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Electric Lineman

 

The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of Electric Lineman, at all levels of experience.  Employees in this position will perform work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical lines. Employees are expected to possess a working knowledge of standardized techniques and practices utilized in power line construction, maintenance, and repair.  Work requires frequent on-call and call-back responsibilities.

 

Employees are subject to hazards associated with electrical work including working in both inside and outside environments, in hot and cold weather and exposure to various hazards such as working at heights, loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, confined spaces, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is performed under leadership of an Electric Line Crew Leader, overall supervision of the Electrical Distribution Superintendent, and is reviewed in progress and upon completion for conformance to accepted standards.

 

Employment benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation & sick time, overtime pay, paid medical insurance, paid dental insurance, optional vision insurance, state retirement, 401k Town match, membership at the Town Recreation Center, a medical flexible spending account, an employee assistance program, and more!


Electric Line Technician (pay range):             $19.96/hr. - $30.94/hr.

Advanced Lineman (pay range):                    $20.96/hr. - $32.49/hr.

Journeyman Lineman (pay range):                $21.75/hr. - $33.71/hr.

Date Posted: September 19, 2022

Closing Date:                                                  Open Until Filled

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Utility Line Mechanic


The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of Utility Line Mechanic.  An employee in this class performs a variety of skilled work as a member of a crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work involves the operation of construction equipment to install, replace and/or repair water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth.  Work also includes making taps to water and sewer system.

 

Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in hot and cold weather, and exposure to various working conditions such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.  Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standards trade and safety practices.

Requires possession of valid NC driver’s license and must possess, or have the ability to acquire, a valid NC Commercial driver’s license within six months to continue employment. Employment is subject to drug screenings and a pre-employment physical. 

 

Employment benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, overtime pay, paid medical insurance, paid dental insurance, optional vision insurance, state retirement, 401k Town match, membership at the Town Recreation Center, a medical flexible spending account, an employee assistance program, and more!

 

Pay range (Depending on Qualifications):     $17.80/hr. - $25.40/hr.

Date Posted: September 19, 2022

Closing Date:                                                  Open Until Filled

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Water Plant Operator


Applicants should possess good analytical and mathematical skills and mechanical ability. The employee must be knowledgeable in chemical and biological principles pertinent to water treatment operations. Applicant must be experienced in the operation and maintenance of machinery. The job requires working a rotating shift.  A Water Plant Operator’s Grade C level certificate from the State of North Carolina (or higher) is required.  Minimum educational requirements: graduation from community college or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Applicant will be required to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.

 

Employment benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, overtime pay, paid medical insurance, paid dental insurance, optional vision insurance, state retirement, 401k Town match, membership at the Town Recreation Center, a medical flexible spending account, an employee assistance program, and more!


Pay Range – Grade A Operator: $17.95/hr. - $27.82/hr.

Pay Range – Grade B Operator: $16.27/hr. - $25.22/hr.

Pay Range – Grade C Operator: $15.48/hr. - $23.99/hr.

Pay Range – Operator Trainee: $14.73/hr. - $22.83/hr.

Date Posted: September 19, 2022

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Firefighter I

 

The Town of Smithfield is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter I.  Performs varied tasks vital to the overall fire suppression and emergency response efforts of a municipal fire department.  Employee will respond to emergency calls and function as a Firefighter, Technical Rescuer, and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.  Candidate will assist with station duties, public fire education, equipment maintenance, and contribute to the overall emergency response readiness of the department.  

 

Must have high school diploma or equivalent; applicant must be a minimum of 18 years old and have experience in fire ground operations, emergency medical care, and hazardous materials.  Preferred candidates will have North Carolina Firefighter Certification, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, North Carolina Hazardous Materials Responder Level I Certification, Valid North Carolina Class-B Operators License or the ability to obtain within 6 months after employment. Technical Rescue-VR or the ability to obtain within 12 months after employment. 

NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800. Pre-employment drug screen, criminal history check and physical required.  Only qualified applicants should apply, MUST have Firefighter and EMT-B Certifications.


Minimum Starting Salary:       $41,081.04

Date Posted:                           September 19, 2022

Closing Date:                          October 10, 2022

 

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Facility Maintenance Specialist (Parks and Recreation)

 

An employee in this class participates in the maintenance of the Town facilities, parks, buildings, and grounds.  Work includes performing building and parks maintenance including minor carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and related maintenance and repair activities.  Grounds activities include turf maintenance, installation and maintenance of plant materials, mowing, pesticide application, and related activities.  Also participates in the parks’ maintenance, including lining ball fields, installing game equipment, etc. Inspects parks, playgrounds and facilities for safety and makes records for liability purposes. Work requires public contact in answering complaints, resolving problems, and handling requests for service.  Employees must be conscious of safety methods to avoid injury to others and self.  Employees are subject to hazards in facilities maintenance work, including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as noise, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, atmospheric conditions and oils.  The employee may also be subject to OSHA’s final standards on bloodborne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular supervision and reviewed while in progress and upon completion to determine that proper work methods are being followed and that assignments are carried out correctly. Performs other related or assigned duties as required.

 

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to operate mobile equipment such as mowers and tractors and to inspect equipment and facilities.

 

High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) preferred; and considerable experience in the area of building construction, grounds, and facility maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license required.  Certificate in First Aid and CPR preferred. Applicant shall be required to complete a drug screen, background check and fit-for-duty test with acceptable results. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.


Beginning Wage:         $16.87/hour ($35,089.60/annually)

Date Posted:                August 29, 2022

Closing Date:               Open Until Filled

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Part-Time Athletics Assistant 

An employee in this class participates in operations of parks and recreation athletic leagues, programs, events, and tournaments. Work includes scorekeeping, facilitating events, preparations and breakdown of daily or weekly programs, and field maintenance. Work requires public contact in answering complaints, resolving problems, and handling requests for service. Employees are subject to hot and cold weather. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Athletics Program Supervisor. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS 

  • Performs duties related to supervising and facilitating athletic league operations. 
  • Keeps scorebooks and operates score-clock monitors. 
  • Participation in field/facility maintenance such as raking fields, changing trash, etc. 
  • Performs related duties as required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

Knowledge of sports and their respective rules. 

Knowledge of keeping official scorebook and working score clock monitors. 

Knowledge of athletic field layout and preparation. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, and hearing. 

 

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

Must be 16 years of age. 

Valid NC Driver’s License 

 

Minimum Starting Annual Salary: $10.00/hour 

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 24th 

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Electric Line Technician

Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical power lines and distribution systems.

Participates in the installation and alignment of power line poles; stringing primary and secondary lines; attaching wire to insulators and cross arms; installing, repairing, and replacing cross arms, leg supports, insulators, lightning arresters, circuit breakers, and fuse cutouts; and maintaining and repairing the Town’s street light system.  Operates bucket truck equipment to ascend to high wires; operates other equipment such as backhoes and related equipment.  Participates in making line taps and connecting wires.  Installs transformers, fuse cutouts, and capacitors.  Transfers wire from condemned defective poles to new poles; installs metering equipment, and transfers lines from old to new poles.  Investigates complaints regarding power failures and makes the necessary repairs; participates in making emergency repairs during disruptions of service.


Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.  Must possess a valid commercial North Carolina driver’s license and a second-class power line technician certificate.  Applicant may be subject to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.


Starting Annual Salary:          $47,756.80

Date Posted:                          July 25, 2022

Closing Date:                         Open Until Filled

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Sanitation Equipment Operator

 

Performs equipment operation in the collection and disposal of residential garbage, yard waste, recyclable materials, refuse and debris.  Work may involve supervision of a small crew of employees who collect and dispose of refuse and debris. Employee will be subject to hazards of sanitation work including working in an outside environment exposed to extreme cold, heat, noise, atmospheric conditions, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, oils and skin irritants.  Performs minor maintenance and related care of motorized equipment used in daily refuse collection. Requires considerable knowledge of the street system in the Town, knowledge of the operation and maintenance of motorized sanitation equipment, the ability to follow instructions, perform manual labor for extended periods, ability to operate tools and equipment, and ability to work well with others. Some experience in the operation of motorized vehicles and in the collection of trash and refuse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License or have shown considerable progress in obtaining such license and must have the ability to obtain within six months of employment. 


The Town provides an excellent benefits package including paid health insurance, 401(k) matching, NC state retirement and membership to the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center.


Starting Annual Salary:          $16.87/hr. ($35,089.60/year)

Date Posted:        August 9, 2022

Closing Date:                         Open Until Filled

  

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Police Officer I

 

This is a continuous posting; applications are processed and evaluated as they are received.

 

Performs responsible protective service work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances involving an element of danger. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age and have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is preferred, but not required. Hours worked by rotating shifts.

 

Applicant will be required to complete a background investigation, CVSA examination, physical, drug screening exam and psychological examination.  One year State-required probationary status. Must have valid NC Driver’s License. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.

 

Salary:             $48,789.52

 

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Application Process: All qualified applicants are required to complete an employment application form that may be obtained at the Smithfield Town Hall, 350 E. Market Street, Smithfield, or by calling 919-934-2116, online at www.smithfield-nc.com, or by emailing tim.kerigan@smithfield-nc.com. A resume may also be submitted with the application materials.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email program.intake@usda.gov. EEO/ADA Employer