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. 

Public Works Operations Manager (Utilities)

 SALARY: $69,804.80 - $87,245.60

Under administrative direction of the Public Works Director; plans, directs and supervises all Public Works utilities operations, including water distribution, sewer collection, and the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants operation and maintenance. Champions customer service, inter-departmental collaboration, technological and efficiency improvements, and fiscal stewardship and responsiveness. Responsible for the promotion of employee engagement, education and professional development.

Essential Job Functions:

Confers with and provides technical advice to assigned staff, design professionals and contractors regarding the design, construction, maintenance and repair of potable water and sanitary sewer lines, and water and wastewater treatment projects.
• Assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff to ensure that water and wastewater operations, maintenance and regulatory requirements are met, effectively and efficiently.
• Assists Director in the preparation of annual operations and maintenance budgets; reviews and approves expenditures, approves the requisition of supplies, materials and equipment.
• Performs employee evaluations and reviews the work of staff through meetings, observation and modification of work practices, reports, and conferences.
• Responsible for promoting employee engagement, education and professional development.
• Assists the Public Works Director in the preparation and implementation of short- and long-term department goals and objectives.
• Assists in the planning and management of capital improvement projects regarding water distribution, sewer collection, and water and wastewater treatment.
• Participates in hiring decisions of new employees and the selection of consultants for various City contract proposals.
• Ensures that assigned staff are adhering to Department and City policies and procedures.
• Responds to questions and complaints from citizens, contractors and consultants.
• Prepares various regular and special reports as requested by the Public Works Director.
• Acts as liaison with the federal Department of Energy regarding special joint projects.
• Strives to maintain Compliance with all regulatory guidelines; meets with external regulatory agencies to provide information and take action as needed.
• Works collaboratively with other Public Works managers and Department heads. Coordinates work with other managers and departments as needed.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public works program administration.
• Knowledge of the laws and regulations of construction and maintenance methods, materials and equipment used in municipal public works.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and management, budgeting and fund control and employee supervision.
• Knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and materials used in water/wastewater treatment and distribution/collection systems.
• Knowledge of state and federal regulations relating to water/wastewater treatment and distribution/collection systems.
• Knowledge in GIS capabilities associated with utilities.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in reading, understanding and reviewing plans to determine compliance with utilities and other requirements.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City officials, contractors, consultants, other public agencies and the general public.
• Skill in evaluating and managing multiple employees for adherence to policies, procedures and daily work tasks for an effective and efficient work force, and promoting employee engagement and satisfaction.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, environmental engineering, construction, public administration or a closely related field; and five (5) years of management and administrative experience in the construction and maintenance of water distribution and collection system piping, and water and wastewater treatment systems; and considerable experience in project/construction management, planning and implementation, grant/contract administration, or an equivalent combination of related education, training and/or experience to perform the essential duties of the position.
• Professional Engineer Certificate preferred.
• Must be able to obtain, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection certification.
• Possession of a valid State of Tennessee Driver’s license, or ability to obtain.

All parties interested in this position must have an application and/or resume on file with the Personnel Department no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, July 14, 2017.

Utilities Services Representative

 SALARY: $14.65 per hour

Under general supervision of the Meter Reader Supervisor, performs various routine tasks in the installation and service of electric and water meters for residential and commercial customers, and reviews meter readings to ensure accuracy.

Essential Job Functions:
• Reads and records water and electric meters along an assigned route to substantiate billings for utility customers.
• Enters data on laptop and handheld computers.
• Installs and repairs electric and water meters, and removes and rechecks for high or low usage.
• Collects monies for delinquent accounts, and disconnects service for non-payment of bills.
• Responds to call-outs to restore service during evening and weekend hours.
• Works with electric, water, and parks departments on location to conduct field problem solving on issues such as meter leaks and address corrections.
• Performs account audits to ensure accurate billings, and prepares meter reports on verification of locations.
• Enters mail and night box payments into system.
• Investigates and prepares reports on incidents of tampering with electrical and water meters, and works with police, electrical and water departments.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques required in installing and repairing water and electric meters.
• Knowledge of City Codes and Ordinances pertaining to billing operations, delinquent accounts and fees.
• Knowledge of cash handling and balancing procedures.
• Knowledge of the practices and materials utilized in the installation of electric and water utility systems.
• Skill in the use of power and hand tools such as wire cutters, saws, wrenches, screw drivers, chain saw, weed cutters, or similar tools.
• Skill in observing and monitoring water and electric meters to determine compliance with prescribed operating standards.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with associate personnel, other City employees and the general public.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• High School Diploma and three (3) years’ experience in electric and water meter operations and repair; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess 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, Friday, July 7, 2017.

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

STARTING SALARY: $ 16.14 per hour with liberal fringe benefits

Essential Job Functions:

• Maintains facilities by repairing door locks, patching leaking roofs, replacing broken glass, fixtures, floors and ceiling tiles and painting interior/exterior surfaces.
• Builds cabinets, book shelves, desks, fences, steps and small buildings.
• Contacts and directs City approved contractors in performing repairs and replacements of floor coverings, automatic door openers, roofing repairs
• Assists in the maintenance of HVAC systems in facilities by monitoring building temperatures and maintaining boilers, chillers, water pumps, air compressors and electrical, pneumatic and electronic controls.
• Assists in the maintenance of plumbing systems by repairing plumbing fixtures and equipment, boilers and hot water heaters and swimming pool equipment.
• Assists in the maintenance, tests and repairs fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
• Completes written records of labor and materials used for each work project.
• Develops purchase orders for parts and equipment, solicits bids, and assists in the selection of the successful bidder.
• Maintains computerized data bases on maintenance schedules, warranty information and similar data.
• Performs emergency repairs and work as necessary including activities requiring overtime and or called out.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of the operation, preventive maintenance and repair of facilities and furnishings, cooling and heating systems and/or plumbing systems.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of the skilled trades of carpentry, cooling and heating systems or plumbing.
• Knowledge of safe operation of various hand and power tools and equipment.
• Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
• Skill in reading blueprints, plans and drawings for maintenance projects.
• Skill in understanding and following complex oral and written instructions.
• Skill in safely operating vehicles and equipment.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• High School Diploma or GED and five (5) years of experience in carpentry, cooling and heating systems or plumbing; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must possess the appropriate skilled trade license in the respective specialty area.
• Possession of a valid State of Tennessee Driver’s license.

Applications are available online and the Personnel Department.  For consideration, you must have an application on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Recreation Program Supervisor (Athletics)


SALARY RANGE: $37,024.00 to $46,290.40 per year; Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Recreation Program Manager for Athletics, performs work in planning, organizing and maintaining the City’s recreational and athletic programs and facilities.

1. Plans, organizes, schedules, and directs all games, facilities, officials, and scorekeepers for city league basketball, volleyball, softball, kickball, and other sports and activities.

2. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public Supervises scorekeepers, sports officials, and volunteers on a regular basis.

3. Routinely performs facility inspections and field safety assessments.

4. Actively markets the programs and services of City recreation programs for adults and youth, while serving as a community resource partnering with numerous organizations.

5. Management of athletic facilities including tennis courts, baseball/softball/soccer fields and disc golf courses.

1. Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreation/sports management or a closely related field.

2. Three (3) years recreation experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

3. Considerable knowledge of rules for basketball, volleyball, softball, and other sports that may be added to recreation program activities required.

4. Considerable knowledge of sports programming and scheduling in a municipal recreation setting.

5. Communicates effectively orally and in writing.

6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.

7. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.

Individuals interested in applying for this position should apply with the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon, Friday, June 30, 2017.


SALARY: $ 10.00 per hour before deductions for
Social Security and FIT


1. UTK, KC, PSTCC or RSCC student, part-time Schools employee, retiree, homemaker or other individuals with flexibility in arranging their personal schedules.

2. Must be able to work 10 hours per week – Mornings 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Monday thru Friday; Afternoons 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. except Wednesdays when hours are 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

3. Must be at least age 18.

4. Must be in good physical condition since position involves working in all types of weather conditions.

5. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children and the general public.

6. Applicants are subject to background investigation and drug screening.

If interested in this type of employment, please place an application on file with the Personnel Department.

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.