City of Knoxville
Tennessee

Ordinance
O-65-2018

An Ordinance to amend Sections 2-447, 2-450, 2-458, and 2-459 of the Knoxville City Code to adjust the City of Knoxville's classification and compensation plans for general government, police, and fire employees.

Information

Department:Civil ServiceSponsors:
Category:City Code Amendment

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Body

COUNCIL DISTRICT(S) AFFECTED

N/A

BACKGROUND

Section 2-447 Summary of Changes

Due to decreased response rates on the annual salary survey due to the frequency with which the survey is sent to peers, this ordinance changes the requirement that the survey be done annually to require that the survey be done “every three (3) years.” This is still more specific than the Charter requirement Article X. Personnel System and Civil Service, 1010. Compensation Plan that requires the survey to be done “periodically.” Extending the time between surveys allows more time between surveys in order to obtain better response rates and better data.

 

Section 2-450 Summary of Changes

Following the completion of the 2017-2018 Salary Survey, this ordinance raises the midpoints of all pay grades in General Government by 3% and adjusts the minimums and maximums accordingly.

 

General Government

 

Current

 

Proposed

Grade

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

 

Grade

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

1

$23,302

$27,962

$32,623

 

1

$24,001

$28,801

$33,601

2

$25,557

$30,865

$36,173

 

2

$26,328

$31,791

$37,254

3

$26,766

$32,530

$38,295

 

3

$27,566

$33,506

$39,446

4

$29,478

$36,055

$42,631

 

4

$30,365

$37,137

$43,908

5

$32,591

$40,112

$47,633

 

5

$33,562

$41,315

$49,068

6

$36,165

$44,790

$53,414

 

6

$37,250

$46,134

$55,018

7

$42,205

$52,594

$62,983

 

7

$43,477

$54,172

$64,867

8

$45,044

$56,478

$67,913

 

8

$46,389

$58,172

$69,955

9

$49,107

$61,951

$74,794

 

9

$50,582

$63,810

$77,037

10

$54,233

$68,834

$83,436

 

10

$55,870

$70,899

$85,928

11

$63,158

$80,648

$98,138

 

11

$65,049

$83,067

$101,086

12

$69,587

$89,392

$109,198

 

12

$71,681

$92,074

$112,467

13

$79,260

$102,429

$125,597

 

13

$81,626

$105,502

$129,378

14

$90,609

$117,792

$144,976

 

14

$93,328

$121,326

$149,324

 

This ordinance creates five (5) new General Government job classifications:

 

Job Code

Job Title

Pay Grade

4080

Assistant Aquatics Specialist Under direction, assists Aquatics Specialist with the operation of the swimming pools operated by the Parks and Recreation Department.

4

4082

Parks & Recreation Planning & Safety Coordinator Under direction,  responsible for providing administrative services, relative to Safety & Health, Training, project management and other administrative functions.

8

5001

Streetlight Systems Manager Under general supervision, performs work involving the planning, coordination, and administration of all tasks associated with the design, installation, repair, modification, maintenance, and control of the streetlight system, including streetlights and related equipment.

11

7071

Garage Service Coordinator Under general supervision, schedules maintenance and repair work on motor vehicles and equipment and oversees operations in the Fleet Services Heavy Equipment Shop office and parts room.

7

6026

Development Services Coordinator Under administrative direction, performs work of considerable difficulty in assisting the Deputy Director of Plans Review and Building Inspections and Neighborhood Codes in coordinating personnel and systems to maximize efficiency and effectiveness to the benefit of Knoxville customers.

9

 

 

This ordinance also reallocates five (5) job classifications in General Government:

 

Job Code

Job Title

Current Pay Grade

Proposed Pay Grade

7023

Semi Truck Driver

4

5

2194

Economic and Community Development Project Manager

8

9

4026

Coordinator of Athletic Officials

5

6

3023

Payroll Administrator

6

7

3060

Purchasing Agent

10

11

 

 

 

This ordinance also retitles eleven (11) job classifications in General Government:

 

Job Code

Current Job Title

New Job Title

4010

Recreation Center Leader

Recreation Specialist

4012

Recreation Center Leader, Senior

Recreation Specialist, Senior

4100

Assistant Recreation Program Specialist General

Assistant Recreation Specialist

4085

Recreation Program Specialist Adaptive

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

4086

Recreation Program Specialist Arts & Crafts

Arts Specialist

4092

Recreation Program Specialist Arts & Crafts, Senior

Arts Specialist, Senior

4089

Recreation Program Specialist Dance

Recreation Specialist

4081

Recreation Area Supervisor

Recreation Supervisor

4026

Coordinator of Athletic Officials

Athletic Officials Coordinator

2070

Information Systems Director

Information Technology Director

2068

Information Systems Deputy Director

Information Technology Deputy Director

 

 

This ordinance also eliminates thirteen (13) job classifications that are no longer used:

 

Job Code

Current Job Title

4027

Senior Aide Program Coordinator

4016

Parks & Recreation Field Maintenance Coordinator

4095

Assistant Recreation Program Specialist Boxing

4098

Assistant Recreation Program Specialist Music

4087

Recreation Program Specialist Boxing

4084

Recreation Program Specialist Music

4017

Golf Course Coordinator

4104

Job Developer Senior Aides

9042

Family Justice Center Assistant

9011

Family Justice Center Victim Services Advocate

9010

Family Justice Center Program Manager

9012

Family Justice Center State TA Coordinator

9033

Family Justice Center Executive Director

 

 

This ordinance also corrects one job code:

 

Current Job Code

New Job Code

Title

5157

5158

Liability Coordinator

 

 

Section 2-458 Summary of Changes

Following the completion of the 2017-2018 Salary Survey, this ordinance raises Firefighter Recruit by 10% and raises the midpoints of all other ranks by 3% and adjusts the minimums and maximums accordingly.

 

Current

 

Proposed

Rank

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

 

Rank

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

FF RECRUIT

$31,382

 

 

 

FF RECRUIT

$34,520

 

 

Firefighter

$35,824

$42,094

$48,363

 

Firefighter

$36,899

$43,357

$49,814

Senior Firefighter

$40,052

$47,061

$54,070

 

Senior Firefighter

$41,253

$48,473

$65,438

Master Firefighter

$44,251

$51,995

$59,739

 

Master Firefighter

$45,579

$53,555

$72,299

Fire Officer

$53,348

$63,484

$73,620

 

Fire Officer

$54,948

$65,389

$75,829

Fire Assistant Chief

$63,526

$76,549

$89,572

 

Fire Assistant Chief

$65,432

$78,845

$92,259

Fire Asst. Chief, Sr.

$70,436

$85,580

$100,723

 

Fire Asst. Chief, Sr.

$72,549

$88,147

$103,745

Fire Deputy Chief

$74,920

$92,151

$109,383

 

Fire Deputy Chief

$77,167

$94,916

$112,664

 

 

Section 2-459 Summary of Changes

Following the completion of the 2017-2018 Salary Survey, this ordinance raises Police Officer Recruit by 10%, raises the midpoint of Police Officer by 6% and raises the midpoints of all other ranks by 3% and adjusts the minimums and maximums accordingly.

 

Current

 

Proposed

Rank

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

 

Rank

Minimum

Midpoint

Maximum

PO Recruit

$31,975

 

 

 

PO Recruit

$35,173

 

 

PO

$35,035

$41,166

$47,298

 

PO

$37,137

$43,636

$50,135

PO I

$37,583

$44,160

$50,737

 

PO I

$38,710

$45,485

$52,259

PO II

$39,949

$46,940

$53,932

 

PO II

$41,147

$48,348

$55,549

PO III

$42,346

$49,756

$57,167

 

PO III

$43,616

$51,249

$58,881

PO IV

$44,886

$52,741

$60,596

 

PO IV

$46,233

$54,323

$62,414

Sergeant

$48,706

$57,940

$67,174

 

Sergeant

$50,150

$59,678

$69,207

Lieutenant

$56,564

$68,068

$79,572

 

Lieutenant

$58,183

$70,110

$82,037

Captain

$65,105

$79,262

$93,420

 

Captain

$67,193

$81,640

$96,086

Deputy Chief

$79,253

$97,624

$115,994

 

Deputy Chief

$81,750

$100,553

$119,355

 

OPTIONS

N/A

RECOMMENDATION

Civil Service recommends passage of this ordinance in order to make the City's classification and compensation structure more effective and competitive.

 

ESTIMATED PROJECT SCHEDULE

N/A

PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW

N/A

FISCAL INFORMATION

Structure adjustments require that any employees below a new minimum for their pay grade be adjusted to the new minimum. This cost has been included by Finance in the budget ordinance.

 

Meeting History

May 8, 2018 6:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Discussion:

Council Member Wallace and Vicki Hatfield, Director of Civil Service

RESULT:APPROVED ON FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]Next: 5/22/2018 6:00 PM
MOVER:George C. Wallace, At-Large Seat A
SECONDER:Stephanie Welch, First District
AYES:Mark Campen, Gwen McKenzie, Lauren Rider, Andrew Roberto, Finbarr Saunders, Seema Singh, Marshall Stair, George C. Wallace, Stephanie Welch
May 22, 2018 6:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Finbarr Saunders, Vice-Mayor, At-Large Seat C
SECONDER:Stephanie Welch, First District
AYES:Mark Campen, Gwen McKenzie, Lauren Rider, Andrew Roberto, Finbarr Saunders, Seema Singh, Marshall Stair, George C. Wallace, Stephanie Welch