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City of Northport
City Administrator
Closing Date: July 11, 2016 at 4 p.m. If mailed must be postmarked by Friday, July 8th, 2016.

Turn in application to:

Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 569
3500 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476


Responsible for the day to day administrative operations of the City and its departments. The powers and responsibilities of the City Administrator are those specifically set out by the City Council and the ultimate responsibility for the operation of the City is vested with its elected officials. Serves as City Clerk and Treasurer.


A.       Administrative Duties (60%)                 

  • Collaborates with department heads to prepare the annual budget for submittal to the City Council.
  • Acts as the Appointing Authority for the City with the authority to investigate, conduct, and discipline, all employees of the City, except department heads, as provided by the Civil Service Act and appropriate departmental policies.
  • Prepares the agenda for all Council meetings and serves as the Council’s principle staff advisor.
  • Prepares and recommends to the Council, Mayor and Civil Service Board any changes in the personnel classification and compensation plan of the City.
  • Acts as the purchasing agent for the City.
  • Conducts and manages municipal elections.
  • Issues all licenses for the City.
  • Reviews and approves the recommendations of the Finance Director regarding the placement of all City investment funds and banking accounts maintained by the Finance Director.
  • Coordinates the activities of the various department heads to further the goals and objectives established by the City Council.
  • Is responsible for providing the centralization of the administrative responsibilities of the City.


B.        Council Liaison/Public Relations (30%)              

  • Represents the Council and ensures that its policies and procedures are carried out in a highly professional manner.
  • Serves as a policy advisor to the Council and Mayor on revenues, laws, policies and administrative procedures of the City.
  • Keeps the Council and Mayor fully informed about the financial condition of the City.
  • Provides the Mayor and Council with accurate and specific knowledge of numerous matters that affect the operation of the City.
  • Develops and submits plans to the Council and Mayor for long-range improvements.
  • Receives and settles claims against the City.
  • Takes minutes of all Council meetings; finalizes and distributes minutes.
  • Responsible for questions and complaints from the public.
  • Acts as custodian for the City Council of all municipal properties, real and personal.


C. Records/Reports (10%)

  • Acts as custodian of the City Seal and serves as the official keeper of all municipal records.


D. Is accessible while on duty and works harmoniously with all employees and citizens.


E. Performs any other job related duties in a safe manner as assigned by the City Council.




  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government desired.
  • Must hold City Clerk certification or be able to obtain one in a three (3) year period.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and have a safe driving record.
  • Full time residency in Tuscaloosa County is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all areas of local government, including but not limited to the following; public safety, public works, city planning and management, building and construction, finance and human resources.
  • *Extensive knowledge of the general layout of the City, including schools, businesses, residential areas, etc.
  • *Extensive knowledge of State laws and local ordinances that impact the day to day operations of the local government.
  • *Thorough knowledge of the Civil Service Act.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good bookkeeping and mathematical skills.
  • Excellent managerial skills.
  • Ability to supervise in an impartial, yet firm manner.
  • Ability to schedule own time and work against deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees and must be able to treat employees, Council, Mayor and citizens with dignity and respect.
  • Must be able to maintain regular attendance on the job.



Physical Characteristics:

  • See well enough to read and print numbers without error.
  • Hear well enough to understand normal conversation.
  • Speak well enough to converse with large groups and other City employees.
  • See well enough to read text on a computer monitor.
  • Have mobility to move freely about the office.
  • Have ability to enter, exit and operate a motorized vehicle.

*May be learned on the job.

City of Madison
Senior Planner -  Advanced Planning and Economic Development
$59,719.21 - $65,256.76 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/24/16
CLOSING DATE: Position will be open until filled.
Must apply online at

General Position Summary
Provides professional planning support for all Planning and Economic Development activities and work.  Provides support and management of staff and casework associated with Planning Commission, Technical Review Committee, Zoning Board, Historic Commission, Redevelopment Authority, and Industrial Development Board.  Responsible for management of long-range planning projects and implementation and current planning projects including applicant and resident coordination and report and agenda preparation.  Provides oversight of required legal advertising, records and agendas.  Provides attraction and retention support to Director for retail and industrial businesses and development and maintenance of marketing information.  Supports Director in development agreements, analysis, and growth and annexation strategy.

Examples of Responsibilities
Prepares and provides oversight on preparation of agenda items, staff recommendations and agendas for all boards and committees, including development of agenda items to implement goals and objectives to posting updates for the public.

Assists Director in formulating (re)zoning, master planning, Comprehensive Plan, and policy recommendations, including regular updates to the plans and reporting on plan implementation for the elected and appointed officials and public.

  • Coordinates review of and reviews subdivision plats, site plans and other applications for submission to Planning Commission, Zoning Board, and Historic Commission in compliance with all city plans and regulations.
  • Participates in and may manage Technical Review process and committee meetings.
  • Works with applicants to resolve errors in submissions to the Technical Review Committee and to ensure conformity with the plans and regulations of the city.
  • Assists Director in maintaining prospect list, recruitment activities, business calls (retention) plan and follow up activities.
  • Manages the maintenance of current business listings and available properties databases, website updates, and marketing materials.
  • Supervises Assistant Planner staff and monitors and directs their work.
  • Keeps current with all planning, zoning and economic development projects and policies to support other planners or transition to other department functions.
  • May perform responsibilities of the Director in her/his absence.
Job Conditions:
  • Normal office working conditions.
  • Job may require occasional work on weekends, and requires flexibility to work additional hours when needed to complete projects and assignments.
  • Working outside briefly in varying weather conditions.
  • Frequent interruptions and evening meetings.
  • Occasional appearances at neighborhood, trade, and civic organization meetings.
  • Must maintain a strong driving record for city-insurance purpose and record may be periodically checked by the City.
  • Strong background record required, due to interaction with public and access to proprietary information, and public and personal property.
Minimal Qualifications
  • Requires BA/BS or MA/MS/MCP/MURP in urban planning or related field.
  • Requires Three (3) years experience in a municipal or urban planning position.
Supplemental Information
  • Strong team skills required, in support of team members and department goals.
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex land use regulations such as Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, etc.
  • Ability to review subdivision plats and site plans for conformance to applicable law and ordinance.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local law as it bears on the land use review process in Alabama municipalities.
  • Ability to coordinate overall functioning of the municipal Planning Commission including interpretation of by-laws, rules of procedure, creation and approval of the Commission's permanent records, etc.
  • Strong project management, planning, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong Technical Planning skills.
  • Strong Planning and Urban Design skills.
  • Knowledge of Planning and Zoning best practices.
  • Knowledge of Historic Preservation best practices.
  • Strong ordinances and regulations writing skills.
  • Strong typing and computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, internet and department GIS/database software.
  • Skilled at training, appraising, coaching, counseling, and disciplining personnel.
  • Strong understanding of personnel policies and practices and ability to coach employees in these areas.
  • Leadership and staff motivation skills.
  • Skilled at gathering and evaluating input for decision-making.
  • Adept at managing relationships between subordinates and personnel in other departments.
  • Ability to manage scheduling and leave issues at workgroup level.
Physical Capabilities:
  • Ability to communicate verbally and orally with public.
  • Ability to work on computer for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to drive.
City of Huntsville
Equipment Technician II (Heavy Equipment)

This is skilled work at an advanced journey level in the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy construction equipment. Work involves leading and giving work direction to mechanics engaged in heavy equipment repair. Work assignments are given in the form of repair orders and the employee use extensive independent judgment as to the method of repair. Work is reviewed through inspection in process and at completion of jobs. Leads and performs repair and overhaul of diesel and gasoline powered motors and related operating parts on heavy trucks, power shovels, tractors, air compressors, bulldozers, graders, sweepers, rollers, spreaders, and other construction equipment. Inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and parts, valves, pistons, piston rings, bearing assemblies, cooling, ignition and fuel system parts; repairs and overhauls transmissions, clutches, differentials, front and rear end assemblies; repairs hydraulic systems, brake systems, and suspension parts. Performs work requiring the use of electric arc and acetylene welding equipment. Performs maintenance and repair work on light weight automotive equipment as required; checks and repairs electrical systems. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Performs related work as required.

Work is performed both inside and outside, mostly in a repair shop atmosphere. The incumbent is exposed to extreme temperatures; adverse weather conditions; and high noise levels. The incumbent is also exposed to hazards associated with chemicals, exhaust, gas, diesel, fumes, and dust. Protective equipment is required such as safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves, shoes, uniforms, welding helmet, cutting goggles, and breathing masks. Work involves heavy lifting and carrying of materials and parts; standing for extended periods of time bending over heavy equipment; working in confined spaces; and crawling under heavy equipment. Work also involves grasping high torque air impact tools; plus pushing and pulling on parts.

Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville's EEOP Short Form Upon Request

Minimum Education, Training and Experience:
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency, including or supplemented by training in diesel and heavy equipment mechanics; and thorough experience in the repair of diesel and gasoline vehicles and equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the following listed knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of light and heavy automotive equipment. Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and of diesel engines. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Ability to diagnose defects in automotive and diesel equipment. Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems. Skill in the use and operation of tools and machinery utilized in automotive repair work.

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in Heavy/Medium Truck Brakes, Steering, and Drivetrain or equivalent Manufacturer Training & Certification to include but not limited to General Motors, Ford, etc.  Candidates hired with equivalent Manufacturer Training & Certifications must obtain ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications in Heavy/Medium Truck Brakes, Steering and Drivetrain within twelve (12) months of hire or promotion date.

Commercial Driver's License, Class A with Passenger Endorsement required or must be obtained within twelve months of hire and/or promotion date.