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

 Patrol Officer (Essential Personnel

Reports To:    Patrol Sergeant

Status:            Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Positon Closes:  April 7, 2020

Starting Salary:  $40,728

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.


  • 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.  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.


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.


Chief Deputy Treasurer (Full-Time)

Reports To:     Treasurer

Status:             Exempt, Full-Time

Position Closes:  Open Until Filled

Starting Salary:   $58,844


Under limited direction of the Treasurer, assists in the administration of the Town’s budget 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.


  • 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. 
  • 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.   Works with Human Resources to review benefit contracts on an annual basis and prepare requests for proposals as appropriate to enhance benefit packages.  Also 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. 
  • 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.
  • Assists with real estate and personal property supplements and abatements as needed.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or closely related field required, with a Master’s preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in budget administration, administering accounts payable and receivable functions, financial reporting
  • 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

Position requires successful completion of a post offer background check and drug screen.


 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.



 Director, Public Works & Utilities - Full-Time

Reports To:  Town Manager

Status:  Exempt, Full-Time

Position Closes: Open until Filled

Starting Salary: $75,600


Under limited supervision, plans, directs and administers the day-to-day operations of the Public Works & Utilities Department. Performs complex professional and administrative work coordinating and supervising maintenance, construction, engineering, water works, and operations of the Town Public Works & Utilities Department.  


  •  Manages the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of the Town’s infrastructure, to include coordination with contractors and vendors.
  • Works with governmental agencies, ensuring compliance, permitting, and cooperation as required on various projects.
  • Plans, develops and implements proposals and programs to properly administer local funds, grant funds, and VDOT maintenance funds to maintain and expand services in accordance with the needs of the Town.
  • Manages the daily administrative and technical operations of the department and the deployment of resources to projects in a fiscally responsible manner. This includes activities of the Town’s building maintenance, grounds, streets, sewer, water works, and engineering functions.
  • Provides annual support for the development of a recommended budget for the Capital Improvements Program.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings with contractors/developers to discuss projects. Conducts on-site inspections of projects under construction to ensure compliance.
  • Participates in management teams and committees as appointed by the Town Manager
  • Responsible for the overall leadership and oversight of the department. Provides Leadership, council, motivation and constructive performance feedback to all assigned staff in support of the Town’s Vision.
  • Promotes and ensures proper employee training per OSHA guidelines and compliance with Town’s adopted safety program and departmental safety procedures.
  • Must carry assigned communication devices as required by the Town Manager and be available 24 hours per day for emergencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree with course work emphasis in civil engineering, public administration, business administration, construction management or a related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of six to nine years of progressive experience in a public works/utilities department is preferred, including 4 or more years of responsible supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Software
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Drivers’ License
  • Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen required.


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.


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.