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Utilities Board of the City of Opp
Operations Manager

The Utilities Board of the City of Opp is seeking an Operations Manager who, under the administrative direction of the Mayor of the City of Opp, will be responsible for the overall supervision, planning and management of electrical and water/wastewater operations of the Opp Utilities Board. The Operations Manager will also be responsible for ensuring quality provisions of these services for the City of Opp.

The Operations Manager will be someone who promotes positive community relations on behalf of the Opp Utilities Board. The selected individual will also be able to remain on call to provide emergency service when needed.

The Operations Manager will have supervisor responsibilities for 2 department supervisors and general oversight of about 20 employees. Opp Utilities Board currently has about 3,100 electric customers, 3,300 water customers, and 2,700 sewer customers. Opp Utilities Board combined Operations and Maintenance budget is in excess of $12 million.

The preferred qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Finance or Business Administration or related disciplines with at least five (5) years’ experience in the management of municipal utility operations and maintenance. Possess physical strength and agility to perform required job duties. Work requires bending, stretching, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing, walking, standing, etc. for extended periods of time. Work is outdoors in all weather conditions. Must be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed for emergencies and willing to be on call. Be willing to relocate to City of Opp upon employment is preferred. A physical exam and drug test will be given. Must have a valid Alabama Driver’s License and a good driving record.

Opp Utilities Board offers competitive pay and benefits.

Confidential resumes with references can be emailed to the Utilities Board of the City of Opp Human Resources Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 334-493-4571.

The Utilities Board of the City of Opp is an Equal Opportunity Employer

City of Decatur
Chief of Police
The City of Decatur, Alabama, is seeking a visible, accessible, and responsive Police Chief who embraces community policing and promotes trust between the department and the community. The purpose of this classification is to manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of all police services and departmental operations while exercising responsibility for enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Will lead and coordinate emergency preparedness and homeland security concerns for the community. The ideal candidate has an indisputable reputation for ethical conduct, leadership ability, professionalism, and integrity, and strives for the highest ideals of public service and personal conduct. In addition to having impeccable verbal communication and listening skills, the Chief must possess exceptional knowledge regarding media relations and a demonstrated proven track record in dealing with media resources in high profile and complex investiga tions and police matters. The Chief must further have the ability to speak frequently at public forums, conduct press conferences and briefings, attend meetings and public gatherings, and serve on committees, boards, and agencies that are related to promoting crime prevention, relational policing, and evidenced based criminal justice practices.

The qualifications for this position include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work emphasis in Criminal Justice, Social Science, Public/Business Administration, or a related field; supplemented by formal training in law enforcement and public or police administration. Requires at least seven (7) years of management experience in local government involving law enforcement, criminal investigation and police administration or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Residency within the city limits of Decatur, Alabama as soon as possible upon employment is non-negotiable. Must be a U.S. Citizen and have, or be able to obtain, a valid Alabama driver's license and certification as an Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training (A.P.O.S.T.) law enforcement officer.

The City of Decatur offers a competitive salary range for this position at $69,082 to $106,600 depending on qualifications, as well as an excellent comprehensive benefits program that includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and state retirement. Qualified candidates may apply for this position by submitting a completed employment application (available on our website), resume and cover letter by Monday, February 22, 2016 to:

Human Resources Department
City of Decatur
P O Box 1894
Decatur, AL 35602
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Equal Opportunity Employer

City of Madison
Senior Planner

Job Requisition No.: 16-008
Hours: Full-Time
Starting Pay: $75,000 - $105,000 Annually, D.O.Q.

Specific duties of the job:
Specific duties of the job: This position is responsible for overall management of the planning, zoning, land use and economic development needs. The incumbent is also a City Planner and functions as the City’s chief planning official and Department Head of the Planning Department; Manages department, including performance management, personnel actions, scheduling, leave, appraisal, budgeting and procurement, and other day-to-day activities; Regularly monitors performance and efficiency of staff in meeting customer needs and objectives, coaching for performance improvement and development; Provides leadership to develop highly  competent staff that supports the city’s mission and values; Represents the City in providing technical and administrative support for Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals, Appeals Board for the Construction Industries, Madison Station Historic Preservation Commission, Architectural Review  Board, Technical Review and Planning Committee, Beautification Board, City Council and other committees and ad hoc groups; Serves as first level of appeal in zoning and planning disputes for citizens; Researches and prepares Comprehensive Plan documents and updates, ordinances, resolutions, and other documents for  disposition by the Planning Commission, City Council, and other official bodies; Advises elected and appointed officials on planning and economic development matters; Advises Planning & Zoning, Mayor and Council on annexation activities; Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints concerning departmental matters; Performs  research, analysis and recommendations on special projects and community, planning and economic development issues; Departmental contact with outside agencies such as Census Bureau, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Alabama Department of Transportation, etc.; Supports the City’s commercial and retail recruitment  strategies; Provides data and assistance in maintaining the city’s database of available commercial and retail properties, as well as business recruits; Assists with economic development analyses and fiscal impact analyses of commercial developments and related incentive packages.

Skills candidate must have:
(Complete Job Description Includes More Qualifications) Working knowledge and skill in essential functions listed above; Ability to analyze complex planning, economic development, and community development issues and problems and evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses  of action; Must be expert generalist planner; Strong performance management skills, and skilled at hiring, training, appraising, counseling, disciplining, separating personnel, and consistently applying personnel policies and procedures; Strong relationship building and management skills; Strong leadership skills to align  personnel with the goals and objectives of the department, and in best accomplishing customer service and process efficiency; Skill at gathering and evaluating input for decision-making; Ability to manage scheduling, timekeeping, payroll functions at departmental level; Skill with budgeting and budget enforcement and  reporting.

Education & Certification candidate must have:
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, economics, public administration, political science or a related field, with some graduate study in related fields (a plus); 8 years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience in closely related planning and development functions; Ability to obtain Planner certification from  the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Experience candidate must have:
Must maintain strong background and performance records; Must maintain Alabama driver’s license with strong driving record; Records are periodically checked by the City. Extremely strong background with economic development, including planning for building sales tax base; Strong background in growth management,  zoning, land use law, designations and processes, comprehensive planning and working knowledge of related regulations, and related community development services; Experience with annexation planning and practices; Strong related experience working in a high-growth area; Strong communication skills and ability to develop  and present clear, concise comprehensive technical reports, correspondence, presentations and other materials; Strong background in plan review, traffic planning, economics, and realestate; Familiarity with sign control, home occupations, historic preservation planning, downtown revitalization planning, utility planning, and environmental planning.; Experience with MPO (metropolitan planning organization); Experience with sign regulations; Experience with site plan approval processes; Strong project management, organization, process improvement, customer relations and prioritization skills; Working knowledge of TIFs (Tax Incremental  Financing), sales tax sharing strategies and other taxing and revenue processes to support the development of the City’s infrastructure.

Physical requirements for this position:
Ability to communicate verbally and orally with public; Stamina to work additional hours when required; Job requires attendance at frequent evening meetings and occasional work on weekends; Must be able to travel and drive; Ability to work on computer for extended periods of time.

How to apply:
Applicants: Download City of Madison, Alabama Application at Mail Completed Application to the attention of Human Resources Dept. c/o Madison Municipal Complex - 100 Hughes Road, Madison, Alabama 35758 OR fax completed Application to 256-772-5643 OR email application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of application to be considered for this position. This position is open until filled with the first review of applications on January 8, 2016. The City of Madison offers an attractive benefit package with Retirement.

City Employees: Pick up and complete a one-page Internal Job Posting Application located in the HR Department.

The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer.