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. 


SALARY RANGE: R; $70,928.00 - $83,335.20 annually

Essential Functions
• Directs the work of and supervises assigned crews. Provides training and instructions and ongoing training needs. Assigns tasks, reviews work and provides performance evaluation feedback. Recommends employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, and discharge. Reviews and approves time sheets, job assignment sheets.
• Installs, operates, maintains and upgrades overhead and underground power lines and equipment for transmission, distribution systems and secondary services ranging in voltage of 120-161,000 volts.
• Utilizes chainsaws and tree trimmers to clear branches and limbs from lines, poles and transformers, and specialized test equipment such as locators and meters.
• Conducts and supervises test of electrical equipment, including substation equipment, electric transformers, and electric relays. Performs repair or replacement as required.
• Operates overhead stationary and mobile cranes as required.
• Ensures appropriate training for all crew on all assigned equipment and maintains required documentation.
• Conducts regular substation readings and obtains oil samples on overhead and underground transformers as needed.
• Performs switching operations and step voltage testing of conductors.
• Communicates status and concerns of projects, assignments and crew members to Manager.
• Prepares daily work reports involving the materials inventory, cost, status of assigned projects and inspections, crew updates and accidents as necessary.
• Monitors expenditures and approves purchase requests within assigned area of authority.
• Reports to work within specified time limits when serving “on call.” Responds to emergency conditions 24/7/365 regardless of weather conditions as required by system demands whether on-call or not.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and all applicable federal, state and local rules and regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge of Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Tennessee Occupational Health and Safety Administration (TOSHA) regulations and all other applicable federal, state and local rules and regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge of electrical distribution systems such as substation operations
• Knowledge of Electric Substation installation, maintenance and repair, including extensive experience in wiring, relay programing, motor controls, PLC operation and protection equipment.
• Knowledge of installation, operation and repair of oil filled equipment, including transformer, medium and high voltage circuit breakers, voltage regulators and grounding transformers.
• Knowledge of local, State and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to utilities, and other regulatory requirements.
• Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.

Required Education, Experience, Licensing, and Certifications
• Associates degree in a utility or construction management trade and ten (10) years electrical experience, of which two (2) years are substation experience.
• Three years previous supervisory experience.
• Must possess current Class A CDL Driver’s license.
• Completion of Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) Apprenticeship program in substations or similar training.
• Must meet United States Citizen requirements as determined by the United States Department of Energy.

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, May 30, 2018.


The City of Oak Ridge is accepting applications for Swimming Pool positions for 2018. All applicants must be at least age 16 and certified to apply for lifeguard positions. The minimum salary will be at least $9.06 per hour. All applicants are subject to drug screening, background investigation and driver license check.  Position is open until filled.


SALARY GRADE: $12.06 per hour (40 hour work week; June 4, 2018 – August 24, 2018/dates negotiable)

Essential Job Functions:
• Provides general administrative/clerical duties such as filing or sorting, typing routine letters, labels, reports and similar items.
• Produce necessary drawings and reports for the electric system, land use, and proposed improvements.
• Interprets, integrates, implements and transfers data, surveys, subdivision plats and development plans between programs.
• Gathers, corrects, manipulates, and exports GPS data to include the electric infrastructure.
• Ensures that the electric system GIS and mapping systems, fiber optic mapping system, and other asset management systems are systematically updated to contain the latest data and information.
• Creates, updates, and maintains databases and develops links to associated data for availability in the GIS environment.
• Transfer data between a GPS Receiver and the City’s computer system.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of computers and related equipment.
• Functional knowledge of Survey 123
• Skill in planning, organizing and coordinating GIS/GPS operations.
• Knowledge of database design, computer systems design and programming including skill in web development languages including HTML, ASP, VBScript, JavaScript, SQL, Visual Basic and related programming languages. Knowledge of MS Office Software.
• Skill in use of computer applications such as GIS systems, Computer Automated Design (CAD), distribution impedance models, databases and bridges between these systems.
• Knowledge of symbols and terminology used in engineering improvement plans, survey field notes, and manual drawings.
• Skill in applying equipment and resources to prepare and present reports and information.
• Skill in computer software related to the area of assignment.
• 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:
• Bachelor’s Degree or 3rd year of program in a field related to assignment.
• 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, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.


SALARY GRADE: R; Step 1 / $70,928.00 annually

Essential Job Functions:
This position performs activities related to Departmental internal communication and control systems as well as Electric Department planning, construction and maintenance activities with applicable authorities in areas that are controlled, restricted or have limited access; responds to and investigates customer complaints regarding electrical services and quality electrical power to customers and contractors in the restricted areas.
• Coordinates activities of all areas of the Electric Department as required to maintain quality electrical service to customers in Special or Restricted Areas.
• Conducts on-site inspections of work in progress and upon completion ensures compliance with City and departmental policies and procedures, City codes, quality standards, safety regulations, and all applicable regulatory requirements.
• Plans, designs, supervises and aids installation, maintenance and operation of the City’s internal communication and equipment control systems for the Electric Department.
• Develops and implements electronic controls, data communication strategies and aids in implementation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems.
• Aids in testing, maintenance and record keeping of electric utility relays and associated equipment.
• Responds to all emergency conditions.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge of City Code of Ordinances, Tennessee Code Annotation (TCA), and all other applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
• Knowledge of regulations and practices necessary to work safely in area under federal control, or areas with contamination or other hazards not typical of the work environment.
• Knowledge of Electrical systems and operations, including automated systems such as Automated Meter Infrastructure, SCADA systems.
• Advanced knowledge of electronic communication protocols with hands-on experience in developing, installing and maintaining computer controlled electronic equipment.
• Knowledge and skill in installation, maintenance and operation of fiber optic systems.
• Knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize the principles of strategic and long and short range planning.
• Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
• Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to form and maintain long term work relationships.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or related engineering field and two (2) years previous engineering or project management experience.
• Must meet all requirements imposed by the Department of Energy or other Federal agencies for access to Special Areas where the City may have electrical customers including, but not limited to the following:
• Must be a Citizen of the United States of America.
• Must have ability to obtain required security clearances.
• Must have completed, or complete all training necessary to access areas with known radiological or chemical contamination including but not limited to:
• General Employment Training
• Forty Hour HAZWOPER training
• RAD worker 2 training
• Required facility specific and/or security awareness training

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, June 1, 2018.


The City of Oak Ridge is recruiting for Police Officer and Police Officer Trainee applicants to fill current vacancies and future openings. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Prior law enforcement experience is preferred.

POSITION: Police Officer Trainee Police Officer

SALARY GRADE: I; Step 1 / $17.39 per hour J; Step 1 / $18.78 per hour


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 one of the following:

a. Have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with coursework in any subject matter. Credits from any accredited college or university will be accepted; or
b. Have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the Organized Reserves and National Guard, for at least two years on active duty and, if separated from the military, have received an honorable discharge; or
c. Have served at least three (3) years in a full-duty status with a full-service law enforcement agency in a municipality, county, or state within the United States, and be currently employed, have resigned, or be retired in good standing.

Applicants meeting ALL of the mandatory qualifications above are eligible to take the written test that will be given on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in the Wildcat Arena (Gymnasium) at Oak Ridge High School, 129 Providence Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. 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. 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 City of Oak Ridge Employment Application on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Friday, June 1, 2018.


PAY GRADE: L; (Salary Range - $44,709 -$52,533)

Essential Job Functions
• Builds and maintains all pages for the City website, City intranet and other special event web sites using various content and desktop publishing software.
• Assists departments with developing content for departmental web pages to ensure effective communications and uniformity of presentation.
• Proofreads and edits all pages before publishing departmental web content.
• Researches and implements new web technology.
• Tracks and reports web statistics to determine the effectiveness of a webpage or document.
• Provides help desk support for a wide variety of computer applications.
• Assists with setting up technical equipment for meetings, webinars and events.
• Performs database design and maintenance; develops a variety of front end solutions for database use.
• Performs database administration including configuration, report writing, backups, and optimization.
• Provides technical expertise and consultation regarding operational effectiveness of online applications.
• Troubleshoots the nature and sources of online application problems and facilitates resolution based on the diagnosis; ensures implementation of appropriate backup procedures.
• Assists user departments in development or modification of procedures relative to changes in applications.
• Integrates data to interface with other online systems.
• Designs and creates user specified reports and custom screens with related tables, views, and stored procedures.
• Works with other IS staff to ensure documentation and resolution of user problems as needed.
• Assists user departments and IS staff in testing of programs, processes, and training as appropriate.
• Assists IS technical staff in the verification and documentation of procedures.
• Provides overall assistance with IT supported hardware and applications in use by local and remote users across multiple sites.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to define problems, gather and interpret data, establish facts and provide alternative solutions.
• Ability to apply analytic techniques appropriate to a wide variety of organizational questions and problems.
• Ability to determine needs of users.
• Ability to act in a team environment and to provide excellent service and support for IT users.
• Ability to think logically and handle critical decisions calmly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
• Ability to apply color balance and graphic design principles to digital and print media.
• Skill in photo editing and image management.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of personal computer and networked computer operations including hardware, software and data communications in an online environment.
• Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
• Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
• Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs.
• Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.
• Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
• Knowledge of City policies, procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
• Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
• Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:
• Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and two (2) years relevant Information Technology experience demonstrating increasing responsibilities or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be Certified Microsoft Database Administrator.

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Electric Line Technician (Lineman) 

SALARY GRADE: Entry level - $32.32 per hour/$67,232 annually


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. Completion of an electric line tech program with an apprenticeship program and specialty in electric metering.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

Qualified individuals interested in this position should contact the Personnel Department at 865-425-3564.