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Employment

The following are current job listings for the City of Bentonville. Refer to "Employment Applications" on the "Human Resources" page under "Departmental Listings" to download an application. You can also pick up an application at City Hall.

Completed applications and/or resumes may be faxed to (479) 271-5913, or mailed to:

City of Bentonville
117 West Central
Bentonville, AR 72712
Attn: Human Resources

For more information, or to e-mail your application and/or resume, please contact Ed Wheeler, Human Resources Coordinator.

The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

Click on the job title below to see details. If you apply for one of these openings, please indicate which opening you are applying for.

WE ONLY ACCEPT RESUMES/APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS THAT ARE OPEN. RESUMES/ APPLICATIONS THAT ARE SUBMITTED FOR POSITIONS THAT ARE NOT POSTED OR ARE CLOSED WILL BE SHREDDED.


Title: Part Time Community Development

Department/Location: Building Inspection

Salary Grade: 84

Hiring Range: $10.29/HR - $14.92/HR

Brief Job Summary: Works in the City Community Development Department handling receptionist duties, greeting customers, scheduling building inspections, answering phones and answering and referring phone calls. Performs other clerical and administrative duties as assigned. Must be able to work up to 32 hours per week. Position is Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM. This position is a temporary position and there are no benefits provided with this position.

Minimum Requirements: H.S. diploma or equivalent, one year of general office experience, and excellent references. Good basic computer and communication skills required. City will train on use of scanning equipment. If you wish to apply for the position, you may pick up an application at City Hall. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.


Title: Parks Worker I II III

Department/Location: Parks & Recreation

Salary Grade: 14/15/16

Hiring Range: $12.54/hr D.O.E.- $21.93/hr D.O.E

Brief Job Summary: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting relationships, work assignments, work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned. Sows grass seed, plants trees, shrubs, or flowers according to instructions and planned design of landscaped area. Grubs and weeds around bushes, trees, and flower beds. Plants new and repairs established lawns. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, mowing, and walls Applies herbicide or mulch to designated areas. Sprays lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides as designated by crew leader and/or maintenance supervisor. Trims hedges and shrubs. Prunes trees and cultivates gardens. Sprays trees and shrubs and applies supplemental liquid and dry nutrients to lawn and trees as designated by crew leader and/or maintenance supervisor. Picks up or carts away paper and rubbish. Rakes and bags leaves. Cleans grounds and removes litter. Digs trenches and installs drain tiles. Keeps storm drains and culverts free of debris. Repairs and paints, benches, tables and guardrails, and assists in repair of roads, walks, buildings, and mechanical equipment. Makes repairs to concrete and asphalt walks and driveways. Repairs fences, gates, walls, and walks. Paints fences and outbuildings. Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, and shears. Makes minor repairs on equipment such as lawn mower, spreader, and snow removal equipment. Mows grass, prunes shrubs, trims trees, and plants flowers and shrubs from parks. Removes leaves and other debris from parks. Drives vehicles such as backhoe, trucks, and tractors. Repairs and maintains tools and equipment Keeps park facilities painted and free of debris or graffiti. Removes dead or damaged trees or tree limbs. Maintains fall surface under play structures. Shovels snow from walks, biking trails and spreads ice-melt on public passage ways to prevent ice buildup. Responsible for working with Parks Maintenance Supervisor and department Crew Leaders to respond to city services during inclement weather events. This position is considered an essential services position that requires work to be performed during extreme weather and in natural disaster events.

Minimum Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Title: WW LAB-TECH

Department/Location: Wastewater Department

Salary Grade: 17

Hiring Range: $15.79 DOE/HR - $23.68 DOE/ HR

Brief Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY This position is located at the Wastewater Treatment Plant under the direct supervision of the Lab pre-treatment supervisor. This position requires skilled analytical work involving sampling and laboratory analysis to determine water quality and provide information for process control. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned. Works with Lab Pre-Treatment Supervisor to promote policies of the City and Wastewater Department. Performs chemical, bacteriological, and biological analyses of municipal wastes, industrial effluents, treatment plant processes, and the receiving stream Follows approved methodology as stated in 40 CFR 136 to satisfy operational and regulatory permit requirements; includes entire laboratory processes from time of sample collection to reporting of sample results. Assists Lab Pre-Treatment Supervisor in maintaining a quality control program; using a system of internal and external checks and controls as specified to assure precision and accuracy of analyses. Performs necessary calculations to determine analysis results and records these for daily report. Maintains an adequate record keeping procedure as specified by supervisor. Performs instrument calibrations and chemical standardization as required. Prepares chemical solutions and reagents necessary to perform laboratory analyses. Maintains inventory of chemicals and equipment. Cleans the laboratory area, equipment, and glassware to maintain a neat and orderly working area, and to assure quality performance and longevity of equipment. Performs basic routine maintenance plant and industrial samples. Develops an understanding and recognizes the correlation between analysis results and plant operational performance; notifies laboratory supervisor or appropriate person(s) regarding questionable samples and/or results. Maintains a basic knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, laboratory techniques, practices, and procedures. Maintains and demonstrates basic knowledge and practical use of computer systems, operating analytical instrumentation, and maintenance of laboratory equipment and materials. Demonstrates an ability to work safely and efficiently, and communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Understands and follows laboratory and plant safety policies and procedures. Reports unsafe conditions. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.

Minimum Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Practical and working knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations and laws governing wastewater treatment. Practical and working knowledge and working experience with computer data management systems. Practical and working experience in advanced analytical and quantitative chemical analyses, laboratory procedures and instrumentation; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must demonstrate ability to acquire and maintain a Class III Arkansas Wastewater License within three (3) years. Must be able to maintain a valid driver's license commensurate with work duties. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, infectious organisms, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Title: Part Time Children’s Library Clerk

Department/Location: Public Library

Salary Grade: 81-84

Hiring Range: $8.74/hr-$14.92/hr DOE

Brief Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the Children's Librarian. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, developing and presenting lesson plans to meet literacy needs of children such as storytimes, library education and summer reading programs, assisting patrons, assisting patrons with information tequests, with a focus on services to children, teens, parents and teachers. A complete job description is available upon request. The part-time schedule is Tuesday, Thursday 4 PM-8 PM and Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM (15 hours / week).

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or techical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Application Process To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional résumé. Completed applications and résumés should be submitted: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 E-mail: lstevens@bentonvillear.com FAX: (479) 271-5913 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or résumé does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City’s Employment site.


Title: Telecommunicator I II III

Department/Location: Police Department

Salary Grade: 60

Hiring Range: $14.71/HR - $25.68/HR D.O.E. depending on experience

Brief Job Summary: Duties include operating and monitoring radio dispatch, telephone and computers systems; receiving, logging and dispatching calls to appropriate personnel. Eight-hour set shifts (days, evenings, nights) with rotating days off. This is a “Night Shift” position working either 10:00PM - 6:00AM Shift. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO WORK OVERTIME AND WEEKENDS IF REQUIRED. A complete job description is available on request. Testing for this position will be conducted on Thursday, 3 August, 2017 starting at 8:00AM at the Bentonville Police Station. Please plan 4 hours for the initial testing process.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent, the ability to make decisions quickly under pressure, to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with good communications and computer skills.


Title: Part-Time Recreation Worker I/II/III/IV

Department/Location: Parks & Recreation

Salary Grade: 81/82/84/84

Hiring Range: $8.74/hr - $14.92/hr DOE

Brief Job Summary: SUMMARY Provides support for all public recreation programs for the City, under policies established by the Parks & Recreation Director by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff members. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned. Assists Recreation Supervisors in developing and promoting city-sponsored recreation programs to the public. Supports the Recreation Supervisor in ensuring city-sponsored recreation programs meet the needs of citizens, groups, teams, and individuals. Provides physical and clerical support for new recreation programs, activities, equipment, and materials to recreation department management, staff, and the public. Supports, performs, and coordinates sign-up activities for city-sponsored recreation programs. Sign in participants, collect fees, accounts for monies collected, and supervises activities for city-sponsored recreation programs. Accounts for and performs basic maintenance on recreation equipment and facilities. Monitor recreation activities for safety and compliance with activity and facility rules. Reports violations to Recreation Supervisors or other proper authorities. Sets up and takes down chairs, tables, and other recreational equipment requirement. Performs basic clean-up activities associated with recreational activities and facilities. Assists the public in gaining access to city-sponsored recreation programs, facilities, and equipment. Performs a wide variety of other support duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None. QUALIFICATIONS 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or GED. No work experience required. Position suitable for high school students. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, write, and communicate to participants and citizens involved in city-sponsored recreation programs and activities. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to perform basic math, accounting skills, and cash-handing skills. REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve basic problems that would be encountered on the job and/or to refer problems to the proper authority CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS None. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Title: Lifeguard (Seasonal)

Department/Location: Parks & Recreation

Salary Grade: 81/82

Hiring Range: $8.74/HR- $13.14/HR D.O.E.

Brief Job Summary: Lifeguard duties at City of Bentonville Swimming Pool, Memorial Park, from You should be able to work as many as 35 hours per week. Preference will be given to rehires. Duties include APPX supervising swimmers, minor first aid, enforcing safety regulations and pool rules

Minimum Requirements: Current CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard certifications. Must be able to work all weekends and Holidays.


Title: Firefighter Testing

Department/Location: Fire Department

Salary Grade: 52

Hiring Range: $12.08/hr - $15.09/hr DOE

Brief Job Summary: This is to announce up-coming firefighter testing on Friday, 28 September, 2017 for Firefighter for the City of Bentonville. Duties include responding to fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls, performing all firefighting duties and advanced emergency medical pocedures, operating fire apparatus, rescue equipment, and all related tools and equipment, performing necessary inventory and maintenance of vehicles and equipment, performing necessary houskeeping duties, ading with inspection and fire prevention programs, and other related duties. Work may be physicall strenous and hazadous, and involves working in all types of weather conditions. Those wishing to take the Bentonville Firefighter Test need to complete and employment application and addendum (located on the City website-(www.bentonvillear.com) and submit the NOT LATER THAN Monday,18 September, 2017. This testing is done by invitation only. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: Requires H.S. diploma or equivalent, meeting residency guidelines, valid Arkansas driver's license, and current Arkansas Certification and/or National Registry Certificationas EMT. Related experience preferred.


Title: Custodian

Department/Location: Public Works

Salary Grade: 13

Hiring Range: $11.60/hr - $18.80/hr D.O.E.

Brief Job Summary: SUMMARY Keeps City buildings, facilities, and adjacent grounds in clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned. Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and vacuums hallways, stairs and office spaces. Position will be at the Bentonville Community Center and it is 12:30pm-9:00pm Cleans restrooms, sinks, kitchen areas, and washing stations. Cleans and sanitizes refrigerators, microwaves, and stove tops. Cleans and dusts common areas and polishes furniture. Cleans accessible interior and exterior windows and mirrors. Empties interior trash cans and garbage containers. Cleans and sanitizes common contact areas including doors, door knobs, water fountains, and door frames. Spot cleans carpets to remove stains. As required, waxes tile floors and stairs. Maintains building by performing minor maintenance, replacing light bulbs, electric clock batteries, touch-up painting, and other related minor maintenance activities as directed. Notifies supervisor concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, and ventilating equipment. Performs outside trash pickup. Responds to emergency spills and clean-ups. Read and comprehend all safety rules and regulations. Read and comprehend all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for hazardous or potentially hazardous cleaning products used on the job. Follow all security procedures when locking and unlocking buildings. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS. Valid Drivers License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


Title: Building Inspector

Department/Location: Building Inspection

Salary Grade: 20

Hiring Range: $19.89/hr - $29.84/hr DOE

Brief Job Summary: Performs inspections to assure all new residential and commercial construction and facilities conform to zoning and building codes and all existing structures, properties and facilities, and their uses, conform to zoning, housing, health, safety, and property laws.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent, with five years in building and utility inspections and knowledge of city geography preferred. Ability to read and comprehend construction plans, blueprints, technical codes and specifications, legal descriptions, and maps. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to deal tactfully with a variety of people, including developers, contractors, owners, and residents, and to provide accurate information on codes in a courteous and diplomatic manner. Ability to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time, and work in all outdoor temperature extremes.