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City of Montgomery
Planner I

Starting Salary $40,664.00/year

The Planner I researches, analyzes and interprets technical data related to land use, social, economic, and population trends in the field of city planning. The Planner I is an entry-level, professional planner classification. Assignments may be made in the broad areas of land use, transportation, economic development, housing, community revitalization, public facilities, environmental management, and master planning for the Downtown/Riverfront area, as well as, other specific areas and planning studies. Major responsibilities include assisting higher level professional planners in reviewing development plans, conducting studies, managing projects, and preparing plans and strategies, interfacing with the public and performing a variety of administrative tasks. Planner Is work in the Development Department under the direct supervision of higher level professional planners. Planner Is typically receive specific assignments and assisting in determining data requirements, developing a work program, performing research and analysis, and preparing visual presentations and/or a final report. Work programs and objectives are developed with the aid and approval set forth by the supervisor; however, Planner Is must exercise initiative and judgment in carrying out these programs and in applying knowledge of standard terminology, techniques, and practices of modern urban planning. To qualify, candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in urban/city and regional planning, community planning, geography, real estate development, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning, public affairs/administration, or similar. Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program. Additional job information and online application are available at Applications must be submitted no later than 5 PMCST on March 23, 2018.

City of Pell City
Utility Manager

Please visit  for an application City of Pell City Utility Manager. Closing date for application is March 21, 2018. 

This is a responsible supervisory position utilizing assigned personnel to budget, plan, implement, and maintain the potable water distribution system and the wastewater collection/disposal system for the city. This work can be complex and involves significant accountability and decision-making responsibilities. Incumbent works under general supervision of the City Manager.


  • Supervise assigned personnel to include job assignment, safety supervision, inspection of work performed, and vehicle/equipment use and maintenance.
  • Perform assigned personnel evaluations.
  • Implement new construction techniques and procedures in an ever changing water distribution and wastewater collection/disposal industry.
  • Plan, direct, and control natural disaster emergency response operations as determined by written policies, laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and maintain departmental budget.
  • Consult with the City Manager concerning plans and policies of potable water supply and wastewater collection/disposal operations.
  • Administer departmental activities and develop internal policies and controls.
  • Coordinate emergency operations with other department heads and assisting agencies.
  • Develop and/or implement new jobs, projects, or functions.
  • Professionally interact with and monitor contractors as required.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with sources of water supply, ADEM, EPA, and other regulatory agencies to ensure a reliable, competitive, and sanitary water supply for the city, and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with ADEM, EPA, and other regulatory agencies to ensure an environmentally sound and legal wastewater disposal system for the city, and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Perform routine labor and work nonstandard hours as required.
  • Present and maintain the highest ethical standards.
  • Good organization and filing procedures.
  • Communicate with Revenue Department on regular basis regarding water usage trends and water loss.
  • Coordinate monthly disconnect activities with Revenue Supervisor.
  • Perform all other job related tasks and duties as assigned by the City Manager.
  • Ability to effectively represent the city in the role of Utility Department Manager responsible for all potable water distribution and wastewater collection/disposal.


  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and equipment employed in modern municipal water distribution systems and wastewater collection/disposal systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state, city, and departmental laws, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding potable water distribution construction and supply.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state, city, and departmental laws, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding wastewater collection/disposal.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governmental systems of departmental budgeting and the ability to develop, submit, and maintain an annual budget for Utility Department operations.
  • Ability to manage departmental activities and develop departmental goals and plans.
  • Ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate situations under extreme duress and direct effective courses of action.
  • Ability to manage personnel; maintain discipline; accept lines of authority; promote harmony; and cooperate with other officials.
  • Ability to effectively represent the city in the role of Utility Department Manager responsible for all potable water distribution and wastewater collection/disposal.


  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of supervisory experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of municipal water distribution system or sewer.
  • Prefer State of Alabama Grade II Water Treatment Operator and Wastewater Grade III Operator certification or obtain within three (3) years from date of hire.
  • Possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and a driving record suitable for insurability or obtain within 60 days from date of hire.
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Must be willing to travel over-night to attend continuing education courses and workshops.
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required.
City of Montgomery
Director of Economic and Community Development

$89,701.00/year   Deadline for application is March 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Nature Of Work: The Director manages the City’s Development Department which includes land use control or zoning, grant management, and development. The Director is both an ambassador and collaborator. With the goal of optimizing the economic impact of the community, the incumbent is responsible for initiating, supporting and managing key economic development projects on behalf of the City. The Director will direct and administer all operations and projects of the development department, including, but not limited to, administration and enforcement of land development regulations; formulation and administration of community development projects; and economic development activities including industrial park development. The director serves as technical advisor to the Mayor, the City Council, and the Planning Commission on matters relating to development such as zoning, land use, city maps, historic properties, and development. Supervision is exercised over a professional and technical staff tasked with gathering and analyzing social, economic, and other data used to formulate recommendations in one of these three divisions—Land Use Control, Grant Management, and Development. The Executive Assistant to the Mayor oversees the work of the Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in urban planning, economic development, public administration, or related degree and six years of management level experience in the comprehensive economic and community development of a city, metropolitan, or regional area comparable to the City of Montgomery. This experience should include the supervision of individuals working on economic and community development projects. Two years of qualifying experience can substitute for the master’s degree.

Kind Of Examination: Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery City Development Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience on their online application. Applicants are urged to fill in the online application completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

More information is available at the following link: 

Town of Elberta
Police Chief
The Town of Elberta is currently accepting applications to fill the open position of Police Chief. The application period will close on April 30th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. An application package to include job summary and qualification requirements may be picked up in the office of the Town Clerk at 13052 Main Street on Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or you may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request that an application package be emailed to you. All applications must be submitted in person or via U.S. mail addressed as follows:

Town of Elberta
Attn: Lisa Salter, Town Clerk
P.O. Box 277
Elberta, AL 36530

Job Summary: This position is an appointment by the Town Council and typically runs concurrent with the appointing body’s term in office. It is a salaried position and as such is exempt from overtime pay. The Police Chief is responsible for duties assigned to the Chief in addition to primary responsibilities of management, oversight, control and operation of the Police Department as established by Town Ordinances, State and Federal Law and Departmental directives. Overall job function is administrative and supervisory in nature with an emphasis on the development of policy and procedure, and budgetary controls. Due to limited personnel within the Department, the Police Chief must be available to assist with calls for service, data reporting and review as well as traffic enforcement and control when required. Administrative duties include but are not limited to: planning, directing, and organizing the activities of assigned personnel and the maintenance of harmonious relationships with other law enforcement agencies and governmental departments. The Chief is responsible for promoting the department with courteous and constructive communication when interacting with members of the general public, civic groups and the media.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities including but not limited to:

• ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language
• ability to use various office equipment and software programs
• ability to work without supervision
• ability to recognize and deal with employee problems and training needs
• ability to control personal feelings and emotions
• physical ability to perform repetitive motions, walk, stand, run, stoop, crouch, crawl, carry equipment, climb stairs and ladders, scale fences, reach, finger, grasp, push, pull, sit and stand for extended periods
• ability to hear and see (assistance from hearing aids or glasses allowable)
• Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug testing
• financial knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting
• planning and goal setting skills
• background and experience in all aspects of police administration
• working knowledge of legal issues related to police administration
• knowledge of and ability to enforce policies, procedures and local laws, Rules of Conduct, patrol procedures and practices, Criminal Code of Alabama, Federal Laws
• knowledge of court decisions affecting police work
• mental alertness under adverse and life-threatening situations
• tolerance of adverse weather and environmental conditions
• effective leadership and delegation skills
Other qualifications:

• United States Citizen
• 2 to 4 year college degree is preferred but may be supplemented with experience and knowledge
• Must be APOST certified
• Minimum 10 years certified law enforcement experience required
• 5 year supervisory experience preferred but a minimum of 3 years required
• Executive level training or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire
• Must possess and maintain an Alabama Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire
• Must be willing to work non- standard hours, weekends or holidays
• Must be willing to travel for training or other business purposes as required
• Must reside or be willing to relocate residency within a 25 mile radius of the town’s police jurisdiction within 90 days of hire

Salary and Benefits:

• Salary Range: $44,900 to $52,000
• Salary to commensurate with experience and education
• Health and Dental Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Retirement through Retirement Systems of Alabama

Resumes accepted with a completed application  The Town of Elberta is an Equal Opportunity Employer
City of Pell City
Light Equipment Operator

This position entails operation of light and heavy construction equipment in support of street construction, upkeep, and maintenance; also includes general labor in support of the street department. Incumbent works under general supervision of the Street Supervisor, Street Forman and Street Superintendent.


  • Operate one or more pieces of department-related equipment in the performance of road/street construction and maintenance activities.
  • Perform work under established procedures with frequent inspections during progress and final inspection of work completed.
  • Perform routine labor as required; drive dump truck, sweeper, loader, and bush hog, zero turn mowers.
  • Oversee inmate work crew and transport to and from work camp.
  • Perform all other tasks/duties as assigned by street foreman, street supervisor, and street department superintendent.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.


  • Extensive knowledge of city and department policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Extensive knowledge of safety rules including accident causation and prevention.
  • Considerable knowledge of all assigned equipment, guidelines, and city ordinances.
  • Some technical knowledge of all assigned equipment as to facilitate supervision of equipment repair.
  • Skill in writing to complete required forms and records.
  • Skill in reading plans, manuals, directives, instructions, and procedures.
  • Ability to read work orders and street signs.
  • Ability to perform general maintenance on assigned equipment and trucks.
  • Ability to operate light equipment safely.
  • Ability to communicate with other workers.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to communicate information to the city residents and higher supervision.
  • Ability to train personnel in the proper and safe use of required tools and equipment.
  • Ability to work well with the general public and other necessary contacts.
  • Ability to communicate specific, and sometimes detailed, instructions to assigned personnel.
  • Ability to coordinate assigned projects and duties with other supervisors and their personnel.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited high school or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED).
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year of light equipment experience in operating a tractor with attachments, loader, bush hog, light to medium duty trucks and zero turn mowers.
  • Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license, Class B CDL or obtain within (6) six months from date of hire and a driving record suitable for insurability.
  • Must be willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops.
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required.


City of Pell City
Part-Time Animal Control Assistant

This position assists the Animal Control Facility Supervisor with the humane care of animals involving adoption, counseling, public education, animal health care and euthanasia. This position requires manual and specialized work responsible for the proper sanitation and operation of animal holding areas consistent with the Animal Control Facility Guidelines. Work will be performed both inside the kennel area as well as an office. Assistant will be involved in maintaining the facility, supplies and equipment. This position requires the exercise of judgment in public contact. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the Animal Control Facility Supervisor.


  • Performs health checks and temperament testing.
  • Assist with the adoption, selection, and counseling process.
  • Assists with administering medications.
  • Feeds, water, and cares for animals.
  • Cleans and keeps facility in sanitary condition.
  • Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work as a team.
  • Ability to lift 50 to 100 pounds.
  • Assist citizens with turn-ins, microchip scans, and escorts with lost and found; aid with rescue organization.
  • Assist with public awareness campaigns, pet photos, events and schools.
  • Answers the phone and greets the public in a polite and professional manner.
  • May require some data entry and clerical support.
  • Requires the physical ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for extended periods.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • Some knowledge of the laws, ordinances, policies and procedures involved in functions of all animal care.
  • Some knowledge of facility hygiene, euthanasia, and disposal.
  • Some knowledge of animal handling, health checks, temperament testing, and adoption.
  • Some knowledge of personnel supervision laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and processes.
  • Knowledge of animal feeding and care procedures.
  • Ability to meet the public and discuss problems and complaints tactfully, courteously, and effectively.
  • Ability to accept lines of authority; promote harmony; and cooperate with other staff and officials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the local business community, and the general public.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work with fine workers, inmates and volunteers.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency (GED) desired but not required.
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position, preferably with knowledge of Microsoft Windows® systems and applications.
  • Must have general working knowledge of related office equipment.
  • Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and a driving record suitable for insurability.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours, weekends, and overtime as required.
  • Must be willing to work inside and outside in adverse weather conditions including hot and cold temperatures, wetness, snow and slippery floors.