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
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.  

 

Construction Inspector I

As part of the Engineering Department, the Construction Inspector I 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.

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.

Salary: 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. FLSA status: Non-exempt.

Education and experience: 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.

Requirements: Stormwater Inspection and Maintenance Certification from NC State University within first year of classification, Completion of APWA-NC Construction Inspection for Public Works Projects Workshop within first 18 months of classification. Valid state driver’s license.

To apply: Upload a cover letter, resume and completed City of Hendersonville application  or 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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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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GIS Technician

As part of the Engineering Department the GIS Technician performs technical work and provides technical support for Geographic Information System (GIS) project implementation and operation, creating, testing and enhancing GIS applications, developing and administering web-based GIS applications, preparing GIS datasets, and maps. This employee is required to be a professional in both a GIS and customer service capacity. Work involves extensive knowledge and ability to perform a diverse array of technical GIS related work. The employee will create, test and enhance GIS operations; develop and administer web-based applications. Provide technical support for the implementation and operation of GIS projects. Prepare GIS databases, maps, database reports and specialized queries in support of various projects. Perform GIS analysis to support decision making. Generate, maintain and disseminate GIS data. Operate and maintain GIS software and web-based applications. Operate GPS unit and software. Produce complex maps for departments and outside agencies. Updates jurisdiction boundaries, zoning districts, fire & police districts, utility service areas, etc. Train users on new and existing GIS and Esri products. Work is performed under the general supervision of the GIS Administrator .Performs other related duties as required.

The employee should possess considerable knowledge of ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Online, ArcPro); Trimble Geo7X Survey Grade Global Positioning Systems (GPS) or similar unit and software;  cartographic principles, mapping, geographic information system (GIS) database design and structure; GIS hardware and software components, data communication and network methods and techniques; and office-associated software (i.e., Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, etc.). The employee should have the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public; to prepare written and oral presentations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, management, the general public, and others encountered in the course of work.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is performed both in an environmentally controlled office environment as well as outside environmental conditions.

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

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, geography, planning or related field.

Experience: One (1) to four (4) years of experience in GIS system design and/or mapping, or an equivalent combination of education, training, experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

To apply: Upload a cover letter, resume and completed City of Hendersonville application  or 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, and other infrastructure facilities. Work is generally performed as part of a work team to maintain and repair underground utility systems. Employee will operate a variety of equipment installing water or sewer lines. 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 the tools, materials and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of utility lines. Working knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual methods and tasks involved in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of utility lines and appurtenances. 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 Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) level A at the time of hiring or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Flagger certification preferred.

The position is a pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Upon successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary will be moved 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.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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 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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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator   

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining 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. 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 for all levels. 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. Valid driver’s license required.

  • 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.

This position will possibly work 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.

Hiring salary: The Operator I position is in a pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Upon a successful six month probationary period the salary will be moved to $30,368. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. The complete job description can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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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