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
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.

 

 

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 supervised by the Parking Services Supervisor. 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 judgement. 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: $12.00 per hour.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 Sixth 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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Instrumentation and Electrical Technician

As part of the Water and Sewer Department the Instrumentation and Electrical Technician plans, organizes and directs the operations and maintenance of the city's SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and electrical systems associated with water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, distribution and collections systems, pumping facilities, and related facilities and equipment. Work is performed in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Assist departmental management with budget development and administration, long range planning for facilities, establishing and maintaining records and reports necessary for full compliance with all regulations and for effective management decision-making, and insuring effective productivity of assigned personnel. Work involves considerable contact with water treatment, wastewater treatment and facilities maintenance staff. Work is performed under the general supervision of the utilities director or operations manager.

The employee installs, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs SCADA associated software, equipment, motor controls, generator equipment and field devices to keep the City's SCADA system functional. Troubleshoots, maintains and repairs all electrical system components at the water and sewer facilities to maintain services. Maintains record of parts used and hours worked on job by entering data into the work order management system. Oversees contract electricians and technicians in the performance of tasks required to install, repair and maintain the SCADA system, pumping facilities and other related instrumentation and electrical equipment throughout the city's utility systems. Maintain and calibrate electronic instruments, radios and control devices associated with the city's SCADA system; re-calibrate the same on a periodic basis. Research new and existing equipment and software for the purpose of ordering new and replacement software, parts and equipment; receive and provide training on SCADA equipment, as required. Coordinate major repairs with supervisors and with other division personnel within the department. Coordinate with various electric, gas and telecommunications companies to install, maintain and restore services associated with city water and sewer facilities. Maintain and repair motor control centers and electrical panels. Prepare and interpret electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic drawings and diagrams; review electrical schematics to troubleshoot system malfunctions. Prepare and interpret specifications for additional and replacement equipment. Performs other related job duties as required.

The employee should have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection transmission lines, pumping stations, metering, and other utility systems appurtenances; local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to electrical construction associated with water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection; understanding of budgeting, purchasing, and personnel policies and practices; computer technology, electrical and mechanical systems as well as plumbing, pneumatics and pressure. Working knowledge of engineering principles and their application to utilities construction and maintenance; mechanical, electrical and electronic trades as applied to water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection equipment maintenance and repair. Ability to analyze information and make effective decisions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, electric/gas/telecommunications service providers, regulatory officials, contractors, other City employees and with the general public; prepare, present and interpret records and reports.

Work in this class 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 condition.

Salary: The position is in a pay grade 14 with a salary range of $38,758- $58,980. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. FLSA status: Non-exempt.

Education and Experience: Graduation with 2-year associate's degree with coursework in electrical, electronics and programming or a combination of experience and education. 3-years or less experience in instrumentation and electrical field, prefer experience with water and wastewater utilities. Must have good working knowledge of the North Carolina Electrical Code with work having been conducted under the director of a NC licensed electrician or ability to obtain electrical licensing within two years of employment. Limited experience with SCADA control system technology and radio telemetry is required. Some college coursework in electrical and instrumentation is desired. Two (2) – four (4) years of primary experience in the installation and maintenance of pumping systems associated with water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities and those pumping systems associated with water distribution and sewer collection systems; automated control systems, SCADA and electrical systems. Valid driver's license required. NC Limited or Unlimited Electrical license preferred.

To apply: Upload a cover letter, resume and completed City of Hendersonville application or Mail to: Human Resources, City Hall, 160 Sixth 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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 Operations Support Specialist

As part of the Water and Sewer Department, an Operations Support Specialist performs a variety of clerical and administrative tasks to include documenting and maintaining information through various databases and software programs, coordinating with all Water and Sewer supervisors regarding current, in progress, or upcoming work and customer concerns.

An employee in this position responds to utility customer calls, concerns or requests for service; prepares and submits work orders and service requests. Monitors and assigns daily workload for field operations personnel using GPS, radio, cell phones and landlines. Coordinates with motor pool and with Water and Sewer supervisors to schedule vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs, as required. Maintains electronic documentation of vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs; maintains database of all Water and Sewer Department vehicles and equipment and all associated asset information. Assists with the development of Cityworks scripts to create reliable processes that ensure service requests and work orders are properly routed. Maintains GovDeals online auction of capital equipment website; provides updated information of ready to sell items; secures items for shipping; receives transaction fees and transfers to Finance Department. Receives internal information for distribution and announcement through mass communications and digital signage systems. Continuously research and analyze open, older work orders and service requests and coordinates with appropriate supervisors to resolve and close outstanding work orders or service requests. May assist crews by locating water and sewer utilities in the field in the absence of utility locators, operating various equipment and performing general labor work. Substitutes for operations and administrative support staff, as required. Performs other related tasks as required.

The employee should have considerable knowledge of the City's water and sewer systems and of the North Carolina's 811 rules and regulations. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other divisions, departments, the public and employees. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and perform mathematical calculations. Ability to use varied office equipment and software required in performance of duties. Working knowledge of City purchasing procedures. Ability to maintain and prepare accurate records.

Work is performed in an indoor environment but may be outdoors from time to time; employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. This is light work requiring the lifting of up to 10 pounds frequently and 20 pounds occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

The position requires a graduation from high school or GED equivalency and some related experience. Valid driver's license required.

Hiring salary: The position is in pay grade 11 with a starting salary of $33,481.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, 160 6th 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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 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, 160 Sixth 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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Warehouse Specialist

As part of the Water and Sewer Department the Warehouse Specialist maintains warehouse inventory for day-to-day operations and emergency repairs; quotes and purchases all inventory and special order items, reviews inventory stock levels and determines commodities to be ordered. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Utilities Operations Support Supervisor.

The employee determines commodities to be reordered, prepares and sends quote sheets to vendors; receives quotes; analyzes quotes; awards purchase, prepares purchase requisitions and purchase orders; receives ,inspects ,records and places stock in proper location; receives and inspects shipments for other departments ; expedites orders if needed; enters items into computer to update quantity received in inventory, picks items from shelves and records appropriately; distributes items to employees; schedules water and sewer taps and repairs, repairs and maintains small engines and electric motors for pumps; calibrates gas detectors. Receives phone calls from employees and vendors and assists employees in research of new products; receives salespeople expressing interest in providing services to City. Maintains warehouse records as needed; Cleans warehouse,. Performs related tasks as required.

The employee should have general knowledge of modern storeroom and inventory practices, general knowledge of warehouse items and their use in governmental service; knowledge of sourcing techniques to elicit the lowest price for equivalent products; knowledge of municipal purchasing laws and regulations, knowledge of mathematics, business English, grammar; and punctuation. The employee should possess the ability to accurately count and inspect various materials; ability to maintain physical inventories and match to computer record, ability to operate light automotive equipment as well as forklift, scissor lift, hand tools, testers, etc. Ability to communicate with others, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors, and others; ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Work Is defined as medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions and workplace hazards.

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Some experience in warehouse operations including purchasing and inventory of supplies. Valid driver's license and forklift operator certification is required.

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. The position is open until filled.

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.