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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:   December 14, 2018

Starting Pay:        $40,126

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 of Smithfield 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.


  • 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.


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent  combination of work and training preferred
  • Graduation from law enforcement academy is preferred for hire.  DCJS BLE Certification is required in order to perform essential functions.
  • 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 clear drivers’ license with no criminal or motor vehicle record.
  • Must have no felony convictions.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.


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.


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.


See in the normal visual range with or without correction.


Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Maintenance Helper (Public Works)

Position Closes:  November 26, 2018

Starting Pay:       $13.50 per hour

Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repair work on the Town’s water and sewer systems as well as 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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


  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.