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 GRADE:          K; $42,182.40 - $56,950.40 annually, DOE


  • Performs crime analysis activities; reads, interprets, predicts, and summarizes information.
  • Communicates and exchanges activity reports, trends, and patterns to management and special units within the department.
    • Conducts research on possible suspects.
    • Determines criminal association and patterns of criminal activity related to offenders or groups of offenders.  Conducts research on suspects or criminals; collects, compiles, and analyzes intelligence data; maintains records.
    • Performs intelligence analysis activities; creates Wanted and other bulletins, identifies suspects and suspect property, reviews photos and video, assists investigations as needed, conducts Special Operations Support.
      • Develops and produces crime maps using GIS databases. 
      • Performs social media analysis; conducts routine alert monitoring, Missing Children, threats sent via social media, social unrest monitoring, etc.
      • Organizes summarized information into clear and concise reports; develops and prepares charts, graphs, maps, bulletins or other materials to present findings.
      • Provides operational and administrator level software support for the department.  Serves as liaison to vendors for outside support needs.  Provides recommendations for upgrades or enhancement opportunities and needs.


  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of law enforcement activities, techniques of crime analysis, crime prevention, and police records processing.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of statistical research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of principles of data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system.
    • 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.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and legible notes.
  • Knowledge of City policies, procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Statistics, Information Systems, or closely related field and five (5) years’ experience in law enforcement or crimes analysis.
    • Geographic Information Systems Technical Certificate preferred.
    • Must pass background and criminal history checks.

To participate in the selection process for this position, you must have a completed application on file in the Personnel Department of the City of Oak Ridge by 12:00 noon Friday, February 1, 2019.

Public Safety Communications Officer (Dispatcher)

SALARY GRADE: H – 1;  Entry level - $15.95 per hour; $33,176.00 annually, DOQ


• Operates a countywide communication system.
• Receives calls for service, inquiries and requests assistance from Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
• Collects pertinent information from callers and disseminates that information to responding units or agencies.
• Determines the priority level of requests for services and mitigates those calls that can be handled without department resources to a response; dispatches personnel and equipment by radio to accidents, crimes, disturbances, etc.
• Maintains status and awareness of police, fire or other City personnel and activities and monitors alarms; provides information to personnel as needed.
• Enters, maintains and validates computer entries, inquiries and teletypes through the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC), and monitors NCIC for teletypes from other agencies.
• Inputs warrants, orders of protection and trespassing orders in the Records Management System.


• Knowledge of personal computers, hardware and software.
• Knowledge of or ability to learn City geography.
• Knowledge of the use of a multi-line telephone system.
• General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and operation of standard office equipment and software.
• Skill in quickly and accurately obtaining pertinent information.
• 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.
• Ability to maintain accurate and legible notes.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


• High School Diploma/equivalent.
• Must obtain NCIC Certification within six (6) months of hire.
• Must obtain APCO Telecommunicator Certification within six (6) months of hire.

Position involves rotating shift work. Applicants will go through various selection steps including appearing before an oral interview board, background and criminal history check, psychological evaluation, and a medical examination and drug screening.

To participate in the selection process for this position, you must have a completed application on file in the Personnel Department of the City of Oak Ridge by 12:00 noon Friday, February 1, 2019.

The City of Oak Ridge in cooperation with the Roane Alliance presents the following Employment Opportunity:


The Roane Alliance

Seeking a talented, experienced leader for a county-wide economic development organization in Roane County, TN, a scenic East Tennessee county with a population of 53,000 within five communities/cities. Roane County is home to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Manhattan Project National Park and Watts Bar Lake and is located just 30 minutes from Knoxville, 45 minutes from the Smoky Mountains, and 1.5 hours from Chattanooga. The Roane Alliance is a high-functioning, highly-professional umbrella organization over the Chamber, the County Industrial Board and the County’s Visitors Bureau. For more information about Roane County and the Alliance:

View the recruitment materials

Position summary

The Alliance is looking for an energetic, results-oriented President/CEO to

  • Lead and oversee the promotion and marketing of the county; recruiting of new business and industry, while fostering existing business growth; managing a vibrant and successful tourism program, as well as a growing retiree recruiting program; and developing and 
  • Leading programs for educational and workforce development, to ensure success of the many and varied programs operated by the Economic Development Organization;
  • Maintain effective, cooperative relationships with the existing business community, the general public, elected officials, funders and staff of eight;
  • Engage and motivate a variety of volunteers and team members;
  • Measurable experience in closing new business.
The successful candidate should be:

  • A strong leader, responsible with a robust work ethic, who exhibits a great deal of initiative, yet is             politically savvy; 
  • A persistent, decisive and self-motivated problem-solver 
  • A confident, but collaborative, team-player with excellent communication skills;
  • comfortable with both grant-seeking and fund-raising, while managing a complex budget of nearly $1       million a year, from a number of public and private sources; 
  • A excellent strategist, equally comfortable with planning and implementation, with an appreciation of            both detail and bottom line;
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Familiar with the operation of multi-partner, matrix organizations.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and directs all programs and activities of the Economic Development organization,     with emphasis on creating and implementing strategies to create jobs and investments.
  • Supervises staff. Supervisory duties include instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.
  • Provides for adequate staff training and development opportunities.
  • Oversees the development and administration of the organization budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
  • Provides direct assistance to the County officials in economic development matters and regarding various special projects.
  • Manages all the activities of the Economic Development organization.
  • Develops and recommends short - and long-range economic development strategies.
  • Recruits and negotiates with industry representatives to encourage location in the County.
  • Encourages current local industries to create new jobs and investment.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of a comprehensive inventory of available buildings and sites in the County for economic development purposes; identifies potential properties to be used for industries, businesses, industrial parks and commerce business centers; identifies costs and potential funding sources for site and park development.
  • Prepares and maintains information on utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services,           financing tools, etc.; responds to requests for information for economic development purposes.
  • Directs the research, analysis and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and             economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.
  • Negotiates and administers various contracts, agreements and partnerships.
  • Secures and administers grant funds and donations for use in funding.
  • Develops and conducts an ongoing public awareness and marketing program designed to support           economic development efforts. Presents programs about development plans to various community,         industry and civic groups; prepares public relations materials in multi-media formats.
  • Represents the Economic Development organization at various local, regional and national                       conferences and meetings; serves as liaison to other counties, municipalities, state and federal               agencies, various boards and commissions, and other community/professional/civic groups,                     industries, businesses, the media, other professionals and the general public.
  • Prepares quarterly reports and an annual report on strategies and achievements.
  • Performs general administrative work as required, including preparing reports and correspondence,         entering and retrieving computer data, reviewing mail and literature, conducting and attending                 meetings, etc.
  • Attends and participates in training, conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., to maintain awareness of legislation, trends and technology related to economic development planning and implementation.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred;
  • At least five years experience in an Economic Development role preferred;
  • Must be proficient with computer and internet technology;
  • Roane County residency required;
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fund-raising experience preferred.
  • Compensation Package
$75,000-$85,000/year DOQ, with potential for performance bonuses. Benefits include medical, retirement, car, cell phone, expense account, and professional and civic organization memberships.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter in hard copy to ‘CEO Search’ c/o The City of Oak Ridge, 200 S.Tulane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Digital copies only WILL NOT be accepted, but may be submitted in addition to a hard copy to  Recruitment will remain open until position filled. Confidentiality assured. No calls please.


Recreation Leaders and Lifeguards

The City of Oak Ridge is accepting applications for Summer Camp and Swimming Pool positions for 2019. All applicants must be at least age 16 and certified to apply for lifeguard positions and must be at least age 18 and one year of college to apply for summer camp 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. Applications are available in the Personnel Department in the Municipal Building, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at Applications received by Friday, March 1, 2019 will be reviewed and considered for summer openings before those received after that date.


SALARY: $ 9.96 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) 

SALARY GRADE: Entry level - $38.26 per hour/$79,580.80 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.