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.

 

Facilities Maintenance Mechanic I

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic I performs journey level mechanical/electrical maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of heavy duty and specialized equipment in the municipal water and sewer pumping operations. Work involves responsibility for maintaining and repairing a variety of pumps and motors and other equipment requiring specialized knowledge of trade skills in mechanical, electrical and plumbing areas. Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs pumps and motors, re-builds rotating assemblies and air release valves; clean out check valves; re-build and change out pumps and motors and other equipment. Installs new equipment and participates in regular preventative maintenance, orders and maintains needed supplies. Maintains grounds by mowing, weed eating, spray herbicides, etc. and maintains mowers.  Employee should have knowledge of pump and motor parts and ability to diagnose and replace parts. Knowledge of state and federal regulations affecting water and sewer operations. Ability to detect and resolve routine operational problems with mechanical equipment. Ability to read meters, charts and record results. Knowledge of the tools, parts and methods associated with diagnosing, repairing and maintaining equipment; some knowledge of electrical wiring and parts and ability to diagnose. Ability to read and follow schematic drawings, blueprints and written and oral instructions. Knowledge of effective communication techniques when speaking with coworkers, vendors and with the public and ability to make operational decisions in the absence of a supervisor. Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Work is defined as heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and extreme cold. Employee is exposed to oils and greases, sewage flows and sludge, bacteria, and blood-borne pathogens. Employee is required to wear a respirator when necessary. Employee may frequently work in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, manholes and other small spaces. Employee could be called back to work on weekends, holidays and in emergencies.

The position requires a Graduation from high school or equivalency supplemented by courses in mechanical, electrical or plumbing trades. One (1) year or less experience in water distribution and/or wastewater collections pumping systems repair, maintenance and/or construction is required with some basic knowledge of equipment operations and safety. Must be certified at the NC maintenance technologist grade I level or NC water distribution system operator grade C level or NC wastewater collection system operator grade I level or ability to obtain NC maintenance technologist grade I within 18-months of employment. Valid North Carolina driver’s license.

The position is a pay grade 9 with a starting salary of $30,368.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications.

Job posted: 9/26/17, Job closes: Open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Water Treatment Facilities Manager

 As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Water Treatment Facilities Manager plans, organizes, and manages the staff, operations, analytical testing and maintenance of the City’s water treatment facility. Emphasis of job is on water treatment, testing in plant and in distribution system, and daily operations of water treatment facilities with a goal of delivering a high quality and safe drinking water supply to customers and businesses in Hendersonville and throughout Henderson County. The Manager is also responsible for directing employee training programs and completing employee performance reviews. The individual makes operational decisions in response to problems reported by water treatment plant operations staff and may serve as the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC), in accordance with State regulations The Manager establishes policies and procedures for plant operations and responses to emergencies. Ensures that rights-of-way and infrastructure are maintained in proper working condition along the raw water pipelines and storage dams located inside of Pisgah National Forest, in accordance with City and US Forest Service standards. Oversees the development and administration of operational training programs for operations staff; develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all treatment facilities and enforces compliance with City and OSHA safety standards. Prepares various narrative, statistical, fiscal, regulatory and technical reports on plant operations including regulatory reports, physical testing, bacteriological testing and chemical analysis, and various regulatory reports for state and federal agencies; assists in the preparation of applications for renewal of operating permits. Develops and administers the annual operating budget including short and long range forecasts; develops technical plans for infrastructure improvements as part of the long term (5 years or more) capital improvement plan. Performs related work as required.

The Manager will need to have a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, tools and equipment used in water treatment facilities operations. Thorough working knowledge of the operating and maintenance requirements of these facilities including an understanding of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles. Thorough knowledge of state and federal water treatment and water quality regulations. Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards of work and necessary safety precautions including OSHA rules and regulations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management and supervision of personnel; knowledge of principles of employee relations, discipline, reward systems and effective coaching.

The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in environmental science, chemistry, biology, hydrology, water and wastewater engineering or related study is desired. Five (5) or more years of experience operating and maintaining a municipal water treatment facility and at least the same number of years managing personnel or some combination thereof.

Special requirements: A valid North Carolina driver’s license. Valid NC A surface water treatment certification; prefer NC Grade 1 physical/chemical certification. Ability to serve as an ORC or back-up ORC by the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). Prefer NC bacteriological certification. Prefer valid certification in first aid and CPR.

The position is a pay grade 18 with a starting salary of $47,111.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications .

Job posted: 9/18/2017, Job closes: Open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Line Maintenance Mechanic I

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, a Line Maintenance Mechanic I performs routine manual labor in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water and sewer lines, meters, hydrants, and other infrastructure facilities. Work is generally performed as part of a work team to maintain and repair underground utility systems. Employee will operate a variety of equipment installing water or sewer lines. Maintains daily work orders and reports. Installs hydrants, meters, valves, repair clamps and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes. Performs other work as assigned. Employee will need skill in the operation of lightweight and medium-weight construction equipment. Working knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of utility lines. Working knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual methods and tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances. Working knowledge of the use of common hand and power tools. Working knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of common automotive and mechanical equipment.  

Work is defined as heavy work requiring physical exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is performed primarily in outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold with snow and ice .Work may be in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manhole and other small places.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. One year or less experience in water distribution and/or wastewater collection system repair, maintenance and/or construction is required with some basic knowledge of equipment operations and safety. Must be certified at the NC water distribution system operator grade C level or NC wastewater collection system operator grade I level or ability to obtain within 18-months of employment. Must also possess a NC Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) level A at the time of hiring or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Flagger certification preferred.

The position is a pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications .

Job posted: 9/11/2017, Job closes: Open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part Time School Crossing Guard

The City of Hendersonville is seeking applicants for part time “fill-in” School Crossing Guard. This position works as-needed when one of our regular crossing guards is absent.   Crossing Guards work Monday through Friday for about 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon, as school starts and ends.  The times are somewhere between the hours of 07:25-08:30AM and 2:25-3:30PM on school days.

The rate of pay is $19.84 per hour.

Duties:

  1. Will have the responsibility of escorting young children across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
  2. Will have to familiarize themselves with basic traffic control signals and successfully apply them.
  3. Must be at prescribed location at least five minutes before the start of school and the end of the school day.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be able to work in a courteous manner with the public, especially young children.
  2. Must be in observant and alert.
  3. Must be able to turn, stand for 30-40 minutes at a time, bend at the knees, lift and push up to 50 pounds, move arms in multiple directions.
  4. Good eyesight and hearing is very important.
  5. Must be able to withstand inclement weather.

Applications may be obtained at the Records Department within City Hall or online at http://www.hendersonvillenc.gov/employment-1

Application Deadline: until filled

The City of Hendersonville is an equal opportunity employer

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