Employment Opportunities

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

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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.  

 

                                            

Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) Analyst 

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Advance Meter Infrastructure Analyst is responsible for ensuring the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system is operating at optimum performance and providing consistent and reliable meter readings; tracking system performance trends; providing support, direction and assistance to internal and external customers; and coordinating and managing scheduled and unscheduled system maintenance activities.  Work involves generating reports and cross-referencing meter related information between the Sensus Logics/Analytics Meter Data Management (MDM) system and related systems to detect errors, discrepancies, and anomalies.  Other responsibilities include troubleshooting meter events such as reverse flow, vacant consumption, meter communication errors, meter sync errors, and various other system alerts; overseeing the testing and maintenance of meters; issuing work orders; completing various reports on water usage, etc.; and participating in the work of the unit as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

The employee should have considerable knowledge of street layout and meter locations within the City’s water system and considerable knowledge of the functional operation of meters, meter calibration and meter repair. Considerable knowledge of water and sewer customer service policies. Knowledge of the application of information technology software and specific knowledge of the City’s utility billing and collections software (Munis) or similar system.

Working knowledge of City purchasing procedures. Ability to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems and related computer components. Ability to understand and verify meter readings for accuracy. Ability to establish and maintain various maintenance and work activity records. Ability to prepare accurate and timely records and reports. Ability to work independently Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with customers, the general public, staff and other employees.

The position requires an Associate’s degree in a related field, bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of 2-years of experience in a computerized office environment; experience with water and sewer utility operations and meter data management systems is preferred. Valid driver’s license required.

Hiring Salary: The position is a pay grade 15 with a hiring salary of $40,696.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: Upload or send a Resume, Cover Letter and 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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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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Communications Manager 

As part of the City Administration, the Communications Manager maintains positive relations between the public and the City, as well as to communicate with the media, maintain the City’s web content management, social media and coordinate City events. The employee will liaise between the City and the public and is responsible for issuing press releases, answering queries from the media and arranging interviews with City executives and employees. Researches documents, prepares and distributes written and oral communications to various City audiences. Produces printed and video material about the City services for dissemination to the public and is responsible for organizing special events such as news conferences and awards ceremonies. Maintains a social media presence for the City. Work requires a strategic approach in coordinating all Department Directors in knowledge transfer, nuances in communication, and strategy behind a more transparent methodology to avoid unfortunate communication errors. For more information please see the job advertisement.

 

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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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 Utility Systems Supervisor                                               

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, the Utility Systems Supervisor performs supervisory functions organizing and managing the operations of the water distribution or sewer collections systems for the City. Emphasis of the work is on managing the construction and maintenance of municipal water distribution or sewer collections infrastructure including tap installation, repair of water main breaks, sewer main failures, locating and raising manholes, inspection of sewer main interiors through use of CCTV inspection equipment and other pipe maintenance functions including installing, repairing or replacing hydrants, valves, meter boxes, clean-outs, services, air release valves, etc. An employee in this position plans and prioritizes work projects, coordinates efforts with other departments, ensures completion of the work, and ensuring compliance with local, state, federal and industry safety standards.

The employee will develop short and long-range goals and objectives for municipal water infrastructure operations; develop budgetary estimates of costs for labor and materials, time lines for completion, back-up plans, and related managerial responsibilities. The employee should have thorough knowledge of effective supervisory and management principles and practices. Thorough knowledge of installation and maintenance best practices for water and sewer mains and services. Thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety practices required in performing water and sewer pipe maintenance and when working in traffic control zones. Knowledge of computer programs and software. Skill in operating heavy equipment used in water and sewer pipe maintenance, repair and construction. Ability to read and understand construction blueprints and infrastructure maps and diagram.

Work is performed in both inside and outdoors in environments including heat and cold with snow and ice for extended periods of time. The employee may be called into work, including nights and weekends, as dictated by the needs of the City for varied labor tasks.

The position requires graduation from high school or GED equivalency and additional coursework in water and sewer line construction and maintenance; an Associate degree in civil engineering or construction management is desired. Five (5) or more years supervisory and management level experience in the planning and installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and related infrastructure improvements.

Special Requirements include a valid CDL-A Driver’s License, certified in CPR and First Aid, Certified Competent Person and Confined Space Entry Certified. North Carolina A Water Distribution System Operator and North Carolina Grade IV Sewer Collection System Operator. May be required to serve as Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) or back-up ORC for water distribution or sewer collections, depending on area of assignment.

Hiring Salary: The position is in a pay grade 15 with a hiring salary of $40,696.
Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application , resume and cover letter 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. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. 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.

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.

Salary: The Treatment Plant Operator I position starts as a trainee in a pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Upon a successful six month probationary period the salary will be increased to $30,368. Actual 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 , resume and cover letter 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. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. This position is 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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