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Building and Planning Administrator

Class Title: Building and Planning Administrator
Department: Building and Planning
Location: Municipal Building
Employment Level: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE
Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, supervisory, technical, and professional work in the current and long range planning and development 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, Stormwater Improvements Foreman, Inspectors, Code Enforcement, Stormwater Technician, Clerical Support Staff, and other part-time or temporary staff, as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
o Work closely with and under the direction of the Town Manager to develop strategies for improving community and economic initiatives to enhance and improve the Town’s quality of life; act as a link between the community and range of other local, and regional authorities, i.e. HOAs, POAs, MPO, NGOs, EDOs, Businesses, and Education Systems, to preserve and establish neighborhoods and community cohesion.
o Manages and supervises planning operations and various development projects, as directed, 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o Administers and directs all petitions for Subdivision, Zone Change(s), Variances and the like.
o Review of private and municipal projects to ensure or establish compliance with all Town of St. John Ordinances, Building Codes and the like.
o Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
o Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; works closely with the Clerk-Treasurer to monitor revenues and expenditures, sureties, and grants 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.
o Must attend all meetings of the St. John Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Contractor's Board, and other meetings as requested and required by the Town Manager.
o Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
o Collaborates with the Stormwater Improvements Foreman to evaluate environmental information and recommendations to mitigate measures to reverse adverse impacts on the environment and programs/process which support the MS4 program.
o Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building and development issues.
o 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.
o Serves when directed by the Town Manager, as a member of a Planning Task Force composed of Town, County or State agencies.
o Recommends the initiation of abatement proceedings when appropriate in conjunction with the Town Manager, Building Commissioner and Code Enforcement.
o 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.
o Researches, prepares or assists with writing grant application components relating to Economic Development, Municipal Projects or Building and Planning matters.
o Develops and maintains computer database information for planning purposes in conjunction with the I.T. Director.
o Negotiates, coordinates and manages consultant contracts with the Town Manager.
o Attends professional development workshops and conferences to keep updated of all trends and developments in the field of Municipal Planning and Economic Development.

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.
Assists Police, Fire, and Public Works to draft policies or programs to ensure public safety and infrastructure requirements are met.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
• Graduation from high school or GED equivalent(college preferred), and
• Minimum (2) two years of experience in general construction and office experience, or
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• 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.
• Skills in the area of drafting and designing; skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.
• 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;
• 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 Microsoft Office applications 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 speech 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 outside and is 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. Please note: The duties listed above are intended as general descriptions of the work performed by persons assigned to this position, not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. This position description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as required.

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

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 and cover letter to: bmanousopoulos@stjohnin.gov

If there are any questions, please contact the Town Manager's Office at (219) 365-6043.


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 Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Receives work assignments from the Public Works Foreman. Completes work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Identifies and recommends repairs throughout the entire Town to the Public Works Foreman.
  • Identifies the need for tools and equipment required in order to perform various tasks.
  • Submits daily verbal and/or written reports to the Public Works Foreman on the activities of each day.
  • Available for emergency and non-emergency overtime when necessary or required by the Public Works Foreman.
  • Work with the Public Works 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) 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.


Snow Plow, Seasonal

CLASS TITLE: Snow Plow, Seasonal
LOCATION: Public Works Facility
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
EMPLOYMENT LEVEL: Non-Exempt
DIVISION: Public Works

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Primary responsibility will be moving and removing snow from roadways that fall under the Town of St. John snow removal jurisdiction..

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

• Respond promptly to calls for snow and ice events
• Prepare and show up for shifts free from the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or medicines that have an effect on safe and productive equipment operation
• Conduct pre-shift inspections and maintenance on all vehicles and equipment
• Clear snow from designated areas
• Pile snow in designated and approved locations only
• Operate vehicles and snow plow equipment in a safe, responsible and efficient manner following all recommended operating procedures.
• Control ice accumulations at jobsites with the safe and responsible use of de-icing agents (salt, treated salt, liquids or other de-icing chemicals)
• Be available for communication at all times during a shift and before/after shifts
• Submit paperwork and documentation promptly at the end of each shift
• Document and report any obstacles at site(s)
• Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times
• Comply with all Town policies and procedures
• Work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

· A clean driving record with a valid drivers license to operate a pick-up truck snow plow and/or a single axle dump truck with a snow plow.
· A current and valid Class A or B CDL with air brake endorsement (to operate a single axle dump truck). We do have pickup trucks that does not require a CDL.
· Employees must be available 7 days a week including holidays, if needed, on a 24 hour "on-call" basis. There are no set hours for this work, it will be weather permitting. Any prior schedule conflicts can be discussed during the interview process.
· Snow plowing experience is desirable but not required as we will provide training.
· All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, pre-employment drug and alcohol test, and random drug and alcohol testing is a condition of employment.
· Please provide your experience with snow plowing
· Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
· Reside no more than 30 minutes from the Town of St. John Public Works Department.
· You must be able to pass a drug test!

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

A pick-up truck snow plow and/or a single axle dump truck with a snow plow.

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. 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.


Seasonal Laborer

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

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Public Works Seasonal Laborer is responsible for general maintenance duties, assisting with projects, cleaning the park grounds, operating small equipment, and assisting with special functions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the direct supervision of the Public Works Foreman.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This is a non-supervisory position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
· Responsible and accountable for general maintenance duties associated with branch pickup, leaf collection, grass mowing, parks, and road work
· Operate light vehicles, small landscaping equipment, power tools, radio communications, and other specialized seasonal maintenance equipment assigned by the supervisor in accordance with town policies and procedures
· Move supplies, tables and equipment as directed
· Collect and dispense of garbage and litter as directed
· Assist with setup, tear down, and the operation of special events and functions
· Responsible and accountable for providing general information to the public and assisting with their concerns when possible
· Perform other duties as assigned

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
· Valid Indiana Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
· Experience in small equipment operation, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction and custodial duties
· Interest in park maintenance
· Knowledge of the Town of St. John roads and parks
· First Aid and CPR certifie

SKILLS
· Capacity to work both independently and in a team environment
· Ability to adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy work environment
· Capacity to operate a variety of landscaping and maintenance equipment
· Strong organizational skills
· Develop, foster and sustain effective working relationships with fellow staff members

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:
· Working conditions contain moderate risks which require planned safety precautions for limited periods of time · May be subject to inclement weather and/or weather extremes during the discharge of responsibilities

SELECTION GUIDELINES:
Formal application, oral interviews and reference checks.
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.

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 hourly rate for this position is $15.00 per hour.

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 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.

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


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