Employment Opportunities

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

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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.

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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.

Knowledges 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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Line Maintenance Mechanic

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 skilled work as a member of a 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 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 blood borne 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 tapping machine to make water and sewer taps and service connections.
Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities.
Installs, services and tests water meters and meter yokes.
Operates backhoe, front end loader, dump trucks, jackhammers, tampers, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, trenchers, air compressors, and boring machines.
Installs hydrants, meters, valves, clamps, and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes; repairs and replaces fire hydrants.
Unstops sewer lines with pressure machines, rodding machines or hand tools.
Assists with making video-tape of sewer lines to identify inflow and infiltration problems.
Makes simple records of work activities; prepares drawings and measures to allow for updating of utility maps.

Additional Job Duties
Performs other related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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.
Some knowledge of the municipal water and sewer service policies and procedures.
Skill in the operation of dump trucks, loaders and other construction equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public.
Ability to read utility line maps and operation and service manuals and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to prepare simple records of work activities.

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 the backhoe and dump truck in a safe manner to fit pipes and other parts, read gauges, and make written records.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or GED and some experience in related construction or utility maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prefer utility construction or maintenance and heavy equipment operation experience.

Special Requirements
Possession of valid North Carolina driver's license. 
Ability to obtain Grade I Collection or Grade C Distribution certification within 24 months.

Hiring Salary $23,794. Upon a satisfactory six month probationary review the salary will move to $27,547 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.