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Current Employment Opportunities

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Electric Line Technician

Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical power lines and distribution systems.  Participates in the installation and alignment of power line poles; stringing primary and secondary lines; attaching wire to insulators and cross arms; installing, repairing, and replacing cross arms, leg supports, insulators, lightning arresters, circuit breakers, and fuse cutouts; and maintaining and repairing the Town’s street light system.  Operates bucket truck equipment to ascend to high wires; operates other equipment such as backhoes and related equipment.  Participates in making line taps and connecting wires.  Installs transformers, fuse cutouts, and capacitors.  Transfers wire from condemned defective poles to new poles; installs metering equipment, and transfers lines from old to new poles.  Investigates complaints regarding power failures and makes the necessary repairs; participates in making emergency repairs during disruptions of service.

Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.  Must possess a valid commercial North Carolina driver’s license and a second class power line technician certificate.  Applicant may be subject to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.

Starting Annual Salary: $ 33,176.00
Date Posted: August 01, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Licensed Water Plant Operator

Applicants should possess good analytical and mathematical skills and mechanical ability. The employee must be knowledgeable in chemical and biological principles pertinent to water treatment operations. Applicant must be experienced in the operation and maintenance of machinery. The job requires working a rotating shift.  A Water Plant Operator’s Grade C level certificate from the State of North Carolina or higher is required.  Minimum educational requirements: graduation from community college or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Applicant will be required to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.  

Starting Salary:     $28,620.38  
Date Posted: August 16, 2017   
Closing Date:       Open Until Filled

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Police Officer

Town of Smithfield, NC. Performs responsible protective service work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances involving an element of danger. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age and have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Hours worked by rotating shifts. Applicant will be required to complete a background investigation, CVSA examination, physical, drug screening exam and psychological examination. One year State-required probationary status. Must have valid NC Driver’s License. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.  Only qualified applicants should apply.

Beginning Salary:              $34,863.88
Closing Date:                    Open Until Filled

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Pump Station Mechanic

Performs responsible semi-skilled work in the monitoring and maintenance of the Town’s pump stations and in the installation, replacement, repair and maintenance of water and sewer lines, and appurtenances.

An employee in this class performs a variety of semi-skilled work monitoring and maintaining the operations and equipment in assigned pump stations; serves as a member of a crew engaged in the construction. Installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work involves making daily inspections of pump stations to ensure proper operation and to detect any malfunctions in a timely manner.  Inspects belts, motors, hoses, etc. for proper operation.  May operate construction equipment in the installation, replacement and repair of water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth.  Work also includes making taps to water and sewer mains, installing and flushing hydrants, installing meters, and valves, and making repairs to the water and sewer system.  Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens. Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standard trade and safety practice. Performs other tasks as required.

Must possess of a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or obtained within six months of employment. Must possess a Grade I Wastewater Collection Certification or Grade C Water Distribution Certification or obtain certification within one year of employment. Special consideration will be given to any applicant that may have the qualifications and certifications to serve as Collections System ORC.

Minimum Starting Annual Salary:      $ 28,059.20
Date Posted:                    Friday, June 30, 2017
Closing Date for Letters of Interest:   Open Until Filled

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Sanitation Equipment Operator

Performs equipment operation in the collection and disposal of residential garbage, yard waste, recyclable materials, refuse and debris.  Work may involve supervision of a small crew of employees who collect and dispose of refuse and debris. Employee will be subject to hazards of sanitation work including working in an outside environment exposed to extreme cold, heat, noise, atmospheric conditions, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, oils and skin irritants.  Performs minor maintenance and related care of motorized equipment used in daily refuse collection. Requires considerable knowledge of the street system in the Town, knowledge of the operation and maintenance of motorized sanitation equipment, the ability to follow instructions, perform manual labor for extended periods, ability to operate tools and equipment, and ability to work well with others. Some experience in the operation of motorized vehicles and in the collection of trash and refuse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License.  Pre-employment drug screen, limited fit-for-duty physical, driver’s license and criminal history check required.                                                             

Starting Salary:           $ 27,241.34
Date Posted:              April 11, 2017
Closing Date:             Open Until Filled

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Sanitation Worker

Performs routine manual labor involving the collection of garbage, trash and yard waste.  Duties include loading trash, including furniture, appliances and yard waste from curbside and collection of residential and commercial garbage.  Must be able to perform heavy manual work continuously over an extended period of time in varying weather conditions.  May operate and/or assist in operating a limb chipping machine to remove limbs and leaves from residential areas; clean around cans and picks up loose trash and litter along the street; and assists with cleaning and maintenance of trucks and tools.  Applicant will be required to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.  

Starting Annual Salary: $ 22,360.00 Date Posted: August 01, 2017 Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Utility Line Mechanic

The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of Utility Line Mechanic.  An employee in this position performs a variety of semi-skilled work as a member of the Water/Sewer Crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work involves the operation of construction equipment in the installation, replacement and repair of water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth, and operation of video camera to film sewer lines.  Work also includes making taps to water and sewer system. 

Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.  Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standards trade and safety practices. 

Duties:  Operates tapping machine to make water and sewer taps and service connections. Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth following stakes; repairs and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities. Installs, services and tests water meters and meter yokes. Operates the sewer rodder and pressure jet to unstop sewer lines. Operates front end loader, dump trucks, jackhammers, tampers, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, trenchers, air compressors, and boring machine. Installs hydrants, meter valves, clamps, and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes; repairs and replaces fire hydrants. Performs other tasks as required.

Requires possession of valid NC driver’s license and must possess or obtain a valid NC Commercial driver’s license with six months to continue employment.  Subject to drug screenings and pre-employment physical.

Annual Starting Salary: $25,916.80
Date Posted: August 03, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Application Process: All qualified applicants are required to complete an employment application form that may be obtained at the Smithfield Town Hall, 350 E. Market Street, Smithfield, or by calling 919-934-2116 or at www.smithfield-nc.com. A resume may also be submitted with the application materials.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

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