Human Resources

Esther Bennett, Human Resource Director
ebennett@cityofmebane.com

Human Resources
106 E. Washington St.
Mebane, NC 27302
Phone: 919-563-5901
Fax: 919-563-1007

The Human Resources (HR) Department is located at 106 E. Washington Street. HR is responsible for ensuring City compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws, advertising employment opportunities within the City, and accepting applications for available vacancies.

The HR Department also administers the City’s employee benefit package. The City offers a comprehensive benefit package, which includes 11 paid holidays; paid vacation and sick leave; longevity pay; medical and dental insurance; and life and short term disability insurance. Full-time City employees are enrolled in the NC Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System and a 401(k) plan with the option to enroll in a 457 deferred compensation plan. Credit union membership and tuition reimbursement programs are also available.

Job Opportunities
Welcome to the employment page for the City of Mebane. This link is maintained by the Human Resources Department and is updated as positions are released for publication by Department Directors.

Applications
A City of Mebane employment application and supporting documents must be filled out completely and submitted to Human Resources to be considered for employment. Resumes alone will not be accepted. Applicants may enclose a resume with the completed employment application if desired. Applications and supporting documents may be obtained from the City of Mebane Human Resources Department or downloaded directly from this site.

If you wish to print your application from this site, please click on the link below. The application forms are in .pdf format.

Note: Each form contained in an application packet must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Applicant Information Form must be submitted with your application.

Standard Employment Application Standard Employment Application
Applicant Information Form Applicant Information Form
 

Authorization & Release to Obtain Information

  Police Check Off List

Job Opportunities



Position: Equipment Operator I – Public Works

Salary: Grade 5 - $26,665 to $33,127


General Statement of Duties: Performs routine work operating motorized equipment, and in performing a variety of manual labor in repairing and maintaining the city’s streets, cemeteries, athletic ball fields, parks, water and wastewater pipes, or other city structures, facilities, and grounds.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class performs routine equipment operator work in maintaining and repairing safe and attractive structures, facilities, and grounds for use by city residents. Equipment includes a pickup truck and trailer, tractor, mower, loader, forklift, backhoe, dump truck, and/or other motorized equipment not requiring a CDL-A license. Work includes landscaping, digging post holes and trenches, equipment maintenance, leaf collection, truck driving, loading and unloading water and wastewater pipes on to work truck, resurfacing cuts in streets, ditch maintenance, and other tasks as assigned. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a crew supervisor or department director. Work is evaluated for general safety, proper equipment operation, and overall appearance of city structures and is checked daily by visual inspection and feedback.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Operates backhoe to dig graves
  • Drives leaf truck and operates leaf vacuum for collection of curbside leaves
  • Mows cemeteries, parks, ball fields, and other city grounds
  • Loads and unloads supply trucks used by crews; operates loader, forklift, and backhoe to unload supplies delivered to the supply yard
  • Hauls asphalt, stone, and muck to and from worksites, using dump truck
  • Operates asphalt rollers, gasoline powered tamp, street sweeper, air compressor, and other street maintenance equipment
  • Provides general cleanup of city facilities such as emptying garbage, picking up litter, and discarding yard waste
  • Informs supervisor of equipment repair needs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Some knowledge of equipment operation and general maintenance work performed by a municipality
  • Skill in operating a backhoe, forklift, loader, mower, tractor, dump truck, leaf blower, weed eater, tamp, jackhammer, and other maintenance equipment
  • Skill in seeding and strawing, fertilizing, mowing, shoveling, raking, and erecting proper signage to denote crews at work
  • Ability to receive and carry out instructions provided by a supervisor
  • Ability to identify and report to a supervisor the maintenance needs of various structures, grounds, and facilities.

Physical Requirements: Work in this class is medium work, requiring exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. This employee must have the visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned.

Working Conditions: Work occurs in both inside and outside environmental conditions. Employee is subject to hazards, including mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions due to exposure to fumes, odors, and dusts. The employee may work in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosures, small sewage and water line pipes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 2 - 4 years experience in equipment operation and maintenance work.

Special Class: Valid North Carolina Commercial Drivers License; may be required to obtain a CDL (Class B)

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Disclaimer: This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions section of this classification may vary from position to position and a more thorough description of these elements can be found in the employee’s Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ). The City reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.

Please mail, fax, or email an application, current resume, and cover letter to:
the Human Resources Department, City of Mebane, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane, NC 27302.

Closing date July 15, 2015. The City of Mebane is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE.




Position: Sanitation Equipment Operator

Salary: Grade 6 - $27,999 to $34,785


General Statement of Duties: Performs routine heavy equipment operation in the City’s public works department.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class operates a variety of heavy equipment for garbage and refuse or debris collection. Equipment may include an automated side loading garbage truck (one-arm bandit), rear loading garbage truck, boom loader truck, dump truck, and a mechanical street sweeper. Emphasis of the work is on operating large vehicles to collect garbage in the city’s residential and business districts. Work is performed as a member of a sanitation collection crew and includes safely operating and controlling the equipment, supervising sanitation workers on the crew, and daily inspections of sanitation equipment. Work is performed under the supervision of an operations manager and is evaluated for efficient and effective completion of work assignments, public complaints, and visual inspection of the employee’s assigned route.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Drives a sanitation truck along an assigned route for curbside collection of waste from residences and businesses
  • Operates various trucks including side loading garbage truck (one-arm bandit) to grab, lift, and dump garbage containers; rear loading garbage truck which compresses garbage; boom loader trucks (knuckle boom) to pick up piles of brush and large white goods and other bulky items onto truck; leaf vacuum trucks to suck up leaves and supervises maintenance workers who operate the vacuum boom suction pipe; mechanical street sweeper to sweep along street curbing; other heavy equipment such as back hoes to excavate tranches or dig holes
  • Compiles reports for supervisors of brush and waste to be collected
  • Notifies customers or citizens of collection policies
  • Checks vital working parts of the trucks; reports any maintenance needs to the sanitation superintendent
  • Participates in routine cleaning of garbage collection vehicles including washing, steaming, and cleaning interior

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of garbage truck operation characteristics and other related special heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of geographical location of city streets
  • Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations pertaining to heavy equipment operations
  • Knowledge of effective communication techniques sufficient to explain City policies and procedures
  • Ability to operate and perform preventive maintenance on various types of heavy equipment
  • Ability to work as a member of a work crew or team on various assignments
  • Ability to perform duties in heavy traffic and under adverse weather conditions

Physical Requirements: Work in this position is heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform visual inspection of small defects or parts, operation or inspection of machines, use measurement devices, and assembly of parts at distances close to eyes. Employee must have the visual acuity to be the operator of a truck, forklift, cranes, or other heavy equipment and determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Working conditions: An employee in this class is subject to outside environmental conditions including extreme cold and heat sufficient to take precautions. Employee is subject to a level of noise requiring workers to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Employee is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals and potentially infectious bodily fluids. Employee is subject to variations in atmospheric conditions including fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. Employee is subject to variation in weather conditions including working in temperatures below 32 degrees or above 100 degrees for more than one hour with protective clothing.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 2 - 4 years experience operating heavy equipment such as a sanitation truck (rear packer), dump truck, boom truck, or equivalent. Candidates must also be capable of working regular hours, be available to work weekends or holidays, and available for call-in duty in case of emergencies.

Special Requirements: NC Commercial Drivers License (CDL-B); some positions may be designated to have a NC CDL-A license to transport heavy equipment

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Disclaimer: This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions section of this classification may vary from position to position and a more thorough description of these elements can be found in the employee’s Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ). The City reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification. - May 2014

Please mail, fax, or email an application, current resume, and cover letter to:
the Human Resources Department, City of Mebane, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane, NC 27302.

Closing date July 15, 2015. The City of Mebane is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE.




Position: Part-Time Maintenance Worker I – Public Works

Salary: $8.00/hour


General Statement of Duties: Performs routine manual labor to repair city streets and culverts, cemetery grounds and monument repairs, wastewater plants, underground pipes for water and sewer lines, or other city structures, facilities, and grounds.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class performs routine manual work in providing safe and attractive structures, facilities, streets, and parks and grounds for use by city residents. Work includes general landscaping, digging, equipment maintenance, leaf collection, installing or patching pipes and street pavement with asphalt or concrete, driving a city truck, loading and unloading crew supplies, directing traffic, and other labor-intense tasks. Work is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II classification by the type of work assignments and the level of knowledge and experience required at the Maintenance Worker II level. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a mid-level supervisor or other maintenance supervisor. Work is evaluated for safety, operation, and overall appearance of city structures, and is checked daily by visual inspection and feedback from patrons.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Checks operation of water and wastewater valves by manually turning valves on and off with valve key or wrench; reports needed valve replacements to immediate supervisor
  • Digs, patches, and backfills pavement or grounds using shovels, dump trucks, jackhammers, and tamps; assists skilled maintenance personnel in the repair of water and wastewater pipe break and patching of streets
  • Drives dump truck to and from worksite hauling debris, mud, and materials used for backfill
  • Performs general landscaping work including mowing with riding and push mowers, trimming and pruning trees and shrubs, and cutting down trees
  • Rakes leaves into vacuum truck and operates vacuum truck if needed
  • Spreads ice melting materials on sidewalks and shovels snow and ice from walkways
  • Performs other general maintenance duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of manual labor and maintenance work performed by the City of Mebane
  • Ability understand and follow oral or written instructions given by a supervisor
  • Ability to perform manual labor tasks such as seeding, disbursing straw, fertilizing, mowing, shoveling, raking, and erecting proper signage to denote crews at work in varied environmental conditions including heavy traffic
  • Ability operate a mower, tractor, dump truck, leaf blower, weed eater, tamp, jackhammer, and other maintenance equipment
  • Ability to identify and report maintenance needs or safety issues to a lead worker or supervisor
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instruction and cooperate and work well as a team member in carrying out work assignments
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time and be available to work overtime and weekends if required
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the general public and demonstrate courtesy

Physical Requirements: Work in this class is defined as heavy work requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employees must have the visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned as well as recognize and apply safety standards to work performed. Employee must have the stamina to engage in strenuous physical work for extended periods of time.

Working conditions: Employees are primarily subject to outside environmental conditions including extreme cold and heat as well as noise levels requiring workers requiring the wearing of protective gear. Employees are subject to physical workplace hazards including proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to extremes of heat and cold, rain and snow, and potential exposure to chemicals as well as atmospheric conditions including fumes, odors, dusts, dirt, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. Employee may work in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosures, small sewage and water line pipes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia.

Education and Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age. Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and some experience in the maintenance of buildings, grounds, using concrete and asphalt, and piping is desired.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid NC Drivers License (without restrictions)
  • May be required to obtain a NC Commercial Driver's License (CDL-B)

Please mail, fax, or email an application, current resume, and cover letter to:
the Human Resources Department, City of Mebane, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane, NC 27302.

EOE.



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