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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

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

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

 

Human Resources

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

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

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

 

Franklin County seeks a FT or PT Equipment Operator I- Driver for its Solid Waste Division. Duties: Operates and maintains a large trash truck collecting & transporting trash to the Landfill. Successful drug screening & background check req. A valid Virginia Commercial Drivers License (CDL) IS REQUIRED and must be acceptable to County Insurance Carrier. Combination of education & experience equivalent to a HS graduate pref. Obtain application & job description: at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, RM, or apply online at www.franklincountyva.gov. $27,331 ANNUAL. OUF-Wkly Reviews Starting 8/26/2019 AA/EOE.

General Definition

Perform responsible skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment. Primary responsibility is collecting and transporting trash to the Landfill. Cleaning up around the collection sites and washing trucks,

Organizational Relationship

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

Typical Tasks

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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Subject to substance screening by the County.  The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

Physical Demands

Must be able to occasionally lift at least 75 pounds.  Climb stairs, walk, stoop, bend and easily move head from side to side.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in the cab of a truck or heavy equipment and in the outside environment. Environment is dusty and somewhat foul smelling.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

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

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

Franklin County is currently accepting applications for part time Emergency Shelter Worker position in the Family Resource Center. Responsibilities: Oversee safety & security of the shelter; perform emergency intakes; act as the emergency contact for shelter residents during work hours. High School or equivalent req. Computer, record keeping & office skills preferred.  Basic knowledge of family services dynamics and local community resources desirable. The part time work schedule consists of rotating 12 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday. Position dependent on Grant funding.   Obtain application & description at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109 or online.  Hourly Rate: $11.78.  Reviewed Weekly, OUF.AA/EOE

General Definition       

Oversee safety and security of the emergency domestic violence shelter and acts as the emergency contact for the Family Resource Center shelter residents and other persons or agencies during work hours.    

Organizational Relationship

The Emergency Shelter Worker is responsible to the Director of the Department of Family Resources or his/her designee.

Typical Tasks

  • Monitors the shelter for client safety by checking external doors and windows; watching the monitors and answering the shelter door through use of the intercom to maintain a safe environment for clients;
  • Answers hotline for EDVSP; and Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP);
  • Individual Safety Plan with crisis/hotline callers
  • Crisis eligibility assessments of potential EDVSP brief intakes and perform said intake;
  • Maintains a daily log;
  • Cleanliness upkeep of the shelter area;
  • Maintain client sign in/sign out during work hours;
  • Maintain and update client resource books of job listings, available housing and area child care;
  • Enter Vadata information onto the proper forms and submit in a timely fashion;
  • Crisis intervention for presenting or potential clients of the EDVSP;
  • Assist in-shelter clients with needed supplies;
  • Preparation of welcome bags;
  • Itemization of donations accepted in need of tax receipts;
  • Information and Referral assistance to callers;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of the dynamics of family violence; basic skills for interacting with individuals in crisis situations and with the general public; knowledge of community resources; basic computer skills; ability to:   assist in crisis eligibility assessment of potential intakes, maintain a daily log; ability to handle confidential information; self motivated and able to work with minimum supervision; ability to interpret and apply agency policies and procedures; ability to utilize office software and email.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Possess a basic knowledge of the dynamics of family violence.  Knowledge of local community resources desirable.   

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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

Physical Demands

Includes sitting for extended periods of time; heavy lifting of 20pounds or more at times; ability to accend and decend several steps several times a shift.

Work Environment

The main work environment will be in an office of said Program, setting. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

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

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

 

Franklin County seeks a FT Building Inspector/Plans Examiner. Duties include provide professional code expertise to the general public, contractors, architects, engineers, attorneys and other design professionals; respond to inquiry from internal and external customers; assist at the permit services area in issuing permits; conduct inspections and other duties as required. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a community or four-year college with major course work in engineering, architecture, construction or related field and no less than five years experience in building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical construction and/or building inspection and plans review.  Certification required from the DHCD as a Combination Commercial Inspector, Combination Residential Inspector, and Combination Building Plans Examiner in accordance w/the Virginia Certification Standards within 3 years of employment; and w/in 3 months of employment, obtain Virginia Erosion & Sediment Control Program Inspector certification. A valid VA driver’s license & acceptable driving record req. Annual Salary $37,314. Salary Negotiable depending on Qualifications, Education and Experience.  Excellent Benefits. Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center or apply online.  First application review 8/5/19, weekly reviews thereafter.  OUF 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 examination, review, approval of constructions drawings, and inspections for all construction types (residential, multi-family, and non-residential).  This position effectively provides professional code expertise to the general public, architects, engineers, attorneys and other design professionals on a daily basis.  This position responds to inquiry from the public; and assists at the permit services area in issuing permits and other duties as required.  This is a journey level position using considerable independent judgment in performing daily duties.

This position is fully trained to step in as acting Building Official if required.

Organizational Relationship

Serves under the general direction of the Building Official or designee.  Management is further exercised supervision over subordinate personnel as may be assigned by the Building Official.  Serves as Building Official in absence of the Building Official. 

 Typical Tasks

  • All tasks outlined in the Combination Building Plans Examiner and Combination Commercial / Residential Inspector descriptions.
  • Meets with inspector and/or contractor in the field to resolve problems, clarify code interpretations and any other issues pertaining to an active building project.
  • Supervises and assists building inspectors on difficult or unusual code requirements for major structures in absence of the Building Official.
  • Works to establish, improve, and maintain processes for permitting, plans review, filing, archiving records, etc.;
  • Handles public complaints; provides information on department policies and functions.
  • Assists in the supervision and training of department personnel, as necessary.
  • Assists the Building Official in budget preparation and purchasing.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, 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 culturally 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 and Combination Inspector positions, policies and practices.
  • Maintain a general knowledge of legal principles related to code enforcement; permitting systems and inspection scheduling.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office; public budgeting; and purchasing.
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate various inspection services; to prepare and deliver public presentations and other training information; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, developers, local, state, & federal officials, internal partners and the general public,
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to adapt work habits and procedures as necessary to accommodate the organization; to manage competing demands effectively; follow instructions; respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; complete work in a timely manner; strive to increase productivity; look for ways to improve and promote quality.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a community or four-year college with major course work in engineering, architecture, construction or related field and no less than five years’ experience in building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical construction, and/or building inspection and plans review.  Meets or eligible to meet the requirements of the Virginia Statewide Building Code.  Prior customer service experience in municipal or county government is preferred.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The Senior Inspector / Plans Examiner shall obtain certification from the DHCD as a Combination Commercial Inspector, Combination Residential Inspector, and Combination Building Plans Examiner in accordance with the Virginia Certification Standards within 3 years of employment; must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and have a good driving record.

The Senior Inspector / Plans Examiner shall become a certified inspector through the Virginia DEQ Erosion & Sediment Control Program immediately in accordance with DEQ requirements.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit for periods of time while operating a computer and telephone.  Must be able to conduct USBC inspections and site visits in challenging physical spaces and conditions; negotiate terrain with varying slopes and ground conditions; must be able to conduct inspections and site visits during inclement weather

Work Environment

Frequent outdoor visits to sites with various terrain and in varying weather conditions may occur during all seasons of the year. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

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

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

Franklin County seeks a Combination Commercial/Residential Inspector. 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. Min Annual salary $32,233. SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON Qualifications, Education and Experience. Excellent Benefits.  Application & complete job description available at the Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount VA OR apply on line.  OUF 1st Application Review: 8/5/19 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

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

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.

Franklin County seeks an FT Emergency Services Communications Coordinator. The ES Coordinator will provide oversight and management of all communications system equipment and assets. Position reports to Director, Public Safety & is responsible for: oversight of all communications system improvement projects; proper performance & maintenance including all two-way & wireless communications system components, resolves hardware, software and communication problems/conflicts/defects and for providing support to agencies having subscriber radios w/in the system. Assist with set-up of new machines for Sheriff and Public Safety.

Bachelor’s degree in electrical or electronic engineering and five (5) years of telecommunications maintenance experience required. An equivalent combination of experience, training, and education will be considered.

Annual Salary min $45,356 DOQ/E w/Exc Benefits.  Apply on line or obtain an application at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. EOE. OUF – First review 8/5/19.

 

General Definition

This position is responsible for oversight of communications system and of all two-way and wireless communications system components, and for providing support to first responder agencies having subscriber radios within the system. Also, would be expected to utilize special knowledge and skills to perform hardware support and repairs for the Sheriff’s Department and the Public Safety Department.  Resolve hardware, software and communication problems/conflicts/defects.  Interact with end users.  Assist with set-up of new machines for Sheriff and Public Safety.

Organizational Development

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Director of Public Safety in collaboration with the 9-1-1 Director.

Typical Tasks

  • Manages the installation, operation and maintenance of end user communications system equipment;
  • Assist with recommendations for the purchase of radio system components and the maintenance and repair of equipment and for other services required to provide reliable radio service;
  • Provide direct contact with vendors that perform installation of equipment, maintenance and technical support; verify vendor performance and adherence to contracts;
  • Manage the infrastructure preventative maintenance program for all voice, data, and microwave networks, including tower structures, back-up power generators, and site management;
  • Provide direct contact with all agencies to help identify appropriate talk groups and approve templates and programming changes; coordinate subscriber programming activities and either program radios for agencies, or coordinate the programming through a third-party provider for the agency;
  • Work with user agencies to identify and resolve technical issues affecting their use of the radio system;
  • Develops and conducts radio system education and user training for all system users. Maintains records of training activities and develops in-service training on periodic basis to system users.
  • Provides oversight of the county emergency notification system in collaboration with 9-1-1 Director;
  • Serves as county representative in joint private/public wireless communications projects;
  • Provide immediate notifications to all agencies if unplanned downtime should occur and timely notifications of planned downtime;
  • Perform quarterly system fail soft training and drills;
  • On-call status is 24/7 for emergency service restoration of the system;
  • Provide monitoring of 911 dispatch consoles, stakeholder subscribers and assures quality of preventative maintenance, and software upgrades as required;
  • Assists with the preparation and administration of the County Communications System budget;
  • Investigates, analyzes, and resolves hardware and associated software and communications problems on Public Safety and Sheriff’s Department computer systems; performs complex hardware repairs and maintenance on a wise range of pc-based computers and peripherals;
  • Performs advanced hardware technical assistance and support; troubleshoots and resolves system hardware, software, and communications failures and conflicts;
  • Reviews and processes problem reports; documents the progress of problem resolutions;
  • Maintains a high level of customer service;
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of electronic and/or electrical engineering.  Knowledge of communications systems including planning, scheduling, prioritizing, assigning, and overseeing projects.  Experience in maintaining public safety computer-aided dispatching methods, systems, and equipment.  Knowledge of state, federal and local laws, rules, statutes, and regulations as it relates to public safety telecommunications. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.  Knowledge of 2-Way digital P25 radio systems to include technical specifications and troubleshooting problems preferred.  Experience working with microwave radio systems.    

Training, Education and Experience

Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in radio engineering, electrical or electronic engineering and five (5) years of telecommunications maintenance experience, OR an equivalent combination of experience, training, and education.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator’s License or the equivalent (e.g., PCIA or APCO Technician Certificate, CET Journeyman Certificate with a Communications endorsement).     Occasional need to work extended or irregular hours, or various shifts and some weekends as necessary.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 70 pounds, sit for long periods of time, operate a computer and general office equipment.  Must be capable of using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and operating controls.  Position requires frequent bending, twisting and squatting; occasional climbing.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in an office setting however position requires frequent travel throughout the county into remote areas alone.

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

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

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

Franklin County, VA, is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Development Planning and Zoning Review Specialist I, within the Planning & Community Development Department.  Position reviews non-discretionary applications for various zoning permits, land development permits, reviews and approves subdivision plats, and deals with aspects of the County Code dealing with planning and zoning.  Position also tracks project within the development review process.  Minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of land planning, engineering, surveying, design, environmental science, public administration, or closely related field required; bachelor's degree pref.  Salary DOQE, min salary $32,233 w/exc. benefits.  Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply online.  1st Review7/26/19-OUF AA/EOE.

 

General Definition

Under the supervision and direction of the Development Review Coordinator, this position performs professional work reviewing non-discretionary applications for various land development permits, and assists in inspections and enforcement of the County Code as it relates to Zoning, Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Subdivision, Manufactured Homes, and Water and Sewer regulations.  Works extensively and continually builds working relationships with citizens and developers to resolve situations of non-compliance with adopted regulations.

Organizational Relationship

Position is supervised by the Principal Planner.  The position requires coordination among the County's Development Services partners, including Building Inspections, Economic Development, Public Works, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Transportation, Western Virginia Water Authority, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation, etc.

Typical Tasks

  • Reviews and approves applications for: Zoning permits; Land Use permits; Subdivisions; Site Plans; and other non-discretionary applications of County Code.
  • Manages the routing of permit applications to various review agencies; collects and synthesizes review comments; communicates comments to applicants.
  • Performs inspections for compliance with approved permits.
  • Assists in the enforcement of County regulations related to land development, including issuance of Notices of Violation and similar correspondence to attain compliance with adopted regulations.
  • Serves in the capacity of Inspector, in accordance with state-mandated requirements for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management.  Maintains appropriate state certifications for inspections.
  • Reviews and maintains adequate surety (bonds, letters of credit, cash escrow accounts) for plans and permits that require surety.  Performs inspections to ensure work is completed and satisfactory prior to release of surety.
  • Provides general assistance to and fields inquiries from citizens, developers, design professionals, and other community stakeholders, on issues related to non-discretionary permit requirements.
  • Recommends legal action to enforce County Ordinances, prepares case chronologies and presents evidence in court as required.
  • Maintains case files of complaints, violations and inspections and prepares monthly and yearly reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Professional  working knowledge of state and local regulations related to land development.  General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of planning and zoning.  Professional working knowledge of County legal procedures as related to the enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, building contractors, surveyors, engineers, County Officials and the general public.  Ability to thoroughly understand and assist customers with complying with code, and enforce County regulations with firmness, tact, respect and impartiality.

Training, Education and Experience

A minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of land planning, engineering, surveying, design, environmental science, public administration, or a closely related field.  Bachelors Degree in a related field preferred.  Customer service training and experience preferred.  Must possess or obtain Virginia certification in Inspection for Erosion & Sediment Control and Stormwater Management within twelve (12) months of hire date for this position.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Excellent writing and communication skills desired.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit for long periods of time while operating a computer and telephone.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to conduct site visits and negotiate terrain with varying slopes and ground conditions, in varying weather conditions

Work Environment

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

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

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

 

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 & description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109, Rocky Mount, or online. Weekly Reviews, OUF. FT Benefits, annual Salary $27,331. EOE.

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

General Definition

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

Organizational Relationship

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

Typical tasks

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

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Detail Oriented with Excellent Customer Service Skills required. 

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in an office environment.

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

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

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

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

PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER(s) – FT & PT POSITIONS

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

 

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

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

General Definition

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

Organizational Relationship

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

Typical Tasks

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

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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

Physical Demands

Involves frequent walking and occasionally over rough or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying objects weighing 15-50 pounds, with occasional lifting of items weighing over 100 pounds.  Involves climbing ladders, stooping and crawling in confined spaces. Frequent operation of vehicles, shop and hand tools, requiring manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination.

Work Environment

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

NOTE

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

Franklin County Parks & Recreation Dept - Part-Time

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