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

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.