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The City of Carbondale requires employees under levels 1 - 7 (out of 9 levels), to live within the nine mile radius of the center of Carbondale. The employees within the level of 8-9 must reside within the Carbondale City limits.

A Residency Nine Mile Radius Map is accessible for viewing. The nine mile radius is outlined in RED. Please zoom in to accurately check for addresses with the nine miles.

For any inquires to check for residency requirements to close to the outside radius, please contact the Planning Department at 618-457-3248.

 

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Development Services / Planning Services

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Description/Job Opening Announcement
June 5, 2017 

Title:           Planner

Dept./Div:   Development Services/Planning Services

Nature of Work: This is a regular, full time professional urban planning position. Responsibilities include   enforcement of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, subdivision and site plan review, and coordination between various City departments on large scale projects. The planner will answer questions from the public concerning the City's development regulations, issue zoning certificates and other development approvals, and work with members of the public in preparing generalized development plans for public and private projects.  The Planning Services Division staffs and prepares agenda items for the City=s Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Preservation Commission.  The planner will assist in implementing and conducting an annual review of the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan. The selected candidate will be responsible for preparing reports to the Planning Commission and serving as the staff contact for the Preservation Commission.

Essential Duties:

  1. Meet and interact verbally and in writing with members of the public in various City offices and visually review drawings of site plans, zoning proposals, subdivisions, flood plains, etc.
  2. Draw sketches of various plans to illustrate designs for projects.
  3. Utilize ArcGIS to research property information including ownership and property boundaries.
  4. Write technical reports that may include maps, sketches, and tables.
  5. Present reports orally in public meetings including the Planning Commission, Preservation Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals. Answer questions raised by attendees and Commission/Board/Council members. Meetings frequently occur outside regular office hours.
  6. Visit and enter upon construction sites and check for Site Plan compliance by taking measurements and inspecting site work relative to approved plans.
  7. Visit and examine sites of proposed rezonings, special uses, various site plans, subdivisions, annexation, etc., to visually observe existing situations and determine suitability of proposed uses or changes. This sometimes entails traversing rough and uneven ground through brush, grass, mud, snow, etc.
  8. Read and interpret City codes and State statutes and explain the provisions to the public orally and in writing.
  9. Interact with other City departments by coordinating interdepartmental development review and assist in investigating complaints of possible Code violations.
  10. Review copies of deeds and Real Estate Transfer Declarations from County Clerk's office to determine if subdivision or zoning violations are occurring.
  11. Perform statistical and mathematical calculations.
  12. Read and interpret Federal and State regulations for grant programs being administered by the City.
  13. Write periodic reports to be submitted to State or Federal agencies.
  14. Communicate verbally, electronically and in writing with citizens, representatives of developers, state and local officials, etc.
  15. Read professional journals and attend professional meetings to stay apprized of current information in the planning field.
  16. Post properties to notify the public of upcoming public hearings.
  17. Efficiently and effectively utilize Windows based computers.  Proficiency in Microsoft products including Word, Excel and Power Point is desired.
  18. Operate audio and visual equipment at meetings and elsewhere, including but not limited to set up of screens, microphones, audio and video tape recorders and cameras, laptop computer and digital cameras and projectors.
  19. Manually operate office machines including but not limited to copying machines, fax machine and personal computers.
  20. Ability to illustrate and display charts and graphs.
  21. Use tact and good judgement and utilize strong and effective interpersonal skills in interacting with co-workers, members of the community, agencies and organizations; work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  22. Drive City car to project sites, meetings, libraries, agency offices, etc. Travel in city car and public transportation to meetings in nearby and distant communities.

Other Duties: Performs other duties that are related to the overall operation of the Development Services Department.

Work Environment: Work is usually performed in an office setting, but may require the occasional operation of a vehicle during the course of the work day in a variety of weather conditions to perform duties.

Physical Demands: Work is usually sedentary with occasional walking, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying objects under 25 pounds, or minimal physical activities. Work requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, to operate personal computers, and to perceive and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning or a closely related field including but not limited to geography, political science, community development, architecture or landscape architecture and at least two years of responsible planning experience with a municipal or regional planning agency or with a consultant working with municipal or regional governments in the area of zoning administration, subdivision control, site plan review, historic preservation, and/or comprehensive planning. A Masters Degree may be substituted for work experience. AICP certification is highly desirable.  Must have or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Regular, Full-time Position/Overtime Exempt
Residency Boundary Requirement
Salary Range 6 $42,679 - $59,696

Submit a completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment and a resume to the Human Resources Office, City of Carbondale, PO Box 2047, Carbondale, IL 62902-2047 or apply at City Hall, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois by 4:30 p.m. , Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City's website www.explorecarbondale.com. The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tara Brown
Human Resources Manager

 

 

Cedar Lake Supervisor

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Description/Job Opening Announcement
June 15, 2017

Title:          Cedar Lake Supervisor
Dept./Div.: Public Works/Lake Management

NATURE OF WORK:  This is a regular, full-time, over-time-exempt position in the Lake Management Division of the Public Works Department. The Cedar Lake Supervisor is responsible for the day to day administration and operation of the City’s Cedar Lake Reservoir and its water shed area. The position requires a 40-hour per week work schedule, however, not necessarily on an 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday schedule. The position requires the Cedar Lake Supervisor to be on duty during peak periods of the Lake’s use. The Cedar Lake Supervisor is required to be available for work assignments on Saturday and Sunday. The Cedar Lake Supervisor is in constant contact with the public and therefore must be able to present a professional image to all lake visitors, fishermen, and to the local property owners in the area.  A City-owned house is provided in the watershed area in which the Cedar Lake Supervisor is required to live rent free. The Cedar Lake Supervisor supervises seasonal workers including Lake Maintenance Workers and Lifeguards. The Cedar Lake Supervisor reports to, receives direction from and is evaluated by the Director of Public Works.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Effectively and efficiently administer, plan and organize the proper operations of Cedar Lake including maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment and supervision of personnel assigned to the division. Utilize personnel, equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently.
  2. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with subordinates, supervisors, other employees and the public. Cooperatively work with other agencies as necessary including U.S. Forest Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Jackson County Sheriff, etc. for Lake Management operations. In supervising and working with staff, adhere to applicable policies and requirements including City policies and safety standards, initiating appropriate disciplinary action when necessary. Keep supervisor well informed by communicating both orally and in writing. Assist with the interview and hiring process of lifeguards and summer workers.
  3. Effectively supervise and direct employees assigned to the division using modern management techniques and sound independent judgment.  Motivate employees to achieve operational goals in an effective and efficient manner, evaluate employee job performance and initiate effective disciplinary action as necessary and appropriate.
  4. Supervise boat launch activities to insure their smooth and continuous operation and maintain the general boat launch area. Provide assistance to fishermen and all other visitors to the lake area. Oversee the beach operation; supervise, schedule, train and direct lifeguards. Swim as necessary to perform patrol, beach and other lake duties.
  5. Patrol the lake and watershed area. Safely and effectively operate boats, vehicles and other equipment. Inform visitors and patrons of rules, regulations, and polices and enforce the same as directed and necessary for all Lake Management operations. Lead by example and adhere to all rules, regulations, and policies both on and off duty as applicable and directed.
  6. Develop, implement, and run educational programs to promote recreation and conservation activities such as: bird house building, maple syrup making, bird watching, plant and tree identification, and leave no trace.
  7. Implement, monitor and maintain necessary conservation practices to prevent unwanted erosion in the watershed area. Maintain and keep emergency access roads and fire trails open.
  8. Safely and effectively operate and maintain various types of motor vehicles and equipment.  Climb onto and operate equipment w/both manual and automatic shift transmissions with some having auxiliary equipment with hand-operated control levers requiring effective hand-eye coordination. Equipment includes but is not limited to automobiles, pickup trucks, small tractors, lawn mowers, chainsaws, string trimmers, leaf blowers, slope mowers, and other like equipment. Make minor operating adjustments and alignments to assure proper and efficient operation of equipment as required. Coordinate and schedule equipment for repairs and preventive maintenance services with the Equipment Maintenance Division. Train employees on the proper and safe use of equipment, vehicles, and machinery.
  9. Maintain necessary records and statistics related to division operation. Prepare written reports as directed by the Director of Public Works. Maintain necessary records to develop annual budget and prepare annual budget material for Director of Public Works in accordance with City's budgeting process and calendar using basic mathematics. Purchase necessary items for operation and inventory by soliciting quotes from a variety of vendors, determining which vendor to use following proper City purchasing procedures, and process a purchase order for required merchandise. Prepare and maintain required payroll documentation such as leave requests, overtime slips, and time cards. Maintain equipment maintenance and repair records.
  10. Respond to after hour needs and emergency calls related to the management of lake and surrounding properties.
  11. Operate motor vehicle to and from job sites, meetings, and various City offices in order to perform essential duties.
  12. Practice good safety and be knowledgeable of standard safety practices and procedures. Possess the ability to recognize hazardous situations and exercise extreme caution and good judgment when working in and around excavations, machinery, vehicles and other related equipment. Have ability to properly instruct and train others in the safe and proper use of equipment, tools, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  13. Effectively comprehend and follow oral and written instructions to implement all phases of the Lake Management Division operations. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly into microphone, operate two-way radio and telephone in order to be clearly understood.
  14. Assist the Engineering Division with developing and overseeing construction projects related to the management of Cedar Lake and surrounding properties. Possess the ability to read and understand engineering and construction drawings, plans, and specifications.
  15. Operate basic office equipment, i.e., calculators, copy machines, fax machines, etc. Efficiently and effectively utilize Windows based personal computers and software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, record keeping software, and other software as necessary.

OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties and assignments related to overall operations of the Lake Management Division of the Public Works Department.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed both in an office setting and outdoors. Work exposes the employee to fumes, odors, dust, smoke, gases, excessive noise, extreme heat/cold weather, in and around bodies of water, and working around moving vehicles and equipment. Work requires the operation of a vehicle, boats, and various other machinery and equipment during the course of the work day in a variety of weather conditions. When in the work area, the employee is exposed to fumes and odors. Protective equipment such as ear plugs, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves and steel toed shoes are worn.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work requires the regular and frequent performance of physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surface, standing for extended periods of time, bending, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, working in restricted and/or confined spaces, climbing ladders and stairs, climbing in and out of boats, swimming, frequent lifting and carrying of moderately heavy objects between 15 and 49 pounds, occasional lifting and carrying of heavy objects 50 to 75 pounds. Work also requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time, to operate vehicles and machinery, and the operating hand and power tools and equipment. Work also requires the proficient operation of personal computers and associated software; and the ability to perceive and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Biology, Geology, Wildlife Management or a related degree in conservation or outdoor recreation; must be able to swim; must have and maintain a valid Illinois Drivers License. Minimum two (2) years previous supervisory experience required, four (4) years is desired. Must pass pre-employment and ongoing random drug screening tests; a pre-employment background check; and a pre-employment job duty physical evaluation. Experience in a similar work environment and experience in outdoor education and programming is preferred.

Regular, Full-Time Position, Over-Time Exempt
Salary Range 7 ($25.18/hr to $36.20/hr) - Starting Salary $25.18/hr (DOQ)
RESIDENCY IN THE CITY’S CEDAR LAKE RESIDENCE (RENT FREE) IS REQUIRED.

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment to the Human Resources Office at City Hall, 200 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June28, 2017. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website www.explorecarbondale.com. The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Tara Brown
Human Resources Manager

Community Service Officer (Student Intern)

City of Carbondale
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
May 26, 2017

Community Service Officer (Student Intern)
Dept./Div.:  Police Administration/Police Services

Nature of Work: The Community Service Officer (CSO) is a non-sworn, uniformed position responsible for assisting both sworn and civilian departmental personnel in the performance of their duties. An objective of this position is to provide training and experience to a CSO who wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement. The CSO is subject to shift assignments and duties according to the needs of the department. Work hours may vary and will not exceed 999 hours per year. The CSO reports to and is supervised and evaluated by the Police Services Sergeant.

 Essential Duties:

  1. Develop a working knowledge of and participate in the enforcement of a variety of local ordinances including those regarding animal control, parking, bicycles and abandoned vehicles.
  2. Handle non-criminal complaints as assigned; prepare appropriate reports and paperwork; handle walk-in complaints and associated reports about minor incidents.
  3. Provide support and assistance to police officers at accident, fire and crime scenes following all applicable policies and procedures.
  4. Provide assistance to the general public; provide information and directions; handle or route inquiries or problems to the appropriate department personnel.
  5. Transport department vehicles and equipment to service and repair locations; deliver and collect a variety of items as necessary.
  6. Provide assistance to the Support Services Division.
  7. Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing and by telephone and radio. Use proper radio procedures and maintain radio discipline at all times.
  8. Assist the department with community relations activities.
  9. Assist individuals who come in contact with the police for “non-crime” related situations, yet who are in need of social service assistance.
  10. Conducts House Watch/Extra Patrol security checks when required.
  11. Use tact and good judgement when interacting with co-workers, supervisors and the public. Maintain confidentiality regarding appropriate departmental matters.
  12. Effectively and efficiently operate office equipment including, but not limited to, telephones, faxes, copy machines, calculators, cameras and word processing equipment and software.
  13. Safely operate motor vehicles as necessary in the performance of duties.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor or proper authority for the overall operation of the department.

Work Environment: Work may be performed in an office setting or in the field, and may require the operation of a vehicle during the course of the work day to conduct field operations, respond to emergency situations, or attend meetings in a variety of weather conditions and in emergency situations. Work exposes the employee to extreme heat/cold weather.

Physical Demands: Office work is usually sedentary with occasional walking, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. Field work may require extended periods of sitting or standing, driving motorized vehicles and performing physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, crouching, squatting, kneeling and working in restricted and/or confined spaces. Work also involves perceiving and/or discriminating colors, sounds, depth, and texture.

Minimum Requirements: Student: enrolled in a college/university with a  minimum of 6 credit hours per semester, interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, have or able to obtain and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License and pass a police background check and drug screening.

Student Intern Appointment with appointments and reappointments made on an annual basis.

Part-time (Hours worked not to exceed 999 hours in a 12-month period)
Salary Range 2    $11.06/hr.
Residency Boundary Requirement

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment to the Human Resources Office, 200 S.  Illinois Ave., Carbondale, Illinois, Position will remain open until filled. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com.  The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tara Brown
Human Resource Manager

Car Washer/Detailer

City of Carbondale City of Carbondale
Opening Announcement/Job Description
May 26, 2017

Title: Car Washer/Detailer
Dept./Div.: Police Administration/Police Services

Nature of Work: Wash the exterior and interior of vehicle’s according to the company procedure. These tasks may involve a simple shampoo, vacuum or more specific work like cleaning the trunk, underbody or engine. Detailers work with minimal supervision and are expected to work efficiently while frequently standing and moving. Detailers may be exposed to extreme heat or cold and work weekends as needed. Great opportunity for growth!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Car detailers use their manual dexterity and bodily coordination to perform an array of tasks. They wash the exterior of vehicles using various cleaning solutions, but they may also wax and buff vehicles using cloths and buffing machines. Inside of the car, they typically vacuum to remove dirt and debris, clean upholstery and surfaces, use air compressors and cloths to dry surfaces and apply preservation chemicals to surfaces for protection against spots and stains. Car detailers may use different kinds of dyes, paints and waxes to protect the leather or fabric of vehicles. Some detailing jobs involve cleaning and removing any grease on engines or engine compartments. Detailers also use various hoses and pumps to wash vehicles, rinse and dry mats and polish wheels. Additional duties may include managing and maintaining the appropriate level of supplies. Car detailers might be asked to complete work records, files and reports as well. Detailers are responsible for snow and ice removal from walkways and lot vehicle.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor or proper authority for the overall operation of the department.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent GED.  Valid driver’s licenses. Experience in the auto washing or detailing preferred, but not required. Ability to work days, nights and weekends as needed

Part-time (Hours worked not to exceed 999 hours in a 12-month period)
Salary Range 2    $9.23/hr.
Residency Boundary Requirement

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment to the Human Resources Office, 200 S.  Illinois Ave., Carbondale, Illinois. Position will remain open until filled. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com. The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

___________________________________________
Tara Brown
Human Resource Manager

 
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