Franklin County

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HUMAN RESOURCES

The Department of Human Resources is proud to provide support to county employees and the agencies and departments they serve.

If you are interested in employment with the county, the available positions are listed below. Click on the position you are interested in to view details and job description.

Apply online by clicking APPLY NOW button or download our employment application in PDF format to submit a written copy. Submit written copy to: Franklin County HR Recruiting, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 111, 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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  AVAILABLE POSITIONS 

CRIME ANALYST

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seeks a full time Crime Analyst. Duties Include: research, analyze, & prepare crime data, statistics & reports. Ability to: Locate, compile, and analyze information, statistics, and other crime data from computer databases to identify patterns of crime, assist w/identifying or targeting suspects & patrolling of problem areas; collects and analyzes statistical information using surveys & analytical techniques and disseminates crime reports. Bachelor's degree w/major in statistics, business administration, public administration, geography, criminal justice or related field w/1 to 3 years related experience or equivalent education & experience. Experience w/SQL & GIS preferred. Excellent Communication skills & ability to work w/mathematical/statistical concepts.  Complete application & Job Description & Questionnaire available: FC Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply online. Salary 35K to 45K DOQE, 1st Review 9/9/16.OUF/AA/EOE. 


 

You must fill out this Questionnaire and submit it to

HR pat.barnes@franklincountyva.gov or Fax to 540-483-6669.

 

A Franklin County Application must also be completed to be considered for the position. 

 


An Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION #: 1

DEPARTMENT: Office of the Sheriff, Franklin County

SALARY: $35,000.00 $45,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: August 29, 2016

CLOSING DATE: September 9, 2016

 

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK

Perform responsible, technical work within the Sheriff’s department; to compare, forecast and disseminate information from crime reports and other available data to assist with investigations and prosecutions of criminal cases, and crime prevention. Work under regular supervision.


TYPICAL TASKS

Collects reviews, interprets, selects, breaks down, summarizes, evaluates and interrelates general and specific crime data, economic statistics, and demographics utilizing defensible, systematic research methods and deductive or inductive analysis to draw conclusions about the significance of various facts, identifies actual or potential crime problems, and makes recommendations to appropriate command staff regarding targets for directed patrols or other law enforcement strategies and tactics to prevent or reduce criminal activities;

 

Searches large volumes of data, police records, online databases and other relevant systems to conclude analysis; Identifies and develops sources and types of information needed to assist in solving criminal cases as directed by assigned Criminal Investigation staff; interprets data gathered and suggests investigative alternatives; and assists in tracing assets such as bank accounts, real and personal property and investments through credit, financial and other legally accessible records for forfeiture; and make comparative analysis of similar inter jurisdictional crimes such as murders, rapes, and robberies;

 

Prepares analytical reports on organized criminal activity identifying crime patterns and relationships, and courtroom exhibits such as timeline graphs, slide shows, and photo exhibits; disseminates intelligence information from department divisions and outside agencies; sets up and maintains related intelligence fields and records and attends information sharing meetings; Analyzes maps to assist in crime and intelligence analysis and investigations; Improves computerized compilations, statistical analysis and report presentations by adapting innovations in methods discussed in professional literature or at meetings suitable to County's capabilities which includes arranging for, or as authorized and qualified effecting modifications to existing Police computer programs and databases;

 

Remains abreast with source data agencies and the rules and regulations of using information.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of statistical analysis systems; thorough knowledge of principles, practices and techniques used in crime and intelligence analysis; thorough knowledge of computer systems used in law enforcement; general knowledge of current basic principles and practices of investigation used in a law enforcement agency and of accounting and intelligence data gathering, correlation and analysis; some knowledge of geographic information systems and spatial analysis; ability to use quantitative and descriptive statistics, adopt and develop new analytical techniques; ability to design and use database systems for crime analysis purposes, complete preliminary design analysis for automation of police projects relating to crime analysis; ability to prepare accurate and concise reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to use personal computer, and applicable software in law enforcement; ability to retrieve relevant facts from reports; ability to adopt, develop and assimilate new analytical techniques; ability to communicate effectively both

orally and in writing.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years of college level course of study in accounting, statistics, criminal justice, law enforcement, or related field. Up to 2 years experience with emphasis on researching, compiling and interpreting surveys and/or statistical data, preferably pertaining to criminal activities, may be substituted on year for year basis for education.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess valid driver's license;

Must pass DMV records check;

Must pass polygraph and comprehensive background investigation;

Professional Appearance to Public.

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I - PT

Franklin County seeks a Part Time (normally 29 hours or less wkly) Equipment Operator I  Driver for its Solid Waste Division. Duties: Operates and maintains a large trash truck collecting & transporting trash to the Landfill. Successful drug screening & background check required. A valid Virginia Commercial Drivers License (CDL) IS REQUIRED and must be acceptable to County Insurance Carrier. Candidate should have any combination of education & experience equivalent to a High School graduate. Application & a job description: available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, Rocky Mount, or apply online. $12.95 per hour. Closed August 29th.  FT Driver position may become available in the Future. AA/EEO employer. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

General Definition

Performs responsible skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment. Primary responsibility is collecting and transporting trash to the Landfill. 


Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Director of Solid Waste Services or designee.


Typical Tasks

  • Operates refuse collection vehicle;
  • Operates dump truck;
  • Maintains assigned vehicles in good working order;
  • Conducts daily maintenance check of equipment, makes adjustments as needed;
  • Repairs and paints garbage containers as required;
  • Cleans up refuse around garbage containers;
  • Returns garbage containers to County for painting;
  • Washes trucks;
  • Identifies and reports maintenance screening and beautification work needed at collection sites.
  • Operates bulldozer, front-end loader, earth moving pan and dump trucks as assigned;
  • Works landfill or collection routes as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing heavy refuse collections and heavy construction equipment; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of varied heavy construction and maintenance equipment; skill and care in the operation of specialized equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;  mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.


Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school with considerable experience in operation of heavy motorized equipment.

Special requirements and related obligations

Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Subject to substance screening by the County.  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).


Physical Demands

Must be able to occasionally lift at least 75 pounds.


Work Environment

Work is generally performed in the cab of a truck or heavy equipment and in the outside 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.

MAINTENANCE WORKER II

Franklin County General Properties department seeks candidates for a Maintenance Worker II position.  Duties: perform grounds & facility maintenance, mow/trim grass, trash removal, custodial duties, meeting & event set up, snow/ice removal, overseeing/supervising trustees (workers) & other duties as required. Education & exp. equivalent to HS or (GED) w/working experience in buildings, grounds, & equip maintenance pref. Ability to supervise others, maintain inventory, operate mowers /vehicles, do minor repairs, work outdoors, lift/carry 75+lbs, climb ladders, stoop & crawl in confined spaces. Safely handle & manipulate tools & equipment.  Acceptable Drivers’ License & background check req. Min annual salary $24,053 w/FT Benefits. Application & job description available at the Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply online. First  review 8/22/2016, weekly thereafter. OUF AA/EOE/VA

 

General Definition

Duties include performing grounds and facility maintenance, mowing and trimming grass, trash removal, custodial duties, setting up and taking down for meetings/special events, snow/ice removal, replacement of street signage, overseeing trustees and performing other related work as required.


Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of General Properties.


Typical tasks

  • Maintains lawns, trims shrubbery/trees on county owned properties and parking lots.
  • Aeration, fertilization, reseeding of lawns.
  • Snow and ice removal. 
  • Performs regular routine maintenance of county owned facilities. 
  • Do regular routine maintenance and repairs of county owned vehicles, lawn mowers, chain saws, weed eaters, and any other motorized tools.
  • Maintain and repair tools.
  • Dispense, repair and inventory all various equipment owned by the County.
  • Supervise trustees from the Franklin County Jail.
  • Operates trucks, tractors, tow motors and other motorized equipment.
  • Install and maintain County street signs.
  • Various custodial duties and trash removal. 
  • Inventory and delivery of janitorial products to various county owned facilities.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of techniques and practices of grounds, building and equipment maintenance; skilled in use of hand, gasoline and electric powered tools and grounds maintenance equipment; ability to organize and keep inventory; ability to supervise; ability to work with people of various ages and interests; general knowledge of various activities related to County operations; ability to work in various weather conditions. 


Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or general education degree (GED) and considerable experience in buildings, grounds, and equipment maintenance.


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).  May be required to obtain certifications according to industry standards and requirements.


Physical Demands

Involves frequent walking and occasionally over rough or uneven terrains; 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

Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries, and infrequently, to adverse weather conditions.  Regular contact is made with individuals from other internal organizational units and occasionally with the general public.

 

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. 

OUTREACH & GROUP/CLASS FACILITATOR

Franklin County seeks a PT OUTREACH & GROUP/CLASS FACILITATOR- Candidate Must be Bilingual – English/Hispanic specific PREFERRED, but not REQUIRED. Clean VA Driver’s License req. Grant Funded Position dependent on annual Grant Approval. Rotating shifts w/varied hours. Education & exp equiv to a 4 yr degree in a field relative to social work. Knowledge of dynamics & effects of domestic violence & child abuse/neglect & effective treatment methods pref. Duties: Performs Outreach, group/class facilitation & case management of all group & class domestic violence clients.  Application & job description available at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Hourly rate: $14.91 DOQE. EEO/AA. 1st Review 08/29/16,OUF.

 

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.

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. 

COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANTS

Franklin County Solid Waste department seeks dependable part time Collection Site Attendants to work at the residential solid waste collection sites. Duties include: receiving, classifying & processing solid waste; cleaning & maintaining convenience center equipment & grounds. Performs maintenance as needed and operates the refuse compactor safely.  Assist citizens with proper disposal of solid waste. HS education or equivalent & a valid VA driver’s license w/a successful background check req. Able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly & work outside. Rate: $8.55 per hr, no benefits.  Description & application available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109 or apply online.  OUF-VA/AA/EOE. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION                                                                                                                                            

Performs responsible semiskilled and unskilled work maintaining residential solid waste collection centers; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision. 


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Collection Site Manager


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

Receiving, classifying and processing solid waste; cleaning and maintaining convenience center equipment and grounds.

  • Assists residents in the proper disposal of waste and recyclable material; encourages residents to recycle;
  • Ensures residents use facility in a safe and efficient manner. Notifies supervisor of any safety concerns or problems;
  • Monitors the collection site to ensure that only County residents are using the centers;
  • Operates the refuse compactor and notifies the Solid Waste Office when pulls are necessary;
  • Maintains open tops and recycle bins;
  • Cleans and collects litter at the collection site and surrounding areas;
  • Maintains a clean and organized working area;
  • Opens and closes the collection site as directed by the Supervisor;
  • Secures all equipment, buildings and gates upon closing;
  • Performs preventive maintenance on specified equipment;
  • Notifies the Solid Waste Office if any site maintenance is required;
  • Collects Money Orders for Tire Disposal;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of the methods used in equipment operation. The ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions accurately; dependability; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and general public.


TRAINING,EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of  high school


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia that is acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, and lifting; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; must be able to lift 50 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, vibration, dust and odors.

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. 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

The Office of the Sheriff, Franklin County, seeks candidates, for FT &  PT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Position(s) in the E911 Communications Center. These positions require the performance of responsible and technical work on flexible shifts receiving E911 emergency & non-emergency calls and dispatching appropriate emergency first responders.  Qualifications include:  HS diploma/equivalent; general knowledge of dispatching procedures & County geography & major landmarks.  Requirements: Type while multi-tasking; exhibit excellent communication & customer service skill, work under pressure, handle life & death situations; read maps; determine locations; collect pertinent information; follow directions; understand & follow Standard Operating Procedures & sit for long periods wearing a headset.  VA driver’s license req & State Certification preferred.  Living w/in 30 minutes of Rocky Mount preferred & must successfully pass critical preliminary testing & background check. Min $13.15/hour DOQE. Interested Candidates must complete a County job application AND report to the Sheriff’s Office, February 20, 2016 at 8:45 AM for preliminary testing. Application & Job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount. All applications received after February 20, 2016, will be considered part of the Communications Officer Applicant Pool and maintained for future testing dates & openings until August 1, 2016.   EOE/AA.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

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 and Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lieutenant. The Lead Communication Officer will assume supervisory responsibility for the staff and department in the absence of the Supervisor. 


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. 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. 

DEPUTY SHERIFF

Deputy Sheriff  positions available in the Patrol & Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Obtain application at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #111, Rocky Mount, VA or apply online.   DCJS certified candidates will be given first preference.   Min. qualifications include a HS diploma or equivalent, a valid Virginia driver’s license & ability to perform the essential functions of a Deputy Sheriff. Candidate must (i) permit access to their criminal background history & D.M.V. records, (ii) be able to meet the criteria expected of a sworn Officer and (iii) be able to successfully complete testing (ie..background, drug, agility & physical endurance) required by the Sheriff’s Dept.  Starting Salary $32,305 and will be increases based on education, formal training and experience. Excellent FT Benefits. OUF. AA/EEO employer.

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

 

DEPUTY SHERIFF - PATROL


GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs responsible protective service work in the Sheriff’s Department. May be assigned to a variety of responsibilities depending on department/unit assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under the general direction of the ranking supervisor or designee.

TYPICAL TASKS

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order;
  • Investigates citizen complaints;
  • Responds to radio and telephone dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Serves warrants, makes arrests and serves civil process;
  • Testifies in court;
  • Assists in resolving domestic disputes;
  • Transports prisoners;
  • Directs traffic;
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases;
  • Prepares detailed reports;
  • Prepares statistical reports;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned. Participation in the K-9 unit requires specific training for the deputy and the K-9.  Not all deputies participate in the K-9 unit. 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the County and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear and comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to develop skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; ability to utilize office software and email.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Successfully complete and maintain 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:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s). Position may be exposed to elements of danger.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires the ability to spend a considerable amount of time in carrying out all law enforcement objectives with the use of a county vehicle; possession of physical agility and endurance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is a typical field law enforcement environment.  The work involves an element of personal danger.  

 

 

 

DEPUTY - CORRECTIONS OFFICER

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs routine protective and responsible human support service work ensuring the care and security of inmates at the County jail.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under the regular supervision of a shift supervisor or designee.  

TYPICAL TASKS

  • Processes inmates into custody of jail, searches prisoners, takes charge of personal property, provides clothing, bedding, eating utensils, enforces institutional rules and regulations;
  • Supervises inmate during meals, exercise, work, recreation, personal hygiene and related activities for conformance to institutional rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Conducts periodic security checks of inmates in assigned area and on institutional grounds;
  • Maintains and updates institution log on assigned shift;
  • Attends to special needs of prisoners;
  • Escorts and transports inmates as required;
  • Prepares routine records on inmates;
  • Ensures the care and maintenance of work and recreational equipment used by inmates;
  • Performs other duties as may be required.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Some knowledge of the practices of modern penology as related to the supervision and care of persons under institutionalized restraint; general knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedures of the institution to which assigned; some knowledge of the basic principles of human psychology; ability to enforce institutional rules firmly and fairly; ability to detect potential behavior problems of inmates; ability to detect the early symptoms of common health problems; ability to carry out oral and written directions accurately; ability to supervise the activities of large groups of inmates; ability to prepare records and reports.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Successfully complete and maintain all state mandated requirements offered through a criminal justice academy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires the ability to maintain law enforcement objectives of a corrections facility.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is typical of a corrections facility. The position may be exposed to elements of danger. 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. 

PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER

Franklin County is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time Paramedic/Firefighter(s) for our annual Applicant Pool. These positions perform difficult protective work in emergency medical services and fire suppression; engage directly in ALS/EMS stabilization procedures at the scene of a medical emergency and transport to medical facilities; engage directly in fire suppression activities and response. Successful candidate must be a HS graduate, pass a background, pre-employment, drug test and DMV check and possess appropriate professional certifications. A minimum of one year ALS EMS experience preferred. Join our team for a rewarding opportunity. Excellent benefits for FT employees. Applications and a complete job description may be obtained in the Franklin County Human Resources Office, 1255 Franklin St. Suite #111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply online above. Applications will be reviewed monthly for potential candidates depending on openings available throughout the year. The Paramedic/Firefighter position is a Grade 17 with an approximate annual salary range: $32,305- $34,000, DOE. Candidates not hired for open positions will be held in an Applicant Pool for 12 months to be reviewed for future openings from December 2014 – December 2015. Franklin County is an AA/EEO employer.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION 

Performs difficult protective services work in regard to emergency medical services and fire suppression; engages directly in providing advanced life support and stabilization procedures at the scene of a medical emergency and during transport to medical facilities; engages directly in fire suppression activities and response to fire related incidents as required; does related EMS, fire and emergency services work as required.


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The position will work for the Department of Public Safety. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Operations Captain.


TYPICAL TASKS

Acts in the capacity of Paramedic/Firefighter.

Provides Advanced Life Support and other EMS stabilization procedures.

Performs rescue from potentially life-threatening situations.

Assists in the protection of property via fire-suppression and fire related activities.
Assists with Hazardous Materials Incident responses.

Prepares accurate records and reports as required for EMS and fire related responses.

Operates emergency equipment and vehicle as required.

Assists in maintenance of equipment related to the County EMS/Fire service.

Assists in maintenance of buildings and grounds related to the County EMS/Fire service.

Assists in maintenance of vehicles related to County EMS/Fire service.

Assists in maintenance of water distribution appurtenances related to fire suppression.

Replenishes supplies and materials as needed for County EMS/Fire service.

Assists in fire and safety inspections/investigations of public and private property as required.

Assists in providing EMS, Fire, and general Safety training to the public.

Assists in providing EMS, Fire and Hazardous Materials training to volunteers.

Other tasks and activities as assigned in reference to EMS, Fire and Emergency Services.


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Extensive knowledge of emergency medical care and advanced life support techniques; working knowledge of fire fighting techniques; ability to work cooperatively with other emergency services personnel under hazardous or stressful conditions; ability to assist in managing emergency medical services incidents making appropriate decisions in regard to patient care; ability to assist in managing emergency fire incidents making appropriate decisions in regard to fire suppression and property protection; ability to foster and maintain a positive working relationship with volunteer personnel and the public; have an aptitude for mechanical and manual work and be in excellent physical condition. Must be willing and able to develop a working knowledge of all aspects of Public Safety activities within Franklin County and be willing and able to complete various tasks associated with the provision of these services.


TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Must possess education equivalent to graduation from high school with additional course work in relevant college level courses; possession of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic; Virginia Department of Fire Programs Fire Fighter 1 certification or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment; Virginia Department of Fire Programs Hazardous Materials Response – Operations Level certification or ability to obtain within 18 months of employment; EVOC certification; a minimum of 1 year ALS EMS experience. Continuation of employment will be dependent on maintaining certification requirements.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Candidate must undergo and successfully complete a criminal background investigation and driving record investigation; successful completion of a drug screening program; possession of a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operators license; employment will be pending on successful completion of a physical examination in regard to acceptable standards of the general physical condition of the applicant as defined by the NFPA for similar employment positions; the use of ANY tobacco products may be cause for disqualification for employment.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Candidate should be able to lift 100 lbs. and may be required to pass a medical exam and/or run 1.5 miles at a time set by age and sex; work in stressful, demanding and hazardous environments; and perform work while wearing a respirator.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

Individual must be able to perform work in all types of hazardous environments including but not limited to natural, man-made and environments that are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). Individual must be able to work in law enforcement situations. Individual should be able to lift more than 100 lbs on a regular basis


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. 

CONTACT US

Human Resources
Patricia E. Barnes, SPHR
1255 Franklin Street
Suite 109
Rocky Mount, VA 24151


Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (540) 483-6667

E-mail: Pat Barnes