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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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for technical and skilled manual work in the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Emphasis of the work is on making hourly rounds of the plant to inspect operations, entering readings into operating records, taking samples from pre-determined locations throughout the treatment plant and performing required tests, documenting and/or repairing malfunctions, troubleshooting mechanical problems, performing preventive maintenance on plant equipment and performing other related plant work, as required. Work of the wastewater plant operator is differentiated by the differing levels of state certification (Grade I being the lowest and Grade IV being the highest), length of experience and broader knowledge and responsibilities of plant operations, and ability to lead and train other plant personnel. The employee will also maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the physical plant building and grounds. Answers phones and give information to visitors or vendors, and performs other related job duties as assigned.

The position requires graduation from high school or equivalency. Some high school or college coursework in environmental science, physics, chemistry, hydrology, water and wastewater engineering, or related study is preferred; an Associate’s degree in the physical or biological sciences may be required at higher levels of certification:

  • Wastewater Plant Operator I: 1-year or less experience in a wastewater treatment facility. Must be certified at the NC wastewater operator grade I level or ability to obtain within one year of employment
  • Wastewater Plant Operator II: 1 - 2 years of experience in a wastewater treatment facility. Must be certified at the NC wastewater operator grade II level or ability to obtain within one year of employment.
  • Wastewater Plant Operator III: – 3 years or more experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility. Must be certified at the NC wastewater operator grade III and IV level or ability to obtain grade IV within eighteen months of employment.
    For each certification level, the years of experience may be reduced when related educational attainment is considered
    Special requirements:
    Valid North Carolina driver license
    NC Grade I, II, III, IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification required.
    NC Grade I Collections Certification a plus

This position works second 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. Work is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and extreme cold.

Treatment Plant Operator I 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 $28,922 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: 11/20/17, 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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Water Treatment Facilities Manager 

 As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Water Treatment Facilities Manager plans, organizes, and manages the staff, operations, analytical testing and maintenance of the City’s water treatment facility. Emphasis of job is on water treatment, testing in plant and in distribution system, and daily operations of water treatment facilities with a goal of delivering a high quality and safe drinking water supply to customers and businesses in Hendersonville and throughout Henderson County. The Manager is also responsible for directing employee training programs and completing employee performance reviews. The individual makes operational decisions in response to problems reported by water treatment plant operations staff and may serve as the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC), in accordance with State regulations The Manager establishes policies and procedures for plant operations and responses to emergencies. Ensures that rights-of-way and infrastructure are maintained in proper working condition along the raw water pipelines and storage dams located inside of Pisgah National Forest, in accordance with City and US Forest Service standards. Oversees the development and administration of operational training programs for operations staff; develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all treatment facilities and enforces compliance with City and OSHA safety standards. Prepares various narrative, statistical, fiscal, regulatory and technical reports on plant operations including regulatory reports, physical testing, bacteriological testing and chemical analysis, and various regulatory reports for state and federal agencies; assists in the preparation of applications for renewal of operating permits. Develops and administers the annual operating budget including short and long range forecasts; develops technical plans for infrastructure improvements as part of the long term (5 years or more) capital improvement plan. Performs related work as required.

The Manager will need to have a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, tools and equipment used in water treatment facilities operations. Thorough working knowledge of the operating and maintenance requirements of these facilities including an understanding of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles. Thorough knowledge of state and federal water treatment and water quality regulations. Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards of work and necessary safety precautions including OSHA rules and regulations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective management and supervision of personnel; knowledge of principles of employee relations, discipline, reward systems and effective coaching.

The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in environmental science, chemistry, biology, hydrology, water and wastewater engineering or related study is desired. Five (5) or more years of experience operating and maintaining a municipal water treatment facility and at least the same number of years managing personnel or some combination thereof.

Special requirements: A valid North Carolina driver’s license. Valid NC A surface water treatment certification; prefer NC Grade 1 physical/chemical certification. Ability to serve as an ORC or back-up ORC by the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). Prefer NC bacteriological certification. Prefer valid certification in first aid and CPR.

The position is a pay grade 18 with a starting salary of $47,111.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications .

Job posted: 9/18/2017, 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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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.