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July 22, 2018

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

(252) 533-2800


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

(Part-Time) Public Works Worker (Public Works Department)

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. Must have a valid NC Driver's license.

Street Maintenance Worker I (Public Works Department)

An employee in this class performs a variety of semi-skilled, and manual labor tasks related to the maintenance of streets, storm drains, driveways, cemetery, and public buildings and grounds.

Essential duties and tasks include but are not limited to:

-Performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as cutting lawns, painting, using power hand equipment, repairing driveways, replacing storm drain pipe, repairing curb and gutters.

-Work may include performing various horticultural and ground maintenance practices, performing building maintenance tasks and operating some light equipment.

-Responds to public requests and questions with courtesy and tact.


-Must have good communication and customer service skills.

-Must possess a valid Class C North Carolina Driver's License.

Sanitation Equipment Operator II (Public Works Department)

An employee in this position operates a Hydraulic Knuckleboom Loader or related sanitation equipment on an assigned route to collect and dispose of solid waste and refuse from residential and business areas. Must hold a valid NC Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Police Officer (Roanoke Rapids Police Department)

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 preferred but not required.

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

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, blueprints 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.

Minimum Housing Code Enforcement Officer (Planning & Development)

An employee in this class is responsible for the inspection of houses and dwellings to determine compliance with the minimum housing and records tasks associated with inspections.  The employee works daily with landowners, property owners, tenants, and the general public. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and communicate effectively in both oral and written form.  Must have considerable knowledge of the minimum housing code standards and general knowledge of housing construction, skills in interpretation of codes and ordinances and familiarity and experience in title research in the Register of Deeds office. Must be a high school graduate with some experience in trades or construction.  Must have a valid NC Driver's License.

All Positions are Open Until Filled

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 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


SPLASH FEST at T.J. Davis Recreation Outdoor Pool on Wednesday, July 25th from 1 – 4 p.m.  Free Admission for the first 175 patrons.


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

►Historic Preservation Advisory Committee         

►Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ)

►Senior Center Advisory Committee        

►Library 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