Employment Opportunities

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

See below how to apply for open positions 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.

                                                                              

 

Assistant Fire Marshal

The City of Hendersonville is seeking an Assistant Fire Marshal. An employee in this class 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 as well as performs related duties as assigned. 

The Hendersonville Fire Department consists of three divisions, Administration, Operations and Life Safety. The Life Safety Division is made up of a Fire Marshal, two Assistant Fire Marshals and one part-time Fire Inspector that perform over 5,000 fire inspections and coordinates and conducts over 150 hours of public education.  

The employee should possess extensive knowledge of the methods, standards, practices, strategies, techniques and tactics used in fire prevention methods, fire suppression, fire service training, fire cause determination and arson investigation; extensive knowledge of the modern investigation methods and techniques used to determine the cause of fires; comprehensive knowledge of standard fire prevention codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and federal, state, and departmental standards, rules and regulations and ability to enforce codes with firmness and fairness; comprehensive knowledge of techniques for handling hazardous materials; ability to effectively use computer programs, software and other office equipment necessary to perform job duties; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to persuasively and effectively deal with property owners, managers and the general public to eliminate and prevent fire hazards and to stimulate interest and cooperation in fire prevention activities; skilled in operating emergency vehicles and in the use of firefighting equipment, fire apparatus, radios or other communications equipment. 

The employee must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of walking, talking, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, hearing, and repetitive motions. Employee must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data; operate a computer terminal; perform extensive reading; inspect small defects or parts, operation or machines; and use measurement devices. 

Work will be in both inside and outside environmental conditions and the employee must have the ability to work some nights, weekends and on-call requirements. 

Education and experience: an Associates’ degree in Fire Science or related field preferred. One or more years of related experience in a municipal fire department. 

Special requirements must be obtained within one year of hire date: NC certification as a Firefighter Level II, Class B Driver’s License ,Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic), NC certification at Hazmat Operations Level, Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification; NIMS 100,200, 700 and 800, NHSTA Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician, Fire Instructor Level I, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector Level III, Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I. 

Salary: The position is a pay grade 15. Salary range: $40,696- $61,929, 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. For complete job description, contact Human Resources. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Environmental Services Worker I

As part of the Public Works Department, an Environmental Services Worker I is responsible for collecting municipal garbage, yard waste, and refuse from residences and businesses. Work is performed as a member of an Environmental Services collection crew and includes loading waste into a rear packer garbage truck (consisting of potentially heavy garbage containers and waste bags). Work includes washing and steam cleaning garbage trucks. Inspects garbage to avoid collecting contaminated and hazardous waste; moves or picks up solid waste carts from curb and takes to the back of sanitation truck; returns carts to curb; cleans area around carts and curbs. Assists with disposing of solid waste at transfer site or landfill. Provides labor to other personnel in the removal and transport of brush and limbs, yard waste, recycling, dead animals and household trash collection; may be assigned to help with chipping operations or other public works duties. Directs traffic and guides truck operator in congested areas as Environmental Services equipment operator backs up truck; spots for driver when necessary. May perform routine and unskilled preventive maintenance on equipment; Identifies and reports route issues as well as equipment and safety issues. Assists in the preparation of city sponsored special events. Employee should have general knowledge of garbage truck operation including operation of a packer blade, general knowledge of geographical location of city streets. Ability to perform continuous heavy manual work at a steady pace. Ability to lift and dump garbage bags/cans into a rear loading garbage truck (up to nine tons of yard waste per day). Performs related work as required.

Work occurs primarily in outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold. This is 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. Employee is subject to noise, vibration and hazards including exposure to mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions. Employee is exposed to moving or parked vehicles, stray or loose animals, insects, broken glass and metal, and other conditions associated with solid waste collections.

Requirements and experience: The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Some prior manual labor work experience in refuse or solid waste collection is desired. CDL is preferred.

Salary: The position begins in pay grade 6 with a starting salary of $26,233. Upon successful completion of a six month probationary period the salary will move to $27,545. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.

To apply: visit our career site  . This position will remain open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Firefighter/EMT

The City of Hendersonville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT. This position is responsible for performing all functions and services of firefighting and emergency medical rescue. Emphasis of the work is on responding to and providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to citizens and businesses. Work involves extinguishing fires at fire scenes, safeguarding lives, salvaging property, preventing the recurrence of fires, and protecting properties from the elements, vandalism, and theft. Work also includes routine inspection and maintenance of fire apparatus, fire station facilities and equipment, providing basic life support, training and drilling in the use of fire equipment and firefighting techniques, and the performance of public relations activities. This is 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. Work requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, climbing, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions. Employee must have the stamina to work for extended periods, in varied weather conditions, and in emergency situations. Work is often performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazard. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, a high school diploma or GED, NC Firefighter Level II, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (must obtain within one year of date of employment). 

Starting Salary is $33,481.13 ($31,886 without EMT) and will be accompanied by the full-time benefits package available to city employees. 

Application deadline: August 7,2020, 12:00 pm 

To apply: visit our career site to complete an application. Upload a resume and a valid driver's license. Contact Human Resources at hremployment@hvlnc.gov with any questions. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fire Marshal

The City of Hendersonville is seeking a Fire Marshal. An employee in this class plans, coordinates, and manages the City’s Life Safety Division including investigation and code compliance/inspection, fire prevention and staff training. Emphasis of the work is on supervising and 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. 

The Hendersonville Fire Department consists of three divisions, Administration, Operations and Life Safety. The Life Safety Division is made up of a Fire Marshal, two Assistant Fire Marshals and one part-time Fire Inspector that perform over 5,000 fire inspections and coordinates and conducts over 150 hours of public education.

The employee should possess extensive knowledge of the methods, standards, practices, strategies, techniques and tactics used in fire prevention methods, fire suppression, fire service training, fire cause determination and arson investigation; extensive knowledge of the modern investigation methods and techniques used to determine the cause of fires; comprehensive knowledge of standard fire prevention codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and federal, state, and departmental standards, rules and regulations and ability to enforce codes with firmness and fairness; comprehensive knowledge of techniques for handling hazardous materials; ability to effectively use computer programs, software and other office equipment necessary to perform job duties; ability to supervise and direct the work of employees; ability to lead and inspire in calm control in emergency conditions; skilled in public speaking and public relations; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to persuasively and effectively deal with property owners, managers and the general public to eliminate and prevent fire hazards and to stimulate interest and cooperation in fire prevention activities; skilled in operating emergency vehicles and in the use of firefighting equipment, fire apparatus, radios or other communications equipment. Ability to work some nights and weekends and on call requirements.

The employee must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of walking, talking, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, hearing, and repetitive motions. Employee must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data; operate a computer terminal; perform extensive reading; inspect small defects or parts, operation or machines; and use measurement devices. 

Work will be in both inside and outside environmental conditions and the employee must have the ability to work some nights, weekends and on-call requirements. 

Education: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and completion of a Bachelor's degree in fire science technology or related field is required. 

Experience: Fire Captain or Deputy Fire Marshal with a minimum of three years experience as a fire code official and a minimum of two years of supervisory experience in a municipal department. Fire Lieutenant or Assistant Fire Marshal with a minimum of five years of experience as a fire code official and a minimum of three years supervisory experience in a municipal fire department.

Salary range : $ 54,537 - $82,991 Depending on qualifications. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

To apply and see the job description visit our career site.

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Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

As part of the Public Works Department, the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor performs difficult technical and intermediate administrative work supervising and participating in servicing, maintaining and repairing automotive, construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment for the City. An employee in this class is the on-site supervisor of automotive maintenance personnel assigned to the City’s fleet maintenance garage. Emphasis of the work is on assigning and participating in the work, providing technical or manual assistance to mechanics, ensuring quality and productivity of services, and work performed meets department and industry standards. Work also includes serving as a senior technical resource for personnel in the repair and maintenance of specialized equipment and as a key reference point for all City departments. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director. The employee plans and assigns work orders to personnel and identifies specific work to be performed; develops and provides on the job training programs; prepares various production and accounting reports; prepares reports on equipment maintenance and replacement of parts: meets with sales representatives; prepares annual operating budget and monitors division expenditures; establishes, evaluates and updates divisional performance goals and measurement processes; develops and enforces OSHA safety and divisional policies and procedures; maintains employee training records; sets employee performance standards and prepares performance reports; provides guidance in career development and training opportunities; approves leave; interviews applicants and makes recommendations on which employee to be hired, promoted, or disciplined; performs other related work as required.

The employee should have a through knowledge of the theory and processes of mechanical and hydraulic principles, motors, pumps, equipment, and materials used automotive equipment; thorough knowledge of the repair and maintenance of automotive, construction and specialty equipment and related terminology; thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars, trucks, construction, and maintenance equipment such as drills, presses, lathes, grinders, micrometers, and brake relining and drum grinding machines; general knowledge of modern effective supervisory principles and practices including motivation, communication, performance coaching and evaluation, hiring, and discipline and related laws; general knowledge of computer technology and its use in improving department operations; ability to supervise and train mechanical maintenance personnel; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, department personnel, and vendors.

Work in this class is heavy work requiring exertion 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. Work is performed in both inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold. 

The position requires a high diploma or equivalent. One (1) to four (4) years’ experience in automotive mechanics including the repair and maintenance of trucks, cars, backhoes, trenchers, and heavy duty equipment such as tractors and large gasoline and diesel trucks and fire and police apparatus with a minimum of two (2) years’ supervisory experience. 

Special requirements: Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL-B); Ability to obtain Emergency Vehicle Technician, NCDMV inspection certificate, A/C 609 certification within one-year Master ASE Tech and Certified Public Fleet Manager (APWA) within three years.

Salary: The position is in a pay grade 15 with a starting salary of $40,696. Depending on qualifications. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity. FLSA status: Non-exempt. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

To apply: visit our career site.

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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 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 within six months hire date. 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: visit our career site. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.