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Court Community Corrections - VASAP - Drug Court Technician II

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Job Title: Drug Court Technician II

Department: Court Community Corrections - VASAP

Salary: 10.98 per hr

Type: Part-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: To collaborate and cooperate with the Department of Corrections Day Reporting Center staff in assisting in the supervision and monitoring of Drug Court Probationers, update and maintenance of the Drug Court MIS database and to assist in the collection, collation, scientific screening, and data collection of urine screens pursuant to approved Drug Testing Laboratory policies and procedures.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: To assist the Drug Court probation staff in the supervision and monitoring of the Drug Court probation population as necessary. To assist the Drug Court probation staff with the maintenance and updating of the Drug Court MIS database. Employ and adhere to approved procedures necessary to ensure the integrity of the procedures for collecting, testing, storing, and reporting for urine specimens submitted to the Drug Testing Laboratory for scientific analysis. To adhere to the policies and procedures, and training requirements, of the Department of Corrections and the Day Reporting Center established for position of Drug Laboratory Technician. To adhere to the Day Reporting Center office polices and procedures. To follow the directions of the Day Reporting Center staff during the performance of the duties and responsibilities enumerated within this job description. To fulfill such other duties as may be reasonably required by the Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Certification by the manufacturer of the drug testing instrument employed by the Department of Corrections Day Reporting Center. Knowledge of the personal and social dynamics of substance abuse. Knowledge in the use of computer programs (Windows, Microsoft Word, etc.). Basic familiarity with the criminal justice process. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in office settings.

Education and Experience: Associates degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred. Experience may be substituted for the college degree.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: cTechDrgII

Posted on: Apr 18, 2017

Closes on: May 1, 2017

Finance - Meter Service Worker

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Job Title: Meter Service Worker

Department: Finance

Salary: $26,790.40 to $34,299.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Locates and reads electric and water meters; installs remote reading devices; does related work as required. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Meter Service Supervisor. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, and hazards.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Locates and reads meters; records consumption; connects/disconnects service; installs remote reading devices. Locates and reads electric and water meters on assigned routes and records consumption in hand held computer; Installs remote Fire Fly reading devices; Verifies readings, names, addresses and service status; Keeps records of meters read and reports meters not accessible for reading; Checks to see that meters are correctly installed and functioning properly; reports defects and leaks; Regularly operates city vehicle, performs daily and routine vehicle checks, delivers vehicle to garage for maintenance; Performs routine checks and maintenance on assigned recording device; Conducts re-reads and reseals meters as directed; Delivers bills, notices and collects payments as directed; Responds to customer inquiries and instructs customers in the proper reading of meters; Processes service orders; disconnects/reconnects service as directed; Obtains special readings and assists with office work as required; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of the methods and procedures involved in the reading of meters and recording consumption; general knowledge of the geography and street locations of the City; ability to use automated consumption recording device; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to walk for continuous periods under varying climatic conditions.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required.

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.

Job code: 501

Posted on: Apr 4, 2017

Closes on: Open until filled

Finance - Financial Systems Accountant

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Job Title: Financial Systems Accountant

Department: Finance

Salary: $48,464.00 to $62,046.40 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs difficult professional work organizing and participating in the financial activities of the City, including working with a mainframe accounting system; does related work as required. May supervisor other clerical support staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Finance. This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Organizing and coordinating the implementation of the Citys mainframe accounting system improvements, including sub-systems implementation; preparing and maintaining detailed records, reports, and files. Assists in preparation of the Citys Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, including substantial contact with external auditors. Conducts research, as required, for the Director of Finance and Assistant Director of Finance. Prepares reports for presentation to City Council by the Director of Finance. Prepares financial analyses as requested by the Director of Finance and others within the City. Assists in the preparation of data for the Citys annual budget process. Prepares financial reports for external agencies, as needed. Reviews professional standards for governmental reporting and recommends method of implementation on City financial records. Trains City departments in on-line usage of accounting system. Assists in preparation of bond prospectus when City issues debt. Investigates and resolves complex financial issues. Monitors status of mainframe accounting system on a daily basis. Prepares financial statements to be presented monthly to City Council. Performs related tasks as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting as applied to municipal government; thorough knowledge of modern office practices and office and accounting equipment; thorough knowledge of audit practices; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department heads and officials; ability to prepare complex financial reports and evaluate complex financial systems; ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of others; ability to communicate technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting and considerable experience in public finance. MBA or CPA preferred.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 153

Posted on: Apr 11, 2017

Closes on: Open until filled

Parks and Recreation - Office Assistant

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Job Title: Office Assistant

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: $9.15 per hour

Type: Part-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Provides basic office services such as reception duties, filing, sorting and delivering incoming mail; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Requires the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Types correspondence; answers the telephone; greets the public; maintains records and files. Performs routine typing, word processing, filing and office assistance tasks; Makes copies of correspondence, notices, records, etc; Files documents according to alphabet or other prescribed method; Maintains a variety of records and files; Opens and distributes mail; Copies and distributes agenda packages; Answers telephone and refers to proper authority for disposition; Operates standard office equipment; Requisitions supplies and materials for the agency; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment and office assistance techniques; some knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to type and perform word processing accurately and at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to follow oral and written instructions; skill in the operation of standard office equipment including a personal computer.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) and some experience or training in typing and/or data entry is required.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 105

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

Closes on: Open Until Filled

Parks and Recreation - Sports Official

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Job Title: Sports Official

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: Range - Ages 6-12 years $17.00 per game, Junior Boys-Shag Girls-Senior League $20.00 per game

Type: Part-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating. On-field/court experience officiating and/or NSA, ASA, USSSA certification preferred.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, softball, basketball, football, and volleyball.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: None

Education and Experience: None

Special Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older. Ability to work on an on-call basis preferred. May work some weekends.

Job code: 999SO

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011

Closes on: Open

Police - Police Officer

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Job Title: Police Officer

Department: Police

Salary: $34,299.20 to $43,908.80 yearly

Type: Full-Time

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a field training officer or the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Ensures safety of public; enforces laws; investigates criminal activity; gathers and processes evidence; testifies in Court; prepares and maintains records, files and reports. On an assigned shift, operates a patrol or other vehicle, or walks, to observe for violations of traffic or other laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; enforces traffic laws; issues citations for violations; Serves warrants, summonses and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court; Investigates traffic accidents; controls scene and files reports; Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; assists fire and emergency services, citizens and other City departments; handles animal complaints, mail, delivery, and bank deposits as required; Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security and transportation functions; Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; opens and closes facilities as required; Assists with criminal investigations, stakeouts, installation and use of surveillance equipment; interviews victims and witnesses; performs property and evidence duties; establishes and maintains chain of custody; Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; Participates in a variety of in-service training programs, certifications and re-certifications May be assigned to special programs or services such as ERT or DARE liaison to community groups; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to hazards and circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other law enforcement officials and general public; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required. Two years of college, or an Associates degree, and some military (especially military police) experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, is preferred.

Special Requirements: A driver\\\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Virginia Police Officer certification after graduation from basic law enforcement academy is required. Must meet and maintain all department, State and federal certification, training and education requirements for position.

Job code: 921

Posted on: Jul 24, 2011

Closes on: Open

Streets and General Maintenance - Laborer

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Job Title: Laborer

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $9.38 per hour

Type: Temporary

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs responsible unskilled work in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects; occasionally operates nonspecialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Assisting with installation, maintenance and repair projects; operating nonspecialized equipment. Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches, assists in installing pipes, cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various grounds and athletic facility maintenance duties; Picks up paper and debris on public property and streets; Assists with snow and ice removal; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, raking and spreading asphalt and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related facilities; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 410

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Closes on: Open thru Summer

Streets and General Maintenance/Beautification - Landscape Gardener

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Job Title: Landscape Gardener

Department: Streets and General Maintenance/Beautification

Salary: $9.38 per hour

Type: Temporary

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Installs and maintains City-owned landscaping; assists with trimming and removal of trees and the plant care and improvement of public grounds shrubs and plants; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a City Horticulturist or Crew Supervisor. Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Installs and maintains landscaping; assist with trimming, removing, felling and pruning trees, shrubs, bushes, brush and obstructions; plants and maintains planting beds, medians and parks; assists with horticultural planning and design. Waters, weeds, fertilizes and deadheads annuals; Reports diseases or insect infestation to supervisor; Plants annuals, shrubs, trees. Perennials; applies mulch, herbicides pesticides, fertilizer; Tills and builds new planting areas, and operates lawn care machinery; Does necessary trimming to eliminate hazards and to preserve the beauty of trees on streets and other public property; Removes dead, broken, misshapen and undesired branches and roots using a variety of tools; Uses, mixes, stores and properly stores and maintains a variety of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals; Keeps tools sharp and in good repair; does general maintenance on assigned vehicles and equipment; Drives a truck and operates allied automotive equipment in connection with work; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of landscaping installation, maintenance and care methods; thorough knowledge of shrubs and flower care and planting techniques and of the composition and use of common insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers; thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work; general knowledge of tree trimming and care methods ability to operate a truck with a hydraulic boom; ability to acquire skill in the use and care of ropes, climber hooks and tools commonly used in tree trimming and felling operations; ability to climb trees and to work effectively in dangerous positions at considerable heights above the ground; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED), or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship or technical school program, and at least two years of experience in landscape maintenance, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. VDOT Flagging certificate and a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permit are required. A Class B commercial drivers license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred.

Job code: 462

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Closes on: Open thru Summer

Streets and General Maintenance/Sanitation Division - Laborer

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Job Title: Laborer

Department: Streets and General Maintenance/Sanitation Division

Salary: $9.38 per hour

Type: Temporary

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs responsible unskilled work in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects; occasionally operates nonspecialized equipment in connection with manual tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and feeling; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Assisting with installation, maintenance and repair projects; operating nonspecialized equipment. Loads and unloads gravel, dirt, timber, chemicals and other materials, tools and equipment; Cuts grass and trees, rakes leaves; Digs trenches and ditches, assists in installing pipes, cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; Performs various grounds and athletic facility maintenance duties; Picks up paper and debris on public property and streets; Assists with snow and ice removal; Performs various street maintenance duties such as cleaning gutters, raking and spreading asphalt and patching holes; Assists in the repair, installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related facilities; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the tenth grade.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 410

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Closes on: Open thru Summer