Current Job Openings

Civil Service Director

Vicki Hatfield
(865) 215-2106

400 Main St., Suite 569
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The City of Knoxville is currently hiring for their Public Service Worker I position. For more information and to apply for this full-time position, see information below. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Monday, February 24, 2020.

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Current vacancies are listed below.

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Assistant Purchasing Agent [PDF] - deadline 03/02/20
Assistant Recreation Specialist [PDF] - deadline 03/02/20
Housing Finance Specialist [PDF]- deadline 02/28/20
Recreation Specialist [PDF] - deadline 02/27/20
Public Service Worker I [PDF]- deadline 02/24/20
Equipment Operator I - [PDF] deadline 02/24/20
Help Desk Technician [PDF] -deadline 02/26/20
Housing Manager [PDF]-deadline 02/26/20
Stormwater Engineering Technician I [PDF] - deadline 02/21/20
Police Officer [PDF]
Police Officer - Lateral Entry [PDF]
Police Cadet [PDF]
Crossing Guard [PDF]
Intern I [PDF]
Intern II [PDF]
Recreation Intern I [PDF]
Recreation Intern II [PDF] 

PLEASE NOTE: The Online Application Tool is UNAVAILABLE from 4 a.m. until 6 a.m. daily and any attempts to apply during this time will result in an inability to save and submit your application.


Director of Transit [PDF] - deadline 03/06/20

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee is seeking a new Director of Transit to oversee operation, promotion and enhancement of services provided by Knoxville Area Transit (KAT). This exciting career position manages a 300+ person workforce and works collaboratively in the community to operate, promote and enhance public transportation. Knoxville is a vibrant, family-friendly community that is a recognized leader in transit and sustainability. Come join our hard-working team! Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Debbie Thomas at no later than March 6, 2020

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The City of Knoxville offers an extensive benefits package to its employees. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers annual salary increases of 2.5%. Employees can choose from several health plans, will receive a Vision Plan, and can also select optional Dental Insurance and Family Coverage. The City also offers a Pension plan and a Deferred Compensation plan for retirement, with a contribution match. Employees also receive Life Insurance, Longevity Benefits, Military Leave, Maternity Leave, Bereavement Leave, a Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, and offers a Long Term Disability Plan. Employees can earn 12 sick days per year and up to 24 vacation days, depending on length of service. City Employees also receive 9 paid holidays each year. The City also offers a Tuition Reimbursement Program. Other benefit information can be obtained by calling the Civil Service office or by visiting the Benefits page.

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? Need More Help? If you need assistance with the application process for any reason or need more information, please contact the Civil Service Office at 865-215-2106, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.