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

Planner - (Full-Time)

Reports To:  Director, Community Development & Planning

Status:  Non-exempt, Full-time

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Starting Salary: $40,728

 POSITION SUMMARY

 Under general supervision of the Director of Community Development & Planning, 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. Assisting, when necessary, the Planning Technician/Code Compliance Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Reviews site plans, subdivision plans and plats for compliance with related ordinances, regulations and standards, and coordination with other reviewing agencies.
  • Assists, when necessary, 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.
  • Assists Director of Community Development & Planning with special projects, assignments and research.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 preferred.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail.
  • Requires strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications required.
  • Experience in ESRI ArcGIS preferred.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess a customer service focused attitude.

Must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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.

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 Director, Public Works & Utilities - Full-Time

Reports To:  Town Manager

Status:  Exempt, Full-Time

Position Closes: Open until Filled

Starting Salary: $75,600

POSITION SUMMARY

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.  

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  •  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.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  •  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.

  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.

 

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.