Employment Listings
The City of Roanoke Rapids is now accepting applications for employment for the following positions:
Firefighter Applicant Pool (Roanoke Rapids Fire Department) 
Applications being accepted to establish an Eligibility List from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available.
         Desired Qualifications:
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred NC Firefighter II
  • Must be able to obtain a North Carolina or Virginia Class B Driver's License within 90 days of employment
  • Must have WorkKeys Silver Certificate (or higher) (Contact Ellen Grant @ Halifax Community College for more information (252) 536-6393)
  • Must be of good character, be in good physical condition, pass a drug screen and background check

Completed application packet must be submitted to Kathy Kearney - HR Manager

no later than Friday - January 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Previous applicants should contact Kathy Kearney, HR Manager @ (252) 533-2845 to update your application information and be considered for the applicant pool.

Application may be obtained at City Hall located at 1040 Roanoke Avenue - Roanoke Rapids, NC or this website (click on Employment Applications in the right hand column on this page)

Police Officer (Roanoke Rapids Police Department)

An employee in this class performs a full range of feneral law enforcement duties to protect life and property in the City.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is preferred but no required.

Application Packet may be obtained at City Hall Located at 1040 Roanoke Avenue - Roanoke Rapids, NC or this website (click on Employment Applications in the right hand column on this page)

Code Enforcement Officer (Building Inspector) (Planning & Development Department)

An employee in this class must perform inspections of construction projects to enforce local and state laws, ordinances, specifications, and standards. Assist in review of construction plans, correspond/meet with contractors to review specifications, inspect construction in progress and upon completion.  Position requires considerable knowledge of construction techniques, processes and materials and the corresponding laws and standards.  Is responsible for issuance of permits; the inspection of construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations with code compliance and the records task associated with inspections.  Reviews site plans, blue prints and specifications and receive applications for permits.  Must have considerable knowledge of state building codes and local laws, and the City’s ordinances.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.  Must have skills in reading and interpreting plans and specifications.  Employees not meeting the Level II certification requirements for this class at salary grade shall be hired at lower salary grade as a “work against” until the Level II qualifications can be met.  Must also possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

ALL Positions are Open Until Filled (unless otherwise noted)

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 

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