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JOB POSTING # 2014 – 10
Internal or External Posting

Truck Driver


City of East Chicago
Public Works

OPENING DATE
: Monday, July 21, 2014
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
REPORTS TO: Zone 1, 2, 3 Supervisor and Foreman
PAY RANGE: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s and Teamster Local 142
Collective Bargaining Agreement $14.87


DESCRIPTION
Operational requirements for the East Chicago Public Works necessitate that the person performing the
Job of a Truck Driver must be available for 24-hour on-call duty.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Dump, Garbage, and Recycling Truck Operation (40%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Drives dump, garbage, and recycling truck to and from work sites,
    • Drives and parks dump, garbage, and recycling truck in confined areas,
    • Follows all applicable traffic rules and regulations,
    • Properly uses trailer attached to dump, garbage, and recycling truck,
    • Assist the Public Works personnel (labors) to clean any and all debris, garbage and/or material around cans, alleys and streets
    • Maintains log of dump, garbage, and recycling truck activities.

  • Loading and Unloading (40%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Oversees loading of dump, garbage, and recycling truck to insure cargo is properly distributed and secured,
    • Oversees unloading of dump, garbage, and recycling truck to insure that cargo is properly removed,
    • Directs and assists work of other Public Works personnel to insure that cargo is properly loaded and unloaded,
    • May assist other Public Works personnel in properly loading and unloading cargo.

  • Equipment Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning (5 %) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Performs truck walk-around inspection at the beginning of shift,
    • Checks tire pressure, fluid levels, operating lights, and gauges prior to operating truck,
    • Adds fluids and/or air as needed,
    • Conducts 4 – step air brake test prior to driving truck,
    • Cleans truck after use,
    • Reports equipment problems requiring additional assistance to Foreman, and completes inspection report.

  • Snow Plowing (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Attaches snow plow to truck,
    • Provides city snow plowing assistance, as needed, upon completion of certification
    • Provides snow removal assistance, as needed. upon completion of certification
    • Removes snow plow from truck after use.

  • Teamwork (5 %) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Works effectively with other members of the Public Works to insure efficient operations,
    • Works effectively with personnel from other city departments,

  • Safety (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    • Performs all job tasks in a safe manner,
    • Complies with all department and city safety policies, rules, and regulations,
    • Identifies and corrects/reports safety hazards when they occur.

  • Other duties as assigned.*
*If “other duties as assigned” are regularly performed or require a significant amount of time, they should be formally identified, defined, and included in the job description.

Required Knowledge (familiarity with a body of information)

  • Standard Operating Procedures for a Dump, Garbage, and Recycling Truck.

  • Safety Hazards Involved in Operating a Dump, Garbage, and Recycling Truck.

  • Standard Operating Procedures for Loading and Unloading Dump, Garbage, and Recycling Items.

  • Safety Hazards Involved in Loading and Unloading Garbage and Recycling Items.

  • Applicable OSHA, EPA, State, City, and Public Works Safety Policies, Rules, and Regulations.

  • Public Works Operations and Processes.

  • East Chicago Streets and Locations.

Required Skills (proficiency in performing specific tasks)

  • Operation of Dump, Garbage, and Recycling Truck.
  • Communication With Hand Signals.
  • Completion of Vehicle Maintenance Reports.
Required Abilities (general mental or physical capabilities)

  • Reading at the 10th Grade Level.

  • Verbal Communication to be Understood by Others.

  • Written Communication to be Understood by Others.

  • Understand and Follow Verbal Instructions from Supervisor.

  • Understand and Follow Written Instructions from Supervisor.

  • Problem Solving.

  • Work Effectively in a Team Setting.

  • Manual Dexterity to Use Equipment.

  • Eye-Hand Coordination to Use Equipment.

  • Lift and Carry up to 50 Pounds.

  • Climb Up and Down Truck Frequently.

  • Stand Occasionally.

  • Sit Frequently.

  • Walk Occasionally.

  • Bend Occasionally.

  • Kneel Occasionally.

Required Personal Characteristics (specific physical or physiological attributes)

  • Correctable Normal-Range Vision.

  • Normal-Range Depth Perception.

  • Correctable Normal-Range Hearing.

  • Tolerates Vibration of Equipment.

  • Tolerates Noise Levels of Equipment.

  • Tolerates Hazardous/Stressful/Emergency Working Conditions.

  • Tolerates 24-Hour On-Call Status.

  • Tolerates Working in Harsh Weather.

  • Tolerates Wearing Required Safety Equipment While Working.

EDUCATION/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Possess and maintain a current valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).

LEGALLY REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • A current and valid commercial driver’s license

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of age 21 years

  • No experience necessary.

  • Good driving record, no major accidents in the past three (3) years.

  • Good knowledge of the geographical layout of the City of East Chicago

HOW TO APPLY

Email, fax or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Truck Driver. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Truck Driver

There are currently two (2) openings for this position. Candidates must pass an interview, criminal background check, DOT physical exam, and DOT drug test

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB POSTING # 2014 – 9
Internal or External Posting

Administrative Intern

City of East Chicago
Multimedia

OPENING DATE: July 15, 2014
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Multimedia Division
Reports to: Supervisor
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, designs, develops, maintains and produces a variety of multimedia, graphics, animation, and audio and video production to support client to perform a variety of technical duties involved in operating and maintaining data processing and video equipment used in the Part time position for video production and multi-media functions in the Multi-Media Department / ECTV

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.


    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

      Education:
      Equivalent to the completion of two years of college level course work in multimedia/digital communication, mass media communications, marketing, public relations, or computer technology. Any combination of education and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibility as described. Advanced coursework in multimedia, graphic design, and Web design is desirable.

      Experience
      (Internal Posting) Must be currently employed at least one (1) year as a full time or part time employee with the City of East Chicago.

      Two years of experience in computer technology and media technology.

      Computer Proficiency
      Advanced profiecicy in Microsoft Office, Adobe Master Collection / Video Production software and internet research.

      REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
      Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
      The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

      Environment - Work is performed in a busy standard office or clinic environment; working with the general public. Work schedule may require some evening and weekend work.

      Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a fast pace office setting; to stand, walk or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, bend kneel, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office, requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to drive; to operate multimedia equipment; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

      Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

      Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

      Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

      PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
      Must provide a portfolio of edited works or links/website to sample work.

      HOW TO APPLY

      Internal

      (Internal Posting) Must be currently employed at least one (1) year as a full time or part time employee with the City of East Chicago.


      Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

      External
      Mail, fax, email or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

      Mrs. Sandra Favela
      Interim Director
      City of East Chicago
      Department of Human Resources
      4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
      East Chicago, Indiana 46312
      Fax: (219) 397-5755
      sfavela@eastchicago.com

      Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Administrative Intern - Multimedia. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Administrative Intern - Multimedia.

      There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

      The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


      JOB POSTING # 2014 – 8
      External Posting

      BUS DRIVER

      City of East Chicago
      Public Transit

      OPENING DATE: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
      EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
      POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
      DEPARTMENT: Public Transit
      REPORTS TO: Supervisor
      PAY RANGE: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s and Teamster Local 142 Collective Bargaining Agreement $14.87


      DESCRIPTION

      Operational requirements for the East Chicago Public Transit necessitate that the person perform the following below

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      Bus Operation (60%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

      Drives bus on designated routes,
      Picks up and drops off passengers at designated bus stops,
      Closely adheres to published time schedules,
      Complies with all traffic regulations,
      Reports any mechanical problems with bus while on route to supervisor or main office.

      Public Service (20%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

      Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner
      Provides answers to questions from the public or directs them to someone who can respond,
      Turns in articles left on the bus by passengers to the main office.

      Bus Inspection (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

      Performs daily pre-trip inspection of bus,
      Reports any damage or mechanical problems discovered to supervisor.


      Safety (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

      Performs all tasks in a safe manner,
      Monitors environment on the bus and adjacent to the bus to insure passenger safety,
      Identifies and corrects or reports safety hazards when they occur,
      Reports accidents immediately to supervisor,
      Complies with all department, city, and INDOT safety policies, rules, and regulations,
      Reports any “off-duty” moving violations to department immediately.

      Record Keeping (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

      Completes required FTA paperwork,
      Completes required INDOT paperwork.

      Teamwork (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

      Works effectively with other members of the Transit Department to insure efficient operations,
      Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government.

      Required Knowledge (familiarity with a body of information)

      Bus Operations, Equipment, Control and Instrument Panels.

      Safety Hazards Involved in Bus Operations.

      East Chicago Streets and Locations.

      Published Transit Routes and Schedules.

      Transit Department Radio System.

      Transit Department Policies, Rules, Regulations, Operations, and Processes.

      Required Skills (proficiency in performing specific tasks)

      Operation of Bus.
      Operation of Transit Department Radio System.
      Completion of FTA Paperwork.
      Completion of INDOT Paperwork.
      Customer Service.
      Required Abilities (general mental or physical capabilities)

      Reading at the 10th Grade Level.

      Verbal Communication to be Understood by Others.

      Written Communication to be Understood by Others.

      Understand and Follow Verbal Instructions from Supervisor

      Understand and Follow Written Instructions from Supervisor

      Problem Solving.

      Work Effectively in a Team Setting.

      Manual Dexterity to Use Equipment.

      Eye-Hand Coordination to Use Equipment.

      Stand Occasionally.

      Sit Frequently.

      Walk Occasionally.

      Required Personal Characteristics (specific physical or physiological attributes)

      Correctable Normal-Range Vision.

      Normal Range Depth Perception.

      Correctable Normal-Range Hearing.

      EDUCATION/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

      High School Diploma or GED

      Possess and maintain a current valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a class B with a Passenger Endorsement with No Restrictions

      Operate buses with air brakes.

      EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

      Minimum of age 21 years

      Minimum of two (2) years of professional driving experience

      Good driving record, no major accidents in the past three (3) years

      Good knowledge of the geographical layout of the City of East Chicago

      HOW TO APPLY

      Email, fax or submit cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

      Mrs. Sandra Favela
      Interim Director of Human Resources
      City of East Chicago
      4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
      East Chicago, Indiana 46312
      Fax: (219) 397-5755
      sfavela@eastchicago.com
      Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Bus Driver. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Bus Driver

      There is currently one (1) opening for this position. Candidates must pass an interview, background check, DOT physical exam, and DOT drug test.

      The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.





      JOB POSTING # 2014 – 7
      External Posting

      WIC Coordinator

      City of East Chicago
      Health Department – WIC Division

      OPENING DATE: July 1, 2014
      CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
      EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
      POSITION STATUS: Full Time
      Department: Health Department
      Reports to: Health Director
      Supervises: All WIC Staff
      Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

      GENERAL DESCRIPTION
      The WIC Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the local program. Under general direction, plans, develops and implements policies and procedures for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in the East Chicago Health Department; supervises program activities and assures regulatory compliance; and performs related work as required.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
      The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.


        KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
        To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
          Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing Nutrition, Administration, Public Health or related field required. Previous experience in a maternal and child health or public health nutrition, or medical setting preferred. It is advantageous for the local Coordinator to meet the qualifications of a Competent Professional Authority which includes the following:
              REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
              Must possess a valid driver’s license.
              PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
              The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

              Environment - Work is performed in a busy standard office or clinic environment; working with the general public

              Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a fast pace office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, bend kneel, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office, laboratory, and health related equipment; requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to drive; to operate a and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

              Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

              Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

              Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

              HOW TO APPLY

              Mail, fax, or email cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

              Mrs. Sandra Favela
              Interim Director of Human Resources
              City of East Chicago
              4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
              East Chicago, Indiana 46312
              Fax: (219) 397-5755
              sfavela@eastchicago.com

              Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for WIC Coordinator. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for WIC Coordinator

              There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

              The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

              Dear Business Owner:

              As we enter into the new year of 2014, we would like to let you know how important you are to the City of East Chicago. You help to make East Chicago a special place, and are an important part of our local economy.

              We would also like to remind you that the start of the New Year is the time to renew your business license. East Chicago Municipal code §110 requires that you renew your business license on an annual basis.

              (PLEASE NOTE: EC MUNICIPAL CODE §110 ALSO REQUIRES PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE AT TIME OF RENEWAL; WITHOUT THIS PROOF OF INSURANCE THE BUSINESS LICENSE CANNOT BE ISSSUED OR RENEWED.)

              Please immediately contact the Office of the City Controller at 4525 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, Indiana, phone (219) 391-8300 and arrange to come in and apply for your business license, or license renewal and pay the appropriate licensing fee. Once you have completed the business license application or renewal, you will be contacted to schedule the appropriate inspections. The annual deadline for license renewals is March 31st. Failure to renew your business license by the deadline may result in the assessment of a late fee of an additional 25% or more of your standard license fee.

              We look forward to working with you, and your business to renew your license for the current year. We wish you continued success in 2014.

              (NOTE: IF YOUR BUSINESS IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION, OR YOU WISH TO DISCONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE AT THE ABOVE CONTACT INFORMATION; WE ARE ALSO SEEKING TO UPDATE & CORRECT OUR BUSINESS LISTINGS. THANK YOU.)

              Sincerely,

              Valeriano F. Gomez
              City Controller
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