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November 12, 2021

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



(All City meetings are open to the public)

City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Roanoke Rapids Area Planning Board Meeting

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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 positions:

Aquatics Supervisor (Parks & Recreation)

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of current valid N.C. Driver’s license; must have or be able to obtain in a specified time frame American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Training Instructor, WSI, First Aid and CPR, and CPO certifications.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in recreation, physical education, or related field, and 2 – 5 years of experience as a lifeguard or aquatics instructor; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

Recruits, trains, assigns, supervises, and directs aquatic staff; provides regular in-service training to maintain lifeguard’s certification.

Performs various duties associated with maintaining the pool facility in a clean, neat, and safe condition; regulates and controls chemical balances; monitors inventories of pool supplies and equipment.

Plans, organizes, markets, and promotes aquatics programs and supervises related facilities, equipment, and personnel, monitors participation and acceptance of aquatic programs.

Coordinates programs through other agencies such as, but not limited to, the Roanoke Valley Swim Association, Red Cross, area school systems, Arthritis Foundation, Senior Citizen groups, etc.

Position Open until Filled

Firefighter Applicant Pool (Roanoke Rapids Fire Department)

An eligibility list is being established from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available.  

Desired Qualifications: 

Must have a 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 the Halifax Community College for more information (252) 536-6393) 

Must be of good character, be in good physical condition, and pass a drug screen and background check. 

Complete application packet must be submitted to HR Manager no later than Friday – December 31st, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Police Officer (Certified)

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be high school graduate or hold a GED certificate.

Must be able to furnish documentary evidence showing the applicant has met the education requirement for the criminal justice field of expected employment.

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Possession of valid driver’s license with an active and consecutive 3-year satisfactory verifiable driving history.  Driving history will be checked. (Must be able to be licensed in the State of North Carolina).

Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Training & Standards Commission.

Salary is Negotiable depending on experience

Position Open until Filled

(Part Time) Building Supervisor (Parks & Recreation)

An employee in this position supervises scheduled activities and is the City’s point of contact during these activities.  This may include any of the Parks & Recreation Facilities:  TJ Davis Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, Jo Story Senior Center, Chaloner Recreation Center, Canal Museum, Roanoke Rapids Public Library, Kirkwood Adams Community Center, Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be high school graduate or hold a GED certification.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Hours are mainly evenings and weekends according to activities that are scheduled.

Open Until Filled


Minimum Qualifications:

Must hold American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

Must be able to complete ½ mile swim in under 20 minutes.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

Teaches Red Cross swimming lessons.

Provides routine pool maintenance to ensure cleanliness and safe environment for patrons.

Works as a team to provide supervision of a large number (sometimes as many as 300 pool patrons – team is comprised of approximately seven lifeguards)

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Supervisor.

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



Municipal Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. Thursday and Friday’s trash routes will be collected on Wednesday, November 24th.


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

Beautification Committee

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ member) 

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie   Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee             

Council Members:  Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith, Rex Stainback

Kelly Traynham, City Manager   Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

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