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

Date Posted:       June 9, 2022

Position Closes:   Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:        $34,457.64 - 56,855.10 DOQ

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 Towns 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
  • Posession of a valid Virginia Drivers' License with acceptable driving record.
  • 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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 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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 Museum Docent, Isle of Wight County Museum - Part-Time

Date Posted:        May 26, 2022

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Starting Pay:       $12.50 per hour

Status:               Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Schedule:          Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, this part-time position maintains a welcome, hospitable environment while conducting guided tours and providing visitors with information about the history of Isle of Wight County and the Town of Smithfield.

This position would primarily be responsible for working the weekend schedule noted above.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Conducts guided tours while providing visitors with information about the history of the Town and County. Responds to inquiries about events and activities in and around the surrounding area. Familiar with attractions, lodging, and dining facilities. 
  • Performs facility rounds twice each day to record humidity and temperature readings. Performs daily checks for problems that may cause harm to the building or collections.
  • Familiar with items for sale in the gift shop and appropriate documentation of sales and transactions.
  • Familiar with the inventory of the gift shop, where items are stored, and how to replenish supplies.
  • Keep brochures stacked and racks filled with current information.
  • Assume responsibility for keys to building.
  • Review "site supervision" form and be familiar with specific daily responsibilities.
  • Prepare and present lectures, educational programs and outreach events to audiences of all ages.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must possess the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude
  • Must be able to communicate and work effectively with a team
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background check and drug screen

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is a moderately sedentary role; however, some walking, filing, lifting, pushing, pulling, or climbing is required.  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 50 pounds. Occasionally (less than 10% of the time), this role requires shoveling snow.

Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as keyboarding, filing, dialing/answering telephones.

Tasks are regularly performed with limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions; however occasionally, this position is required to shovel snow in small areas.

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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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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.