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Animal Control Officer

Class Title: Animal Control Officer
Employment Level: Part-Time
Department: Police Department
Division: Patrol Division

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of general duties related to animal control, capture and care of stray animals and enforcing animal control ordinances, routine maintenance and care of animal control facility including the care of housed/impounded animals.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of the Patrol Commander and is subordinate to the Animal Control Officer.

HOURS AND RATE OF PAY

This job requires up to eight (8) hours a week. The rate of pay is currently $14.37 an hour.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver’s license and have no felony convictions.

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 ability required.

EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and some experience in work involving the care of animals and dealing with the public; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receives and investigates citizen complaints related to animals.
  • Locates, captures, and transports abandoned and stray dogs, cats, and other animals.
  • Prepares reports and maintains appropriate records.
  • Sets up animal traps and prepares reports and maintains.
  • Testifies in court as needed.
  • Maintains equipment, vehicles and facility.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or required.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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.

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 February 12, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. Center Time to: jobs@stjohnin.com or mail a completed application AND resume to:
St. John Police Department
11033 W. 93rd Ave.
St. John, Indiana 46307


Public Improvements Inspector

CLASS TITLE: Public Improvements Inspector
LOCATION: Municipal Building
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Non-Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE:

This is technical work in the regulation and inspection of the construction and installation of all public improvements within the Town of St. John, Lake County, Indiana.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works and at times will receive direction from the Building and Planning Director and from the IT Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts field inspections of all public improvements for new development, and construction projects initiated by or within the Town of St. John.
  • Reviews, with the Director of Public Works and Building and Planning Director, engineering plans submitted to the Plan Commission for the purpose of constructing residential or commercial subdivisions.
  • Attends staff level project review meetings that are conducted with developers, and or project engineers.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings conducted by the Town for infrastructure improvement projects related to road repair, sanitary sewer collection system, water distribution system, storm sewer collection systems, or parks.
  • Attends public meetings conducted by the Town when requested to do so by the Director of Public Works.
  • Inspects developments for compliance with The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Rule 5 pertaining to storm water erosion control. Communicates directly with the MS4 coordinator and developer when the development is not in compliance.
  • Serves as a member of the Town’s MS4 Storm Water Management Advisory Committee.
  • Shall serve on the Plan Commission if requested.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings conducted by either the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) or the Lake County Highway Department concerning projects planned by either agency that will be completed within the Town.
  • Conducts inspections and verifies proper operation of all newly installed water mains, valves, hydrants, and service lines. Observes pressure testing in order to verify the distribution system is free from leaks.
  • Works in conjunction with the Water Operator performing water main pressure testing, main line flushing, and bacteriological sampling as mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
  • Conducts inspections of sewer mains, manholes, and sewer service lines. Observes vacuum test, mandrel test and pressure test in order to verify the collection system is both air and water tight.
  • Conducts inspections of storm sewers, manholes, catch basins, and detention/retention ponds.
  • Conducts pre-construction inspection of all the public improvements located on a particular residential or commercial lot prior to the building permit being issued. Conducts inspections of mass grading and earthwork. Communicates inspection findings directly to the General Contractor, and Building and Planning Department.
  • Conducts inspections of curb and gutter construction, road base construction, compaction, and asphalt installation. (Binder and Surface coat) Performs pavement temperature test as asphalt is installed. Observes proof roll testing and density testing on sub grade and stone base. Performs concrete “pre-pour inspections” as requested by the developer. Identifies areas of curb and gutter that require replacement prior to the asphalt surface being installed.
  • Inspects newly installed street lighting systems for the purpose of verifying the locations of lights and control boxes are in compliance with the approved plans.
  • Conducts a post construction inspection of all public improvements located on a lot prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued by the Building Commissioner. Conducts final grade inspection prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued by the Building and Planning Department. Communicates inspection findings directly to the General Contractor, and Building and Planning Department.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Public Works and Town Engineer, formulates a “Public Improvements Punch List” in conjunction with either the initial letter of credit or request for reductions.
  • Monitors construction of Local Road and Street (LRS) Road Rehabilitation Projects. Verifies quantities and measurements, reports findings to the Director of Public Works and/or the Project Engineer.
  • Provides to the Town’s Project Engineer any field information that is necessary in order for the Town Engineer to process Public Works contractors pay requests.
  • Monitors and assists the Park Superintendent in the planning of construction projects authorized by the Park Board.
  • Makes recommendations and assists the Director of Public Works with the development of a maintenance plan for the replacement of existing infrastructure throughout Town.
  • Coordinates with utility contractors various tests and inspections as needed, or as required by the Town.
  • May be required to plow snow at the direction of the Director of Public Works.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of developers, builders, and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to act as a liaison between the Director of Public Works and the various developers, contractors, and engineering firms that are performing work within the Town. Possess the ability to use sound, reasonable judgement when resolving disputes that may arise from time to time.
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to make himself/herself available on short notice to answer questions and provide direction to developers, contractors, or project engineers when questions arise.
  • In times of limited construction activity the Public Improvement Inspector shall be expected to perform general public works tasks as assigned by the Director of Public Works.
  • Must possess a willingness to attend seminars, conferences, or other continuing education activities.
  • Must possess the ability to understand, interpret, and enforce the Town’s Ordinances and constructions standards pertaining to public improvements.
  • Works closely with the Director of Public Works to update the Town’s Ordinances, specifications, and policies as they relate to public improvements.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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:

(A) Possess a High School diploma
(B) At least five (5) years of practical experience in either the public or private sector inspecting public improvement installations, or
(C) Five (5) years of related experience and/or training in construction inspection, or
(D) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

(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. Must have GPS experience.
(B) Ability to guide, direct and motivate employees; ability to operate and maintain various pieces of equipment used in the Department such as a backhoe, dump truck and sewer cleaners; ability to organize and supervise the activities of various crews performing construction and maintenance work; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the general public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid state driver’s license with a Class B CDL with air brake endorsement or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of hire.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of the practices of residential, commercial and industrial construction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others.

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.

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 and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

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 of those the employee may encounter 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.

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.

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 January 22, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. Center Time 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 Robert Davis at (219) 365-4655.


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.



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


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