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The City of Roanoke Rapids is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Code Enforcement Officer/ Building Inspector

Planning & Community Development

The City of Roanoke Rapids seeks a Code Enforcement Officer/ Building Inspector with professional experience performing inspections and interpreting State and local building code in four core trade areas - building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the building construction industry and/or enforcement of code standards
  • A minimum of NC Level I Standard Certifications in all trades and ability to obtain Standard Level II Certification or higher in each trade within two (2) years of hire date
  • Possession of a North Carolina Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A two (2) year associate's trade degree or bachelor's degree in construction management or similar field
  • NC General Contractor's License
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Level II or Level III Building, Electrical, Mechanical and/or Plumbing Inspector in the State of North Carolina.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Review planning and development site plans, blueprints, and commercial and residential permit applications in a timely manner.
  • Inspect building construction for compliance with local and State codes in all four trade areas.
  • Interpret local and State department codes, regulations, policies and standards.  Work with the Planning Director to recommend and advise amendments/updates to local code as needed.
  • Advise contractors, engineers, developers, property owners and the general public on interpretation and application of local and State building code.
  • Notify responsible parties of defects; re-inspections to determine if corrective actions have been taken; issue stop work orders if necessary.
  • Inspect mobile homes to ensure they meet the City's local zoning ordinance and State regulations.
  • Inspect gas piping and gas appliance installations to ensure compliance with State regulations.
  • Maintain records of inspections and prepare necessary departmental reports.
  • Represent the Planning & Community Development Department at City Council meetings, Planning Board Meetings, Board of Adjustment Meetings and other public meetings related to the City's code enforcement and building inspections program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Position opened until filled.

Police Officer

(Certified)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be high school graduate or hold GED certificate
  • Must be able to furnish documentary evidence showing the applicant has met the education requirement for the criminal justice field of expected employment
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principle relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship of having had a similar position for one to two years
  • Possession of valid driver's license with an active and consecutive 3-year satisfactory verifiable driving history.  Driving history will be checked, (Must be able to be licensed in the state of North Carolina)
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Training & Standards Commission

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Patrol streets by foot or in police vehicle; examine premises including unoccupied residences and commercial properties; detect unusual conditions; maintain surveillance and observation of stolen cars, missing persons, suspects; report public safety issues such as dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights or other hazardous conditions.
  • Respond to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; complete calls by assessing true nature of situation and taking applicable measures to resolve the situation.
  • Investigate traffic accidents, issue traffic citations, direct traffic and participate in other emergency operations.
  • Serve warrants; apprehend and process criminal suspects and transport to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
  • Prepare records and reports.
  • Advise the public on laws and local ordinances.

Applicants MUST Submit a City of Roanoke Rapids POLICE Application

Position is Open Until Filled

P.A.C.E

Police Officer

(Certified)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of law enforcement experience.
  • This position will be working as a Proactive Community Engagement (PACE) team member.
  • The PACE team immediate supervisor will be in Administrative Captain, with Criminal Investigations Division Captain overseeing the operations.
  • Most possess the technical skills and desire to conduct criminal/ narcotics investigations and have a thorough understanding of interview/ interrogation techniques, surveillance techniques, manage informants, manage confidential funds and understand criminal/ narcotics statutes on state and federal level.
  • Must be familiar with GANGNET and understand how to validate a gang member and the NC General Statutes related to gangs.
  • Must be familiar with statutes related to violent crimes on state and federal level.
  • Must be proficient in case management.
  • Must have the ability to conduct research on specific topics, suspects, property records, crime statistics/trends and DMV records.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have the ability to present/educate diverse audiences on various topics.
  • Must be able to organize community events.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Power Point, Excel and Word.
  • Must participate in an oral interview, presentation and other documents may be required when interviewed.

Applicants MUST Submit a City of Roanoke Rapids POLICE Application

Position is Open Until Filled 

Firefighter Applicant Pool

The City of Roanoke Rapids is accepting Firefighter applications to establish an eligibility list (applicant pool) from which selections will be made as positions become available. 

An employee in this position performs general fire fighting work including but not limited to preparing equipment for responding to fire calls, fighting fires, fire salvage and equipment/ fire vehicle maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be of good character, be in good physical condition and pass a drug test
  • Must be high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Must have or be able to obtain a North Carolina or Virginia Class B driver's license
  • Must have WorkKeys Silver Certificate (or higher) | Contact Halifax Community College for more information (252-536-6393)
  • Firefighter experience preferred but not required

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Provides responses to fires and emergency calls; participates in hazardous material response and prevention programs.
  • Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fire including rescue, entry, ventilation and salvage work.
  • Performs routine maintenance and servicing of equipment including washing and waxing trucks, checking batteries, checking fuel and oil levels, cleaning and drying hoses, inspecting hose and hose connections, etc.
  • Participates in continuing education training programs.
  • Reports facility maintenance, radio, vehicle and equipment problems to appropriate level of authority.
  • Attends in-service classes to maintain current knowledge of fire suppression and emergency medical technology.
  • Participate in physical trainings.

Applicants MUST Submit a City of Roanoke Rapids FIRE Application

Applicant Pool Applications Are Accepted Year Round

Property Maintenance Worker 

Parks & Recreation

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Public Works

An employee in this position performs various skilled trades work for the maintenance of Parks & Recreation or Public Works buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of building trades and/or grounds maintenance.
  • Must be physically able to lift up to 100 lbs and perform basic life functions including but not limited to climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Work as a member of a crew to perform trades construction and repair work at various grounds and facilities.
  • Repair and maintain interior and exterior lighting; install and replace electrical fixtures, switches and outlets.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing fixtures, drains, valves and other required maintenance to restrooms and kitchen facilities.
  • Repair, remodel or replace various carpentry work including but not limited to walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, and cabinets.
  • Paint a variety of surfaces, repair carpet, move furniture, set up rooms and facilities for functions.
  • Participate in the City's safety programs and adhere to Department safety procedures and policies.

Position is Open Until Filled

Refuse Equipment Operator

Public Works

An employee in this class operates a hydraulic knuckleboom loader or related sanitation equipment on an assigned route to collect and dispose of refuse in residential and commercial business areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • must have a valid NC CDL (Commercial Driver's License) 

Position Open Until Filled

(Part Time)

Public Works Worker

Public Works

An employee in this position performs skilled technical and trades work in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment.  Job duties include but are not limited to grass cutting, leaf collection, street maintenance and other duties necessary in the Public Works Department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • must have a valid NC Driver's License

Position Open Until Filled

(Part Time) Building Supervisor

Parks & Recreation

An employee in this position may include any of the Parks & Recreation facilities:

 -  T J Davis Recreation                -  Aquatic Center                   -  Jo Story Senior Center

 -  Chaloner Recreation Center       - Canal Museum                 -  Roanoke Rapids Public Library

 -  Kirkwood Adams Community Center         - Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall 

This employee will supervise scheduled activities and is the City's point of contact during these activities.

Hours are mainly evenings and weekends according to activities that are scheduled.

 

Position is Open Until Filled

   The City of Roanoke Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications may be obtained at www.roanokerapidsnc.com

(click on Employment Application on right hand side of this page)

or may be picked up at City Hall – 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 

Christina Caudle – Human Resources Director – City of Roanoke Rapids 

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Phone: (252) 533-2845 – Fax (252) 537-2097

Leaf Collection Notification

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     The Property Maintenance Department collects loose leaves November - February.  Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or special arrangements. Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk or street. Do not rake or...

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