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                                            310 Nolan Street, Big Spring, Texas 79720
                                        PHONE: (432) 264-2346         FAX: (432) 264-2387
                                                     www.mybigspring.com
                                        Equal Opportunity Employer/ Smoke-Free Workplace

This job vacancy list is updated on a weekly basis and/or as needed. It contains job descriptions for our
current job vacancies. The Human Resources bulletin board is the official posting site for job vacancies.
City of Big Spring Employment Applications are available in the Human Resources office or online at
www.mybigspring.com. To apply for an open position, the original application must be returned in person
or mailed to the Human Resources office. A resume will only be accepted as a supplement to a completed
City of Big Spring Application.

If a Conditional Offer of Employment is made, applicants may undergo all or a portion of the following
testing procedures depending on the position being offered:
o     Drug Screen                                         o       Standard Physical
o     Criminal History/Background checks                  o       WorkSteps Physical
o     Driving Record check                                o       Written Testing
o     Computer Skills testing                             o       Physical Ability/Agility Testing
o     Reference checks                                    o       Psychological Evaluation
o     Credit check                                        o       Polygraph Examination
Prior convictions will not automatically disqualify an applicant for employment and will be considered as it
relates to the job under consideration.

City of Big Spring employees may be required to undergo alcohol and/or drug screening in the following
situations:
o     Pre-employment (drug screen only)                   o       Return to duty
o     Post-accident/Post-incident                         o       Follow-up testing
o     Upon reasonable suspicion                           o       Random Testing (CDL drivers)

The City of Big Spring is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free Workplace. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform non-essential job functions.

We ask that you not contact the personnel responsible for interviewing and/or hiring. Instead, please wait
for us to contact you. Please ensure that the Human Resources Department has your current points of
contact. Due to the volume of applications we receive for open positions, there is no requirement to
interview all applicants.

                                    NORMAL SELECTION GUIDELINES
Once an applicant has completed and turned in an application, the Human Resources Department will
forward a copy of your application to the appropriate department. Your application will stay on file in the
Human Resources Department for a period of 90 days, during which time it may be resubmitted for other
positions at the applicant’s request. Each department will review the application, education, qualifications
and testing (if applicable) of the applicant. Selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview and
his/her references will be checked.

Applicants applying for positions which are clerical or administrative in nature or require the
use of a computer or calculator are required to take a skills test PRIOR to submitting an application.
The skills test will test the applicant’s proficiency in typing, 10-key, MS Word, MS Excel and Grammar.

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                                              City of Big Spring
                                         Current Career Opportunities
     Tests may be taken Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM at the Texas Workforce Network of Big
     Spring located at 501 S. Main Street, Big Spring, Texas 79720, (432)263-8373. Applicants may retest
     every seven calendar days to improve scores.
     WARNING: Applications and all attachments become the property of the City of Big Spring and will not
     be returned. The employment application may be subject to the Texas Open Records Act.

                                   CITY BENEFITS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
     The City of Big Spring pays for full-time employee’s health insurance premiums and supplements the cost
     of dependent health insurance premiums. The health insurance includes coverage on prescriptions.
     Dental insurance & AFLAC are available. The City of Big Spring also provides Life Insurance for
     permanent, full time employees. Life insurance benefits are equal to four times the employee’s annual
     salary. Long Term Disability Insurance is included in the life insurance plan. Employees participate in the
     Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with retirement benefits at twenty years of service at any
     age or at the age of 60. City of Big Spring employees do not contribute to Social Security, instead
     employees contribute to a §457 Deferred Compensation plan (5-year vesting option and nationwide
     portability). Other benefits include:

            §125 Cafeteria Plan                                     Vacation, Sick & Bereavement Leave
            Tuition Reimbursement Program                           City paid uniforms (if necessary)
            Firefighter Pension Commission                          Recreation privileges at Moss Lake and
            Longevity & On-call pay                                 Comanche Trail Park Swimming Pool
            Twelve (12) City paid holidays & fifteen (15)           Wellness Program
            Military Leave Days
     The following is a listing of current vacant positions. The duties listed in the job descriptions are intended
     only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed in the position as
     listed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the
     work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Job Title                               Department                    Hourly Rate        Open Date       Close Date
 Communications Officer*                  Police Department             $11.998           05/05/10        Until   Filled
 Inventory Specialist*                    Purchasing                    $11.422           11/09/10        Until   Filled
 Plant Operator                           Water Treatment               $12.606           11/22/10        Until   Filled
 Animal Control Warden                    Animal Control                $11.998           12/09/10        Until   Filled
 Records Technician*                      Police Department             $11.422           12/09/10        Until   Filled
 Human Resources Technician*              Human Resources               $12.606           12/09/10        Until   Filled
 Maintenance Technician                   Airpark                       $12.606           12/09/10        Until   Filled
 Heavy Equipment Operator                 Streets                       $11.998           01/10/11        Until   Filled
*SKILLS TESTING REQUIRED
**INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY




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                              Communications Officer
                                Department: Police
                               Salary: $11.998/hour
                         FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                      Shift: Rotating Shifts; days/shifts vary

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for receiving calls for emergency and police service from the public
and dispatching appropriate public safety personnel, and maintaining a variety of departmental
records.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
      Graduation from high school or equivalent.
      Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly
      associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
      Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of
      the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or
      having had a similar position for a period of one year.
      Applicants must take the required typing test; must be able to type a minimum of forty-
      five (45) words per minute.
      Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas and a satisfactory
      driving record.
      Possession of or ability to readily obtain TCIC/NCIC certification within one year of
      employment (may require travel).
      Possession of or ability to readily obtain TLETS/NLETS certification.
      Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
      requirement within six (6) months of employment.
      Willingness and/or ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays and weekends.
      Applicants must successfully pass a background investigation including personal history,
      work history, education, arrest record, etc. A polygraph examination is part of the
      background investigation.

DUTIES, FUNTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
      Using a computer-aided dispatch system, receives emergency from the public requesting
      police, fire, medical or other emergency services.
      Receives and screens all incoming telephone calls from the public and other public safety
      agencies; categorizes and prioritizes calls.

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      Determines the nature and location of the emergency; dispatches appropriate emergency
      personnel to incident locations.
      Receives requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and
      warrants, and provides pertinent data.
      Maintains contact with all units on assignment, maintains status and location of police
      and fire units.
      Maintains a continuous log of incoming telephone and radio calls; logs incoming calls for
      all participating agencies.
      Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems.
      Enters incident data in computer, on appropriate form, or relays calls to appropriate
      personnel.
      Establishes communication with emotionally distressed callers enabling help to be
      provided.
      Monitors and routes incoming messages from national and state computer networks.
      Enters and removes information as requested into National Crime Information Center
      (NCIC) and Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) networks, including information on
      missing persons or stolen articles; validates information as required.
      Assists officers by using the TCIC and NCIC computers to run criminal and license
      histories.
      Monitors two-way radio equipment and operates paging equipment and weather sirens.
      May assist with dressing out of female prisoners in the absence of female jailer/officer on
      duty (female communications officers only).
      Assists the public by providing directions and information. Answers non-emergency call
      for assistance.
      May assist in training other communications officers in NCIC and TCIC network
      procedures.
      Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
      Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain
      and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential
      functions of the job can be performed.
      Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local statutes and departmental policies and
      procedures.
      Knowledge of the regulations and procedures of state and national crime information
      centers.
      Knowledge of the operations of a Police Emergency Communications Center.
      Knowledge of the geography and street system of the city.
      Knowledge of the radio codes used in public safety work.
      Knowledge of dispatching procedures.
      Skill in the operation of a variety of communications equipment, including radio consoles,
      two-way radios, telephones and computer systems.
      Ability to quickly and accurately obtain appropriate information.
      Ability to effectively work and communicate with coworkers, the general public and public
      officials.

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      Ability to calmly handle emergency situations.
      Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.
      Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
      Skill in making decisions accurately and rapidly.
      Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Sergeant - Support Services assigns primary work in terms of general instructions. Work is
reviewed for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final
results. The Patrol sergeant on duty may assign specific duties as necessary.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include federal and state laws, city ordinances, state and national crime information
center procedures, and departmental standard operating procedures. These guidelines are
generally clear and specific, but require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of related technical dispatching duties. The need to respond quickly to
emergency situations contributes to the complexity of the work due to the human life at stake.

SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to receive incoming calls and dispatch the appropriate
emergency or non-emergency personnel. Successful performance helps ensure the protection
of community life and property.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, representatives of other public
safety agencies, representatives of service and support agencies, prisoners, and the general
public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to exchange information and provide services. The majority of contacts
from the public are from people who have been victimized or are in need of immediate
assistance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk or table. The employee uses
tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Employee must be able to work in
close quarters, sit for extended periods of time and wear a telephone headset.



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WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is performed indoors in a standard office environment with an occasional requirement
of lifting heavy objects. The employee may be exposed to noise, contagious or infectious
diseases, and potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons. The work requires the use
of protective devices when assisting with prisoners.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None


                               Inventory Specialist
                               Department: Purchasing
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $11.422 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday

JOB SUMMARY
Perform various activities that maintain and monitor the City’s inventory in the City warehouse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
     High School Diploma or GED.
     Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly
     associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
     Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
     position usually associated with the completion of one to two years of inventory control
     experience.
     Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Texas
     for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
     Completion of a computer skills test. Applicants must submit results of Skills Testing
     with the Application for Employment. The skills test can be taken at the Texas
     Workforce Commission located at 501 South Main Street, Big Spring, Texas.
     Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
     requirement within six (6) months of employment.

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
     Assists the Purchasing Agent in the management of warehouse operations.
     Manually unloads and receives merchandise delivered to the City warehouse on a daily

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     basis.
     Checks received material against purchase order to verify the quantity, price, and accuracy
     of received items.
     Prepares receiving report and keys receipt into computer.
     Tags all new inventories and places inventory in the proper location within warehouse.
     Utilizes computerized inventory system to maintain records of City inventory and develops
     reports for the reconciliation of supplies inventories.
     Prepares transfer of material report and keys transfer into computer
     Evaluates inventory levels and notifies the purchasing agent that reorders are needed.
     Reorders inventory when necessary.
     Issues supplies and parts to employees; keeps an accurate record of all items added to or
     taken from the inventory
     Conducts a complete physical inventory count annually.
     Operates a forklift.
     Maintains the warehouse in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
     Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
     Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain
     and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions
     of the job can be performed.
     Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures.
     Knowledge of warehouse practices and procedures.
     Skill in operating a forklift and an overhead crane.
     Skill in the use of computers and related software including Microsoft Word, Excel and
     PowerPoint.
     Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
     Skill in operating a calculator, copier and facsimile machine.
     Skill in organizing work efficiently and ability to work with minimum supervision.
     Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and vendors, employees, City
     management, department heads and elected officials.
     Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Purchasing Agent assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor checks
completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the
final results.




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GUIDELINES
Guidelines include purchasing and material control policy, security procedures, safety
procedures, and City and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally
clear and specific, but require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of related duties in inventory control. Frequent interruptions add to the
complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to receive and maintain inventory for the City. Successful
performance in this position contributes to a properly stocked warehouse.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, City employees, vendors, and delivery personnel.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or
crouching. The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools
or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguish between colors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed in a warehouse where the employee is exposed to noise, dust,
dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and inclement weather.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None




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                                    Plant Operator
                           Department: Water Treatment
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $12.606 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing the City’s water treatment
plant, pump stations and storage tanks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  High School Diploma or GED
  Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated
  with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
  position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had
  a similar position for one to two years.
  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a required state-certified license for water treatment,
  as appropriate.
  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas
  for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
  requirement within six (6) months of employment.

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  Controls and monitors water treatment plant chemicals, machines, and equipment to purify
  and clarify water for human consumption and industrial use.
  Collects representative water samples from the water plant and distribution system. Performs
  chemical, physical, and bacteriological tests to assure water quality and submits samples for
  testing as required by state agencies.
  Determines and adds specified amounts of chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, aluminum
  sulfate and lime to disinfect and clarify water.
  Performs and records the results of various laboratory tests such as pH, alkalinity, turbidity,
  chlorine residual, hardness, temperature and conductivity; assesses water quality and
  determines optimal chemical treatment.
  Removes solids from treatment units and backwashes filters as needed.


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  Maintains the efficiency of plant and laboratory operations including the maintenance of
  equipment, pumps, filters and machinery, testing, quality control, and record-keeping
  procedures.
  Calibrates laboratory equipment and adjusts chemical feeders for optimal water treatment.
  Maintains plant records, including operations logs, daily diaries, and chemical inventories;
  compiles reports as required by departmental policies.
  Monitors charts, dials, pumps, chemical feeders, laboratory equipment, meters, and gauges in
  the laboratory to determine status of various functions of the plant; performs equipment and
  laboratory preventive maintenance duties.
  Reads, calculates, and records water usage; changes charts on a daily basis.
  Fills out pump room charts; files completed charts.
  Maintains pressure and flow levels in distribution system and storage tanks.
  Performs minor repairs, operations adjustments, and preventive maintenance on plant
  equipment as needed.
  Maintains water pumping stations and elevated storage tanks.
  Records phone information about water leaks and reports to appropriate repair crews.
  Reads and records chemical usage, fills chemical feeders, mixes chemicals, changes reagents,
  and changes out chlorine cylinders.
  Checks motors and pumps for excessive noise and temperatures. Reports problems to the
  appropriate personnel.
  Performs grounds maintenance and housekeeping duties as needed.
  May be required to be on call after hours to respond to emergencies as needed.
  Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
  Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and
  demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the
  job can be performed.
  Knowledge of water treatment processes.
  Knowledge of the handling and application of the chemicals necessary to maintain a safe
  water supply and personal safety.
  Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations and City, department and safety policies
  and procedures.
  Knowledge of standard laboratory principles, techniques, equipment, and materials.
  Knowledge of water treatment plant operations and equipment, pumps and motors and
  related maintenance techniques.
  Knowledge of basic chemistry, mathematics, and biology.
  Skill in performing standard laboratory-related mathematical calculations.
  Skill in operating laboratory equipment.
  Skill in the use of water analysis equipment, meters, and gauges.



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  Skill in the use of basic tools such as packing tools, socket wrenches, power tools, and
  screwdrivers.
  Skill in operating light and heavy equipment such as a front end loader and dump truck.
  Skill in the use of grounds maintenance equipment.
  Skill in basic computer use.
  Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Water Treatment Plant Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions. The
supervisor checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature
and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include state and federal regulations and drinking water guidelines, plant operations
policies, supervisor instructions, City and department policies and procedures, and standard
laboratory practices. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but require some
interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of duties related to water analysis and treatment. Mechanical failures and
changes in source water quality contribute to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to operate and maintain the water treatment plant and
associated facilities, including testing, treating, and purifying water for public and industrial
consumption. Successful performance helps ensure a safe and reliable water supply.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, state agency personnel, city employees, and the general
public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, standing, walking, bending,
crouching, or stooping. The employee lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or
equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between
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WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is performed in an office, laboratory, chemical storeroom, and outdoors. The
employee is exposed to dust, dirt and grease, machinery with moving parts, infectious or
contagious diseases, irritating or hazardous chemicals, and occasional inclement weather. The
work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None


                              Animal Control Warden
                             Department: Animal Control
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $11.998 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday
                           ON CALL SERVICES REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for controlling and/or impounding stray, abandoned, or injured
animals; enforces ordinances concerning stray and/or dangerous animals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
       High School diploma or GED.
       Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly
       associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
       Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
       position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having
       had a similar position for one year.
       Possession of a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the State of Texas for the type of
       vehicle or equipment operated.
       Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
       requirement within six (6) months of employment.

DUTIES, FUNTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
       Responds to calls to catch and detain stray, abandoned, injured and/or dangerous
       animals.



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      Patrols the city for and transports strays, abandoned, dead/injured and unlicensed animals
      to the city shelter.
      Pick up/impound animals in a safe and humane manner.
      Provides daily care for impounded animals, including feeding, watering and obtaining
      medical care.
      Investigate reports of animal bites and dangerous or vicious animals.
      Euthanize animals when necessary.
      Respond to observed or reported emergency situations and ordinance violations.
      Issues warnings and citations for violations of state laws and city ordinances; conducts
      follow-up inspections as necessary.
      Write reports and record data on appropriate log/forms.
      Testifies in court regarding ordinance violations.
      Prepares reports concerning animal bites and quarantines animals for rabies observation.
      Counsel/educate citizens and provide information and assistance regarding responsible
      animal ownership/ordinance requirements (leash law, registration, animal behavior, etc.)
      Maintains records of impounded animals.
      Cleans the shelter, equipment and tools on a daily/weekly basis.
      Respond to afterhours emergency calls as needed from the Big Spring Police.
      Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
      Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain
      and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential
      functions of the job can be performed.
      Knowledge of relevant state laws and city codes and ordinances concerning licensing and
      impounding of animals.
      Knowledge of city roads and geography.
      Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other city employees
      and the public.
      Knowledge of the procedures involved in the capture and euthanization of animals.
      Knowledge of animal breeds and their characteristics.
      Skill in animal care.
      Skill in safely handling animals, including those with unknown temperament.
      Adhere to disease management and safety protocols.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Lieutenant – Support Services assigns work in terms of general instructions. The work is
reviewed for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final
results.




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GUIDELINES:
Guidelines include relevant state laws, city ordinances and departmental policies and
procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but require some interpretation
in application.

COMPLEXITY:
The work consists of related duties in animal control. Inclement weather, animal dispositions
and public emotions contribute to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:
The purpose of this position is to control stray, abandoned and/or dangerous animals and to
educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership. Successful performance in this
position contributes to the safety of the community.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:
Contacts are typically with co-workers, animal owners, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:
Contacts are typically to exchange information and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is typically performed while standing, walking, running, bending, crouching, or
stooping. The employee must occasionally lift heavy objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise,
infectious or contagious diseases, odors, inclement weather, and dangerous animals. The work
requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:
None




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                               Records Technician
                           Department: Police Department
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $11.422 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for providing clerical and administrative support to the department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
     High School diploma or GED.
     Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated
     with the completion of high school or equivalent.
     Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
     position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having
     had a similar position for one to two years.
     Possession of a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the State of Texas for the type of
     vehicle or equipment operated.
     Completion of a computer skills test PRIOR to submitting application. Applicants must
     submit results of Skills Testing with Application for Employment. Skills test can
     be taken at the Texas Workforce Commission located at 501 S. Main Street.
     Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
     requirement within six (6) months of employment.

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
     Enters data from incident and accident reports to the records management computer
     system; updates files as supplementary information becomes available.
     Assists the general public; makes copies of reports, collects fees, answers inquiries and
     directs visitors.
     Tracks, verifies, reports, and corrects the accuracy and completeness of various police
     reports.
     Maintains files and distributes police records, offense reports, accident reports, arrest
     sheets, End of Month reports, certificates, dispositions, obituaries, and UCR reports.
     Assists Animal Control Officers by answering telephone, relaying calls to field and
     answering inquiries in person or via telephone.



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     Receives monies for payment of various fines and fees including pet redemption, pet
     adoption, and pet tags/licenses.
     Balances a cash drawer; prepares bank deposits as necessary.
     Types and files various correspondence and reports.
     Registers sex offenders for the City of Big Spring.
     Prepares and responds to open records requests.
     Maintains web site for Animal Control department.
     Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
     Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain
     and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions
     of the job can be performed.
     Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
     Knowledge of regulations and procedures of state and national crime information centers.
     Knowledge of applicable federal and state statutes, city ordinances, and city, department
     and safety policies and procedures.
     Skill in data entry.
     Skill in maintaining records.
     Skill in file management and basic bookkeeping.
     Skill in operating various office equipment including a computer using police software,
     typewriter, calculator, copier, facsimile machine and a two-way radio.
     Skill in dealing with the public.
     Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Lieutenant – Support Services assigns work in terms of general instructions. Completed
work is checked for accuracy, compliance with procedures, and the nature and propriety of the
final results.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include standard operating procedures, department rules and regulations, City
policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal regulations governing privacy and the
release of information and supervisor instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and
specific, but require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of related clerical duties. Numerous interruptions contribute to the
complexity of the work.



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SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and administrative support to the Police
Department. Successful performance contributes to the accuracy of administrative records,
facilitates further work processes within the system and presents a positive image of the
department.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other City employees, other law enforcement agency
personnel, attorneys, media representatives, insurance agencies, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk of table, with intermittent standing,
walking and occasional bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light
and heavy objects and climbs ladders.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None


                       Human Resources Technician
                           Department: Human Resources
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $12.606 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to the Human
Resources Department and assisting in the provision of personnel services to the city.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
       High School diploma or GED.
       Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly
       associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.


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      Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
      position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having
      had a similar position for one to two years.
      Possession of a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the State of Texas for the type of
      vehicle or equipment operated.
      Completion of a computer skills test PRIOR to submitting application. Applicants must
      submit results of Skills Testing with Application for Employment. Skills test can
      be taken at the Texas Workforce Commission located at 501 S. Main Street.
      Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
      requirement within six (6) months of employment.

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
      Performs receptionist duties; answers the telephone, takes citizen complaints, receives
      calls for office staff, relays messages, or transfers calls to other departments and prepares
      checks for distribution.
      Assists with hiring process; updates job descriptions, posts and advertises job openings,
      schedules interviews, sends rejection letters and maintains applicant files.
      Conducts pre-employment screening and testing including driver’s license checks,
      conducts background/criminal checks and schedules physicals and drug screens.
      Processes incoming and outgoing mail for the entire City; processes the monthly
      departmental postage charge report and maintains postages supplies.
      Provides secretarial and administrative support to the Director by typing memoranda,
      reports, and correspondence; maintains department files.
      Processes purchase orders including typing requisitions, obtaining purchase order
      numbers, coding and assigning account numbers, recording to appropriate budget and
      maintaining files.
      Accepts all applications, scans them and sends them via email to the appropriate
      supervisors.
      Conducts annual driver’s license checks and criminal history checks on all City employees.
      Maintains inventory of office supplies (ink, toner, stationary, boxes, envelops, etc.)
      Coordinates employee recognition programs.
      Assists and/or coordinates employee training sessions.
      Conducts research and gathers information as requested by the Director.
      Performs scanning of approved documents and reports into the City’s document imaging
      system.
      Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
      Knowledge of modern office procedures.
      Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations pertaining to Human Resource
      Management.
      Knowledge of City, department and policies, and procedures.
      Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices.
      Knowledge of computerized systems for the maintenance of financial records.

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       Skill in prioritizing and organizing tasks/projects.
       Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
       Skill in data entry.
       Skill in the use of human resource software.
       Skill in utilizing office equipment such as a computer and standard business software,
       typewriter, calculator, copier, postage machine and facsimile machine.
       Skill in interpersonal relations.
       Skill in dealing with the public.
       Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Director assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. Completed work is
checked for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final
results.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include state and federal laws pertaining to Human Resource management,
supervisor instructions and City and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are
generally clear and specific, but require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of related administrative and secretarial duties. Frequent interruptions and
the variety of duties contribute to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to provide secretarial support to the Human Resources
Department and assist in the hiring process. Successful performance helps ensure the
efficiency of the department and promotes a positive image of the City.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other City employees, employment applicants, insurance
representatives, vendors, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide
services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee occasionally lifts
light objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed in an office.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None

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                              Maintenance Technician
                                 Department: Airpark
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $12.606 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for inspecting and maintaining the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark
facilities, grounds and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
      High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience.
      Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly
      associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
      Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
      position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having
      had a similar position for one to two years.
      Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of
      Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
      Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid State of Texas Electrical Class C License.
      Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
      requirement within six (6) months of employment.

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITES
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
      Inspects airport facilities and areas surrounding the airport for safety and reports any
      existing hazards.
      Repairs airport lighting (e.g., beacon, wind tee, and obstruction lights).
      Maintains and repairs facilities, including electrical work, painting, plumbing, welding and
      structural repairs.
      Operates a bucket truck, backhoe, and dump truck.
      Maintains Airpark grounds by cutting grass, trimming trees, and landscaping.
      Performs electrical work for other city departments as needed.
      May serve as lead worker in absence of supervisor.
      May be on call after hours to responding to emergency situations.
      Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
      Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain
      and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential
      functions of the job can be performed.
      Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance methods and practices.
      Knowledge of airport maintenance standards and safety.

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      Knowledge of departmental, City and safety rules and regulations.
      Knowledge of FAA, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to airport safety.
      Knowledge of electrical repairs and safety.
      Knowledge of airport lighting and electrical systems.
      Knowledge of technical manuals and manufacturers' equipment specifications.
      Skill in basic mathematical calculations.
      Skill in painting, structural and plumbing repairs.
      Skill in operating heavy equipment such as bucket truck, backhoe, and dump truck.
      Skill in operating ground maintenance equipment such as mowers, trimmers and
      chainsaws.
      Skill in operating test equipment, small hand tools and two-way radios.
      Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROL
The Airpark Maintenance Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions.
Completed work is checked for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the
final results.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include operations manuals and Federal Aviation Administration, state, and local
safety rules and regulations, and supervisor instructions. These guidelines are generally clear
and specific but require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of related duties in airport, building and grounds maintenance. Mechanical
failures and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to maintain the Airpark facilities, grounds and equipment. The
effect of this work is a safe and well-kept facility. Errors may result in injury to self/others, a
poorly maintained airport, damage to aircraft, and a poor public image.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, electricians, tenants, pilots, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically for exchanging information, resolving problems and providing services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work involves sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, crouching, climbing, the use of
tools requiring a high degree of dexterity, the need to distinguish between shades of color, and
the occasional lifting of light and heavy objects.




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WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a stockroom, warehouse, or outdoors where the incumbent may be
exposed to inclement weather, noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. The
employee is required to use protective devices such as masks, goggles, and gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None


                         Heavy Equipment Operator
                                 Department: Streets
                          FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
                          Starting Salary: $11.998 per hour
                            Shift: Monday through Friday

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for operating a variety of heavy construction and street maintenance
equipment to produce a finished product to required standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
     High School Diploma or GED.
     Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations at a level commonly
     associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
     Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the
     position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or one year
     of experience in maintenance and/or construction, including the operation of heavy duty
     equipment.
     Possession of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with N endorsement issued by
     the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
     Possession of or ability to readily obtain a state-certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s
     License.
     Must live within a thirty (30) minute travel time from workstation or be able to meet this
     requirement within six (6) months of employment.

MAJOR DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the
following. Other related duties may be assigned.
     Skillfully operates a variety of light and heavy equipment engaged on road construction:
     motor grader, bulldozer, trencher, dump truck, backhoe, front-end loader, excavator, roller,
     tractor, and mower; operates other light-weight and heavy duty equipment necessary for
     the accomplishment of various department projects.
     Inspects equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in proper operating condition.
     Performs preventative vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair duties such as
     lubricating, greasing, and checking belts, hoses, air, oil, gas, and other fluids to ensure


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     proper operating conditions; makes appropriate adjustments and reports any malfunctions
     and repair requirements to the supervisor.
     Operates a two-way radio.
     Loads dump truck to haul rock, dirt, mulch, asphalt and other materials to or from various
     work sites.
     Fills and repairs roads and road shoulders; performs ditch/drainage construction, repair
     and cleaning.
     Performs traffic control set up at the job site to ensure a safe working environment, places
     and gathers cones, flags, sets out traffic signs, etc.
     Performs general road maintenance/manual labor tasks as required. Work includes street
     reconstruction, installation of guard rails, mowing rights-of-way, cleaning and maintaining
     streets and drainage ditches, pouring, spreading, and leveling asphalt, concrete, and
     gravel.
     Applies pesticide and herbicide.
     May be on call after hours to respond to emergency situations.
     Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
     Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain
     and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions
     of the job can be performed.
     Knowledge of the provisions relating to the operation of motorized equipment on public
     streets and highways.
     Knowledge of how to operate and perform minor maintenance on assigned equipment.
     Knowledge of City, department and safety rules and regulations.
     Knowledge of City geography, including streets and rights-of-way.
     Skill in defensive driving techniques.
     Must demonstrate skill and experience in the proper operation of a variety of heavy and
     light equipment, with the safety practices in the operating of that equipment and two way
     radios.
     Skill in using various hand and power tools.
     Skill in performing road construction and maintenance duties.
     Skill in pesticide and herbicide application.
     Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions.
     Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other employees.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The Street Maintenance Supervisor assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions.
The supervisor reviews work in progress and upon completion for compliance with established
procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES
Guidelines include City and department policies and procedures, safety guidelines, traffic laws,
and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but require
some interpretation in application.



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COMPLEXITY
The work consists of related duties in heavy equipment operation. Inclement weather,
equipment failure, and heavy traffic contribute to the complexity of the work.

SCOPE AND EFFECT
The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment used in street repair and
maintenance. Successful performance helps ensure streets, drainage ditches, and rights-of-way
are safe and properly maintained.

PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other City employees, and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are typically to exchange information and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is typically performed while sitting in a vehicle for extended periods of time, with
intermittent standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts
light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of
dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt,
grease, machinery with moving parts, and inclement weather. The work may require the use of
protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
None

  These job descriptions are intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty
 required of the positions listed and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties
 and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way
   modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under
 supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to execute other duties
                    not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.


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