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.  

 

                                                         

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 Collection Specialist       

As part of the Finance Department, a Customer Service Collections Specialist is responsible for collecting various payments and fees, using established guidelines and procedures, and assisting customers with billing account related issues. Work also involves posting transactions data and verification of accuracy in posted totals. Work involves coordination with other departments within the City and public contact functions which requires considerable tack and courtesy. Employee also performs occasional general office work such as filing, operating copying machines, computer terminals, and answering the telephone.

This position serves as cashier/teller and receives various payments from walk in customers. Receives telephone calls and assists customers with billing/payment questions and complaints. Receives, processes and posts incoming mail payments. Processes, posts and verifies accuracy of payments to customer accounts, and general ledger funds and accounts. Enters a variety of data into computer; verifies accuracy and completeness of daily payment batches. Reconciles cash drawer with receipts and cash reports daily, in accordance to the cash security and control procedures. Utilizes computerized data entry programs to enter, update, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary. Establishes and maintains a variety of tangible and or electronic files, filing and retrieving information as requested or otherwise necessary. May assist other departments as necessary. Processes the computer database posting of various bank and or credit card electronic payment files into the accounting software. Performs related duties as required or assigned.

The City is committed to providing the most efficient, economic and effective customer service possible. This position must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, 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. Requires an individual who can demonstrate a high level of organizational competence, is meticulous with detail, and handles mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy. All Customer Service Collection Specialist are expected to have pleasant, courteous and effective communication skills, both in person and on the telephone.  Requirements for this position include knowledge of customer service techniques, principles and practices of basic accounting, methods and techniques of cash handling. Employee must also have working knowledge of modern office procedures and methods, equipment skills including computers and scanners, principles and procedures of record keeping, and basic mathematical principles.

The position requires a High school graduation and at least 2 years’ experience in a computerized office environment specializing in customer service, accounting, cash collection, or a related field is required. Experience with business office operations and or public utility or collections preferred. Proficiency in computerized systems is required. 

Salary: The position is a pay grade 7 with a starting salary of $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 jharrell@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 145 5th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Contact Human Resources for a full job description. The position will remain open until filled. 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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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 jharrell@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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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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