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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

Patricia E. Barnes, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP
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 109, 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.

 

Franklin County Sheriff’s E911 Communications/Dispatch Center seeks candidates for FT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Position(s). Responsibilities include: receiving E911 emergency & non-emergency calls; comprehending & documenting information quickly; & dispatching appropriate emergency first responders to the scene.  Position requires quick & calm reactions under pressure while sitting & typing information communicated via a headset. A HS diploma or equiv w/computer typing & listening skills req. Shifts & hours may vary & living within 30 minutes of Rocky Mount pref. VA driver’s license req.  Min Salary $30,779 DOQE. Apply on line or obtain a job description & application at the Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount. Open until filled…EOE/AA.

General Definition

Serves the community as a public safety 911 Communications Officer.  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 or designee.  The Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lieutenant is the Officer in charge of the 911 Center. The Lead Communication Officer will assume supervisory responsibility for the staff and department while on shift or in the absence of the Supervisor.  In an emergency, if the Lead and the Supervisor cannot be reached, follow the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement chain of command. 

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;
  • Accurately conveys complete 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;
  • Accurately files appropriate records and written information;
  • Updates training on equipment as required to utilize equipment accurately;
  • Operates under periods of extreme stress;
  • Complies with confidentiality requirements of position;
  • 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. Completes training as required by position.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Successfully completes and maintains 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:  Employee/Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).  This is a 24/7 operation and the Employee/Applicant will be expected to cover other shifts if requested by the Lead Communications Officer; the Supervisor and/or designee.  The shift that the person is assigned to may change and is not guaranteed to remain the same as when hired.

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.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

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 County of Franklin seeks a full time Lead Library Assistant for the Franklin County Public Library System. The Lead Library Assistant is responsible for supervising and supporting the circulation desk staff while performing library aide duties and handling customer service issues on a daily basis. Trains new employees to provide consistency in policy and practice on the various processes at the front desk. Based at Rocky Mount location but floating substitute for Westlake and Bookmobile when needed. Candidate must be flexible to work Saturdays and evenings as required. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an AAS degree.  Experience in general library functions preferred. Training in Customer Service preferred. Must enjoy working with people of all ages. Annual Min Salary $24,053. Application & description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, Rocky Mount, OR apply on line. Application Reviews Daily OUF/EOE.

General Definition

The Lead Library Assistant is responsible for supervising and supporting the circulation desk staff while performing library aide duties and handling customer service issues on a daily basis. Trains new employees to provide consistency in policy and practice on the various processes at the front desk. Based at Rocky Mount location but floating substitute for Westlake and Bookmobile when needed.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed mostly independently under the supervision of Assistant Director.

Typical Tasks

  • Supports the employees at the front circulation desk and handles the day to day operational issues;
  • Assists other Library Aides with resolving patron complaints;
  • Charges and discharges books; Prepares patron registration cards;
  • 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;
  • Assists with programs and displays;
  • Assists with maintenance of the adult dept. collection by adding donated items and deselecting outdated/damaged items, assists with the increasing technology requirements.
  • May be cross trained on other functions within the Library System;
  • Acts as a “Floater” to assist with staffing needs, Monday-Saturday and Evenings, at the Circulation Desk, Children’s Department, Westlake Branch and Bookmobile.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Excellent customer service skills; upbeat, positive demeanor required. Extensive knowledge of the procedures, practices and equipment of a public library; ability to learn varied library tasks readily and to adhere to prescribed processes and routines; ability to establish and maintain effective, positive and professional working relationships with internal external customers; 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 an AAS degree.  Experience in general library functions preferred. Training in Customer Service preferred. 

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Availability to adjust to schedule changes quickly. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and current library software.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time; lift 10 pounds, bend stoop and climb ladders and have dexterity to operate various computer and office equipment.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a library/office environment.  May include traveling working in a “Bookmobile” environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

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 seeks a FT Athletics Specialist for Parks & Recreation. This position oversees athletic operations with the County of Franklin’s Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for creating & maintaining a positive environment for everyone involved with team sports. Develops, delivers, supervises & evaluates athletic activities. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one to three years related experience in recreational programming. Associates or Bachelors’ degree preferred.  Minimum starting salary: $25,256 DOQE w/Excellent Benefits.  Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount OR apply online.   1st Review Date 3/18/2019. OUF. EOE.

General Definition

This position oversees athletic operations with the County of Franklin’s Parks and Recreation Department.  The primary responsibility for this position is to create and maintain a positive environment for players, coaches and spectators involved with team sports. 

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed within the Parks and Recreation Department under the general supervision of the Athletics Manager or designee.

Typical Tasks

  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates athletic activities;
  • Recruits, trains, schedules, and evaluates officials;
  • Supervises athletic games to ensure the safety and customer service for players, coaches and spectators;
  • Assists the public with registrations for activities and rentals;
  • Provides documentation concerning evaluations, misconduct, accident/incident reports, or any other written reports;
  • Checks, maintains and inventories equipment, supplies, and materials;
  • Promotes recreational offerings through departmental platforms;
  • Prepares, submits, and maintains records and reports on program activities;
  • Utilizes registration software;
  • Processes payroll for game staff;
  • Maintains mailing lists/files;
  • Oversees subordinate personnel;
  • Completes all specified trainings;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the philosophy, principals and practices of reactional athletic programs and activities; Ability to work well in a public setting and have the ability to show confidence in conflict management.  Excellent oral and written skills.  Knowledge of the operations of a recreational facility; ability to establish and sustain effective working relationships with employees and general public; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to adhere to regulations and industry standards; ability to prepare and maintain records; and the ability to utilize office software and email.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one to three years related experience in recreational programming and/or working in recreation center atmosphere or equivalent. Associates or Bachelors degree preferred.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The successful applicant should possess and maintain a valid Virginia motor vehicle operator’s license.  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier (s).  May be required to obtain certifications according to industry standards and requirements.

Physical Demands

Lifting and carrying objects weighing 15-50 pounds.  Requires manipulative and hand-eye coordination skills, use of computers and motor vehicle operation. 

Work Environment

Work is mostly performed in an indoor recreation facility environment however some work is conducted in outdoors.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

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, is accepting applications for a FT Development Review Specialist II in the Planning and Community Development Department. Duties include: reviewing non-discretionary applications for various land development permits, inspecting permitted development sites, performing site compliance inspections for commercial and residential sites & enforcing the County Code for Zoning, Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Subdivision, Manufactured Home, & Water & Sewer regulations.  Min. of two (2) years experience in land planning, engineering, surveying, design, environmental science, public administration, or related field req.  Bachelors Degree pref.  Select Certifications required within twelve (12) months of hire. Annual salary $37,314 DOQE. Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply online. EOE/AA-OUF 1stReview March 18, 2019

General Definition

Under the supervision of the Director of Planning & Community Development, and under the general direction of the Development Review Coordinator, this position performs professional work reviewing non-discretionary applications for various land development permits, inspecting permitted development sites, and enforcing the County Code as it relates to Zoning, Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Subdivision, Manufactured Home, and Water and Sewer regulations.  Performs site compliance inspections for commercial and residential sites.  Works extensively and continually builds working relationships with citizens and developers to resolve situations of non-compliance with adopted regulations.

Organizational Relationship

Position is supervised by the Director of Planning & Community Development.  In addition, this position takes general direction from the Development Review Coordinator.  The position requires coordination among the County's Development Services partners, including Building Inspections, Commerce & Leisure Services, Public Works, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Transportation, Western Virginia Water Authority, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation, etc.

Typical Tasks

  • Reviews and approves applications for: Zoning permits; Land Use permits; Erosion & Sediment Control permits; Stormwater  Management permits; Subdivisions; Site Plans; and other non-discretionary applications of County Code.
  • Inspects sites for compliance with approved permits.
  • Enforces County regulations related to land development; issues Notices of Violation, Field Correction Notices, and similar correspondence to attain compliance with adopted regulations.
  • Serves in the capacity of Plan Reviewer and Inspector, in accordance with state-mandated requirements for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management.  Maintains appropriate state certifications for plan review and inspections.
  • Reviews and maintains adequate surety (bonds, letters of credit, cash escrow accounts) for plans and permits that require surety.  Performs inspections to ensure work is completed and satisfactory prior to release of surety.
  • Provides general assistance to and fields inquiries from citizens, developers, design professionals, and other community stakeholders, on issues related to non-discretionary permit requirements.
  • Recommends legal action to enforce County Ordinances, prepares case chronologies and presents evidence in court as required.
  • Maintains case files of complaints, violations and inspections and prepares monthly and yearly reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Professional  working knowledge of state and local regulations related to land development.  General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of planning and zoning.  Professional working knowledge of County legal procedures as related to the enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, building contractors, surveyors, engineers, County Officials and the general public.  Ability to thoroughly understand and assist customers with complying with code, and enforce County regulations with firmness, tack, respect and impartiality.

Training, Education and Experience

A minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of land planning, engineering, surveying, design, environmental science, public administration, or a closely related field.  Bachelors Degree in a related field preferred.  Customer service training and experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Virginia certification in Plan Review and Inspection for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management within twelve (12) months of hire date for this position.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Excellent writing and communication skills desired.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit for long periods of time while operating a computer and telephone.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to conduct site visits and negotiate terrain with varying slopes and ground conditions, in varying weather conditions

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. 

 

 

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 25 until September 2.  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 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.  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 #109 for first review by 5pm on Monday, March 18, 2019.  EOE/AA employer. 

General Definition

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

Organizational Relationship

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.  Incumbent should have a minimum of one year of experience in lifeguarding.

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.

Physical Demands

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

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

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 seeks a PT OUTREACH & GROUP/CLASS FACILITATOR- Clean VA Driver’s License req. Position is Grant Funded & is dependent on Grant Approval annually. Rotating shifts w/varied hours, 20 – 29 a week. Hourly Rate:   $15.51.  Education & exp equiv to a 4 yr degree in a field relative to counseling, social work, psychology, domestic violence, community organization, education or childhood development.  Knowledge of: the dynamics & effects of domestic violence & child abuse/neglect & effective treatment methods. Duties: Performs Outreach, group/class facilitation & case management of all group and class domestic violence clients.  Application & full job description available at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, or online at www.franklincountyva.gov.  Grant Position .EOE/AA. OUF-Weekly Reviews.

General Definition

Performs Outreach, group/class facilitation and case management of all group and class domestic violence clients thru these direct services; and actively promotes public awareness of domestic violence in the County.  Outreach thru program specific guidelines for direct victim services thru Danger Assessments; Crisis Management; LAP calls and Brief Contacts.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Family Resources.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as may be assigned.

Typical tasks

  • Maintain a daily log;
  • Perform domestic violence hotline and domestic violence crisis back-up on-call if assigned;
  • Information and Referral for domestic violence clients and callers for services to community;
  • Individual Safety Plan development with domestic violence victims;
  • Crisis intervention and full intakes of domestic violence clients;
  • Domestic Violence Crisis assistance off-site such as: ER, Magistrates office, other professional agencies, schools, churches, etc.;
  • Emergency transportation of domestic violence clients;
  • Danger Assessment/Lethality Assessment/Reproductive Coercion of domestic violence clients;
  • Maintain all domestic violence client files and proper documentation;
  • Enter domestic violence client stat data information on the proper VAdata forms on VAdata website;
  • Conducts exit Interviews with domestic violence clients;
  • Group & Class facilitation for Adult victims and case management of participants;
  • Case Management of all Safety In Staying Program and Follow-Up Program clients;
  • Actively promotes FRC domestic violence services;
  • Educate domestic violence clients of the dynamics and effects of domestic violence on children;
  • Maintains confidentiality of clients according to the law;
  • Seeks ongoing professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect on a child/children and effective treatment methods.  Ability to handle confidential information in a proper manner; ability to comprehend complex needs of clients and thus develop or locate resources to meet these needs; ability to develop and administer programs as requested by Director; ability to interpret and implement agency policies and procedures; ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, as well as shelter clientele; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment and clerical techniques; ability to perform research and prepare reports; and ability to organize and perform work independently.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from a four year accredited college or university in a field relating to counseling, social work, psychology, domestic violence, community organization, education or childhood development

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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).  The understanding that this position is Grant funded and future employment is subject to grant monies awarded.  Candidate must be able to work rotating shift with varying hours.

Physical Demands

Include driving and/or riding in a vehicle at least 2 times per week, from 15 minutes to 5 hours time spans.

Work Environment

The main work environment will be in an office setting or space comparable to.  Travel will occur at least two times per week for outreach, indoor meetings, emergency transportation of clients, and to participate in training.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

Franklin County, VA, is seeking qualified candidates to fill the part-time position of Development Review Specialist I, in Planning & Community Development. Duties: Reviews non-discretionary applications for various land development permits, inspects permitted development sites, & enforces the County Code. Minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of land planning, engineering, surveying, design, environmental science, public administration, or closely-related field required; bachelor's degree pref.  Hours are M-F, minimum 20 hours a week.  Min Hourly Rate: $16.53 w/part-time vac, sick & holiday benefits.  Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply online.  Weekly Reviews starting 2/6/19-OUF AA/EOE.

General Definition

Under the supervision and direction of the Development Review Coordinator, this position performs professional work reviewing non-discretionary applications for various land development permits, and assists in inspections and enforcement of the County Code as it relates to Zoning, Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Subdivision, Manufactured Homes, and Water and Sewer regulations.  Works extensively and continually builds working relationships with citizens and developers to resolve situations of non-compliance with adopted regulations.

Organizational Relationship

Position is supervised by the Principle Planner.  The position requires coordination among the County's Development Services partners, including Building Inspections, Economic Development, Public Works, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Transportation, Western Virginia Water Authority, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation, etc.

Typical tasks

  • Reviews and approves applications for: Zoning permits; Land Use permits; Subdivisions; Site Plans; and other non-discretionary applications of County Code.
  • Manages the routing of permit applications to various review agencies; collects and synthesizes review comments; communicates comments to applicants.
  • Performs inspections for compliance with approved permits.
  • Assists in the enforcement of County regulations related to land development, including issuance of Notices of Violation and similar correspondence to attain compliance with adopted regulations.
  • Serves in the capacity of Inspector, in accordance with state-mandated requirements for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management.  Maintains appropriate state certifications for inspections.
  • Reviews and maintains adequate surety (bonds, letters of credit, cash escrow accounts) for plans and permits that require surety.  Performs inspections to ensure work is completed and satisfactory prior to release of surety.
  • Provides general assistance to and fields inquiries from citizens, developers, design professionals, and other community stakeholders, on issues related to non-discretionary permit requirements.
  • Recommends legal action to enforce County Ordinances, prepares case chronologies and presents evidence in court as required.
  • Maintains case files of complaints, violations and inspections and prepares monthly and yearly reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Professional  working knowledge of state and local regulations related to land development.  General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of planning and zoning.  Professional working knowledge of County legal procedures as related to the enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, building contractors, surveyors, engineers, County Officials and the general public.  Ability to thoroughly understand and assist customers with complying with code, and enforce County regulations with firmness, tact, respect and impartiality.

Training, Education and Experience

A minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of land planning, engineering, surveying, design, environmental science, public administration, or a closely related field.  Bachelors Degree in a related field preferred.  Customer service training and experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Virginia certification in Inspection for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management within twelve (12) months of hire date for this position.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Excellent writing and communication skills desired.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit for long periods of time while operating a computer and telephone.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to conduct site visits and negotiate terrain with varying slopes and ground conditions, in varying weather conditions

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. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER(s) – FT & PT POSITIONS

Franklin County Public Safety Department seeks applicants, effective March 1, 2019 for full & part time paramedic/FF current and future vacancies. Duties include: performing work in emergency medical services; fire suppression; ALS/EMS stabilization procedures & transport.  HS graduate/equivalent w/a minimum of 1year ALS/EMS experience preferred. Paramedic(ALS)/FF FT min salary $38,000 & PT Hrly $16.56. In addition, EMT(BLS)/FF will be considered at a min FT salary of $34,800 & PT Hrly $15.24. Obtain application at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply on line. OUF AA/EEO employer.

 

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; assist with general grounds upkeep including mowing, weed eating and snow removal, as needed.

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;
  • Available to work occasional after hours as needed;
  • 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 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