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

Phone: (540) 483-6667

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

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

 

Human Resources

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

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

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Franklin County is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant II – County Administrator’s Office.  The position includes performing a variety of analytical, reception, clerical and administrative duties in support of the County Administrator’s Office; including communications, conducting research, operation reviews, preparation of reports and special projects and programs

Combination of education and exp equivalent to an associate degree w/additional course work at the senior level supplemented by 5+ years of relevant work exp req.  BS degree pref. Starting salary: $27,844 DOQE. Applications & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount, VA  24151 or on line. Application review will begin December 20, 2018  EOE/AA.

General Definition

Performs a variety of analytical and administrative duties in support of the County Administrator’s Office; including communications, conducting research, operation reviews, preparation of reports, special projects and programs; Incumbent will also handle a variety of clerical and reception duties.

Organizational Relationship

 Work is performed under the regular and general supervision of the County Administrator or Designee.

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;
  • Performs accounts payable and receivable utilizing County finance programs, as required;
  • Serves as confidential support to County Administrator’s Office in all functional areas;
  • Prepares memos, letters and reports and composes such items as needed;
  • Manages workflow independently in the office including correspondence, complaint issue tracker system, Board and other public communications, etc.
  • Investigates inquiries, policy issues or complaints and prepares reports for proper action;
  • Manages calendars for the County Administrator’s office, including capital project schedules, appointments and completion of tasks, meetings, etc.;
  • Conducts research and analysis of operational items, including but not limited to data collection, financial & legislative analysis, and procedural review;
  • Assists in the preparation of comprehensive reports and presentations for boards and public meetings;
  • Assists with contracting, designing forms, developing databases, procedures and tracking systems as necessary related to assigned projects and programs;
  • Designs informational materials and implements public education programs for various County projects or programs
  • Transcribes and types a variety of documents, prepares memos, letters and reports and composes such items, as needed;
  • Posts a wide assortment of information to records;
  • Manages day to day administrative functions within the department;
  • Investigates inquiries, policy issues or complaints and prepares reports for proper action;
  • Attends meetings as assigned;
  • Handles inquiries from the public by obtaining needed information or assistance; receives and monitors response to citizen’s requests for service;
  • Disseminates appropriate information to affected groups regarding all aspects of plans;
  • Manages and maintains the files and records systems;
  • 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  County objectives, functions, procedures and organizations; Ability to plan organize and conduct administrative and analytical studies related to various issues, problems and operations; collects, compiles and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; assists in designing, drafting, implementing and administering policies and programs; uses financial, statistical, graphic and database software to analyze problems, identify solutions and prepare recommendations, presentation materials, and reports to County management; ability to work under pressure in handling multiple tasks, multiple deadlines, and multiple directives, extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, ability to record, compile and transcribe tapes or minutes; strong public relations skills to maintain effective working relationships with public officials, staff, and citizens; ability to prepare complex records and reports; ability to use a variety of office equipment; ability to keep and maintain minutes and records and to follow up on Board or administrative actions as needed.  Must be able to assume responsibility for assigned complex functions or tasks and work confidentially in a high level support role; ability to utilize office software and email.

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree with additional course work at the senior level supplemented by five or more years of relevant work experience.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Additional experience may substitute for the education requirement.  Previous supervisory experience required as well as prior experience working with senior management level leaders in a confidential environment.  Proficient Microsoft Office skills required and MOUS certification 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 seeks a FT 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. $27,331 ANNUAL. OUF-1st Review October 10, 2018.  AA/EOE.

General Definition

Performs responsible skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment. Primary responsibility is collecting and transporting trash to the Landfill. 

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under regular supervision of the 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.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in the cab of a truck or heavy equipment and in the outside 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 seeks a FT Maintenance Worker II for Parks & Recreation. Duties include performing routine grounds and facility maintenance, athletic turf and field maintenance, mowing and trimming grass, trash collection, and custodial duties, setting up and taking down for special events and overseeing subordinates. Primary working location will be Summit View Industrial Park. Applicant must have the ability to: lift 75 – 100 pounds; climb ladders; be on their feet for hours at a time; possess dexterity to safely traverse uneven terrain; operate various types of machinery; safely follow directions & successfully pass a background check. High School/GED or equiv. education & experience required. 1-3 years related experience preferred.  Minimum starting salary: $24,053 DOQE w/Excellent Benefits.  Application & job description available at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite #109, Rocky Mount OR apply online.   1st Review Date 9/17/18. OUF. EOE.

 

General Definition

Performs responsible skilled work maintaining County facilities, grounds, parks, park equipment, park shelters/buildings and equipment. Responsible for proper use and maintenance of lawn equipment.  May oversee part-time maintenance helpers and jail trustees.  Supervision of some public events required.  Maintains inventory and maintenance of park equipment and maintenance equipment; does related work as required.

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under general supervision of the Parks Superintendant and/or Parks System Manager or designee.

Typical Tasks

  • Maintain facilities, including but not limited to cutting grass, spreading fertilizer, litter control, clean restrooms, repair any broken items;
  • Maintain facilities including but not limited to cutting grass, litter control, clean restrooms, clean office, cut up and remove fallen trees, leaf removal, spread fertilizer, repair any broken items;
  • Do regular routine maintenance and repairs of county owned vehicles, lawn mowers, chain saws, weed eaters, and any other motorized tools;
  • Maintain and repair non-motorized hand tools;
  • Inventory all tools both motorized and hand;
  • Dispense, repair and inventory all various equipment owned by the County;
  • Supervise part-time maintenance people;
  • Supervise trustees from the Franklin County Jail;
  • Oversees use of facilities as assigned;
  • Oversees maintenance of facilities as assigned;
  • Operates trucks, tractors and other motorized equipment;
  • Performs daily safety checks at facilities as needed;
  • Install and maintain County street signs;
  • Provides set up and take down of special County wide events;
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned;

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of techniques and practices of grounds, building and equipment maintenance; skilled in use of hand, gasoline and electric powered tools and grounds maintenance equipment; ability to organize and keep inventory; ability to supervise; ability to work with people of various ages and interests; general knowledge of various activities related to County operations; ability to work in various weather conditions and during odd hours; extensive knowledge in turf management. Ability to work effectively while following safety protocols. 

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Considerable experience in buildings, grounds, field, and equipment maintenance required.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator's License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s). May be required to obtain licensure and or certification for pesticide application etc per OSHA regulations.

Physical Demands

Involves frequent walking and occasionally over rough or uneven terrains; 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

Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries, and infrequently, to adverse weather conditions.  Regular contact is made with individuals from other internal organizational units and occasionally with the general public.

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 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 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.

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 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.