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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:

 

Utilities & Grounds Helper (Public Works & Utilities Department)

Date Posted:             February 15, 2024

Date Closes:              Open Until Filled

Status:                       Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary Range:            $14.20 - $23.44 per hour DOQ

JOB SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • 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 to include occasional painting. 
  • Maintains equipment and ensures its proper working condition.  Reports equipment, materials, or supply problems to the Supervisor. 
  • 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.  
  • Keeps flower beds neat and clean.
  • Pick up trash and dead animals.
  • Directs traffic around work site. Performs V-DOT flagging activities as necessary.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned tasks including, but not limited to mowers, chain saws, shovels, brooms, and weed eaters.
  • Clean storm drains.
  • 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 a zero-turn mower, walk behind mower, blower, bush hog, and tractor.
  • Drives Town vehicles to and from job sites, for snow removal, and 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 and/or training that includes water and sewer line repair and maintenance work is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license. 
  • Must possess a pesticide spraying certification or be willing to obtain it within six (6) months of employment.
  • 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, physical, and drug screening;
  • Must have a proven record of dependability and excellent customer service skills.
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.

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

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 First Aid and CPR;
  • Knowledge of operating, maintaining, and repairing heavy equipment;
  • 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 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 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. 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. This would require 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. The amount of weight to lift, push or pull would not exceed 50 pounds. This role requires plowing and shoveling snow.

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.

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. This position is required to plow and shovel snow in areas.

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Utilities Mechanic - Utility Marker (Public Works & Utilities Department)

Date Posted:              December 29, 2023

Date Closes:               Open Until Filled

Status:                        Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary Range:             ($16.57 - $27.33 per hour DOQ) + On-Call premium pay + Eligible for CDL stipend of $3,000 per year

JOB SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, this position performs a wide range of maintenance and repair duties for the Town’s water and sewer systems, as well as Town buildings, grounds, and streets. Work involves repair and maintenance work for the Town’s potable water systems and includes wells, water towers, and pipelines. Work also involves repairing fire hydrants, maintaining sewage lift stations, reading water meters, and performing general grounds keeping, building, and street maintenance. Performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • Marks water and sewer lines for Miss Utility. Reads and records meters and reports readings for use in utility billings. Performs the necessary inspections on residential and commercial properties prior to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). 
  • Responds to malfunctions at sewer lift stations and potable water wells; troubleshoots and identifies problems; and performs necessary mechanical or electronic repairs, parts replacement, or other needed maintenance/repair.  
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required by the Superintendent of Public Works and be available for on call rotation on a regular basis, to include weekends.
  • Maintains and repairs water and sewer system components to include clearing blocked sewer lines, repairing leaking water mains, repairing water service lines. Checks sewer lift stations. Inspects hook ups to Towns water/sewer systems that have been performed by contractors. 
  • Performs a variety of general building repair such as installing /repairing light fixtures and plumbing fixtures, and performing carpentry work. 
  • Repairs and/or replaces streetlights and street signs. Clears streets and sidewalks of snow, ice and/or debris. 
  • Performs a variety of ground maintenance duties such as grass cutting with a bush hog, side arm cutter, and lawn mower and performs trash pick-up. 
  • Repairs, troubleshoots and/or meets with contractor regarding interact alarm systems. 
  • Maintains tools and equipment. 
  • Checks sewage stations and ensures proper working condition. 
  • Drives a Town vehicle 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;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience and/or training that includes maintenance and repair work;
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license with a driving record that is acceptable to the Town;
  • Must possess a valid Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) with a driving record that is acceptable to the Town or be willing and able to obtain within two years of employment;
  • Must possess or be willing & able to obtain Pesticide Spraying Certification within six (6) months of employment;
  • Must possess or be willing & able to obtain V-DOT Flagging Certification within six (6) months of employment;
  • Must be able to successfully complete a physical, background check, and drug screening;
  • 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 First Aid and CPR;
  • Knowledge of operating, maintaining, and repairing heavy equipment;
  • 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 moderately physically demanding role. 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. This would require 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. The amount of weight to lift, push or pull would not exceed 50 pounds. This role requires plowing and shoveling snow.

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.

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. This position is required to plow and shovel snow in areas.

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Director, Public Works & Utilities

Date Posted:             October 20, 2023

Date Closes:              Open Until Filled

Status:                       Exempt, Full-Time

Salary Range:            $82,235.87 - $135,689.19

JOB SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, this position plans, directs, and administers the day-to-day operations of the Public Works & Utilities Department. The Director performs complex professional and administrative work coordinating and supervising maintenance, construction, engineering, water works, and operations of the Town Public Works & Utilities Department. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • Manages the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s infrastructure, to include coordination with contractors and vendors. 
  • Works with governmental agencies, ensuring compliance, permitting, and cooperation as required on various projects. 
  • Plans, develops, and implements proposals and programs to properly administer local funds, grant funds, and VDOT maintenance funds to maintain and expand services in accordance with the needs of the Town. 
  • Manages the daily administrative and technical operations of the department and the deployment of resources to projects in a fiscally responsible manner. This includes activities of the Town’s building maintenance, grounds, streets, sewer, water works, and engineering functions. 
  • Provides annual support for the development of a recommended budget for the Capital Improvements Program. 
  • Attends pre-construction meetings with contractors/developers to discuss projects.
  • Conducts on-site inspections of projects under construction to ensure compliance. 
  • Participates in management teams and committees as appointed by the Town Manager 
  • Directs the overall leadership and oversight of the Public Works & Utilities department & Town Engineer. Provides Leadership, council, motivation, and constructive performance feedback to all assigned staff in support of the Town’s Vision. 
  • Promotes and ensures proper employee training per OSHA guidelines and compliance with Town’s adopted safety program and departmental safety procedures. 
  • Serves as essential personnel and must be available during emergency situations involving matters of the Public Works & Utilities Department; and
  • Performs other assigned duties. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, or related field; Master’s degree preferred; or equivalent training, education, and/or experience.
  • Six (6) to nine (9) years of related progressive experience in a public works/utilities department is preferred, including four (4) or more years supervisory experience;
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Software; 
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;  
  • Must possess strong organizational skills; 
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude; 
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers’ License; 
  • Must pass a Criminal 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 the preparation and implementation of municipal budgets;
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications, including Word and Excel;
  • 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 schedule flexible work periods outside the normal workday;
  • 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;
  • Skill in aligning team goals with those of the organization;
  • Skill in empowering others to improve service delivery strategies; and
  • Ability to meet regular attendance requirements; 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This is a moderately sedentary role; 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. This would require the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as inspecting sites, driving a vehicle, and using a keyboard. The amount of weight to lift, push, or pull would not exceed fifty (50) pounds. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    

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

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Town Engineer II

Date Posted:                September 1, 2023

Date Closes:                Open Until Filled

Status:                         Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary Range Begins:  $67,015.13

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, this position performs advanced engineering design, analysis, and review; and approves municipal and private developments in the Town. This position performs professional engineering work. The employee is responsible for reviewing construction, 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 JOB FUNCTIONS:      

  • 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. 
  • Assures during the review that the Public Works Superintendent reviews pump stations, water systems, and 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 Public Works & Utilities Director 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 with regards to OSHA
  • Carries 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; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or related field from an accredited university or equivalent training, education and experience;
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of related work experience to include hydrologic analysis, soil analysis, pavement design, structure design, roadway design, construction and storm drainage design;
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required and be available 24 hours per day for emergencies;
  • Must possess a valid Drivers’ License;
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail; 
  • Must possess 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;
  • Must be able to pass a 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 the principles and practices of Civil Engineering design, construction and inspection; 
  • Knowledge of general construction practices, particularly as they relate to municipal improvement projects;  
  • Knowledge of the principles of land surveying as it relates to civil engineering design and construction, and property and easement descriptions and acquisitions; 
  • Knowledge of computerized mapping and geographic information systems, and associated software, as they relate to the field of civil engineering design and public works maintenance; 
  • Knowledge in the methods, procedures and practices of municipal assessments; 
  • Knowledge of other, related fields of engineering and architecture;   
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge safe working practices;
  • Skill in planning and organizing work
  • Ability to research and prepare detailed engineering reports regarding proposed municipal improvements and operations and to effectively express ideas and concepts in a clear and precise manner, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to use sound professional engineering practices in making recommendations for action by the Town Council;
  • Ability to supervise in an impartial, but firm manner;
  • Ability to organize and formulate effective maintenance and construction programs for the Town’s infrastructure, working with large groups of employees from various technical, non-technical, and professional fields in the accomplishment of these tasks;
  • 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 moderately sedentary role; tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort which may involve some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. This would require the ability to lift/push/pull objects, climb ladders, bend or stand as necessary. The amount of weight to lift, push, or pull would not exceed ten (10) 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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