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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

Patricia E. Barnes, SPHR
E-mail: Human Resources

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

 

Human Resources

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

You may apply for a position online (Apply Now Button) or download our employment application to your right (if you would rather submit a written copy). Submit written copy to: Franklin County HR Recruiting, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 111, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or fax to 540-483-6669. Resumes are welcomed, but do not replace a fully completed application. 

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

 

Franklin County Public Safety Department seeks applicants for full time 24 hour paramedic/FF vacancies. Duties include: performing work in emergency medical services; fire suppression; ALS/EMS stabilization procedures & transport.  HS graduate/equivalent with a minimum of 1 year ALS/EMS exp preferred. FT Paramedic/FF min salary $ 42,750  Obtain application at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA or apply on line at www.franklincountyva.gov. Candidates who have submitted an application in the past 2 months, need not re-apply.  OUF-First review: July 5, 2018 AA/EEO

                           

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

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, Virginia is currently accepting applications for the position Finance Manager. This fast growing community, known for its scenic beauty, is between Philpott and Smith Mountain Lakes along the Blue Ridge Mountains and is approximately 10 miles south of Roanoke, VA.  The Finance Manager is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by collaborating with the Director of Finance to establish financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The Finance Manager will have general supervision over budget, general accounting, fixed assets accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement and payroll/benefits.

Working knowledge of governmental accounting standards & governmental budgeting practices; procurement and payroll practices & public finance including audit & debt management preferred. Excellent oral & written communication skills; strong analytical skills and proficiency in use of spreadsheets required. Position reports to the Finance Director & supervises Finance personnel.

Successful candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, accounting, finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA preferred.  2 to 5 years of supervisory experience in an accounting/finance function required.   Managing an accounting/finance function in a government or not-for-profit environment preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $52,505-$57,230+DOQ/E With Excellent Benefits.  An application and complete job description may be obtained at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or apply online.  Applications will be reviewed weekly.  Open Until Filled. EOE 

General Definition

The Finance Manager position is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by collaborating with the Director of Finance to establish financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The Finance Manager will have general supervision over budget, general accounting, fixed assets accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement and payroll/benefits.

Organizational Relationship

Position reports to the Director of Finance and supervises Finance Department subordinates. Position oversees the Procurement function. 

Typical Tasks

  • Coordinates and oversees the annual audit and assists with the preparation and review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget
  • Assists with guiding financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
  • Assists with providing status of financial condition of the County by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises management of actions and potential risks.
  • Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
  • Oversees the Procurement Process.
  • Oversees the Munis Finance/HR Functions
  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with county policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
  • Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, and enhance the county’s value.
  • Oversee the activities of the department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, procurement activities, payroll processing and total government payroll tax compliance.
  • Oversee the activities of accounts receivable to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.
  •  Performs other duties as directed.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The incumbent must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical skills including the ability to organize, summarize and display complex information effectively in tabular, graphic or narrative form; excellent computer skills with proficiency in use of spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, and Windows; ability to work effectively with all units and levels of the organization; ability to function well with internal and external customers; overall knowledge and understanding of various budget/accounting systems; ability to use office software and email.

Training, Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, accounting, finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA preferred.  2 to 5 years of management experience in an accounting/finance function required.   Managing an accounting/finance function in a public or not-for-profit environment preferred.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Knowledge of Financial Management systems preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must have ability to lift 40 pounds on occasion.

Work Environment

This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

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 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. Submit application by June 18th for initial review, OUF. FT Benefits, annual Salary $27,331. AA EOE.

GENERAL DEFINITION

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

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

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

TYPICAL TASKS

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

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS

Employee required to have or obtain a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a tanker endorsement before the end of their probationary period and maintain those requirements throughout Franklin County Landfill employment. Applicant must have and must maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to occasionally lift at least 75 pounds. Work outside in varying  weather elements, sit for long periods of time an able to operate the landfill equipment used to maintain the landfill as required. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is generally performed in the cab of a truck or heavy equipment and in the outside environment.

 

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.

Rocky Mount, Va. – The Franklin County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a prosecutor/Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney.  The position is available on July 1, 2018.   The position requires thoroughly preparing for and prosecuting criminal cases and assisting with appeals.  The Assistant shall have a cooperative spirit and strong work ethic, and shall communicate effectively with law enforcement partners as well as victims, witnesses and members of the bar to build strong partnerships. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school with active membership in the Virginia State Bar, and pass a background check.  Experience with criminal cases preferred.  The position pays $55,000/year, and offers DOQE w/FT Benefits.   Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume by applying online or emailing directly to pat.barnes@franklincountyva.gov.   Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2018.  AA/ EOE.

The Clerk of Circuit Court for Franklin County is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Clerk.  Applications and a complete job description may be obtained at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 109, Rocky Mount, OR apply on line at www.franklincountyva.gov.  Applications must be returned to the same address by June 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.    No phone calls will be accepted.  The successful applicant will be required to perform the duties of Deputy Clerk.  Applicants will be required to possess any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Legal experience or education preferred.  Starting salary approximately $29,000 DOQ/E + Excellent Benefits.  EOE/AA.

General Definition

Performs responsible administrative and technical clerical work in the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office.  Incumbent will handle a variety of clerical and administrative duties.

Organizational Relationship

Position is generally supervised by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, as well as takes direction from designee as needed.

Typical Tasks

  • Acts as a liaison between the office and other departments on routine administrative matters;
  • Answers telephones, handles calls, routes to appropriate individual or takes messages.  Ensures customers, vendors and employees are handled in a professional and courteous manner;
  • May perform accounts receivable, as required;
  • May transcribe and type a variety of documents, prepare memos, letters and reports and compose such items, as needed;
  • Posts a wide assortment of information to records;
  • Performs day to day clerical functions within the department;
  • Records all criminal court cases in Circuit Court;
  • Handles inquiries from the public, attorneys, other agency representatives;
  • Manages and maintains the files and record systems of the office;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Keen knowledge of the principles and techniques of public or business administration; considerable knowledge of office objectives, functions, procedures and organizations; ability to work under pressure in handling multiple tasks, multiple deadlines, and multiple directives; extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to transfer information between records with accuracy and have legible handwriting; ability to work in a team environment or independently as needed; strong public relations skills to maintain effective working relationships with public officials, staff, and citizens; ability to prepare complex records and reports; ability to use a variety of office equipment; ability to keep and maintain records and to follow up on Court or administrative actions, as needed. 

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school education with additional course work in legal or the judicial system preferred.  

Special requirements and Related Obligations

None

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in an office environment.

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 Sheriff’s E911 Communications/Dispatch Center, is seeking candidates for FT & PT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Positions. Responsibilities include: performance of responsible & technical work on flexible shifts; receiving E911 emergency & non-emergency calls; comprehending the information quickly; & dispatching appropriate emergency first responders to the scene; & documenting all the information.  Education/Exp: HS diploma or equiv.; general knowledge of dispatching procedures & County geography/major landmarks. Requires ability to: type; tactfully work w/the public; communicate clearly; work under  pressure; handle life & death situations. Minimum Annual Salary $30,775. DOQE. View description & apply on line or obtain one at the Franklin County Government Center, Suite #109, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. EOE/AA.

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 Captain.

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;
  • Conveys 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;
  • Files appropriate records and written information;
  • Operates under periods of extreme stress;
  • 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.

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).

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.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to oversee the streamlined operation of the Communications Division to ensure it aligns with the objectives of the Office of the Sheriff and to provide leadership to the organization to ensure effective investment, acquisition and leveraging of appropriate technologies to meet public safety service delivery needs. Associate's Degree in computer science, public administration, business management, information systems or related field, bachelor’s preferred. 8 yrs related work exp w/6 yrs management experience desired. Candidates must pass a thorough background check. Min annual salary: $45,356(DOQE) + Benefits. Application & Job Description are available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite#109/HR or apply online.  Open until filled. EOE/AA Employer.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Communications primary responsibilities are to oversee the streamlined operation of the Communications Division to ensure it aligns with the objectives of the Office of the Sheriff and to provide leadership to the organization to ensure effective investment, acquisition and leveraging of appropriate technologies to meet public safety service delivery needs. The Communication Director will research, formulate and deploy long-range strategic goals for the organization including policy development, service delivery and regional involvement. Additionally, the Director will apply a broad perspective for the organization that will insure that the operation of the Emergency Communications Center aligns with the County’s overall public interest. This individual is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s emergency communications strategies and systems. Additionally, the Communication Director will provide direction and support for technology and communication solutions that enhance mission critical business operations. The Director of Communications will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective communications solutions for all aspects of the organization. These functions are performed under the general direction of the Sheriff of Franklin County.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establishes and achieves strategic, operational and business goals for the Communications
  • Division by fostering innovation, prioritizing initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of technology within the communications division.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate departmental organizational structure to support the needs of the Office of the Sheriff and other public safety agencies.
  • Acts as an advocate for the Communications vision via regular written, verbal and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users.
  • Identifies opportunities for appropriate and cost-effective investment in technology within the Communications Division to include staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.
  • Provides direction in the development of, and maintenance of, the Communications annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Oversees the development of business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for all major communications related spending initiatives.
  • Ensures Communication operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Establishes lines of control for current and proposed communications systems.
  • Defines and communicates organization-wide plans, policies, and standards for acquiring, implementing, and operating communications systems.
  • Ensures development and execution of an office-wide disaster recovery plan.
  • Pursues master agreements, where applicable, to include hardware, software and maintenance contracts.
  • Keeps current with trends and issues in the Emergency Communications industries, including current technologies, prices, and public safety impacts.
  • Advises, counsels, and educates executives and management on their financial and/or liability due to emergency communications impacts.
  • Promotes and oversees strategic relationships between Communications resources and external entities, including governments, vendors, and partner organizations.
  • Formulates and deploys long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective communications technologies.
  • Authorizes and oversees the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, and support of all hardware and software based on communication center needs.
  • Directs research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts.
  • Oversees negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Oversees Communication staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation and disciplinary actions.
  • Monitors and maintains all communications equipment.
  • Requests necessary repairs on equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education Required: Associate's Degree in computer science, public administration, business management, information systems or related field. Bachelor’s preferred.
  • 8 years related work experience
  • 6 years experience managing
  • Proven results oriented experience in strategic planning, high level organizational initiatives and policy development
  • Proven experience in Communication infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management and policy development
  • Extensive experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through day-to-day management
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Valid Virginia’s driver’s license with good driving record

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to provide leadership that motivates individuals and organizations to embrace technology and the change it involves.
  • Thorough knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and emergency management and communication systems
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to aid in identifying funding methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting and business office operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to technology and emergency communications.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.
  • Ability to research, advocate, leverage and implement technology in solving business problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Skill in negotiation and project management.
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed with service mentality.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and solve problems with keen attention to detail yet including global perspective.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Subject to thorough criminal history background search with acceptable results. Must pass psychological and polygraph. Must also be able to perform the job as with supervisory responsibilities. Must be able to sit for long periods of time and work with computers.  Work done in office environment.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seeks qualified candidates for 3 FT Law Enforcement/Patrol positions. Requirements: HS diploma or equiv., valid VA driver’s license & must successfully pass: background check, drug, physical & written tests that are relevant to the position to be considered. Priority given to those who have completed training required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Corrections and/or Law Enforcement/Patrol. FT positions: annual salary $34K/DOQE+ FT Health/Leave Benefits.  An Application Patrol Sheriff Job Description(s) may be obtained in the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or online.  Applications accepted for Future Openings. EOE/AA Employer.

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. 

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

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.

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

General Definition                                                                                                                                            

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

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Collection Site Manager

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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

Physical Demands

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

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