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Human Resources
1255 Franklin Street, Suite 109
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Phone: (540) 483-6667

Patricia E. Barnes, SPHR
E-mail: Human Resources

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources is proud to provide support to county employees and the agencies and departments they serve.

You may apply for a position online (Apply Now Button) or download our employment application to your right (if you would rather submit a written copy). Submit written copy to: Franklin County HR Recruiting, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or fax to 540-483-6669. Resumes are welcomed, but do not replace a fully completed application. 

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Open positions are listed below!  Click on the position you are interested in to view details and job descriptions.

 

The County of Franklin seeks a part-time Library Aide for the Franklin County Public Library in Rocky Mount. Duties include:  performing routine clerical work; assisting the public in the use of library facilities; maintaining circulation & other appropriate records.  Position is 20 – 29 hours a week. Candidate must be flexible to work Saturdays and evenings as required. Education & experience equivalent to HS graduate required; clerical &/or library exp preferred. Must enjoy working with people of all ages. Hourly rate of: $10.65. Application & description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109,Rocky Mount, OR apply on line.  Initial review: May 31, 2018- OUF/EOE.

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs routine clerical work in the public library.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under regular supervision under the Director of Libraries or designee.

TYPICAL TASKS

Charges and discharges books;
Assists in controlling status of books in circulation, checks on overdue books, sends notifications to delinquents, maintains files and records as required; assists the public in the use of library facilities, locates books, magazines and other materials requested, provides general library information, including answering reference questions both in-house and on the telephone; assists patrons with computer needs;
Examines shelves, replaces incorrectly shelved books;
Prepares patron registration cards;
Collects fines;
Maintains circulation and other appropriate records;
Performs other duties as may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Some knowledge of the procedures, practices and equipment of a public library; some knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to learn standard library tasks readily and to adhere to prescribed routines; ability to perform routine clerical and record-keeping tasks; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library patrons and employees; ability to learn computer and other technologically advanced skills; ability to utilize office software and email; general interest in books and authors.

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, and some experience in general clerical or library work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a library/office environment.This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Franklin County VA is seeking a FT GIS Coordinator who will supervise the coordination, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the County’s GIS and staff; act as the County’s representative to external agencies regarding GIS & be responsible for the County’s parcel, address and road centerline geo-databases & other GIS layers, projects, and mapping needs. 

Extensive experience working with and maintaining ESRI's Arc Map, Arc Server, and ArcSDE.  Knowledge of SQL, Flex and Silverlight mapping applications, and model builder, python scripting a plus. Read & interpret legal descriptions (plats and deeds). BS degree in GIS, geography, or related field. Also, 2 years related technical experience maintaining Geographic Information Systems, databases, computer-aided cartography, applications & functional courses or training in computer applications (GIS/CAD, Windows, spreadsheet, and database software) preferred.

Starting salary: $41,139 - $44,841 (DOQE) (+) great benefits. Applications and complete job description may be obtained at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #111, Rocky Mount, VA  24151 or on line. OUF – Reviewed Weekly. EOE/AA

 

General Definition

Supervises the coordination, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the County’s Geographic Information System; acts as the County’s representative to external agencies regarding GIS.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Planning & Community Development.  Position also works closely with the Information Technology Department, E-911 Dispatch Center, and the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office.    

Typical Tasks

  • Coordinates with departmental end users to ascertain their GIS and geographic data needs to meet assigned objectives and ensure full input and participation in GIS development and implementation including end user GIS training.
  • Develops and implements long range plans and programs to support the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Recruits, Trains and Supervises a team of staff including data editors, cartographers, data managers, and analysts.
  • Managing day-to-day functions of GIS including assuring proper system operation, conferring with IT staff on IT improvements, researching GIS software core and end user applications, and installing and upgrading GIS software and hardware.
  • Oversees and monitors GIS budgets, line items and project costs.
  • Manages the development of GIS software packages and negotiates contracts.
  • Purchases new equipment to improve project efficiency.
  • Investigates and promotes new GIS applications.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of graphics hardware and common operating systems. Knowledge of GIS software standards and capabilities, database design and spatial statistics. Ability to analyze and accommodate GIS user requirements. Ability to develop and manage GIS projects effectively. Ability to plan, oversee and evaluate the activities of others. Ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment.

Advanced knowledge and proficiency using GIS software such as ESRI and ArcGIS for the production of maps, recorded plats and deeds interpretation, geodatabases, editing, and spatial statistics from resource data. Experience with Trimble GPS equipment, Python Script, aerial imagery interpretation, metadata production, coordinating systems/projections, geodatabase design, permitting systems and ArcGIS Online projects is also highly desirable. Background in Land Surveying and / or Engineering, Mapping, and strong IT skills is also desired.

Training, Education and Experience

A bachelors degree in geography or related field required and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.  Other advanced education or experience can be considered.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Licenses and Certificates – Valid Virginia driver’s license.
Special Physical Requirements – Must be able to travel various terrains while obtaining GPS coordinates.

Physical Demands

This position requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time working on a personal computer.  The position would also require outside work to obtain GPS coordinates of various locations. Obtaining GPS coordinates would also entail driving to various outlying locations.

Work Environment

The work environment is typical office environment with adequate desk, seating, and lighting for performing desk and personal computer work.  Field work is sometimes required. 

NOTE

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Franklin County Sheriff’s E911 Communications/Dispatch Center, is seeking candidates for present & future FT & PT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Positions. Responsibilities include: performance of responsible & technical work on flexible shifts; receiving E911 emergency & non-emergency calls; comprehending the information quickly; & dispatching appropriate emergency first responders to the scene; & documenting all the information.  Education/Exp: HS diploma or equiv.; general knowledge of dispatching procedures & County geography/major landmarks. Requires ability to: type; tactfully work w/the public; communicate clearly; work under  pressure; handle life & death situations. Minimum $13.14/hour  DOQE. View description & apply on line or obtain one at the Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. EOE/AA.

General Definition
Performs responsible technical work on flexible shifts dispatching law enforcement, fire, rescue and general governmental mobile units and other personnel in response to emergency and non-emergency situations.

Organizational Relationship
Work is performed under regular supervision of the Communications Officer Supervisor and Sheriff’s Office Administrative Captain.

Typical Tasks

  • Receives citizen complaints and dispatches appropriate personnel in response including fire, rescue and police;
  • Receives and disseminates information via telephone, radio and computer system;
  • Accesses records and other information from a variety of sources including but not limited to VCIN/NCIC and other computer terminals;
  • Maintains an accurate log of all events with the aid of the CAD system;
  • Conveys information to public concerning fire, rescue and police;
  • Answers 9-1-1 emergency telephone lines as well as administrative lines to provide requests for emergencies and non-emergencies for assistance;
  • Files appropriate records and written information;
  • Operates under periods of extreme stress;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of dispatching procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the County and location of major landmarks; ability to type at a reasonable speed; ability to work with the public effectively and efficiently in a diplomatic manner; ability to speak English distinctly; ability to work under pressure; ability to read maps and determine locations; ability to acquire and relay information accurately; ability to listen and follow directions; ability to pass a basic fire and rescue vocabulary course; ability to follow written Standard Operating Procedures; ability to use sound judgment.

Training, Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Completion of appropriate training prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this level of position.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations
Successfully complete and maintain all state mandated requirements through a criminal justice academy.  The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

Physical Demands
This position requires the ability to be able to sit for long periods of time while utilizing multiple computer systems for inputting and/or retrieving data.  This position requires the person to wear a headset while answering calls and transmitting on radio. The position requires that the person have the ability to multi-task while providing accurate information to other departments required to take action.

Work Environment
The work environment is typical law enforcement/public safety communications center with adequate desk, seating and lighting for performing all communication objectives.

Franklin County, VA,  seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of Economic Development.  Position performs complex, professional and administrative work relative to planning, organizing, marketing & managing of tourism-related program initiatives & select events.  A key area will involve operational and administrative oversight of the Franklin County Agricultural Fair.  Education equiv to a Bachelors Degree w/ primary course work pertaining to:  tourism; marketing; recreation; public administration or a related field PLUS a min of 2 years professional experience req. Schedule includes days, evenings and weekends. Salary DOQE, min salary $41,139 w/exc. benefits.  Job description available below or the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.  Submit letter of interest and Portfolio, under separate cover, to above address. OUF. AA/EOE.

General Definition

Performs complex professional and administrative work relative to the planning, organizing, marketing and managing of tourism-related special programs and events in Franklin County. Under the Director of Tourism, this position develops and implements a select number of activities, including management of the Franklin County Agricultural Fair. General marketing duties are a central duty for the position, including website updates and social media delivery – especially new and emerging platforms. Position provides limited technical and professional guidance in support of select local programs and events.  Objective of position is to increase and enhance local transient, meals, and sales tax revenues, as well as promote a greater awareness and appreciation of Franklin County as a premier tourism destination.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under general supervision of the Director of Tourism within Office of Economic Development. Supervision of contractors and volunteers is required, as well as collaboration with administrative support staff.

Typical Tasks

·         Manage, develop and maintain all aspects of operations for a select group of County-sponsored programs;

·         Manage, develop and maintain all aspects of operations for the Franklin County Agricultural Fair;

·         Create new special programs and events which target visitation beyond 50 mile radius;

·         Maintain and deploy program and event infrastructure elements, such as banners and canopy tents;

·         Support traditional marketing concepts and website updates;

·         Embrace and deploy various social media platforms– especially new and emerging platforms;

·         Supervise and compile intercept surveys and related data collection for area programs and events;

·         Regular posting of events on Virginia.org and related marketing platforms;

·         Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to support select programs and events;

·         Prepare reports associated with events, strategies and programs;

·         Collaborate with staff that is assisting with program and events planning and deployment;

·         Assist with committees, events, and programs as directed;

·         Create digital visuals using Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud.

·         Provide support updating economic development and tourism websites and social media;

·         Capture quality photographs and video/drone footage of programs and events.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the principle, materials and requirements for a range of tourism related events; knowledge of tourism marketing principles; knowledge on how to organize and conduct a special event for large groups of participants and spectators; general knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of tourism and special event program development; skill at being a team player; ability to develop advertising and marketing campaigns; general knowledge of first aid; ability to adhere to program standards and objectives outlined, and to lead volunteers and partner groups in tourism and special event activities; ability to develop and recruit partners; ability to develop unique public-private partnerships; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public and volunteers; ability to organize and meet reporting requirements for complex activities including economic impact statements; ability to utilize digital photography, video and drone filming; ability to utilize software and email including web site updating; and passion to embrace social media – especially new and emerging platforms.

Training, Education and Experience

Minimum education equivalent to a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with primary course work within any of the following: event management; tourism; marketing; recreation; public administration or a related field; and/or a minimum of two years professional experience with tourism marketing, and/or special events, and/or cultural programs. Background experience with fishing tournaments and/or agricultural fairs is ideal.  Supervisory experience is required. Knowledge and understanding of historical and cultural development preferred.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator's License.  Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office packages, as well as various social media platforms.  A working knowledge of Word Press, Adobe Creative Cloud and related design programs is desired.  Note: Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).  Will work extensively on weekends and evenings.  A non-traditional work schedule is the accepted norm. Performs other related duties as required. Professional certification in tourism related areas is preferred.

Physical Demands

Involves frequent walking, driving to observe and manage various programs and activities. Ability to traverse uneven terrain. Requires use of computers and motor vehicle operation.  Requires physical tasks including bending, stooping, and crawling, lifting and carrying items weighing 15 to 50 pounds, with occasional lifting of items weighing up to 100 pounds. 

Work Environment

Office work is generally conducted both indoors and outdoors. Special events and field work will be held both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.  Extensive countywide travel is required.  Fieldwork requires spatial interpretation, judging heights, distances, slopes and the like.  Regular contact is made with outside organizations and other internal organizational units.  Frequent direct contact anticipated with tourists and general public participants.  Frequent and regular contacts made at all levels of county staff and the general public, possibly requiring use of alternative approaches to influence outcome.  Communication is generally cooperative, and requires diplomacy, persuasion and tact. 

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to oversee the streamlined operation of the Communications Division to ensure it aligns with the objectives of the Office of the Sheriff and to provide leadership to the organization to ensure effective investment, acquisition and leveraging of appropriate technologies to meet public safety service delivery needs. Associate's Degree in computer science, public administration, business management, information systems or related field, bachelor’s preferred. 8 yrs related work exp w/6 yrs management experience desired. Candidates must pass a thorough background check. Min annual salary: $45,356(DOQE) + Benefits. Application & Job Description are available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109/HR or apply online.  Open until filled. EOE/AA Employer.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Communications primary responsibilities are to oversee the streamlined operation of the Communications Division to ensure it aligns with the objectives of the Office of the Sheriff and to provide leadership to the organization to ensure effective investment, acquisition and leveraging of appropriate technologies to meet public safety service delivery needs. The Communication Director will research, formulate and deploy long-range strategic goals for the organization including policy development, service delivery and regional involvement. Additionally, the Director will apply a broad perspective for the organization that will insure that the operation of the Emergency Communications Center aligns with the County’s overall public interest. This individual is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s emergency communications strategies and systems. Additionally, the Communication Director will provide direction and support for technology and communication solutions that enhance mission critical business operations. The Director of Communications will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective communications solutions for all aspects of the organization. These functions are performed under the general direction of the Sheriff of Franklin County.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establishes and achieves strategic, operational and business goals for the Communications
  • Division by fostering innovation, prioritizing initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of technology within the communications division.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate departmental organizational structure to support the needs of the Office of the Sheriff and other public safety agencies.
  • Acts as an advocate for the Communications vision via regular written, verbal and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users.
  • Identifies opportunities for appropriate and cost-effective investment in technology within the Communications Division to include staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.
  • Provides direction in the development of, and maintenance of, the Communications annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Oversees the development of business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for all major communications related spending initiatives.
  • Ensures Communication operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Establishes lines of control for current and proposed communications systems.
  • Defines and communicates organization-wide plans, policies, and standards for acquiring, implementing, and operating communications systems.
  • Ensures development and execution of an office-wide disaster recovery plan.
  • Pursues master agreements, where applicable, to include hardware, software and maintenance contracts.
  • Keeps current with trends and issues in the Emergency Communications industries, including current technologies, prices, and public safety impacts.
  • Advises, counsels, and educates executives and management on their financial and/or liability due to emergency communications impacts.
  • Promotes and oversees strategic relationships between Communications resources and external entities, including governments, vendors, and partner organizations.
  • Formulates and deploys long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective communications technologies.
  • Authorizes and oversees the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, and support of all hardware and software based on communication center needs.
  • Directs research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts.
  • Oversees negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Oversees Communication staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation and disciplinary actions.
  • Monitors and maintains all communications equipment.
  • Requests necessary repairs on equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education Required: Associate's Degree in computer science, public administration, business management, information systems or related field. Bachelor’s preferred.
  • 8 years related work experience
  • 6 years experience managing
  • Proven results oriented experience in strategic planning, high level organizational initiatives and policy development
  • Proven experience in Communication infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management and policy development
  • Extensive experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through day-to-day management
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Valid Virginia’s driver’s license with good driving record

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to provide leadership that motivates individuals and organizations to embrace technology and the change it involves.
  • Thorough knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and emergency management and communication systems
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to aid in identifying funding methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting and business office operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to technology and emergency communications.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.
  • Ability to research, advocate, leverage and implement technology in solving business problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Skill in negotiation and project management.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed with service mentality.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and solve problems with keen attention to detail yet including global perspective.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Subject to thorough criminal history background search with acceptable results. Must pass psychological and polygraph. Must also be able to perform the job as with supervisory responsibilities. Must be able to sit for long periods of time and work with computers.  Work done in office environment.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seeks qualified candidates for 3 FT Law Enforcement/Patrol positions. Requirements: HS diploma or equiv., valid VA driver’s license & must successfully pass: background check, drug, physical & written tests that are relevant to the position to be considered. Priority given to those who have completed training required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Corrections and/or Law Enforcement/Patrol. FT positions: annual salary $34K/DOQE+ FT Health/Leave Benefits.  An Application Patrol Sheriff Job Description(s) may be obtained in the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Applications accepted for Future Openings. EOE/AA Employer.

GENERAL DEFINITION
Performs responsible protective service work in the Sheriff’s Department. May be assigned to a variety of responsibilities depending on department/unit assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
Work is performed under the general direction of the ranking supervisor or designee.

TYPICAL TASKS

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order;
  • Investigates citizen complaints;
  • Responds to radio and telephone dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Serves warrants, makes arrests and serves civil process;
  • Testifies in court;
  • Assists in resolving domestic disputes;
  • Transports prisoners;
  • Directs traffic;
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases;
  • Prepares detailed reports;
  • Prepares statistical reports;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned. Participation in the K-9 unit requires specific training for the deputy and the K-9.  Not all deputies participate in the K-9 unit. 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the County and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to develop skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; ability to utilize office software and email.

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Completion of appropriate training prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this level of position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS
Successfully complete and maintain all state mandated requirements through a criminal justice academy.  The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s). Position may be exposed to elements of danger.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position requires the ability to spend a considerable amount of time in carrying out all law enforcement objectives with the use of a county vehicle; possession of physical agility and endurance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment is a typical field law enforcement environment.  The work involves an element of personal danger. 

Franklin County is currently accepting applications for the following lifeguard position at the Smith Mountain Lake Community Park, located at 1480 Parkway Avenue in Moneta, VA 24121.  These are considered Seasonal positions with a timeframe of May 26 until September 3.  Benefits do not apply to Seasonal positions.

LIFEGUARD(s) – Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents by strictly enforcing policies, rules and regulations.  He/she assists in preparing and maintaining records, handles rescues and provides first aid.  Applicant must be at least 16 years old and a current student or a High School graduate or equivalent. 

Salary: $8.50 per hour. 

Lifeguards must be willing to work weekends and holidays.  Applicants must be able to obtain Lifeguard Certification that will be provided by the County of Franklin.   Training is approximately 30 hours.  Required uniforms and supplies will be provided.  Applicants must be available to work the full season May-September 3.  Complete job description and application are available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Finance Suite #111 or apply online.  To be considered, applications must be submitted on line OR returned to Government Ctr, Suite #111 for first review by 5pm on Friday, March 30 , 2018.  EOE/AA employer. 

General Definition
Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents at County Park facilities. Seasonal

Organizational Tasks
Serves under the general direction of the Parks and Recreation Head Lifeguard.

Typical Tasks

  • Strictly enforces policies, rules and regulations governing conduct of patrons and promptly warns users of safety hazards;
  • Maintains order, discipline and constant surveillance of swimmers;
  • Acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency;
  • Performs rescues and follow up procedures, including administration of first aid;
  • Assists in preparing records concerning accidents, rescues, assists and first aid;
  • Performs ticket sales, retail sales and food preparation;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated abilities in the exercise of good judgment in routine and emergency situations and maintain positive working relationships with both fellow employees and the public.  Must possess considerable knowledge of water safety, rescue and first aid techniques; have thorough knowledge of emergency services and auxiliary services available in the surrounding community; and the ability to prepare and record varied reports. 

Training, Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or currently attending high school.  .

Special Requirements and Related Obligations
Must have the ability to work weekends and holidays; must have a successful criminal background check. All Lifeguard applicants must possess current certification in and maintain a valid American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.  If an applicant does not have this training, they must be willing to take the course and successfully complete it.

Physical Demands
Must be able to demonstrate high skill level in swimming, approaches, carries, resuscitation, assists and victim removal.

Work Environment
Duties are performed in an outdoor environment.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Franklin County Parks & Recreation Dept - Part-Time

Franklin County seeks a Field/Facility/Events Supervisor for Parks and Recreation Duties include:  performing responsible work in a public setting; supervision of assigned facility &  performing duties that will provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for players, spectators, parents, officials & volunteers. Must ensure facilities are maintained in a safe/clean environment during the course of the activity. Assist with Special Events as needed.  Hours are 10 – 15 per week, no benefits. Basic sports knowledge preferred. Excellent communication, diplomacy & conflict management skills required. Requires a 21 yr old person w/HS Grad or GED and some work exp. Previous work experience w/public desired.  A VA Drivers’ License and acceptable background check req. Obtain an application & job description at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, or apply online.  Rate of pay is $8.25-$10.00 DOQ/E. Application Review Weekly- Open Until Filled… EOE/AA

Franklin County is accepting applications for a Candidate pool for a FT Senior Maintenance Technician position in General Properties Department. Responsibilities include: performing skilled work in maintaining County Facilities & infrastructure; complying with OSHA regulations and all other  regulatory agencies; supervising routine maintenance & overseeing project management of improvements completed by in-house staff & outside contractors.

Working knowledge of construction practices, materials, methods & equipment; property maintenance & the equipment and tasks related to maintenance of public buildings, including knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and heating/air systems; occupational hazards and safety precautions a must. Ability to exercise independent judgment; to plan; read plans, blueprints & other construction documents; interpret & work from drawings, specifications & other technical materials. HS graduate w/extensive experience in the maintenance/construction field or equivalent preferred. Ability to operate maintenance equipment, climb ladders, lift and carry 50-100# & walk over various terrains. Salary min $30,698 DOQE; VA Drivers License req.  Obtain Application & Job Description at  Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply online.  Applicant reviews weekly. OUF/AA/EOE.

 

General Definition

Performs skilled work maintaining County Facilities and infrastructure.  Works to insure compliance with all regulatory agencies and assures that all County properties are safe and accessible.  Responsibilities include supervising routine maintenance and cleaning activities; project management of improvements completed by in-house staff and outside contractors.

Organizational Relationship

Position is under the general supervision of the Director of General Properties.

Typical Tasks

  • Schedules and sets priorities for maintenance and repair work on County buildings, vehicles and equipment. Plans, implements and evaluates all divisional programs and activities;
  • Performs buildings and grounds repair and maintenance jobs as required such as painting; carpentry, electrical, equipment maintenance and repair, masonry or refinishing jobs;
  • Assigns, schedules and directs the work of subordinates engaged in the maintenance of public buildings and grounds;
  • Checks and repairs infrastructure including maintenance equipment and other equipment;
  • Coordinates records, writes necessary reports and memoranda, coordinates maintenance and repair work with other departments and divisions in conformity to safety requirements;
  • Coordinates use of vendors for buildings, vehicles and equipment repair work;
  • Provides technical assistance in the development of service contracts and performs administration of contracts;
  • Orders maintenance supplies and materials with a great deal of independence;
  • Makes regular inspections of buildings and grounds to insure safe public use;
  • Assists in more difficult tasks, and personally performs skilled repair work;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all maintenance equipment and schedule regular repair and maintenance schedule for mechanical items;
  • Provides support at special events including site preparation, set-up and take-down, and repair of facilities due to heavy public use;
  • Reviews construction and project plans and sites; provides technical advice on installation and maintenance aspects of construction projects; interpret and explain standards; makes corrections; takes and recommends alternative courses of action;
  • Provides input on new projects and improvement plans; plans, coordinates and supervises smaller renovation projects; meets with contractors; provides direction, coordination and assistance to various departments, outside agencies and community groups; assists in preparing specification, selecting contractors and supervising larger projects;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of property maintenance and the equipment and tasks related to maintenance of public buildings; thorough knowledge of building codes and fire code and the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; ability to exercise independent judgment in determining operation conditions; ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of maintenance staff; thorough knowledge of plumbing, electrical, building and turf management, and ability to establish and maintain accurate records.  Thorough knowledge of modern construction practices, materials, methods and equipments; ability to read plans, blueprints and other construction documents. Ability to interpret and work from drawings, specifications and other technical materials. Ability to produce good oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills required.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocation school and extensive experience including some experience in building maintenance work and project coordination.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Certification in one or more of building trades may be required.  May be required to obtain specialized certifications as necessary. Position may require evening, weekend, holiday or irregular work schedule. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Note: Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

Physical Demands

Involves frequent walking and occasionally over rough or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying objects weighing 15-50 pounds, with occasional lifting of items weighing over 100 pounds.  Involves climbing ladders, stooping and crawling in confined spaces. Frequent operation of vehicles, shop and hand tools, requiring manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination.

Work Environment

In general the job is performed in a climate controlled office setting.  However, outdoor visits to sites with various terrain and in varying weather conditions may occur during all seasons of the year. 

NOTE

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Franklin County Solid Waste department seeks dependable part time Collection Site Attendants to work at the residential solid waste collection sites. Duties include: receiving, classifying & processing solid waste; cleaning & maintaining convenience center equipment & grounds. Performs maintenance as needed and operates the refuse compactor safely.  Assist citizens with proper disposal of solid waste. HS education or equivalent & a valid VA driver’s license w/a successful background check req. Able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly & work outside. Rate: $8.55 per hr, no benefits.  Description & application available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109 or apply online.  OUF-VA/AA/EOE. 

General Definition                                                                                                                                            

Performs responsible semiskilled and unskilled work maintaining residential solid waste collection centers; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision. 

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Collection Site Manager

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

Receiving, classifying and processing solid waste; cleaning and maintaining convenience center equipment and grounds.
Assists residents in the proper disposal of waste and recyclable material; encourages residents to recycle;
Ensures residents use facility in a safe and efficient manner. Notifies supervisor of any safety concerns or problems;
Monitors the collection site to ensure that only County residents are using the centers;
Operates the refuse compactor and notifies the Solid Waste Office when pulls are necessary;
Maintains open tops and recycle bins;
Cleans and collects litter at the collection site and surrounding areas;
Maintains a clean and organized working area;
Opens and closes the collection site as directed by the Supervisor;
Secures all equipment, buildings and gates upon closing;
Performs preventive maintenance on specified equipment;
Notifies the Solid Waste Office if any site maintenance is required;
Collects Money Orders for Tire Disposal;
Performs related tasks as required.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of the methods used in equipment operation. The ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions accurately; dependability; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and general public.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of  high school

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia that is acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

Physical Demands

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, and lifting; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; must be able to lift 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, vibration, dust and odors.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

FT & PT POSITIONS

Franklin County Public Safety Department seeks applicants for full & part time EMT and Paramedic Fire Fighters to fill current and future vacancies. Duties include: performing work in emergency medical services; fire suppression; ALS/BLS stabilization procedures & transport; public education; PR event staffing; routine fire and EMS training.  HS graduate/equivalent with a minimum of 1 year 9-1-1 EMS exp preferred. Minimum training of current Virginia EMT, Virginia FF1 certified, CPR and EVOC required. Starting EMT pay for 12 hour shifts: $30,698 and $34,536 for 24 hour shifts. Starting Paramedic pay for 12 hour shifts: $33,845 and $38,075 for 24 hour shifts. Application available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply on line.  Qualified candidate applications will be kept on file until December 2018.  Applications will be reviewed periodically for part time and/or full time candidates throughout the year. AA/EOE.

General Definition

Performs difficult protective services work in regard to emergency medical services and fire suppression; engages directly in providing advanced life support and stabilization procedures at the scene of a medical emergency and during transport to medical facilities; engages directly in fire suppression activities and response to fire related incidents as required; does related EMS, fire and emergency services work as required.

Organizational Relationship

The position will work for the Department of Public Safety. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Operations Captain.

Typical Tasks

Acts in the capacity of Paramedic/Firefighter.
Provides Advanced Life Support and other EMS stabilization procedures.
Performs rescue from potentially life-threatening situations.
Assists in the protection of property via fire-suppression and fire related activities.
Assists with Hazardous Materials Incident responses.
Prepares accurate records and reports as required for EMS and fire related responses.
Operates emergency equipment and vehicle as required.
Assists in maintenance of equipment related to the County EMS/Fire service.
Assists in maintenance of buildings and grounds related to the County EMS/Fire service.
Assists in maintenance of vehicles related to County EMS/Fire service.
Assists in maintenance of water distribution appurtenances related to fire suppression.
Replenishes supplies and materials as needed for County EMS/Fire service.
Assists in fire and safety inspections/investigations of public and private property as required.
Assists in providing EMS, Fire, and general Safety training to the public.
Assists in providing EMS, Fire and Hazardous Materials training to volunteers.
Other tasks and activities as assigned in reference to EMS, Fire and Emergency Services.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of emergency medical care and advanced life support techniques; working knowledge of fire fighting techniques; ability to work cooperatively with other emergency services personnel under hazardous or stressful conditions; ability to assist in managing emergency medical services incidents making appropriate decisions in regard to patient care; ability to assist in managing emergency fire incidents making appropriate decisions in regard to fire suppression and property protection; ability to foster and maintain a positive working relationship with volunteer personnel and the public; have an aptitude for mechanical and manual work and be in excellent physical condition. Must be willing and able to develop a working knowledge of all aspects of Public Safety activities within Franklin County and be willing and able to complete various tasks associated with the provision of these services.

Training, Education and Experience

Must possess education equivalent to graduation from high school with additional course work in relevant college level courses; possession of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic; Virginia Department of Fire Programs Fire Fighter 1 certification or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment; Virginia Department of Fire Programs Hazardous Materials Response – Operations Level certification or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment; EVOC certification; a minimum of 1 year ALS EMS experience. Continuation of employment will be dependent on maintaining certification requirements.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Candidate must undergo and successfully complete a criminal background investigation and driving record investigation; successful completion of a drug screening program; possession of a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operators license; employment will be pending on successful completion of a physical examination in regard to acceptable standards of the general physical condition of the applicant as defined by the NFPA for similar employment positions; the use of ANY tobacco products may be cause for disqualification for employment.

Physical Demands

Candidate should be able to lift 100 lbs. and may be required to pass a medical exam and/or run 1.5 miles at a time set by age and sex; work in stressful, demanding and hazardous environments; and perform work while wearing a respirator.

Work Environment

Individual must be able to perform work in all types of hazardous environments including but not limited to natural, man-made and environments that are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). Individual must be able to work in law enforcement situations. Individual should be able to lift more than 100 lbs on a regular basis

Note

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

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