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

Building Maintenance Worker (Public Works)

An employee in this position performs skilled technical and trades work in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment.  An employee in this class performs a variety of City buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment maintenance and repair activities.

Activities may include but not limited to:

  • Replacing light bulbs and repairing light fixtures
  • Changes furnace and air conditioner filters
  • Works as a member of Building Maintenance Team to ensure that City facilities are safe and operational

Position is Open Until Filled

Sanitation Equipment Operator

An employee in this class operates a Hydraulic Knuckleboom Loader or related sanitation equipment on an assigned route to collect and dispose of refuse from residential and business areas.

Must hold a Valid NC CDL (Commercial Driver's License)

 Position is Open Until Filled

Equipment Mechanic

An employee in this position serves as a skilled mechanic in the garage.  

This employee performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment which will include, but not limited to, mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines, and performing preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment.

Essential Duties & Tasks

  • Performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment.
  • Mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines
  • Performs preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment
  • Work requires operation of various test equipment and hand tools in order to support the work in both inside and outside environments

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be high school graduate supplemented by course work in repair and maintenance of heavy equipment and engines
  • Must have considerable experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair
  • Background check and drug screen required

 Position is Open Until Filled



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have four (4) years of law enforcement experience
  • Applicant must possess the technical skills and desire to conduct criminal investigations and have a thorough understanding of interview/interrogation techniques and criminal statues
  • Applicant must have received basic criminal investigations training or other criminal investigation classes.  Applicant will be required to complete Basic Criminal Investigation Class within one year of probationary status (if not attended previously)
  • Applicant must participate in an oral interview, presentation and other documents may be required
  • Must submit an application and resume listing experience, certification and qualifications to the Human Resources Manager 


Position is Open Until Filled



(Part Time)

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



   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 

Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids 

email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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