City roundup: Population and HR

By Sadie Hunter

Last month, the City of Noblesville released its year-end annual report. It details major accomplishments by every city department and within the community during the past year. Each week, Current in Noblesville will highlight a portion of the report. To see the full report, visit bit.ly/2lDGclL.

POPULATION ESTIMATE

The city has calculated an estimated population for both the City of Noblesville and Noblesville Township by adding together the Certificates Of Occupancy issued last year, and subtracting residential demolition permits, times 2.724 persons per household.

City limits population increased from 59, 153 in 2016 to 61,054 in 2017. Township population increased from 5,614 to 5,641 in 2017.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Accomplishments and highlights from the past year include: Held a Benefits Fair and seven insurance presentations/meetings for all employees; worked with various department directors and supervisors to develop and implement employee Performance Improvement Plans; developed specialized testing and interviewing techniques for various positions; and created an extensive spreadsheet to submit reporting to the IRS regarding insurance coverage for more than 1,200 members covered under the city’s insurance plan.

Department Full-time employees Job postings Applicants
City Courts 3 0 0
Controller 5 0 0
Economic Development 4 1 95
Engineering 11 2 114
Fire 131 * *
Human Resources 3 0 0
Information Technology 6 1 27
Buildings/Maintenance 5 0 0
Mayor’s Office 5 2 122
Parks and Recreation 19 2 110
Planning 12 1 54
Police 93 3 517
Streets 35 1 101
Utilities 36 5 260

*The fire department hires candidates from a joint applicant pool shared with surrounding communities.

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