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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, in response to a request made by the Planning Commission of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on the 22nd day of February, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the City Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, Phenix City, Alabama, to consider the following amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Phenix City, Alabama.

View the full Public Notice and proposed change.

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Parks & Recreation
Date: January 19, 2017
Supervisor: Maintenance Superintendent
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Equipment Operator
Starting Salary: $12.8672 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Employees in this position are responsible for operating a variety of equipment used for maintaining and/or refurbishing athletic fields, lawns and parks.  Employees also perform additional tasks as needed or upon request.

Qualifications Required

Must have high school diploma or GED or equivalent training/experince; Must have valid driver’s license from state of residence; must have minimum two (2) years experience operating small tractors with bush hog, rotary tiller, riding lawnmowers, etc.;  must be able to work flexible hours to include some evenings and weekends and holidays;  must possess reading and comprehension skills to understand operating manuals, procedures and directives;   must have skills in the safe operation of tools and equipment;   must exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with coworkers and general public;  must be able to work independent of supervision; ability to work as a member of a team.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate levers;  must be agile enough to work in all construction areas to include uneven terrain;  must be able to climb in/out or on/off of equipment being operated;  must possess adequate upper and lower body strength to maintain control of equipment; must hear well enough to receive communications over a two-way radio;  must speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard and understood in person and/or over two-way radio;  must see well enough to safely operate equipment (corrective lens acceptable);  must pass a preemployment drug screen.

Qualifications Preferred

Prior experience as Equipment Operator preferred.

Documents Required

  • High School Diploma / GED or Equivalent Experience
  • Valid Driver’s LIcense

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Equipment Operator
Department: Parks & Recreation
Location: Maintenance Shop
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: SM-3
Reports to: Maintenance Superintendent

Job Summary

Under general supervision operates equipment of various sizes and types utilized in the maintenance of City parks, playgrounds, softball fields, baseball fields, football fields, soccer fields, lakes, and recreation centers. Visually inspects assigned vehicles and equipment to ensure proper operating condition, informs supervisor and completes shop work order for needed repairs.  Performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Equipment Operation (75%) – Operates mowers, tractors, backhoe, and dump trucks in support of maintenance and field preparation. Use two-way radio to contact other vehicles, office personnel and supervisor. Uses hand and power tools including power saw and limb chipper to cut vegetation and limbs on park property. Uses rakes, shovels, and pitchforks to remove debris and clean up work areas. Uses striper, sod cutter, top dresser and reel mower to prepare athletic fields.

B. Equipment Maintenance (20%) – Visually inspects vehicle to ensure signaling and safety equipment is operating properly. Checks brakes, tires, and wipers to ensure proper operation and condition. Checks fluid levels to include oil, hydraulic, and water, adds fluids as needed. Completes shop work order for necessary repairs. Ensures that vehicle/equipment is serviced at the designated intervals. Inspects trailer connection to ensure lines are properly connected and to ensure electrical lines are functioning with signaling equipment. Visually inspects tires to detect worn or damaged areas; using air pressure gauge ensures that tires are inflated to proper levels. Refuels vehicle and gas powered equipment as needed. Clean vehicles and equipment regularly to ensure a pleasing appearance.

C. Services to Department (5%) – Assists in other department as needed, such as repairs on Recreation Centers. Attends departmental meetings and safety meetings. Maintains uniform and safety attire to conform to dress code and safety rules. Performs additional tasks as needed or upon request.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of organization and operational procedures of the Parks and Recreation Department. Knowledge of  proper operation, use and maintenance of assigned equipment. Knowledge of policies, rules and regulations of the City of Phenix City. Reading skills to comprehend operator manuals, directives, gauges and indicators. Writing skills to complete non-complex forms and records. Verbal communications skills to converse with supervisors, crewmembers and co-workers regarding work related activities. Math skills to count, add and subtract whole numbers. Skills to comprehend verbal instructions. Skill to operated two-way radio to communicate with other work crews or supervisors and to receive dispatch information. Skills to operate tractors, mowers, top dressers and light trucks proficiently. Skills to operate equipment with minimal instruction from supervisor and skilled operators. Ability to follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks. Ability to exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving the safety of self and others. Ability to work under general supervision and carry out assigned tasks. Ability to work as a member of a team.

Credentials and Experience – Have high school education, GED or equivalent training and experience. Hold valid state issued driver license. Must have a minimum of two years experience and/or training in equipment operation.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules. Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals. Be willing to wear appropriate safety gear and follow proper safety procedures.

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Parks & Recreation
Date: January 19, 2017
Supervisor: Recreation Coordinator
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 40 hours per week – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Assistant Center Coordinator
Starting Salary: $11.2419 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Responsibilities include assisting Center Coordinator in administration and implementation of structured activities for recreation center patrons.

Qualifications Required

Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;  must have no criminal convictions involving crimes against children;  must be able to communicate and effectively interact with individuals of various races, educational levels and social groups;  must be able to work flexible hours to include evenings and some weekends;  must assist in implementing and structuring programs suitable for various age groups;  must exercise patience, courtesy, diplomacy and tact when dealing with center patrons and coworkers;  must perform duties with moderate supervision.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must be agile enough to climb stairs, ladders and effectively maneuver in all areas in and around recreation center; must hear well enough to communicate in person and over phone (hearing aid acceptable);  must speak clearly and loudly enough to address and be heard in an active recreation environment;  must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and use various recreation equipment, arts and crafts supplies, brooms, mops, buckets, etc.;  must be strong enough to lift up to 50 pounds; must be able to withstand heat and/or humidity in non-air conditioned building.

Qualifications Preferred

Prior experience working with children and organizing structured events in a  recreation environment preferred.

Documents Required

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid Photo ID

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Center Coordinator
Department: Parks & Recreation
Location: C-Club Gymnasium, Spencer Recreation, Or Roy Martin Center
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: EAP-4
Reports to: Center Coordinator

Job Summary

Under general supervision assists in organizing and scheduling various functions to include sporting events and tournaments; instructs and oversees center participants in program activities; monitors facility and equipment to ensure no vandalism occurs, informs center participants of rules; instructs and oversees daily center  activities and programs, ensures safety guidelines are followed; establishes and maintains filing system; stores and retrieves documents as needed and prepares various reports and performs additional duties in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Duties & Responsibilities

A.  Assistance to Coordinator (15%) – May schedule events and/ or reserve facility for various functions; collects rental fee and informs event sponsors of regulations.  Assists Coordinator with program activities to include after school tutoring, arts / crafts and games.  Instructs or oversees center participants in indoor / outdoor sporting events.  May assist in organizing tournaments by placing calls to confirm, verify or cancel schedules.  Assists in coordinating and overseeing summer day camp programs.

B. Center Operations (55%) – Inspects facility and equipment to ensure no vandalism has occurred.  Reviews or confers with supervisor regarding event schedule to determine daily activities or events.  Confers with center participants and informs them of rules and regulations.  Ensures that center participants follow safety guidelines set by the City.  Prepares score book rosters for Scorekeeper prior to games; may set up scoreboard and ensure that it is operable; replaces blown bulbs as needed.  Informs supervisor regarding emergency medical or disciplinary matters.  Provides information to supervisor for inclusion in narrative incident reports surrounding injuries, accidents or other significant matters.  May obtain medical assistance in emergency situations.  Checks out equipment and maintains store room.  Assists in maintaining and securing facility keys.

C. Records Maintenance and Reporting (10%) – Documents and maintains daily attendance record notating hourly attendance.  May prepare or assist in preparing incident reports for violations of center rules.  Assists in preparing monthly event calendar detailing events and posts for public view.  Occasionally assists in calculating daily attendance report totals.  Assists in preparing additional reports upon request.

D.  Service to Department (20%) – Occasionally attends departmental meetings or special events upon request.  Attends seminars, workshops and training related to recreational development.  Answers multi-line telephone and provides callers with information regarding hours of operations, programs and schedules of events.Informs supervisor of supplies and equipment needed.  Performs cleaning duties to include vacuuming, sweeping and organizing equipment.  Completes maintenance work order request and submits to supervisor for building repair needs.  Performs minor maintenance on equipment; refers major malfunctions to supervisor for repair by vendor or maintenance.  Performs additional duties as assigned or upon request.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of community recreation including activities including music, dance, arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, team sports and social recreation, and the recreational needs of varied clientele including youth and persons with disabilities.  Knowledge of administrative office operations including office systems, communications, records and equipment.  Knowledge of organization, operation, policies, procedures and ordinances and regulations of the City of Phenix City.  Knowledge of location, use and requirements of centers and related facilities.  Reading skills to comprehend recreation literature, regulations, reports, and similar non-complex material.  Writing skills to prepare correspondence, reports and similar documents.  Verbal communication skills to give instructions, discuss recreation matters with center participants and the general public.  Math skills to add, subtract, multiply and perform simple calculations and compile numerical reports.  Planning skills to develop event schedules.

Credentials and Experience – Have high school education or GED.  Experience in education / customer service environment.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules.  Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals.  Be willing to travel overnight to attend and participate in meetings and activities.

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority set for 3 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, January 9, 2017, is hereby cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

See the official Public Notice.

2016 Mayor’s Ball for Education & Charity

Dual Enrollment Recipients Announcement

January 18, 2017 – 9 a.m. EST – Council Chambers
1111 Broad Street, Phenix City, AL

On behalf of the Mayor’s Ball for Education and Charity Committee, it is with great pleasure that we announce the students receiving the Dual Enrollment Awards from proceeds of the 2016 Mayor’s Ball for Education and Charity.

This year, we will be presenting 16 students from Central High School and Glenwood School with the additional funds to allow them to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at Chattahoochee Valley Community College available through their high schools. The Students will be present at the January 18, 2017 Phenix City Council Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, located in the Public Safety Building at 1111 Broad Street.

The 2016 Mayor’s Ball for Education and Charity raised over $100,000, bringing the three year total to $193,000. Those donations have enabled us to provide additional funds to 56 graduates of Central High School and Glenwood School for their college careers, funding to non-profit organizations in our community, and this year we will have provided a total of 39 Dual Enrollment awards to high school students to help them get a head start on college.

Please join us as we present the awards and thank those that have helped us provide these opportunities to the children of our community.

~~~ List Of Recipients Attached ~~~

Eddie N. Lowe
Mayor

Due to storm-related damage to Big Pine Grove Cemetery, the City of Phenix City has closed a portion of 22nd Street from 14th Court to 13th Avenue. The closure will remain in place until repairs are completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Phenix City Engineering Department at 334-448-2760. See Map for details:

pine-grove-cemetery-closure

Mayor Lowe and the City Council of the City of Phenix City will hold the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 6 p.m., Eastern Time, in the auditorium of the Central Activity Center, located at 1500 14th Street in Phenix City.

Mayor Lowe and Council will be reviewing the city’s financial statements, the status of current City projects, as well as future city projects, and other issues relevant to the citizens of Phenix City.

The public is encouraged to attend.

View the official Public Notice.

A rail gang with NSRR will be headed to Phenix City beginning Thursday, January 12, 2017. They have four crossings that will require repairs / maintenance work. Please be advised that the railroad will need these roads closed to all traffic while the work on the crossings is being done. Each road should only be closed for a hew hours, but please keep in mind that a longer closure may be needed depending on the necessary repairs. The roads will be closed at the crossings ONLY, and detour signage will be put in place.

Crossings

  • 16th Avenue – Phenix City (Russell County)
  • Private residential crossing just west of the 16th Avenue crossing – Phenix City (Russell County)
  • Lee Road 250 (Lee County)
  • Lee Road 179 (Lee County)

Map

See the attached images of the closure locations:

Railroad Crossing Closure - Phenix City

 

Railroad Crossing Closure - Salem

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on the 7th day of February, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the Council Chambers located at 1111 Broad Street, Phenix City, Alabama, to consider an ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, adding a chapter relating to Stormwater Management, to regulate discharges and connections to storm sewer systems within the corporate limits of the City of Phenix City.

At said public hearing, all persons desiring to be heard concerning the proposed amendments may appear before the City Council at the aforementioned time and place.

The Public Notice and Proposed Ordinance was published in its entirety in the Citizen News on January 12, 2017. A copy of the Ordinance itself can be viewed in the City Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, and on the website on the Proposed Plans page.

View the official Public Notice.
View the Proposed Ordinance.

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Utilities
Date: January 4, 2017
Supervisor: City Manager
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 40 hours per week – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Director
Starting Salary: Depending on Qualifications
Salary Range: $96,561 – $130,642
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Under general direction researches literature to maintain current information on practices and methods of utility services; analyzes needs and generates revenue; directs the formulation of strategic and operating plans, develops  and obtains approval for annual budget; reviews, updates and modifies jobs, prepares position announcements, designs selection procedures, recruits and interviews applicants and makes hiring recommendations, orients and trains staff, communicates work rules,  counsels employees and rates job performance; writes directives and holds group meetings, leads and directs activities of subordinate managers and staff; controls budget and ensures expenditures are in accordance with guidelines; maintains liaison and coordinates with other departments and represents City Manager at meetings as required and carries out public relations activities by speaking at civic functions and making media appearances, assists in planning and administrative functions as required.

Qualifications Required

Hold bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, engineering or closely related field and have (5) five years increasingly responsible managerial or professional experience in a management position involving the direct supervision and administration of water and sewer services.  Two years experience in the construction and maintenance of relevant systems and equipment.  Experience in metering, purchasing and warehousing is desirable.  OR   Have (10) ten years combination of training and experience relating to a Utilities system.  Must hold a valid driver’s license. Substantial knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques of utilities administration including marketing, metering, billing, purchasing, warehousing, accounting, finance, water purification and wastewater treatment operations.  Knowledge of administrative office operations including office systems, communications, records and equipment.  Knowledge of management functions including planning, budgeting, organizing staffing and human resource management, directing and controlling.  Knowledge of organization, operation, policies, procedures and ordinances and regulations of the City of Phenix City.  Knowledge of state laws and ADEM regulations applying to utilities administration, water purification and wastewater treatment.  Knowledge of Alabama Code regarding purchasing and bid laws.  Reading skills to comprehend technical literature, regulations, reports, financial statements and other highly complex material.  Writing skills to prepare directives, memoranda, correspondence, press releases, narrative reports and similar documents.  Verbal communications skills to counsel staff, speak in public and negotiate and convince persons holding significant positions and authority.  Math skills to perform calculations involving percentages, discounts and compound interest, perform accounting procedures, and to use statistical methods to compute trends, means, standard deviations and other statistics.  Computer skills to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and specialized utilities software programs.  Planning skills to develop strategic and operational plans.  Supervisory skills in delegation, communications, motivation and leadership.  Ability to effectively use human, financial, physical and information resources to accomplish goals.  Ability to work from administrative direction in terms of broadly defined goals.  Ability to build and maintain relationships with elected officials, city administrators, civic and business leaders.

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Director, Utilities Administration
Department: Utilities Administration
Location: Municipal Building
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code: EAP-14
Reports To: City Manager

Job Summary

Under general direction researches literature to maintain current information on practices and methods of utility services; analyzes needs and generates revenue; directs the formulation of strategic and operating plans, develops  and obtains approval for annual budget; reviews, updates and modifies jobs, prepares position announcements, designs selection procedures, recruits and interviews applicants and makes hiring recommendations, orients and trains staff, communicates work rules,  counsels employees and rates job performance; writes directives and holds group meetings, leads and directs activities of subordinate managers and staff; controls budget and ensures expenditures are in accordance with guidelines; maintains liaison and coordinates with other departments and represents City Manager at meetings as required and carries out public relations activities by speaking at civic functions and making media appearances, assists in planning and administrative functions as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Planning (20)% – Researches literature including books, articles and other sources to maintain current information on practices, methods and approaches to customer service, billing, collection and meeting for water and other utility services.  Communicates with other City departments and City Council to analyze needs in rate structures, deposits and other financial aspects to generate necessary revenue.  Directs the formulation of strategic and operating plans needed to accomplish mission and achieve goals efficiently and effectively.  Develops and obtains approval for policies and operating procedures. Develops and obtains approval for annual budget.

B. Staffing (20%) – Reviews, updates and modifies jobs as necessary to accomplish work; may propose addition or deletion of jobs.  With HR Director, prepares position announcements, designs selections procedures, conducts recruiting activities, evaluates applications, holds interviews and makes hiring recommendations to City Manager.  Orients new employees; trains key employees on UMS software and other computer skills; may authorize attendance at workshops, conferences and seminars; may authorize formal course work.  Establishes expectations for total operations of the Utilities Department. Counsels employees as necessary and rates job performance.  Recommends pay actions including starting pay and pay adjustments based on established procedures.  Communicates work rules and administers disciplinary action as necessary.

C. Administrative Management (40%) – Writes directives, hold group meetings and conferences with subordinate managers and employees to explain plans, policies, procedures, projects and programs including time lines, budgetary considerations and expected results. Leads and directs activities of subordinate managers and other reports.  Ensures that managers and employees have necessary equipment, supplies and other resources needed to complete assignments. Monitors work climate and implements appropriate team building and motivational techniques so that managers and employees work effectively to accomplish objectives.  Coordinates, through Office Manager activities in metering, billing, cashiering and dispatching and customer service.   Coordinates through Purchasing /Warehouse Manager purchasing and warehousing of Utilities supplies. Maintains liaison and coordinates with other Utilities Departments, Public Service Department and Finance Department.  Prepares and delivers presentations to City Council, schools, civic clubs and other groups as necessary to explain activities, plans and proposals and maintains customer relations.   Monitors performance of temporary contract employees.  Controls budget and ensures expenditures are in accordance with guidelines and within limits; may propose adjustments to budget as appropriate.  Reviews industrial customers’ monthly bills.  Authorizes purchase orders and payment of invoices and other check requests.  Assists with resolving problems with difficult customers and large commercial customer accounts.  Monitors work-in-progress and completed work to ensure professional standards are met.

D.  Service to City (20%) – Represents City Manager at meetings as required.  Carries out public relations activities on behalf of the City by appearing at civic functions, discussing or explaining City positions to media representatives, and speaking to organized groups and citizens.  Assists City Manager in planning and administrative functions as required.   Cooperates with other managers and departments on interdepartmental projects, programs and activities.  Coordinates interoffice mail procedures for Municipal Building.  Coordinates custodial services for Municipal Building.  Performs other tasks as delegated by City Manager.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Substantial knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques of utilities administration including marketing, metering, billing, purchasing, warehousing, accounting, finance, water purifications and wastewater treatment operations.  Knowledge of administrative office operations including office systems, communications, records and equipment.  Knowledge of management functions including planning, budgeting, organizing staffing and human resource management, directing and controlling.  Knowledge of organization, operation, policies, procedures and ordinances and regulations of the City of Phenix City. Knowledge of state laws and ADEM regulations applying to utilities administration, water purification and wastewater treatment.   Knowledge of Alabama Code regarding purchasing and bid laws. Reading skills to comprehend technical literature, regulations, reports, financial statements and other highly complex material.  Writing skills to prepare directives, memoranda, correspondence, press releases, narrative reports and similar documents.  Verbal communication skills to counsel staff, speak in public and negotiate and convince persons holding significant positions and authority. Math skills to perform calculations involving percentages, discounts and compound interest, perform accounting procedures, and to use statistical methods to compute trends, means, standard deviations and other statistics.  Computer skills to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and specialized utilities software programs. Planning skills to develop strategic and operational plans.  Supervisory skills in delegation, communications, motivation and leadership.   Ability to effectively use human, financial, physical and information resources to accomplish goals.  Ability to work from administrative direction in terms of   broadly defined goals.  Ability to build and maintain relationships with elected officials, city administrators, civic and business leaders.

Credentials and Experience – Hold bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, management or closely related field.  Have (5) five years increasingly responsible managerial or professional experience in a management position involving the direct supervision and administration of water and sewer services. Two years experience in the construction and maintenance of relevant systems and equipment. Experience in metering, purchasing and warehousing is desirable. OR Have (10) ten years combination of training and experience relating to a Utilities system.  Valid driver’s license.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules.  Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals. Be willing to travel overnight to attend and participate in meetings and activities.

Due to storm-related damage, the City of Phenix City has closed 16th Avenue near its intersection with 12th Place, and 18th Avenue near its intersection with 10th Place. The closures will remain in place until repairs are completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Phenix City Engineering Department at 334-448-2760.

Map

Road Closures

Notice is hereby given that the City of Phenix City wishes to update its Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) as required by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

The proposed plan has been updated to address public education, illicit discharges, pre/post-construction water runoff, pollution prevention, and good housekeeping for the city.

A Public Hearing on the matter will be conducted during the regularly scheduled council meeting set for 9 a.m., Eastern Time, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in the Council Chambers, located within the Public Safety Building, at 1111 Broad Street, Phenix City, Alabama 36867. Said hearing shall be open to the public. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

A copy of the proposed Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) is available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, located at 601 12th Street, Phenix City, Alabama 36867, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Said proposed plan is also available for review on the City of Phenix City website’s Proposed Plans page.

View the official Public Notice.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Phenix City wishes to implement an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program (IDDE) as required by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in order to maintain the City of Phenix City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit.

The proposed plan has been developed to ensure that pollutants originating from industrial, commercial, residential, or urban developments do not enter into the City of Phenix City’s Storm Sewer System (MS4) or the Waters of the State.

A Public Hearing on the matter will be conducted during the regularly scheduled council meeting set for 9 a.m., Eastern Time, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in the Council Chambers, located within the Public Safety Building, at 1111 Broad Street, Phenix City, Alabama 36867. Said hearing shall be open to the public. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

A copy of the proposed Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Program (IDDE) is available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, located at 601 12th Street, Phenix City, Alabama 36867, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Said proposed plan is also available for review on the City of Phenix City website’s Proposed Plans page.

View the official Public Notice.

Please join Phenix City councilmembers and city officials as they will be announcing a new Economic Development project coming to Phenix City following the 9 a.m., EST, council meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

View the official Media Release.

Two southbound lanes of Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway/Broad Street between Dillingham Street and Colin Powell Parkway will be temporarily closed today, December 9, 2016, for water main repairs. Please take alternate routes today if possible.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on January 4, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the Council Chambers, 1111 Broad Street, to consider the fixing of costs incurred by the City of Phenix City for the demolition and/or removal of a substandard building or structure located at 918 North Railroad Street, Phenix City, Alabama.

View the official Public Notice and Resolution No. 2016-382.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on January 4, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the Council Chambers, 1111 Broad Street, to consider the fixing of costs incurred by the City of Phenix City for the demolition and/or removal of a substandard building or structure located at 2400 31st Street, Phenix City, Alabama.

View the official Public Notice and Resolution No. 2016-381.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on January 4, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the Council Chambers, 1111 Broad Street, to consider the fixing of costs incurred by the City of Phenix City for the demolition and/or removal of a substandard building or structure located at 706 Dillingham Street, Phenix City, Alabama.

View the official Public Notice and Resolution No. 2016-380.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on January 4, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the Council Chambers, 1111 Broad Street, to consider the fixing of costs incurred by the City of Phenix City for the demolition and/or removal of a substandard building or structure located at 910 8th Avenue, Phenix City, Alabama.

View the official Public Notice and Resolution No. 2016-379.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Phenix City, Alabama, will meet on January 4, 2017, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, in the Council Chambers, 1111 Broad Street, to consider the fixing of costs incurred by the City of Phenix City for the demolition and/or removal of a substandard building or structure located at 2000 4th Avenue, Phenix City, Alabama.

View the official Public Notice and Resolution No. 2016-378.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Phenix City Board of Zoning Adjustment and Appeals will hold regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM, EST in Council Chambers of the Phenix City Public Safety Building, 1111 Broad Street, Phenix City, Alabama. The dates for the 2017 calendar are as follows:

  • January 19, 2017
  • February 16, 2017
  • March 16, 2017
  • April 20, 2017
  • May 18, 2017
  • June 15, 2017
  • July 20, 2017
  • August 17, 2017
  • September 21, 2017
  • October 19, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 21, 2017

Cases must be filed twenty-one (21) days prior to meeting. Should there be no cases filed for any month, the meeting shall be deemed cancelled. For verification of meeting or agenda, please call (334) 448-2740.

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Utilities / Water Distribution
Date: December 7, 2016
Supervisor: Service Maintenance Supervisor
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., ET – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker – Semi-skilled (Water Distribution)
Starting Salary: $11.3722 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Performs manual labor in the construction of water lines.  Must be able to make water taps install main lines, make point repairs, change out water meters, repair fire hydrants, valves, as well as cut and clear right of ways through out the City.

Qualifications Required

Must have high school education, GED or equivalent training and experience; must possess a valid driver’s license; must be familiar with various pipefitting to include PVC, concrete pipe, terra cotta pipe, etc.;  must have knowledge of safety including accident prevention;  must possess comprehension skills to understand directives;  must have skills in the operation and safe use of tools and equipment to include pipe saws, jackhammers, tamps, shovels, rakes, etc.; must exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with coworkers and general public;  must be able to work under moderate supervision.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate tools and/or equipment;  must be agile enough to climb in and out of truck to load and or unload necessary equipment;  must be able to work on uneven terrain in traffic areas:  must possess adequate upper and lower body strength to maintain control while operating tamping machines and/or other equipment while on uneven terrain;   must hear well enough to receive communications over a two-way radio (hearing aid acceptable);  must speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard and understood in person and/or over two-way radio;  must see well enough to safely operate equipment;  must be able to lift equipment up to 75 pounds; must be able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat and/or cold;  must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Qualifications Preferred

Prior experience working in construction and/or with water lines preferred.

Documents Required

  • High School Diploma / GED (Not Mandatory)
  • Valid Driver’s License

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker (SS) – Water Distribution
Department: Utilities (Water Distribution)
Location:Municipal Building
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: SM-02
Reports to: Service Maintenance Supervisor

Job Summary

Employee in this position are responsible for maintenance, and/or repair to water lines which includes the installation of main lines, service laterals, broken lines as well as new taps, concrete work, landscaping, painting, general labor work.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Main Line Construction (70%) – Installs main sewer lines, new taps, repair broken line services, cut a clean right-of-ways, and assist in televising sewer lines.

B. Traffic Control  (10%) – Assist in positioning traffic control devices around work zones to conform with the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, direct traffic around work zones using traffic control devices, hand signals and two way radios.

C. Maintenance of Equipment (10%) – Gather necessary tools and equipment for jobs and loads onto truck. Ensures tools are in good condition and proper working order; cleans tools and equipment and ensures that tools and equipment are stored properly.

D. Service to Department (10%) – Attends departmental and safety meetings as required, maintains uniforms and safety attire to conform to proper dress codes and safety rules at all times, performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of proper operation and maintenance of equipment. Knowledge of Utilities Department safety rules and procedures. Knowledge of policies, rules and regulations of the City of Phenix City. Reading skills to comprehend directives, gauges and indicators. Writing skills to document logs or similar non-complex forms. Verbal communication skills to converse with supervisors and crew members regarding work related activities. Math skills to count, add and subtract whole numbers. Skills to comprehend written and oral instructions. Skill to operate two-way radio to communicate with other work crews or dispatcher to receive and transmit information. Automotive maintenance skills to make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment. Ability to follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks. Ability to exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others. Ability to work under immediate supervisor and carry out assigned tasks. Ability to work as a member of a team. Able to lift up to 75 pounds. Able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat, cold, excessive rainfall and wind.

Credentials and Experience – High school education, GED or equivalent training and experience.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules.  Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals.  Be willing to adhere to safety regulations and wear required safety equipment.

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Utilities / Wastewater Collection
Date: December 7, 2016
Supervisor: Service Maintenance Supervisor
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: One
Work Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., ET – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker (Semi-skilled)
Starting Salary: $11.3722 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Employees in this position are responsible for maintenance and/or repair of sewer lines, which includes the installation of main lines, service laterals, broken main lines as well as new taps, concrete work, landscaping, painting, general labor work and limited backhoe and bush hog operations.

Qualifications Required

Must have valid driver’s license from state of residence; must have high school diploma or GED or equivalent training and experience;  must be familiar with various pipe fittings to include PVC, concrete pipe, terra cotta pipe, etc.;  must have knowledge of safety including accident prevention;  must possess comprehension skills to understand directives;  must have skills in the operation and safe use of tools and equipment to include pipe saws, jackhammers, tamps, shovels, rakes, etc.; must exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with coworkers and general public;  must be able to work under moderate supervision.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate tools and/or equipment;  must be agile enough to climb in and out of truck to load and or unload necessary equipment;  must be able to work on uneven terrain in traffic areas:  must possess adequate upper and lower body strength to maintain control while operating tamping machines and/or other equipment while on uneven terrain;   must hear well enough to receive communications over a two-way radio (hearing aid acceptable);  must speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard and understood in person and/or over two-way radio;  must see well enough to safely operate equipment;  must be able to assist in lifting equipment up to 250 pounds; must be able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat and/or cold;  must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Qualifications Preferred

Prior experience working in construction and/or with sewer lines preferred.

Documents Required

  • High School Diploma / GED (Not Mandatory)
  • Valid Driver’s License

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Service Maintenance Worker
Department: Utilities (Wastewater Collection)
Location:Municipal Building
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: SM1-1
Reports to: Service Maintenance Supervisor

Job Summary

Employees in this position are responsible for maintenance, and/or repair of sewer lines, which includes the installation of main lines, service laterals, broken main lines as well as new taps, concrete work, landscaping, painting, general labor work and limited backhoe and bush hog operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Performs manual labor in the Waste Water Collection Division to include: the use of hand and power equipment such as jackhammers, tamps, and chain saws, shovels, rakes, brooms and string lawn movers. Employee must be able to lift at least 75 pounds. Must perform routine tasks in the installation and the maintenance of waste water lines. Must be able to withstand the elements to include extreme heat and cold climates.

B. Attends departmental and safety meetings as required. May assist in other departments as needed. Assist operators as needed. Cleans hand tools and equipment. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Knowledge of proper operation and maintenance of equipment. Reading skills to comprehend directives, gauges and indicators. Writing skills to document logs or similar non-complex forms. Verbal communication skills to converse with supervisors and crew members regarding work related activities. Math skills to count, add and subtract whole numbers. Skills to comprehend written and oral instructions. Skill to operate two-way radio to communicate with other work crews or dispatcher to receive and transmit information. Automotive maintenance skills to make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment. Ability to follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks. Ability to exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others. Ability to work under immediate supervision and carry out assigned tasks. Ability to work as a member of a team. Able to lift 75 pounds. Able to withstand exposure to the elements to include extreme heat, cold, excessive rainfall and wind.

Credentials and Experience – High school education, GED or equivalent training and experience. Prior experience in construction preferred. Valid driver’s license preferred.

Special Requirements – Be willing to comply with City of Phenix City policies and work rules.  Be willing to work during non-duty hours, holidays and weekends when necessary to achieve goals.  Be willing to adhere to safety regulations and wear required safety equipment.

Personnel Requisition Form

Department: Utilities / Water Filtration
Date: December 7, 2016
Supervisor: Superintendent
Date Needed: ASAP
Number of Employees Requested: Two
Work Hours: 40 hours per week, varied – Overtime as needed

Job Title: Operator Trainee
Starting Salary: $12.8672 / hourly
Position Status: Full-time
Reason Needed: Replacement

Position Overview

Under general supervision monitors control panel and interprets meter and gauge readings, adjusts gates and valves to regulate the flow of water and maintains log of gauge readings; performs scheduled maintenance of pumps, generators and related equipment, repairs or replaces parts using hand and power tools; tests repaired equipment to ensure proper performance ; collects water samples and performs tests prescribed by ADEM, records results and submits necessary reports; studies manuals and related technical literature, attends classes and participates in on-the-job training to prepare for certification exams and performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request

Qualifications Required

Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; must have valid driver’s license from state of residence; must have strong mathematical skills; must be able to work various hours and schedules; must have knowledge of safety including accident prevention; must be able to work under close supervision throughout training period; must be A.D.E.M. certified (grade IV) within two years of date of hire.

Physical Qualifications Required

Must possess manual dexterity to use a variety of hand tools;  must have mechanical inclination to operate various machines and/or equipment; must be agile enough to work in all areas of treatment plant, including climbing stairs and ladders;  must see well enough to read fine print and numbers without error or transposition;  must be strong enough to lift up to 100 lbs.

Qualifications Preferred

Experience using laboratory procedures and equipment as well as an awareness for the environment preferred.

Documents Required

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid Identification

How to Apply

Applications for this position will be accepted until a pool of 20 applications is received or the position is filled, whichever comes first. Current city employees wishing to apply should send Internal Job Application provided by the Human Resources Department to the HR Director by the deadline stated. (A courtesy copy will be sent to the employee’s department head.)

Applications can be found online (download an application) or picked up at the City of Phenix City Human Resources Department:
1103 Broad Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Ph: 334 448-2706

Applications are available for pick up and drop off on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Eastern Time, and Fridays from 2 until 5 p.m., Eastern Time. You may also email your completed application.

Job Description

Job Title: Water Filtration Plant Operator Trainee
Department: Utilities
Location: Water Filtration Plant
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code: SM-3
Reports to: Chief Operator

Job Summary

Under general supervision monitors control panel and interprets meter and gauge readings, adjusts gates and valves to regulate the flow of water and maintains log of gauge readings; performs scheduled maintenance of pumps, generators and related equipment, repairs or replaces parts using hand and power tools; tests repaired equipment to ensure proper performance; collects water samples and performs tests prescribed by ADEM, records results and submits necessary reports; studies manuals and related technical literature, attends classes and participates in on-the-job training to prepare for certification exams and performs additional tasks in support of the department as needed or upon request.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Plant Operations (30%) – Monitors control panel, conducts on-site observations and interprets meter and gauge readings and test to determine operating conditions. Adjusts gates and valves manually or by remote control to regulate the flow of water through plant. Starts and stops pumps to control flow of water from river through temporary storage, chemical feed, rapid mix, flocculator, settling basin, filters, post chemical, rapid mix, clear well, and delivery to water mains or storage tanks. Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings. Periodically washes and back washes filters.

B. Equipment Maintenance (10%) – Performs scheduled maintenance of pumps, generates and related water plant equipment. Cleans precipitates, such as grit, sludge and debris from processing tanks and basins. Observes/listens to operation of equipment and machinery to locate problems. Disassembles pumps and similar equipment as necessary to diagnose malfunction and gain access to and remove defective parts. May repair or replace parts, using hand and power tools. May remove entire equipment or major assembly for repair by vendor. Starts and tests repaired equipment to ensure proper performance. May initiate requisitions for parts or equipment. Maintains appropriate maintenance records.

C. Laboratory Testing (30%) – Takes water samples; may be piped in to laboratory; may collect by hand. Performs tests using testing equipment including alkalinity, pH, Carbon Dioxide, Iron, Manganese, Fluoride, saturation, turbidity, color, phosphate, total hardness, calcium hardness, temperature and according to procedures set forth by ADEM. Records tests results and submit reports as required.

D. Skills Building (20%) – Studies manuals and related technical literature. Participate in on the-job training under guidance of certified operators. Attends classes in operation and maintenance of plant machines and equipment and testing. Prepares and takes certification exams.

E. Services to Department (10%) – Cuts grass, trims shrubbery picks up debris and related grounds maintenance tasks. Sweeps floors, hoses down walkways, washes and puts away laboratory equipment and performs related housekeeping tasks. Performs preventive maintenance services on assigned vehicles and equipment. Performs light building maintenance services including painting and minor electrical and mechani