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

Finance

Director

We are seeking a highly motivated leader with experience in municipal finance operations to serve as our next Finance Director!  The position will lead the City's Finance Department and manage areas including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, banking, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, debt service and more.  The position reports to the City Manager and will seek to accomplish the goals and objectives established by City Council.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, finance or a closely related field of study
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in municipal finance administration that also includes supervisory/ management experience
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, NCGFOA or comparable professional designation/ certificate
  • Master's degree in business administration, public administration or another closely related field of study

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Establish and maintain citywide accounting and report systems pursuant to GAAP and GASB standards
  • Plan, organize, manage, integrate and evaluate day-to-day operations of the Finance Department; provide finance oversight to all City Departments
  • Oversee preparation of fiscal statements and accounting systems; coordinate annual audit process
  • Prepare revenue estimates and coordinate budget preparation and review
  • Analyze the City's existing debt structure, project future financing needs and identify options for funding
  • Research, analyze, draft and recommend financial policy and procedures to manage the City's finance health and effectively implement accepted government accounting policies and procedures

Position is Open Until Filled

Please include letter of intent and resume with application

Planning

Director

We are seeking a proven leader with experience in municipal development services to serve as our next Planning & Development Director! The position is responsible for all planning and development activities including the current and long-range planning and community development programs, building inspections, code enforcement and minimum housing programs.  The position reports to the City Manager and will seek to accomplish goals and objectives established by City Council.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in planning or a closely related field of study
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in municipal planning, development and zoning administration that also includes supervisory/ management experience
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP, AIA or comparable professional designation/ certificate
  • Master's degree in planning, public administration or another closely related field of study
  • Background in urban planning, land use, architecture or historic preservation 

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Plan, organize, manage, integrate and evaluate the work of the Planning & Development department to include establishing and monitoring performance against annual budgets
  • Direct the review of site plans, surveys, zoning proposals and permit applications in a timely manner
  • Interpret the City's codes, regulations, plans, maps, policies and functions and advise amendments/ updates as needed
  • Ensure conformance to City plans and regulations through code enforcement strategies
  • Perform and manage research and analysis for presentations on special projects and issues related to planning and community development
  • Possess strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, property owners, business owners and other professional peers
  • Ensure response and resolution to citizen inquiries and complaints related to planning and development activities

Position is Open Until Filled

Please include letter of intent and resume with application

Main Street

Development

Director

We are seeking an energetic leader with experience in community, business and downtown development services to serve as our next Main Street Development Director!  The position coordinates activity within the Roanoke Rapids Historic District that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development.  The Main Street Development Director is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the local Main Street program as well as being the principal on-site staff person to represent the community locally, regionally, statewide and nationally as appropriate.  The position reports to the City Manager and serves as the liaison to the local Main Street Roanoke Rapids Board of Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in business or a related field of study
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in community development, business recruitment or retention, or downtown development
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSARP or comparable professional designation/ certificate
  • Background in architecture, economic development and/or historic preservation

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Coordinate all activities of the Main Street program and ensure effective communication between all involved parties
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the Roanoke Rapids Main Street program including all reporting required by the State Main Street agency and the National Main Street Center
  • Work with stakeholders to develop downtown economic development strategies that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community's human and economic resources
  • Develop an annual action plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program that includes a five-year vision, an organizational mission and implementation strategies that focus on four core areas: Design/ Historic Preservation, Promotion, Organization/ Management and Economic Vitality/ Development
  • Conduct ongoing PR and educational programs intended to enhance downtown assets and foster an understanding of the importance of the local Main Street program's goals and objectives
  • Assist tenant and property owners with building improvement projects
  • Encourage a cooperative climate between downtown stakeholders and public officials
  • Coordinate promotional activities that attract people to the main street district
  • Help build strong working relationships with various public agencies
  • Develop and maintain data systems to track process and progress of the local Main Street program

Position is Open Until Filled

Please include letter of intent and resume with application

Planner

An employee in this position is devoted to professional urban planning services including land use planning, development reviews and various GIS mapping software projects.  This position reports to the Planning & Development Director and will seek to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in planning or a closely related field of study
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in GIS mapping, municipal planning or zoning administration
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP, AIA or comparable professional designation/ certificate
  • Extensive experience with GIS mapping software
  • Background in urban planning, land use or historic preservation

Position is Open Until Filled

Please include letter of intent and resume with application

Aquatics Supervisor

Parks &

Recreation

  An employee in this position performs responsible professional work in planning, organizing, marketing, maintaining and supervising an Indoor Pool and a large area-wide outdoor pool.

 

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in recreation, physical education, or related field, and 2-5 years of experience as a lifeguard or aquatics instructor; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Possession of a current valid N. C. Driver's License
  • Must have or be able to obtain in a specified time frame American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Training Instructor, WSI (Water Safety Instructor), First Aid and CPR, and CPO Certifications.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of operation of the principles, practices, teaching techniques, and safety skills of Red Cross lifesaving and swimming.  

 Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Recruits, trains, assigns, supervises and direct aquatic staff; provides regular in-service training to maintain lifeguard's certification
  • Performs various duties associated with maintaining the pool facility in a clean, neat, and safe condition; regulates and controls
  • Coordinates programs through other agencies such as but not limited to the Roanoke Valley Swim Association, Red Cross area school systems, Arthritis Foundation, Senior Center groups, etc.
  • Plans, organizes, markets, and promotes aquatics programs and supervises related facilities, equipment, and personnel, monitors participation and acceptance of aquatics programs

Position is Open Until Filled

 

Property

Maintenance

Worker II

Parks &

Recreation

An employee in this position serves as a lead worker and performs skilled technical and trades work in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Skilled trade experience
  • Possession of a valid Class C North Carolina driver's license

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force regularly and up to 10 pounds of force often in order to move objects
  • Must possess visual acuity to operate machinery such as drills, power saws, etc.

Position is Open Until Filled

Property

Maintenance

Worker I

Parks &

Recreation

An employee in this position performs skilled technical and trades work in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Any skilled trade or technical experience
  • Possession of a Class C North Carolina driver's license

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting
  • Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force regularly and up to 20 pounds of force often in order to move objects
  • Must possess visual acuity to operate machinery such as drills, power saws, etc.

Position is 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

Police

Investigator

An employee in this position performs specialized law enforcement work in investigation and solution of crimes and the apprehension and prosecution of persons suspected of committing crimes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of law enforcement experience
  • Must possess the technical skills and desire to conduct criminal investigations and have a thorough understanding of interview/ interrogation techniques and criminal statutes
  • Completion of basic criminal investigations training or other criminal investigations classes.  New hire will be required to complete Basic Criminal Investigation Class within one year of probationary status (if not attended and completed previously)

Applicants MUST submit a City of Roanoke Rapids POLICE application and resume

All candidates will be required to participate in an oral interview, presentation and other documents may be required.

Deadline to apply is Monday, January 31, 2022 by 12:00 PM

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

Applicants MUST submit a City of Roanoke Rapids POLICE Application

Position is Open Until Filled

(Part Time) Cemetery Groundskeeper

(Public Works) (Cedarwood Cemetery)

An employee in this position is responsible for assisting in the grounds keeping operations of the Cedarwood Cemetery.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Essential Duties and Tasks:

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

Position is Open Until Filled

Street

Maintenance

Worker II

(Public Works)

An employee in this position performs a variety of skilled labor tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of street and storm drainage systems.  Work involves operating heavy equipment such as backhoes in tight situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have good communication and customer service skills
  • Must have a working knowledge of tools, materials and equipment used in general construction and maintenance work
  • Must be high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Operates backhoes, loaders and other equipment in situations requiring skill and care such as around underground and overhead utility lines and other situations.
  • Performs minor preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
  • Responds to public requests and inquiries with courtesy and tact.
  • Patches asphalt with gravel, hot asphalt, cold patch and other materials; operates air hammers, rollers, and other light equipment, etc.

Position is Open Until Filled

Lifeguards

(Part Time)

Parks &

Recreation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An employee in this position assists in all aspects of operations of the recreation center swimming pool and aquatic center.  The employee has the responsibility for making sure that the facility is maintained in good condition, to ensure that participants in swimming activities and classes are in a safe and clean environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must hold American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Must be able to complete 1/2 mile swim in under 20 minutes

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Teaches Red Cross swimming lessons
  • Provides routine pool maintenance to ensure cleanliness and safe environment for patrons
  • Works as a team to provide supervision of a large number (sometimes as many as 300 pool patrons - team is comprised of approximately seven lifeguard)
  • Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Supervisor

 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 – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids 

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

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