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Welcome to the Town of Smithfield's Employment center. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Parks Maintenance Specialist (Essential Personnel) - Parks & Recreation Department

Position Closes: February 5, 2019

Starting Pay:  $12.86 per hour

Under general supervision, assists with maintenance of town park facilities.  Duties include parks and ground maintenance, custodial maintenance of buildings and related facilities and equipment used in the maintenance of these facilities.  Work hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Assists Parks Maintenance Supervisor to ensure that the Town’s parks facilities are maintained in excellent condition. Parks facilities include Luter Sports Complex, Windsor Castle Park, Clontz Park, the Smithfield Center, and other pocket parks.
  • Assists with the turf and landscape maintenance, sports field preparation, landscape construction, irrigation, playground repair and maintenance, mowing, trail maintenance, and other operations as required.
  • Utilize hand tools as well as various electric and gas operated tools and equipment such as trucks, tractors, loaders, backhoes, trenchers, and other equipment as assigned in the maintenance and operation of previously state parks.
  • Assists in the installation of holiday decorations annually
  • Schedule requires the ability to work irregular hours, weekends, evenings, holidays and/or in emergency situations. Often works during various Town special events.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED preferred
  • Must possess a valid Virginia drivers’ license
  • A minimum of 6-12 months previous experience with grounds keeping, athletic field maintenance and/or manual labor preferred
  • Basic knowledge of equipment, materials, techniques and supplies used in the maintenance of parks, trails and open space preferred
  • Must possess Registered Technician Certification for pesticide spraying or achieve said Certification within one (1) year of employment.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (75-100) pounds.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating light equipment, power tools and performing manual labor.

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Most tasks require oral communications ability.

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

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Maintenance Technician Helper (Essential Personnel) - Public Works Department

Position Closes:  February 5, 2019

Starting Pay:        $13.50 per hour

Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repair work on the Town’s water and sewer systems and performs building maintenance.  Duties include assisting and learning essential duties and responsibilities of Maintenance Technician and Mechanic as well as repairing water leaks/pipes, installing and reading water meters, and maintaining the Town’s sewage pump stations. Work requires operating a variety of hand and power tools, light equipment and manual labor. Performs related work as required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Assists with repair work on water and sewer pipes and other components of the Town’s water and sewer systems.  Breaks cement and asphalt in order to reach pipes.  Installs, repairs and/or replaces pipes. Assist with repairs and cleaning of sewer pump stations.
  • Installs water meters.  Reads and records hour meter and reports readings for use in generating utility billings.
  • Monitors sewer pump stations, reads sewer clocks and ensures continuous and proper operation.  Performs preventive maintenance such as oiling components of sewer pump stations.
  • Responds to malfunctions at sewer pump stations and potable water wells, troubleshoots and identifies problems.  Performs minor repairs.
  • Assists with building maintenance.
  • Obtains materials, supplies and equipment needed to perform scheduled/assigned repairs, and maintenance. Work.  Drives a truck to and from the job sites.  Performs maintenance on equipment and tools and ensures their proper working condition.
  • Plows or shovels snow from public roads.
  • Cuts grass, trees and branches to clear areas on public property as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Must possess a valid Virginia drivers’ license
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years previous experience and/or training that includes water and sewer line repair and maintenance work preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Must possess a Registered Technician Cerification for pesticide spraying or obtain said Certification within one (1) year of employment.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Tasks involve regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing (at least 12 feet high) and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50) pounds.

Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating equipment, and tools for the purpose of installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer system components.

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Tasks may risk exposure to traffic hazards, adverse weather conditions, dust, pollen, odors, and loud noise.

 

The Town of Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.