know and follow the Utilities safety policies and Maintenance safety procedures.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIREMENTS

• The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace. Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
• Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

· The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.

· This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

· This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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Incumbent serves as Utility Engineer for the City of Elkhart Public Works and Utilities, responsible for supervising and managing assigned staff, participating in strategic planning for utility and infrastructure needs, overseeing all phases of the construction process, and overseeing the inspection of all utility and infrastructure projects.

DUTIES:
  • Supervises and manages assigned staff, including analyzing staff workload, reviewing position documentation, interviewing candidates and making hiring decisions, orienting subordinates, planning, delegating, and controlling work assignments, establishing specific work goals, training/developing/motivating assigned staff, evaluating performance, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective action, and communicating and administering personnel policies and procedures.
  • Initiates and designs Utility and Drainage projects in conjunction with citizens and elected officials, including considering the proposed project and seeking funding and permission, setting scope and limits, calculating the costs, initiating and beginning the design, meeting with parties affected by project in conjunction with Inspector, finalizing the design and drawings, and creating specifications and bid package. Ensures that all designs developed are in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates project bidding process, including advertising project, coordinating receipt of bid packages with Board of Works, reviewing bids and making recommendations to Board of Works, ensuring that all bids are in accordance with local and state law for work performed by private contractors.
  • Manages preconstruction phase of project, including obtaining contract signatures, bonds, insurance, developing schedule, and participating in public outreach meetings, answering
  • technical questions of City Offices, contractors, and the public in person, by telephone, and through letters.
  • Oversees the construction of Utility projects in conjunction with Inspector, including managing project appropriations and budget, resolving issues, evaluating Change Orders and making recommendations to Board of Works, finalizing pay applications, and overseeing billing and services performed.
  • Oversees the final inspection of the project in conjunction with the Inspector.
  • Utilizes available and cost effective technology tools to conduct utility planning studies, including, but not limited to, GPS, GIS, and computer models that simulate drainage systems, drinking water systems, and wastewater systems, such as SWMM, and EPANET.
  • Coordinates with Engineering Services Director and GIS/Records Manager on asset management database development that includes all environmental infrastructure fixed assets, and conducts life cycle analyses for use in capital planning.
  • Oversees development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for efficient operation of the Public Works Department, including field data collection procedures, permit issuance procedures, and inspection procedures.
  • Interacts and communicates with other local governmental planning organizations to ensure appropriate planning models are applied when intercity and County areas are impacted, or influenced by City’s master planning objectives.
  • Reviews private development plans for City approval.
  • Completes permits for excavation, utility connections, water, sewer, and other public works items.
  • Assists GIS and Records Manager in maintenance and upkeep of the Records Management System.
  • Assists City Engineer in preparing annual capital improvement plan for review, evaluation, and approval by Elkhart Common Council and Board of Public Works.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in civil engineering with minimum four (4) years previous experience in related field.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional Engineering License.
  • Ability to meet all employer hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test.
  • Working knowledge of standard office procedures and computer software applications used by the department, with ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.
  • Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare correspondence and detailed written reports.
  • Knowledge of standard filing systems and ability to create and maintain Department files.
  • Ability to supervise and manage assigned staff, including analyzing staff workload, reviewing position documentation, interviewing candidates, making hiring decisions, orienting new subordinates, planning, delegating, and controlling work assignments, establishing specific work goals, training/developing/motivating assigned staff, evaluating performance, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective action, and communicating and administering personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ability to properly operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, copier, scanner, telephone, camera, and cell phone.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric calculations.
  • Ability to coordinate, place, make determinations, and take action based on data analysis.
  • Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
  • Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, Elkhart County Engineering department, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Federal Environmental Protection Agency, contractors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
  • Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods often amidst frequent distractions and interruptions, occasionally under time pressure.
  • Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.
  • Ability to work extended hours, evenings, weekends, and travel out of town for training events and conferences, sometimes overnight.
  • Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, and demonstrated safe driving record.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, involving driving, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, handling/grasping objects, keyboarding, speaking clearly, close/far vision, color perception, hearing sounds/communication, sitting for long periods, and sitting and walking at will on uneven terrain. Incumbent works near fumes and odors, in a noisy environment, when inspecting construction sites. Incumbent spends the majority of time working on computers; however, at times there will be some field work that may require work outside in all kinds of weather and exposure to potential dangers of traffic. Incumbent may respond to situations involving potential physical harm to self and others, and may work with or be exposed to irate/hostile individuals in course of inspections.

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JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for operation of motor vehicles, primarily a tandem axle dump truck, for the Street Department and completing related tasks timely and correctly. Includes routine driving duties and other specific tasks as needed working both independently and as part of a work crew. Street and city property maintenance including snow removal work is an essential job function. May, at times, operate other equipment or perform other types of work in serving community needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Drive tandem axle dump truck and other vehicles to perform duties such as plowing snow, spreading salt and sand, hauling gravel, sand, asphalt, and other bulk commodities.
Perform safe operation and proper care of equipment.
Record daily mileage and other job factors as required.
Daily inspection of equipment and reporting of issues needing attention.
Assist other personnel with duties as needed including manual labor tasks.
Operate front end loader to load own or other trucks when needed.
Performs other related duties as requested by supervision.

PERSONAL WORK TRAITS
Positive work ethic including punctuality and dependability.
Ability to communicate, follow direction, and work well with supervision and other co-workers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Valid Drivers License at time of hire required.
Obtain Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle’s Commercial Drivers License Learners Permit within 60 days of hire.
Obtain Class “A” CDL within 180 days of hire.
Two (2) years prior experience in plowing snow on city streets is desirable.
Hold or obtain a valid Department of Transportation physical exam card and the required drug and alcohol test (NIDA) as required by the Department of Transportation in order to work in this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS  AND ABILITIES
Ability to follow direction of supervision and work in coordination with other crew members.
Skill and Ability to operate commercial motor vehicle appropriately.
Ability to follow traffic regulations and directions.
Knowledge of Elkhart City streets.
Knowledge of trucks to be operated and capacities of such.
Knowledge of safety laws and practices.
Knowledge of mechanical, operational, and care aspects of equipment.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
Ability to reach, bend, turn, twist, climb, stoop, walk on varied surfaces.
Mobility of hands, arms, and feet needed to operate truck controls.
Ability to sit in confinement of truck or equipment cab for extended periods of time.
Ability to withstand vibrational and disruptive motion of heavy trucks and equipment in operation.
Ability to lift, pull, push up to 100 pounds.
Ability to manually shovel and/or move materials such as gravel, asphalt, sand, or snow, and other materials.
Ability to reason logically.
Clarity of vision with or without correction.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed during a standard 40 hour work week with overtime required when necessary.
Work is primarily outdoors in all types of weather including extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind, etc. and hazardous driving conditions.
Exposures to noise, gas fumes, dust, and dirt and challenging traffic conditions.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment). Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT
The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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JOB SUMMARY
The Commissioner of Buildings oversees building and code enforcement within the City performing such duties according to the International Codes adopted by the State of Indiana and the Elkhart City Council. The department shall be in the charge of the Commissioner of Buildings, who shall be appointed by the Mayor.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Building Commissioner is authorized to administer and enforce the provisions of the adopted codes of building laws, and orders issued under I.C.22-13-2-11 and I.C. 22-12-7.
  • The Building Commissioner is committed to ensuring that all building construction occurring within the City meets local, state and federal construction standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Elkhart as applicable within City limits.
  • The Building Commissioner’s charge is to administer and enforce the regulations governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, demolition and use of all structures in the Elkhart City Limits.
  • Provide leadership to staff of the Building and Code Enforcement Department.
  • Prepare and oversee the use of the departmental budget.
  • Research, understand, and maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of local, state and federal codes and statues pertaining to Building Inspection (interior and exterior) rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of Indiana Code 36-7-9 Chapter 9 of the Unsafe Building Law, including but not limited to emergency action, Order To Take Action Hearings, and maintaining financial records.
  • Present information to the public and attend public meetings.
  • Perform other duties as needed or requested by the Mayor or Director.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervises all day-to-day building inspection activities to ensure that the public health and safety is protected.
  • Researches, understands, and maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of local, state and federal codes and statues pertaining to Building Inspection (interior and exterior) rules, regulations and ordinances. Researches building code standards and, as necessary, prepare and submit recommendations for new standards or amendments to the Indiana Association of Building Officials.
  • Prepares accurate and timely reports on inspection activity and statistics for Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
No person shall be appointed Commissioner of Buildings unless he has:
  • at least ten (10) years of practical experience in the design and construction of buildings, or
  • has at least five (5) years practical experience in the design and construction of buildings and is a graduate engineer from an accredited college, or
  • has at least five (5) years progressively responsible administrative or management experience in construction, inspection, code enforcement or related field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Codes regarding building construction, Property Maintenance, Unsafe Building Laws, Zoning and Code Enforcement
  • Sufficient knowledge of accounting procedures to supervise the implementation and maintenance of financial budget.
  • Ability to assign and direct the activities of subordinates.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Access and financial software.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to represent the Office in hearings and trials pertaining to Building and Property Maintenance Codes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the general public and fellow employees.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Capable of traveling to construction sites (requires a valid Indiana driver’s license).
  • Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, stoop, crouch, and bend in order to conduct building and site inspections.
  • Knowledge of Building Codes to solve problems on site.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is divided between office and construction sites. Inspections are performed inside and outside in all weather and building conditions, including cold, dampness, dirt, noise, odors, and exposure to hazards conditions.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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JOB SUMMARY
The overall purpose of this position is assist in the maintenance of cemetery properties and facilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operates trucks, tractors, and other equipment used by the department.
  • Operates weed eaters, hand mowers, blowers, and snow throwers.
  • Trims and pulls bushes and removes broken limbs from trees.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Remove sod and places it by the grave site.
  • Lay plywood – to alleviate ruts or tracks in burial section.
  • Get into grave to chop roots and level sides and bottom for burial vault placement.
  • Find graves and headstones for families.
  • Shovel and plow snow within cemeteries and assigned snow routes.
  • Fix winter graves – fills and reseeds.
  • Assist in taking down and replacing 250lb mausoleum crypt fronts.
  • Fix broken water lines.
  • Clean mausoleum for services and cleans mausoleum roof twice a year.
  • Place bronze lettering, emblems, and name plaques on mausoleum crypts.
  • Dig and set monument and headstone foundations.
  • Assist with general cleanup twice a year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school education, GED, or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of variables and limited standardization.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written and verbal instructions independently.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to shovel dirt and lift and move heavy granite monuments and markers.
  • Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling; this amount of and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Ability to work at heights in excess of 50 feet above the ground.
  • Position requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force frequently lifting and moving objects up to and in excess of 250 pounds.
  • Position requires heavy lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, and upper body and back muscle exertion.
  • Vision requirements (with or without correction): clear vision at arm’s length and distances up to 100 feet.  Excellent depth perception and ability to observe up or down, to the right and left while eyes are fixed on a given point.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work outside year-round in all types of weather.  Temperature extremes are: summer 95+ degrees and winter -20 degrees.  There is exposure to dirt, dust snow, rain, and noise, equipment movement and vibrations, hazardous chemicals and electrical shock.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
Ensures compliance with the City Zoning Ordinance and perform other profession planning duties.  Serve as main staff member for customer service in the Permit Center.  Employee has significant impact on decisions and recommendations of the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Commission.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make decisions regarding selection of appropriate standards or ordinances.
  • Provides professional staff support to the Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Commission.
  • Issues zoning clearances and sign and building permits.
  • Answers questions pertaining to zoning and other planning issues.
  • Provides zoning verifications.
  • Reviews proposed site plans and changes in land use upon request.
  • Researches planning and zoning policy.
  • Assists with the preparation of basic planning studies and inventories.
  • Assists with the preparation long-range and short-range planning projects and special projects as needed.
  • Assists with updates of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Assists with updates of the land uses and zoning ordinance amendments.
  • Provided census and planning information to the general public and governmental agencies.
  • Serves as principal staff to the Historic and Cultural Commission.
  • Handles questions pertaining to historic preservation, zoning, and other urban planning issues.
  • Issues certificates of Appropriateness for the Historic and Cultural Commission.
  • Assign Addresses
  • Scan and archive plans and planning documents
  • Maintain floodplain records
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field.
  • Master’s Degree strongly desired.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of urban planning and land use concepts.
  • Knowledge of the Planning Acts of the State of Indiana.
  • Knowledge of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and other pertinent laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Ability to write staff reports.
  • Ability to maintain and develop date abases.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a departmental team.
  • Spanish language skills would be beneficial
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public, property owners and developers.
  • Ability to drive a car.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in a 40 plus hours per week standard office environment but will require out work involving site inspections and field sweeps.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

A mayoral appointment, the Director serves as a direct report to the Mayor and is accountable for implementing the vision for development in Elkhart.  Responsible for the efficient operation of activities of the Department of Development Services, including public planning, economic and community development, zoning and annexations, code enforcement, building inspections and permits to promote development in the City.  Responsible for all current rules and regulations governing community housing programs.  Responsible for management of the City of Elkhart Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts and related plans.  Primary staff for City of Elkhart Redevelopment Commission.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates and maintains a culture within the department which is consistent with the Mayor’s vision and directives and enables colleagues to pursue excellence.
  • Promotes development projects in all areas of the City of Elkhart.
  • Provides positive leadership and organizational directives that result in more efficient services performed by colleagues and superior services provided to internal customers and the citizenry.
  • Prepares annual budget for Department.
  • Prepares annual Office work plan.
  • Supervises and directs all staff activities.
  • Directs the preparation of accurate and timely reports for the Redevelopment Commission, Department of Local Government Finance, public officials, Board of Safety, other city Boards, or not-for-profit agencies on status and statistics in accordance with local, state and federal rules and guidelines.
  • Attends local, state and federal training programs that provide information on rules and regulations, and for grant compliance
  • Pursues development opportunities in conjunction with governmental and community partners.
  • Researches and understands all local planning and zoning ordinances to ensure development projects are in compliance with local zoning laws and codes, and to assist neighborhood organizations in the variance approval process, if applicable.
  • Presents information in public meetings regarding development projects including housing and commercial development to ensure lawful administration of funds.
  • Coordinates with the City of Elkhart Corporation Council to ensure all funds are being administered within the confines of local, state and federal law.
  • Administer and enforce the provisions of the adopted codes of building laws, and orders issued under I.C.22-13-2-11 and I.C. 22-12-7 with assistance from Assistant Building Commissioner.
  •  Ensure building construction occurring within the City meets or exceeds local, state and federal construction standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Elkhart through management of City inspectors.
  • Administer and enforce the regulations governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, demolition and use of all structures in the Elkhart City Limits through management of City inspectors and code officers.
  • Researches, understands, and maintains an up-to-date working knowledge of local, state and federal codes and statues pertaining to Building Inspection (interior and exterior) rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Researches building code standards and, as necessary, prepare and submit recommendations for new standards or amendments to the Indiana Association of Building Officials.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of Indiana Code 36-7-9 Chapter 9 of the Unsafe Building Law, which includes but not limited to emergency action, Order To Take Action Hearings, and maintaining financial records.
  • Directs the administration of Community Development Block Grant and NSP programs and state or federal grants related to neighborhood revitalization.
  • Researches and understands all applicable development funding opportunities through local, state and federal programs.
  • Assesses the needs and sets criteria for the annual Community Development Block Grant (HUD) fund allocations for applicable projects and programs throughout the City of Elkhart.
  • Directs the administration of CDBG program and ensures compliance with applicable federal statutes and rules.
  • Directs grant proposals for local, state and federal funding for development projects where applicable.
  • Act as staff to the City of Elkhart Redevelopment Commission for the management of the projects identified in the Development Plan and related TIF funds.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Promotes economic and community development including housing rehabilitation and job creation.
  • Serves as liaison between the City administration and citizens on Office issues.
  • Reports to the Mayor, as warranted, on relevant issues that arise within the City and the Department.
  • Provides staff to the Elkhart Economic Development Commission, the Elkhart Plan Commission, the Elkhart Board of Zoning Appeals, the Redevelopment Commission, the Historic Commission, the Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association, the Aurora Capital Development Corporation, and any other boards or commissions with jurisdiction over issues relevant to the Office of Planning and Development.
  • Serves on boards or commissions as designated.
  • Performs other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in public administration, public planning, or related field, Masters preferred
  • Four to six (6) years experience in increasingly responsible positions in public administration or community development.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and/or community development.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.
  • Knowledge of management practices.
  • Ability to effectively supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to implement short- and long-term projects.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate data and make decisions based on that data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Ability to read and interpret statutes and contracts.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Clarity of vision with or without correction.
  • Ability to hear and clearly understand with or without correction.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Meetings are regularly held outside of the office, in the evenings, or on weekends.  Out-of-town travel is required.  Work is performed in a 40 plus hours per week standard office environment.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

The person in this position performs various tasks assigned by the Corporation Counsel and City Attorney.  These tasks include, but are not limited to following:  drafting ordinances, resolutions, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, and other legal documents; transcribing dictation; advising attorneys about upcoming legal deadlines; staying informed of legal matters handled by attorneys within the Corporation Counsel (“Office”); processing ordinance violation cases through the ordinance violations bureau and Elkhart City Court; processing lawsuits and tort claims filed against the City, including notifying the City’s insurance companies; maintaining records of purchases made by the Office; and performing legal research for the attorneys and various city departments.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares, manages and monitors the prosecution of ordinance violation cases through the ordinance violations bureau and Elkhart City Court, including offender notifications, pleadings, court records and service of process, and collection of judgments.
  • Prepares first draft of ordinances, resolutions, complaints, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents for review by in-house attorneys.
  • Transcribes correspondence, pleadings, contracts, memoranda, and other documents dictated by the attorneys.
  • Advises the attorneys about upcoming deadlines established by the Courts.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Assists city departments with the collection of assessments, fees, and other debts owed to the City, including the filing of legal actions to collect any unpaid debts owed to the City.
  • Assists in the filing of liens and the initiation of foreclosure actions on liens to facilitate collection of assessments and fees owed to the City.
  • Assists in the preparation of pre-trial discovery documents for litigation.
  • Maintains a schedule of all lawsuits and tort claim notices filed against the City; and processes claims for property damage, including gathering information from city departments, and notifying our insurance companies, and pursuing collection of damages owed to the City.
  • Manages and maintains the Office’s annual budget, and prepares and processes payroll.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Schedules appointments for the attorneys and maintains an office calendar of upcoming trials, court hearings, and filing deadlines.
  • Opens and file stamps all incoming mail.
  • Retrieves court cases, statutes, and other documents.
  • Shepardizes court cases.
  • Maintains and Monitors all litigation and transaction files.
  • Collates large amounts of documents, including documents that are requested in pre-trial discovery.
  • Reviews and explains City ordinances and certain state statutes to city officials and employees.
  • Notarizes documents for citizens, city officials and departments.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Two (2) years of college.
  • Five (5) years of professional experience as a legal assistant in a law office environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting local government.
    • Knowledge of the litigation system, including court rules, processes and procedures.
      • Knowledge of municipal governance.
      • Ability to effectively manage a heavy workload and prioritize assignments.
      • Ability to perform legal research and operate Westlaw or other on-line legal research databases.
    • Ability to draft demand letters and complaints for small claims cases.
    • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to effectively deal with the public, litigants and attorneys.
    • Ability to use information resources to locate litigants for service of process and pleadings.
    • Ability to keep accurate records, which include telephone messages, payroll records and expense records.
    • Ability to achieve and maintain a high level of competence and professional integrity.
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and to behave in a manner that is consistent with established ethical standards for legal assistants.
    • Ability to type 70 wpm on a keyboard.
    • Exceptional organizational skills.
    • Substantial knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Corel’s WordPerfect.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to think logically and solve problems.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and work at a computer without interruption.
  • Ability to type on a keyboard.
  • Ability to remain focused on tasks in fast-paced work environment.
  • Possess near to mid-range vision.  Clear vision (with or without correction) at a distance of 12 inches.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Small, fast-paced office that requires much interaction with the attorneys and other employees of the City.  The person in this position must have exceptional interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively handle difficult people, both in person and by telephone.  Work is performed in a 40 hours per week standard office environment.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
  • Handles Box Office Sales (including internet sales), refunds, comps, ticket stubs, consignments, etc.
  • Reconciles all Box Office transactions, including daily accounting for cash, checks, charges, and reconciling to the ticket system reports
  • Maintains ticket inventory and forms needed to reconcile
  • Works shows, closes Box Office, and reconciles specific show sales
  • Receptionist for the Lerner
  • Clerical duties as time permits

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Window sales
  • Daily opening and closing
  • Accountability for all banks in ticket office
  • Responsible for all tickets sales, cash, checks, charges and the reconciliation of each
  • Turns reconciliations in to the Lerner Manager for approval daily
  • Receptionist’s duties – handles all calls in a business-like manner
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Works shows driven by theatre schedule, arriving one hour before each show and stays until Manager has all the information needed to proceed with the shows closing
  • Manages the postage and copy machine for the Lerner
  • Remains flexible to take part in other duties and be a team player
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate of accredited high school
  • Microsoft computer experience (At least 1 yr)
  • Excel spread sheets
  • Receptionist’s experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work under stress and fast paced environment
    • Ability to handle concerns of general public courteously and efficiently
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Vision clarity for long hours of working on the computer and on spread sheets

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Fast-paced office that requires interaction with other staff
  • Constant customer contact

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

Stagehands perform technical tasks and render services with respect to safe unloading/loading of trucks, equipment set-up and break-down, operation and repair of theatrical lighting, television lighting, sound systems, house fly/rail systems, hoists, scenery, properties, staging, risers, screens, projection equipment, and various duties.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Unload equipment for performances and events from delivery trucks
  • Load equipment onto delivery trucks after performances and events
  • Install/set up technical equipment per Technical Coordinator’s direction and equipment specifications for performances and events
  • Stagehand work during performances as directed
  • Breakdown technical equipment after performances and events
  • Operate lighting, sound, and projection systems during performances and events
PERSONAL WORK TRAITS
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Make repairs to equipment as directed
  • General cleanup of stage and equipment areas before and after performances and events
  • Any other duties as requested by the Technical Coordinator
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in stage setup and stage equipment operation
  • Technical training/education in performing arts technology desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Working knowledge of techniques methods, and procedures of theater, dance, music, and other stage productions
    • Knowledge of electrically and manually operated stage and sound equipment and of the methods, materials, tools, and practices required for their repair and maintenance
    • Knowledge of stage settings, lighting, and wiring for sound
    • Knowledge of applicable safety precautions and procedures
    • Knowledge of the mechanics of set and property components and set up and break down procedures
    • Ability to understand lighting and stage plots for a variety of shows
    • Ability to set up and operate equipment for desired stage and lighting effects
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Visual ability to read stage and light plots and detect subtle shades of color
  • Hearing ability to use intercom system and decipher audio inputs
  • Ability to work using all types of lifts and equipment
  • Ability to climb ladders and work on overhead scaffolding, and catwalks
  • Skills in the use of hand tools essential to the work involved
  • Ability to carry lighting instruments to top of a ladder
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions, such as loud noise, heat, cold, and outdoor weather as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is part-time on an as-needed basis for performances and events
  • Work is performed in a theater/stage environment with some work performed in the Crystal Ballroom.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

Customer service position addressing the needs of the patrons of the Lerner Theatre during performances and events. Incumbent works on a casual or as-needed basis performing various tasks in providing patrons with an enjoyable experience.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide for patron needs such as seating, information, assisting patrons with challenges, direction to facilities, etc.
  • Direct patrons with Box Office issues to the proper area for assistance
  • Take tickets and hand out programs
  • Respond to emergency situations by assisting, calling for critical assistance, directing occupants in an emergency evacuation, etc.
  • Clean up after performances/events
  • Set up for next performance/event
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Other customer service duties and tasks as needs arise
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate of accredited high school/GED preferred
  • Customer service experience desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Flexibility to perform various customer service duties
    • Flexibility of available hours days, evenings, weekends
    • Ability to read and understand seating charts and facility maps
    • Ability to logically reason and assess customer needs
    • Ability to work under stress and fast paced environment
    • Ability to handle concerns of public courteously and efficiently
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Vision clarity with or without corrective lenses to see adequately in limited lighting

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works shows/events, arriving as assigned before each show and remaining after each show/event until clean-up/set-up is completed
  • Work is in a theatre environment with uneven walking surfaces, stairways, and limited lighting
  • Work consists of constant customer contact
  • Work is on a casual/as-needed basis daytime, evenings, and/or weekends with no guarantee of hours

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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Experience:
Must have good ice skating skills. Ability to stop, assist patrons from the ice to their feet, a necessity. The ability to give instructions to patrons is a plus.

Certifications:
Not required. CPR, First Aid is a plus!

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN COLD FOR EXTENDED PERIODS.

Shifts Available:
Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends, and evenings up to 25-35 hours per week.

Restricted work hours and duties.

-Applicants must be at least 16 years of age with reliable transportation to and from work.
-($10-12) Hourly pay commensurate upon experience and qualifications.
-A background check and pre-employment drug screen are required.
-Work permit required for staff under the age of 18.
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JOB SUMMARY

The overall purpose of this position is to assist in the removal, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs and plants with specialized skills, experience and/or knowledge in the field of arboriculture.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May supervise at work site.
  • Operates various forestry equipment including: aerial lift, front-end loader, wood chipper, stump grinder, chain saws, hand saws, pruners, pole pruners and saws, and other forestry related equipment.
  • Removes and trims trees and vegetation within the right-of-way.
  • Uses ropes and rigging equipment to remove and trim trees.
  • Transplants trees, shrubs and other plant material.
  • Operates equipment to maintain and transplant trees from City tree nursery.
  • Directs traffic at job site.
  • Loads dump trucks with logs, limbs, wood chips, mulch and debris at job site.
  • Must be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to remove fallen trees and limbs from street and property in emergency situations.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • May be assigned to plow snow.
  • Maintain equipment and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by City Forester and/or Public Buildings & Grounds Department Head.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school education, GED or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3–5 years experience in arboriculture field or heavy equipment operations.
  • Knowledge of using proper pruning and felling cuts as related to urban forestry work.
  • Must be able to identify common trees and shrubs for inventory and work orders.
  • Commercial Driver’s License according to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  • International Society of Arboriculture Arborist’s Certification preferred.
  • Experience with high voltage electrical power lines preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES

    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to guide people and provide basic directions.
    • Ability to select and order materials, tools and other supplies.
    • Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions and practices used in the tree care industry.
    • Knowledge of high voltage electrical power lines.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of variables and limited standardization.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written and verbal instructions independently.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to operate aerial lift, front-end loader, skid steer loader, brush chipper, stump grinder, axe, chain saws, hand saws, pruners, pole pruners and saws and all other forestry related equipment.
  • Body agility is emphasized using feet, legs, hands, arms and body.
  • Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling, the amount of and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Ability to work at heights in excess of 75 feet above the ground.
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force frequently, lifting and moving objects up to and in excess of 200 pounds.
  • Above normal lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping and upper body and back muscle exertion.
  • Vision requirements (with or without correction): clear vision at arm’s length and distances up to 100 feet and excellent depth perception and ability to observe up or down, to the right while eyes are fixed on a given point.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work outside year-round. Temperature extremes are: summer 95 + degrees and winter -10 degrees.  There is exposure to dirt, dust, snow, rain, and noise, equipment movement and vibration, hazardous chemicals, and electrical shock.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to perform skilled electrical work including, but not limited to installation, inspection, modification, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of the utilities electrical wiring, power system’s and equipment.  Participates in the rotation for being on-call for after hour emergencies.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspect, install, modify, and troubleshoot motor control centers.
  • Repair and rebuild motor control centers.
  • Program soft starts and VFD’s.
  • Work with variety of AC and DC voltages from alarm and control levels
  • Rebuild, install new or upgrade lighting systems from breaker panel to illuminated fixtures both indoors and outdoors.
  • Connect/disconnect motors, transformers, voltage regulators, switches and related electrical equipment.
  • Work with outside contractors with preventive maintenance on high voltage equipment or the installation of new equipment or processes.
  • Make additions, extension, or alterations in electrical installations of power, lights, heat and appliances.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Bend, shape and install conduit.
  • Run wires from control panels or circuit breakers to equipment.
  • Maintain electrical equipment records, drawings, details related to installation or modifications to electrical systems.
  • Purchase from supplier materials needed for specific electrical projects.
  • Participates in maintenance and safety training for the water and wastewater industry.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Must high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Must have a valid Indiana operator’s driver’s license at time of hire.
  • Employees hired after July 1, 2019 must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License according to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Class B with air brakes minimum) within one year of hire.
  • Completion of electrical technical school and two years of in the field electrical experience or the combination of higher learning and experience equivalent to five years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and electrical standards.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings, equipment manuals, and wiring diagrams.
  • Proficient in the use of all electronic test equipment in inspection, testing and troubleshooting of electrical components and systems.
  • Able to evaluate test data and electrical system performance.
  • Able to plan, secure materials and execute new electrical projects.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Communicate well both in written and oral forms to all level of personnel and work effectively, independently or in a group.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, contractors & supplier’s and the general public.
  • Be mobile and work from a variety of apparatuses such as ladders, scaffolding, and man lifts, Reach overhead, bend down, walk, climb or crawl to access equipment.
  • Make sound decisions based on manufactures equipment guides, proven theories and personal experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The water and Wastewater Treatment environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards.  Employees must be able to wear and/or use a variety of personal protective gear to prevent exposure to these hazards and understand and follow safety and maintenance procedures.
This position will include working in inclement weather, including hot, cold, dry, wet and night time conditions.

DRUG TEST REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, a post offer, pre-employment drug screen is required.  Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to perform routine facility preventive maintenance building and grounds maintenance and general cleaning tasks, on all public works properties and facilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Grounds mowing and lawn maintenance and basic landscaping.
    • Interior and exterior painting.
    • Clear brush, overgrowth, fallen leaves, trees and limbs.
    • General house keepings including sweepings, window cleaning
    • Safely load, unload and tow trailers of various sizes.
    • Power wash buildings, walkways and equipment.
    • Snow removal using plows, snow blowers and shovels.
    • Properly maintain all equipment and tools including cleaning, lubricating and sharpening.
PERSONAL WORK TRAITS
  • Lead seasonal employees to assist in facility building and lawn are in summer months.
  • Work effectively, both independently and on a Team.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Valid Indiana operator’s driver’s license at time of hire.
  • Employees hired after July 1, 2019 must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License according to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Class B with air brakes minimum) within one year of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,  AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of standard practices, procedures, materials and safe operations of variety of tractors, lawn mowers, string trimmers, chain saws and other basic lawn care tools.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, vendors and the public.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
  • Read, write and interpret instructions.
  • Possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting and moving of materials, climbing of ladders, reaching overhead, bending or stooping for extended periods of time.
  • Reach overhead, bend down, walk, climb, or crawl to access and maintain equipment in a variety of work environments, including climbing steps, ramps, and ladders and entry of confined spaces.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The water and wastewater utility environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards as well as necessary outdoor inclement weather repairs.  All maintenance personal must be able to wear and use a variety of personal protective gear to prevent exposure to these hazards.  All personal are required to know and follow the utilities safety policies and maintenance safety procedures.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED

  • The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore, successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
  • Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
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JOB SUMMARY

The overall purpose of this position is to perform installation, calibration, and testing, preventative and corrective maintenance of Water and Wastewater Utilities instrumentation and control systems involving hardwired, analog, digital and wireless systems in accordance with specific procedures and known practices.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain instrument control components and systems, including HVAC systems, flow control and metering, pressure sensors and controls, PLC systems, SCADA systems, emergency back-up systems and process control loops.
  • Routinely maintain and calibrate existing process control instruments
  • Install and calibrate new systems and controls.
  • Troubleshoot, repair or replace electrical control panels.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date calibration records.
  • Monitor equipment for proper operation or abnormal conditions.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Operate equipment and tools normally used in instrumentation, electrical and control field.
  • Perform recommended repair procedures and maintenance tasks.
  • Complete work orders in a safe and timely manner.
  • Required to be on call.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Basic knowledge of computerized applications of spreadsheets and databases.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Solve practical problems with a variety of variables.
  • Carry out written and verbal instructions independently.
  • Interpret electrical drawings, equipment manuals and orderly installation and start up instructions.
  • Read ladder logic and schematic diagrams.
  • Maintain and calibrate instrument control components.
  • Design and build electrical process control panels.
  • Diagnose problems in the control system of all process equipment.
  • Test electrical currents from 120 volts up to 480 volts.
  • Install, setup, calibrate and train personnel on new and updated equipment.
  • Perform precision work from manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Understand preventative maintenance techniques and procedures.

· Work effectively, independently, or in a group.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS

· Read, write and interpret installation and operating instructions.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, vendors and the public.

· Must maintain constant awareness of safe work practices associated with the water and wastewater utilities ensemble.

· Must possess sufficient physical strength and agility to perform regular lifting and moving of materials, climbing of ladders, reaching overhead, bending or stooping for extended periods of time.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The water and wastewater utility environment presents chemical, biological, and physical hazards as well as necessary outdoor inclement weather repairs. All maintenance personnel must be able to wear and use a variety of personal protective gear to prevent exposure to these hazards. Open tanks and confined space entries possess safety hazards for maintenance as well. All personnel are required to know and follow the Utilities safety policies and Maintenance safety procedures.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIREMENTS

• The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace. Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment).
• Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT

· The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.

· This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

· This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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Incumbent serves as Utility Engineer for the City of Elkhart Public Works and Utilities, responsible for supervising and managing assigned staff, participating in strategic planning for utility and infrastructure needs, overseeing all phases of the construction process, and overseeing the inspection of all utility and infrastructure projects.

DUTIES:
  • Supervises and manages assigned staff, including analyzing staff workload, reviewing position documentation, interviewing candidates and making hiring decisions, orienting subordinates, planning, delegating, and controlling work assignments, establishing specific work goals, training/developing/motivating assigned staff, evaluating performance, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective action, and communicating and administering personnel policies and procedures.
  • Initiates and designs Utility and Drainage projects in conjunction with citizens and elected officials, including considering the proposed project and seeking funding and permission, setting scope and limits, calculating the costs, initiating and beginning the design, meeting with parties affected by project in conjunction with Inspector, finalizing the design and drawings, and creating specifications and bid package. Ensures that all designs developed are in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates project bidding process, including advertising project, coordinating receipt of bid packages with Board of Works, reviewing bids and making recommendations to Board of Works, ensuring that all bids are in accordance with local and state law for work performed by private contractors.
  • Manages preconstruction phase of project, including obtaining contract signatures, bonds, insurance, developing schedule, and participating in public outreach meetings, answering
  • technical questions of City Offices, contractors, and the public in person, by telephone, and through letters.
  • Oversees the construction of Utility projects in conjunction with Inspector, including managing project appropriations and budget, resolving issues, evaluating Change Orders and making recommendations to Board of Works, finalizing pay applications, and overseeing billing and services performed.
  • Oversees the final inspection of the project in conjunction with the Inspector.
  • Utilizes available and cost effective technology tools to conduct utility planning studies, including, but not limited to, GPS, GIS, and computer models that simulate drainage systems, drinking water systems, and wastewater systems, such as SWMM, and EPANET.
  • Coordinates with Engineering Services Director and GIS/Records Manager on asset management database development that includes all environmental infrastructure fixed assets, and conducts life cycle analyses for use in capital planning.
  • Oversees development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for efficient operation of the Public Works Department, including field data collection procedures, permit issuance procedures, and inspection procedures.
  • Interacts and communicates with other local governmental planning organizations to ensure appropriate planning models are applied when intercity and County areas are impacted, or influenced by City’s master planning objectives.
  • Reviews private development plans for City approval.
  • Completes permits for excavation, utility connections, water, sewer, and other public works items.
  • Assists GIS and Records Manager in maintenance and upkeep of the Records Management System.
  • Assists City Engineer in preparing annual capital improvement plan for review, evaluation, and approval by Elkhart Common Council and Board of Public Works.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in civil engineering with minimum four (4) years previous experience in related field.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional Engineering License.
  • Ability to meet all employer hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test.
  • Working knowledge of standard office procedures and computer software applications used by the department, with ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks and operations.
  • Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare correspondence and detailed written reports.
  • Knowledge of standard filing systems and ability to create and maintain Department files.
  • Ability to supervise and manage assigned staff, including analyzing staff workload, reviewing position documentation, interviewing candidates, making hiring decisions, orienting new subordinates, planning, delegating, and controlling work assignments, establishing specific work goals, training/developing/motivating assigned staff, evaluating performance, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective action, and communicating and administering personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ability to properly operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, copier, scanner, telephone, camera, and cell phone.
  • Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric calculations.
  • Ability to coordinate, place, make determinations, and take action based on data analysis.
  • Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
  • Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, Elkhart County Engineering department, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Federal Environmental Protection Agency, contractors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
  • Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time and work rapidly for long periods often amidst frequent distractions and interruptions, occasionally under time pressure.
  • Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.
  • Ability to work extended hours, evenings, weekends, and travel out of town for training events and conferences, sometimes overnight.
  • Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license, and demonstrated safe driving record.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, involving driving, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, handling/grasping objects, keyboarding, speaking clearly, close/far vision, color perception, hearing sounds/communication, sitting for long periods, and sitting and walking at will on uneven terrain. Incumbent works near fumes and odors, in a noisy environment, when inspecting construction sites. Incumbent spends the majority of time working on computers; however, at times there will be some field work that may require work outside in all kinds of weather and exposure to potential dangers of traffic. Incumbent may respond to situations involving potential physical harm to self and others, and may work with or be exposed to irate/hostile individuals in course of inspections.

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JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for operation of motor vehicles, primarily a tandem axle dump truck, for the Street Department and completing related tasks timely and correctly. Includes routine driving duties and other specific tasks as needed working both independently and as part of a work crew. Street and city property maintenance including snow removal work is an essential job function. May, at times, operate other equipment or perform other types of work in serving community needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Drive tandem axle dump truck and other vehicles to perform duties such as plowing snow, spreading salt and sand, hauling gravel, sand, asphalt, and other bulk commodities.
Perform safe operation and proper care of equipment.
Record daily mileage and other job factors as required.
Daily inspection of equipment and reporting of issues needing attention.
Assist other personnel with duties as needed including manual labor tasks.
Operate front end loader to load own or other trucks when needed.
Performs other related duties as requested by supervision.

PERSONAL WORK TRAITS
Positive work ethic including punctuality and dependability.
Ability to communicate, follow direction, and work well with supervision and other co-workers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Valid Drivers License at time of hire required.
Obtain Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle’s Commercial Drivers License Learners Permit within 60 days of hire.
Obtain Class “A” CDL within 180 days of hire.
Two (2) years prior experience in plowing snow on city streets is desirable.
Hold or obtain a valid Department of Transportation physical exam card and the required drug and alcohol test (NIDA) as required by the Department of Transportation in order to work in this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS  AND ABILITIES
Ability to follow direction of supervision and work in coordination with other crew members.
Skill and Ability to operate commercial motor vehicle appropriately.
Ability to follow traffic regulations and directions.
Knowledge of Elkhart City streets.
Knowledge of trucks to be operated and capacities of such.
Knowledge of safety laws and practices.
Knowledge of mechanical, operational, and care aspects of equipment.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL SKILLS
Ability to reach, bend, turn, twist, climb, stoop, walk on varied surfaces.
Mobility of hands, arms, and feet needed to operate truck controls.
Ability to sit in confinement of truck or equipment cab for extended periods of time.
Ability to withstand vibrational and disruptive motion of heavy trucks and equipment in operation.
Ability to lift, pull, push up to 100 pounds.
Ability to manually shovel and/or move materials such as gravel, asphalt, sand, or snow, and other materials.
Ability to reason logically.
Clarity of vision with or without correction.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed during a standard 40 hour work week with overtime required when necessary.
Work is primarily outdoors in all types of weather including extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind, etc. and hazardous driving conditions.
Exposures to noise, gas fumes, dust, and dirt and challenging traffic conditions.

POST OFFER TESTING REQUIRED
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace.  Therefore successfully passing a post offer drug screen is required (random drug testing may be conducted after employment). Background checks producing acceptable BMV and criminal history reports required.

POLICY STATEMENT
The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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