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The City of Roanoke Rapids is now accepting applications for the following positions:

Main Street

Development

Director

We are seeking an energetic leader with experience in community, business and downtown development services to serve as our next Main Street Development Director!  The position coordinates activity within the Roanoke Rapids Historic District that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development.  The Main Street Development Director is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the local Main Street program as well as being the principal on-site staff person to represent the community locally, regionally, statewide and nationally as appropriate.  The position reports to the City Manager and serves as the liaison to the local Main Street Roanoke Rapids Board of Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in business or a related field of study
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in community development, business recruitment or retention, or downtown development
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSARP or comparable professional designation/ certificate
  • Background in architecture, economic development and/or historic preservation

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Coordinate all activities of the Main Street program and ensure effective communication between all involved parties
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the Roanoke Rapids Main Street program including all reporting required by the State Main Street agency and the National Main Street Center
  • Work with stakeholders to develop downtown economic development strategies that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community's human and economic resources
  • Develop an annual action plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program that includes a five-year vision, an organizational mission and implementation strategies that focus on four core areas: Design/ Historic Preservation, Promotion, Organization/ Management and Economic Vitality/ Development
  • Conduct ongoing PR and educational programs intended to enhance downtown assets and foster an understanding of the importance of the local Main Street program's goals and objectives
  • Assist tenant and property owners with building improvement projects
  • Encourage a cooperative climate between downtown stakeholders and public officials
  • Coordinate promotional activities that attract people to the main street district
  • Help build strong working relationships with various public agencies
  • Develop and maintain data systems to track process and progress of the local Main Street program

Position is Open Until Filled

Please include letter of intent and resume with application

Planner

An employee in this position is devoted to professional urban planning services including land use planning, development reviews and various GIS mapping software projects.  This position reports to the Planning & Development Director and will seek to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in planning or a closely related field of study
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in GIS mapping, municipal planning or zoning administration
  • OR an equivalent combination of education and years of experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AICP, AIA or comparable professional designation/ certificate
  • Extensive experience with GIS mapping software
  • Background in urban planning, land use or historic preservation

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Participate in the review of current planning and development site plans, zoning proposals and permit applications in a timely manner.
  • Interpret the City department's codes, regulations, maps, policies and functions.  Work with Planning Director to recommend and advise amendments/updates as needed.
  • Assist with daily inquiries from contractors, engineers, developers, property owners and the general public on interpretation of land use plan.
  • Prepare maps, reports and presentations as needed.
  • Conduct advanced professional analyses including but not limited to population and socioeconomic interpretation of census, land use and community planning projects.
  • Manage and enforce the sign ordinance for the City.
  • Represent the Planning Department at City Council meetings, Planning Board meetings, Board of Adjustment hearings and other public meetings related to the City's planning and community development services.
  • Possess strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, property owners, business owners and other professional peers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position is Open Until Filled

Please include letter of intent and resume with application

Police Officer

(Certified)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be high school graduate or hold GED certificate
  • Must be able to furnish documentary evidence showing the applicant has met the education requirement for the criminal justice field of expected employment
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principle relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship of having had a similar position for one to two years
  • Possession of valid driver's license with an active and consecutive 3-year satisfactory verifiable driving history.  Driving history will be checked, (Must be able to be licensed in the state of North Carolina)
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Training & Standards Commission

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Patrol streets by foot or in police vehicle; examine premises including unoccupied residences and commercial properties; detect unusual conditions; maintain surveillance and observation of stolen cars, missing persons, suspects; report public safety issues such as dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights or other hazardous conditions.
  • Respond to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; complete calls by assessing true nature of situation and taking applicable measures to resolve the situation.
  • Investigate traffic accidents, issue traffic citations, direct traffic and participate in other emergency operations.
  • Serve warrants; apprehend and process criminal suspects and transport to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.
  • Prepare records and reports.
  • Advise the public on laws and local ordinances.

Applicants MUST Submit a City of Roanoke Rapids POLICE Application

Position is Open Until Filled

Firefighter

The City of Roanoke Rapids is accepting Firefighter applications to establish an eligibility list (applicant pool) from which selections will be made as positions become available. 

An employee in this position performs general fire fighting work including but not limited to preparing equipment for responding to fire calls, fighting fires, fire salvage and equipment/ fire vehicle maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be of good character, be in good physical condition and pass a drug test
  • Must be high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Must have or be able to obtain a North Carolina or Virginia Class B driver's license
  • Must have WorkKeys Silver Certificate (or higher) | Contact Halifax Community College for more information (252-536-6393)
  • Firefighter experience preferred but not required

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Provides responses to fires and emergency calls; participates in hazardous material response and prevention programs.
  • Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fire including rescue, entry, ventilation and salvage work.
  • Performs routine maintenance and servicing of equipment including washing and waxing trucks, checking batteries, checking fuel and oil levels, cleaning and drying hoses, inspecting hose and hose connections, etc.
  • Participates in continuing education training programs.
  • Reports facility maintenance, radio, vehicle and equipment problems to appropriate level of authority.
  • Attends in-service classes to maintain current knowledge of fire suppression and emergency medical technology.
  • Participate in physical trainings.

Applicants MUST Submit a City of Roanoke Rapids FIRE Application

Applicant Pool Applications Are Accepted Year Round

Property Maintenance Worker I

Parks & Recreation

An employee in this position performs various skilled trades work for the maintenance of Parks & Recreation buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of building trades and/or grounds maintenance.
  • Must be physically able to lift up to 100 lbs and perform basic life functions including but not limited to climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Work as a member of a crew to perform trades construction and repair work at various grounds and facilities.
  • Repair and maintain interior and exterior lighting; install and replace electrical fixtures, switches and outlets.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing fixtures, drains, valves and other required maintenance to restrooms and kitchen facilities.
  • Repair, remodel or replace various carpentry work including but not limited to walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, and cabinets.
  • Paint a variety of surfaces, repair carpet, move furniture, set up rooms and facilities for functions.
  • Participate in the City's safety programs and adhere to Department safety procedures and policies.

Position is Open Until Filled

(Part Time) Building Supervisor

Parks & Recreation

An employee in this position may include any of the Parks & Recreation facilities:

 -  T J Davis Recreation                -  Aquatic Center                   -  Jo Story Senior Center

 -  Chaloner Recreation Center       - Canal Museum                 -  Roanoke Rapids Public Library

 -  Kirkwood Adams Community Center         - Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall 

This employee will supervise scheduled activities and is the City's point of contact during these activities.

Hours are mainly evenings and weekends according to activities that are scheduled.

 

Position is Open Until Filled

 

(Part Time)

Water Aerobics Instructor

Parks & Recreation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess knowledge and experience with proper aquatic exercise techniques and safety skills.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Plan, coordinate and provide various water aerobics activities.
  • Effectively demonstrate and instruct water aerobics classes to patrons of all skill levels.
  • Provide a safe, effective and supportive learning environment for all participants.
  • Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Supervisor

 Position is Open Until Filled

 

(Part Time)

Lifeguards

Parks & Recreation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An employee in this position assists in all aspects of operations of the recreation center swimming pool and aquatic center.  The employee has the responsibility for making sure that the facility is maintained in good condition, to ensure that participants in swimming activities and classes are in a safe and clean environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must hold American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Must be able to complete 1/2 mile swim in under 20 minutes

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Teaches Red Cross swimming lessons
  • Provides routine pool maintenance to ensure cleanliness and safe environment for patrons
  • Works as a team to provide supervision of a large number (sometimes as many as 300 pool patrons - team is comprised of approximately seven lifeguard)
  • Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Supervisor

 Position is Open Until Filled

   The City of Roanoke Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications may be obtained at www.roanokerapidsnc.com

(click on Employment Application on right hand side of this page)

or may be picked up at City Hall – 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 

Christina Caudle – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids 

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Phone: (252) 533-2845 – Fax (252) 537-2097

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