Franklin County

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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 

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. 

PROGRAM DRIVER - PART-TIME

The County 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. 

CRISIS WORKER - FULL TIME

Franklin County is accepting applications for a FT Crisis Worker position (grant funded),  Monday-Friday, (4PM to 12AM)in the County’ Family Resource Center (FRC)Department.  Application & job description available at the County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply online.  Annual Salary min of $19,604 (DOQE)w/exc FT Benefits.  Weekly candidate reviews, OUF. Duties: Oversee safety & security of the shelter, perform emergency intakes, & be the emergency contact for the (FRC) shelter residents & other persons or agencies during work hours.  A HS education or equiv. required. Computer, record keeping & office skills preferred.  Basic knowledge of family services dynamics & local community resources desirable. AA/EEO Employer. 

 

General Definition

Performs emergency intakes, on-call for hotline coverage including crisis intakes and oversees the  safety and security of the shelter program clients for the Family Resource Center during work hours. 


Organizational Relationship

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


Typical Tasks

  • Monitors the building for client safety by checking external doors and windows; watching the monitors and answering the door through use of the intercom to maintain a safe environment;
  • Answers hotline;
  • Performs crisis eligibility assessments of potential intakes;
  • Maintains a daily log;
  • Cleanliness upkeep of the office area;
  • Assist in the preparation of public awareness and training materials;
  • Maintain and update shelter program resource books of available jobs, 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;
  • Assist shelter program 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 available to work rotating shift with varying hours, including but not limited to evenings, nights and weekends. Must be able to share on-call in a rotation schedule.  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 20 pounds or more at times; ability to ascend and descend several steps several times a shift.


Work Environment

The main work environment will be in an office setting.  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. 

CRISIS WORKER - PART TIME

Franklin County’s Family Resource Center is accepting applications for a Part Time Crisis Worker.  Position dependent on budget/funding. Crisis Worker oversees safety & security of the shelter & performs emergency intakes.  HS education or equivalent required. Computer, record keeping, customer service & office skills desired.  Basic knowledge of family services dynamics & local community resources a plus. Bi-lingual also a plus.  Schedule consists of rotating 12 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday.  Obtain an application & job description at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply online.  Hourly Rate: $10.10. No benefits.  OUF. Applications reviewed weekly. AA/EOE.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

Performs emergency intakes, on-call for crisis intakes and oversees the  safety and security of the shelter for the Family Resource Center shelter residents during work hours. 


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Shelter Security Crisis 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;
  • Performs on-call on a rotating basis for crisis eligibility assessments of potential intakes;
  • Maintains a daily log;
  • Cleanliness upkeep of the office area;
  • Assist in the preparation of public awareness and training materials;
  • Maintain client sign in/sign out log 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;
  • 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 available to work rotating shift with varying hours, including but not limited to evenings, nights and weekends. Must be able to share on-call in a rotation schedule.  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 20 pounds or more at times; ability to ascend and descend several steps several times a shift.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The main work environment will be in an office setting. 

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

 

 

COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANTS

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

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

GENERAL DEFINITION                                                                                                                                            

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


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Collection Site Manager


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

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

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

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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


TRAINING,EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

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


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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


WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

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