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August 20, 2017

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:1040 Roanoke Avenue

(252) 533-2800



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

 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

Physical Agility Testing will be held on Saturday – September 30, 2017

(Applicants will be notified of testing times)

Previous applicants should contact Kathy A. Kearney, HR Manager @ (252) 533-2845 to update your application information.


(Part Time) Building Supervisor (Parks & Rec).  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 at 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


September 5, 2017 City Council Meeting

 Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, 2017 has been cancelled due to the lack of agenda items.

The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.





 LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: Monday, August 21st, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Roanoke Rapids Public Library. Call 533-2890 for more information.

COMMUNITY FORUM OPIOID EPIDEMIC: Thursday, August 24th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Kirkwood Adams Community Center.



Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at (252) 533-2840 for committee information.

►Historic Preservation Advisory Committee         

►Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ)

►Canal Museum Advisory Committee                  

►Senior Center Advisory Committee



Mayor Emery G. Doughtie  Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee            

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Carol H. Cowen, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager  Gilbert Chichester, City Attorney

Traci V. Storey, City Clerk   Kathy Kearney, Deputy City Clerk

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