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: Weekend Lake Attendant-Lake Michael

Salary: $9.00/Hour


Job Summary: Performs supervisory and administrative work overseeing the security, operations and maintenance of the Lake Michael recreational facilities on weekends.

General Statement of Duties: An employee in this class is responsible for the general weekend operation of the lake. Work includes opening the lake, taking fees, writing receipts, and general maintenance of the lake. Employee must enforce lake rules and regulations. Employee works under the regular supervision of the Parks & Recreation Director.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Removes trash and debris from the lake and grounds;
  • Enforces rules and regulations;
  • EAssists the general public with questions and payment of boating and fishing fees;
  • Inspects piers and playground equipment for safety and necessary repairs;
  • Ensures bathroom facilities are clean and stocked with toiletry products;
  • Reconciles revenue from and maintains a record of transactions;
  • Takes shelter reservations and monitors the use of the shelters and facilities;
  • Must be able to work two weekends or more per month.
  • Must be able to drive a pontoon boat.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of state laws and local ordinances governing lake, wildlife and recreational areas;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations in a firm and courteous manner.
  • Ability to avoid and/or diffuse volatile situations.
  • Ability to cooperate with City authorities, public and private groups and agencies and the general public.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of walking, talking, standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform 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.

Working Conditions: The employee is subject to the hazards associated with recreation work including working in both inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, exposure to vibration moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases and poor ventilation, and oils.

Education and Experience:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to perform the job tasks.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Training in CPR preferred.

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Working Hours: 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM on Saturdays and 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sundays. Hours and weekends may vary.

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.

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.




Position: Building and Code Enforcement Inspector

Salary: $40,675 - $50,844


General Statement of Duties: Performs technical work inspecting building construction, alterations, remodeling, and additions to existing housing and commercial buildings to ensure compliance with building codes.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class is responsible for completing building inspections to ensure compliance with city and state building codes. An additional role is enforcement of zoning, minimum housing, and nuisance abatement ordinances designed to prevent housing deterioration and urban blight. Work is generally performed independently and includes frequent field checks, inspecting work at various stages of completion, reviewing blueprints, preparing inspection reports, and issuing permits. Employee exercises technical judgment to interpret provisions of the NC State Building Code to specific situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the inspections director and is evaluated through spot checks during and after inspections, conferences, reports, and feedback from contractors and citizens. This is a nonsupervisory classification.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Reviews construction plans; authorizes or issues permits; inspects and re-inspects all new construction, alterations, remodeling, repairs, additions to existing houses and commercial buildings; inspect electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and gas piping for compliance with state building codes.
  • Inspect Day Cares, business occupancies, and perform school inspections with county Fire Marshal Office.
  • Inspects businesses applying for ABC licenses to ensure compliance with state building code
  • Receives complaints about defective construction and resolves enforcement problems
  • Issues warnings and stop work orders for construction not performed in compliance with regulations and certificates of occupancy after inspections have been approved
  • Investigates complaints on alleged nuisances or violations of minimum housing, zoning, and other code violations; interviews residents and neighbors , takes photos of property or nuisance conditions, makes sample drawings, and other information to give full assessment of complaint; interprets ordinances when inspecting dilapidated buildings, noxious weeds control, and illegal disposal of appliances, automotive parts, and illegal dumping
  • Advises contractors, engineers, architects, lawyers, and the public on zoning, minimum housing, and other code requirements for existing and new construction; advises property owners of restrictions on the use and zoning of land and property; gives notice of violations, appeals process, and re-inspection dates if violations are resolved
  • Responds to questions from citizens, contractors, and builders regarding codes and compliance processes; researches and validates property locations and ownership
  • Consults with supervisor on enforcement actions through the courts; testifies in court on work performed and interpretations of the various codes and ordinances
  • Perform other task as required by the Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of current city and state building codes, city zoning ordinance, minimum housing ordinance, nuisance abatement ordinances, and general code of ordinances
  • Knowledge of effective oral and written communications techniques when interacting with the public, contractors, and others
  • Knowledge of the purpose and use of common office-based technology such as programs for work processing, printing, and database management
  • Ability to identify problems and errors in construction and procedures for corrections
  • Ability to prepare detailed inspections reports and testify in court
  • Ability to communicate firmly, effectively, and tactfully with contractors, landowners, and the general public; ability to explain the intent of the zoning ordinance, minimum housing and nuisance ordinances, and the purpose of the city’s inspections program
  • Physical requirements - Work in this position is generally light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, perform extensive reading, perform visual inspection of small defects and parts, and user measurement devices.

    Working conditions - Employee is subject to inside and outside working conditions. Employee is subject to noise which may cause the employee to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level and is subject to hazards including proximity to electrical current. Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation and may be required to work in close quarters, attics, crawl spaces, or small enclosed rooms which could cause claustrophobia. Employee is required to function in narrow aisles or passage ways.

    Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and 3-5 years experience in construction trades or building inspections; prior experience in zoning, minimum housing, and nuisance abatement enforcement is desired. An Associate’s degree in construction management is preferred.

    Special Requirements:

    • NC Building Inspector Certification Level I or higher in all four trades.
    • Valid North Carolina Driver License

    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.

    Application deadline: Open until filled.



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