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Building and Planning Director

CLASS TITLE: Building and Planning Director
LOCATION: Municipal Building
DEPARTMENT: Building and Planning
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Exempt

GENERAL PUROSE:

Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, supervisory, technical, and professional work in the current and long range planning programs of the Town of St. John related to the development and implementation of land use and related municipal plans and policies.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Exercises supervision over Building Commissioner, Inspectors, Code Enforcement, Administrative Clerical Support Staff, and other part-time or temporary staff, as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and supervises planning operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Provides Leadership and Direction in development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates Department activities with other Departments and/or Agencies, as needed.
  • Provides Professional Planning and Land Use advice to developers and town officials; makes private and public presentations to Boards, Commissions, Civic Groups and the general public.
  • Administers and directs all petitions for Subdivision, Zone Change(s), Variances and the like.
  • Ensures compliance with all Town of St. John Ordinances, Codes and the Like.
  • Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
  • Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Must attend all meetings of the St. John Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Contractors’ Board, and other meetings as required by the Town Manager.
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Serves as a member of the Town’s MS4 Storm Water Management Advisory Committee and evaluates environmental information and recommends mitigation measures to reverse adverse impacts on the environment and department.
  • Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues.
  • Directs, Approves and Administers the Building Department permit process; and ensures the maintenance of accurate records relating to building permits, licenses, maps, blueprints, overlays and other pertinent planning and development programs and projects.
  • Serves when directed by the Town Manager, as a member of a Planning Task Force composed of Town, County or State agencies.
  • Recommends the initiation of abatement proceedings when appropriate in conjunction with the Town Manager, Building Commissioner and Code Enforcement.
  • Evaluates land use proposals to insure compliance with applicable Town, State or Federal laws. Approves developmental permits, sign permits, minor land development proposals and all other permits that are required, within the scope of authority and responsibility.
  • Researches, prepares and writes grant application components relating to future development, road infrastructure or Building and Planning matters.
  • Develops and maintains computer database information for planning purposes in conjunction with the I.T. Director.
  • Negotiates, coordinates and manages consultant contracts with the Town Manager.
  • Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep undated of all trends and developments in the field of Municipal Planning.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

Assists municipal staff in the enforcement of local ordinances and in interpreting town codes and master plans.

Assists in designs for parks and municipal recreational areas, streetscapes, landscapes and other municipal projects.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Land Use Planning, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field, and
  2. Ten (10) years’ experience in Municipal Planning or Public Administration; or
  3. Any equivalent combination of education and experience of the above-captioned.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans, including their formation, process of adoption and enforcement, building and construction, subdivision development, residential and commercial development and construction.
  2. Skills in the area of drafting and designing; skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.
  3. Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners, and the general public; Ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  4. Ability to establish effective working relationship with Department Heads, Supervisors and Employees of the Town of St. John.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

A valid state driver’s license, or ability to obtain one.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Personal computer, including word processing and permitting software; motor vehicle; 10-key calculator; portable radio; phone; tape measure, laser level; any additional updated equipment which will more accurately assist in the duties of the Building and Planning Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to communicate through verbal talk and audible hearing.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in indoor, climate controlled conditions. The employee occasionally works occasionally outside and exposed to wet, cold, hot and / or humid conditions, or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to moderately noisy in the field.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To Apply please DOWNLOAD and then complete the Employment Application Form, be sure to save the pdf after filling it out, and e-mail it ALONG WITH a resume no later than October 30, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. to: jobs@stjohnin.com or mail a completed application AND resume to:
St. John Town Manager
10955 W 93rd Ave.
St. John, Indiana 46373
If there are any questions, please contact Criag Phillips at (219) 365-6465 x1.


Park Maintenance

CLASS TITLE: Park Maintenance
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation
DIVISION: Parks

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of general duties related to the maintenance, upkeep, construction, installation, and repair of town parks, grounds, trails, recreation facilities, buildings, and other town owned landscaped areas. Also assists in preparations for, and clean-up after, special events.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the Park Maintenance Foreman, and under the general supervision of the Parks Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Exercises supervision over seasonal park employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITES

  • Receive work requests from various sources. Analyze projects and tasks, set priorities and develop schedules to complete work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintain grounds and turf in town parks by pruning, weeding, and clearing debris.
  • Operate small and light equipment and various hand tools.
  • Perform general landscape duties such as planting trees, shrubs, grass, flowers, and other plants in new and/or existing landscaped areas.
  • Maintain, and repair as needed, town playground equipment and play areas.
  • Maintain, and remove debris from town parks, trails, sidewalks, and other grounds features.
  • Maintain and clean park restrooms, pavilions, and other facilities.
  • Identify and report safety hazards, structural repairs, equipment failures, etc., to supervisor.
  • Assist in preparations for, and clean-up during and after, special events.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment; transport equipment to be serviced; assist with repairs as needed.
  • Available for emergency and non-emergency overtime when necessary or required by the General Foreman.
  • Provide customer service in a friendly manner and provide public with information related to various town services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience: High school graduate or equivalent, three to five years of relevant work experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge:

  • Mechanical: knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Office Equipment: knowledge of proper use of computers and office machines.
  • Math: knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and their basic applications.
  • English: knowledge of the English language, including proper structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Skills:

  • Equipment Selection: determine the appropriate tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Equipment Maintenance: perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Operation: skilled in using necessary parks maintenance equipment.
  • Reading Comprehension: understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management: managing one’s own time effectively.
  • Speaking: talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities:

  • General: talking, hearing and seeing are essential to the performance of the job; common eye, hand, finger dexterity are also required.
  • Control Precision: the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Manual Dexterity: the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Static Strength: the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Extent Flexibility: the ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms and/or legs.
  • Oral Comprehension: the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Plan Interpretation: the ability to read and interpret city ordinances, safety manuals, plans, drawings, specifications, and standards.
  • Number Facility: the ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Visualization: the ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Depth Perception: the ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • Near Vision: the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Far Vision: the ability to see details at a distance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative if those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually works in outside weather conditions. The employee usually works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid State Driver’s License with CDL endorsement, or ability to obtain one within six months of hire.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interviews and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

HOURS AND WORK WEEK

Hours are primarily 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday. May require evening and weekend work.

RATE OF PAY

This position carries a competitive hourly wage and includes: paid vacation; paid holidays; and health, life and dental insurance.

To Apply please DOWNLOAD and then complete the Employment Application Form, be sure to save the pdf after filling it out, and e-mail it along with a resume to tmclead@stjohin.com, or mail a completed application and resume to:

Town of St. John
ATTN: Tyler McLead
9350 Hack St. Bldg. 2
St. John, IN 46373

For more information, please contact Tyler McLead, Parks Superintendent, at 219-365-6236 or email tmclead@stjohin.com.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 15, 2021


Public Works Employee

CLASS TITLE: Maintenance
LOCATION: Public Works Facility
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Non-Exempt
DIVISION: Public Works

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Performs a variety of skilled, technical and maintenance work in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of the Town’s Water, Sewer, Street, Storm Drainage Facilities, Street Lighting, Buildings and Parks.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of the Public Works General Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Receives work assignments from the General Foreman. Completes work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Identifies and recommends repairs throughout the entire Town to the General Foreman.
  • Identifies the need for tools and equipment required in order to perform various tasks.
  • Submits daily verbal and/or written reports to the General Foreman on the activities of each day.
  • Available for emergency and non-emergency overtime when necessary or required by the General Foreman.
  • Work with the General Foreman and/or the designated Safety Trainer to acquire adequate training in issues that relate to safety.
  • Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the Water, Sewer, Street and Park departments.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

(A) High School diploma, GED equivalent, or higher education level required; and

(B) Five (5) years’ experience relating to the construction, repair, and maintenance of water, sewer, street, or storm drainage systems; parks; street lighting, including the operation of all related maintenance equipment, or

(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in public water supply and distribution systems, sewer collection systems and lift stations, storm drainage systems, and street systems; thorough knowledge of pipe installation, connection, and repair; thorough knowledge of road construction and maintenance; and a thorough knowledge of park maintenance.

(B) Skilled in operation of the tools and equipment listed below.

(C) Have the ability to operate and maintain various equipment used in the department including, but not limited to, a backhoe, dump trucks and sewer cleaners; perform construction and maintenance work; ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, as well as the public.

(D) Ability to prioritize, follow directions, and work under pressure.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Valid State Driver’s license with CDL endorsement or ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Various motorized vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, dump truck, plow truck, pickup truck, utility truck, street sweeper, sewer cleaner truck, street roller, backhoe, skid-steer, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, branch chipper, leaf vacuum, sanders, generators, trencher, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, mobile radio, and phone.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to one hundred (100) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee usually works in outside weather conditions, usually works near moving mechanical parts, and occasionally is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee may also be exposed to extreme heat or cold in outdoor conditions or extreme heat or cold in non-weather related conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interviews and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and it is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

This position carries a competitive hourly wage and includes: paid vacation; paid holidays; and health, life and dental insurance. Applications will be accepted in an ongoing basis.

To Apply please DOWNLOAD and then complete the Employment Application Form, be sure to save the pdf after filling it out, and e-mail it along with a resume to: jobs@stjohnin.com or mail a completed application and resume to:
St. John Public Works Department
9350 Hack Street
St. John, Indiana 46373

If there are any questions, please contact Administrative Assistant T. Anderko at (219) 365-4655 x6.


Recording Secretary

CLASS TITLE: Recording Secretary
LOCATION: Municipal Facility
DEPARTMENT: Town Manager’s Office
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Part-Time Non-Exempt
DIVISION: Municipal Building

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of routine and complex clerical, administrative and technical work in the preparation, notation, transcription and submittal of public meetings for the various Commissions and Boards of the Town of St. John, Lake County, Indiana, and other tasks or duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close general supervision of the Town Manager of the Town of St. John.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for keeping legal minutes of official meetings for their respective Commissions, Committees and Boards.
  • Must attend all meetings of Commissions, Committees, and Boards.
  • Must maintain the records of all official meetings of Commissions, Committees and Boards.
  • Mark any essential documents or remonstrances as exhibits and attach them to the minutes.
  • Proficient with office equipment, word processing programs and digital recording devices.
  • Must keep a comprehensive log of items discussed and debated during the aforementioned official meetings and study sessions.
  • Minutes must cover what was accomplished, said, or set at the meeting and may exclude individual opinions from group members.
  • Must note the Commission – Committee and/or Board members who are present.
  • Must note the Commission – Committee and/or Board members who are absent.
  • Record group decisions and write down actions in the order that they occur.
  • When official meeting is complete, formal reports (minutes) will be copied for distribution.
  • An original copy of the written minutes must be submitted to the Clerk-Treasurer’s once they are approved by a majority favorable vote of their respective Commission, Committee and/or Board.
  • A Word file of the minutes as well as a scanned copy of any exhibits must be provided to the Town IT Director for uploading to the Town’s Website.
  • Must be proficient in grammar, punctuation and spelling.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Experience:
    1. Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, filing, and
    2. Two (2) years of court reporting, transcription, or captioning experience, or
    3. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    1. Skill in the operation of the listed equipment.
    2. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Commission and Board members, and the general public;
    3. Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing,
    4. Ability to work under stressful conditions and with frequent interruptions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be eighteen (18) years or older; Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State;

No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories; U.S. citizen; Must be able to read and write the English language; Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Digital recording devise, personal computer, including word-processing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to form the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interviews and references check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To Apply please DOWNLOAD and then complete the Employment Application Form, be sure to save the pdf after filling it out, and e-mail it ALONG WITH a resume no later than October 23, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. to: admin.tm@stjohnin.com or mail a completed application AND resume to:
St. John Town Manager's Office
10955 W 93rd Ave.
St. John, Indiana 46373
If there are any questions, please contact Criag Phillips at (219) 365-6043 x1.


The Town of St. John is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.


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