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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

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

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

 

Human Resources

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

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

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

 

Franklin County is currently accepting applications for the following lifeguard position at the Smith Mountain Lake Community Park, located at 1480 Parkway Avenue in Moneta, VA 24121.  These are considered Seasonal positions with a timeframe of May 23 until September 7.  Benefits do not apply to Seasonal positions.

LIFEGUARD(s) – Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents by strictly enforcing policies, rules and regulations.  He/she assists in preparing and maintaining records, handles rescues and provides first aid.  Applicant must be at least 16 years old and a current student or a High School graduate or equivalent. 

Salary: $11.00 per hour. 

 Lifeguards must be willing to work weekends and holidays.  Applicants must be able to obtain Lifeguard Certification that will provided by the County of Franklin.   Training is approximately 30 hours.  Required uniforms and supplies will be provided.  Applicants must be available to work the full season May-September.  Complete job description and application are available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Finance Suite #111 or apply online.  To be considered, applications must be submitted on line OR returned to Government Ctr, Suite #109 for first review by 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.  EOE/AA employer. 

General Definition

Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents at County Park facilities. Seasonal

Organizational Relationship

Serves under the general direction of the Parks and Recreation Head Lifeguard.

Typical tasks

  • Strictly enforces policies, rules and regulations governing conduct of patrons and promptly warns users of safety hazards;
  • Maintains order, discipline and constant surveillance of swimmers;
  • Acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency;
  • Performs rescues and follow up procedures, including administration of first aid;
  • Assists in preparing records concerning accidents, rescues, assists and first aid;
  • Performs ticket sales, retail sales and food preparation;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.
  • essential Knowledge, Skills and abilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated abilities in the exercise of good judgment in routine and emergency situations and maintain positive working relationships with both fellow employees and the public.  Must possess considerable knowledge of water safety, rescue and first aid techniques; have thorough knowledge of emergency services and auxiliary services available in the surrounding community; and the ability to prepare and record varied reports. 

Training, education and experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or currently attending high school.  Incumbent should have a minimum of one year of experience in lifeguarding.

Special requirements and related obligations

Must have the ability to work weekends and holidays; must have a successful criminal background check. All Lifeguard applicants must possess current certification in and maintain a valid American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.

Physical Demands

Must be able to demonstrate high skill level in swimming, approaches, carries, resuscitation, assists and victim removal.

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.

Work Environment

Duties are performed in an outdoor environment.

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

 

 

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seeks candidates for current & future Deputy Sheriff positions.  Candidates require a HS diploma or equivalent & a valid VA driver’s license.  Successful candidates must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the position & pass a background check as well as a physical, written, drug & other tests that are relevant to the position to be considered. Min annual salary of $36,500 +Exc Benefits. Candidates who have completed the training required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Law Enforcement/Patrol will have a starting annual salary of $38,000.  Application & Job Description available at FC Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, HR or apply online.  Open Until Filled. 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 will 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. 

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

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

 

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

General Definition

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

Organizational Relationship

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

Typical Tasks

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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

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

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

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

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

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

General Definition       

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

Organizational Relationship

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

Typical Tasks

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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

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

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

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

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

 

PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER(s) – FT & PT POSITIONS

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

 

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

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

General Definition

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

Organizational Relationship

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

Typical Tasks

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

Essential Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

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

Training, Education and Experience

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

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

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

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

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

NOTE

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

Franklin County Parks & Recreation Dept - Part-Time

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