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

Patrol Officer  - Smithfield Police Department (Essential Personnel)

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Testing Date:     March 16, 2018

Application Deadline for Testing Date:  March 12, 2018

Salary Range: $35,827 - $55,532

 A Patrol Officer performs 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:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent  combination of work and training preferred
  • DCJS BLE Certification is preferred
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers' License
  • 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 no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

Successful candidate will be required to undergo a comprehensive background investigation, including drug/alcohol testing, a polygraph examination conducted by a licensed polygraph examiner, and medical examination conducted by a licensed physician.

Individuals who have tattoos of any kind that are visible while wearing the official uniform of the Smithfield Police Department (i.e. forearms, legs, hands, neck or face) are not eligible for consideration. The parameters of this restriction includ tattoos on the forearms and/or legs that cannot be completeld covered by lond sleeve uniform and/or pants while on duty.

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.

 

Grounds Maintenance Specialist (Essential Personnel)

Position Closes: March 14, 2018

Beginning Salary: $25,462

 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 Include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs varied grounds keeping duties such as mowing grass, blowing and/or vacuuming leaves, cutting trees and limbs, sweeping sidewalks, shoveling snow and removing debris and trash from Town properties.  Operates a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned tasks including mowers, chain saws, shovels, brooms, 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
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license
  • A minimum of 5-11 months previous experience with grounds keeping and/or manual labor preferred
  • V-DOT Flagging Certification required (or be willing to obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • Registered Technician Certification for pesticide spraying required or be willing to obtain within 6 months of employment)

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.

 

Planner

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Beginning Salary: $40,126

Under general supervision of the Director of Planning, Engineering and Public Works, assists with the daily operations of the planning department and zoning ordinance enforcement. Duties include reviewing site plans, subdivision plans and plats for compliance with planning and zoning standards, ordinance and regulations. Assisting property owners and other parties with planning and zoning related issues. Assigning, supervising and reviewing the work of the Planning Technician/Code Compliance Officer.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews site plans, subdivision plans and plats for compliance with related ordinances, regulations and standards, and coordination with other reviewing agencies.
  • Supervises and reviews the work of the Planning Technician/Code Compliance Officer.
  • Mails public notices to property owners concerning public hearings.
  • Creates site maps on GIS, assists in maintenance of layers and data base.
  • Coordinates GIS data mapping and addresses with Isle of Wight County and assists with creating zoning distribution maps and future land use maps.
  • Writes zoning certification letters to property owners regarding property status.
  • Meets with and responds to questions/requests from the public property owners, applicants, developers and other interested parties regarding planning and zoning issues.
  • Researches property information; creates and maintains property files.
  • Enters data into zoning permit databases and maintains files in automated information system.
  • Assists with updating and amending ordinance and comprehensive plan documents.
  • Attends Planning Commission as assistant staff representative, and Board of Historic and Architectural Review as staff representative, on a monthly basis. Provides board action letters to applicants following the meetings.
  • Assists and supervises the Planning Technician with Board of Zoning Appeals meetings as needed.
  • Assists Director of Planning, Engineering and Public Works with special projects, assignments and research.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications are as follows:

  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers’ License
  • Associate’s Degree required with course work emphasis in planning, public administration or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in public planning or zoning work.
  • Certified Zoning Official Certification required or willing to obtain within one year of employment.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail.
  • Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications required.
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS preferred.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude.

Post offer background check and drug screen required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, 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 (up to 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, traffic, dust, odors and noise.

 

 Water Works Operator - Essential Personnel

Position Closes: 02/21/2018

Beginning Salary: $32,496 with Valid Virginia Water Works Operator's License

                             $29,476 without Water Works Operator's License, but must achieve within one (1) year of employment

Under direct supervision, performs skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of the Town’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plant with its associated wells and pump houses, storage tanks and distribution lines.

 Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.  Diagnosis operational and mechanical problems within all Town water production, storage and distribution assets.
  •  Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and repairs on plant equipment including painting and cleaning.
  • 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, compressors, generators, transfer switches, etc. Repairs or replaces pumps, motors and associated equipment.  Diagnoses problems and assists with repairs and overhauls by others.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Subject to on call rotation and shift work.
  • Performs work outdoors in all weather conditions and indoors at the RO Plant.  Must be able to perform duties under disagreeable and sometimes hazardous conditions.  Performs manual labor utilizing hand tools and power operated equipment such as lawnmower and weed eater, and handles hazardous chemicals.
  • 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.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • One (1) to two (2) years previous relevant experience and/or training
  • Valid Virginia Class 4 Water Works Operator's License preferred
  • Working knowledge in the fields of mechanical maintenance, plumbing and basic electrical work
  • Working knowledge of water treatment plant operations and maintenance, processes, procedures and state and federal regulations pertaining to water treatment.
  • Working 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 (micrometers, vibration analysis, clearance gauges, 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.
  • Must be able to work shift work and being on call on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Must be able to work shift work and be on call on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Must possess the ability to work individually and as a team.

Post offer background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

 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.

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

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, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.