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: hremployment@hvlnc.gov

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

Any employment opportunities are shown below.  

 

 Assistant Fire Marshal

An Assistant Fire Marshal provides assistance in the planning and coordinating the activities of the City’s Life Safety Division including investigation and code compliance inspection, fire prevention and staff training.  Emphasis of the work is on participating in the inspections of buildings for fire hazards, promoting fire prevention/education and fire safety awareness as well as investigating fires, including those involving death, injury or having questionable nature.

 To apply upload City of Hendersonville application, resume and cover letter. For more information see the job advertisement.

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Customer Service Representative

As part of the Finance Department, a Customer Service Representative is primarily responsible for assisting customers using established guidelines and procedures. Work also involves posting new and maintaining existing customer account data. Work involves coordination with other departments within the City and public contact functions which requires considerable tack and courtesy. Receives telephone calls, walk-in and online requests from customers. Assists customers with account maintenance, billing/payment questions, and complaints. Utilizes computerized data entry program to enter, update, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary. Handles a high volume of customer calls regarding all aspects of utility accounts. Processes collection of past due accounts. Research and problem solves issues with customer’s account with minimal supervision. Ability to exercise attention to detail in performing assigned tasks. Ability to work with people, develop and maintain work relationships, communicate, manage conflict, and perform as an effective team member. Ability to think, learn and process information. Ability to solve problems and gather necessary information. Includes having math and reading skills appropriate to job level.

Establishes and maintains a variety of electronic and tangible files, filing and retrieving information as requested or otherwise necessary. May assist other departments as necessary.  Work is performed according to standard procedures, but the employee is expected to use some initiative and independent judgment in accomplishing assigned objectives. Performs other related job duties as assigned.

This position must demonstrate the ability to multitask, pay attention to detail and complete tasks with a high level of accuracy. Must be able to handle a high volume of transactions in a fast paced environment. All customer service representatives are expected to have pleasant, courteous and effective communication skills, both in person and on the telephone.

The position requires graduation from high school and 2+ years of customer service and collections experience; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience required to perform the essential position functions. Three to five years’ experience in a computerized office environment is required. Experience with business office operations and or public utility or collections preferred. Proficiency in Excel, Word and computerized systems is required. Experience in a high-volume customer setting preferred.

Hiring salary: The position is a pay grade 8 with a salary range of $28,922 – $31,000.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to hremployment@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position will remain open until filled. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Downtown Ambassador  

The City of Hendersonville is in search of the next Downtown Ambassador. The part -time employee will  perform a variety of duties including answering questions from the public regarding directions, events, building locations and parking policies. Work includes issuing parking citations and warnings for various parking violations. Assist other City staff in inspecting, assessing and reporting maintenance issues, setting up for events, traffic control, assist with parking for downtown events, general sweeping and litter pick up. The employee is expected to have knowledge of Downtown Hendersonville geography. Work includes use of a hand held computer and the ability to write paper tickets. Work is performed under supervision of the Parking Services Supervisor.

Employees are required to walk for extended periods of time and work is in an outside environment exposed to extreme cold, heat, noise and atmospheric conditions.

The employee will have knowledge of applicable state, federal and local laws pertaining to job duties. Ability to exercise sound independent judgment. Must maintain a high level of customer service. Must have the ability to understand and apply parking regulations. Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to operate a motorized vehicle or bicycle. Must be able to handle sensitive customer complaints, requests and situations with professional decorum. Must be able to exercise proper judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with people. Must have the ability to follow instructions, work alone and prepare written records of work activity. Must be able to work in congested traffic situations and safety conscious at all times. Performs related duties as required or assigned.

The position requires graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of experience and education in the knowledge skills and abilities above.

Hours and schedule will vary.

Salary: $12.50 per hour. Not benefit eligible.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application 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 Employer.

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Environmental Services Coordinator 

As part of the Wastewater Treatment division, an employee in this class is responsible for monitoring industrial users, commercial users and remediation sites by sampling, coordinating the analysis of samples, and evaluating and reporting results compared to permitted levels of various environmentally sensitive parameters.  This individual is also responsible for the administration of the industrial pretreatment program, FOG (fat, oils and grease) program, backflow and cross-connection control program, water conservation program, septage permitting program, enforcement response plan, pollution prevention program and the overall enforcement of the City’s Sewer Use Ordinance (SUO). This individual will recommend strategies to ensure that the City remains in compliance with all local, state and federal water, wastewater and air permitting; and will serve as liaison between the City and local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Work involves monitoring local, state and federal regulatory requirements and researching and instituting program changes to comply; preparing a variety of records and reports as required by the state; and working with industries to monitor discharge, reduce harmful constituents in discharge, and identify strategies to reduce cost for industries and City for wastewater treatment.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the utilities director and is evaluated on the basis of conformance to testing and timely and accurate reporting to state agencies, program effectiveness and accuracy. Performs other duties as assigned.

This position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology or related field with one to four or more years of experience in an environmental-related area preferably with a water or wastewater treatment facility.  Must have a valid driver’s license, a valid NC Grade IV wastewater treatment plant operator Grade IV certification (preferred) and a valid NC backflow and cross-connection prevention certification is preferred.

The position is a pay grade 14 with a salary range between $38,758 to $58,978. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

First review of applications will begin 12/27/2018
 Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the first review date as the job may close without notice following this date.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. East, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. This position will remain open until filled. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fleet Equipment Mechanic

As part of the Public Works Department, a Fleet Equipment Mechanic performs skilled technical mechanical work to maintain the operability of the City’s fleet of vehicles and related powered equipment. Emphasis of the work is on skilled mechanical maintenance including overhauls, installation of major parts and assemblies, and general repair as well as performing preventive maintenance. The employee is responsible for making diagnosis of repair or replacement of vehicle parts and getting approval from supervisors on the degree of repair required versus replacement of parts to address a malfunctioning system. Performs diversified electrical work on automotive equipment. Performs NCI and OBD II state inspections; tests and repairs emission systems and air conditioning systems. Performs field servicing of vehicles. Repairs and overhauls specialized and diesel driven equipment including fire department apparatus and police vehicles. Performs major and minor motor repair and replacement work. Performs cooling system repairs. The employee will also repair small equipment such as mowers. Fabricates and welds metal objects as needed. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor. Performs other work as may be assigned.

Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars, trucks, construction, and maintenance equipment. Thorough knowledge of operational characteristics of shop tools .Thorough knowledge of the theory and processes of modern mechanical equipment and physical and hydraulic engineering. Considerable knowledge of electrical wiring schematics and electronics in modern automotive equipment. Considerable knowledge of CNG, propane, hybrid, gas and diesel engines. Considerable knowledge of modern automotive diagnostic and testing equipment. Considerable knowledge of basic welding and ability to fabricate and weld metal objects. Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical blueprints, wiring schematics, and manufacturers repair manuals. Ability to plan and lay out the daily technical and maintenance operations. Ability to operate complex diagnostic and testing equipment and use test results to determine mechanical problems; ability to diagnose problems; ability to detect by inspection any worn or broken automotive parts. Ability to use computer to record notes and specific repair work orders and keep records of repairs, service operations, and make reports. Ability to detect flaws in the operation of mechanical equipment, electrical circuits, and determine proper remedial actions. Ability to interpret and work from sketches, diagrams, and installation and repair charts.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. One (1) to four (4) years’ experience in automotive mechanics including the repair and maintenance of trucks, cars, backhoes, ditch diggers, and heavy duty equipment such as tractors and large gasoline and diesel trucks and fire and police apparatus. Valid driver’s license. NC OBD and Safety Inspector Certification.

Work in this class is heavy work requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to perform detailed inspection of small defects or parts, use measurement devices, and assemble parts at distances close to the eyes. Employee must also have the visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and use machines such as hoists, lifts, and perform semi-skilled tasks of a non-repetitive in support of trades’ personnel. Work is performed in both inside & outside environmental conditions.

Salary: The position is a pay grade 10 with a hiring salary of $31,886. Upon successful completion of six month probationary period the salary will be moved to $33,481.Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to hremployment@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                                                   

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Generator Maintenance Technician

As part of the Water & Sewer Department, a Generator Maintenance Technician performs a variety of entry level skilled and technical tasks in the inspection, repair, preventive, and corrective maintenance on Internal Combustion (IC) engines, diesel generators, and other internal combustion gaseous engines; tests, replaces or adjusts engine components such as valves, pistons, bearings, emissions systems, and other related systems; and, interprets schematic wiring and modifies diesel control circuits. Work is performed under general supervision or with technical guidance may perform more difficult assignments as assigned by Facility Maintenance Supervisor.    

Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) and annunciator panels. Assist and participate in routine inspections to IC engines, diesel generators, and associated equipment. Perform load testing on units to identify possible problems and prevent wet stacking. Make electrical and mechanical wiring modifications to LP, Natural Gas, Diesel control circuits. Rebuild and repair gas compressors (turbochargers) used for forced-induction of IC engines, head gaskets, seals, water pumps, catalytic converters, torque heads, belts and hoses. Conduct automatic and manual transfer tests of simulated power outages to ensure generators are functioning properly. Test batteries, fuel coolant, and oil; ship oil samples for analysis. Transport and dispose hazardous materials. Obtains materials, supplies, tools and equipment using established purchasing procedures. Keeps records of work activities. Assists in other divisions as needed. Participates in the City's safety program and adheres to safety procedures and policies. Performs related tasks as required.

Working knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment utilized in maintenance and repair of commercial generators and switchgear. Working knowledge of electrical control maintenance and repair techniques. Working knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned area of work. Some knowledge of city purchasing procedures. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to use varied equipment required in performance of duties. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public. Ability to keep accurate records of materials used. Ability to set appropriate priorities and work productively without close supervision. Ability to identify and report maintenance needs or safety issues to the supervisor.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Four (4) years of experience working in the power production field. Must have sound knowledge of operation and troubleshooting generators and transfer switches. Valid driver’s license required.

Work in this class is characterized 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 requires climbing, balancing, stooping, knelling, crouching, reaching, standing, working, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. Employee in this class is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme cold and heat.

Salary: The position is a pay grade 11 with a hiring salary of $33,481. Upon successful completion of six month probationary period the salary will be moved to $35,155 .Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to hremployment@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position will remain open until filled. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. 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, easements, and other infrastructure facilities. Work is generally performed as part of a work team to maintain and repair utility easements. Employee will operate a variety of equipment used in the maintenance of distribution and collections systems and appurtenances. 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 a variety of maintenance and manual methods and tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utility lines and easements. 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 within six months of hiring or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Flagger certification preferred.

Salary: The position begins as a Trainee in pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Upon successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary will move 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 hremployment@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 School Crossing Guard

The City of Hendersonville is seeking applicants for a School Crossing Guard. 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.

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.

The rate of pay is $25.00 per hour.

To apply: Applications may be obtained at the Police Records department within City Hall or upload a completed City of Hendersonville application 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 Employer.

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Street Maintenance Worker I

As part of the Public Works Department, the Street Maintenance Worker I is responsible for performing a variety of unskilled and skilled manual labor tasks and other duties. Employee performs routine manual labor in the construction, maintenance, repair and upkeep of streets, sidewalks, stormwater systems, curbs and gutters. Employee shovels, digs, cuts, tamps and rolls asphalt in repair of City streets, constructs forms and pours concrete, cleans job site. Employee must have the ability to operate light to medium equipment and demonstrate skill in use of such equipment. Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time. Work requires physical exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and /or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly. Work is performed primarily in outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold with snow and ice. Employee is subject to vibration, such as exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body and is also subject to workplace hazards including proximity to moving mechanical parts or exposure to chemicals, oils, fuels, etc.  Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions due to exposure to fumes, odors, dusts and oils.  May work in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small areas of water lines, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia. Assists with removal of snow and ice from city streets, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. May be required to work outside normal work hours in an emergency or on call basis. Performs other work as may be assigned. 

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent, one to three years’ experience in general maintenance of facilities and buildings. Special Requirements: Valid NC driver’s license, flagger and confined space training.

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

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application to hremployment@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 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 Employer. 

 

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