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Human Resources
1255 Franklin Street, Suite 109
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Phone: (540) 483-6667

Patricia E. Barnes, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP
E-mail: Human Resources

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


Human Resources

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

You may apply for a position online (Apply Now Button) or download our employment application to your right (if you would rather submit a written copy). Submit written copy to: Franklin County HR Recruiting, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or fax to 540-483-6669. Resumes are welcomed, but do not replace a fully completed application. 


Open positions are listed below!  Click on the position you are interested in to view details and job descriptions.


One of western VA’s fastest growing communities known for its scenic beauty, nestled between Philpott & Smith Mountain Lakes along the Blue Ridge Mountains, located approximately 10 miles south of Roanoke, VA.  Position is responsible for performing difficult administrative, supervisory & technical work directing the County’s Building Inspections Division & enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Must have at least five years of building experience as a CBO, Professional Code Administrator, licensed PE or architect, building, fire or trade inspector, contractor, or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience. Management experience preferred.  Comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal building and fire safety codes/standards essential.  Must obtain CBO certification in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards within 1 year of appointment. Provide & implement excellent customer service, build internal and external working relationships while demonstrating organizational skills.  Annual 53K+ salary depending on qualifications, education and experience of the candidate. Excellent Benefits.  Application and job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Applications will be reviewed weekly after the first review on June 10, 2019.  Open Until Filled. AA/EOE.

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Franklin County Sheriff’s E911 Communications/Dispatch Center seeks candidates for PT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Position(s). Responsibilities include: receiving E911 emergency & non-emergency calls; comprehending & documenting information quickly; & dispatching appropriate emergency first responders to the scene.  Position requires quick & calm reactions under pressure while sitting & typing information communicated via a headset. A HS diploma or equiv w/computer typing & listening skills req. Shifts & hours may vary & living within 30 minutes of Rocky Mount pref. VA driver’s license req.  Min $13.25/hour DOQE. Apply on line, or obtain a job description & application at the Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount. This is Open until filled…EOE/AA.

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Franklin County’s Commissioner of the Revenue, seeks a FT Deputy Clerk III- Real Estate Administrator. Duties:  Assist Commissioner of the Revenue w/administrative tasks & receptionist duties regarding real estate assessments. Tracks progression of building permits, data entry into assessment software; researches deed & survey plats to resolve problems & assist citizens w/real estate inquiries.  HS or equiv. w/clerical & secretarial exp required. Detail oriented w/excellent customer service skills req.  Two year degree w/3-5 year’s office exp in a government entity w/real estate exp pref. Annual Salary 33K DOQE. Excellent benefits.  Apply & review job description on line:  www.franklincountyva.gov.  Paper copy available: Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, Rocky Mount. Applicant Reviews weekly. OUF/EOE.

General Definition

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the Commissioner of the Revenue with administrative tasks and procedures.

Organizational Relationship

Position is supervised by the Commissioner of the Revenue and supports as well as takes direction from the Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue.

Typical tasks

  • Greets and assists visitors;
  • Assists taxpayers on the phone and in person with real estate assessment;
  • Checks and reviews a variety of data for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established standards;
  • Maintains files, records, reports and documents in order;
  • May act as a receptionist, answer telephone and provide routine information to external and internal customers;
  • Tracks progression of building permits, data entry into assessment software;
  • Researches deed and survey plats to resolve problems and assist taxpayers.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, equipment and secretarial techniques; general knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to meet the public effectively; ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships with others; ability to read and comprehend written instructions; ability to follow oral instructions; ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports from such records; ability to make minor decisions in accordance with regulations and established policies.

Training, Education and Experience

High school diploma with previous progressively responsible clerical and secretarial experience required.  A two year degree w/some Real Estate training and/or Real Estate Appraisal experience, as well as, previous experience working with a governmental entity preferred.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Detail Oriented with Excellent Customer Service Skills required. 

Physical Demands

Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds, sit for long periods of time at a desk, and operate a computer and general office equipment.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in an office environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Franklin County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the employer.

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.

Franklin County is currently accepting applications for full time Seasonal (5 Months) Maintenance Workers in Parks & Recreation.  Duties include: performing athletic field maintenance; grass mowing; weed trimming; trash collection; custodial duties; routine park and recreation facility maintenance; cleaning activities; setting up & taking down for special events & athletic turf maintenance duties. Must have ability to run motorized equipment &have dexterity to safely operate/handle various tools. Hourly rate: $8.95 DOQE. HS graduate preferred w/valid VA Drivers’ License & successful Background Check req. Obtain job description & application at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Finance Suite #109 or apply online.  Open Until Filled.  EOE/AA.


Franklin County Public Safety Department seeks applicants, effective March 1, 2019 for full & part time paramedic/FF current and future vacancies. Duties include: performing work in emergency medical services; fire suppression; ALS/EMS stabilization procedures & transport.  HS graduate/equivalent w/a minimum of 1year ALS/EMS experience preferred. Paramedic(ALS)/FF FT min salary $38,000 & PT Hrly $16.56. In addition, EMT(BLS)/FF will be considered at a min FT salary of $34,800 & PT Hrly $15.24. Obtain application at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply on line. OUF AA/EEO employer.


Franklin County is accepting applications for a Candidate pool for a FT Senior Maintenance Technician position in General Properties Department. Responsibilities include: performing skilled work in maintaining County Facilities & infrastructure; complying with OSHA regulations and all other  regulatory agencies; supervising routine maintenance & overseeing project management of improvements completed by in-house staff & outside contractors; assist with general grounds upkeep including mowing, weed eating and snow removal, as needed.

Working knowledge of construction practices, materials, methods & equipment; property maintenance & the equipment and tasks related to maintenance of public buildings, including knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and heating/air systems; occupational hazards and safety precautions a must. Ability to exercise independent judgment; to plan; read plans, blueprints & other construction documents; interpret & work from drawings, specifications & other technical materials. HS graduate w/extensive experience in the maintenance/construction field or equivalent preferred. Ability to operate maintenance equipment, climb ladders, lift and carry 50-100# & walk over various terrains. Salary min $30,698 DOQE; VA Drivers License req.  Obtain Application & Job Description at  Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply online.  Applicant reviews weekly. OUF/AA/EOE.

General Definition

Performs skilled work maintaining County Facilities and infrastructure.  Works to insure compliance with all regulatory agencies and assures that all County properties are safe and accessible.  Responsibilities include supervising routine maintenance and cleaning activities; project management of improvements completed by in-house staff and outside contractors.

Organizational Relationship

Position is under the general supervision of the Director of General Properties.

Typical Tasks

  • Schedules and sets priorities for maintenance and repair work on County buildings, vehicles and equipment. Plans, implements and evaluates all divisional programs and activities;
  • Performs buildings and grounds repair and maintenance jobs as required such as painting; carpentry, electrical, equipment maintenance and repair, masonry or refinishing jobs;
  • Assigns, schedules and directs the work of subordinates engaged in the maintenance of public buildings and grounds;
  • Checks and repairs infrastructure including maintenance equipment and other equipment;
  • Coordinates records, writes necessary reports and memoranda, coordinates maintenance and repair work with other departments and divisions in conformity to safety requirements;
  • Coordinates use of vendors for buildings, vehicles and equipment repair work;
  • Provides technical assistance in the development of service contracts and performs administration of contracts;
  • Orders maintenance supplies and materials with a great deal of independence;
  • Makes regular inspections of buildings and grounds to insure safe public use;
  • Assists in more difficult tasks, and personally performs skilled repair work;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all maintenance equipment and schedule regular repair and maintenance schedule for mechanical items;
  • Provides support at special events including site preparation, set-up and take-down, and repair of facilities due to heavy public use;
  • Reviews construction and project plans and sites; provides technical advice on installation and maintenance aspects of construction projects; interpret and explain standards; makes corrections; takes and recommends alternative courses of action;
  • Provides input on new projects and improvement plans; plans, coordinates and supervises smaller renovation projects; meets with contractors; provides direction, coordination and assistance to various departments, outside agencies and community groups; assists in preparing specification, selecting contractors and supervising larger projects;
  • Available to work occasional after hours as needed;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of property maintenance and the equipment and tasks related to maintenance of public buildings; thorough knowledge of building codes and fire code and the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; ability to exercise independent judgment in determining operation conditions; ability to plan, schedule and supervise the work of maintenance staff; thorough knowledge of plumbing, electrical, building and turf management, and ability to establish and maintain accurate records.  Thorough knowledge of modern construction practices, materials, methods and equipments; ability to read plans, blueprints and other construction documents. Ability to interpret and work from drawings, specifications and other technical materials. Ability to produce good oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills required.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocation school and extensive experience including some experience in building maintenance work and project coordination.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Certification in one or more of building trades may be required.  May be required to obtain specialized certifications as necessary. Position may require evening, weekend, holiday or irregular work schedule. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Note: Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

Physical Demands

Involves frequent walking and occasionally over rough or uneven terrain; 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

In general the job is performed in a climate controlled office setting.  However, outdoor visits to sites with various terrain and in varying weather conditions may occur during all seasons of the year. 


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.

Franklin County Parks & Recreation Dept - Part-Time

Franklin County seeks a Field/Facility/Events Supervisor for Parks and Recreation Duties include:  performing responsible work in a public setting; supervision of assigned facility &  performing duties that will provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for players, spectators, parents, officials & volunteers. Must ensure facilities are maintained in a safe/clean environment during the course of the activity. Assist with Special Events as needed.  Hours are 10 – 15 per week, no benefits. Basic sports knowledge preferred. Excellent communication, diplomacy & conflict management skills required. Requires a 21 yr old person w/HS Grad or GED and some work exp. Previous work experience w/public desired.  A VA Drivers’ License and acceptable background check req. Obtain an application & job description at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, or apply online.  Rate of pay is $8.25-$10.00 DOQ/E. Application Review Weekly- Open Until Filled… EOE/AA