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: Part-time Permit Specialist
Department: Inspections

Salary: $12.50/hour


General Statement of Duties: An employee in this class assists the permit specialist for the Inspections Department. Emphasis of the work is on providing customer service in absence of inspection officials and issuing building permits and administrative support and coordination for a variety of operations. Position requires a considerable degree of public contact, initiative in absence of a supervisor, independent judgment, and discretion. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Inspections and is evaluated on the basis of attainment of individual performance objectives, accuracy and volume of work, and feedback from citizens and construction industry personnel and others. This is a nonsupervisory classification.

Illustrative Examples of Work & Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provides clerical and technical support for technical inspections staff; records applications for inspections and collects fees; records results of inspections and creates and maintains a centralized record of inspections; dispatches information and requests for service by telephone or radio
  • Provides information to the public in response to questions about inspections, permits, reviews, and procedures; refers technical questions to inspections staff
  • Balances daily receipts for building permits against day-end financial reports
  • Collects and interprets data for records and producing reports
  • Maintains case files for new construction and renovations as well as files related to issues of zoning, minimum housing codes, nuisance abatement, and related files
  • Operates standard office equipment, including use of word processing, spreadsheet and microcomputer equipment
  • Performs related work as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, computers and word-processing equipment, and clerical techniques
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic
  • Knowledge and understanding of the inspections processes and purpose
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed and make arithmetical calculations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public, building officials, and contractors
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, architects, land owners, engineers, attorneys, division staff, and the general public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to acquire knowledge of the policies, procedures, and services of the inspections functions
  • Ability to keep moderately complex records and prepare reports from such records
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of technical detail in relation to department policy and interpretation of the NC Building Code
  • Ability to provide clerical support for a variety of operations
  • Ability to work independently on responsible or confidential assignments
  • Ability to supervise other personnel and their work

Physical Requirements: Work in this class is generally sedentary. Work requires the ability to see, hear, talk, and the physical ability to move about the office. Work requires dexterity in the hands for typing and operation of standard office equipment. Visual acuity is necessary to read handwritten and typewritten materials and to operate a computer terminal.

Working conditions: This position is primarily sedentary in a controlled office environment without atmospheric variables. Work hours are typically 10:00 am until 2:00 pm with some flexibility.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 3-5 years clerical or technical experience in a municipal or county inspections department. Some experience with mapping and permitting software is preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • North Carolina Driver License and certification as a Notary Public may be required.

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.

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. The City of Mebane is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline: Open until filled
EOE.



Position: Sanitation Equipment Operator
Department: Public Works

Salary: $27,999 to $34,785


General Statement of Duties: 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.

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 Driver’s License (CDL-B); some positions may be designated to have a NC CDL-A license to transport heavy equipment

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

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. The City of Mebane is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline: Open until filled
EOE.



Position: Seasonal Maintenance Worker
Department: Public Works

Salary: $9.00 / hour


General Statement of Duties: An employee in this position performs work in mowing City properties, roadway banks, and other grounds facilities as well as unskilled labor in support of trades personnel assigned to maintain roadways, sewer and water lines, manholes, and other City property. Work is manual labor in nature and is supervised by a Grounds Crew Supervisor or other official and is evaluated on the basis of work effort, completion of assigned work, and visual inspection.

This is a seasonal position, which requires less than 1,000 work hours in a rolling calendar year.

Examples of Work:

  • Mow, edge, trim, and water lawns, fields and other turf grounds;
  • Hoe and pull weeds and rake leaves; edge walkways; sweep litter from walks and driveways
  • Perform general grounds cleanup, including picking up paper, trash and debris on grounds areas, parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields and other assigned areas
  • Operate a variety of power-driven equipment such as tractors, mowers, edgers, blowers, chain saws, hedge trimmers and other equipment used in grounds work; utilize standard gardening hand tools.

Ablility to:

  • Operate hand and power tools and other equipment used in grounds maintenance
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Observe health and safety regulations

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age to apply.
  • Must have valid NC Driver’s License.
  • Employee should have some experience in general yard work, mowing.

Working Conditions: Work is heavy physical labor which includes climbing ladders, working around machinery with moving parts, and working at heights. Employee works primarily in outside environmental conditions which may include extreme cold and heat. Employee is subject to noise causing the employee to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

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.

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. The City of Mebane is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline: Open until Filled
EOE.



Position: Police Officer

Salary: $37,521 to $46,615


General Statement of Duties: Performs routine law enforcement work patrolling the city, responding to calls for service, and performing routine investigations.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class is responsible for performing general duty law enforcement work for the field operations bureau of the city's police department. Work includes routine patrol, traffic accident and criminal investigation, police vehicle maintenance, serving criminal papers, traffic law enforcement, and responding to domestic disputes. This employee is highly visible in crime areas, and must be aggressive in preventing crime. This employee must have the ability to develop a positive public image. Tact and firmness, sound judgment, and a positive attitude are required. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a sergeant, and is evaluated for effectiveness, visibility, aggressiveness, and apprehensions. Work is reviewed by observation and review of written reports.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Patrols areas in the community exhibiting both high and low crime incidents; meets and talks to people in the community about their safety and support; checks security of buildings and residences; apprehends and arrests offenders
  • Investigates traffic accidents; uses measurement devices, eye witness accounts, and determines violations to be issued; assists motorists in the exchange of information; provides information to insurance companies regarding accidents
  • Conducts pre-tour of duty inspections of police vehicle to ensure readiness with fuel, tire air pressure, and warning sirens and lights and all other support equipment is operational
  • Serves criminal papers and warrants and subpoenas; locates people indicted for crimes; serves warrants, orders for arrest, and criminal summons
  • Enforces speed limits by active patrol and monitoring heavy speeding areas for visibility
  • Tracks people violating traffic laws, vehicle registrations and inspections laws, and other traffic offenses
  • Conducts criminal investigations by gathering information, processing crime scenes, and interviewing witnesses
  • Responds to domestic situations; attempts to resolve conflict by recommending solutions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, practices, and procedures
  • Some knowledge of departmental standard operating policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • Some knowledge of practices, materials, techniques, and equipment pertinent to job assignment
  • Skill in the use of firearms and other authorized law enforcement equipment
  • Ability and willingness to act quickly and properly in emergency situations
  • Ability and willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the general public
  • Ability to express thoughts clearly both orally and in written reports

Physical Requirements: Work in this position is medium work exerting up to 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. Employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and perform extensive reading. Employee may also be required to use sufficient physical force to subdue or restrain persons including the use of lethal force.

Working conditions: Employee is exposed to inside and outside working conditions. Employee may be exposed to noise which would cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level; hazards including proximity to moving equipment; and atmospheric conditions which may affect the respiratory system. Work environment often includes persons with criminal records with little to no respect for law enforcement. Precautions are required to minimize their exposure to blood-borne pathogens, communicable diseases, and bodily harm.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency; some experience in law enforcement work is desired as is an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid North Carolina Drivers License (for entry into class)
  • Certification for radar and breathalyzer/intoxilyzer (required after appointment)
  • Must obtain (and maintain) Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed)

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. The City of Mebane is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline: Open until Filled.
EOE.

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