Employment Opportunities

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

Online Employment Application -or- Employment Application (PDF)

Please contact :

Jennifer Harrell, Human Resources Director
City of Hendersonville
160 Sixth Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Email: hremployment@hvlnc.gov

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

Any employment opportunities are shown below.  

 

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 supervised by the Parking Services Supervisor. 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 judgement. 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: $12.00 per hour.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application  or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 Sixth Ave. E, 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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Downtown Economic Development Coordinator  

An employee in this class performs professional, technical and administrative work planning, organizing and coordinating the Main Street program for the City’s Business Improvement Districts within the framework of the National Main Street Center’s Economic Redevelopment model. The employee has responsibility for managing the annual calendar of the Advisory Committees and stakeholder groups; working with the director to establish the annual workplan and monthly Committee and group meeting agendas. The coordinator oversees the program’s webpage, general communication and notifications, working with staff, program partners and contractors to keep the resources up to date and accurate. The coordinator manages the program’s direct outreach to downtown stakeholders in the form of information and educational opportunities. The coordinator manages other projects developed in the annual work plan process as assigned, working with program stakeholders to identify needs, develop strategies and execute projects that lead to furthering economic development in the downtown business districts. Duties include data and statistics gathering to support the director in portraying the economic potential of the City and maintaining proper records, contact information, reports and information for the internal function of the program and for public messaging. Work requires a great deal of independence and may include supervising or aiding others. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Downtown Economic Development Director.

The employee will manage communication interface tools for the department. Support staff in the management of department projects ranging from events to infrastructure development requiring diverse and detailed problem solving with various stakeholders. Analyzes and reviews impact and trends in provision of City and contractor services to the districts. Recommends enhancements to service provisions. Researches and recommends district messaging to facilitate district awareness and understanding of ongoing projects, coordinates scheduled outreach swell as on going and as needed press release development. Researches and implements policies and strategies for implementing work plans. Builds and maintains market data as well as district stakeholder databases. Provides onsite event management and support in coordination with program staff. Prepares and maintains program reports including those required by North Carolina Main street program. Prepares applications for state and national recognition for the program through appropriate award programs. Contributes to the development of the operating and capital budgets.  Monitors program performance and recommends and implements modifications as needed. Develops and conducts training events with various stakeholders. Performs other related work as required.

The employee should have comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of public/business administration as applied to natural resources, population, cultural features and other economic and social matters. Through knowledge of government programs, laws and practices. Thorough knowledge of computer software and ability to read and interpret topographical maps. Working knowledge of municipal zoning and infrastructure and planning programs and processes. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise others.  Ability to exercise judgment in decisions with confidential information, data and materials in conformance with laws, regulations and policies. Ability to work evenings and flexible schedules. The position may require functions to be performed in an outside environment in a variety of weather conditions.

Education and experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Business, Marketing, Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field of study. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Planning or related field of study preferred.

One (1) – Three (3) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license required.

Hiring Salary: This position is in a Grade 15 with a hiring salary of $40,696- depending upon qualifications-Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. FLSA status:  Non-exempt. Full time position. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application , resume and cover letter or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

                                                               

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Downtown Event Coordinator

An employee in this class performs skilled professional work to plan, create, organize, coordinate and manage the promotional activities and special events for the City’s Main Street program along with coordinating the promotion of all district special events through available program channels. The employee oversees all aspects of event planning and management, including internal and external events. A successful candidate will be organized and able to manage the logistics of multiple events simultaneously. Responsibility for the Downtown Event Coordinator includes meeting with contractors, sponsors, stakeholders and other event partners to work out event details, plan, scout and book event locations, food, entertainment, contract staff and coordinate event logistics. The employee works closely with the Downtown Program’s Advisory Committees and stakeholder groups to develop proposed events. Works closely with other event organizers to gather information and offer feedback on the events they host within the district. Manages the Downtown program’s volunteer database and all volunteer communication, recognition and recruitment through the Friends of Downtown Hendersonville non-profit. Work requires a great deal of independence and may include supervising or aiding others. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Downtown Economic Development Director.

The employee manages a comprehensive resource for information regarding downtown events. Works with the director to establish budget for all special events and marketing and communication strategies. Coordinates all on site event logistics. Manages and coordinates inventory and display materials for events. Manages event specific technical databases and compiles reports. Collects fees and payments for events. Manages on-going volunteer programs. Assists in developing new corporate sponsors for program events. Assists in planning and development of new programs and initiatives. Performs other related work as required.

The employee should have considerable knowledge of working in a special events environment with a focus on creating positive experiences for attendees and event vendors. Considerable knowledge of computer programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and content management software. Ability to establish and manage cooperative working relationships on a team comprised of downtown stakeholders, sponsors, vendors, City and County government officials and program staff and leadership. Ability to work in a flexible, fast paced environment while maintaining professionalism, confidentiality and tact. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Able to supervise others, ability to maintain complex records and prepare written narratives. Ability to work evenings and flexible schedules. The position may require functions to be performed in an outside environment in a variety of weather conditions.

Education and experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Events Management, Hospitality, Business, Economics, Marketing, Communications, or related field of study. Three (3) – Five (5) years of directly related experience in special events management, marketing and promotions and brand management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license required.

Hiring Salary: This position is in a Grade 11 with a hiring salary of $33,481.13- depending upon qualifications-Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. FLSA status:  Non-exempt. Full time position. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application , resume and cover letter or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.

Salary: The position begins in pay grade 6 with a starting salary of $26,233. Upon successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary will move 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, 160 6th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Contact Human Resources for a full job description. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Instrumentation and Electrical Technician

As part of the Water and Sewer Department the Instrumentation and Electrical Technician plans, organizes and directs the operations and maintenance of the city’s SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and electrical systems associated with water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, distribution and collections systems, pumping facilities, and related facilities and equipment.  Work is performed in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.  Assist departmental management with budget development and administration, long range planning for facilities, establishing and maintaining records and reports necessary for full compliance with all regulations and for effective management decision-making, and insuring effective productivity of assigned personnel.  Work involves considerable contact with water treatment, wastewater treatment and facilities maintenance staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the utilities director or operations manager.

The employee installs, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs SCADA associated software, equipment, motor controls, generator equipment and field devices to keep the City’s SCADA system functional. Troubleshoots, maintains and repairs all electrical system components at the water and sewer facilities to maintain services. Maintains record of parts used and hours worked on job by entering data into the work order management system. Oversees contract electricians and technicians in the performance of tasks required to install, repair and maintain the SCADA system, pumping facilities and other related instrumentation and electrical equipment throughout the city’s utility systems. Maintain and calibrate electronic instruments, radios and control devices associated with the city’s SCADA system; re-calibrate the same on a periodic basis. Research new and existing equipment and software for the purpose of ordering new and replacement software, parts and equipment; receive and provide training on SCADA equipment, as required. Coordinate major repairs with supervisors and with other division personnel within the department. Coordinate with various electric, gas and telecommunications companies to install, maintain and restore services associated with city water and sewer facilities. Maintain and repair motor control centers and electrical panels. Prepare and interpret electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic drawings and diagrams; review electrical schematics to troubleshoot system malfunctions. Prepare and interpret specifications for additional and replacement equipment. Performs other related job duties as required.

The employee should have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection transmission lines, pumping stations, metering, and other utility systems appurtenances; local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to electrical construction associated with water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection; understanding of budgeting, purchasing, and personnel policies and practices; computer technology, electrical and mechanical systems as well as plumbing, pneumatics and pressure. Working knowledge of engineering principles and their application to utilities construction and maintenance; mechanical, electrical and electronic trades as applied to water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection equipment maintenance and repair. Ability to analyze information and make effective decisions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, electric/gas/telecommunications service providers, regulatory officials, contractors, other City employees and with the general public; prepare, present and interpret records and reports.

Work in this class 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 condition.

Salary:  The position is in a pay grade 14 with a salary range of $38,758- $58,980. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. FLSA status: Non-exempt.

Education and Experience: Graduation with 2-year associate’s degree with coursework in electrical, electronics and programming or a combination of experience and education. 3-years or less experience in instrumentation and electrical field, prefer experience with water and wastewater utilities. Must have good working knowledge of the North Carolina Electrical Code with work having been conducted under the director of a NC licensed electrician or ability to obtain electrical licensing within two years of employment. Limited experience with SCADA control system technology and radio telemetry is required. Some college coursework in electrical and instrumentation is desired. Two (2) – four (4) years of primary experience in the installation and maintenance of pumping systems associated with water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities and those pumping systems associated with water distribution and sewer collection systems; automated control systems, SCADA and electrical systems. Valid driver’s license required.  NC Limited or Unlimited Electrical license preferred.

To apply: Upload a cover letter, resume and completed City of Hendersonville application  or Mail to: Human Resources, City Hall, 160 Sixth 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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Operations Support Supervisor

As part of the Water and Sewer department, the Operations Support Supervisor is responsible for a variety of para-professional and supervisory activities associated with supporting the activities of utilities operations. The employee performs a variety of tasks ensuring the efficient operation of the Water and Sewer Department’s field operations divisions.  Focus of the work is on participating and facilitating the operations of the warehouse, taps, locations and assisting meter operations by establishing new accounts and ensuring proper account billing.

Employee performs inventory accounting, purchase requisition creation and tracking; processing invoices using Laserfische; procurement card approval and proper budget coding for payment. Answers telephone or greets walk-in customers to respond to service issues, concerns or questions; creates work orders for field operations personnel to respond to potential problems. Oversees water and sewer tap application process; creates new accounts; reconciles meters to accounts for correct billing process; performs miscellaneous billing and bulk water sales billing. Creates and assigns work orders for locators from the NC 811 System (underground utility locator service); closes work orders upon execution. Reconciles water and sewer inventory on a monthly basis; ensures inventory is properly managed and recorded; supervises warehouse staff; orders supplies, materials, uniforms, etc. Fills-in, as needed, and assists in other divisions of department and performs other related job duties as assigned.

The employee should have thorough knowledge of water and sewer billing software programs and work order system and procedures. Applicable knowledge of budgeting and accounts payable processes. Considerable knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices and organizational personnel policies and procedures. Applicable knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting terminology, account coding and utility fee collections procedures. Ability to operate assigned equipment such as forklift, scissor lift and shop truck.

Education and Experience: The position requires an associate degree or equivalent educational experience in Accounting. Two (2) to four (4) years of relevant work experience and a valid driver's license. Forklift training and experience desired.

 Salary: The position is a pay grade 13 with a salary range of $36,912 -$56,171. FLSA Status: Non-exempt.
 Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. The position is open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application , resume and cover letter or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Resumes may be submitted with the application but not instead of application. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. 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, 160 Sixth 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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Warehouse Specialist

 

As part of the Water and Sewer Department the Warehouse Specialist maintains warehouse inventory for day-to-day operations and emergency repairs; quotes and purchases all inventory and special order items, reviews inventory stock levels and determines commodities to be ordered.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Utilities Operations Support Supervisor.

The employee determines commodities to be reordered, prepares and sends quote sheets to vendors; receives quotes; analyzes quotes; awards purchase, prepares purchase requisitions and purchase orders; receives ,inspects ,records and places stock  in proper location; receives and inspects shipments for other departments ; expedites orders if needed; enters items into computer to update quantity received in inventory, picks items from shelves and records appropriately; distributes items to employees; schedules water and sewer taps and repairs, repairs and maintains small engines and electric motors for pumps; calibrates gas detectors. Receives phone calls from employees and vendors and assists employees in research of new products; receives salespeople expressing interest in providing services to City. Maintains warehouse records as needed; Cleans warehouse,. Performs related tasks as required.

The employee should have general knowledge of modern storeroom and inventory practices, general knowledge of warehouse items and their use in governmental service; knowledge of sourcing techniques to elicit the lowest price for equivalent products; knowledge of municipal purchasing laws and regulations, knowledge of mathematics, business English, grammar; and punctuation. The employee should possess the ability to accurately count and inspect various materials; ability to maintain physical inventories and match to computer record, ability to operate light automotive equipment as well as forklift, scissor lift, hand tools, testers, etc. Ability to communicate with others, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors, and others; ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Work Is defined as medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions and workplace hazards.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Some experience in warehouse operations including purchasing and inventory of supplies. Valid driver’s license and forklift operator certification is required.

Salary: The position is in pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. The position is open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application  or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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