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City Manager's Office

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Engineering & Utilities

Utility Worker
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is seeking a Utility Worker to join our Engineering and Utilities Department in the Water and Sewer Division. Major duties include: perform manual labor; repair water and sewer lines; lays water and sewer lines; installs clean outs; makes water and sewer taps Qualifications: Ability to read and write, understand and follow verbal instructions and have a valid driver’s license. Salary is $12.86 per hourly with excellent benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work place. Apply at SC Works, 1571 Richland Avenue East or online at www.cityofaikensc.gov.

Utility Worker-3170
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is accepting applications for a maintenance worker in the Engineering and Utilities Department Storm Water Division. Essential Responsibilities: perform necessary maintenance for City’s Storm Water Utility Infrastructure system. To include; ponds, storm drains and conveyances. Must be able to follow instructions in order to complete work safely and efficiently. Candidates should have an understanding of; water flows, pond functions and drainage pipes. Operates a variety of power equipment, machinery, and hand tools used in projects and activities. The Maintenance Worker will perform tasks that require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds) Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have valid South Carolina driver’s license. The ability to understand and follow verbal instructions and perform manual labor. Interpersonal skills are needed to provide excellent customer service to citizens of Aiken. 90% of the work will be performed outside with exposure to dirt, dust, and extreme temperatures. Starting Salary is $12.86 hourly with excellent benefits. Applications accepted until filled. The City Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free work

Utility Manager
Closes: 8/14/2020 : The City of Aiken is accepting applications for Utility Manager in our Engineering and Utilities Department. Job Summary This position oversees the routine operations and maintenance of the City of Aiken’s Utilities Division. Essential Responsibilities: Strategic planning for the Utilities Division including personnel, budgetary needs; employee development, long and short planning, project management, and maximizing operational efficiencies. Plans, directs, and supervises all programs and operations of the Utilities Division. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal/state regulations and City codes/rules/policies and ordinances. Builds, develops, and grows community relationship; responds to City residents questions and concerns. Prepares annual budget including General Fund, Water and Sewer/Storm Water Enterprise Fund; monitors expenditures. Serves as emergency point of contact (EPOC) for the Utilities Division. Other Skills Required Ability to build databases, spreadsheets, and work schedules Project Management Group presentation when required Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or Environmental Science Seven years of experience in the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of sanitary sewer, storm drainage and public water systems or a combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Annual starting salary is $28.65 per hour with full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until August 14, 2020. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

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Finance

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Human Resources

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Inspection Services

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Neighborhood & Development Services

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Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Facilities Assistant - Tennis Center
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Park and Recreation Department is accepting applications for part-time Facilities Assistant for the Tennis Center on a year round basis Major duties include: preparing and securing the facilities for events; registering teams and individuals; assisting customers, participants, and volunteers as needed; monitoring league games and tournaments; and maintaining and operating equipment Qualifications: must have High School diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license, hours are mostly mornings with some nights and weekends. Good communication and customer service skills are a must. Salary is $9.39 hourly with part-time benefits Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online or at SC Works, 1571 Richland Avenue East.

Lifeguard
Closes: Until filled : Major Duties Include: These temporary, part-time positions will be responsible for lifeguarding at the City's public outdoor pool. This position requires being available seven days a week. Work dates include May 18 – September 7. Qualifications: Applicants must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and must be CPR/First Aid/AED certified (provide copies of current cards with application). Applicants must be minimum 16 years of age. Salary is $9.23 hourly with no benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. All final candidates must pass pre-employment drug screening.

Water Safety Instructor
Closes: Until filled : Major Duties Include: This temporary position will serve in a lifeguard capacity as well as teach swimming lessons to youth and adult participants at the City’s public outdoor pool. This position requires being available seven days a week. Working dates include May 18 – September 7. Qualifications: Applicants must have a current American Red Cross WSI certification, and CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provide copies of cards with application). Applicants must be minimum 16 years of age. Salary is $9.43 hourly with no benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace. All final candidates must pass pre-employment drug screening.

Facilities Assistant-Tourism
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is accepting applications for a part-time Facilities Assistant in their Tourism Division Major Duties Include: perform duties related to the Aiken County Farmers Market and the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum. Market duties are assisting with assignment of tables and collection of rent, enforcing market rules, site inspections of farms, and involvement in the operations of the SNAP and Healthy Bucks programs. Visitor Center duties include greeting and assisting guests, answering calls, track visitors, complete surveys and record results, sell tour tickets, assist with rentals, and opening and closing of the facility. Other duties include reporting and handling maintenance issues, including cleaning the facility, and assisting other divisions within the department. Qualifications: Excellent customer service and communication skills a must. Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years or older. Market hours are Saturday 6 AM – 2 PM, Tuesday & Thursday 8 AM - 12 Noon. Coverage of Visitor Center and special events will vary. Approximately 20-25 hours per week total. Salary is $9.39 hourly with part time benefits. Applications accepted until filled. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace. Please apply online at www.cityofaikensc.gov

Facilities Assistant
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is accepting applications for a part-time Facilities Assistant for its recreation facilities on a year round basis. Job Functions: preparing and securing the facilities for events; answering phones; registering participants for classes; booking events; collecting fees for rentals, memberships, etc.; assisting customers; working special events and other related duties. Hours vary - Must be available evenings and weekends (average of 29 hours per week). Special events may require additional scheduled hours. Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent within first 6 months of employment. Good communication and customer service skills are a must. Salary is $9.39 hourly with part-time benefits. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

Recreation Program Coordinator
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is seeking a Recreation Program Coordinator to join Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in Recreation Division. Essential Duties: Develops, plans, markets, and supervises the coordination and implementation of leisure programs and special events for all ages. Schedules rental facilities, completes contracts, work requests, check requests, and diagrams for set ups. Enforces departmental rules and regulations. Assists with interviewing, training, and supervision of part-time and seasonal staff. Registers participants and receipts monies. Resolves customer concerns or complaints. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other City divisions, outside agencies, groups, and the general public. Performs other related duties as required. Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required within a year of employment. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. Annual starting salary $16.09 per hour with full benefits package. Applications will be accepted until filled. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

Facilities Assistant
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for a regular part-time Facilities Assistant in the Athletics Division. Job Functions: preparing and securing the facilities for events; registering teams and individuals; assisting customers, participants and volunteers as needed; monitoring league games and tournaments; and maintaining and operating equipment. Qualifications: Must have a High School diploma or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. Hours are mostly evenings and weekends. Good communication and customer service skills are a must. Salary is $9.39 hourly with part-time benefits. Applications will be accepted until filled The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Worker - Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is seeking a Maintenance Worker to join our Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department in the Parks Division. Essential Responsibilities: keeping city properties clean, safe and attractive; manual labor; maintain park grounds and playground equipment; maintain athletic fields and recreation facilities; setup and breakdown facilities for rentals and events; operate a variety of light equipment; general cleaning; deal effectively with the public, and other related duties. Work hours are variable and may require evening and weekend scheduling. Manual labor and heavy lifting are required. Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to read and write and have a valid driver's license. Starting salary is $11.33 per hour with excellent benefits The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Planning

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Public Safety

Public Safety Officer I
Closes: 9/4/2020 : The City of Aiken Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for Public Safety Officer I. Core Duties and Responsibilities: performing general police and fire suppression duties in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Education and Experience: Must have a HS diploma or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid current S.C. driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record; and must meet all requirements of South Carolina law for law enforcement officers and firefighters. Starting salary range is $41,267.50 - $44,787.20 a year with excellent benefits. Applications will be accepted until September 4, 2020. The City of Aiken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace. This position is subject to a criminal background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

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Public Services

Maintenance Worker
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken is seeking a Maintenance Worker to join our Public Services Department in the Buildings and Grounds Division. Essential Functions: installation and maintenance of seasonal flowerbeds, general landscaping maintenance, performing manual labor, and related duties; installs sod, trees and various other plants; applies pesticides; operates chipper, operates a variety of commercial mowers and small engine hand tools; works in inclement weather. Minimum Qualifications: A working knowledge of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees is preferred; experience with tractor/large equipment is desirable. Candidate must be able to read and write, be able to understand and follow verbal instructions, and have a valid driver's license. Annual staring salary is $11.33 per hour with excellent benefits. Applications accepted until filled. The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Maintenance Worker - Public Services
Closes: Until filled : The City of Aiken Public Services Department is accepting applications for Maintenance Workers in the Solid Waste Division. Essential Duties: Candidate must be able to stand for periods of time on the back of a garbage or recycling truck. The work involves continual stepping on and off the truck and getting garbage or recycle carts then dumping them in the truck. The candidate also assist with the weekly cleaning and greasing of truck. Employee is subject to performing all maintenance work within the department, including but not limited to grounds maintenance, yard debris collection, janitorial services, etc. Education and Experience: Must be able to read and write and deal effectively with the public. Annual staring salary is $11.33 per hour, with excellent benefits. Applications accepted until position filled. The City of Aiken is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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