Employment Opportunities

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

To apply for open positions visit our career site or you may use the  Employment Application (PDF)

Please contact :

Jennifer Harrell, Human Resources Director
City of Hendersonville
160 Sixth Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Email: hremployment@hvlnc.gov

Phone: (828)697-3003
Fax: (828)697-8645

Any employment opportunities are shown below.

                                                                

Administrative Assistant I- Public Works

As part of the Public Works Department an Administrative Assistant I provides skilled administrative support work for the deaprtment. Focus of work is on providing city residents with information on sanitation services and setting up the service; communication with customers and other departments and creating work orders for department supervisors.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Public Works Director.

The employee maintains and ensures effective and timely communication between customers, other departments and Public Works crews. Creates, closes and maintains electronic records of work orders. Enters invoice information and landfill operation data on spreadsheets and runs daily reports of activities. Creates and submits invoices. Performs other related duties as required.

The employee should have a general knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment and administrative support techniques. General knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic. Ability to type accurately at a reasonable rate of speed. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and understand detailed and complicated policies, procedures and materials that contain specialized words and phrases .Ability to operate a variety of office equipment to produce complex/technical documents .Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, vendors, contractors, associates and the general public.

Work is generally sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. 

Education and experience: Graduation from high school supplemented by post-high school course work in Business Management, Computer Science or related field.  One - four years of practical operations experience including considerable information systems experience. Valid driver’s license. Notary Public.

Salary: The position is in pay grade 8 with a starting salary of $28,922. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.
FLSA status: Non-exempt.                                                   

 

To apply: Upload a cover letter, resume and completed City of Hendersonville employment application. 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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Administrative Summer Intern

The City of Hendersonville is looking for a creative individual to work with the City Manager and Management Team to expand, implement, and improve a major City project or program, to be determined based on candidate strengths.  This internship opportunity will allow a successful candidate to gain valuable leadership skills and public sector knowledge through direct work with the City Manager and City Council, various City Departments, the local community, and other non-for-profit and government organizations adjacent to the City. 

Please indicate your interests in public administration in your cover letter and indicate qualifications that will lead to a successful internship.  At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be required to present their work to the Hendersonville City Council for their approval.

Additionally, the intern may be asked to assist with general office work, interact with various boards and committees, attend City Council meetings, handle research inquiries, and perform other duties as assigned to gain valuable professional experience. 

A successful applicant will possess excellent communication, research, and time management skills, the ability to perform and interact in a team environment, and a desire to learn. Applicants should be pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from an accredited program. 

**Virtual interviews will be conducted through February 2021.  Please contact Jennifer Harrell, HR Director, with any questions at jharrell@hvlnc.gov or (828) 697-3003.**

Salary: $12.00 per hour

Time frame- May – August (exact dates negotiable, 10 – 12 weeks preferred)

Deadline to apply: February 5, 2021 - 5:00 pm 

To apply upload cover letter, resume and complete a City of Hendersonville employment application.

 

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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. 

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 employment application. 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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Police Telecommunicator- Full-time       

The City of Hendersonville is seeking a Police Telecommunicator. An employee in this class is responsible for receiving service calls from the public, prioritizing calls, dispatching appropriate public safety officials, and maintaining open lines of communication with public safety during emergency situations. Emphasis of the work is on taking emergency calls from citizens or businesses, data entry into emergency CAD dispatch consoles, providing information and referral to the public, and communicating with police officials during emergencies. The employee must have the ability to handle multiple situations at a time and the ability to make decisions quickly under stressful situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Communications Supervisor.

The employee should have knowledge of the operation and use of computer aided dispatching equipment; knowledge of FCC communications signals in lieu of voice traffic; knowledge of various support manuals and resources such as call books, HAZMAT manual, tactical dispatch manual, and other standard operating procedural manuals; some knowledge of current telecommunications practices and procedures as well as practices and procedures used in the police and fire departments ; some knowledge of city geography and street locations. The employee should have the ability to manage multiple situations at once under stressful conditions; ability to operate a computer terminal, telephones, radios, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) consoles; ability to sit for long periods of time in low light with multiple computer screens ;ability to enter information on a call while talking to a citizen, or police providing service; ability understand or comprehend calls made with different accents or broken English; ability to read maps quickly, scan warrant files, and review recorded tapes ;ability to calmly communicate with people in emergency and stressful situations and document actions taken. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Employee should have the ability to work all shifts. Work in this position is sedentary requiring exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Employee must have the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal. Focused concentration for extended periods of time causing fatigue without periodic breaks is an occupational hazard. The work area is devoid of primary lighting due to visibility requirement of multiple computer screens.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency. Some prior experience in a dispatch function or extensive public contact role. Prior experience in a law enforcement or fire/EMS environment is desired

Special Requirements: NC DCI Certification and NCAWARE and CJLEADS training.

Hiring salary: $31,866


To apply: complete a City of Hendersonville employment application. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                                                

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Supervisor

As part of the Water and Sewer department the Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Supervisor performs difficult technical work supervising a state certified wastewater treatment plant laboratory necessary for the monitoring of municipal wastewater treatment operations. An employee in this class supervises and participates in a variety of chemical, biological and microbiological tests designed to support the safe and efficient operation of the wastewater treatment facilities. Work includes establishing standard methods, work schedules, and timetables; troubleshooting process problems; conducting complex laboratory procedures; and preparing necessary reports and maintenance of records and files. Work also includes insuring proper inventory of equipment, supplies and calibration of equipment.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Facilities Manager.

The employee supervises and participates in a variety of standardized procedures and tests; performs all required sample analysis; confirms compliance with federal and state regulations by entering data from test results into reports; schedules tests to be performed by coordinating with contract labs and industries; interprets data and recommends adjustments to the treatment plant so optimal performance can be maintained; performs quality control program on equipment and supplies to assure reliable test results; maintains laboratory equipment in proper operating order; maintains state laboratory certification; maintains safety in the lab by reviewing safety procedures and training of WWTF operations staff; orders supplies and equipment necessary for completing tests in the lab; collects and analyzes samples in the field to judge compliance with stream standards; conducts tours of the laboratory and WWTF; maintains operating and compliance test data required for reporting; prepares required documents, related wastewater research and remains current on state and federal regulations; performs maintenance, cleaning and minor repair on lab equipment; assists in the performance of pretreatment inspections, sampling and testing; performs related work as required. 

The employee should have thorough knowledge of current and approved laboratory techniques, materials and equipment, including those used in standard chemical, biochemical and bacteriological analysis of wastewater and biosolids; of the principles of organic and inorganic chemistry; of state, federal and local laws, regulations and practices related to wastewater treatment and NPDES discharge. Ability to interpret regulations, technical federal guidelines on wastewater treatment procedures and processes; to prepare reagents and assemble laboratory apparatus for chemical and biochemical analysis; to collect wastewater samples; and performs necessary laboratory tests.  to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; to plan, organize and supervise the work of subordinates. 

The employee is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions and is considered light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently.


Education and experience
: One of the following combinations of education and experience may be required by the State of North Carolina: 1) a bachelor's degree in chemistry and six months laboratory experience in analytical chemistry; 2) an associate’s degree in chemistry technology, environmental science or related field and two years analytical chemistry experience; or 3) six years of analytical chemistry laboratory experience. Special Requirements: WWTP Biological Operator Grave IV, Lab Analyst Grade II, valid driver’s license.

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

To apply: complete a City of Hendersonville employment application .  The position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity 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. Valid driver’s license required. 

  • 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 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. 

To apply: Complete a City of Hendersonville employment application. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Police Crossing Guard

The City of Hendersonville is seeking applicants for Reserve School Crossing Guard. Reserve Crossing Guards work when needed 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.

Rate of pay is $25.00 per hour

To apply : Complete a  City of Hendersonville employment application. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Police Officer- Reserve 

The City of Hendersonville Police Department is accepting applications for Reserve Police Officers. A Reserve  Police Officer performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments. Work includes routine patrol, traffic accident and criminal investigation, serving criminal papers, traffic law enforcement, and responding to domestic disputes. This employee is highly visible in crime areas and must be aggressive in preventing crime. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work including the potential for physical harm.

As a Reserve Police Officer you will patrol high and low crime areas; talk to people in the community; check security of buildings and residences; apprehend offenders. Investigate traffic accidents; use measurement devices and eyewitness accounts to determine violators; assist motorists in filling out or exchanging insurance information. Serve criminal papers; locates people under indictment; serve warrants, orders for arrest, and criminal summons. Observe and follow people violating traffic laws, vehicle registrations and inspections laws, and other traffic offenses; enforces speed limits. Conduct criminal investigations by gathering information, processing crime scenes, and interviewing witnesses. Testifies in Court. Transport arrested persons to correctional facility. Provide field training and guidance in police work to less senior police officers. Respond to domestic situations; attempt to resolve conflict by recommending solutions. Perform other related law enforcement work as required.

The employee should have knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of departmental standard operating policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Knowledge of practices, materials, techniques, and equipment pertinent to job assignment.  Knowledge of the City’s geography and location of streets, homes, businesses and buildings. Knowledge of criminal human behavior when confronted with difficult situations. Knowledge of effective communication practices including focused listening. Skill in the use of firearms and other authorized law enforcement equipment. Ability and willingness to act quickly and properly in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the public. Ability to work varied shifts and assignments including undercover activity. Ability to take charge of emergency situations until relieved by a law enforcement superior. Ability to develop a positive public image, exercise judgment in all situations, and demonstrate a positive attitude.

The employee will be exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. When apprehending suspects who resist arrest, work is deemed as heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas or other information between individuals or groups. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines and motor vehicles, determining accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing surroundings. Employee must be able to demonstrate continued physical fitness to withstand the rigors of a law enforcement officer and potential physical confrontation with assailants and/or foot chases for apprehensions. Employee may be required to use deadly force to subdue an assailant or to protect themselves or others. Employee is exposed to indoor and outdoor working conditions.

The position requires graduation from high school; Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission as well as a valid driver’s license. 

Rate of pay is $16.10 per hour.

To apply : Complete a  City of Hendersonville employment application. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Police Telecommunicator -Reserve

The City of Hendersonville is seeking a Reserve Police Telecommunicator. An employee in this class is responsible for receiving service calls from the public, prioritizing calls, dispatching appropriate public safety officials, and maintaining open lines of communication with public safety during emergency situations. Emphasis of the work is on taking emergency calls from citizens or businesses, data entry into emergency CAD dispatch consoles, providing information and referral to the public, and communicating with police officials during emergencies. The employee must have the ability to handle multiple situations at a time and the ability to make decisions quickly under stressful situations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Communications Supervisor.

The employee should have knowledge of the operation and use of computer aided dispatching equipment; knowledge of FCC communications signals in lieu of voice traffic; knowledge of various support manuals and resources such as call books, HAZMAT manual, tactical dispatch manual, and other standard operating procedural manuals; some knowledge of current telecommunications practices and procedures as well as practices and procedures used in the police and fire departments ; some knowledge of city geography and street locations. The employee should have the ability to manage multiple situations at once under stressful conditions; ability to operate a computer terminal, telephones, radios, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) consoles; ability to sit for long periods of time in low light with multiple computer screens ;ability to enter information on a call while talking to a citizen, or police providing service; ability understand or comprehend calls made with different accents or broken English; ability to read maps quickly, scan warrant files, and review recorded tapes ;ability to calmly communicate with people in emergency and stressful situations and document actions taken. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Employee should have the ability to work all shifts. Work in this position is sedentary requiring exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Employee must have the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal. Focused concentration for extended periods of time causing fatigue without periodic breaks is an occupational hazard. The work area is devoid of primary lighting due to visibility requirement of multiple computer screens.

Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency. Some prior experience in a dispatch function or extensive public contact role. Prior experience in a law enforcement or fire/EMS environment is desired

Special Requirements: NC DCI Certification and NCAWARE and CJLEADS training.

Rate of pay $15.33 per hour

To apply: Complete a City of Hendersonville employment application. The position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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