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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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Civil Engineer III

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
July 24, 2017                                                                 

Title:         Civil Engineer III

Dept./Div: Public Works/Engineering 

Nature of Work:  This is a regular, full-time professional position in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for performing Professional Engineering duties and applying land surveying principals as well as assisting the Public Works Director with various administration and supervision tasks within the Public Works Department and Engineering Division. The Civil Engineer III is responsible for all phases of construction projects from concept, field work, engineering design and estimating, plan and specification development and construction supervision and oversight of various projects throughout the City.  This position also routinely works with other City Departments and Divisions, outside contractors, utility companies and citizens to investigate and resolve issues and concerns as well as provides information relative to the City’s utilities, assets, and Right-of-Ways. This position requires considerable field work as well as routine office duties.  The Civil Engineer III is directly responsible to and is supervised and evaluated by the City Engineer and/or Public Works Director.

Essential Duties:

  1. Possess the ability to recognize practical solutions to a vast range of problems relating to the field of engineering. Apply this ability as a Professional Engineer and accurately and efficiently: secure survey data; design projects; prepare plans and specifications; review and seal plans; respond to technical questions; prepare studies, estimates and proposals.
  2. Oversee and supervise of construction of various public works projects, including but not limited to roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, sewers, waterlines, treatment facilities, pump stations, water storage facilities, and land development projects.
  3. Assist in advertising for bids and award of contracts upon approval of the City Council.
  4. Review submissions from developers and consultants to assure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  5. Perform land acquisition duties. Assess project land requirements; develop, obtain and review legal descriptions; perform land negotiations and secure parcels of land for right of way and easements.
  6. Apply land surveying principals to locate rights-of-way and collect topographic data.
  7. Assist in the development and coordination of the City’s Community Investment Program (CIP). Develop cost estimates, project descriptions, specifications, project schedules, and the like.
  8. Attend various community and City Council meetings as needed.
  9. Effectively prepare written correspondence and reports.
  10. Effectively present oral reports in meetings and make public presentations using power point and other audio visual aids.
  11. Effectively read, interpret and apply federal, state and local regulations.
  12. Proficiently, effectively and efficiently use office equipment such as telephones, faxes, personal computers, calculators, and copy machines and small tools such as cameras, calculators and audio-visual equipment. Efficiently and effectively utilize Windows-based computers and software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, AutoCAD Infrastructure Design Suite, ArcGIS, and various other engineering design software packages and the like.
  13. Communicate and interact tactfully and effectively with the public, contractors, consultants and co-workers both orally and in writing utilizing strong interpersonal skills. Effectively and appropriately respond to inquiries made in person, by telephone or by two-way radio. Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions. Cooperate, coordinate and interact in a positive and cooperative manner with co-workers and the public. Use tact and good judgment and effective interpersonal skills with co-workers and the public; work effectively both independently and as a team player.
  14. Develop and maintain effective working relationship with civic leaders, public officials, general public, supervisor and co-workers using tact and good judgment. Display the utmost respect and support for the adopted City Goals and Objectives both orally and in writing.
  15. Safely operate motor vehicles to and from job sites, meetings and various City offices as necessary.
  16. Assist the Public Works Director and/or City Engineer with the direction and coordination efforts of the Public Works Department and perform various functions of the Director and/or City Engineer as assigned or needed in his/her absence.

Other Duties: Additional duties as necessary to implement the mission of the Public Works Department of the City of Carbondale. 

Work Environment:  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors exposing the employee to extreme heat/cold weather and working around moving vehicles.  Protective equipment which may be worn include hard hats, safety vests, safety glasses and ear plugs.

Physical Demands: Office work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting of objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended period of time, to operate personal computers, and to perceived and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture. Work outdoors requires frequent to continuous walking, at times over uneven or rough surface; standing; occasionally lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects between 15-49 pounds and occasionally heavy objects over 50 pounds or over.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Graduate from a recognized college or university with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or must obtain an Illinois Registered Professional Engineer license within six (6) months of employment Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of Civil Engineering design and construction experience as a Registered Professional Engineer, experience in Illinois is preferred. Applicants must be proficient in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and have significant experience in the design and construction of municipal utilities and systems and must possess or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license. Applicants with less than five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Professional Engineer may be considered for an alternate position.

Please include a detailed synopsis of your design experience as a supplement to your completed job application and resume.

Residency Boundary Requirement (As a condition of employment with the City of Carbondale, employees are required to maintain their primary residence within the City’s “9 mile boundary”; new employees have a grace period of six (6) months to fulfill this requirement)
Regular, Full-time Position
Salary Range 7 $52,576 - $72,307 (Starting Salary DOQ)


Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment and resume to the Human Resources Office, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application and full job description 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 Resources Manager

 

Evidence Technician

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
July 19, 2017

Title:          Evidence Technician
Dept./Div:  Police Department

Nature of Work: This is a regular, full-time civilian (non-sworn) position at the City’s Police Department. The Evidence Technician works closely with the Crime Scene Specialist as part of the Investigations Division. The Evidence Technician is responsible for the custody of all property recovered or evidence collected in order to ensure the security of property and evidence. The Evidence Technician is supervised by, evaluated by, and reports to the Investigations Sergeant.

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide for the storage of evidence and maintains related computerized and manual record-keeping systems.
  2. Remove evidence from temporary evidence storage lockers. Review every item entered into evidence to ensure it was packaged correctly and the data entry is complete.
  3.  Assign items to and place evidence to an appropriate permanent storage location in the evidence vault, or off-site location if applicable. Print Chain of Custody forms and maintain paper files to match each item in Evidence.
  4. Determine if evidence gets processed and transport it to the appropriate person or agency that will provide processing by carrying it, by the use of a hand-truck, or by motor vehicle.
  5. Recover evidence that has been processed by transporting it back to the evidence vault. Transport such items by carrying, by using a hand-truck, or by using a motor vehicle for heavy and bulky items. Reflect all activity in the computer for chain of custody.
  6. Conduct daily checks of computer records to determine evidence return dates or disposition data for unclaimed property. Maintain written files for evidence control documents and for closed cases.
  7. Return or dispose of property and evidence according to policy and applicable laws.
  8. Review, disseminate, and store appropriately reports from the Crime Lab.
  9. Return evidence and found property to lawful owner upon case disposition or sooner if circumstances dictate.
  10. Store and relocate blood soaked items of evidence or items containing other bodily fluids, when necessary.
  11. Maintain evidence storage vault and other facilities in a clean and orderly fashion. Maintain adequate supply of envelopes, bags, tape, field test kits, etc. in the Evidence Intake Room. Maintain Crime Scene vehicle.
  12. Audit/inventory the guns, money, and drugs stored in evidence every month. Maintain responsibility for every item held as evidence (usually around 10,000 to 12,000 items).
  13. Conduct record and computer search for all property suitable for disposition.
  14. Prepare for auction of unclaimed and disposable property. Relocate property to auction site immediately prior to auction.
  15. Conduct Aon-shift@ training for the purpose of instructing sworn personnel in evidence collection on packaging procedures. Assist patrol crime scene technicians as needed.
  16. Liaison with other agencies, crime labs, State’s Attorney, City Attorney, and US Attorney on evidence issues. Pull items of evidence and transfer custody of said items to attorneys for court purposes.
  17. Testify in court regarding evidence custody and record keeping procedures.
  18. Complete Awalk-in@ reports for found property. Prepares and sends letters to property owners for the purpose of property disposition.
  19. Fingerprint walk-in personnel for various non-criminal purposes.
  20. Operate digital camera for photographing evidence and other items of property.
  21. Perform fundamental evidence processing services to include fingerprinting, DNA collection, print development/lifting, latent print analysis, photographing of evidence, evidence packaging and evidence storage.
  22. Perform evidence collection services regarding making/copying/storing video evidence from inside Police Department building, Taser video sources, in-car video sources, and video from outside sources collected as evidence. Transfer/maintain/archive all crime scene photos taken by officers.
  23. Assist the Crime Scene Specialist by processing evidence, transporting equipment to and from crime scenes, packaging and transporting evidence to the Department, and providing general assistance to the Crime Scene Specialist.
  24. Assist the general public by directing them to the appropriate service provider.

Other Duties:  Performs other duties that are related to the Evidence Section of the Investigations Division.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office setting and may require the operation of a Department vehicle during the course of the work day to conduct business or process crime scenes in a variety of weather conditions and in emergency situations.

Physical Demands: Office work is usually sedentary with frequent walking, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time and to perceive and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.  Minimum of five (5) years full-time law enforcement or forensic science experience. Master’s Degree is preferred. Valid Illinois driver's license. This is a security sensitive position and candidates must be able to pass a credit check and a Police Department background check.

Regular, Full-Time Position, Overtime Eligible
Salary:   Range 7  $52,382 - $72,028 (FY18 rates)
Residency Boundary Requirement

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

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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