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The City of Huntington provides work opportunities in a variety of fields, including public works, public safety, administration, administrative support and community development.

The Division of Human Resources accepts applications for open public works and administrative positions.

Current Job Postings:

Two (2) openings for AmeriCorps VISTA - Cities of Service Love Your Block

Tree Crew Leader

Division: Street

Salary Range:  $14.38/hr. - $16.28/hr.

Applications will be received commencing Monday, July 23, 2018, through the close of business on Friday, August 3, 2018, in City Hall, Room 14, in the Human Relations Office. Applications are also available on the City’s website. Click on “Document Center” and then “Human Resources.”

Nature of Work:

This is skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of public works facilities within the Street Division of the Public Works Department. Work involves responsibility for laying out and reviewing the work of unskilled and semi-skilled workers and automotive and equipment operators on minor construction projects in addition to maintaining streets, curbs and gutters.  The employee participates in the work as a working crew leader.  Duties may involve working from technical plans and specifications and requires skills and knowledge of construction and maintenance work and repair methods and techniques in performing work and supervising assigned personnel.  Actual work is performed with little supervision, but advice on difficult problems is immediately available from the Working Foreman or Public Works General Superintendent.  Work is reviewed through observation of construction or maintenance while in progress and upon completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and assists employees in tree removal.
  • Lays out, leads and participates in the work of a crew engaged in the construction, maintenance or repair of streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and related appurtenances.
  • Leads and participates in the work of a crew engaged in snow removal, street salting and street cleaning.
  • Leads maintenance activities of drainage ditches and cutting weeds and grass.
  • Performs minor vehicle equipment maintenance work.
  • Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED; minimum of one (1) year of urban area experience; considerable experience in street maintenance and construction work, including tree cutting and removal; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of construction work and of their application to specific work situations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods and equipment of public works maintenance
  • operations, including the operation of a variety of maintenance equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of excavation and grading and the utilization of heavy equipment for such purposes.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned equipment.
  • Ability to instruct and lead the work of a crew performing unskilled, semi-skilled or limited skill manual or equipment operation assignments.
  • Ability to understand and work from sketches, diagrams and blueprints.
  • Ability to adhere to the maintenance guidelines of a tree truck.
  • Ability to operate a stump grinder and various sizes of chainsaws.
  • Ability to climb.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.

Special Requirements: Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from state in which employee resides.24-hour availability.

Tools and Equipment Used: Motor vehicle, telephone, rake, shovel, chainsaw, bucket truck and stump grinder.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, talk, see, hear and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes and wet and/or humid conditions.  Work is occasionally performed in emergency and stressful situations. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, heavy traffic and loud noise. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Summary: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Huntington and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the need arises.

Planning Technician/Planner I

NOTE: The individual selected to fill this job will work for the City of Huntuington as a contract worker through Kelly Services. Resumes are to be submitted to Human Resources Director Sherry Lewis at slewis@cityofhuntington.com. Resumes will be received through the close of business on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

Salary: $12/hour

Hours per week: 32

Work schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Job Category: Administrative

Department: Development and Planning

Division: Planning

Nature of Work: This is a responsible administrative and technical position in the Department of Development and Planning. This job requires minimal supervision and involves preparation of research data and reports related to City planning projects; however, in unusual or difficult situations, technical advice is available from the Planner and/or Director of Planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researches, analyzes and reports on various projects and programs; involved with formulating, modifying and administering current and/or long-range comprehensive plans.
  • Reviews developmental plans and issues appropriate permits in accordance with appropriate laws and regulations.
  • Prepares departmental maps, statistical data, graphs, charts, brochures, flyers and any other necessary materials.
  • Provides the knowledge and ability to coordinate, develop and implement community development programs based on various accepted planning factors.
  • Coordinates annexation activities with various City and County departments.
  • Under the supervision of the Planner, provides administrative support to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals; assists with preparation and maintenance of appropriate records for planning and zoning; and serves as liaison for the members of City Council, the Mayor, other City and County departments and state and federal agencies.
  • Responsible for compiling and updating data pertaining to the City’s land use maps; may include use of Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Performs a variety of office administrative tasks in relieving a superior of important details.
  • Provides interaction with various consulting firms in the field of planning, architecture and engineering.
  • Conducts public contact work in interpreting and explaining planning regulations and resolving problems requiring initiative and tact which may involve difficult personal conflict situations.
  • Assists in planning research including statistical data, filing and retrieving data generated by planning activities and census and flood plain information.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, land use and special studies and zoning and subdivision ordinance.
  • Assists in qualifying the National Objective for federally funded projects.
  • Assists in grant writing as requested.
  • Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum qualifications: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in planning and/or geography or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of computer software related to mapping and graphics.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the municipal zoning ordinances and related laws, codes and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of departmental and City policies and procedures in planning concepts.
  • Ability to prepare competitive applications for federal, state and private funding sources.
  • Ability to implement and use the Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate a variety of projects and activities.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting city zoning ordinances and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Ability to attend various workshops and training sessions as required.
  • Ability to attend public hearings and meetings after normal business hours.
  • Ability to establish and maintain records.
  • Ability to direct and perform technical research, and to study, analyze, prepare and present verbal and written reports resulting from such research.
  • Ability to coordinate departmental activities and programs with other municipal departments and public agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Special requirements: Valid driver’s license from state in which employee resides.

Tools and equipment used: Motor vehicle, telephone, computer, printer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, binding machine and camera.

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

Summary: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Huntington and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the need arises.