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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: 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: Water Utilities Systems Technician

Department/Location: Water Department

Salary Grade: 21

Hiring Range: $21.50/HR- $32.23/HR D.O.E.

Brief Job Summary: Responsible for the planning, design, programming, implementation, documentation, and maintenance of complex, technically oriented, and sensitive computerized geographic information system. Specializes in one or more functional area of the office and provides assistance to users of GIS systems. Functional areas include but are not limited to System Administration, Programming, and GIS Web Development. Provides direct technical and professional civil engineering support to the Water Utilities Department for all in-house infrastructure projects within the City of Bentonville. Also responsible for the creation and maintenance of the water system and collection system models.

Minimum Requirements: Associate’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science, or a related field AND minimum six (6) years of direct experience working with geographic information systems; or a combinations of education and experience. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within GIS field. Experience in specialized software, digitizer, GPS, printer, copy machine and calculator. Sound understanding of mapping processes including cartographic and geographic principles and equipment. Knowledge of, and experience in, ArcInfo, ArcGIS 9.x, Spatial Analyst, ArcObjects, ArcServer, ArcSDE and programming is needed. Programming skills are desired. If you wish to apply for this position, you may pick up an appliation at City Hall or the website. Applications will be taken until the position is filled 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: Water Dist. Specialist I/II/III

Department/Location: Water Department

Salary Grade: 15/16/17

Hiring Range: $13.53/HR - $23.68/HR DOE

Brief Job Summary: Assists in laying and tapping mains and connecting lines, in setting and repairing fire hydrants, in repairing mains and services, and in replacing new services and locating valves. Installs meters, valve boxes, services, and related work. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: Requires H.S. diploma or equivalent; valid driver’s license and good driving record; ability to use basic hand tools, to operate all sizes and types of standard transmission vehicles, to complete written reports, and to perform manual labor in all weather conditions. Ability to operate backhoes, tractors, air compressors, ditch pumps, and jackhammers preferred. Must be able to work rotational standby duty, and must have telephone for such calls. Must have or be able to get an AR CDL. A complete job description is available on request. If you wish to apply ofr the position, you may pick up an application at City Hall. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, politcal status, disability status or other legally protected status.


Title: Telecommunicator

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.

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: Probation Officer/Bailiff

Department/Location: District Court

Salary Grade: 18

Hiring Range: $17.07/HR - $25.60/hr DOE

Brief Job Summary: Monitor compliance of assigned probationers with orders of the Court. Investigate and document required information for pre-sentence reports. Communicate with probationers outside of Court hours, and with Sheriff’s Department to monitor work release prisoners. Coordinate with Court Clerks to set hearings for noncompliant probationers. Collect probation fees. Be present at all Court sessions to attend to the physical security of persons in the Courtroom, maintain custody of defendants and of physical evidence, administer oaths to witnesses, act as usher of officials and other persons appearing in Court, coordinate activities of Court Clerks and Judge in Courtroom, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: H.S. diploma or GED. MUST BE ARKANSAS LAE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFIED OF PART-TIME II CERTIFIED. Related experience preferred.


Title: Parks Foreman

Department/Location: Public Works

Salary Grade: 21

Hiring Range: $21.50/hr - $32.23/hr

Brief Job Summary: Supervises and coordinates activities of Parks Crew Leaders, Parks Maintenance Workers, Sanitation Workers, and seasonal support workers engaged in developing, improving, maintaining and repairing City parks and recreation grounds and physical structures.

Minimum Requirements: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 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, citizens, or employees of organization. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.


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: Heavy Equipment Operator I/II/III

Department/Location: Transportation Department

Salary Grade: 16/17/18

Hiring Range: $14.63/hr - $25.60/hr D.O.E.

Brief Job Summary: Duties include operating heavy equipment, such as backhoes, bulldozers, front-end loaders, dump trucks, etc., for the purpose of maintaining streets and drainage, cutting roadways, repairing driveways and sidewalks, and performing other related public works projects. Involves running street saw, clearing streets of limbs, hand-shoveling to fill street cuts and to maintain drainage structures, and servicing City trucks and equipment.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. Will be required to obtain CDL within three months. Must be able to perform manual labor in all types of weather. Two years experience operating the heavy equipment listed above is preferred.


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, 31 March, 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, 20 March, 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: City Engineer

Department/Location: Engineering Department

Salary Grade: 36

Hiring Range: $65,770.00 - $111,821.00 Annually DOE

Brief Job Summary: Plans, designs, reviews, and directs civil engineering projects for the City including roads, airports, bridges, irrigation systems, and pipelines. Oversees the planning, design, construction and estimating of current development projects such as major, collector, and local streets, transportation facilities, public structures, and storm water systems. Manages the Construction Inspectors and other engineering support personnel. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the City’s engineering efforts and activities. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) or equivalent in civil or construction engineering and four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five-plus years of progressively responsible civil engineering experience in a management or supervisory level supplemented by college-level coursework with a concentration in civil engineering, public administration, construction management, or other job-related field. MUST HAVE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING (PE) CERTIFICATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING.


Title: Accounting Specialist I/II/III

Department/Location: Finance and Accounting

Salary Grade: 16/17/19

Hiring Range: $14.63/hr – $27.63/hr D.O.E.

Brief Job Summary: Brief Job Summary: As part of the accounting team you will be responsible for handling duties involving the Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable processes. Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: Processing payable invoices and payments related to accounts payables in a timely manner, managing employee travel requests, managing Fuel Card and Purchasing Card Programs, processing accounts receivable billing and generate invoicing in a timely manner, consistently following up on outstanding items and initiating collections. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required, college level accounting classes or Accounting Degree preferred, 4+ years hands-on Accounting experience preferred, strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent Microsoft Office skills, experience with an integrated accounting software (general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc…) preferred, high standards of quality and personal integrity, must be self-starter, good at managing deadlines and able to communicate professional via telephone/email. If you wish to apply for the position, you may pick up an application at City Hall or on the City website. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disabliity status or other legally protected status.