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

Police Officer


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

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

Cemetery Groundskeeper

Public Works

An employee in this position is responsible for assisting in the groundskeeping of Cedarwood Cemetery.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in operating various related equipment such as a weed-eater and lawnmower.
  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Assist with the care for and maintain public landscaping and grounds around and within Cedarwood Cemetery.
  • Gather and organize materials for each landscaping project.
  • Ensure that litter and other debris is collected.
  • Responsible for fertilizing, cutting, pruning and trimming all greenery, removing snow and ice, raking leaves and providing overall maintenance of cemetery landscaping.
  • Maintain cemetery grave sites.
  • Other duties include ensuring customer satisfaction and assisting in storm/damage clean up.

Position is Open Until Filled


Street Maintenance Worker

Public Works

An employee in this class must be able to perform a variety of semi-skilled and manual labor tasks related to the maintenance of streets, storm drains, driveways, cemetery and public buildings and grounds.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as cutting lawns, painting, using power hand equipment, repairing driveways, replacing storm drain pipe, repairing curb and gutters.
  • work may include performing various horticultural and ground maintenance tasks, building maintenance tasks and operating some light equipment.
  • responds to public requests and questions with courtesy and tact.
  • operates all equipment necessary to complete assigned tasks such as tractors, hand tools and mowers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • must have good communication and customer service skills
  • must have a valid NC Driver's License

Position Open Until Filled

Athletics Field Maintenance

Parks & Recreation

An employee in this class is responsible for the supervising and participation in the operations within the Maintenance Division of the Parks and Recreation Department.  An employee in this position oversees and performs responsible supervisory and skilled work in the preparation and maintenance of City-owned athletic grounds and ball fields.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Supervises and performs field maintenance for all athletic fields including dragging, lining and mowing fields; coordinates and schedules field times with leagues; ensures concession stands and restrooms are clean and in working order.
  • Supervises and participates in implementation of the Department's turf management program with effective spraying, aerating and general turf maintenance practices for athletic fields.
  • Supervises various adult and youth sports in the absence of a TJ Davis program supervisor.
  • Trains and instructs workers in the appropriate safety procedures and adheres to City and Departmental safety procedures and policies.
  • Assists in coordinating use of available equipment, materials and workforce to obtain maximum effectiveness and safety.
  • Coordinates and inspects all MSDS sheets for all buildings and grounds in conjunction with facility supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • must have good communication skills and customer service skills
  • must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license
  • must have or have the ability to obtain a North Carolina Pesticide Application license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or higher in parks and recreation management, sports management or turfgrass management

Position is Opened 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

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