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HUMAN RESOURCES

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

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

Apply online by clicking APPLY NOW button or download our employment application in PDF format to submit a written copy. Submit written copy to: Franklin County HR Recruiting, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or fax to 540-483-6669. Resumes are welcomed, but do not replace a fully completed application. 

 

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  AVAILABLE POSITIONS 

IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Franklin County seeks an experienced IT Systems Administrator. This is FT mid-level supervisory position that requires previous experience & knowledge to perform job functions w/minimal training. Associate Degree in Computer Science plus 2 years technical support   systems experience preferred or the equivalent education and experience. Proficient with Server 2003 through Server 12 versions.   A+, Network +, Windows 7&10 Certifications desired. Duties include:  manages in-house computer software systems & network connections in support of secure business applications. Manages servers and desktop environment to ensure compatibility & integration w/County strategies & provides professional customer service.   Requires working knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards, including firewalls, active directory, etc. Annual Min Salary $43,195 DOQE w/exc benefits package. Application & complete job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109 or apply on line. 1st Review August 1st, OUF. AA/EOE.

 

General Definition

The Systems Administrator manages in-house computer software systems and network connections to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications and is responsible for planning, development and continued enhancement of administration, control and maintenance of servers and desktop environment to ensure compatibility and integration with enterprise strategies.  Responsibilities include quality and timely resolution of customer problems and requests, escalation and coordination with technicians and IT personnel; and enterprise-wide operational and consulting services related to PC and server hardware and software and vendor interfacing.  This position also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.


Organizational Relationship

This position works with the Senior Network Admin for technical issues and reports directly to the I/T Director administratively. Manages the PC Technician Group with the assistance of the Lead PC Technology Specialist.


Typical Tasks

  • Participates in and supports capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with application architects, I/T Director and Sr. Network Admin;
  • Documents and coordinates desktop installation and problem resolution procedures;
  • Advises and counsels users on technology support for departmental systems;
  • Investigates, analyzes, and resolves hardware and associated software and network problems on County computer systems through answering technical questions, on-site visits and end-user training;
  • Performs complex hardware repairs and maintenance on a wide range of pc-based computers and peripherals;
  • Installs and maintains hardware and software products and configures PC, network and audiovisual equipment according to department standards (may included VoIP);
  • Provides support and leadership as required to the PC Technician Group and project development;
  • Manages communications (email, IM, …) and connection solutions, including workstation connectivity, local area networks, company Website, Intranet, and Internet applications;
  • Ensures the integrity and security of enterprise data on host computers, multiple databases, and during data transfer in accordance with business needs and industry best-practices regarding privacy, security and regulatory compliance;
  • Supports application development teams throughout project lifecycles;
  • Manages end user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best-practices regarding privacy, security and regulatory compliance;
  • Performs and tests routine system back-ups and restores, as well as maintains network security audits;
  • Monitors problem/change activities and coordinates the involvement of staff, clients, and vendors to ensure effective implementation of new or enhanced systems/equipment and resolution of user problems;
  • Monitors maintenance agreements and warranties on computer hardware, audiovisual and broadcast equipment;
  • Maintain equipment logs related to network functions, as well as maintenance and repair records.
  • Research new technology, including audiovisual, and recommend its implementation;
  • Maintains a high level quality of customer service standards in dealing with and responding to requests.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Proficient in Windows 7 & 10 software; technical knowledge needed to determine and insure computer equipment hardware and software needs; proficient knowledge of local area network administration; working knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards, including firewalls, active directory, etc.; general knowledge of MS Office programs, utility programs and familiarity with various network and equipment monitoring software; and familiarity with networking hardware and software and audiovisual equipment and technologies as used in classrooms, meeting rooms and auditoriums. Strong customer service orientation along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proven analytical and problem-solving abilities; ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment; Ability to perform installs and advanced complex repairs and upgrades on a wide variety of computers and peripherals have ability to communicate with County officials, department heads and all personnel using computer and audiovisual equipment. Responsible for total confidentiality of all Business applications and information obtained/reviewed for other departments while working in their systems.  Must be proficient with Server 2003 through Server 12 versions. Proficiency in building and managing Virtual Machine services. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook SharePoint is required.


Training, Education and Experience

Education equal to graduation from high school with specialized training equal to 3-4 years’ technical work with computers and networks or an Associate Degree in Computer Science plus 1-2 years’ technical support experience.  Experience with audiovisual equipment and technologies a plus.


Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Licenses and Certificates – A valid Virginia driver’s license and A+, Network +, Windows 7 & 10 certifications preferred. Special Physical Requirements – None


Physical Demands

Must be able to do computer work while sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.  Should also be able to lift at least 50 pounds.  Considerable physical work such as heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required objects up to 50 pounds.  Physical work is primary part (50%) of job. Must be able to occasionally work in vehicles such as patrol cars.


Work Environment

The work environment is typical of office and educational environment with adequate desk, seating, and lighting for performing desk and personal computer work.  Occasionally work may be done in close quarters.


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. 

CUSTODIAN POSITION - FULL TIME

Franklin County seeks a FT Custodian.  The successful applicant will perform responsible care and cleaning of county buildings, as well as some general maintenance; have general knowledge of a variety of cleaning materials, supplies and the use of standard cleaning tools and equipment. Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record and have an acceptable criminal background check.  A HS education or equiv education and experience pref. Min salary of $20,774, depending on experience; w/FT benefits. An application and complete job description is available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109,or apply on line at: www.franklincountyva.gov.  Application Review: August 1, 2016. OUF. EOE/AA.

 

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 or designee. Custodians assigned primarily to the Courthouse complex are under the regular supervision of the Trustee Supervisor and the general 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II - FT

Franklin County seeks a seeks a FT Administrative Assistant II to perform a variety of administrative office management duties; preparation of Board materials, correspondence and presentations plus Payable and purchasing duties  in support of Planning & Community Development & Bldg Inspections departments. Duties: Dept orientation; managing multiple department head & supervisor schedules; correspondence & meetings; maintain & process staff time & attendance; prepare presentations and materials for Board meetings. Serve as recording clerk/secretary of Planning Boards & meetings. Assist Bldg Permit Technicians as needed. Strong Communication & time management skills w/exc working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite req. Requires attendance at night Board meetings. Combination of education & experience equivalent to an associate degree w/ additional course work at a senior level supplemented by five or more years of relevant work experience required.  BS degree pref.  Starting salary: $27,844 DOQE(+) great benefits. Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, or apply on line at www.franklincountyva.gov. 1st review July 29th .OUF, EOE/AA.

 

 

GENERAL DEFINITION                                                                                                                                            

The Administrative Office Assistant II coordinates the administrative office operations of the Planning & Community Development and Building Inspections; maintains and updates staff leave (sick, vacation and travel); reconciles department payables; inputs payables, vendor and budget information into the Munis Finance System; reviews staff timesheets for accuracy and inputs staff time sheets into the Munis Payroll module for department head approval. Provides secretarial support to departments and handles new employee department Orientation to include office set up, IT access and office ‘protocol”; serves as recording secretary / clerk of the County Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Housing and other Boards as assigned. 

 


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Position is supervised by the Department Head and supports, as well as takes direction from designee as needed.

 


 

  • TYPICAL TASKS
  • Coordinates day to day administrative/office operational functions within the department to include ordering supplies, maintaining inventory of County property, scheduling appropriate conference rooms, managing Developmental Services Staff vacation and sick leave; collects and inputs staff time sheets for Director review and approval; handles staff travel arrangements and prepares spreadsheet with receipts for staff credit card charges and forwards to Director for approval;

    • Acts as a liaison between the office and other departments on routine administrative matters;
    • Provides reception, secretarial and clerical support;
    • Prepares and maintains timely legal notices, minutes and associated Board packets / presentations;
    • Assists Development Services counter with EnerGOV permits issuance, reports, filing, etc. 
    • Provides excellent customer service when working with internal and external customers. Reconciles accounts payable and receivable transactions and inputs information into the Munis Finance System,
    • Attends department sponsored meetings as requested and transcribes meeting notes as required;
    • Types and maintains correspondence in appropriate files; composes a variety of documents, memos, letters and reports for approval; Assists staff with preparing presentations and/or information packets for meetings and various Board reports for planning, zoning and building;
    • Researches information regarding Code/Federal/State requirements as requested by Director for reports;
    • Maintains department manuals and updates them as required by various regulations;
    • Manages the files and record systems of the department and maintains written and electronic records in appropriate format for records management and or audit;
    • Investigates inquiries, policy issues or customer complaints forwarded by Administration for resolution and prepares reports as required, for proper action or approval by the Director;
    • Handles inquiries from the public by obtaining needed information or assistance; receives and monitors response to citizen’s requests for service;
    • Acts as backup for the Permit Technicians and covers the Administration Desk as required;
    • May assist the Public Works Department  w/secretarial  tasks;
    • Assists department staff with filing, copying, and preparation for monthly Board meetings; assists with conference room set up for department sponsored programs or meetings;
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Position requires knowledge of the principles and techniques of public or business administration; considerable knowledge of Department objectives, functions, procedures and organizations; ability to work under pressure in handling multiple tasks, multiple deadlines, and multiple directives, extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to transcribe tapes or minutes; strong public relations skills to maintain effective working relationships with  public officials, staff, and citizens; ability to prepare complex records and reports; ability to use a variety of office equipment; ability to keep and maintain minutes and records and to follow up on Board or administrative actions as needed.  


TRAINING,EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree with additional course work at the senior level supplemented by five or more years of relevant work experience required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Additional experience may substitute for the education requirement.  Previous supervisory experience preferred as well as prior experience working with senior management level leaders in a confidential environment.  Proficient Microsoft Office skills and Microsoft Outlook calendars and scheduling required as well as ability to manage changes in software for financial and planning projects.  Attends and completes various building and planning permits technician and other associated training programs as required. 


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

None


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to occasionally lift 30 pounds, sit for long periods of time at a desk, and have the dexterity to operate a computer, a calculator 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.   

 

 

BUILDING PERMITS TECHNICIAN - FT

Franklin County is accepting applications for a FT Building Permits Technician . Duties include: performs skilled clerical & technical work in the receipt & processing of building & zoning applications; processes, reviews & issues building/zoning permits; assists customers w/ related development questions; types various correspondence; filing; updates the building & zoning Energov permitting system .  Exc customer service, communication skills & attention to detail req. HS education & clerical or administrative exp req. Assoc. Degree w/ prev exp working for a government entity pref. Annual Min Salary: $25,255 DOQ&E; FT benefits. Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply on line at: http://www.franklincountyva.gov. Position closes on:  7/27/2016. AA/EOE.

 

General Definition

Performs routine skilled clerical and technical work involved in the receipt and processing of various types of building and zoning applications; processes, reviews and issues over the counter permits associated with building and zoning applications; provides information to the public and answers questions relating to various building  and zoning issues, including zoning, subdivisions, site plan review and soil erosion and sedimentation regulations; perform general clerical work including typing of correspondence and filing of  maps, plans and associated documents; assists in the production and distribution of materials for various boards and commissions; inputs data and updates databases relating to building applications and zoning functions; does related work as required.

 

 

Organizational Relationship

Position is supervised under the general direction the Building Official or designee.

 

 

Typical tasks

    • Greets and assists customers at the front desk with building/zoning forms/information requested by the customer and follows up with customer requests;
    • Checks and reviews a variety of data for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established standards;
    • Maintains files, records, reports and documents in order;
    • Collects and interprets data for records and reports;
    • Acts as a receptionist, answers telephone and provides routine information;
    • Assists the public with building, zoning and related applications and permits;
    • Interviews visitors and interprets departmental policies and procedures for the public;
    • Receives and processes various types of building and zoning applications; disseminates appropriate information to affected groups regarding all aspects of plans;
    • Investigates inquiries, policy issues or complaints and prepares reports for proper action;
    • Posts and makes accurate and complete entries in the computer permitting system (Energov) and other records as required;
    • Makes mathematical calculations in reference to building/zoning requirements;
    • Operates standard office equipment and utilizes Microsoft Office suite and Outlook email/calendar program;
    • Types correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials from various source documents;
    • Records transactions for minutes as required;
    • Maintains mailing lists, files and card indexes applicable to planning, zoning and building as required
    • Maintains calendars, makes appointments;
    • Pulls the permit/zoning  information the night before that is  required for inspectors to go out in the field and perform inspections in a timely fashion;
    • Catalogues and distributes mail;
    • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, equipment and secretarial techniques; general knowledge of business English, spelling and math calculations; pays attention to detail; excels in communication and treats all customers with respect; ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports from such records; ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships with others; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to maintain clerical records and prepare reports from such records; ability to make minor decisions in accordance with regulations and established policies; ability to understand and communicate to the public local codes and ordinances and the building and zoning permitting process.

 

Training, Education and Experience

High school diploma with some clerical and /or secretarial experience required. Education and experience equivalent to an Associates degree preferred, (Microsoft Office User) certification or excellent computer skils and previous experience working for a governmental entity preferred. Must attend various building and planning permits technician and other associated training programs as required. 

         

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license.  

                        

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.(Reviewed & updated 11/15/09; Combined with Planning Permit Tech October 22_2014CWApproved)

                  

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in an office environment.

                    

 



PROGRAM DRIVER - PART-TIME

Franklin County seeks a Driver for the Department of Aging Services Programs.  of Franklin is accepting applications for a part-time Aging Services Program Driver. Responsibilities include: the ability to drive and maintain passenger carrying vehicles; provide safe & efficient transportation service to elderly & disabled individuals including proper securing of wheelchairs and assisting individuals w/entering and exiting vehicle. Successful  pre-employment physical examination & a mandatory drug screen and a County insurance acceptable Virginia Drivers License (4+ point rating) for Passenger Vehicles with the capacity up to 14 passengers. Familiarity with the geographic area. required.  Starting salary: $12.37 an hour. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school required. Application & Job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151, or apply on-line.  AA/EEO OUF w/a first review date of 06/13/2016.

 

General Definition

Drive program vehicle and assist in maintenance of passenger carrying vehicles; provide safe and efficient transportation service to elderly and disabled individuals, record information relating to passenger service and vehicle operations and maintenance.


Organizational Relationship

Serves under the general direction of the Manager of Aging Services or designee.


Typical Tasks

  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly preventive maintenance inspections;
  • Complete all specified training seminars;
  • Perform safe, courteous and efficient operation of vehicle and equipment;
  • Assist passengers on and off vehicles, to and from entrances;
  • Maintain schedules and routes as directed;
  • Maintain and submit accurate and legible Vehicle Log Forms, Monthly Maintenance Forms and other designated forms;
  • Safeguard contribution boxes and receipts to supervisor daily;
  • Maintain cleanliness of vehicles;
  • Other related duties necessary in maintaining the safety of passengers and vehicle operations and maintenance;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

essential Knowledges, Skills and abilities

Ability to drive vehicles, including a 10-14 passenger van or bus.  Possess verbal and oral communication skills; literacy and arithmetic skills sufficient to perform required record keeping; familiarity with geographic area


Training, Education and Experience

Graduation from high school, possession of GED, or combination education and experience to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities appropriate to the administrative setting.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Ability to pass a pre-employment physical examination regarding fitness for job requirements.  Drug screening required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia Drivers License for Passenger Carrying Vehicles with the capacity of up to 14 passengers. Must maintain a 4+ point rating or better Division of Motor Vehicles driving record. Excellent communication skills and customer service a must. 

Physical demands

Must be able to sit for long periods of time.  Must have ability to lift at least 50 pounds, climb stairs and have dexterity to connect straps and buckles to secure wheelchairs etc.   


Work Environment

Work is generally performed in a small passenger bus. Work conditions would similar to those in a small air-conditioned bus.

 

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. 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE MANAGER - BILINGUAL

Full Time Domestic Violence Case Manager - Candidate Must be Bilingual – English/Hispanic specific required.  Clean VA Driver’s License req. Position Grant Funded & dependent on Grant Approval annually. Education & exp equiv to a 4 yr degree in a field relative to counseling, social work, psychology, domestic violence, community organization, education or childhood development.  Knowledge of: the dynamics and effects of domestic violence & child abuse/neglect & effective treatment methods. Duties: Performs case management of all domestic violence clients and actively promotes public awareness of domestic violence in the County.  Full Intake processing includingDanger Assessments & Crisis Management cases. Rotating back-up on-call.  Application & full job description available at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Annual Salary: $28,513 DOQE. EEO/AA. Review July 25, 2016 OUF.

 

General Definition

Performs case management of all domestic violence clients and actively promotes public awareness of domestic violence in the County.  Essential Functions are as follows:  Case Management of clientele; Danger Assessments; Crisis Management; LAP calls; Full Intake processing; Rotating back-up on-call;.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Family Resources.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as may be assigned.

Typical tasks

  • Maintain a daily log;
  • Perform domestic violence hotline and domestic violence crisis back-up on-call if assigned;
  • Information and Referral for domestic violence clients and callers for services to community;
  • Individual Safety Plan development with domestic violence victims;
  • Crisis intervention and intakes of domestic violence clients;
  • Domestic Violence Crisis assistance off-site such as: ER, Magistrates office, other professional agencies, schools, churches, etc.;
  • Emergency transportation of domestic violence clients;
  • Danger Assessment/Lethality Assessment/Reproductive Coercion of domestic violence clients;
  • Maintain all domestic violence client files and proper documentation;
  • Enter domestic violence client stat data information on the proper VAdata forms on VAdata website;
  • Conducts exit Interviews with domestic violence clients;
  • Group/Class facilitation for Adults and Children;
  • Actively promotes FRC domestic violence services;
  • Educate domestic violence clients of the dynamics and effects of domestic violence on children;
  • Maintains confidentiality of clients according to the law;
  • Seeks ongoing professional development.
  • Case Management of Hispanic clientele.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect on a child/children and effective treatment methods.  Ability to handle confidential information in a proper manner; ability to comprehend complex needs of clients and thus develop or locate resources to meet these needs; ability to develop and administer programs as requested by Director; ability to interpret and implement agency policies and procedures; ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, as well as shelter clientele; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment and clerical techniques; ability to perform research and prepare reports; and ability to organize and perform work independently.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from a four year accredited college or university in a field relating to counseling, social work, psychology, domestic violence, community organization, education or childhood development

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The successful applicant must be bilingual/ English-Hispanic specific; will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).  The understanding that this position is Grant funded and future employment is subject to grant monies awarded.  Candidate must be able to work rotating shift with varying hours.

Physical Demands

Include driving and/or riding in a vehicle at least 2 times per week, from 15 minutes to 5 hours time spans.

Work Environment

The main work environment will be in an office setting or space comparable to.  Travel will occur at least two times per week for outreach, indoor meetings, emergency transportation of clients, and to participate in training.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. (Created 4/05/16)

 



OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGER

Franklin County Parks & Recreation department seeks a full time Outdoor Recreation Manager.  Duties Inc: performing complex professional & administrative work in planning, organizing & supervising outdoor recreational activities. Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, w/ major work in recreation or related field & min 3 years professional exp in recreational organized programs. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, walk on uneven terrain and be exposed to various weather conditions. Annual salary DOQE w/min of $38157.  Job Description & application available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109 or apply online.  Application Review Date: July 25, 2016 OUF. AA/EOE/VA

 

General Definition

Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and supervising outdoor recreational activities in support of the overall Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department’s program.


Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation or designee.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as assigned.


Typical tasks

  • Plans, directs, and promotes outdoor recreation programs such as races, competitions, festivals, classes, and programs for a wide range of age groups and abilities;
  • Develops and maintains outdoor recreational amenities across the county such as trails and blueways;
  • Conducts public relations such as publicizing events and activities and maintaining contact with various community groups and organizations;
  • Recruits and supervises paid and volunteer staff;
  • Works with the school system to promote and organize programs;
  • Establishes and maintains guidelines for organized recreational activities;
  • Researches recreational demands within the community and make specific recommendations to staff and advisory commissions;
  • Develops partnerships with community groups to expand outdoor recreational services through the county;
  • Prepares and tracks the budget for all programs under supervision;
  • Oversees purchase of materials necessary for programs and facilities;
  • Prepares, submits and maintains records and reports on program activities;
  • Acts as volunteer coordinator for all related outdoor recreational activities;
  • Oversees subordinate personnel;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Extensive knowledge of the principles, rules, materials and equipment required for a variety of outdoor recreational activities; general knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public recreation; general knowledge of risk management; ability to instruct participants, ability to adhere to program standards and objectives; ability to resolve disputes with firmness and impartiality; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public and volunteers; ability to organize and meet reporting requirements for recreational activities; ability to utilize office software and email.


Training, education and experience

Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in recreation or related field and a minimum of three years professional experience in organized recreational programs.


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).  


Physical demands

Frequent walking and occasionally over rough or uneven terrains.  Lifting and carrying objects weighing 15-50 pounds.  Requires manipulative and hand-eye coordination skills, use of computers and motor vehicle operation. 


Work environment

Work is performed in both an office environment as well as in the field.  Fieldwork may involve walking in fairly rugged terrain.  Fieldwork requires spatial interpretation, judging heights, distances, slopes and the like.  Frequent direct contact is made with the media and program participants. 


This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.  

OUTREACH & GROUP/CLASS FACILITATOR - PART TIME

Franklin County seeks a PT OUTREACH & GROUP/CLASS FACILITATOR- Candidate Must be Bilingual – English/Hispanic specific required. Clean VA Driver’s License req. Position is Grant Funded & is dependent on Grant Approval annually. Rotating shifts w/varied hours. Education & exp equiv to a 4 yr degree in a field relative to counseling, social work, psychology, domestic violence, community organization, education or childhood development.  Knowledge of: the dynamics and effects of domestic violence & child abuse/neglect & effective treatment methods. Duties: Performs Outreach, group/class facilitation & case management of all group and class domestic violence clients.  Application & full job description available at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Hourly rate: $14.62 DOQE. EEO/AA. Review July 25, 2016 OUF.

 

General Definition

Performs Outreach, group/class facilitation and case management of all group and class domestic violence clients thru these direct services; and actively promotes public awareness of domestic violence in the County.  Outreach thru program specific guidelines for direct victim services thru Danger Assessments; Crisis Management; LAP calls and Brief Contacts.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Family Resources.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel as may be assigned.

Typical Tasks

  • Maintain a daily log;
  • Perform domestic violence hotline and domestic violence crisis back-up on-call if assigned;
  • Information and Referral for domestic violence clients and callers for services to community;
  • Individual Safety Plan development with domestic violence victims;
  • Crisis intervention and full intakes of domestic violence clients;
  • Domestic Violence Crisis assistance off-site such as: ER, Magistrates office, other professional agencies, schools, churches, etc.;
  • Emergency transportation of domestic violence clients;
  • Danger Assessment/Lethality Assessment/Reproductive Coercion of domestic violence clients;
  • Maintain all domestic violence client files and proper documentation;
  • Enter domestic violence client stat data information on the proper VAdata forms on VAdata website;
  • Conducts exit Interviews with domestic violence clients;
  • Group & Class facilitation for Adult victims and case management of participants;
  • Case Management of all Safety In Staying Program and Follow-Up Program clients;
  • Actively promotes FRC domestic violence services;
  • Educate domestic violence clients of the dynamics and effects of domestic violence on children;
  • Maintains confidentiality of clients according to the law;
  • Seeks ongoing professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect on a child/children and effective treatment methods.  Ability to handle confidential information in a proper manner; ability to comprehend complex needs of clients and thus develop or locate resources to meet these needs; ability to develop and administer programs as requested by Director; ability to interpret and implement agency policies and procedures; ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public, as well as shelter clientele; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment and clerical techniques; ability to perform research and prepare reports; and ability to organize and perform work independently.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from a four year accredited college or university in a field relating to counseling, social work, psychology, domestic violence, community organization, education or childhood development

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The successful applicant must be bilingual/ English-Hispanic specific; will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).  The understanding that this position is Grant funded and future employment is subject to grant monies awarded.  Candidate must be able to work rotating shift with varying hours.

Physical Demands

Include driving and/or riding in a vehicle at least 2 times per week, from 15 minutes to 5 hours time spans.

Work Environment

The main work environment will be in an office setting or space comparable to.  Travel will occur at least two times per week for outreach, indoor meetings, emergency transportation of clients, and to participate in training.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL INSPECTOR

Franklin County is accepting applications for a Combination Commercial/Residential Inspector in the Building Inspections Department. Duties include: performing residential & non-residential/commercial inspections, to include structure, plumbing, electrical, mechanical & energy installations to ensure compliance with Virginia mandated building/inspection codes. Prepares correspondence & respectfully explains deficiencies, bldg codes, ordinances, regulations, policies & procedures. Min 3 yrs exp or education & exp equiv. The VA Code requires: a residential inspection certification w/in the first 18 months of  hire; the combination residential & commercial inspection certification w/in the first 3 years of hire and the VA Erosion & Sediment Control certification w/in the first 6 months of hire. A valid driver’s license & successful background check req. Annual salary range $30,988-$33776 DOQ/E.  Application & complete job description available at the Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount VA OR apply online.  OUF 1st Application Review: 6/20/16, wkly reviews thereafter. AA/EOE.

 

General Definition

This customer service oriented position safeguards the public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring compliance with Virginia USBC standards and codes through conducting proper building inspections.  The Combination Building Inspector performs residential and non-residential inspections identifying deficiencies with the contractor or owner for correction. Inspections include all building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and energy installations in all construction to ensure compliance with the building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and energy codes, approved plans and specifications, and other codes of the Commonwealth enforced by the building inspections department. Corresponds with and responds to verbal and written inquiries from architects, contractors, builders, County personnel, and the general public, interprets, applies, and explains requirements and restrictions related to building codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures.  This position may assist with scheduling appointments, reviewing and approving plans in compliance with building codes, ordinances, and regulations. This position is cross trained as a Combination Building Plans Examiner to perform those duties as required.


Organizational Relationship

Position is supervised under the general direction of the Building Official or designee.


Typical tasks

Inspects residential and non-residential building construction to ensure that building construction, and the installation of mechanical, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems, electrical systems and plumbing systems are constructed in compliance with the applicable codes;

Inspects assigned areas for noncompliance and enforcement of all codes and department regulations;

Interprets the applicable codes and keeps abreast of code modifications in applicable certification areas;

Investigates complaints regarding new construction, un-permitted construction, and modifications to existing structures covered by the Uniform Statewide Building Code by researching and analyzing the code complaint to determine its merits, reporting the findings and initiating action when necessary.

Inspects residential erosion & sediment control installations / maintenance measures in accordance with DCR standards.

Confers with architects, contractors, builders and the general public in the field and office; explain and interprets requirements and restrictions. 

Researches computer records, and files regarding a variety of building-related or issues.  Maintain files and reports regarding inspection activities and findings. 

Provides technical information and make appropriate recommendations on fire-damaged buildings to insure customer has all appropriate and sufficient information to determine the scope of the damage and areas needing repair. 

Answers questions and provides information to the public, real estate agents, bankers, attorneys, product representatives, contractors, architects and homeowners regarding all technical codes and related issues. 

Confers with Building Inspections staff and personnel from other departments and divisions to ensure consistent code and ordinance enforcement. 

Prepares correspondence to homeowners, contractors, and others for needed corrective action based on field inspection results. 

Assists in the development of public information materials. 


Essential Knowledges, Skills and abilities

Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and understand the principles and practices of building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and cross-connection code enforcement as well as erosion and sediment control laws and procedures.

Read, interpret, apply, and explain building plans, blueprints, specifications, and building codes; make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately; use word processing and other related computer software programs; prepare and maintain complete, accurate, and concise reports and records.

Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; exercise initiative recommendations to management; communicate effectively with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural diverse backgrounds; establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and organize and prioritize work.

Maintain general knowledge and basic understanding of Franklin County zoning ordinances and policies.

Maintain a comprehensive knowledge & understanding of the Plans Examiner position, policies and practices.


Training, education and experience

At least 3 years experience in general building construction and general knowledge of mechanical, plumbing or electrical systems.  Any combination of education and experience which would confer equivalent knowledge and ability shall be deemed to satisfy this requirement.


Special requirements and related obligations

The Combination Commercial / Residential Inspector shall obtain and maintain:

Certification from the DHCD as a Combination Residential Inspector within the first 18 months of employment.

The Combination Commercial Inspector and Combination Residential Inspector in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards within the first 3 years of employment

AND become Virginia Erosion & Sediment Control Program Certified through DCR within the first 6 months of employment with DCR requirements.

Employee must also possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License that meets the County’s Insurance requirements;


Physical Demands

Required to visit construction sites during all phases of construction and negotiate obstacles & environmental aspects found at such sites. Must be able to stoop, bend, kneel and crawl through tight spaces. 


Work Environment

Required to visit construction sites year round and during inclement weather.


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 employee or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANTS

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

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION                                                                                                                                            

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


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Collection Site Manager


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

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

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

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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


TRAINING,EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

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


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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


WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

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

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs responsible technical work on flexible shifts dispatching law enforcement, fire, rescue and general governmental mobile units and other personnel in response to emergency and non-emergency situations.


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Communications Officer Supervisor and Sheriff’s Office Administrative Lieutenant. The Lead Communication Officer will assume supervisory responsibility for the staff and department in the absence of the Supervisor. 


TYPICAL TASKS

  • Receives citizen complaints and dispatches appropriate personnel in response including fire, rescue and police;
  • Receives and disseminates information via telephone, radio and computer system;
  • Accesses records and other information from a variety of sources including but not limited to VCIN/NCIC and other computer terminals;
  • Maintains an accurate log of all events with the aid of the CAD system;
  • Accurately conveys complete information to public concerning fire, rescue and police;
  • Answers 9-1-1 emergency telephone lines as well as administrative lines to provide requests for emergencies and non-emergencies for assistance;
  • Accurately files appropriate records and written information;
  • Updates training on equipment as required to utilize equipment accurately;
  • Operates under periods of extreme stress;
  • Complies with confidentiality requirements of position;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of dispatching procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the County and location of major landmarks; ability to type at a reasonable speed; ability to work with the public effectively and efficiently in a diplomatic manner; ability to speak English distinctly; ability to work under pressure; ability to read maps and determine locations; ability to acquire and relay information accurately; ability to listen and follow directions; ability to pass a basic fire and rescue vocabulary course; ability to follow written Standard Operating Procedures; ability to use sound judgment.


TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Completion of appropriate training prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this level of position. Completes training as required by position.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Successfully completes and maintains all state mandated requirements through a criminal justice academy.  The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Employee/Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).  This is a 24/7 operation and the Employee/Applicant will be expected to cover other shifts if requested by the Lead Communications Officer; the Supervisor and/or designee.  The shift that the person is assigned to may change and is not guaranteed to remain the same as when hired.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires the ability to be able to sit for long periods of time while utilizing multiple computer systems for inputting and/or retrieving data.  This position requires the person to wear a headset while answering calls and transmitting on radio. The position requires that the person have the ability to multi-task while providing accurate information to other departments required to take action.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is typical law enforcement/public safety communications center with adequate desk, seating and lighting for performing all communication objectives. This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

DEPUTY SHERIFF

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

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

 

DEPUTY SHERIFF - PATROL


GENERAL DEFINITION

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

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

TYPICAL TASKS

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

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Completion of appropriate training prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this level of position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Successfully complete and maintain all state mandated requirements through a criminal justice academy.  The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s). Position may be exposed to elements of danger.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

 

 

 

DEPUTY - CORRECTIONS OFFICER

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

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

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

TYPICAL TASKS

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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and abilities

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

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.   Completion of appropriate training prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this level of position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is typical of a corrections facility. The position may be exposed to elements of danger. This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER

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

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION 

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


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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


TYPICAL TASKS

Acts in the capacity of Paramedic/Firefighter.

Provides Advanced Life Support and other EMS stabilization procedures.

Performs rescue from potentially life-threatening situations.

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

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

Operates emergency equipment and vehicle as required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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


TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

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


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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


WORK ENVIRONMENT

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


NOTE

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given. 

CONTACT US

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


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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

E-mail: Pat Barnes