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




Roanoke Rapids Fire Department is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list (Applicant Pool) from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • No Experience Necessary (Firefighter experience is a plus - but not required)
  • Must be able to obtain a North Carolina or Virginia Class B driver's license withing 90 days of employment
  • Must have WORKKEYS Silver Certificate (or higher) (Contact Halifax Community College for more information about WORKKEYS (252) 536-6393)
  • Must be of good character, be in good physical condition, and pass a drug test


Kathy A. Kearney, HR Manager no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday - September 30, 2021.

(Application packets may be obtained at City Hall - located at 1040 Roanoke Avenue

or may be downloaded from this website)


(Roanoke Rapids Public Library)

The Head Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a busy library.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Position requires MLS from an ALA accredited university.
  • Must be eligible for NC Public Library Certification.
  • Minimum of 3 years administrative experience preferred, also extensive experience with budgeting, automation and programming.
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain excellent customer service, staff and community relations.

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 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

Applicants MUST submit a City of Roanoke Rapids POLICE Application

Salary is Negotiable depending on Experience

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

Sanitation Worker

(Public Works)

An employee in this position works as a member of a crew led by a Sanitation Equipment Operator in loading and unloading refuse over an established route.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Position is Open Until Filled


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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 

Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids 

email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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