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Employment Opportunities

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The City of Jefferson City is an equal opportunity employer, and as such does not discriminate against minorities and person with disabilities.

Employment Opportunities

New Rate for POST Certified Officer- $50,242.50 ($21.75/hour)

Application Period: Open Until Filled

Sign-on Bonus Available!
*TN POST Certified Officer $10₁000
In order to be eligible, you can NOT be a current law enforcement employee or have been employed as 
a law enforcement officer for at least 1 year. Incremental pay will begin on your 6-month 
anniversary date. You must remain employed as a JCPD officer for at least 3 years to earn the 
entire $10,000.

*Non-Certified Applicants $8,000
Non-certified applicants who are eligible will receive $8,000. Incremental pay will begin on your 
6-month anniversary date. You must remain employed as a JCPD officer for at least 3 years to earn 
the entire $8,000.

*If you applied within the past 6 months you DO NOT have to re-apply.

The JCPD is a state accredited 37-member law enforcement agency that provides services within the 
municipal limits of Jefferson City. This is a great place to live and work. Come be a part of the 
JCPD family.

•  Competitive Starting pay for POST certified applicants $50,242.50 annually ($21.75/hr.)
•  Starting salary for non-certified applicants is $19/hour while in the academy. Upon successful 
completion of the basic academy, field training and 6-month probationary period the hourly rate 
will increase to $21.75/hour.
•  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
*FREE to the individual employee
* $230/month for family plan (approx.)
•  Free $25,000 life insurance
•  15 paid holidays which includes a floating holiday.
•  Paid vacation, sick, bereavement, and military leave
•  Overtime opportunities available
•  TCRS state retirement FREE (Legacy Plan)
•  Liberal take-home car policy
•  Officers are required work 12-hour shifts, days, nights (rotating every two months)

•  Accredited law enforcement agency
•  Numerous training opportunities
•  Special assignments such as K-9, SWAT, recruiting, training, drone
•  All equipment is furnished by the police department

Out-of-state applicants are welcome. If you are currently certified in another state, you will be 
required to attend a mostly online transition course in Tennessee.

Must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Tennessee driver's license, be able to pass an extensive 
background investigation, be able to successfully pass a medical and psychological exam, pass a 
drug screen, must be physically fit, never have been discharged under dishonorable conditions from 
any branch of service, high school graduate or equivalent, be of good moral character and never 
have been convicted of a felony, MUST successfully complete the JCPD field training program and 
probationary period.

Applications will be available at the police department, by email, mail, or fax. You can also download from here.
Police Department
100 City Center Dr. Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 475-2002
Utilities Maintenance Worker
Nature of Work

This is semi-skilled to skilled work providing general assistance with the installation, repair and 
maintenance of water and sewer lines, wells, pump stations and appurtenances. Activities associated 
with the job include making water and sewer taps and service connections, repairing and/or 
replacing water and sewer lines, unstopping lines and installing, repairing and flushing fire 
hydrants. Additional activities include performing general grounds maintenance activities, 
excavating and backfilling trenches and installing water meters, fire hydrants and valves. 
Incumbents frequently utilize power tools and mechanized equipment when performing assigned tasks. 
Job responsibilities require experience working with heavy equipment and machinery utilized for 
utilities maintenance and repair projects, good decision making and interpersonal skills, ability 
to follow instructions and consistently adhere to established policies and procedures and 
sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety 
of weather conditions.  Job performance is evaluated by the Utilities Maintenance Crew Chief and/or 
Superintendent of Utilities through review of the quality and timeliness of daily job assignments, 
knowledge and expertise in utilities installation, repair and maintenance activities, willingness 
to assist with work assignments and ability to follow instructions and interact effectively with 

Illustrative Examples of Work

-Gathers tools, materials and supplies for various job assignments and loads into assigned 
-Provides support to utilities employees, including Crew Chiefs, Equipment Operators, etc.  by 
performing any needed semiskilled and skilled labor tasks.
-Assists with making water and sewer taps and service connections.
-Assist with repairing and/or replacing water and sewer lines, manholes and related system 
-Unstops lines with augers; repairs and flushes fire hydrants.
-Operates trucks, tractors, air hammers, tapping machines and other mechanical equipment when 
-Operates flushing, cleaning and line inspection equipment and machinery.
-Performs general grounds maintenance activities; excavates and backfills trenches.
-Assists with re-paving roads including shoveling asphalt, forming and pouring concrete and other 
related tasks after completion of installation and repair projects.
-Loads and unloads equipment and materials and assists Crew Chiefs and Equipment Operators in 
servicing equipment.
-Uses shovels and rakes in tight confined areas not accessible with heavy equipment or machinery.
-Directs traffic around job sites as required.
-Installs and/or repairs water meters, fire hydrants and valves.
-Assists with responding to emergency calls when required.
-Participates in clean up activities and re-sows grass seed after the completion of projects.
-Performs related duties as required.

Necessary Requirements of Work

Graduation from an accredited high school (or GED); a minimum of one year experience in utility 
installation and/or construction; general knowledge of the activities involved in the 
installation, maintenance, repair and/or replacement of utility lines and related components; 
ability to interact successfully with co-workers and the public; ability to consistently adhere to 
daily instructions and make decisions within established operating procedures; sufficient strength 
and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather 
conditions; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience to provide the 
following knowledge, abilities and skills:

-Knowledge of maintenance and construction hand and power tools, heavy equipment and public 
utilities operations and practices.
-Knowledge of proper installation, maintenance and repair techniques and practices associated with 
various utility projects including making water and sewer taps and service connections, unstopping 
lines, operating flushing, cleaning and line inspection equipment, etc.
-Knowledge of utility construction, maintenance and repair projects including installing and/or 
repairing water and sewer lines, installing meters, hydrants, manholes, etc.
-Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around heavy equipment utilized in 
utility construction and maintenance projects.
-Ability to accurately estimate the amount of materials required for various utility construction 
and repair projects.
-Ability to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions.
-Ability to safely use hand tools, power tools and light machinery.
-Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions.
-Ability to consistently adhere to established operational policies and procedures.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
-Skill in the use of power tools, hand tools, and light machinery.
-Skill in the use of motor vehicles.

Necessary Special Requirements

-Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver's License and the ability to obtain a Class B CDL within 18 
months and be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.

Physical Requirements

►   This is heavy work requiring considerable static, explosive, dynamic and trunk strength and 
requiring the exertion of up to 80 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force 
frequently to move objects
►   Work requires considerable flexibility, mobility and speed of limb movement
►  Work requires considerable effort and stamina
►   Work requires both gross body equilibrium and coordination for balancing, bending, stooping, 
kneeling and walking
►   Work requires arm/ hand steadiness and manual and finger dexterity
►   Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
►  Hearing is required to perceive information in both quiet and noisy environments and determine 
the direction of sounds
►  Visual acuity is required for the inspection of small defects and/or small parts, use of 
measuring devices, operation of office equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of 
work, color differentiation, and observing general surroundings and activities
►  The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, temperature extremes, 
bodily fluids, oils and lubricants, noise and slippery surfaces

Department at 865-475-9071. Jefferson City Tennessee is an EOE.

Application can be filled out in person, or downloaded here.