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

 

Director of Planning & Community Development

Position Posted:    April 27, 2021

Position Closes:     Open Until Filled (First review of applications on May 14, 2021)

Starting Salary:      $72,000

Status:                   Full Time, Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general direction of the Town Manager, performs professional and administrative duties in the area of planning, zoning, and community development for the Town of Smithfield. Work includes assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of the Planner and Code Enforcement Official, and other employees of the department.

Work involves reviewing and approving plats, subdivision and site plans, and other planning, zoning, and land development documents to ensure compliance with related ordinances, design standards, specifications, and regulations.  Meets with developers, contractors, consulting engineers, other officials, and the general public to discuss planning, zoning, and land development and utility issues. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Assists Town Manager with various management related and special projects.
  • Develops, manages, administers, and represents the Town’s Planning, and Community Development programs.
  • Directs the review of developer plans for compliance with related ordinances, regulations, and design standards.
  • Provides annual support for the development of a recommended budget for the Capital Improvements Program.
  • Serves as liaison between the Town and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding the Town’s planning and zoning functions.
  • Participates in management teams and committees as appointed by the Town Manager.
  • Manages consultants engaged in specialized planning studies and the preparation of technical documents.
  • Establishes priorities, polices and strategies for the planning, community development programs and their implementation.
  • Oversees development and administration of the department’s annual budget request.
  • Promotes and ensures proper employee training per OSHA guidelines and compliance with the Town’s adopted safety program and departmental safety procedures.
  • Attends Town Council, Planning Commission, Board of Historic and Architectural Review, Board of Zoning Appeals, and other various Town meetings.
  • Provides public presentations to Town Council, Boards, committees, civic groups, and other various community organizations.
  • Serves as staff liaison for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Board of Historic and Architectural Review; coordinates and oversees agenda preparation process for each.
  • Oversees and coordinates updates of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings with developers/contractors to discuss projects.  Conducts on-site inspections of projects under construction to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, etc. 
  • Meets with officials from State and local agencies to discuss plans, projects, and related land development activities, to include VDOT personnel regarding highway proposals, Isle of Wight County to discuss wetlands, land disturbance, erosion and sediment control and Chesapeake Bay issues.
  • Enforces compliance with zoning and subdivision ordinance and Town Code.  Meets with Town Attorney to discuss violations as needed.
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required by the Town Manager and be available 24 hours per day for emergencies.
  • Directly supervises the Planner, Code Enforcement Official, and other employees of the department.
  • Serves as the Town’s Planning & Zoning Administrator
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, or closely related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of four (4) years previous experience and/or training that includes performing land surveying, reviewing project plans, interpreting zoning ordinances and dealing with the public.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.
  • Must possess VA Association of Zoning Officials Certified Zoning Administrator (CZA) certification or obtain within one year of employment.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail.
  • Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications; specifically Word and Excel.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers’ License
  • May be required to obtain various erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and other certifications as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Some filing, light to moderate lifting, pushing, or pulling is required. This would require the ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects and materials of light to moderate weight.  The amount of weight to lift, push or pull would not exceed 50 pounds.

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

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

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

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Parks & Recreation Helper (Kayaks) -

Position Posted:  April 28, 2021

Position Closes:  May 12, 2021

Salary:                $10.00 per hour

Job Type:            Part-Time, Temporary - Non-Exempt (Saturdays and Sundays through September 30, 2021)

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direct supervision, performs kayak rental activities at Windsor Castle Park.  In addition, light custodial work of Windsor Castle Manor House (i.e., dusting, mopping).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Safely lifts, moves, and stores kayaks that weigh between 40-60 pounds.
  • Operation of electronic devices (Smart Phones, tablets) to receive inquiries and reservations via phone and email.
  • Operation of register application on electronic device to process orders.
  • Use reservation calendar to ensure kayaks are not double-booked.
  • Appropriately clean kayaks when returned.
  • Provide basic instructions to customers regarding water safety and kayaking practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of weather threats to determine if kayak rentals can be done safely.
  • Answer basic questions about Windsor Castle Park
  • Performs light custodial duties at Windsor Castle Manor House (i.e., dusting, mopping, etc.)
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Basic knowledge of kayak craft operation and water safety is preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to work each Saturday and Sunday during the kayak rental season (May – September 30th).
  • Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling kayaks that weight 40-60 pounds (equipment to move kayaks is provided). Tasks also involve stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching.

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

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Water Treatment Plant Supervisor (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:   April 6, 2021

Position Closes:    Open Until Filled (First review of applications on April 20, 2021)

Starting Pay:         $46,412

Status:                  Full Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plant and its associated wells, pump houses, storage tanks and distribution lines, etc.  Responsible for technical direction and supervision of Waterworks Operators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Serves as Virginia Department of Health Operator in Responsible Charge.
  • Ensures that the RO Plant is operated in accordance with Federal and State regulations, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Submits required operational and groundwater reports to regulatory agencies including Virginia Department of Health, Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and Hampton Roads Sanitation District.
  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees the operations of the Reverse Osmosis Plant.
  • Develops and maintains preventive maintenance and operating procedures for Waterworks Plant and associated wells, etc...
  • Ensures efficient operation of the RO Plant and that water quality standards are maintained.
  • Responsible for the effective supervision of Waterworks Operators to include all administrative tasks.
  • Resolves any technical difficulties and discrepancies involving membranes, chemical dosage changes, well pump changes, safety hazards, and other areas in connection with the reverse osmosis process. Troubleshoots equipment and process problems and works to find the solutions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Subject to on call rotation and shift work.
  • Collects water samples and performs tests for conditions such as turbidity, conductivity, fluoride levels, chlorine levels, and pH levels.
  • 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.
  • Works on-call rotation and shift work as necessary.
  • Performs work safely in accordance with Federal, State and Departmental/Town safety procedures, policies, and programs. 
  • Provides tours of water treatment plan to the public and answers questions from citizens as required.
  • Maintains area around work sites, both inside and outside.  Performs cleaning functions.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Must be able to successfully complete a background check, routine physical and drug screen.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Associates degree or higher preferred.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years previous experience and/or training that includes water treatment plant and water system maintenance work.
  • Valid Virginia Class 3 Waterworks Operator’s License is required
  • Considerable knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work.
  • Considerable knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment.
  • Considerable knowledge of water chemistry, water sampling, and test techniques involved in determining conductivity, chorine residual, turbidity, pH, alkalinity, and other similar tests.
  • General knowledge of computer word processing, data base and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Skill in the use of precision hand tools and instrumentation (Ultrameters, Colorimeters, Turbidimeters, etc.).
  • Ability to perform difficult mathematical calculations in calculating chemical dosages, converting units of weights and measures, and performing laboratory tests.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to work shift work and be on call on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Must be willing to carry a pager/phone 24 hours a day to respond to problems with components of the water treatment plant and storage & distribution systems.
  • Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing as a Safety Sensitive position for the Town of Smithfield.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team.

 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 (50-75) pounds.

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

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

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

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

Position Posted:    January 12, 2021

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

Starting Pay:         $40,726.00

POSITION SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

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

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

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

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

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

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Maintenance Technician Helper - Public Works Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:     December 17, 2020

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

Starting Pay:          $13.70 per hour

Status:                    Full Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

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

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

Grounds Maintenance Specialist - Public Works Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Posted:      October 26, 2020

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

Starting Pay:            $13.05 per hour

Status:                      Non-Exempt, Full-Time

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

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

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

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

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