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

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JOB POSTING # 2017 – 21
Internal or External Posting

Administrative Intern

City of East Chicago
Multimedia

OPENING DATE: October 31, 2017
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: November 7, 2017
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.

• Video Record Programming using HD Cameras DSLR and Standard Cameras
• Edit Programming using HD Workflow both digitizing and output (Final cut pro)
• Provide and Set up Live Internet broadcasting when necessary
• Produce graphics for video using Photoshop Creative Suite
• Create 1920 x 1080p Graphic Slides for Broadcast/Web Distribution
• Create Online video content for use on EastChicago.com / Facebook / YouTube / Twitter
• Export Video in a variety of formats
• Maintain various ECTVNEWS social network pages
• Color correcting video for broadcast safe FCC regulations
• Maintain programing playlist on Channel 21
• DVD Authoring and Duplication for archiving
• Provide video content for public request forms
• Audio Production (Voice Over, Music Composition,) using Apple Soundtrack Pro, Logic 8, Protools LE 8
• Digital SLR Photography using Canon Cameras
• Photo Editing with Photoshop. (Color Correction/ Special Effects/ Composition)
• Setup and conduct video interviews for broadcast
• Setup 3- Point Lighting for in studio interviews
• Green Screen Video Recording. Key out Green screen using Final Cut Pro Studio
• Video Record Sporting Events(Basketball/Football/Wrestling)
• Setup Audio for video shoots (Wired/Wireless Lavalier Microphone, Dynamic Microphones, Boom microphone)
• Setup PA sound system and Digital Projector for various city events
• Maintain video archive using external Hard-drive
• Using Adobe After Effects CS5 create motion graphic video intros/outros
• Create lower thirds/backgrounds for video content using both Photoshop
• Promote and distribute flyers for city events
• Maintain a YouTube archive of all videos produced by the Multimedia Division
• Maintain Photo Archive Hard drive
• Maintenance and Repair on Comcast/AT&T broadcast equipment (Switchers/ Distribution Amp)
• Produce and Create Fliers for various City Activities (PhotoShop/Illustrator)
• Knowledge in web based applications preferred
• Knowledge of Mac based computers and Windows
• Sign Production experience preferred
• Strong writing and proofreading skills

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.
• Knowledgeable about content writing specific to the field of graphic design, logo designs, website designs, marketing, content management, creativity, colors, key words, social media, and so on.
• Principles of data communication
• Principles, methods, techniques, procedures, and practices of computer systems/programs, multimedia and video editing equipment
• Standard office practices, methods, and computer equipment
• Safe work practices
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.
• Ability to operate modern office equipment.
• Operate a variety of highly technical computer, multi-media and peripheral equipment. Respond to requests and inquiries from city departments.
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

Two years of experience in computer technology and media technology.

Computer Proficiency
Advanced proficiency 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

Preferably 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.

External
Mail, fax, email or hand deliver 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 Administrative Intern – Multimedia. For example: Loretta Vaughn – 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 2017 – 20
Internal / External Posting
Accountant

City of East Chicago
Department of Redevelopment

Opening Date: October 30, 2017
Closing Date to Apply: Open until filled
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full Time
Department: Department of Redevelopment
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
Overall responsibility of all financial accountability to all funding sources. Including State Board of Accounts. Performs a variety of complex and difficult accounting, auditing and financial analysis work involving the development and maintenance of accounting systems; reconciles bank accounts, reviews and corrects transactions; performs related work assigned.

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.
• Oversees the reconciliation of revenue including federal funding, accounts payable processing, general ledger maintenance, and preparation of financial documents.
• Prepares financial statements including budget comparisons for monthly presentation to the Executive Directors and Board of Commissioners.
• Reviews and reconciles the general ledger; prepares and disburses internal financial reports to the Executive Director.
• Coordinated the production of the accounts payable cycle; reviews accounts payable for authorization and correct account application.
• Receipts, verifies, and records funding from department; verifies proper account numbers on accounts receivable transactions.
• Assists other departments in resolving accounting and financial issues; analyzes variances, deficiencies and other budget variances.
• Utilizes computer software financial and spreadsheet programs on personal computer and mainframe platforms; inputs a variety of financial data; enters budget modifications into the accounting systems.
• Monitors federal, state and county-funded grant expenditures, requests drawdown of funds, and prepares periodic reports to funding agencies.
• Prepared bank reconciliations for Workers Compensation and liability claims accounts; balances monthly transactions.
• Coordinated the reconciliation of the bank accounts; reconciles and reports cash between funds.
• Monitors, reviews, and maintains departmental accounting software.
• Assists with yearly audit process; monitors fixed assets.
• Collets, compiles and analyzes data and information, and prepares and presents reports.
• Manages special projects as directed; interprets and explains local and federal regulations.
• Ensures and environment of customer-responsive services, providing customer-responsive service and handling customer service issues.
• Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
• Maintains and enforces all aspects of security and confidentiality of records and information.
• Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the accounting field.
• Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Knowledge of:
• Federal and Public sector accounting and budgeting systems and procedures.
• HUD Grant Administrations Extensive Experience
• Accounting policies, procedures, and standards.
• City ordinances, codes, policies, resolutions, and agreements related to accounting activities.
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for public sector finance.
• Rules and regulations governing accounting activities.
• Accounting software relative to local government financial operations.
• MS Office computer applications and operating systems.
• Records maintenance and management.
• Customer service standards and procedures.

Required Skill in:
• Understanding and applying accounting standards and procedures, internal controls, and applicable Federal and State rules and regulations.
• Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations, maintaining accurate accounting records, and identifying and reconciling errors.
• Performing and cording a variety of professional accounting functions.
• Monitoring and ensuring compliance with accounting regulations, policies, and standards.
• Reconciling general ledgers and bank accounts.
• Analyzing data preparing financial statements and reports.
• Exercising diplomacy, tact and good judgment consistently; maintaining confidently.
• Operating a personal computer and related technical and specialized software programs.
• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communications.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with department staff, board members, outside agencies, external auditors and the general public.




EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Require Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (Master’s preferred), Finance, Business Administration or related field.
five (5) year of HUD accounting experience in federal, state and municipal government, corporate or public accounting work involving the maintenance of accounting systems and preparation of standard accounting reports; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Environment - Work is performed in a busy office setting 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, crouch, reach, 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 to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 Accountant – Redevelopment Department. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Administrative Intern – Water Department

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 # 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.

Job Posting 2017 – 19
Internal / External Posting
Administrative Intern

City of East Chicago
Water Department

Opening Date: September 6, 2017
Closing Date to Apply: September 12, 2017
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Part Time
Department: Water Department
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
Under close supervision of the Water Department Manager, maintains the utility billing system(s) for the City by billing customers, collecting payments, providing information on accounts, collections, and bad debt accounts; updating the billing software database; and performs related duties as assigned.
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.
• Responsible for water/sewer utility billing, including calculation of bills, preparation of pre-billing estimates, printing and mailing all utility bills and running and distributing post-billing reports.
• Creates new utility accounts and sets up billing records in computer and in files, handles complaints and answers customer questions on utility billing.
• Updates meter reads, prepares daily list for meter reader, prepares work orders for Utility Technician and dispatches technicians to utility calls.
• Receives payments, balances cash drawers and customer payments.
• Assist in entering meter reads and check for accuracy.
• Examines meter reading entries for evidence of irregular conditions, such as defective meters or use of service without contract, and prepares service orders for technician.
• Handles customer correspondence and complaints.
• Prepares miscellaneous utility reports and special projects, as required.
• Ability to react to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner, meeting deadlines as assigned.
• Performs assorted clerical work by filing and organizing records and performing receptionist tasks.
• Contributes to overall Water Department function by completing a variety of assigned projects with accuracy and timeliness.
• Maintain office files in neat and orderly fashion.
• Answer and screen visitors and telephone calls, takes messages, route/handle appropriately.
• Answer telephone inquiries concerning routine department operations, procedures and/or requirements. Route routine telephone calls and specific inquiries to proper personnel.
• Attend to the public and deal with public relation problems in a tactful and courteous manner.
• Operates standard office equipment; adding machine, computer, and other common office machinery.
• Perform other clerical and office duties as directed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, 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.
• Knowledge of general office procedures and practices.
• Knowledge of business language, spelling, grammar and arithmetic.
• Knowledge of Modern office equipment and programs.
• Knowledge in operating computer equipment and general office machines.
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
• Ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports from such records
• Ability to deal with the high volume of work and people
• Knowledge of general accounting principles.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of debt collections.
• Skill in providing effective customer services to the general public.
• Skill in dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner.
• Skill in maintaining a professional image.
• Skill in receiving and receipting cash receipts (i.e., cash, checks and credit cards)
• Skill in data entry.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
• Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with other employees, residents, general public and other business contacts
• Ability to multitask
• Ability to learn the Munis dashboard.
• Ability to handle sensitive information while maintaining high degree of confidentiality.
• Ability to fluently read, speak, write and comprehend the English language.
• Ability to clear a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

High school graduate or GED equivalent; preferably some college
One (1) year of office experience
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 office setting 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, crouch, reach, 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 to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 Administrative Intern – Water Department. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Administrative Intern – Water Department

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 # 2017 – 2
Internal and External Posting

Security Guard

City of East Chicago

Opening Date: 1/27/2017
Closing Date: 2/6/2017
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Part Time
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
Under supervision of the Human Resources Director and supervisor, maintains security and safety of people and property in assigned areas of the City of East Chicago properties such as City Hall, Mayor’s Office, and other city properties by performing security patrols on foot, monitor entrance of property, etc. Enforces the city of East Chicago’s rules and regulations.
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.

• Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner.
• Attend to the public and deal with public relation problems in a tactful and courteous manner.
• Perform security patrols of designated areas on foot; monitor entrance of property through surveillance; Inspect windows and doors to ensure locks are in place.
• Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.
• Sound alarms or call police or fire department in care of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
• Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles.
• Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and ensure that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate requirements.
• Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities.
• Maintains and implements safety / health standards and procedures at all times to ensure a well-run facility in a clean, safe, and attractive environment.
• Prepares and submits departmental accident, incident, and daily staff reports when applicable; taking complete control of the situation in case of emergency.
• Represents the City of East Chicago at all times during working and non-working hours.
• Maintain direct communication with immediate supervisor; reporting problems and discrepancies as well as positive program results.
• Promote positive two-way communication and maintains sensitivity in handling individual differences relating to customers and staff.
• Inspect City Hall, Mayor’s office, and other assigned area to ensure safety and cleanliness.
• Enforces City of East Chicago rules in a fair and consistent manner.
• Opens/closes City Hall, Mayor’s office or other assigned area as schedule allows.
• Attends and fully participates in staff meetings and in-service trainings.
• Completes additional duties as assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
• Maintains proper assigned dress code / uniform.

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.
Knowledge of
• Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
• Company policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computer and applicable software applications.
• Customer service principles and techniques.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Geographical layout of the City of East Chicago.
Ability to
• Report safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances both verbally and in writing.
• Be on a constant mental awareness and alertness to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments.
• Build, improve and maintain effective relationship with employees and visitors.
• Answer questions and assist visitors and employees.
• Answer phones or greet visitors / employees in a professional, welcoming manner.
• Operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors, and computer.
• Interact cordially and communicate with the public.
• Assess and evaluate standard and critical situations quickly and accurately.
• Pay attention to detail.
• Work under minimal supervision.
• Respond to emergency situations.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Active listening skills.
• Multitask and perform all job tasks in a safe manner.
• Fluently read, speak, write and comprehend the English language.
• Clear a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.
• Work shift schedule and able to adjust schedule when needed.
• Drive.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
High school graduate or equivalent
Proven one year work experience as a security guard or relevant position.
REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must be at least 21 years of age and 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 indoors, various environments including outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat, and with the general public; incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, and all inclement weather conditions. Hours may vary, alternate work schedules. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace, and pressure.

Physical – Primary functions require sit, stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (title, concrete, carpet), run as needed, work in an office setting; occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach above the shoulder height, bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties, ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; climb stairs during shift, and ability to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Light lifting (less than 30lbs). Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks.

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. Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination.

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

HOW TO APPLY

Internal
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.

External
Mail, fax, or email 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 Security Guard. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Security Guard.

There are currently four (4) openings for this position. Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and 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 # 2017 – 7
Internal / External Posting

BUS DRIVER

City of East Chicago
Public Transit

OPENING DATE: May 26, 2017
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 $15.32


DESCRIPTION

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

(1) Performs daily pre-trip / post trip inspection of bus,
(2) Reports any damage or mechanical problems discovered to supervisor.

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

(1) Performs all tasks in a safe manner,
(2) Monitors environment on the bus and adjacent to the bus to insure passenger safety,
(3) Identifies and corrects or reports safety hazards when they occur,
(4) Reports accidents immediately to supervisor,
(5) Complies with all department, city, and INDOT safety policies, rules, and regulations,
(6) Reports any “off-duty” moving violations to department immediately.
5. Record Keeping (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Completes required FTA paperwork,
(2) Completes required INDOT paperwork.

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

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

7. 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.

LEGALLY REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

1. Possess and maintain a Current Valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A or B with a Passenger Endorsement and no restrictions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics (KSAPC’s) Requirements:

Required Knowledge (familiarity with a body of information)

1. Bus Operations, Equipment, Control and Instrument Panels.

2. Safety Hazards Involved in Bus Operations.

3. East Chicago Streets and Locations.

4. Published Transit Routes and Schedules.

5. Transit Department Radio System.

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

Required Skills (proficiency in performing specific tasks)

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

1. Read

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. Work Effectively in a Team Setting.

8. Manual Dexterity to Use Equipment.

9. Eye-Hand Coordination to Use Equipment.

10. Stand Occasionally.

11. Sit Frequently.

12. Walk Occasionally.

Required Personal Characteristics (specific physical or physiological attributes)

1. Correctable Normal-Range Vision.

2. Normal Range Depth Perception.

3. Correctable Normal-Range Hearing.
Legally Required Licenses/Certifications

1. CDL with a Class A or B Certification, Passenger Endorsement and No Restrictions.

2. Operate buses with air brakes.

EDUCATION

Highschool Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE

1. Minimum of two (2) years of professional driving experience.

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

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

HOW TO APPLY
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
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.

Candidate must pass an interview, background check, DOT physical exam, and DOT drug test.

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

Please note: The duties listed above are intended as general descriptions of the work performed by persons assigned to this position. This is not a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills for this position. This position description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as required.

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.