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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

Patricia E. Barnes, SPHR
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 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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Franklin County is accepting applications for the position of a Maintenance Supervisor in Parks and Recreation. Responsibilities: oversees & performs daily repairs and upkeep activities connected with Franklin County’s parks and recreational facilities.  This position supervises Maintenance Workers and County trustees. Duties include routine park repairs, mowing, landscaping, cleaning activities, capital improvement projects, and assisting with special events, athletic field maintenance, trail and blue way maintenance.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Parks System Manager or designee. Ability to: safely operate hand, gasoline & power tools & grounds maintenance equipment; organize inventory & work in various weather conditions.  Min annual salary $30,698, DOQE.  Obtain Application/Description at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply online. OUF 1st Review December 19, 2017, weekly reviews thereafter. EOE

General Definition

The Park Maintenance Supervisor oversees and performs daily repairs and upkeep activities connected with Franklin County’s parks and recreational facilities.  This position oversees full-time, part-time and seasonal staff as well trusty workers.  Responsible for routine park repairs, mowing, landscaping, cleaning activities, capital improvement projects, assisting with special events, athletic field maintenance, and trail and blueway maintenance. 

Organizational Relationship

Position is in the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Parks System Manager or designee.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as assigned.

Typical tasks

Supervises and performs maintenance on park facilities such as playgrounds, picnic shelters, athletic fields, trails and blueways.  Tasks include the following: 

  • Oversees grounds maintenance such as mowing, fertilization, reseeding, preparing athletic fields, and landscaping;
  • Conducts facility maintenance such as painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and masonry;
  • Responsible for maintaining and repairing tools and equipment;
  • Oversees the purchasing of materials and equipment;
  • Operates trucks, tractors, mowing equipment as well as power and hand tools;
  • Develops and adheres to maintenance schedules for equipment and park infrastructure;
  • Provides support at special events including site preparation, set-up and take-down, and repair of facilities due to heavy public use;
  • Assists the Parks System Manager with inspections to insure conformance to regulations, national standards, work plans and for safety;
  • Adheres to set policies, procedures and work standards related to park maintenance and operations;
  • Maintains safety protocols for subordinate personnel;
  • Tracks expenses so as to stay within budget;
  • Recruits and makes hiring recommendations for park maintenance staff;
  • Prepares, submits and maintains records and reports on maintenance activities;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of maintenance activities such as athletic field management, landscaping, custodial, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and trail construction; ability to efficiently manage multiple staff, park sites and projects; thorough knowledge of occupational safety practices and techniques; ability to establish and maintain adequate records; ability to productively work in a team environment; and ability to ability to utilize basic office software and email. 

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or vocational school with experience in facility and ground maintenance work and project coordination. 

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator's License Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).  Applicant must be a Certified Pesticide Applicator or obtain certification within 9 months of employment.

Physical Demands

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.  Requires manipulative and hand-eye coordination skills, use of computers, and heavy equipment and motor vehicle operation. 

work environment

Work is primarily performed in an outdoor environment.  Outdoor work may involve walking in fairly rugged terrain.  Work requires spatial interpretation, judging heights, distances, slopes and the like.  Regular contact is made with the 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. 

 

PT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Positions available in Franklin County’s E911 Communications Center. Responsible for professionally handling 911 emergency & non-emergency calls & effectively dispatching appropriate emergency first responders.  Qualifications: HS diploma or equiv. general knowledge of dispatching procedures & County geography & major landmarks.  Must be able to work under pressure, handle life & death situations; read maps; determine locations; collect pertinent information & follow operating procedures. Fluctuating 12 hr shifts.  Approximately 24 hours a week.  VA driver’s license req. State Certification & residing w/in 30 minutes of Rocky Mount pref.  Must successfully pass critical testing , background check & other department required testing . Minimum $13.14/hour DOQE. Apply on line or obtain job description & application at the Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount. OUF; 1st review November 27, 2017.

General Definition

Performs responsible technical work dispatching law enforcement, fire, rescue and general governmental mobile units and other personnel in response to emergency and non-emergency situations. Varied shifts and covering for vacation/illness required.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Communications Officer Shift Supervisor. The 911 Assistant Director or Director have overall responsibility and will assume supervisory responsibility for the staff and department as required.

Typical Tasks

  • Receives citizen complaints and dispatches appropriate personnel in response including fire, rescue and police;
  • Receives and disseminates information professionally and clearly 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 and maintains composure and professionalism;
  • 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 to be a fully functioning Communications Officer and perform all duties related including VCIN/NCIC.

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 will be expected to cover other shifts if requested.  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.

 

Franklin County is accepting applications for a Candidate pool for a future 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.

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 DOQE; VA Drivers License req.  Application & Job Description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply online.  Applicant reviews Monthly. 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;
  • 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. 

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.

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 11/28/2017 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
  • 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.

Franklin County, Virginia is currently accepting applications for the position Director of Information Technology. This fast growing community, known for its scenic beauty, is between Philpott and Smith Mountain Lakes along the Blue Ridge Mountains and is approximately 10 miles south of Roanoke, VA.  The Director performs complex, difficult, supervisory, management, administrative and technical work to oversee the activities, projects and operations of the Franklin County Information Technology Department including the development, implementation and maintenance of the County’s software applications, hardware, telecommunications and geographical information systems (GIS).

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of technology systems and how they can support County operations; Knowledge of systems analysis, programming and computer/telecommunications operations, as well as business processes related to automated systems; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, department heads and other key personnel; Project management knowledge including familiarity with systems development methodologies; ability to determine departmental and County-wide needs of an information system and formulate an effective program to meet those needs; Skills to communicate effectively and present technical information to senior decision makers; Knowledge of techniques in mentoring and supervising the

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major work in computer science, business administration or related field, and a minimum of 10 years of experience in information technology field, including supervisory experience. Experience with various hardware such as PCs, printers, PDAs, etc. required.

Hiring Range: 73,879-80,528-DOQ/E (+) Excellent Benefits.  An application and complete job description may be obtained at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply online. Application review will begin August 28, 2017. Position Open Until Filled. AA/EOE

 

General Definition

This position performs management and leadership responsibilities for the planning, organizing, budgeting, and execution of all functions for the Department of Information Technology encompassing  County departments, agencies, and/or clients.. The Director will manage all technical and application support ensuring infrastructure availability, business continuity, network development & maintenance, disaster recovery, records retention,  and the security of the County’s software applications, hardware, networks, telecommunications and geographical information systems (GIS).  Responsible for establishing a comprehensive technology program management framework for planning, budgeting,  project management, process engineering, change & portfolio management in directing the department,   

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general direction of the County Administrator or designee.  Supervision is exercised over all departmental personnel.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the overall programs, budget, and activities of the Department of Information Technology; work involves formulating strategic long-range plans, preparing and managing a comprehensive budget and providing technical consultation to the County departments;
  • Responsible for researching, recommending, and implementing technology to support key business applications including hardware, software, telecommunications, and infrastructure (network development);
  • Prepares and maintains IT policies, reports, standards and best practices to ensure the integrity of all data and systems;
  • Responsible for developing metrics, policies and standards to monitor the customer service components of Information Technology as an internal service provider;
  • Coordinates and assists County departments and agencies in preparing, reviewing, evaluating, implementation, and oversight of technical specifications for the bid process for all equipment and software related projects;
  • Manages IT staff including recruitment, performance management and evaluations, and professional development;
  • Continued evaluation of the security of the IT infrastructure to ensure the safety and reliability of the County data and records entrusted to the IT personnel;
  • Prepares, submits, and manages an annual operating and capital budget for technology needed to support the County’s long-range technology plan;
  • Keep abreast of new knowledge, research, products and services in technology that will benefit Franklin County and its citizens;
  • Serves at the primary contact for local government partnerships in community technology issues, broadband deployment, state and local projects, and community technology development;
  • Coordinate with the Virginia State CIO office to implement and enforce state technology requirements;
  • Responsibilities include measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity, accountability, and quality of the County’s technology programs and services.    
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of technology systems and how they support County operations;
  • Knowledge of systems analysis, programming and computer/telecommunications operations, as well as business processes related to automated systems;
  • Knowledge of modern finance and personnel procedures as related to automated systems;
  • Project management knowledge including familiarity with systems development methodologies;
  • Ability to think logically, reason, negotiate and resolve conflicts;
  • General knowledge of policies, procedures, and operations of Local Government and it's departments, agencies, and clients;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads and other key personnel;
  • Ability to determine departmental and County-wide needs of an information system and formulate an effective program to meet those needs;
  • Skills to communicate effectively, both orally and written; and present technical information to senior decision makers and project stakeholders;
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board of Supervisors;
  • Knowledge of techniques in mentoring and supervising the work of technical personnel;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to grasp abstract technical issues, formulate a vision, develop practical courses of action to accomplish goals,  and execute successful implementation;
  • A visionary leader to  lead the County IT staff and stakeholders to incorporate new technology in ways that will enable to the County to serve its citizens with limited resources, budgetary and personnel;
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • An understanding of cyber security threats and vulnerabilities in order to implement, manage, and enforce not only physical security but digital security policies and practices;

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major in computer science, information systems,  public or business administration or related field. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in information technology field, including supervisory experience of technical staff, are required.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Licenses and Certificates – None.  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).  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to time and data sensitive inquiries or complaints. 

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to spend considerable amount of time at a desk using a personal computer. 

Work Environment

The work environment is typical office environment with adequate desk, seating, and lighting for performing desk and personal computer work.

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 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. 

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. 

Franklin County Public Safety Department is accepting applications for current & future FT & PT Paramedic/FF positions. Duties include: performing work in emergency medical services; fire suppression; ALS/EMS stabilization procedures & transport.  HS graduate/equivalent w/ a minimum of 1 year ALS/EMS exp preferred. Min yearly salary, DOQE, for 12 HR (ALS $33845) & 24 HR (ALS $38075) shifts. Obtain application & description at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply on line.  Qualified candidate applications will be kept as current until December 2017 for present & future vacancies. EOE. 

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. 

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