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.   

 

Environmental Services Worker I

As part of the Public Works Department, an Environmental Services Worker I is responsible for collecting municipal garbage, yard waste, and refuse from residences and businesses. Work is performed as a member of an Environmental Services collection crew and includes loading waste into a rear packer garbage truck (consisting of potentially heavy garbage containers and waste bags). Work includes washing and steam cleaning garbage trucks. Inspects garbage to avoid collecting contaminated and hazardous waste; moves or picks up solid waste carts from curb and takes to the back of sanitation truck; returns carts to curb; cleans area around carts and curbs. Assists with disposing of solid waste at transfer site or landfill. Provides labor to other personnel in the removal and transport of brush and limbs, yard waste, recycling, dead animals and household trash collection; may be assigned to help with chipping operations or other public works duties. Directs traffic and guides truck operator in congested areas as Environmental Services equipment operator backs up truck; spots for driver when necessary. May perform routine and unskilled preventive maintenance on equipment; Identifies and reports route issues as well as equipment and safety issues. Assists in the preparation of city sponsored special events. Employee should have general knowledge of garbage truck operation including operation of a packer blade, general knowledge of geographical location of city streets. Ability to perform continuous heavy manual work at a steady pace. Ability to lift and dump garbage bags/cans into a rear loading garbage truck (up to nine tons of yard waste per day). Performs related work as required.

Work occurs primarily in outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold. This is 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. Employee is subject to noise, vibration and hazards including exposure to mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions. Employee is exposed to moving or parked vehicles, stray or loose animals, insects, broken glass and metal, and other conditions associated with solid waste collections.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Some prior manual labor work experience in refuse or solid waste collection is desired.

Hiring Salary: The position is in a pay grade 6 with a starting salary of $26,233.Upon successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary will be moved to $27,545.Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

Job posted: 6/11/18  

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.

This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace Employer.

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Firefighter/EMT

The City of Hendersonville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT.  This position is responsible for performing all functions and services of firefighting and emergency medical rescue. Emphasis of the work is on responding to and providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to citizens and businesses. Work involves extinguishing fires at fire scenes, safeguarding lives, salvaging property, preventing the recurrence of fires, and protecting properties from the elements, vandalism, and theft. Work also includes routine inspection and maintenance of fire apparatus, fire station facilities and equipment, providing basic life support, training and drilling in the use of fire equipment and firefighting techniques, and the performance of public relations activities. Work is often performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazard.  Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, graduations from a high school or GED, NC Firefighter Level II, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Emergency Medical Technician- Basic. 

Hiring Salary is $33,481 and will be accompanied by the full-time benefits package available to city employees.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications. and internal equity.

Application deadline is July 5, 2018.

Agility and panel interviews tentatively scheduled for August 2, 2018.

To apply:  Upload or send a Resume, Cover Letter and a completed City of Hendersonville application found at http://www.hendersonvillenc.gov/employment-1     or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792.  .  The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace 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.

Hiring salary: The position is in a pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Upon successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary will be moved to $30,368. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications. and internal equity.

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.

This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace Employer.

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Water Treatment Plant Operator

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Water Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for monitoring and treating the city’s drinking water in the treatment facility. Emphasis of the work is on performing routine tests to ensure optimum quality of water and efficient operation of the plant. Work includes conducting hourly rounds of the plant, maintaining records, performing tests on water and other plant systems, adding required chemicals to water, troubleshooting mechanical problems, assisting customers and performing related duties. Work of the water plant operator is differentiated by the level of state certification (Grade C being the lowest and Grade A being the highest), length of experience and broader knowledge and responsibilities of plant operations, and ability to lead and train other plant personnel. Performs other related job duties as assigned.

 The position requires graduation from high school or equivalency for all levels.

  • Water Plant Operator I – 1-year of less experience in a water treatment facility is desired with some basic knowledge of laboratory bench work. Must be certified at the NC surface water operator grade C level or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, and chemistry is desired.
  • Water Plant Operator II - 1 - 2 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility. Must be certified at the NC surface water operator grade B level or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, and chemistry is desired.
  • Water Plant Operator III - 4 - 6 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility. Must be certified at the NC surface water operator grade A and physical/chemical treatment operator grade 1 level or ability to obtain within eighteen months of employment. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, chemistry, hydrology, water and wastewater engineering, or related study is preferred.

    This position works third shift and requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Hiring salary: The Operator I position starts with a hiring salary of $28,922, upon a successful six month probationary period the salary will increase to $30,368. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

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 complete job description may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace Employer.   

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Zoning Enforcement Officer

As part of the Development Assistance Department, the Zoning Enforcement Officer performs work 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. Performs other work as may be assigned.

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and up to 10 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Work is performed primarily in an environmentally controlled office subject to typical office noise but is also required to work outdoors occasionally in periods of cold, heat and other environmental conditions.

The position requires 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.

Hiring Salary: The position is a pay grade 12 with a hiring salary is $35,155.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: Upload a cover letter, resume and  completed City of Hendersonville application at: http://www.hendersonvillenc.gov/employment-1
Mail to: Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace 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/ADA/Drug Free Workplace Employer.

 

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