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Welcome to the Town of Smithfield's Employment center. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

Town Planner

Position Posted:    June 4, 2021

Position Closes:     Open Until Filled (First review of applications on June 18, 2021)

Starting Salary:      $40,728

Status:                    Full-Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development & Planning, assists with the daily operations of the planning department and zoning ordinance enforcement. Duties include reviewing site plans, subdivision plans and plats for compliance with planning and zoning standards, ordinance and regulations. Assisting property owners and other parties with planning and zoning related issues. Assisting, when necessary, the Planning Technician/Code Compliance Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Reviews site plans, subdivision plans and plats for compliance with related ordinances, regulations and standards, and coordination with other reviewing agencies.
  • Coordinates with the Treasurer’s Department to ensure business license fees are paid, prior to issuing zoning permits.
  • Assists, when necessary, the Planning Technician/Code Compliance Officer.
  • Mails public notices to property owners concerning public hearings.
  • Creates site maps on GIS, assists in maintenance of layers and data base.
  • Coordinates GIS data mapping and addresses with Isle of Wight County and assists with creating zoning distribution maps and future land use maps.
  • Writes zoning certification letters to property owners regarding property status.
  • Issues zoning verifications for all new proposed businesses.
  • Meets with and responds to questions/requests from the public, property owners, applicants, developers, and other interested parties regarding planning and zoning issues.
  • Researches property information; creates and maintains property files.
  • Enters data into zoning permit databases and maintains files in automated information system.
  • Assists with updating and amending ordinance and comprehensive plan documents.
  • Assists Director of Community Development & Planning with special projects, assignments and research.
  • Serves as secretary of the Board of Historic & Architectural Review.
  • Attends meetings, including the Planning Commission, and Town Council (when applicable).
  • Reviews minutes for Board of Historic and Architectural Review and Planning Commission.
  • Drafts staff reports and action letters following BHAR, Planning Commission, and Town Council decisions.
  • Drafts notices for public hearings.
  • Assists in drafting proposed text amendments to the Town Zoning Ordinance.
  • Facilitates the acquisition of all documents required to complete an application for zoning permits, BHAR review, and PC review.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of training experience required with course work emphasis in planning, public administration or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in public planning or zoning work preferred.
  • Certified Zoning Official Certification preferred.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail.
  • Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications required.
  • Experience in ESRI ArcGIS preferred.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Requires successful completion of a drug screen and background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 50 pounds).

Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as inspecting sites, driving a vehicle and using a keyboard.

Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as weather, traffic, dust, odors and noise.

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Waterworks Operator (Essential Personnel) - Public Works & Utilities

Position Posted:    June 1, 2021

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled (First review of applications on June 15, 2021)

Starting Salary:     $16.00 per hour licensed; $14.38 per hour for trainee (non-licensed)

Status:                  Full-time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant with its associated wells and pump house, storage tanks and distribution lines, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Monitors and controls the RO Plant using computer control system and visually observing the process to ensure efficient operation and water quality standards are maintained. Monitors well operations and adjusts the pumping rates.  Monitors and adjusts chemical feeds.
  • Performs mechanical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water mechanical, alarm and control systems.  Diagnosis operational and mechanical problems within all Town water production, storage and distribution assets. Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and repairs on plant equipment including cleaning and painting. 
  • Collects water samples and performs tests for conditions such as turbidity, conductivity, salinity, chlorine levels, and pH levels.
  • Tests motors and equipment for proper operation, including pumps, generators, transfer switches, etc. Repairs or replaces pumps, motors and associated equipment.  Diagnoses problems and assists with repairs and overhauls by others. Flushes distribution lines and exercises valves on town system.
  • Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance work.    Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.
  • Performs a variety of administrative work to include: maintaining an inventory of process chemicals and other supplies and ordering these items as necessary, initiating work orders and documenting maintenance activities; compiling data and uses computer applications to include word processing, data base management, spreadsheet software, etc. to prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Assists in operating and maintaining other components of the Town water system including back up emergency well facilities, elevated storage tanks, altitude valves, distribution lines, etc.
  • Subject to on call rotation and shift work.
  • Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies and programs.  Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work condition or practice to supervisor.
  • Drives a truck to and from Town facilities and sites.  Operates computer, radio, telephone and other communication equipment.
  • Maintains area around work sites, both inside and outside.  Performs cleaning functions.
  • Gives tours of water treatment plant to the public and answers questions from citizens.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • One (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work (for trainee this is preferred)
  • Valid Virginia Class 4 Waterworks Operator’s License is  required (for trainee this would be required within one year of employment)
  • Considerable knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work
  • Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment.
  • Considerable knowledge of water chemistry, water sampling, and test techniques involved in determining conductivity, chorine residual, turbidity, ph, alkalinity and other similar tests.
  • General knowledge of computer word processing, data base and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Skill in the use of precision hand tools (micrometers, vibration analysis, clearance gauges, etc.).
  • Ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in calculating chemical dosages, converting units of weights and measures, and performing laboratory tests.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.
  • Must be able to work shift work and being on call on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Must be willing to carry a pager/phone 24 hours a day in order to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems.
  • Requires criminal history record and sex offender checks.  Position is subject to drug and alcohol testing as a Safety Sensitive position for the Town of Smithfield.
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team

Note: Applicants without water licence may be considered for a trainee position. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components.

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, hazardous chemicals and loud noise.

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Patrol Officer - Certified Officers Only - Smithfield Police Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:    January 12, 2021

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled (First Application Review - February 2, 2021)

Starting Pay:         $40,726.00

POSITION SUMMARY

Perform general law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace and order; to protect lives, property and rights of the public, and to enforce the laws, and to diminish crime and provide a safe environment in the Town of Smithfield.  Work involves patrolling of Town to deter crime or apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responding to calls for law enforcement assistance and gathering information for criminal investigations.   The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Reduces the commission of crimes and maintains law enforcement by deterrence through high visibility patrol throughout the Town. Apprehends and/or arrests persons who violate statutory law and/or municipal ordinances.
  • Monitors radio calls; communicates with radio dispatcher and responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement, and domestic or public disputes.  Inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments.
  • Secures crime scenes.
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; performs searches of people, vehicles and buildings; prepares investigative reports of findings, facts and related information; makes arrests and processes arrested suspects. Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the basis for probable cause for criminal acts; and testifies in court.
  • Enforces traffic laws and regulations.  Detects traffic violators; performs traffic accident investigations and makes reports.  Facilitates the movement of traffic and pedestrians around accidents, disabled traffic control devices or heavily congested areas.  Assists disabled motorists.  Directs traffic for funerals and other public gatherings.
  • Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergency scenes and disaster areas.
  • Serves criminal warrants and search warrants.
  • Completes and/or reviews paperwork documenting shift activities, offenses and incidents, victim and suspect statements and other related information. 
  • Assists other law enforcement personnel and agencies.
  • Transports prisoners.
  • Participates in a variety of law enforcement training and maintains certifications; and may train other personnel on radar, firearms, chemical agents, etc.
  • Engages in public relations and community service activities and events to promote a positive image for the Department and to build cooperative and collaborative relationships with the community.
  • May perform boat patrolling duties on adjacent waterways.
  • Must serve on an on-call basis 24 hours a day as assigned.
  • Maintains equipment and work area.
  • Completes miscellaneous paperwork, time sheets, etc.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • DCJS Basic Law Enforcement Certification Required
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of work and training preferred
  • Must possess the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports
  • Must possess the ability to deal professionally, courteously and fairly with the public
  • Must possess the ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances
  • Must possess the ability to become skilled in the use of firearms and the operation of police vehicles;
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to serve on an on-call basis 24 hours per day as assigned
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Must have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

Selected candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation including a polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, and drug screen.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Reactive emergency, natural or man-made disaster, and routine peace keeping environments with travel from site to site. The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration; potentially hostile environments; extensive public contact.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be very loud due to sirens, firearm training, etc. Incumbents required to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends, and may be required to travel outside Town boundaries to attend meetings.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement setting and an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including guns and handcuffs.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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Maintenance Technician Helper - Public Works Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:     December 17, 2020

Position Closes:      Open Until Filled (First Application Review - January 8, 2021)

Starting Pay:          $13.70 per hour

Status:                    Full Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repair work on the Town’s water and sewer systems and performs building maintenance.  Duties include assisting and learning essential duties and responsibilities of Maintenance Technician and Mechanic as well as repairing water leaks/pipes, installing and reading water meters, and maintaining the Town’s sewage pump stations. Work requires operating a variety of hand and power tools, light equipment and manual labor. Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Assists with repair work on water and sewer pipes and other components of the Town’s water and sewer systems.  Breaks cement and asphalt in order to reach pipes.  Installs, repairs and/or replaces pipes. Assist with repairs and cleaning of sewer pump stations.
  • Installs water meters.  Reads and records hour meter and reports readings for use in generating utility billings.
  • Monitors sewer pump stations, reads sewer clocks and ensures continuous and proper operation.  Performs preventive maintenance such as oiling components of sewer pump stations.
  • Responds to malfunctions at sewer pump stations and potable water wells, troubleshoots and identifies problems.  Performs minor repairs.
  • Assists with building maintenance.
  • Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance. Work.  Drives a truck to and from the job sites.  Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.
  • Plows or shovels snow from public roads.
  • Cuts grass, trees and branches to clear areas on public property as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years previous experience and/or training that includes water and sewer line repair and maintenance work preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Must possess a pesticide spraying certification or be willing to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • Must have a proven record of dependability and excellent customer service skills.

Note: Position requires successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. This position also participates in the Town's random drug screen pool.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing (at least 12 feet high) and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components.

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

Grounds Maintenance Specialist - Public Works Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:      October 26, 2020

Position Closes:       Open Until Filled (First Application Review - November 9, 2020)

Starting Pay:            $13.05 per hour

Status:                      Non-Exempt, Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY Under direct supervision, performs a combination of manual labor and light equipment operation for the purpose of maintaining and/or repairing Town properties, streets, public facilities and utility system components. Performs related work as required. 

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Performs varied grounds keeping duties such as mowing grass, blowing and/or vacuuming leaves, cutting trees and limbs, sweeping sidewalks, shoveling snow and removing debris and trash from Town properties using equipment such as zero turn mowers, walk behind mowers, blowers,  bush hogs, tractors, etc.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned tasks including mowers, chain saws, shovels, brooms, weed eaters, etc.
  • Cleans storm drains; Performs occasional painting.
  • Picks up trash and dead animals.
  • Keeps flower beds clean.
  • Installs street and other traffic control signs.
  • Directs traffic around work site. 
  • Obtains, transports and accounts for materials and supplies needed to perform work. 
  • Maintains equipment and ensures its proper working condition.  Reports equipment, materials or supply problems to supervisor. 
  • Spray for pesticides (Requires Registered Technician Certification)
  • Perform V-DOT Flagging activities as necessary
  • Drives Town vehicles to and from job sites, for snow removal, or for other job-related tasks
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers’ license
  • A minimum of 5-11 months previous experience with grounds keeping and/or manual labor preferred
  • Prior experience with the use of zero turn mowers, chainsaws, bush hogs, and/or tractors is preferred
  • V-DOT Flagging Certification required (or must obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • Registered Technician Certification for pesticide spraying required (or must obtain within 6 months of employment)

Note: Position requires successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. This position also participates in the Town's random drug screen pool.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating light equipment, power tools and performing manual labor.

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Most tasks require oral communications ability.

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

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The Town of Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.