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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. Currently, the Division is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Electrical Inspector in the Department of Public Works and for the position of Revenue Service Representative in the Finance Division.

Candidates for the Chief Electrical Inspector position are asked to submit a cover letter and resume via email to Human Resources Director Sherry Lewis at slewis@cityofhuntington.com. Candidates may also apply in person at the Human Resources Office in Room 14 at City Hall. The application period for the Chief Electrical Inspector position will remain open until the position is filled.

Candidates for the Revenue Service Representative position are asked to submit a cover letter and resume via email to Human Resources Director Sherry Lewis at slewis@cityofhuntington.com. Candidates may also apply in person at the Human Resources Office in Room 14 at City Hall. The application period for the Revenue Service Representative position will remain open through Jan. 13, 2017.

Chief Electrical Inspector

SALARY RANGE

$31,650.74 - $36,525.42

NATURE OF WORK
This is skilled inspection work in securing compliance with municipal electrical and related codes, ordinances and regulations governing the construction, maintenance and operation of electrical installations and equipment. The employee is responsible for the enforcement of city electrical codes through personally participating in the examination of electrical plans and in the inspection of electrical installations during construction and upon completion in order to determine adherence to established codes and regulations and required standards of construction. Work includes responsibility for interpretation of and making recommendations for changes in legal provisions governing electrical installations. The employee works independently in routine inspection and enforcement activities, but general direction is received from the division supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Makes inspections of new and existing wiring and electrical installations in residences, business, commercial and other buildings for conformance with safety and other requirements of the electrical codes.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for new and remodeling of electrical systems and installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with safety and other requirements of the electrical codes.
  • Investigates complaints of defective electrical installations which are reported as fire and other hazards; notifies responsible persons of defects and issues verbal and written comments on code violations; makes re-inspections; reports violations and assists in representing the City in court hearings.
  • Advises electricians, builders, owners, contractors or architects on electrical problems and interprets codes, standards and departmental regulations.
  • Prepares reports of inspections performed covering conditions found, action taken and recommendations made for further action.
  • Prepares and issues building and electrical permits.
  • Checks requirements for all utilities prior to issuance of demolition permit.
  • 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, a GED or trade school, including or supplemented by courses in electricity; minimum ten (10) years of experience in electrical construction; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Conformance with Article 1731 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Huntington, West Virginia.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices involved in constructing, installing and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment and appliances and of standard testing devices.
  • Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances and of effective corrective measures.
  • Considerable knowledge of municipal ordinances relating to electrical appliances and installations and of state and national electrical code standards.
  • Knowledge of current computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Ability to issue citations.
  • Ability to detect and locate defective electrical wiring and construction and to determine proper remedial measures.
  • Ability to detect illicit discharge.
  • Ability to understand and work from construction and wiring blueprints, drawings and diagrams.
  • Ability to contact owners, contractors, craftsmen, appliance dealers and others and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships in the enforcement of regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the general public, City officials and employees.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Certified Master Electrical license in the State of West Virginia.
  • Ability to obtain certification as Certified Building Code Inspector within ninety (90) days from date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license from state in which employee resides.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motor vehicle, telephone, computer, calculator, copy machine, multi-meter and scanner.

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 frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, bend, stoop, climb, crawl, walk, talk, see, hear and smell. 
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 employee is occasionally exposed to excessive noise and potential hazards on construction sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet in the office and moderately loud while performing field work.

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.

Revenue Service Representative

SALARY RANGE

$25,425.09 - $28,711.90

NATURE OF WORK
This is accounting and clerical work in the maintenance and review of all forms of revenue, and involving application of basic office principles and practices in the collection and receipting of a variety of monies and payments within the Finance Division. Job tasks include the application of basic office and bookkeeping principles and practices within the limits of the established accounting system.   Work involves responsibility for performing accounting and auditing work under the direction of the Revenue Manager and responsibility for preparation of periodic and special fiscal analysis. Work requires the application of basic accounting knowledge and skills in dealing with work problems and is normally reviewed at completion for overall standards of performance in periodic audits. An employee in this class is responsible for the collection of money and payments for taxes, fees, tickets, etc. Work requires the operation of an adding machine, computer and other office equipment. Supervision is received from the administrative superiors who review technical tasks closely but allow independence in the performance of routine tasks, which are evaluated on timeliness and accuracy of work production. The employee reports to the Revenue Manager. The employee receives daily assignments from the Revenue Manager who is responsible for scheduling of duties of all Revenue Service Representatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •     Receives, counts and verifies money for service fees, taxes, bills, tickets, permits, accounts, etc., in person and by mail; issues receipt of statements, tickets, etc.; receives credit card payments.
  •     Cashes checks, makes change; verifies and balances receipts, payments and petty cash as required.
  •     Enters service fee payments and adjustments into computer and processes all mailing for the same; enters Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax and License information into computer.
  •     Enters contractor data into computer; compares job costs with gross receipts.
  •     Processes mail for service fees, B&O Tax, Business License Tax and deposit and receipting.
  •     Responsible for maintenance of accounts receivable journals and billing registers for service fees.
  •     Enters information on computer-based software spreadsheets.
  •     Receives and counts tickets for HMPB parking lots.
  •     Receives and counts summons for Municipal Judge’s Office.
  •     Answers routine questions; performs routine clerical work; answers the telephone.
  •     Works with residents regarding inquiries about service fees and resolves any billing problems.
  •     Performs customer service duties when necessary.
  •     Maintains payment/adjustment edits and update registers.
  •     Maintains balance of controls with Revenue Manager.
  •     Assists management in planning and implementation of system enhancements.
  •     Issues licenses for businesses operating within City limits and various other licenses for bicycles, vending machines, etc.
  •     Assists in processing of B&O tax returns and payments; assists in filing B&O tax returns; keeps tracks of liens and places the data on spreadsheets.
  •     Assists in collection of past-due B&O and City service fee; assists in licensing procedures for new and existing businesses; prepares manual service fee bills as necessary for new residents and others.
  •     Enters new resident information on computer for refuse fees; enters new property owner information on computer for municipal fees.
  •     Communicates with County Assessor’s Office and County Sheriff’s Office concerning property owners for service fees and setting up B&O accounts for rental property.
  •     Verifies ownership through title search utilizing various sources of information at the County Courthouse.
  •     Processes health permit billing.
  •     Updates and implements SIC codes.
  •     Responsible for maintaining and labeling files, purging files and closing accounts.
  •     Responsible for filing of gross receipts and accounting system information.
  •     Audits, records and reports financial information and data for various service fees accounts; verifies information on accounts for accuracy, i.e., name, mailing address and square footage.
  •     Runs check digits for service fee adjustments for verification by the Revenue Manager; enters payments and adjustments and reviews voided master list; processes return mail and credit bureau letters; calculates and mails intermittent billings.
  •     Balances service fees on a daily basis with revenue account; responsible for balancing all service fees prior to billing process.
  •     Reconciles service and licensing fees receipted into accounting software daily prior to submission for deposit.
  •     Maintains service fee registers, i.e., charges, penalties, adjustments, payments, etc.
  •     Responsible for keeping track of investigations of service fee accounts.
  •     Computes fees assessable against taxpayer based on information reviewed and analyzed from City financial records.
  •     Coordinates with the City’s Legal Department on payment plans; processes settlement checks.
  •     Makes contact with citizens to discuss various municipal regulations and to resolve matters in question or discrepancies.
  •     Checks validity and accuracy of records.
  •     Operates various office equipment.
  •     Maintains filing for all revenue and fee sources.
  •     Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  •     Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by business courses; experience in public or governmental accounting and auditing procedures; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •     Knowledge of basic accounting principles and methods relevant to governmental and service fee accounting systems.
  •     Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment, data processing and standard clerical techniques.
  •     Knowledge of City tax and fee ordinances.
  •     Some knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles and practices and of their application to collection transactions.
  •     Skill in the operation of an adding machine, computer, fax machine, receipt machine and other office equipment.
  •     Ability to maintain routine financial records or to check routine transactions, and to prepare clerical and routine financial reports.
  •     Ability to apply accounting principles to the maintenance of fiscal and accounting records.
  •     Ability to perform detailed work involving written and numeric data and to make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately.
  •     Ability to make and verify financial computations with accuracy and at a reasonable rate of speed.
  •     Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  •     Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  •     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees and the general public.
  •     Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.
  •     High mathematical aptitude.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Telephone, computer, adding machine, receipt machine and copy/fax/scanning machine.

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, talk, see, hear and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 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.