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March 26, 2021

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800 www.roanokerapidsnc.com


(All City meetings are open to the public)

City Council Work Session

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

City Council meetings can be viewed through Zoom (See City website for link) and on Spectrum Channel 193.


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

Firefighter (Applicant Pool)

Applications being accepted to establish an eligibility list (Applicant Pool) from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available.

Desired Qualifications:

* Must have High School Diploma or GED

* Preferred NC Firefighter II (but not required)

* 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 at Halifax Community College for more information (252) 536-6393)

* Must be of good character and be in good physical condition.

* Background check and drug test required.

Completed Firefighter application packet must be submitted to Kathy Kearney – Human Resources Manager no later than Friday – April 9, 2021

Property Maintenance Wkr I (Parks & Recreation)

An employee in this class performs a variety of building, facility, and equipment maintenance and repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and masonry.  Must have a valid NC Driver’s License and experience in maintenance.

Equipment Mechanic

An employee in this position serves as a skilled mechanic in the garage.  

This employee performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment which will include, but not limited to, mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines, and performing preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment.

Essential Duties & Tasks

Performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment.

Mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines.

Performs preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment.

Work requires operation of various test equipment and hand tools in order to support the work in both inside and outside environments.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a high school graduate supplemented by course work in repair and maintenance of heavy equipment and engines.

Must have considerable experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair.

Background check and drug screen required.

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


MUNICIPAL OFFICES CLOSED/TRASH COLLECTION:  Municipal Offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of Good Friday.  Friday’s trash route will be collected on Wednesday, March 31st. 

HYDRANT TESTING: The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department began their annual hydrant testing on Monday, March 22, 2021 and will continue up to May 31, 2021. Please check your tap water for discoloration before drinking, bathing or washing clothes.  If your water is discolored, turn the cold water tap on until the water runs clear. We hope to finish the hydrant testing as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and if you have any questions please contact the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department at 533-2880.


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

Beautification Committee

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ members)

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie       Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee             

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager   Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

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