Welcome to the City of East Chicago Human Resources Department web page.

Human Resources provide the full range of HR services to approximately 600 City employees in variety of City departments. HR is dedicated to providing services in
  • Recruitment/Selection
  • Benefits
  • Employee Development / Training
  • Employee Relations
  • Worker’s Compensation
We strive to deliver the highest quality of HR service, and value our partnerships with City employees, foremen, supervisors, managers, interim directors and directors.
2019 Summer Student Employment Program

Mayor Anthony Copeland has officially announced the 2019 Summer Student Employment Program (SSEP). This popular summer program, funded by the City of East Chicago and Department of Redevelopment, will provide meaningful work experience for approximately 100 students this summer. This year, SSEP will be an eight (8) week program starting on June 17, 2019 ending on Friday, August 9, 2019. Participants will work 28 hours a week earning $7.25 to $10.00 per hour depending on the job title. The City of East Chicago is seeking several positions Lifeguards, Recreation Leaders, Basket Attendants, and Laborers. No clerical positions. Click here for more info.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) is to assist the City of East Chicago in meeting the needs of its citizens, by recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and retaining a well trained professional City staff to service the needs of the residents of East Chicago; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence. The DHR is committed to being a continuous source of assistance, providing quality service and support to all city residents, departments and employees.
City of East Chicago Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the City of East Chicago for your employment needs.

City of East Chicago Is Accepting Applications for Police Officers
The City of East Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 – 35 years of age and meet all other basic eligibility requirements. All selected candidates will be trained. Applications are available at the East Chicago Police Department located at 2301 Columbus Drive, East Chicago, Indiana 46312 starting Thursday, January 17, 2019 between 9AM and 4PM. For more information call the East Chicago Police Department of Human Resources (219) 391-8314.

Lifeguard (Part Time, Seasonal)

JOB POSTING 2019 – #2
Internal / External Posting

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lifeguard
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation

OPENING DATE: February 1, 2019
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Reports to: Director / Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

Position Summary:

Maintains constant surveillance of patrons at the pools and beach, and acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency knowledge of Lifeguard preferred.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, and Lifeguard Certification

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and applications to City of East Chicago Employment.

How to Apply
Mail, fax, email, or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.


Ms. Loretta Vaughn
Secretary of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
ecapply@eastchicago.com 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Note: If you email it to ecapply@eastchicago.com. Please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Lifeguard –Parks and Recreation Department.
For example: Michael Phelps – Applying for Parks and Recreation Department

Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and pre-employment drug test. 
The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Water Department Accountant (Contracted)

JOB POSTING # 2018 - 36
Internal and External Posting
City of East Chicago

Water Department

Accountant (Contracted)

Opening Date: January 14, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full Time
Reports to: Water Department Director
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision of the Utilities Director and Manager, performs a variety of complex and difficult accounting, auditing and financial analysis work involving the development and maintenance of accounting systems; reconciles bank accounts, reviews and corrects transactions; performs related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • • Create new utility accounts and charge codes, and set up billing records in computer and in files, etc.
  • • Perform a variety of professional accounting functions supporting City-wide operations; maintain accuracy of general, revenue, and expenditure ledgers and subsidiary financial systems.
  • • Reconcile financial ledgers and records, prepare financial statements and reports, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules research and resolve discrepancies.
  • • Review and audit all accounts payable, purchase orders, cash receipts, payroll, utility billing, and other accounting records and transactions; ensure money is posted to correct accounts and that all accounts balance. Assist with State related audits.
  • • Development of the annual budget; assist in the review and validation of the annual departmental budget; create a variety of spreadsheets, documents, and graphs; assist in preparing the final budget document for approval by the various board.
  • • Preparation of required monthly, quarterly and/or annual state related sales tax and URT (Utility Receipt Tax) filings, as well as any other monthly or quarterly taxes and SRF (State Revolving Fund) related documents.
  • • Prepares financial statements including budget comparisons for monthly presentation to the various related boards.
  • • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • • Prepare a variety of monthly, periodic, and annual financial and statistical reports and account summaries.
  • • Assist in preparation of year end closings and accompanying financial reports.
  • • Utilizes computer software financial and spreadsheet programs on personal computer and mainframe platforms; inputs a variety of financial data; enters budget modifications into the accounting system.
  • • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve issues in an efficient and timely manner.
  • • Provide responsible staff assistance to management staff; perform special department projects as assigned.
  • • Ensures an environment of customer – responsive services, providing customer – responsive service and handling customer service issues.
  • • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
  • • Maintains and enforces all aspects of security and confidentiality of records and information.
  • • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the accounting field.
  • • Perform related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Knowledge of:
  • • Operations, services and activities of a general accounting program.
  • • Principles and practices of accounting and auditing including general ledger, debit, credit, and audit procedures.
  • • Principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • • Computerized accounting and financial systems.
  • • Principles of municipal budget preparation and control.
  • • Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting.
  • • Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
Ability to:
  • • Perform a professional accounting and financial analysis functions.
  • • Complete detailed accounting transactions.
  • • Prepare and maintain accurate financial statements, records and reports.
  • • Perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
  • • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, fax and copy machine, etc.
  • • Maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures.
  • • Examine and verify financial documents and reports.
  • • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • • Work effectively with other members of this and other city departments as a team.
  • • Multitask and perform all job tasks in a safe manner.
  • • Operate a vehicle
  • • Clear a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.

Education and Experience
Education
  • • High school diploma or equivalent required; and
  • • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field
Experience
One (1) year accounting experience in municipal government, corporate or public accounting work involving the maintenance of accounting systems and preparation of standard accounting reports.
Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed in a busy office setting working with the general public.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a fast pace office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, bend kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.


How to Apply

Internally

Preferably employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.
Submit an Internal Employee “Transfer Request Form”, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally

Submit up-to-date resume and cover letter via :

Mail: City of East Chicago
Human Resources
ATTN: Loretta Vaughn, Secretary
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

Fax: (219) 397-5755
Please type on the subject your name and job/ department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Accountant (Contract) – Water Department”

OR

Email: ecapply@eastchicago.com
Please type on the subject your name and job / department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Accountant (Contract) – Water Department”

There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nurse


Job Posting # 2019 – 13
(Internal & External Posting)

Registered Nurse
City of East Chicago
Health Department
Opening Date: July 11, 2019
Closing Date to Apply: Open Until Filled
Exempt/Non-exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular – Full Time
Department: Health Department
Reports to: Health Officer and Health Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
_________________________________________________________________________________
POSITION SUMMARY
Under general administrative direction of the Health Officer and Manager to help patients by providing information, services, and assistance. The clinic nurse position is responsible for assuring that all clinical and patient care systems function efficiently and up to the standards of medical care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Perform clinical nurse assessments of patients provided with services in the Nursing, Immunizations, or STD departments.
• Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
• Promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills, answering questions.
• Maintain proficiency with the childhood and adult immunization schedules.
• Maintain proficiency with travel immunizations schedule.
• Provide diabetes, blood pressure, HIV screening and counseling, lead screening, and wellness education.
• Conduct blood lead screenings and case management.
• Perform phlebotomy and confirmation testing.
• Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.


• Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
• Strong organization skills, including ability to keep accurate records and files.
• Must be knowledgeable in communicable diseases as needed to report to ISDH.
• Provide health education, care management, case investigation, and primary care to the community and/or individuals at risk for infectious diseases.
• Develop and communicate educational materials of a medical and technical nature.
• Secures patient information and maintain patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
• Follows City of East Chicago policies and procedures.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance for health care support personnel.
• All other duties as assigned by Health Officer or Health Manager.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Knowledge of medical terminology.
• Ability to provide exceptional customer service
• Ability to analyze a problem and develop a solution.
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to work well with others (within department, across city department, with public).
• Proven ability to work well in a team environment.
• Ability to pay close attention to details.
• Strong organization skills, including ability to keep accurate records and files.
• Ability to maintain all necessary certifications.
• Ability to present a professional image at all times.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
• Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Indiana

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
• CPR certified
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.
Environment - Work is performed indoors. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace and pressure. Attending meetings outside of regular work hours may be required.
Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work at the Health Department; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to drive; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Vision – Ability to see objects in normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.
Hearing Ability to hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

HOW TO APPLY
Internal
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.
Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
External
Mail, fax, or email cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Ms. Loretta Vaughn
Secretary
City of East Chicago
Department of Human Resources
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
ecapply@eastchicago.com
Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to ecapply@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Registered Nurse – Health Department. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Registered Nurse – Health Department.
There is currently one (1) opening for this position. Candidates must pass an interview, background check, drug test and TB test.
The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Recreation Leader (Part Time)

JOB POSTING # 2018 – 30

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Recreation Leader
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation

OPENING DATE: October 24, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: UNTIL FILLED
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Park & Recreation
Reports to: Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

Under the direction of the Recreation Manage, Recreation Leaders work directly with participants of all ages in a recreation setting; Classes vary form sports, fitness, arts, and afterschool programs. This position will plan and implement activities in classes as well.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Ph (219) 391-8479; ecapply@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for – Recreation Leader. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Recreation Leader - Park & Recreation Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Diesel / Gas Mechanic

Diesel / Gas Mechanic:
Public Transit


OPENING DATE: August 21, 2018
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
Department: Bus Transit
Reports to: Director / Supervisors
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

  • Complies with federal and state vehicle safety requirements.
  • Good communication skills, physical strength and stamina.
  • Keeps equipment and vehicles available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts. Conducting repairs aiming for maximum reliability.
  • Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major components, parts.
  • Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives.
  • Maintains vehicle records by annotating repairs and report on issues.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications.
  • Enhances maintenance department by exploring new opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.

Must possess a valid Class B CDL Indiana driver’s license with NO air brake restriction

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Preferred


Internal

Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.


External

Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Ph: (219) 391-8479; lvaughn@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Diesel Gas Mechanic – Public Transit. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Diesel Gas Mechanic – Public Transit. .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


Treatment Plant Operator

City of East Chicago
Water Filtration Plant

Opening Date: 02/08/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full- Time
Department: Water Filtration Plant
Reports to: Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

1. Process Operation, Monitoring and Trouble Shooting (40%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Operates water treatment plant equipment (pumps, engines, generators, and valves) to control flow and process water,
(2) Monitors plant gauges, meters, and control panels to insure proper processing of water,
(3) Observes and interprets operational variations/problems and makes appropriate corrective adjustments as needed,
(4) Reports significant problems requiring additional assistance to Supervisor and calls out appropriate maintenance personnel,
(5) Monitors process sampling conducted by the Sub-Operator.

2. Preventive Maintenance 10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Conducts visual inspections of all plant equipment every 2 hours,
(2) Initiates preventive maintenance as needed, or completes repair order for additional assistance,
(3) Monitors operation of plant filters,
(4) Drains, cleans, and refills filters on a weekly basis.

3. Record Keeping (15%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Records results of quality control tests,
(2) Maintains shift log,
(3) Records meter and gauge readings,
(4) Provides copies of all records to Supervisor.

4. Public Service (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Receives and responds to emergency calls from city residents,
(2) Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner,
(3) Provides answers to questions from members of the public or directs them to someone who can respond,

5. Supplies Inventory (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Monitors inventory levels of supplies used in plant operations,
(2) Reports inventory needs to Supervisor.

6. Housekeeping (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Maintains clean, well organized conditions throughout the plant,
(2) Requests and coordinates assistance for large-scale cleaning tasks

7. Teamwork (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Works effectively with other members of the plant operations team,
(2) Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government

8. Safety (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Performs all job tasks in a safe manner,
(2) Complies with all department and division safety policies, rules, and regulations,
(3) Identifies and corrects/reports safety hazards when they occur.

9. Other duties as assigned.*
*If “other duties as assigned” are regularly performed or require a significant amount of time, they should be formally identified, defined, and included in the job description.

Successful job performance in the above position requires the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics (KSAPC’s):

Required Knowledge (familiarity with a body of information)

1. Basic Chemistry (chemical symbols, analytical techniques, solution preparation, and calibration techniques).

2. Basic Physics (flow, gravity, hydrolics, liquids, and solids).

3. Basic Math (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing).

4. Quality Assurance Fundamentals.

5. Chemical Properties of Water.

6. Standard Operating Procedures in Water Treatment Plant.

7. Safety Hazards Involved in Plant Operations.

8. Applicable OSHA, EPA, State, City, and Water Department Safety Policies, Rules and Regulations.

9. Water Department Operations and Processes.

Required Skills (proficiency in performing specific tasks)


2. Operation of Plant Engines.
3. Operation of Plant Generators.
4. Operation of Plant Valves.
5. Basic Operation of a PC.
6. Use of Computerized Plant Process Control Software.
7. Calibration of Plant Instruments.
8. Public/Customer Relations.
Required Abilities (general mental or physical capabilities)

1. Ability to Read and Interpret Information and Prepare Reports

2. Verbal Communication to be understood by others.

3. Written Communication to be understood by others.

4. Understand and Follow Verbal Instructions from Supervisor.

5. Understand and Follow Written Instructions from Supervisor.

6. Problem Solving.

7. Mechanical Aptitude.

8. Work Effectively in a Team Setting.

9. Manual Dexterity to Use Plant Equipment.

10. Eye-Hand Coordination to Use Plant Equipment.

11. Lift and Carry up to 50 Pounds Frequently.

12. Climb Stairs Frequently.

13. Climb Ladders Frequently.

14. Bend Occasionally.

15. Kneel Occasionally.

16. Stand Frequently.

17. Sit Frequently.

18. Walk Frequently.

19. Crawl Occasionally.

Required Personal Characteristics (specific physical or physiological attributes)

1. Correctable Normal-Range Vision.

2. Normal-Range Depth Perception.

3. Correctable Normal-Range Hearing.

4. Tolerates Work in Confined Spaces.

5. Tolerates Hazardous/Stressful/Emergency Working Conditions.

6. Tolerates 24-Hour On-Call Status.

7. Tolerates Working in Harsh Weather.

8. Tolerates Wearing Required Safety Equipment While Working.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS

• Preferred WT5 or WT6 drinking water operator license.

• Must maintain appropriate Water Treatment certifications as a condition of employment.

• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Must meet all the following:

A. Education: high school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent; preferably college
B. Experience: Hands – on operation in the class system applied for, as follows:
o WT5 and WT6 or equivalent

**2 years of experience may be substituted by education at the college level in an area related to drinking water.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed outdoors and indoors. Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; shift work and overtime outside regular work hours may be required.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a water treatment plant; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.
How to Apply
Mail, fax, email, or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.


Ms. Loretta Vaughn
Secretary of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
ecapply@eastchicago.com

Note: If you email it to ecapply@eastchicago.com. Please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Treatment Plant Operator – Filtration Department.
For example: John Doe – Applying for Treatment Plant Operator

Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and pre-employment drug test.
The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Laborer Public Works (Part-Time)

JOB POSTING # 2019 – # 06

Labor
City of East Chicago
Public Works

OPENING DATE: February 25, 2019
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Regular
Department: Public Works
Reports to: Supervisor
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description

Under general supervision of the Public Words Director a designated supervisor, to perform a variety of semi-skilled or skilled labor task related to all functions of the Public Works Department.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.

How to Apply

Internally
Preferably employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.
Submit an Internal Employee “Transfer Request Form”, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally

Submit up-to-date resume and cover letter via:
Mail: City of East Chicago
Human Resources
ATTN: Loretta Vaughn, Secretary
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

Fax: (219) 397-5755 OR Email: ecapply@eastchicago.com
Please type on the subject your name and job/ department applying for. For example: “Sue Smith, Applying for Labor – “Public Works Department”

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion
Gender, age genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bus Driver (Full-Time)

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Bus Driver
Public Transit

OPENING DATE: February 27, 2019
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
Department: Bus Transit
Reports to: Director / Supervisors
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

• Complies with federal and state vehicle safety requirements.
• Able to working shift work and Saturdays.
• Requires sitting for long periods of time, ability to kneel, stoop and bend, and other physical demands.
• Knowledge and familiarization with geography, roadways and landmarks of East Chicago and the municipalities we service.
• Inspect vehicles to make sure they are safe for traveling on routes.
• Drive vehicle following a designated route to transport passengers from one place to another.
• Make frequent stops in keeping with route schedule.
• Announce each designation that the vehicle is about to reach or has reached.
• Properly secure passengers with mobility devices.
• Assist passengers with mobility devices in embarking and disembarking from the vehicle.
• Provide passengers with information about routes and schedules.
• Maintains contact with dispatch, reports current location, report mechanical failures, reports any delays or accidents along the route and ensure that any adverse situation is handled in a professional manner.
• Handle emergencies on board and intervene in adverse situations with a view to resolution.
• Undertake other duties as assigned.

Must possess a valid Class A or B CDL Indiana driver’s license with Passenger Endorsement, NO air brake restriction and Medical Examination Certification Card


How to Apply

Internally
Preferably employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.
Submit an Internal Employee “Transfer Request Form”, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally

Submit up-to-date resume and cover letter via:
Mail: City of East Chicago
Human Resources
ATTN: Loretta Vaughn, Secretary
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312

Fax: (219) 397-5755 OR Email: ecapply@eastchicago.com
Please type on the subject your name and job/ department applying for. For example: “Tom Smith, Applying for Bus Driver – “Public Transit Department”

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion gender, age genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

City Planner

JOB POSTING 2019 #15
Internal and External Posting
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City Planner
City of East Chicago
Planning Dept.
Opening Date: 7/18/19
Closing Date: Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular - Full Time
Department: Planning Department
Reports to: Mayor & Chief of Staff
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
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POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction of the City of East Chicago Mayor, Plan Commission and Chief of Staff, develops, maintains, and controls the implementation of the City of East Chicago Comprehensive Master Plan. Promotes desirable, orderly municipal growth and development relating to land use and construction of public facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Serves as staff for the City of East Chicago Plan Commission, the Technical Review Team and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
• Controls the physical planning activities and operation for the Planning Department.
• Supervises personnel, establishes staff requirements, budget controls and purchases of supplies and equipment.
• Researches, develops and proposes current and advanced plans for the development, redevelopment, and / or extension of the physical structure of the City.
• Updates the Comprehensive Master Plan and ensures that current or proposed projects are within the framework of the Plan.
• Provides designated authorities with recommendations; studies technical data and estimates of contracting services required and implements and establishes specific plans.

JOB POSTING 2019 #15
Internal and External Posting
• Informs and submits plans and proposals to City, Regional and State Agencies seeking
their opinion, cooperation, consideration or approval for land use and construction
public facilities.
• Establishes procedures and policies for the control of land use through zoning and
subdivision regulations. Directs or conducts investigations and inspections pertaining to
zoning requests, violations, variances, and regulation as required. Issues zoning
clearances and certificates and initiates legal action when deemed necessary.
• Directs technical and clerical staff in the maintenance of records, maps, files, data and
other related information concerning department operations.
• Conducts continuous public information and educational programs to facilitate
understanding and acceptance of current and advanced planning objectives relating to
City growth, development, or redevelopment.
• Compiles and presents pertinent data and resource materials requested to obtain or
maintain local, state and federal grant proposals, local work programs, etc. Directs
maintenance of records to meet grant requirements.
• Provides technical support to other agencies and departments on planning, business
development, redevelopment and zoning concerns.
• Evaluates planning related legislation and applicability to department projects.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Considerable knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of the planning
profession and development process.
• Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and codes
pertaining to a wide variety of planning topics.
• Considerable knowledge of real estate terminology, laws, practices, principles and
regulations.
• Working knowledge of brownfield remediation programs.
• Knowledge and ability to operate a computer for the purpose of data input, retrieval
and record keeping.
• Strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
• Ability to read, interpret and apply data, drawings and instructions for assigned work.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to operate a vehicle.
• Good communication, organizational, and planning skills.
• Ability to clear a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Master’s degree in urban planning, public administration or a related field and a minimum of
five years of progressively responsible planning experience with a medium to large
municipality.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Certification is required, or ability to obtain
certification within one year.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential function of this job.
Environment - Work is primarily performed in an office setting.
Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in an office setting;
to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch,
reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to
operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including
use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate with others to exchange
information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally required
to lift / carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of
spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or
quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.
Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.
Internally

JOB POSTING 2019 #15
Internal and External Posting
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; ecapply@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for City Planner – Planning Department. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for City Planner – Planning Department.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Laborer (Part-Time)

JOB POSTING #12
Internal/External Posting

Laborer
Public Transit

Opening Date: March 25, 2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Laborer
Department: Public Transit
Reports to: Director/ Supervisor
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
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Position Summary

1. Building Maintenance (30%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Sweeps, vacuums, mops, and waxes building floors as appropriate,
(2) Cleans and disinfects bathrooms and showers,
(3) Cleans windows,
(4) Empties trash cans,
(5) Refills all dispensers as needed

2. Grounds Maintenance (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Mows and weedwacks grass,
(2) Trims shrubs and trees,
(3) Mulches around plants,
(4) Picks-up trash on property,
(5) Removes snow with blower and/or shovel
(6) Puts up and takes down holiday decorations.
(7) Clean and maintain bus shelters and their surrounding areas

3. Equipment Cleaning (30%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Cleans exterior of all Transit vehicles,
(2) Cleans and maintains cleanliness of the interior of all Transit vehicles
(3) Keep outer office area clean and orderly
(4) Keep garage mechanical area clean and orderly

4. Preventive Maintenance (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Learn to safely operate all equipment used,
(2) Learn to properly maintain all equipment used,
(3) Checks fluid levels in equipment before use and add more when needed,
(4) Cleans equipment after use,
(5) Assist mechanic when necessary,
(6) Assist in fueling all Transit vehicles,
(7) Notify Supervisor of equipment problems requiring additional assistance.

5. Supplies Processing (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Unloads supply deliveries from trucks,
(2) Stores supplies appropriately,
(3) Notifies Supervisor of supply shortages.

6. Public Service (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner,


7. Teamwork (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Works effectively with other members of the staff,
(2) Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government,
(3) Attends and contributes to staff meetings on workplace issues and problem solving,
(4) Supports decisions made at staff meetings,


8. Safety (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Performs all job tasks in a safe manner,
(2) Complies with all department safety policies, rules, and regulations,
(3) Identifies and reports safety hazards to a Supervisor as soon as they are detected.
(4) Corrects safety hazards as instructed to by Supervisor

9. Other duties as assigned.* If “other duties as assigned” are regularly performed or require a significant amount of time, they should be formally identified, defined, and included in the job description.
Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Submit your cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to:
Mail – Loretta Vaughn
Human Resource
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Or

Fax – (219) 397-5755
Or
Email – ecapply@eastchicago.com; Please type on the subject line your name, “Applying for Laborer– Public Transit Department”. For example – Joe Smith, Applying for Laborer – Public Transit Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.



Geographic Information Systems Technician

JOB POSTING # 2019 – #8
Internal / External Posting

Geographic Information Systems Technician
City of East Chicago
Planning Department

OPENING DATE: March 19, 2019
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time Regular
Department: Planning Department
Reports to: Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
Job Description
Assist planner, engineer & other departments and staff in their GIS needs. Performs moderate to complex duties in support of City and departmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis, functions, processing, and geospatial data management systems.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
• Analyzes business needs of internal departments to define appropriate GIS products or services; designs and creates maps.
• Analyzes GIS application needs of departments by reviewing existing digital data and manually maintained data; identifies GIS digital data needs; performs complex or specialized data conversions, and determines type of work necessary to complete the project application.
• Designs and develops GIS project application procedures and custom programming as required; writes, tests, and executes those programs.
• Performs moderate to complex GIS analysis and geo-processing functions, including input, editing, manipulation, management, and analysis of spatial and tabular data; maintains data quality-assurance and quality-control standards.
• Performs and monitors spatial database processes, versioning, data backup, security, and archiving; monitors and tests data catalog for accuracy and usability; monitors system performance and maintenance.
• Prepares reports, maps, charts, and metadata to describe programming procedures, data requirements, and software functions.
• Assists with web map application configuration, interactive application development, user-acceptance testing, and training.
• Assists with the automation of repetitive geo-processing and map production tasks through the creation of automated workflow models.
• Organizes data acquisition and coordinates enterprise-level GIS services, policies, standards, and procedures with County professionals and outside agencies.
• Operates GIS equipment, including large format printers, storage media, and viewing devices.
• Assists with updating, revising, design, and maintenance of maps, surveys, plats, legal descriptions, codes, decisions, and reports. Supports in the interpretation, digitization, acquisition, and processing of remotely sensed data, aerial photography, and satellite imagery.
• Researches and collects data from county and non-county sources for applications, products, and services.
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
• May lead project teams and/or coordinate production tasks of other staff on a project specific basis.
• May collect field data using a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other equipment as needed.
• May be required to perform all the duties of subordinate classifications.
• Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, planning, natural resources or related field; AND one (1) year of GIS or automated mapping experience; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests. Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.

Knowledge of:
• current GIS technologies and industry trends
• analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
• visual communication and data mapping theories
• GIS application development, programming, and/or GIS related technologies
• GIS production of complex cartographic and other spatial data displays
• GIS web-mapping applications served to internal and external users
• project management, planning, organization, and customer service skills
• database techniques to process and analyze geo-spatial datasets
• scientific research and data collection techniques
• User Acceptance Testing, metadata, hardware/software configurations, and GIS standards
Ability to:
• communicate effectively by oral, written, and by other graphical means
• read, understand, and apply technical manuals and procedures
• maintain required records and prepare necessary reports
• independently analyze problems and assist others in GIS analysis
• apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to business needs
• learn new programs, platforms, and tools to finish specific analysis and tasks
• complete multiple competing projects and meet deadlines
• effectively function as a team member
• analyze customer needs and business systems
• convey technical information to non-technical users
• train users in GIS products and promote GIS solutions
• work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
• understand disciplines of the assigned department and its divisions
Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Submit your cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to:
Mail – Loretta Vaughn
Human Resource
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
or

Fax – (219) 397-5755
or
Email – ecapply@eastchicago.com; Please type on the subject line your name, “Applying for GIS Technician – Planning Department”. For example – Joe Smith, Applying for GIS Technician – Planning Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


Golf Course Attendant (Part-Time)

JOB POSTING # 2018 – 19
Internal / External Posting

Golf Course Attendant
City of East Chicago
Park & Recreation

OPENING DATE: March 26, 2019
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Part Time Temporary
Department: Park & Recreation
Reports to: Director / Manager
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

JOB DESCRIPTION

Knowledge of Golf preferred.

Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license.

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to Loretta Vaughn, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. East Chicago, Indiana 46312, Fax: (219) 397-5755; lvaughn@eastchicago.com.
If you email your cover letter, resume, and application please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Golf Course Attendant. For example: Loretta Vaughn – Applying for Golf Course Attendant.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.

Distribution Maintenance Repairman

JOB POSTION #2019 – #9
Internal / External Posting
City of East Chicago
Job Description

Distribution Maintenance Repairman
Water Department

Opening Date: March 22, 2019
Closing Date to Apply: Open Until Filled
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Not Exempt
Position: Distribution Maintenance Repairman - Full Time Regular
Department: Water
Reports to: Water Department Supervisor
Note: Operational requirements for the East Chicago Water Department necessitate that persons performing the job of Distribution Maintenance Repairman must be available for 24-hour on-call duty.
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council


1. Troubleshooting (20%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Troubleshoots reported problems with water distribution system equipment (hydrants, valves, main lines, etc.),
(2) Formulates repair/replacement solutions to problems in order to complete the job in a safe and timely manner,
(3) Reports troubleshooting results and recommendations to Supervisor.

2. Corrective Maintenance (20%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Prepares corrective maintenance work orders in absence of Supervisor,
(2) Performs corrective maintenance repairs on water distribution equipment (hydrants, valves, main lines, etc.) as needed,
(3) Replaces malfunctioning water distribution equipment as needed.

3. Preventive Maintenance (15%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on water distribution system equipment,
(2) Inspects water distribution equipment for defects and potential malfunctioning,
(3) Reports problems identified during inspections to Supervisor.

4. Emergency Response (15%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Follows department procedures when responding to emergency situations,
(2) Develops and implements plans for emergency situations by contacting appropriate police and/or fire authorities.


5. Laborer Oversight (10%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Provides direction to laborers performing repair work,
(2) Answers questions from laborers about repair work,
(3) Reviews repair work completed by laborers.

6. Teamwork (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Works effectively with other personnel from the Water Department to insure efficient operations,
(2) Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government.

7. Public Service (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner,
(2) Provides answers to questions from members of the public or directs them to someone who can respond,
(3) Deals effectively with irate members of the public and works to resolve their problem or refer them to someone who can.

8. Safety (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Performs all job tasks in a safe manner,
(2) Insures that safety procedures are followed at all worksites,
(3) Complies with all department and division safety policies, rules, and regulations,
(4) Identifies and corrects/reports safety hazards when they occur.

9. Housekeeping (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Maintains clean, well-organized conditions in all job sites, storage areas, shop areas, and vehicles,
(2) Requests and coordinates assistance for large-scale cleaning tasks.

10. Other duties as assigned.*
*If “other duties as assigned” are regularly performed or require a significant amount of time, they should be formally identified, defined, and included in the job description.

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Submit your cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to:
Mail – Loretta Vaughn
Human Resource
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Or

Fax – (219) 397-5755
Or
Email – ecapply@eastchicago.com; Please type on the subject line your name, “Applying for Distribution Repairman – Water Department”. For example – Joe Smith, Applying for Distribution Repairman – Water Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.



Medical Assistant - Part Time

Job Posting - 2019 # 13
Exempt / Non-exempt: Non-Exempt

Medical Assistant

City of East Chicago
Health Department

Opening Date: April 22, 2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Exempt/Non-exempt: Non Exempt
Position Status: Regular – Part - Time
Department: Health Department
Reports to: Health Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
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POSITION SUMMARY
Under general administrative direction of the Health Officer and Director to help patients by providing information, services, and assistance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
• Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting history summary.
• Secures patient information and maintain patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
• Assumes responsibility for safety of patients and their families.
• Schedules appointments, prepare charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
• Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
• Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
• Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; reporting repairs?
• Performs light cleanup work.
• All other duties as assigned by Health Officer or Health Director

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Previous experience with the Healthcare field and medical specialty
• Knowledge of medical terminology
• Ability to provide exceptional customer service
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to work well with others (within department, across city department, with public).
• Ability to pay close attention to details.
• Strong organization skills, including ability to keep accurate records and files.
• Ability to maintain all necessary certifications.
• Medicaid reimbursement and billing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• High school graduate or GED required. Some college preferred with a course of study related to applied Science in Medical Assisting.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
• Accredited medical assistant certification
• CPR certified (Must obtain and maintain within twelve (12) months of hire.)
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed at the Health Department. Work is performed indoors. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace and pressure. Overtime and attending meetings outside of regular work hours may be required.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work at the Health Department; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to drive; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.



Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year. Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.
Externally
Submit your cover letter, resume and the City of East Chicago Employment Application to:
Mail – Loretta Vaughn
Human Resource
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Or

Fax – (219) 397-5755
Or
Email – ecapply@eastchicago.com; Please type on the subject line your name, “Applying for Medical Assistant – Health Department”. For example – Sue Ann Smith, Applying for Medical Assistant Health Department.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color or national origin.


Human Resources Staff

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Laura Corpus, Director,
lcorpus@eastchicago.com
Robert Johnson
Manager
rjohnson@eastchicago.com
 
Nicole Mika
Benefits Administrator
nmika@eastchicago.com

Elida Ochoa
Secretary
eochoa@eastchicago.com
 
Loretta Vaughn
Secretary
lvaughn@eastchicago.com
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312


t: (219) 391-8479
f: (219) 397-5755

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Duties:

Handle internal & external hiring, assist departments with city personnel policies and procedures, coordinate all employee drug & alcohol testing, Workman’s Compensation, process all employee garnishments, support payments and payroll deductions, maintain employee personnel files & records, provide & process insurance benefits to employees, job verifications, maintain grievances and work-related incidents.