Franklin County

A Natural Setting for Opportunity

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 

CUSTODIAN - PT

The successful applicant will perform care & cleaning of county buildings & some general maintenance; have general knowledge of a variety of cleaning materials, supplies & the use of standard cleaning tools & equipment. An acceptable driving record & criminal background check required. A HS graduate or equiv education & exp. pref. Part time hours approx. 20-29 hours a week w/evening hrs @$10.66 hr. Application & description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151, or apply on line.  Application Review: December 19, 2016 w/wkly reviews until filled. EOE/AA.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION
Performs responsible unskilled work in leading and participating in the work of a small custodial crew engaged in the care and cleaning of County buildings.


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Director of General Properties.


TYPICAL TASKS

Performs regular custodial functions such as sweeping, vacuuming, stripping, waxing, mopping and buffing floors, trash removal, cleaning fixtures, etc.
Inspects the work of subordinate custodians of proper standards of cleanliness and repair;
Mows grass around buildings and picks up small branches and keeps grounds clean and outside drains clear of leaves and debris;
Performs minor electrical and plumbing work and lays computer cables;
Reports to superiors needed repairs beyond the capabilities of custodial workers;
Prepares cleaning materials, supplies and equipment needed for the work assigned and follows all safety protocols;
Performs set-up and take-down duties for events and functions;
Performs other duties as may be assigned.


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of a variety of cleaning materials and supplies and of the use of standard cleaning tools and equipment; general knowledge of building and plumbing fixtures and basic maintenance requirements; ability to instruct and train employees in cleaning; ability to work well with others; ability to follow written and oral instructions; physical ability to perform heavy manual work. 


TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience equivalent completion of high school is preferred with considerable experience in custodial work.


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).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Cleaning and maintenance work done typically walking and standing; some lifting and carrying objects weighing 15-50 pounds, with occasional lifting of items weighing over 100 pounds; some furniture moving, occasional operation of vehicles.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work environment exposes employee to potential minor injuries and frequently adverse weather.  Occasional exposure to potentially hazardous substances.  Frequent and regular contact with internal staff and outside public for the purpose of providing custodial services.

 

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. 

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

COUNTY OF FRANKLIN
PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
LEGAL SERVICES-COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

The County of Franklin, Virginia is seeking written proposals from qualified offerors for the supply of legal services as County Attorney. Please go to our Procurement page to see complete requirements and contract specifications.

FIELD/FACILITY SUPERVISOR

Franklin County seeks a Field/Facility 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. 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. First Application Review December 5, 2016, Open Until Filled… EOE/AA 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

General Definition of Work

This individual performs responsible work in a public setting involving supervision of an assigned facility.  Performs duties that will provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for players, spectators, parents, officials and volunteers that are present.  This position is also responsible to see that the facilities are maintained during the course of the activity. Work is performed under the supervision of the Recreation Program Manager or his/her designee.  Work will be on a part-time basis related to various sports seasons.  The average workload will be 10-15 hours per week.


TYPICAL TASKS
Maintains a safe environment for participants and spectators
Communicates and works closely with other co-workers, volunteers, officials, and members of the general public.
Uses tact and courtesy when communicating with the public.  Serves as the Recreation Department’s ambassador to participants and spectators.
Assists game officials in maintaining a positive and supportive environment that encourages growth, development, and good sportsmanship
Provides accurate and detailed written documentation of incidents involving conduct by spectators, coaches or participants.
Collects scorecards and appropriate paperwork and delivers them to the designated drop off location.
Arrives at the facility at least thirty minutes prior to the start of the scheduled game and is the last to secure the facility and make sure everyone leaves safely.
Completes accident reports on all accidents that occur at the assigned facility and delivers them to the Recreation Programs Manager or his/her designee.
Controls lighted facilities by turning on and off lights as needed.
Polices the area to ensure general cleanliness.
Remains highly visible throughout the event by walking the grounds and interacting with the spectators, participants and volunteers.
Maintains an appearance reflective of the Recreation Department’s professionalism.
Communicates a consistent message emphasizing the value of good sportsmanship and safe participation.
Is a full partner with the Recreation Department’s full time staff in the delivery of high quality public recreation.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of the appropriate sport(s) involved.  Ability to work well with others, manage and address conflicts and maintain a positive environment for participants and spectators.  Outstanding conflict resolution skills are critical.  Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.  Outstanding customer service skills are mandatory.  Must pass a criminal background history check.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, combined with experience in working with the public.  Must possess a current Virginia Driver’s License.  Must be at least 21 years of age.  Rate of pay is $8.00-$10.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications.


ACCOUNT CLERK - PT

Franklin County Finance Department seeks a Part Time Finance Account Clerk. Position responsible for preparation & maintenance of fiscal, payroll and/or related records. Duties include: ability to update & maintain complex financial records; prepare reports & statements; understand & prepare formula driven financial excel spreadsheets; accurately post accounts with attention to detail.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; routine accounting principles and experience with computer financial systems preferred. HS graduate or equivalent & experience in the finance/accounting field required. Hourly rate: $12.00 DOQE. Approx 25-29 hrs a week. Obtain an application & job description at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, or apply on line. OUF First Review 11/30/16. EOE/AA.

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs responsible financial; clerical and technical work involving the preparation and maintenance of fiscal and/or related records.  Regularly performs Accounts Payable duties including processing and mailing vendor checks.  Assists with various duties in the Payroll and Benefits area.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Department Director or Designee

TYPICAL TASKS

  • Performs Accounts Payable duties including:

Auditing invoices for correct coding and approval;

Verifies AP checks before mailing;

Handling inquiries concerning accounts payable;

Maintains Accounts Payable vendor files;

  • Assists in the Payroll and Benefits area including:

Entering Employee timesheets;

Filing various payroll and benefit documents;

  • Maintains office files, financial account records and a variety of other records;
  • Performs a wide variety of clerical/financial account-keeping and related tasks
  • Provides information to citizens over the telephone and in person;
  • Provides excellent internal and external customer service;
  • Operates calculator, computer and other standard office equipment and software programs incidental to maintaining financial and related records;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of bookkeeping/finance  terminology and methods; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment; knowledge of routine accounting principles; ability to updated and maintain complex financial records and to prepare reports and statements; ability to understand  and prepare excel spreadsheets utilizing formulas to make mathematical computations quickly and accurately; ability to post accounts with speed and accuracy; ability to operate efficiently a variety of office machines; ability to deal effectively with co-workers and the general public; ability to utilize Microsoft office software and email.

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by courses in accounting/bookkeeping and computer operations.  Experience in the finance/accounting field required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

None

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.

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 - PART-TIME

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seeks law enforcement or corrections certified candidates for a part time Deputy Sheriff position to fill Court Bailiff/ Screener openings required for the County Courthouse security. The Court Security Screener is responsible for the safety and security of each person entering the courthouse.  The screener duties include, but are not limited to; monitoring cameras throughout the courthouse properties, using X-ray machinery, using the walk through scanner, screening the public wishing to enter the courthouse, and providing directions to the public.  The Court Bailiff maintains order & performs responsible protective service work in the courts; provides custody of prisoners & order among those awaiting court proceedings. Duties include: Opens & closes court sessions; maintains order in the courtroom & hallways, investigates risk potential of defendants & others; provides escort, assistance & general welfare of jurors assigned to cases to be heard in court; calls cases appearing before the court; responds to all demands of the judges &transports prisoners as required. HS Education or equiv required, w/ law enforcement preferred. Schedule:20+ hours a week at: $15.45/hr. Candidates w/Formal Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement Academy training will be given priority. Candidates must pass a background check as well as a physical, written, drug & other tests that are relevant to the position to be considered. Application & Job Description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Return written applications to Human Resources. Applications completed on line are sent directly to Human Resources. First Review November 18,2016 OUF-EOE/VA 

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Maintains order and performs responsible protective service work in the courts; provides custody of prisoners and order among those awaiting court proceedings. Provides screening services for the Court House.


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Lieutenant, Sergeant or designee.


TYPICAL TASKS

  • Opens and closes court sessions
  • Screens all people and articles with screening equipment;
  • Ensures the safety of people in the Court House by effectively screening all people who enter;
  • Maintains order in the courtroom and hallways, investigates risk potential of defendants and others;
  • Provides escort, assistance and general welfare of jurors assigned to cases to be heard in court;
  • Calls cases appearing before the court;
  • Responds to all demands of the judges;
  • Transports prisoners as required;
  • Insures that courtroom is kept clean;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of court procedures; skill in the use of firearms; ability to exercise tact and judgment in handling visitors of the court, and in maintaining the behavior of prisoners; dependability; ability to follow oral and written instructions.


TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, and some experience in law enforcement duties. Formal academy education a plus.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Possession of all requirements as prescribed by state regulations.  Successfully complete and maintain all state mandated requirements offered 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).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires the ability to spend a considerable amount of time in the courtroom and in maintaining all law enforcement objectives.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is a typical courtroom environment.  The work involves an element of personal 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. 

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

Franklin County is accepting applications for a FT Landfill Operator I for the Solid Waste Division of the County. Primary duty: operation of heavy equipment in the landfill area.  A valid VA driver’s license & successful background & drug test req. A CDL w/tanker endorsement must be obtained w/in the 9 mo probationary period. Comb of education & exp equiv. to graduation from HS. Application and description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, Rocky Mount, or online. Submit application by September 19th for initial review, OUF. Ft Benefits hourly rate of $12.95.AA EOE.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs responsible skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment. Primary duty is operation of heavy equipment in the landfill.


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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


TYPICAL TASKS

Maintains assigned vehicles in good working order;

  • Conducts daily maintenance check of equipment, makes adjustments as needed;
  • Operates bulldozer, front-end loader, excavator and dump trucks as assigned;
  • Performs landfill and other duties as assigned;
  • Performs all duties in a safe manner

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of operating 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

Employee required to have or obtain a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a tanker endorsement before the end of their probationary period and maintain those requirements throughout Franklin County Landfill employment. Applicant must have and must 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 outside in varying  weather elements, sit for long periods of time an able to operate the landfill equipment used to maintain the landfill as required. 


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.

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. 

DEPUTY SHERIFF

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates who have completed the training required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Corrections and/or Law Enforcement/Patrol. Candidates will be contacted to fill current positions & other applicants will be kept on file for future openings.  Min. qualifications: HS diploma or equivalent, a valid VA driver’s license & the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.  Candidates must pass a background check as well as a physical, written, drug & other tests that are relevant to the position to be considered. Min annual salary of 33K/DOQE+ Exc benefits. An application & Corrections/Patrol Sheriff Job Description(s) may be obtained in the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount or apply online.  First review: 11/18/2016, open until filled. EOE/AA 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