Employment Opportunities

The positions below are currently open with the City of Hendersonville.

Online Employment Application

Please contact :

Jennifer Harrell, Human Resources Director
City of Hendersonville
145 Fifth Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Email: jharrell@hvlnc.gov

Phone: (828)697-3003
Fax: (828)697-8645

Any employment opportunities are shown below.

 

Part-Time Fire Inspector

An employee in this position assists in planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the City’s Fire Prevention Program.  Employee assists with the fire prevention programs to ensure compliance with State and local fire laws, codes, rules, and regulations.  Work includes conducting inspections of commercial and retail establishments, schools, and health care facilities, new construction, and, if requested, residences.  The employee plans and delivers a program of fire prevention and safety education within the community. Considerable independence and judgment are required in all aspects of the position, particularly in fire inspections and fire prevention activities.  Considerable public contact requires that the employee exhibit tact and diplomacy in seeking compliance with fire laws, codes, rules, and regulations. 

Requires: NC Fire Inspector I.  Preferred NC Fire Inspector Level III, Firefighter II Certification, and EMT-Basic

Salary: $12.50 an hour.

To apply: Upload or send completed City of Hendersonville application found at www.hvlnc.gov Human Resources forms page, along with resume, and cover letter  to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or mail/bring to City of Hendersonville, Human Resources 145 5th Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE/ADA. 

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Finance Manager

The City of Hendersonville, NC has an opening for a Utility Finance Manager. This is a full time, exempt, professional level position working independently under the general direction of the Finance Director. The City of Hendersonville owns and operates a water and sewer utility serving over 60,000 customers. The Utility Finance Manager serves as the central financial management resource for Water and Sewer Utility activities.  Work includes the supervision and coordination of the day-to-day financial activities for the Water and Sewer Finance Department, including customer service, collections, metering, water and sewer capital project accounting, grant accounting, and purchasing for the utility. The position serves as a division leader, providing oversight, assignment of tasks, technical guidance and training to assigned staff along with the interdepartmental facilitation of the management of the utility operations.

Important skill sets needed in this position include strong personnel management expertise, analytical thinking, organization, excellent written and verbal communication techniques, report writing, and records/ database management abilities. Excellent computer skills are required, including with Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.  Experience in MUNIS and Crystal Report writing highly desired.  Candidates should possess a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, auditing practices and principles, laws, general statutes, rules and regulations governing fiscal operations. Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal controls, financial reporting, and budgetary practices is required.

Requirements: Graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required. CPA and/or CGFO certifications preferred. Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible management experience preferably in municipal accounting or utility finance management is required.

The start date for this position will be no earlier than July 1st, 2017.

Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications, within the salary range of $57,264.10 to $87,141.06.

To apply, upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application, found at www.hvlnc.gov (Human Resources page), cover letter, resume, and references to jharrell@hvlnc.gov. Or mail to: Human Resources 145 5th Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Budget & Management Analyst

The City of Hendersonville is seeking a full-time Budget & Management Analyst within the City Manager’s Office. This is a professional level position working independently to prepare and administer the City’s operating and capital budgets, support multi-year strategic planning efforts, manage special projects, and contribute to policy discussions.  The City of Hendersonville owns and operates a water and sewer utility serving over 60,000 customers.This position will work primarily on water and sewer related budget, projects, and initiatives.  This position’s primary responsibility will be the formulation and execution of the utility fund’s budget. Additionally the employee will provide managerial oversight and analysis of budget related projects and initiatives.  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field, and 1 – 3 years of experience in local government budgeting.  A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, is preferred and may be substituted for experience. Qualified candidates will additionally have advanced proficiency using budget planning software systems and analytical tools, Microsoft Excel to create tables and graphs for management discussions, conduct analysis, and develop analytical models, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to persuasively and effectively communicate context, issues, and recommendations. 

The start date for this position will be no earlier than July 1st, 2017.

Salary Range: $40,696.52 - $61,929.53 Depending on Qualifications

To Apply: Upload or send completed City of Hendersonville application found at www.hvlnc.gov (Human Resources page), cover letter, resume, and references to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or mail to: Human Resources 145 5th Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions in a water or wastewater treatment plant.  An employee in this class performs a variety of operational, laboratory, and maintenance duties designed to produce safe treatment of potable water, and disposal of domestic and commercial waste materials.  Work is performed on an assigned or rotating shift.  Work includes monitoring the plant's operation through observation, mechanical readings and the results of standard chemical and biological tests and to make necessary adjustments in the process as conditions or test results dictate.  Other duties include performing standard laboratory duties and tests and assisting with plant and facilities maintenance.  Work also includes substantial record keeping of work activities.  Employees are subject to hazards associated with wastewater and plant operations including working both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, working in small spaces such as sewer pipes, and oils.  Workers may be required to wear respirators when working around chlorine tanks.  Work around wastewater is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.  Work is performed under general supervision and reviewed by observation, conference, and reviewing records for adherence to operations standards, instructions, and safety practices.

 Essential Duties and Tasks                         
Makes regular tours of plant and checks bar screens, engines, generators, pumps, settling tanks, filters, clarifiers, chlorinators, and other equipment for proper functioning.
Records data from various meters, gauges and dials; logs daily, weekly, and monthly activities.
Performs standard laboratory chemical and biological tests.
Performs general preventive and scheduled maintenance; assists on major maintenance and repairs.
Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions.
Performs routine building and grounds maintenance including mowing, cleaning and painting.
Collects water and wastewater samples.
Analyses plant performance and makes chemical feed and other adjustments consistent with supervisory guidelines.

 Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.                                    

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                 

Working knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirement of water and/or wastewater treatment plants.
Working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and permitting requirements.
Working knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions.
Some knowledge of standard laboratory test and procedures used in a water or wastewater treatment plant.
Working knowledge of the use of computers to record data, prepare reports, and operate plant equipment.
Some knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water or wastewater treatment plant operations.
Ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures.
Ability to conduct routine laboratory test.
Ability to understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to read meters, charts, and technical manuals and drawings accurately and to maintain records of shift operations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and superiors.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and hearing.
Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to read gauges, dials, and observe moving parts of machines, and to record and review written records.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high from high school supplemented by course work in chemistry or biology and some experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment, preferably in a water or wastewater treatment plant; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
Possession of North Carolina water operator's grade C certificate or grade I wastewater operator certificate or ability obtain such within twelve (12) months.

Hiring Salary: $26,235. Upon a satisfactory six month probationary review the salary will move to $30,370 annually.

Two (2) positions available.

To Apply: Upload or send completed City of Hendersonville application found at www.hvlnc.gov Human Resources page to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or mail to: Human Resources 145 5th Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                                               

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 Senior Line Maintenance Mechanic                                                    

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible semi-skilled and skilled work 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 and skilled work as a member of a crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work is distinguished from the lower level by the skilled operation of backhoes and other heavy equipment in tight spaces, around parked cars and overhead and underground utilities.  Work is also distinguished by responsibility for serving as lead worker on small crews involved in system maintenance, construction or repair.  Other tasks including participating in the installation, replacement and repair of water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth, and back filling and compacting the site. Work also includes making taps to water and sewer mains, installing hydrants, meters, and valves, and making repairs to the water and sewer system.  Employees are subject 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 practices.

Essential Duties and Tasks
Operates heavy construction equipment requiring skill and care around parked cars and overhead and/or underground utility lines; operates front end loader, dump trucks, jackhammers, tampers, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, trenchers, air compressors, and boring machines.
Serves as a lead worker to make water and sewer taps, unstop or clean sewer lines,  replace or maintain hydrants and valves, assist with video-taping sewer lines, or other related tasks.
Operates tapping machine to make water and sewer taps and service connections.
Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth with laser; repairs and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities.
Installs, services and tests water meters and meter yokes.
Operates the sewer rodder to unstop sewer lines.
Installs hydrants, meters, valves, clamps, and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes; repairs and replaces fire hydrants.
Maintains assigned truck properly stocked and in proper operating condition.
Keeps customers informed when water service is turned off for repairs.
Locates lines and assists with inspection and repair of pumping stations, reading water meters, and other related tasks.

Additional Job Duties
Performs other related tasks as required.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of utility lines.
Considerable knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual methods and tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances.           
Considerable knowledge of the use of common hand and power tools.
Considerable knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of common automotive and mechanical equipment.
Some knowledge of the operating requirements of sewer lift stations and water pumping stations.
Some knowledge of the municipal water and sewer service policies and procedures.
Skill in the operation of a backhoe and other heavy construction equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public and to serve as a lead worker.
Ability to read utility line maps and operation and service manuals and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; 50 pounds of force frequently; and 20 pounds constantly.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate mobile equipment such as loaders in a safe manner to fit pipes and other parts, read gauges, and make written records.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school and considerable experience in construction-related utility work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
Possession of valid North Carolina class A commercial driver's license.
Possession of grade B water distribution and/or grade III sewer collection operator certification.

Hiring Salary: $28,924. Upon a satisfactory six month probationary review the salary will move to $30,370 annually.

To Apply: Upload or send completed City of Hendersonville application found at www.hvlnc.gov Human Resources page to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or mail to: Human Resources 145 5th Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Zoning Enforcement Officer

The City of Hendersonville, NC has an opening for a Zoning Enforcement Officer.  This is a full time position reporting to the Development Assistance Director.  Work includes providing professional enforcement of the City’s Zoning, Nuisance and Minimum Housing Ordinances. Work includes inspecting sites, interpreting and explaining ordinances to the public, and working with owners to comply with local rules and regulations. Work involves processing enforcement paperwork and may require appearance in court cases, responds to and investigates Zoning Ordinance violations, conducts on-site inspections, enforces ordinances and issues citations among other duties.   Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architect, Horticulture or related field. One or more years’ experience in code enforcement or related field. Valid North Carolina driver’s license and Certified Zoning Official or ability to obtain within two years.

Salary hiring rate: $33,483, depending upon qualifications.

To apply:  Upload or send completed City of Hendersonville application found at www.hvlnc.gov Human Resources page, along with resume, salary expectations and cover letter to  jharrell@hvlnc.gov or mail to: Human Resources 145 5th Ave, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.