What's happening in the new year for Oak Ridge!
Get Ready for the 2020 Census!
Local Census Workers Needed
The Oak Ridge Public Library will host several job fairs between January and March as the U.S. Census Bureau looks to fill Census Taker positions in Anderson and Roane counties.

The job fairs will be held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 3
  • March 10

Anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in temporary employment with the U.S. Census Bureau can attend these sessions to learn more about opportunities available in the area. Topics covered will include compensation, scheduling, training, job expectations, and requirements.

The City of Oak Ridge encourages citizens looking for a temporary job or additional income to apply. Schedules are flexible and pay is competitive, ranging from $22 to $26 per hour depending on location.

Working for the Census is a great way to support your community by helping ensure that each person is counted.
Apply Now for 2020 Citizens' Police Academy
The Oak Ridge Police Department will be conducting a Citizen Police Academy in February. Classes will start February 25, 2020 and continue through May 5, 2020. Class will be held on Tuesday of each week. Applications will be accepted through February 8, 2020.

Students will learn the policies and procedures of the Oak Ridge Police Department and experience firsthand how the department operates. The mission of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to debunk myths about law enforcement as well as open lines of communication between officers and civilians. Citizens will know their officers and understand the challenges the job brings.
Students will learn through classroom lecture and hands on experience, as well as real life scenarios and role play. Students will also participate in a ride along with officers during a patrol shift and observe how officers provide police services to the Oak Ridge community. Students will be exposed to the same training that all Oak Ridge Police Officers receive.

The academy is open to adults age 18 and up. Selection will be on a first come, first served basis. However, if the class becomes full, priority will be given to Oak Ridge residents. Classes have filled up quickly in the last few years.

Applications can be accessed online, along with the required release form, and printed out at home or picked up at the records division of the police department.
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Now Hiring: Find a Job with the City
The City of Oak Ridge is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Parks Technician
  • Police Officer Trainee
  • Personnel Director
  • Summer Camp Counselor
  • Lifeguard
  • Electric Line Technician
ORFD Adds Another Smoke Diver to the Team
The Oak Ridge Fire Department recently had all three of its Georgia Smoke Diver course graduates working together.

The Georgia Smoke Diver course is a six-day, 60 hour program designed for the experienced firefighter who desires realistic training in self-survival, firefighter rescue, advanced search & rescue, thermal imaging, emergency procedures, teamwork, discipline, team leadership, situational awareness and decision making.

The program condenses and replicates the extreme demands that may be placed on firefighters at any incident. Firefighter/EMT Justin Burch just finished this class and became one of the six Georgia Smoke Divers in the State of Tennessee. He started the class with 46 fellow firefighters and only 16 finished the class.

The City of Oak Ridge Fire Department now has three firefighters who are graduates of this class: Captain/Paramedic Steven London graduated in 2014 and Firefighter/EMT Shay West graduated in 2015.

Thanks to all for their hard work and dedication!
City of Oak Ridge
200 South Tulane Avenue 
Oak Ridge, TN 37830