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Welcome to the Town of Smithfield's Employment center.

Working for the Town of Smithfield allows you make a difference in your local community. Working as a TEAM, we provide exceptional customer service to enhance the experience of our residents, visitors, and businesses.  We offer a work environment with excellent work-life balance, great benefits, community involvement, and the opportunity to work with great, dedicated people!

Come Join Our TEAM!

We Are Currently Recruiting For The Following Positions:

 

Deputy Clerk, Tax - Treasurer's Office

 

Date Posted:      September 16, 2022

 

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

 

Pay Range:         $31,105.80 - $51,324.46 DOQ

Status:                Full Time, Non-Exempt

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Under direct supervision, this position performs a variety of clerical and fiscal duties in support of the Town of Smithfield’s Office of the Treasurer. Duties include assisting customers with questions, entering data, preparing records, and maintaining files on assigned financial transactions. Performs related work as required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

 

  • Answers phones and assists callers with questions and/or requests for information pertaining to taxes, billings, payments, or other issues pertaining to Town financial activities.  
  • Enters tax batch payments into automated financial system. 
  • Assists at customer windows collecting taxes, business licenses, and water payments as needed. 
  • Attends office-related court proceedings as necessary. 
  • Balances cash drawer daily when accepting payments and reconciles with automated records. 
  • Acts as primary contact with business licenses, liens, and resolution. 
  • Balances and records tax batches. 
  • Assists with back up responsibilities in all clerical positions within the Treasurer’s Office. 
  • Serves as a backup for all treasury functions as needed (including telephone lines); and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience and/or training that includes receiving and recording payments, and entering and retrieving financial data into automated systems is preferred;
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail. 
  • Must possess strong organizational skills. 
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude. 
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications; specifically Word and Excel. 
  • Must possess knowledge of operating standard office equipment. 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.

Note:  Background check and drug screen required for hire.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other similar programs); 
  • Skill in arithmetic and English grammar; 
  • Skill in customer service; 
  • Skill in planning and organizing work; 
  • Skill in utilizing such office equipment as a calculator, typewriter, facsimile machine, and copier; 
  • Skill in interpersonal relations;
  • Skill in the use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems; 
  • Skill in using computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes; 
  • Ability to complete assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to maintain the professional expertise required to perform the job effectively;
  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions;
  • Ability to adhere to all established safety standards and ensure such standards are not violated;
  • Ability to schedule own time to meet deadlines; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Town officials, fellow employees, and the general public.

 

  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Skill in communicating and working effectively with a team;
  • Skill in clarifying authority, responsibilities, and expectations; and

 

  • Ability to meet regular attendance requirements;

 

  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively
  • Ability to make action-based decisions with the application of professional business ethics;

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing, light lifting, pushing, or pulling is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand as necessary. The amount of weight to lift, push, or pull would not exceed five (5) pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

 

Tasks are regularly performed with limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

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Grounds Maintenance Specialist - Public Works & Utilities - Essential Personnel

Date Posted:      August 10, 2022

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Pay Range:         $28,080 - $46,332 DOQ

Status:                Full Time, Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, this position 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 JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • 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, and tractors.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned tasks including mowers, chain saws, shovels, brooms, and weed eaters
  • 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.   
  • Sprays for pesticides (Requires Registered Technician Certification).
  • Performs V-DOT Flagging activities as necessary. 
  • Drives Town vehicles to and from job sites, for snow removal, or for other job-related tasks; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Five (5) to eleven (11) months of related work experience with grounds keeping and/or manual labor is desired, and experience with the use of zero turn mowers, chainsaws, bush hogs, and/or tractors is preferred;
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers’ license;
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment, V-DOT Flagging Certification
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment, Registered Technician Certification for pesticide spraying
  • Must pass a background check and drug screening;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.

This is a safety sensitive position that participates in the Town's Random Drug Screen Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of use, operation, and maintenance of motorized vehicles and equipment common to the field;
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to landscape maintenance;
  • Knowledge of safe working practices;
  • Skill in planning and organizing work
  • Ability to complete assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to maintain the professional expertise required to perform the job effectively;
  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions;
  • Ability to adhere to all established safety standards and ensure such standards are not violated;
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Town officials, fellow employees, and the general public.
  • Skill in communicating and working effectively with a team;
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Skill in clarifying authority, responsibilities, and expectations; and
  • Ability to meet regular attendance requirements;
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to perform manual labor;
  • Ability to safely and effectively perform basic landscape maintenance, and repair work;
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools and equipment used in the type of work being performed;
  • Ability to safely and skillfully operate motorized vehicles and equipment used in the course of work;
  • Ability to estimate time and materials for completion of projects;

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This is a moderately physically demanding role. Typically, tasks involve 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.  

Tasks require 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. The amount of weight to lift, push, or pull would not exceed 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise. 

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Crew Leader - Public Works & Utilities - Essential Personnel

Date Posted:      July 27, 2022

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Pay Range:         $31,105.80 - $51,324.56 DOQ

Status:                Full Time, Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, this position performs a combination of manual labor and light equipment operation for the purpose of maintaining Town properties, streets, public facilities, and utility system components. Duties include assigning work at the job site, providing guidance as needed, and ensuring work is performed properly and safely. Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • Serves as the crew leader to an assigned group of employees performing a combination of manual labor and equipment operation for the purposes of maintaining and repairing Town properties and structures. 
  • Assigns work, demonstrates proper techniques, ensures safety precautions are adhered to and reviews the work at the site.  
  • 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.   
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned tasks including mowers, chain saws, shovels, brooms, and weed eaters. 
  • Cleans storm drains.
  • Picks up trash and dead animals.  
  • Installs street and other traffic control signs.  
  • Directs traffic around work site (Flagging).   
  • 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.  
  • Drives Town vehicles to and from job sites, for snow removal, or for other job-related tasks; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • One (1) to two (2) years of related work experience;
  • Must obtain within six (6) months of employment V-DOT Flagging Certification.
  • Must obtain within six (6) months of employment Registered Technician Certification for pesticide spraying.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license with a driving record that is acceptable to the Town;
  • Must be able to successfully complete a physical, background check, and drug screen;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Isle of Wight County and the Town of Smithfield;
  • Knowledge of the geography of the County and surrounding areas; 
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of standard carpentry construction, maintenance, and repair procedures;
  • Knowledge safe working practices;
  • Skill in planning and organizing work
  • Ability to complete assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to maintain the professional expertise required to perform the job effectively;
  • Ability to make timely and sound decisions;
  • Ability to adhere to all established safety standards and ensure such standards are not violated;
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Town officials, fellow employees, and the general public.
  • Skill in communicating and working effectively with a team;
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Skill in clarifying authority, responsibilities, and expectations; and
  • Ability to meet regular attendance requirements;

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This is a physical demanding role, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling; and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials pounds. This would require the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating light equipment, power tools, and performing manual labor as necessary. The amount of weight to lift, push or pull would not exceed 50 pounds.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:     

Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

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 Engineer I - (Public Works & Utilities)

Date Posted:        June 9, 2022

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:         $60,496.28 - $99,818.86 DOQ

Status:                   Full-Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs engineering design, analysis, and review, and approves municipal and private developments in the Town.  Performs professional engineering work.  Position is responsible for reviewing construction plans, maintenance, and operational plans; managing municipal projects, conducting field investigations; and meeting with developers, consultants, contractors, and the public to resolve problems and explain Town policies.  Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Serves as ADA Coordinator and ensures compliance with the American Disabilities Act.
  • Reviews construction development plans for conformity to Town specifications and policies and coordination with adjacent developments; coordinates roads and utilities with other departments; prepares written comments.
  • Meets with developers, consultants, contractors, and the public to resolve problems and explain Town policies; responds to citizen inquiries.
  • Prepares and reviews specifications, plans, estimates, and reports involving the construction, maintenance, and operation of a variety of development, highways, bulkheads and storm drainage to assure compliance with Town standards and design; performs engineering and hydrologic calculations to assure adequate drainage; develops and implements stormwater drainage standards and design.  Ensures during the review that the Public Works Superintendent reviews pump stations, water systems, sanitary sewer systems.
  • Manages municipal projects to assure timely coordination of design and construction, including the administration of contracts.
  • Conducts field investigations; prepares reports and presentations; maintains records of Erosion and Sediment control land disturbing permits.
  • Represents the Town at Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) and engineering meetings.
  • Assists the Director of Public Works and Utilities with a variety of related tasks.
  • Administers the Erosion and Sedimentation Control program for the Town and requirements of the Department of Environmental Quality
  • Administers Stormwater Management program for the Town in conjunction with requirements of NPDES, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
  • Assist in administration of the Town Safety program.
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required and be available 24 hours per day for emergencies.
  • Performs site plan review with respect to roadway, storm drainage, water and sanitary sewer installation in compliance with the current local and state specifications.
  • Plans and coordinates with the Public Works Department roadway maintenance operations.
  • Files documents; locates files and plans on request; researches plans, files, Town ordinances, and design standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position requires successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, or closely related field from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in related work to include hydrologic analysis, soil analysis, pavement design, structure design, roadway design, construction, and storm drainage design.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail
  • Requires strong organizational skills
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude.
  • Must possess knowledge of operating standard office equipment.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort which may involve some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials generally weighing no more than 5-10 pounds.

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

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Utilities Maintenance Technician - Essential Personnel (Public Works & Utilities)

Date Posted:      April 1, 2022

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:      $32,738.85 - $54,019.10 DOQ

Status:                Full-Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repair work on the Town’s water and sewer systems and building maintenance. Duties include 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

  • Performs repair work on water and sewer pipes and other components of the Town’s water and sewer systems.   Installs, repairs and/or replaces pipes. Repairs and cleans sewer pump stations.
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required by the Superintendent of Public Works and be available for on call rotation on a regular basis.
  • Installs water meters.  Reads and records meters and reports readings for use in generating utility billings.
  • Monitors sewer pump stations, reads sewer hour meters 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.
  • Performs building maintenance repairs.
  • Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance.  Drives a truck to and from the job sites.  Performs maintenance on parks, equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.
  • Drives vehicle that requires Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL)
  • Plows or shovels snow from public roads.
  • Responds to and marks town utilities for Miss Utility.
  • Cuts grass, trees and branches to clear areas on public property as needed. (Bush hog with tractor and side arm mower)
  • Performs duties such as trash pickup, weed pulling and mulching flower beds as necessary.
  • Installs street signs and streetlights.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Must possess a valid CDL drivers’ license or must obtain within one year of employment.
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years previous experience and/or training that includes water and sewer line repair and maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience preferred.
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain Pesticide Spraying Certification within 6 months of employment
  • Must posses the ability to be on-call on a rotational basis.

Must successfully complete a post-offer drug screen, background check and physical.

Note:  This is a safety sensitive position that participates in the Town's Random Drug Testing Program.

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 and building maintenance.

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.

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Maintenance Technician Helper - Essential Personnel (Public Works & Utilities Department)

Position Posted:    January 11, 2022

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled

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. Assists 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 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.
  • V-DOT Flagging Certification preferred (must obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • 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: Candidate must be able to successfully complete a physical, background check and drug screen.

This is a safety sensitive position that participates in the Town’s random drug screen program.

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.

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Audit Manager - Treasurer's Office

Position Posted:    December 1, 2021

Position Closes:     Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:          $57,478.65 - $94,839.77 DOQ

Status:                   Non-Exempt, Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Under limited direction of the Treasurer, assists in the administration of the Town’s audit by monitoring expenditures, revenues and balances as well as overseeing Town payroll and benefits reporting. This position also manages the Town’s financial software. Additionally, work involves supervisory responsibilities of payroll and financial analyst functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the activities of the payroll and financial analyst functions. Provides guidance and direction as needed.  Evaluates staff performance.
  • Assists with the administration of the Town’s budgets: monitors expenditures, revenues, and balances throughout the year and ensures that budget spending and appropriations are in line.
  • Assists with a wide variety of financial reports and financial statements.  Responds to questions and/or requests for information from Department heads regarding Town financial activities, policies, procedures, revenues, and expenditures.   Assists in filing reports as required by lenders or state and federal agencies.
  • Oversees Town payroll and employee benefits reporting.   Coordinates and responds to payroll audit requests from outside entities.  Consults with Treasurer and Department Heads regarding payroll issues.  
  • Serves as liaison to Isle of Wight County Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer regarding MUNIS interface for tax billings. 
  • Monitors the status, expenditures and revenues of Town funds, grants and accounts; ensures proper allocation, documentation and record keeping of financial activities.  Prepares and updates audit worksheets accordingly.
  • Manages the Town’s financial software with the assistance of IT consultant and IT support staff. Performs system back-ups as needed.  Identifies needs for new hardware/software.  Trains new users on system, and trouble shoots system problems.
  • Maintains the Town’s fixed asset system. Responsible for identifying, marking, and recording all additions and deletions to accurately reflect the value of the Town’s assets.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Must successfully complete a post-offer background check and drug screen

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or closely related field (or equivalent combination of training and experience).  Masters Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in budget administration, administering accounts payable and receivable functions, financial reporting
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in payroll administration with working knowledge of laws and regulations related to payroll. 
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience working in a Municipality is preferred
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail
  • Requires strong organizational skills
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications; MUNIS experience is preferred
  • Must possess knowledge of operating standard office equipment
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing, light lifting, pushing or pulling is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.  The amount of weight to lift, push or pull would not exceed 5 pounds.

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Patrol Officer- BLE Certified - Smithfield Police Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:    September 23, 2021

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:         $47,791.00 DOQ - Considerations for Prior Experience + Sign on Bonus!

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
  • 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 with acceptable driving record
  • 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.

This is a safety sensitive position and participates in the Town's random drug screen program.

 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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