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The City of Carbondale requires employees under levels 1 - 7 (out of 9 levels), to live within the nine mile radius of the center of Carbondale. The employees within the level of 8-9 must reside within the Carbondale City limits.

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For any inquires to check for residency requirements to close to the outside radius, please contact the Planning Department at 618-457-3248.

 

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Engineer I (Design and Construction)

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
August 25, 2017
 
Title:   Engineer I (Design and Construction)
Dept./Div:  Public Works / Engineering

Nature of Work: This is a regular, full-time position in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department responsible for performing a broad variety of engineering, surveying, drafting, design, and computer work.  This position performs work both outdoors and in an office setting.  The Engineer I (Design and Construction) directly responsible to and is supervised and evaluated by the City Engineer and/or the Director of Public Works.

Essential Duties:

1.  Perform duties as survey crew rodman, construction inspector, and resident engineer.

• Effectively communicate and act as field crew chief in the running of lines and grades, gathering of data, measuring of areas and able to upload and download information electronically.
• Effectively and accurately use total stations, optical levels, theodolites, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and other equipment and perform accurate field measurements and record data.
• Perform fieldwork including but not limited to climbing ladders, crossing ditches, climbing embankments, descending into ditches or trenches using proper safety precautions.
• Drive stakes with an 8-pound sledgehammer, carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds for up to as 5 miles/day.
• Upload information electronically to use in the field with the total station or GPS equipment and download information electronically in the office that was gathered in the field.
• Take precise measurements or locate points by the use of total stations, chains and plumb bobs, GPS equipment, or magnetic locators.
• Accurately take and record field data in to notebooks using pencil and paper in a legible manner and in standard engineering/surveying format.
• Act as a resident engineer for construction projects and assure the satisfactory completion of projects.
• Accurately record and maintain construction job records for a project (written and computer).
• Assist in the review shop drawings and technical data to insure compliance with specifications.
• Perform computations in the office and/or field either manually, with a calculator, or by computer, as available.
• Effectively and accurately use and apply basic mathematic principles.
• Assist in the gathering of data on City utilities, which includes removing and replacing valve box and manhole lids weighing up to 125 pounds with a pick or pry bar.
• Effectively use, maintain and clean field equipment.

2. Perform duties as computer aided draftsperson, engineering designer, and office assistant.

• Effectively use personal computers and software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Infrastructure Design Suite, and Geographical Information System software (ArcGIS).
• Effectively use drafting instruments and equipment and basic mathematics related to engineering work.
• Work as much as four hours or more in front of a computer screen or work at a standard height drafting table or desk.
• Discern colored data from a computer screen and colored detailed lines and drawings.
• Assist other City Departments and/or Divisions with preparation of maps, sketches, charts, and presentations as required.
• Prepare colored maps, charts, and drawings for official presentations.
• Make manual and calculator assisted computations in the office or field.
• Effectively utilize filing system methods and indexing.
• Assist with research and the writing and/or review legal descriptions as necessary for easements, annexations, and right-of-way, for review by the City Engineer or City Land Surveyor.
• Assist with the interpretation of legal descriptions and with preparing plats from a combination of descriptions, sketches, coordinates, and written and verbal instructions for review by the City Engineer or City Land Surveyor.
• Perform civil engineering design and drafting on various public works projects including but not necessarily limited to waterlines, sewer lines, pump stations, treatment works, streets, sidewalks, storm sewers, parking lots and other projects.
• Prepare final drawings/plans, cost estimates and specifications for various City construction jobs for review by the City Engineer.
• Assist with the review of site plans for conformance to City codes and requirements.
• Research property records to determine ownership.
• Assist with the review of Utility Work in Rights – Of – Way and Construction On Public Rights – Of – Way Permits

3.  Communicate effectively both orally, in person, over the telephone and by two-way radio, and in writing.

4.  Use tact and good judgment and utilize strong and effective interpersonal skills in interacting with co-workers, members of the community, agencies, and organizations; work effectively both independently and as a team member.

5.  Safely operate motor vehicles as necessary to perform duties.

6.  Work as much as eight hours or more a day out-of-doors in all weather conditions.

7.  Effectively use, clean and maintain office equipment including but not limited to personal computers, calculators, scanners, fax machines, and copy machines.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as necessary to accomplish the mission, goals and objectives of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department of the City of Carbondale.

Work Environment: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors exposing the employee to extreme heat/cold weather and working around moving vehicles.  Protective equipment which may be worn includes hard hats, safety vests, safety glasses, gloves, earplugs, and the like.

Physical Demands: Office work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting of objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended period of time, to operate personal computers, and to perceive and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture.  Work outdoors requires frequent to continuous walking, at times over uneven or rough surface; standing; frequent bending; occasionally lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects between 15-49 pounds and occasionally heavy objects 50 pounds or over.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Graduate from a ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Must have passed the “Fundamentals of Engineering” (FE) examination and be a registered “Engineer-in-Training” with the State of Illinois within 6 months of employment.  Applicants must possess or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Experience with survey equipment, including total stations and optical levels is preferred.  Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, and similar programs is preferred.  Must possess or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license; must pass pre-employment drug screening test and a pre-employment background check.  Applicants with less than minimum required experience may be considered for an alternate position.

Residency Boundary Requirement (As a condition of employment with the City of Carbondale, employees are required to maintain their primary residence within the City’s “9 mile boundary”; new employees have a grace period of six (6) months to fulfill this requirement)

Regular, Full-time Position, Overtime Eligible (some mandatory overtime work required)

Salary Range 5:  (currently $18.86/hour to $26.83/hour); Starting Salary $21.55/hour ($45,000 annually)

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment and resume to the Human Resources Office, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Application and full job description may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com. The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Tara Brown
Human Resources Manager

Senior Engineering Technician

City of Carbondale, Illinois 
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
August 25, 2017
 
Title:   Senior Engineering Technician
Dept./Div:  Public Works/Engineering

Nature of Work: This is a regular, full-time position in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department responsible for performing a broad variety of engineering, surveying, drafting, and computer work.  This position performs work both outdoors and in an office setting.  The Senior Engineering Technician is directly responsible to and is supervised and evaluated by the Public Works Director/City Engineer.

Essential Duties:

1. Perform duties as survey crew chief, rodman, construction inspector, and engineering technician.

• Supervise and effectively communicate with the field crew in the running of lines and grades, gathering of data, measuring of areas, and able to upload and download information electronically.
• Effectively and accurately use total stations, chains and plumb bobs and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.
• Transport or designate a driver to transport field crews to the job site via a City vehicle.
• Perform fieldwork including but not limited to climbing ladders, crossing ditches, climbing embankments, descending into ditches or trenches using proper safety precautions.
• Drive stakes with an 8-pound sledgehammer.
• Carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds for as much as 5 miles a day.
• Work as much as eight hours or more a day out-of-doors in all weather conditions.
• Perform and/or supervise taking accurate field measurements using optical levels, total stations, and theodolites. 
• Upload information electronically to use in the field with the total station or GPS equipment and download information electronically in the office that was gathered in the field.
• Perform and/or supervise taking precise measurements or locating points by the use of total stations, chains and plumb bobs or GPS equipment.
• Accurately take and record field data in to notebooks using pencil and paper in a legible manner and in standard engineering/surveying format.
• Oversee the engineering details of a construction project and assure the satisfactory completion of the project.
• Accurately record and maintain construction job records for a project (written and computer).
• Review shop drawings and technical data to insure compliance with specifications.
• Perform computations in the office and/or field either, manually, with a calculator, or by computer, as available.
• Effectively and accurately use and apply basic mathematic principles.
• Supervise and assist in the gathering of data on City utilities, which includes removing and replacing valve box and manhole lids weighing up to 125 pounds with a pick or pry bar.
• Supervise and assist in locating and marking utilities using electronic devices.
• Effectively use, maintain and clean field equipment.

2. Perform duties as computer aided draftsperson, engineering drafter & designer, and office assistant.

• Effectively use personal computers and software including but not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Infrastructure Design Suite, and Geographical Information System software (ArcGIS).
• Effectively use drafting instruments and equipment and basic mathematics related to engineering work.
• Work as much as four hours or more in front of a computer screen or work at a standard height drafting table or desk.
• Discern colored data from a computer screen and colored detailed lines and drawings.
• Assist other City Departments and/or Divisions with preparation of maps, sketches, charts, and presentations as required.
• Prepare colored maps, charts, and drawings for official presentations.
• Make manual and calculator assisted computations in the office or field.
• Effectively utilize filing system methods and indexing.
• As necessary, write and/or review legal descriptions incorporated in ordinances and resolutions for review by the City Engineer or City Land Surveyor.
• As necessary, write legal descriptions for easements, right-of-way, and deeds for review by the City Engineer or City Land Surveyor.
• Interpret legal descriptions and prepare plats from a combination of sketches, coordinates, and written and verbal instructions for review by the City Engineer or City Land Surveyor.
• Perform civil engineering design works on various public works projects including but not necessarily limited to water, sewer, and street constructions using various design manuals.
• Prepare final drawings/plans, cost estimates and specifications for various City construction jobs for review by the City Engineer or other City Civil Engineers.
• Review construction plans for accuracy, conformance to City codes, quality and cost effectiveness.
• Effectively utilize the County Clerk’s system of recording legal documents.
• Research property records to determine ownership.
• Effectively use office equipment including but not limited to personal computers, calculators, and copy machines; effectively communicate in writing and orally over the telephone and in person.
• Assist with the review of Utility Work in Rights – Of – Way and Construction On Public Rights – Of – Way Permits

3. Communicate effectively both orally, in person, over the telephone and by two-way radio, and in writing.

4. Use tact and good judgment and utilize strong and effective interpersonal skills in interacting with co-workers, members of the community, agencies, and organizations; work effectively both independently and as a team member.

5. Safely operate motor vehicles as necessary to perform duties.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as necessary to accomplish the mission, goals and objectives of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department of the City of Carbondale.

Work Environment: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors exposing the employee to extreme heat/cold weather and working around moving vehicles.  Protective equipment which may be worn includes hard hats, safety vests, safety glasses, gloves, earplugs, and the like.

Physical Demands: Office work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting of objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended period of time, to operate personal computers, and to perceive and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture.  Work outdoors requires frequent to continuous walking, at times over uneven or rough surface; standing; occasionally lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects between 15-49 pounds and occasionally heavy objects 50 pounds or over.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or related field with course work in computer-aided drafting and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position is required; a bachelor’s of science degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for some experience.  Proficiency in AutoCAD is required; experience with Civil 3D or similar programs is preferred.  Familiarity with Civil Engineering terms, procedures and design methods preferred.  Must possess or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Residency Boundary Requirement (As a condition of employment with the City of Carbondale, employees are required to maintain their primary residence within the City’s “9 mile boundary”; new employees have a grace period of six (6) months to fulfill this requirement)

Regular, Full-time Position, Overtime Eligible (some mandatory overtime work required)

Salary Range 7 – Starting Salary $25.18 to $26.34/hour (DOQ)

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment and resume to the Human Resources Office, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Application and full job description may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com.  The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tara Brown
Human Resources Director

Civil Engineer III

City of Carbondale, Illinois
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
July 24, 2017                                                                 

Title:         Civil Engineer III

Dept./Div: Public Works/Engineering 

Nature of Work:  This is a regular, full-time professional position in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for performing Professional Engineering duties and applying land surveying principals as well as assisting the Public Works Director with various administration and supervision tasks within the Public Works Department and Engineering Division. The Civil Engineer III is responsible for all phases of construction projects from concept, field work, engineering design and estimating, plan and specification development and construction supervision and oversight of various projects throughout the City.  This position also routinely works with other City Departments and Divisions, outside contractors, utility companies and citizens to investigate and resolve issues and concerns as well as provides information relative to the City’s utilities, assets, and Right-of-Ways. This position requires considerable field work as well as routine office duties.  The Civil Engineer III is directly responsible to and is supervised and evaluated by the City Engineer and/or Public Works Director.

Essential Duties:

  1. Possess the ability to recognize practical solutions to a vast range of problems relating to the field of engineering. Apply this ability as a Professional Engineer and accurately and efficiently: secure survey data; design projects; prepare plans and specifications; review and seal plans; respond to technical questions; prepare studies, estimates and proposals.
  2. Oversee and supervise of construction of various public works projects, including but not limited to roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, sewers, waterlines, treatment facilities, pump stations, water storage facilities, and land development projects.
  3. Assist in advertising for bids and award of contracts upon approval of the City Council.
  4. Review submissions from developers and consultants to assure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  5. Perform land acquisition duties. Assess project land requirements; develop, obtain and review legal descriptions; perform land negotiations and secure parcels of land for right of way and easements.
  6. Apply land surveying principals to locate rights-of-way and collect topographic data.
  7. Assist in the development and coordination of the City’s Community Investment Program (CIP). Develop cost estimates, project descriptions, specifications, project schedules, and the like.
  8. Attend various community and City Council meetings as needed.
  9. Effectively prepare written correspondence and reports.
  10. Effectively present oral reports in meetings and make public presentations using power point and other audio visual aids.
  11. Effectively read, interpret and apply federal, state and local regulations.
  12. Proficiently, effectively and efficiently use office equipment such as telephones, faxes, personal computers, calculators, and copy machines and small tools such as cameras, calculators and audio-visual equipment. Efficiently and effectively utilize Windows-based computers and software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, AutoCAD Infrastructure Design Suite, ArcGIS, and various other engineering design software packages and the like.
  13. Communicate and interact tactfully and effectively with the public, contractors, consultants and co-workers both orally and in writing utilizing strong interpersonal skills. Effectively and appropriately respond to inquiries made in person, by telephone or by two-way radio. Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions. Cooperate, coordinate and interact in a positive and cooperative manner with co-workers and the public. Use tact and good judgment and effective interpersonal skills with co-workers and the public; work effectively both independently and as a team player.
  14. Develop and maintain effective working relationship with civic leaders, public officials, general public, supervisor and co-workers using tact and good judgment. Display the utmost respect and support for the adopted City Goals and Objectives both orally and in writing.
  15. Safely operate motor vehicles to and from job sites, meetings and various City offices as necessary.
  16. Assist the Public Works Director and/or City Engineer with the direction and coordination efforts of the Public Works Department and perform various functions of the Director and/or City Engineer as assigned or needed in his/her absence.

Other Duties: Additional duties as necessary to implement the mission of the Public Works Department of the City of Carbondale. 

Work Environment:  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors exposing the employee to extreme heat/cold weather and working around moving vehicles.  Protective equipment which may be worn include hard hats, safety vests, safety glasses and ear plugs.

Physical Demands: Office work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, bending, lifting of objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended period of time, to operate personal computers, and to perceived and/or discriminate colors, sounds, depth, and texture. Work outdoors requires frequent to continuous walking, at times over uneven or rough surface; standing; occasionally lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects between 15-49 pounds and occasionally heavy objects over 50 pounds or over.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Graduate from a recognized college or university with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or must obtain an Illinois Registered Professional Engineer license within six (6) months of employment Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of Civil Engineering design and construction experience as a Registered Professional Engineer, experience in Illinois is preferred. Applicants must be proficient in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) and have significant experience in the design and construction of municipal utilities and systems and must possess or obtain and maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license. Applicants with less than five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Professional Engineer may be considered for an alternate position.

Please include a detailed synopsis of your design experience as a supplement to your completed job application and resume.

Residency Boundary Requirement (As a condition of employment with the City of Carbondale, employees are required to maintain their primary residence within the City’s “9 mile boundary”; new employees have a grace period of six (6) months to fulfill this requirement)
Regular, Full-time Position
Salary Range 7 $52,576 - $72,307 (Starting Salary DOQ)


Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment and resume to the Human Resources Office, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application and full job description may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com. The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Tara Brown
Human Resources Manager

 

Community Service Officer (Student Intern)

City of Carbondale
Job Opening Announcement/Job Description
May 26, 2017

Community Service Officer (Student Intern)
Dept./Div.:  Police Administration/Police Services

Nature of Work: The Community Service Officer (CSO) is a non-sworn, uniformed position responsible for assisting both sworn and civilian departmental personnel in the performance of their duties. An objective of this position is to provide training and experience to a CSO who wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement. The CSO is subject to shift assignments and duties according to the needs of the department. Work hours may vary and will not exceed 999 hours per year. The CSO reports to and is supervised and evaluated by the Police Services Sergeant.

 Essential Duties:

  1. Develop a working knowledge of and participate in the enforcement of a variety of local ordinances including those regarding animal control, parking, bicycles and abandoned vehicles.
  2. Handle non-criminal complaints as assigned; prepare appropriate reports and paperwork; handle walk-in complaints and associated reports about minor incidents.
  3. Provide support and assistance to police officers at accident, fire and crime scenes following all applicable policies and procedures.
  4. Provide assistance to the general public; provide information and directions; handle or route inquiries or problems to the appropriate department personnel.
  5. Transport department vehicles and equipment to service and repair locations; deliver and collect a variety of items as necessary.
  6. Provide assistance to the Support Services Division.
  7. Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing and by telephone and radio. Use proper radio procedures and maintain radio discipline at all times.
  8. Assist the department with community relations activities.
  9. Assist individuals who come in contact with the police for “non-crime” related situations, yet who are in need of social service assistance.
  10. Conducts House Watch/Extra Patrol security checks when required.
  11. Use tact and good judgement when interacting with co-workers, supervisors and the public. Maintain confidentiality regarding appropriate departmental matters.
  12. Effectively and efficiently operate office equipment including, but not limited to, telephones, faxes, copy machines, calculators, cameras and word processing equipment and software.
  13. Safely operate motor vehicles as necessary in the performance of duties.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor or proper authority for the overall operation of the department.

Work Environment: Work may be performed in an office setting or in the field, and may require the operation of a vehicle during the course of the work day to conduct field operations, respond to emergency situations, or attend meetings in a variety of weather conditions and in emergency situations. Work exposes the employee to extreme heat/cold weather.

Physical Demands: Office work is usually sedentary with occasional walking, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying objects under 25 pounds, and requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. Field work may require extended periods of sitting or standing, driving motorized vehicles and performing physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, crouching, squatting, kneeling and working in restricted and/or confined spaces. Work also involves perceiving and/or discriminating colors, sounds, depth, and texture.

Minimum Requirements: Student: enrolled in a college/university with a  minimum of 6 credit hours per semester, interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, have or able to obtain and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License and pass a police background check and drug screening.

Student Intern Appointment with appointments and reappointments made on an annual basis.

Part-time (Hours worked not to exceed 999 hours in a 12-month period)
Salary Range 2    $11.06/hr.
Residency Boundary Requirement

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment to the Human Resources Office, 200 S.  Illinois Ave., Carbondale, Illinois, Position will remain open until filled. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com.  The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tara Brown
Human Resource Manager

Car Washer/Detailer

City of Carbondale City of Carbondale
Opening Announcement/Job Description
May 26, 2017

Title: Car Washer/Detailer
Dept./Div.: Police Administration/Police Services

Nature of Work: Wash the exterior and interior of vehicle’s according to the company procedure. These tasks may involve a simple shampoo, vacuum or more specific work like cleaning the trunk, underbody or engine. Detailers work with minimal supervision and are expected to work efficiently while frequently standing and moving. Detailers may be exposed to extreme heat or cold and work weekends as needed. Great opportunity for growth!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Car detailers use their manual dexterity and bodily coordination to perform an array of tasks. They wash the exterior of vehicles using various cleaning solutions, but they may also wax and buff vehicles using cloths and buffing machines. Inside of the car, they typically vacuum to remove dirt and debris, clean upholstery and surfaces, use air compressors and cloths to dry surfaces and apply preservation chemicals to surfaces for protection against spots and stains. Car detailers may use different kinds of dyes, paints and waxes to protect the leather or fabric of vehicles. Some detailing jobs involve cleaning and removing any grease on engines or engine compartments. Detailers also use various hoses and pumps to wash vehicles, rinse and dry mats and polish wheels. Additional duties may include managing and maintaining the appropriate level of supplies. Car detailers might be asked to complete work records, files and reports as well. Detailers are responsible for snow and ice removal from walkways and lot vehicle.

Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor or proper authority for the overall operation of the department.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent GED.  Valid driver’s licenses. Experience in the auto washing or detailing preferred, but not required. Ability to work days, nights and weekends as needed

Part-time (Hours worked not to exceed 999 hours in a 12-month period)
Salary Range 2    $9.23/hr.
Residency Boundary Requirement

Submit completed City of Carbondale Application for Employment to the Human Resources Office, 200 S.  Illinois Ave., Carbondale, Illinois. Position will remain open until filled. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or printed from the City’s website at www.explorecarbondale.com. The City of Carbondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tara Brown
Human Resource Manager

 
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