Auburn, Alabama is committed to being an attractive, environmentally conscious community that is progressive, responsive and hospitable.

This community desires for all citizens:

  • safe and attractive neighborhoods with adequate housing
  • quality educational opportunities
  • diverse cultural and recreational opportunities
  • vibrant economic opportunities
  • active involvement of all citizens

Public Service is the mission and calling of the employees of the City of Auburn. As representatives of the City, we work more closely with our customers than in any other level of government. With that close interaction comes expectations that are inherently different than those associated with federal government, state government or private business. What we do and how we do it are critical to the well-being of the Auburn community, which includes family members, friends, neighbors, educators, physicians, clergy and Auburn citizens from every walk of life. The public's trust is essential to Auburn’s continued success, and our daily actions impact that trust.

We strive, therefore, to serve the public with the highest standards of excellence and accountability. We seek daily to earn and maintain the trust of the Auburn community and never to take it for granted. We recognize that the calling of public service is honorable and important, and so it is proudly that we serve those who call Auburn home. With dedication to public service we affirm the following Core Values:

  1. Respect. We show respect in all our interactions.
    • Respect for People – We treat all individuals with respect, courtesy and genuine concern. We also respect the work of our co-workers and strive to show sincere appreciation for what they do.
    • Diversity – We embrace the broad diversity of City employees and the Auburn residents they serve. We value the new perspectives and ideas this diversity brings.
    • Ownership of Property – We respect property, both public and personal.
  2. Integrity. Unquestionable integrity must be at the heart of our efforts to provide citizens with the best public services possible.
    1. Honesty – We believe in transparent, open government, recognizing that nothing short of honesty and moral integrity will build community trust, the spirit of teamwork and a well-functioning work environment. We value truthfulness in our work endeavors and in relationships with others.
    2. Accountability – We take responsibility for errors and adhere to the highest standards of ethics, conduct and the law.
    3. No Conflict of Interest – Every judgment we make as employees must be free of even the appearance of conflicts. Our goal is to strictly observe an invisible wall separating city government operations from personal or political interests, avoiding any possibility that one will inappropriately influence the other.
    4. Conscientious Action – What we do and say impacts the image of the City of Auburn and its employees. Therefore, our personal conduct, as it reflects on the City of Auburn, must be beyond reproach.
  3. Fairness. We provide services and administer municipal ordinances equally, fairly and without regard for personal beliefs or opinions.
    1. Favoritism – We do not favor or discriminate against any business, citizen or group of citizens – for any reason.
    2. Objectivity – We make decisions and recommendations based on accurate information, gathered honestly, presented objectively and with the best interests of the City as our overriding goal.
  4. Reliability. The services we provide must be dependable and consistent in both day-to-day operations and in times of special need or emergency.
  5. Professional Excellence. We consistently strive to reach our full potential as an organization and as individuals by knowing our jobs and our City, so that we can excel in providing competent, dependable and efficient service. We understand that doing the right things is not good enough. We must do the right things in the right way.
    1. Exceed expectations – We focus on our assigned tasks, perform our jobs to the best of our abilities, and seek to complete our work in a manner that exceeds expectations.
    2. Innovation – We value feedback about our work and seek to improve as a result. Never bound by habit or tradition, we strive to stay vigilant in the search for new and innovative ways to better perform public services.
    3. Communication – We value professional, useful, informative, and honest communication among ourselves and with our community. We understand that active listening is a critical part of our communication process.
    4. Continual learning – We seek to upgrade our professional competence by staying up to date on emerging issues, new technology, and job-related knowledge.
    5. Teamwork – We work together and acknowledge that working cooperatively contributes to healthy work relationships, a more effective organization, and the greater good of the Auburn citizens.
 

5 job(s) at City of Auburn

City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Jul 23, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY This position conducts current and long-range planning activities and supervises the work of subordinate planning staff. MAJOR DUTIES • Performs long-range planning activities. (30%) o Conducts complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research, and analysis. o Oversees the preparation of comprehensive plans and other long-range planning documents; acts as lead author or editor of plans. o Provides project management for long-range planning tasks; develops work schedules and assignments; administers consultant contracts; maintains overall work programs. o Supervises project team members engaged in project-related tasks. o Supervises other planners engaged in long-range planning support activities. o Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data related to long-range planning processes. o Assesses issues and identifies needs as related to planning processes. o Provides recommendation for future action based on analysis. o Works with citizens, elected and appointed officials, and other stakeholders. o Provides advice on long-range planning issues to City staff. o Helps to ensure the maintenance of GIS and other data. • Performs current planning activities. (30%) o Works with applicants to ensure submission of projects that meet City regulations and helps promote the City's long-range planning goals. o Reviews submitted documents to ensure submitted applications meet all requirements. o Reviews, researches, and analyzes submitted applications and prepares staff reports with recommendations to elected and appointed officials. o Researches property and provides zoning letters. o Provides staff support for the Historic Preservation Commission. o Provides support to other planning staff. o Reviews administrative applications, such as administrative subdivisions, zoning certificates, single-family performance residential site plans, sign permits, and new development proposals. • Reviews and drafts amendments to the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations. (15%) o Identifies deficiencies in existing regulations based on observed issues or recommendations of adopted plans and policies. o Conducts research including review of documents from various sources. o Drafts proposed changes to regulations. o Presents proposed changes to Planning Commission and City Council. • Provides guidance to staff, officials and citizens on planning-related issues. (10%) o Prepares and makes presentations to City staff, elected officials and the general public. o Provides information and training for new staff. o Answers citizen questions related to various planning issues. • Exercises functional supervision over assigned personnel. (5%) o Assigns and directs the work of assigned personnel. o Reviews work for quality and counsels assigned personnel to correct deficiencies in work. o Oversees safety of assigned facilities, equipment, and staff. o Trains assigned personnel in the performance of job duties and in the operation of vehicles and equipment. • Performs related duties. (10%) o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. o Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of state and local land use laws. • Knowledge of current land use planning principles. • Knowledge of geographic information system principles and practices. • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs. • Skill in project management, including the development of work programs, schedules and budgets. • Skill in preparing accurate technical reports. • Skill in performing mathematical calculations. • Skill in decision making and problem solving. • Skill in public speaking. • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. • Skill in oral and written communication. • Skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously and in meeting deadlines. • Skill in quantitative and qualitative analysis. • Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Planning Director assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities. GUIDELINES Guidelines include the City of Auburn Zoning Ordinance, subdivision regulations, the Comprehensive Plan, annexation policy, historic preservation guidelines, the Alabama State Code, City Code, department policies and procedures, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of varied planning and project management duties. Strict regulations and deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to conduct current and long-range planning activities and to supervise the work of other planning personnel as assigned. Success in this position contributes to the positive development of the City of Auburn. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, builders, architects, surveyors, appraisers, realtors, utility company representatives, community activists, bankers, accountants, educators, elected and appointed officials, attorneys and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, defend or justify matters, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. • The work is typically performed in an office. SUPERVISION EXERCISED This position has functional supervision over assigned personnel. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a related field; and • 1 to 3 years of related experience; or • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Jul 20, 2020
Full Time
General Statement of Duties Maintains parks and related areas within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform manual work associated with the repair, maintenance and beautification of City parks and related areas. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Athletic Facilities Superintendent and/or the Cemetery and Parks Superintendent or the Horticulturist but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor environment, which may involve adverse weather conditions and related hazards. Work is performed in a noisy place that exposes the employee to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices, such as glasses, gloves, etc. An employee in this class may perform the assigned duties on athletic fields, City parks or in the cemetery and related facilities. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Plants, waters, fertilizes, cultivates, mows and rakes grass; Trims fence lines and the banks of drainage ditches; Collects litter and debris; Empties park garbage cans and hauls the collected waste to the City dump; Applies pesticides under close supervision; Uses hand tools such as picks, shovels and rakes; Operates power equipment, including chain saws, edgers, weed eaters, push and riding mowers, back hoes and field painters; Inventories Parks and Recreation areas and informs supervisor of any needed repairs and/or maintenance; Cleans and weeds flower beds, mulches around flowers and waters as appropriate; Cleans flowers and prunes related shrubbery as necessary; Cleans and paints concession stands, field houses and related Parks and Recreation facilities; Repairs windows, doors, plumbing and other fixtures; Performs manual tasks in the installation of water lines, irrigation systems, fencing, flag poles, benches and picnic tables; Constructs and maintains pitcher's mounds and related components of athletic fields; Loosens, levels and maintains dirt infields and baselines; Prepares playing fields through measuring and applying paint or marble dust; Installs and maintains soccer goals, outdoor basketball posts, football goalposts, bleachers, gates, fencing, backstops and netting; Repairs worn areas of playing areas by cultivating, leveling grades and/or replacing grass; Prepares athletic fields for competition by setting out bases or related equipment as needed; Monitors and maintains equipment in a safe operating condition and reports all damages to supervisor; Checks and maintains air, oil, fuel, spark plugs, mower blades, tires etc.; Cleans equipment and work area; Measures and marks off grave lots; Removes grass for replanting over completed graves; Digs graves according to specification with a backhoe and/or hand tools; Covers open grave with plywood until the ceremony is held and the burial is complete; Sets up tents and all related equipment for burials; Fills and settles graves and installs markers and vases; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department and City employees, Parks and Recreation patrons, persons involved in burial ceremonies and the public. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Good knowledge of safety procedures involved in parks maintenance activities; Some knowledge of parks and athletics fields maintenance activities and procedures; Some knowledge of the proper operating procedures for all related equipment; Some knowledge of Departmental objectives and purposes; Skill in the use of picks, shovels, chain saws, edgers, weed eaters, push and riding mowers, back hoes and field painters; Ability to communicate well with others; Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions; Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions; Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology; Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks. Acceptable Experience and Training Some related maintenance experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to monitor one's own work progress and distinguish between shades of color; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate related equipment; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to climb ladders, work in trenches and rough terrain and have access to various parks and related areas; Ability to stand, walk, bend, crouch or stoop intermittently; Ability to frequently lifting light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing more than 25 pounds. "This class specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this class specification at any time without notice."
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Temporary
General Statement of Duties Coordinates and assists with athletic activities within the Parks and Recreation Department; performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features of the Class The principal function of an employee in this class is to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department's representative during an athletic activity and to ensure compliance with all program guidelines and safety requirements. The work is performed under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or Recreation Leader II but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Parks and Recreation Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The principal duties of this class are performed in various recreational settings. Work is performed indoors and outdoors and in hot, cold or inclement weather. Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) Provides oversight to a Parks and Recreation athletic activity, including supervising activity participants, enforcing organizational guidelines and ensuring all appropriate safety standards; Assists with tournaments, leagues, clinics, or other related recreation athletic activities to promote a professional presentation of such activities; Promotes an environment of participation in which all interested citizens may participate in a scheduled activity; Provides guidance to individual recreation participants; Performs demonstrations of assigned activity and participates in games and other athletic events; Documents any accident or incident or failure to adhere to set polices and informs Parks and Recreation administrative staff as necessary; Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems; Attends meetings and training sessions as necessary to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department and City employees, members of community organizations and the public; Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner; Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of department and Recreation Center rules and regulation; Knowledge of safety principles and procedures involved in recreational activities; Skill in the use of modern office equipment; Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages; Skill in decision making and problem solving; Skill in interpersonal relations and dealing with the public; Skill in oral and written communication; Skill in organizing and planning; Ability to work cooperatively with others; Ability to coordinate a recreational activity involving several participants. Acceptable Experience and Training Some experience in an athletic recreational activity; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Required Special Qualifications None Essential Physical Abilities Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform reporting and recording requirements; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to participate in recreational activities and supervise assigned programs; Ability to intermittently stand, walk, or stoop; Ability to occasionally lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds; Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects weighing 25 or more pounds; Ability to climb ladders.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Job Summary This position is responsible for the enforcement of local, state and federal laws. Major Duties Patrols an assigned area to detect and deter crime. (30%) Patrols the City to deter and detect crime. Answers emergency and routine calls for service. Provides assistance to other personnel as needed. Makes arrests for criminal activities. Enforces traffic laws. Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants. Directs traffic. Conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews and follow-up investigations. (30%) Interviews witnesses, victims, and complainants. Collects evidence. Secures crime scenes. Takes incident, accident and offense reports. Investigates motor vehicle accidents. Prepares incident reports. Provides court testimony. (10%) Prepares cases for court. Testifies in court as needed. Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment. (10%) Maintains the performance and security of firearms. Checks and repairs duty-related equipment. Maintains assigned vehicles; reports repair needs. Performs special duty assignments. (10%) Performs crime prevention patrols in high crime areas as assigned. Assists with calls for service and provides marked and foot patrols at Auburn University events. Makes presentations to public groups concerning crime, crime prevention, and other police functions. Serves on special task forces or teams as assigned. Performs related duties. (10%) Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. Engages in and demonstrates commitment to physical fitness in accordance with Division Standards. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations. Knowledge of law enforcement training requirements. Knowledge of criminal investigation and law enforcement principles and practices. Knowledge of the equipment and tools used in law enforcement activities. Skill in performing law enforcement and criminal investigation activities. Skill in organizing and planning work. Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. Skill in decision making and problem solving. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Supervisory Controls The Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results. Guidelines Guidelines include local, state, and federal laws; police directives; City and division policies and procedures; and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statement. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. Complexity/Scope of Work The work consists of related law enforcement duties. Potentially life-threatening situations contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to enforce local, state and federal laws. Success in this position contributes to the enforcement of local, state and federal laws and to the safety of life and property. Contacts Contacts are typically with members of other law enforcement agencies, court personnel, other emergency service providers, victims, witnesses, suspects, and members of the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services. Physical Demands/Work Environment The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. The work is typically performed in an automobile and outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of specialized law-enforcement equipment. Supervision None. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
City of Auburn, AL Auburn, Alabama, United States
Jun 05, 2020
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for managing athletic facilities maintenance operations for the department. MAJOR DUTIES Supervises the maintenance of athletic facilities. (55%) Supervises the preparation and maintenance of athletic fields, including painting, lining, turf care, mound repair, and dugout, fence and scoreboard repair. Supervises the installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems. Supervises and assists in the maintenance and repair of recreational facilities, including electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, and grounds-keeping duties. Develops and oversees maintenance programs and schedules. Oversees capital improvement projects involving athletic facilities. Supervises and schedules the application of fertilizer and pesticides. Supervises and maintains playgrounds and batting cages. Prepares related reports. Oversees the acquisition, maintenance and operation of tools and equipment. (20%) Develops specifications for equipment purchases. Assists in the development of the annual budget request. Directs and assists with equipment repair and maintenance activities. Orders and maintains supply inventory. Exercises direct supervision over assigned personnel. (15%) Interviews, selects, and trains assigned personnel. Assigns, motivates, appraises, and directs the work of assigned personnel. Recommends discipline and terminations of assigned personnel. Reviews work and counsels and coaches subordinates as appropriate. Oversees safety of assigned personnel, facilities, and equipment. Coordinates schedules of assigned personnel. Reviews and approves timesheets. Performs related duties. (10%) Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of athletic field design and turf maintenance. Knowledge of maintenance of artificial turf. Knowledge of irrigation design and installation. Knowledge of basic building maintenance tools and techniques. Knowledge of plumbing, electrical and building codes. Knowledge of the principles and procedures of herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer applications. Skill in the application of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Skill in the performance of building maintenance activities. Skill in organizing and planning work. Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages. Skill in decision making and problem solving. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to work cooperatively with others. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Athletic Programs Administrator assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include City and department policies and procedures, building and construction codes, relevant environmental regulations, and Occupational Safety and Health Act, Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statement. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK The work consists of varied supervisory and maintenance duties. Inclement weather conditions contribute to the complexity of the position. The purpose of this position is to oversee the maintenance of City athletic facilities. Success in this position contributes to the provision of safe and attractive facilities for City residents. CONTACTS Contacts are typically with co-workers, vendors, contractors, and members of the general public. Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, motivate personnel, and provide services. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and heavy objects weighing 24 pounds or more. The employee climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee is exposed to dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc. SUPERVISION EXERCISED This position has direct supervision over Equipment Operator/Crew Leader - Athletic Facilities, Park Maintenance Workers - Athletic Facilities, and assigned personnel. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to three years. Possession of a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Possession of ability to readily obtain within six months a state-certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License.