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

 

Water Works Operator - Essential Personnel (Publice Works & Utilities)

Date  Posted:     January 21, 2022

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:      $16.00 - $24.64 per hour DOQ for Licensed Water Operators; $14.39/hour for Trainee

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.  Diagnoses 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 Waterworks Operator’s License is required (not required for Trainee)
  • 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.
  • Skilled in the use of hand tools
  • 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 possess a demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Must be able to work shift work and being on call on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Must be willing to carry a 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 random 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 a water license 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.

Requires the ability to function in an environment that requires the use of safety equipment including, but not limited to steel toe boots, face shields, goggles, dust masks, and respirators.

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

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Utilities Mechanic - Essential Personnel (Public Works & Utilities Department)

Position Posted:    January 11, 2022

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:         $16.65 per hour

Status:                   Full Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, 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 FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • 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/repairs.
  • 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, etc.  Checks sewer lift stations.  Inspects hook ups to Town’s water/sewer systems that have been performed by contractors.
  • 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).
  • 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. 
  • Repairs, troubleshoots and/or meets with contractor regarding Scada 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.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Possession of a CDL Drivers’ Licenses with acceptable driving record is preferred. *
  • Three (3) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes maintenance and repair work, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Pesticide Certification preferred (or obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • V-DOT Flagging Certification preferred (must obtain within 6 months of employment)

* If selected, must be enrolled in an approved CDL Driving Course within 90 days of employment and must obtain a CDL Drivers’ License within one year of employment.

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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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:          $58,844

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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Event Assistant (Part-Time) - Parks & Recreation Department

Position Posted:    November 19, 2021

Position Closes:     Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:          $11.00 per hour

Status:                   Non-Exempt, Part-Time

Note:                     Position starts after January 1, 2022

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, works events and assists clients and vendors with all requests and needs.  Performs custodial work weekly to prepare venue for events.  Assists with furniture setups weekly. This position requires flexible hours, including mostly evening and weekend hours.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Works events and assists clients and vendors with their requests and needs 
  • Performs custodial duties weekly, including dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms 
  • Assists with setting of furniture for events
  • Sets and operates audiovisual equipment 
  • Sets food and beverage hospitality bars as needed for events  
  • Has knowledge of cleaners and chemicals needed for custodial work and maintenance of the facility
  • Performs related duties as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Must possess the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Hospitality industry experience preferred
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude

Note: Successful completion of a post-offer background check and drug screen are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve regular or sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (75-100 pounds).

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

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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:         $40,726.00 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 Preferred
  • 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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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.