Welcome to the City of East Chicago Human Resources Department web page.

Human Resources provide the full range of HR services to approximately 600 City employees in variety of City departments. HR is dedicated to providing services in
  • Recruitment/Selection
  • Benefits
  • Employee Development / Training
  • Employee Relations
  • Worker’s Compensation
We strive to deliver the highest quality of HR service, and value our partnerships with City employees, foremen, supervisors, managers, interim directors and directors.

City of East Chicago Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the City of East Chicago for your employment needs.
JOB POSTING # 2018 – 7

Administrative Intern
City of East Chicago
Planning Department

OPENING DATE: March 20, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Planning Department
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description

Under close supervision perform entry level professional duties of moderate difficulty providing the opportunity for professional training in various departments though out the City of East Chicago .Perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of procedures and standards in all City Departments. May Perform duties such as gathering and organizing data to provide information for departments, special projects, or report: basic arithmetic computation assist in all entry level responsibilities such as filing, data entry, answering phones, contact City departments or outside agencies be phone to request or give information and other related duties as assigned, Assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to the City if East Chicago’s organizational structure.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.

Deadline: Submit resumes to City of East Chicago, Department of Human Resources, no later than Friday, March 30, 2018. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Loretta Vaughn at (219) 391-8479.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.



JOB POSTING # 2018 - 3

Labor
City of East Chicago
Public Works

OPENING DATE: February 23, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: March 30, 2018

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Public Works
Reports to: Supervisor
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago's Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description

Under general supervision of the Public Words Director a designated supervisor, to perform a variety of semi-skilled or skilled labor task related to all functions of the Public Works Department

Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license.

Deadline: Submit resumes to City of East Chicago, Department of Human Resources, no later than Friday, March 30, 2018. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Loretta Vaughn at (219) 391-8479.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


JOB POSTING # 2018 - 5

Recreation Leader
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation

OPENING DATE: February 23, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: March 30, 2018

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Park & Recreation
Reports to: Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago's Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

Under the direction of the Recreation Manage, Recreation Leaders work directly with participants of all ages in a recreation setting; Classes vary form sports, fitness, arts, and afterschool programs. This position will plan and implement activities in classes as well.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license.

Deadline: Submit resumes to City of East Chicago, Department of Human Resources, no later than Friday, March 30, 2018. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Loretta Vaughn at (219) 391-8479.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


JOB POSTING # 2018 - 12

Golf Course Attendant

OPENING DATE: February 23, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: March 30, 2018

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Park & Recreation
Reports to: Supervisor
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago's Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

JOB DESCRIPTION

Knowledge of Golf preferred.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license.

Deadline: Submit resumes to City of East Chicago, Department of Human Resources, no later than Friday, March 30, 2018. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Loretta Vaughn at (219) 391-8479.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.
JOB POSTING # 2018 - 13

Lifeguard

OPENING DATE: February 23, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: March 9, 2018

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Park and Recreation
Reports to: Supervisor
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago's Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

Position Summary:

Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency knowledge of Lifeguard preferred.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver's license.

Deadline: Submit resumes to City of East Chicago, Department of Human Resources, no later than Friday, March 9, 2018. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Loretta Vaughn at (219) 391-8479.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.
JOB POSTING # 2017 – 18
Internal / External Posting

Treatment Plant Operator

City of East Chicago
Water Filtration Plant

Opening Date: September 14, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Department: Water Filtration Plant
Reports to: Plant Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Collective Bargaining Agreement


1. Process Operation, Monitoring and Trouble Shooting (50%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Operates water treatment plant equipment (pumps, engines, generators, and valves) to control flow and process water,
(2) Monitors plant gauges, meters, and control panels to insure proper processing of water,
(3) Observes and interprets operational variations/problems and makes appropriate corrective adjustments as needed,
(4) Reports significant problems requiring additional assistance to Supervisor and calls out appropriate maintenance personnel,
(5) Monitors process sampling conducted by the Sub-Operator.

2. Preventive Maintenance (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Conducts visual inspections of all plant equipment every 2 hours,
(2) Initiates preventive maintenance as needed, or completes repair order for additional assistance,
(3) Monitors operation of plant filters,
(4) Drains, cleans, and refills filters on a weekly basis.

3. Record Keeping (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Records results of quality control tests,
(2) Maintains shift log,
(3) Records meter and gauge readings,
(4) Provides copies of all records to Supervisor.

4. Public Service (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Receives and responds to emergency calls from city residents,
(2) Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner,
(3) Provides answers to questions from members of the public or directs them to someone who can respond,

5. Supplies Inventory (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Monitors inventory levels of supplies used in plant operations,
(2) Reports inventory needs to Supervisor.

6. Housekeeping (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Maintains clean, well organized conditions throughout the plant,
(2) Requests and coordinates assistance for large-scale cleaning tasks

7. Teamwork (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Works effectively with other members of the plant operations team,
(2) Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government

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

(1) Performs all job tasks in a safe manner,
(2) Complies with all department and division safety policies, rules, and regulations,
(3) Identifies and corrects/reports safety hazards when they occur.

9. 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.

Successful job performance in the above position requires the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics (KSAPC’s):

Required Knowledge (familiarity with a body of information)

1. Basic Chemistry (chemical symbols, analytical techniques, solution preparation, and calibration techniques).

2. Basic Physics (flow, gravity, hydrolics, liquids, and solids).

3. Basic Math (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing).

4. Quality Assurance Fundamentals.

5. Chemical Properties of Water.

6. Standard Operating Procedures in Water Treatment Plant.

7. Safety Hazards Involved in Plant Operations.

8. Applicable OSHA, EPA, State, City, and Water Department Safety Policies, Rules and Regulations.

9. Water Department Operations and Processes.

Required Skills (proficiency in performing specific tasks)


2. Operation of Plant Engines.
3. Operation of Plant Generators.
4. Operation of Plant Valves.
5. Basic Operation of a PC.
6. Use of Computerized Plant Process Control Software.
7. Calibration of Plant Instruments.
8. Public/Customer Relations.
Required Abilities (general mental or physical capabilities)

1. Ability to Read and Interpret Information and Prepare Reports

2. Verbal Communication to be Understood by Others.

3. Written Communication to be Understood by Others.

4. Understand and Follow Verbal Instructions from Supervisor.

5. Understand and Follow Written Instructions from Supervisor.

6. Problem Solving.

7. Mechanical Aptitude.

8. Work Effectively in a Team Setting.

9. Manual Dexterity to Use Plant Equipment.

10. Eye-Hand Coordination to Use Plant Equipment.

11. Lift and Carry up to 50 Pounds Frequently.

12. Climb Stairs Frequently.

13. Climb Ladders Frequently.

14. Bend Occasionally.

15. Kneel Occasionally.

16. Stand Frequently.

17. Sit Frequently.

18. Walk Frequently.

19. Crawl Occasionally.

Required Personal Characteristics (specific physical or physiological attributes)

1. Correctable Normal-Range Vision.

2. Normal-Range Depth Perception.

3. Correctable Normal-Range Hearing.

4. Tolerates Work in Confined Spaces.

5. Tolerates Hazardous/Stressful/Emergency Working Conditions.

6. Tolerates 24-Hour On-Call Status.

7. Tolerates Working in Harsh Weather.

8. Tolerates Wearing Required Safety Equipment While Working.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS

• Must have a WT5 drinking water operator license.

• Ability to obtain Indiana Class WT6 drinking water operator license within 6 – 12 months of hire date.

• Must maintain appropriate Water Treatment certifications as a condition of employment.

• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.



Must meet all the following:

A. Education: high school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent; preferably college
B. Experience: Hands – on operation in the class system applied for, as follows:
o WT5 or equivalent

**2 years of experience may be substituted by education at the college level in an area related to drinking water.

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 outdoors and indoors. Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; shift work and overtime outside regular work hours may be required.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a water treatment plant; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.
Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

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

Ms. Loretta Vaughn
Secretary
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
LVaughn@eastchicago.com

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to LVaughn@eastchicgo.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Treatment Plant Operator – Filtration Plant. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Treatment Plant Operator – Filtration Plant.

There are currently three (3) 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.


H R Staff


Robert Johnson, Manager, rjohnson@eastchicago.com
 
Nicole Mika, Benefits Administrator,
nmika@eastchicago.com

Elida Ochoa, Secretary,
eochoa@eastchicago.com
 
Loretta Vaughn, Secretary,
lvaughn@eastchicago.com
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312


t: (219) 391-8479
f: (219) 397-5755

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) is to assist the City of East Chicago in meeting the needs of its citizens, by recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and retaining a well trained professional City staff to service the needs of the residents of East Chicago; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence. The DHR is committed to being a continuous source of assistance, providing quality service and support to all city residents, departments and employees.

Duties:

Handle internal & external hiring, assist departments with city personnel policies and procedures, coordinate all employee drug & alcohol testing, Workman’s Compensation, process all employee garnishments, support payments and payroll deductions, maintain employee personnel files & records, provide & process insurance benefits to employees, job verifications, maintain grievances and work-related incidents.