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.

Construction Inspector

As part of the Engineering Department, the Construction Inspector performs technical work inspecting and providing contract administration for multiple concurrent construction projects for the City and water/sewer infrastructure associated with development projects throughout the service area. This employee performs inspections of water, sewer, sidewalk, roads and structures, streetscapes and greenways construction projects to enforce local, state and Federal laws, ordinances, specifications, and standards.  Work includes reviewing and approving plans, specifications, details and shop drawings for conformance to technical specifications and standard details. Work also involves corresponding and/or meeting with engineers, regulators, utilities and contractors to review specifications construction drawings. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Construction Manager.

Employee should possess considerable knowledge of water and sewer line, street, sidewalk, and storm drainage construction techniques, processes and materials, and the ability to determine whether design specifications are being met. Considerable knowledge of engineering specifications and standards relating to water and sewer line, street, and storm drainage construction. Working knowledge of surveying equipment and tools, drafting and GPS. Ability to inspect and observe material and construction testing procedures and to interpret the results. Ability to read and interrupt laws, ordinances, plans, specifications, and blueprints and to compare them with various aspects of construction in progress. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, the general public, other agencies, contractors, engineering consultants and public officials. Ability to operate surveying and drafting equipment as well as read and interpret blueprints. Ability to detect errors and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, developers, construction workers, the general public, and other employees; ability to exercise tact and firmness in the enforcement of requirements and successful conflict resolution strategies.  Ability to plan and organize own work and maintain the necessary records and reports and performs other related job duties as assigned.

The position requires graduation from an accredited community college or university with an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field supplemented by 1 to 4 years of experience in construction observation and inspection, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Valid North Carolina driver’s license required.

This position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is typically performed in an office as well as outdoors.

The position is a pay grade 15 with a salary range of $40,696 to $61,930.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.     

Job posted: 11/15/2017, Job closes: Open until filled

To apply:
Upload a cover letter, resume and a 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.

Resumes may be submitted with the application but not in lieu of a completed application.
The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace Employer.

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Finance Director

The City of Hendersonville is seeking to hire an experienced and service-oriented professional with outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills and strong local government finance experience to join our organization committed to excellent customer service and an organizational culture of teamwork and collaboration. Hendersonville, (Population 14,035) is located in the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, 21 miles south of Asheville. Hendersonville sits at 2,200 feet above sea level with the Eastern Continental Divide running just south of its corporate limits. A thriving Hendersonville Historic Downtown district, and member of the NC Main Street program, Hendersonville is host to a variety of businesses, festivals and activities throughout the year. Hendersonville is a Council Manager form of government consisting of a Mayor and four Council members elected at large in non-partisan elections.

As an integral part of the City’s leadership team this position will manage and administer the operations of the City’s Finance Department. We are seeking a pro-active individual that will manage the financial affairs of the City to optimize long-term value to citizens and equity stakeholders. Emphasis of the work is on the exercise of managerial and professional accounting knowledge and abilities required to oversee the operations and supervision of the Finance Department including subsidiary functions for financial reporting, treasury, investments, billing and collections of taxes and municipal services, water and sewer billing and collections and other accounting divisions and operations. Work is performed with broad discretion and judgment in managing the department. The incumbent will be an experienced leader with a strong desire to guide and mentor departmental staff.

The successful candidate will serve as the chief financial officer for the City of Hendersonville. Possess comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures. Will have comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and laws of accounting, and municipal bond financing in government. Familiarity with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Will have considerable knowledge and experience in municipal utility billing and revenue collections and best practices to lead the team to provide excellent customer service to the City’s nearly 60,000 water and sewer customers.   Knowledge of principles and practices of effective communications, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision including reward systems, employee relations, disciplinary process, training, and motivation. Will have experience in preparation and presentation of complex and detailed fiscal reports of a financial nature to the City Council or other governing bodies or state and federal agencies. Will have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of a municipal purchasing system. Ability to supervise the development and installation of accounting systems and procedures. Possess the ability to prepare and to interpret financial reports. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of employees in fields of accounting, payroll administration, statistical reporting, tax assessment and collection, debt financing and management, investments, utility billing and collections and customer service.  Ability to develop and implement teambuilding skills to achieve harmonious working relationships within the Finance Department, with department heads, municipal staff, governmental officials, and the public. Ability to conduct long-range fiscal planning.

Education Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience:
A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in public finance management (preferably in local government), including at least 5 years of which must have been professional financial management above the first-line supervisory level.

Preferred Special Requirements:
Valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Licensed as a CPA or ability to obtain. Government Financial Officer Certification by the North Carolina Governmental Finance Officers Association or ability to obtain.

Salary:
The salary range for the position is $76,739 - $116,777. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Compensation package:
Comprehensive health insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, wellness program, North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System membership. Vacation and sick leave. Twelve paid holidays.

To apply:
Upload a cover letter, resume and a 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.

Resumes may be submitted with the application but not in lieu of a completed application.
This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will be December 4, 2017.
The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity/ADA/Drug Free Workplace 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.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent; two (2) to four (4) years of relevant work experience and a valid State of North Carolina driver's license. Preference will be given to candidates with Associate’s Degree or equivalent educational background in accounting. Forklift training and experience desired.

The position is a pay grade 13 with a salary range of $36,912 -$56,171.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

Job posted: 12/12/2017, 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/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.

The Operator I position starts as a trainee in a pay grade 6 with a starting salary of $26,233 and will be moved to a pay grade 8 with a salary of $30,368 upon a successful six month probationary period. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. The complete job description can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department.

Job posted: 12/7/17, 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/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.