Current City Job Openings

You can receive an application by walk-in, email, or write to the Personnel Department, City of Oak Ridge, Municipal Building, P.O. Box 1, 200 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, TN  37831-0001, or telephone the office at (865) 425-3564. The Personnel Department email address is: You may also click here to download a copy of our application. Your application will be accepted at any time by mail, email, or during regular office hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Resumes may be forwarded to the Personnel Department at the above address. You need only one application to be considered for all vacant jobs that you qualify for. You must fill out the application form completely, and all statements on the form are subject to verification. 

Electrical Project Manager

SALARY RANGE: $65,670 - $95,746 before standard deductions

Under general supervision of the Electrical Engineering Division Manager, designs modifications, extensions and improvements to high voltage underground and overhead electrical distribution systems, substations, and City buildings and electrical systems.

Essential Job Functions:
• Reviews commercial and industrial development plans and work with developers, contractors and customers in the installation of electrical infrastructure.
• Makes frequent field inspections ensuring compliance with State and Local laws, codes, and quality assurance standards.
• Supports the Electric Engineering Division Manager with project management, specifications, system modeling, SCADA design and implementations, and planning capital projects.
• Develops, publishes and maintains specification and standards and ensures projects comply with applicable state laws and departmental policies.
• Maintains and updates department record keeping systems, both hard copy and electronic formats performing initial programming and programming updates for electronic record keeping system(s).
• Coordinates and reviews projects that expand the City's electrical infrastructure with customers, contractors, developers and other City departments.
• Utilizes specialized software applications, tools and equipment.
• Communicates effectively with co-workers, other City personnel/departments, regulatory agencies, external agencies/organizations, customers and the general public.
• Responds to and assists in resolving customer complaints, concerns and issues.
• Performs economic analysis for overhead and underground electric system installations.
• Performs Electrical Engineering calculations such as voltage drop, fault current, system capacity and system sizing.
• Assists in employee training activities for the department.
• Oversees and assists other employees with specific work assignments.
• Must respond to electric system emergencies twenty-four hours a day whether on standby or not.

REQUIRED Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of Electrical Engineering.
• Knowledge of Electrical Power and electrical transmission and distribution systems.
• Knowledge of public works design standards, materials, and construction; and of land development practices, review procedures, and development-related issues and concerns.
• Skill in using a personal computer, a variety of software programs, and other equipment essential to performing daily activities.
• Skill in interpreting and applying policies and procedures, codes/ordinances, professional standards and regulatory requirements.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess or obtain Class “D” State of Tennessee Driver’s license.

All parties interested in this position should have an application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department no later than 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

The City of Oak Ridge is currently beginning its recruitment activities for the position of CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER, to include those having successfully completed a Police Academy with POST certification pending.

 Please carefully read this document to learn how this process will work. Mandatory Qualifications:


1.      Be a United States citizen

2.      Be at least 21 years of age

3.      Possess excellent moral character for carrying out law enforcement duties

4.      Be free of a criminal conviction record

5.      Possess a valid driver’s license (if applicant lives out-of-state, he/she must be able to obtain Tennessee Driver’s License 30 days after employment)

6.      Be of proportionate height and weight

7.      Ability to pass (a) police officer selection test, (b) physical ability test, (c) panel interview, (d) background investigation, (e) psychological examination, (f) medical examination, (g) drug screening, and (h) interview with Chief of Police

8.      Must have a High School diploma or GED and have successfully completed a Police Academy with POST certification pending.

           Applicants meeting ALL of the mandatory qualifications above are eligible to take the written test that will be given on Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Shep Lauter Room (Gymnasium) in the Recreation Building at the Civic Center Complex on the Oak Ridge Turnpike across from the Oak Ridge High School (1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike). Applicants will be admitted at 8:30 a.m. and the written test will begin at 9:00 a.m. and should take about two hours.

 Immediately following the written test, applicants will be given a physical agility test in the same room as the written test is administered. Therefore, applicants should wear or bring loose fitting exercise clothes and shoes suitable for running.

 Other selection steps for some applicants may include an oral interview, a psychological evaluation, background investigation, drug screening, and medical evaluation.


Individuals who desire to participate in the selection process by taking the written and physical agility tests must have a completed application on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  You may access our application by visiting the City’s website – and downloading the application.  Please note – you will need to download and save the application on your computer, complete the application, save and return to the City.

Electric Line Technician (Lineman) – Vacancy due to retirement
SALARY GROUP: 25 – Starting Salary $24.86 - $28.23 per hour depending on qualifications


Works with various Electric Department crews in installing or repairing high voltage electrical distribution system components, electrical meters, traffic signals and controllers, and electric fixtures in City facilities. Must perform both underground and overhead work.


1. High school diploma or GED with basic knowledge of trigonometry and a basic understanding of the principles of electricity.

2. Must have successfully completed a four-year electric lineman apprenticeship training program.

3. Possession, or ability to obtain within six months of appointment, a valid Tennessee Class A Commercial Driver's License with air brakes endorsement. The ability to manipulate the controls of large trucks and backhoes.

4. Physical ability to lift and hold fifty (50) pounds to the shoulder level; to work in all weather conditions and on all types of terrain; and to tolerate heights and confined areas. Manual dexterity which permits the use of hand tools while wearing size 8 or larger high voltage gloves. Physical ability to climb electrical poles. Good peripheral vision and adequate hearing (natural or corrected). A lack of life threatening sensitivity to insects and various weather and environmental conditions.

5. The ability to operate various types of construction equipment including backhoes, dump trucks, digger-derrick trucks, bucket trucks and trenchers.

6. The ability to work safely close to energized high voltage cables, wire, and equipment, and to work as a member of a team.

7. The ability to interact effectively with supervisors, co-workers and the public and to closely follow oral and written instructions.

8. Must pass medical evaluation and drug screening prior to appointment. Subject to random alcohol and drug testing throughout employment.

Individuals interested in this position must file an employment application/resume on file with the Personnel Department.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.