Employment Listings


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

(Part Time) Aqua Zumba Instructor

An employee in this class plans, coordinates and provides instruction for Aqua Zumba fitness program activities.  


- Zumba and/or Aqua Zumba Certifications (Preferred, but not required)

- High School Diploma or GED

- Must have excellent people service skills

- Ability to provide service with integrity

- Must have good verbal and written communication skills



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

Basic Law Enforcement Training is required.  (Open Until Filled)


(Part Time) Public Works 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. Job duties include but are not limited to grass cutting, leaf collection, street sign maintenance, and other duties necessary in the Public Works Department.


FIREFIGHTER (Applicant Pool)

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, and pass a drug test

                      Complete application packet must be submitted no later than Friday – September 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Former applicants should contact Kathy Kearney (252) 533-2845 to update your application or express continued interest in a firefighter position.

    Physical Agility Testing will be held on Saturday - September 30, 2017 - (Applicants will be notified later for testing time)


Part Time) Building Supervisor (Parks & Recreation Department)

An employee in this position supervises 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.



Library Operations Supervisor (Roanoke Rapids Public Library)

Duties:  Supervises the part-time Library Assistants; trains and answers questions; discusses performance issues; and assists in the interviewing processing.

Delegates tasks and schedules duties for employees; Coordinates computer input and operations for the library; Compiles and prepares the statistical reports of library use; Maintains administrative files and records for the library; Keeps inventory current; Coordinate at least four major programs annually including the Summer Reading Program in June & July, the Holiday Reading Event in December and two others to be assigned by the Head Librarian; Serves as administrative support staff to the director; Performs special projects or tasks. Works with the public to explain library policies, fines etc; Assists in maintaining order in the library, which may include behavioral problems; Answers telephone, refers calls; and works with public directly at the desk: Attends Library Advisory Committee meetings; Works at Parks and Recreations events as assigned by the Parks & Recreation Director; Performs related duties as required.   

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in library science from an accredited ALA library school and some supervisory experience and experience in library work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional qualifications:  Considerable knowledge of library practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of library subject matter and information available; ability to plan and administer library administrative operations; ability to organize work area and provide leadership with other employees and patrons using the library; ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the widely varying demographic groups and their special needs.

Salary:  $41,000 plus benefits


                                                          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 by selecting Employment Applications (on the right hand side of this page) or may be picked up at      City Hall - 1040 Roanoke Avenue - Roanoke Rapids, NC

Kathy A. Kearney  - Human Resources Manager - City of Roanoke Rapids

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

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