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.

  

                                                                             

 

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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City Attorney

The City of Hendersonville is seeking an innovative and experienced City Attorney committed to working effectively with the Mayor, City Council and City Manager in leading the legal affairs of the city.  

The City Attorney is responsible for providing general legal advice by communicating with the Mayor, City Council, City Manager and department heads. The individual will be responsible for drafting ordinances and resolutions, acquiring real estate interests, reviewing and preparing contracts, participating in litigation and serving as legislative liaison with state and federal governments. 

Application review will begin on April 1,2020, but applications will be accepted until filled. 

To learn more about the City and the position see the  job advertisement.

 

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City Clerk

The City of Hendersonville is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of City Clerk. As part of the City Administration department, the City Clerk is responsible for the maintenance and safekeeping of the official public records, keeping of minutes of Council meetings, notification, publication, indexing, filing and safekeeping of all Council proceedings. Work is performed in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, City ordinances, codes and policies and standard office procedures governing the responsibilities of municipal clerks.  Work includes providing administrative support to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council in areas such as correspondence, travel arrangements, preparation of agenda materials and other duties as assigned.

The employee should have considerable knowledge of the NC General Statutes regarding public records and open meetings law and other regulations impacting local governments and specific responsibilities of the City Clerk; considerable knowledge of the functions and services of municipal government; considerable knowledge of standard modern office management and administrative practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of office technology and common office-based equipment including personal computers, lap tops, printers, and audio-video recording devices; knowledge of requirements of the City Code and Ordinances; knowledge of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure ; knowledge of effective public relations principles and practices sufficient to communicate effectively with the public, both orally and in writing; skill in the use of modern office equipment with necessary skill and speed; ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the City policies, procedures, and services of the department to which assigned; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with municipal officials, employees, and the general public ; ability to exercise judgment in decisions with confidential information, data, and materials in conformance with laws, regulations, and policies; ability to maintain moderately complex records and prepare written narrative reports including those requiring statistical summaries and charts; ability to plan and prioritize work functions and coordinate City Council activities with department management and other staff; ability to take and transcribe notes of official meetings and to prepare accurate minutes reflecting the actions taken; ability to work independently without supervision on confidential assignments; ability to work evenings and other flexible schedules.

Education and Experience: The applicant should possess an associate’s degree in business or related field from an accredited college and three to five years administrative experience in a municipal or county government’s clerk’s office preferred. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain certification as a municipal clerk in the State of NC and ability to obtain certification as notary public. Valid drivers’ license required. 

Salary: The hiring range for this position will begin at $57,264. Hiring salary will be determined based on qualifications and internal equity.
FLSA status: Non-exempt. 

To apply: Upload or send a completed City of Hendersonville application or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Contact Human Resources for a full job description. Application review will begin March 31,2020. The position will be open until filled. The City of Hendersonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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 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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Property Maintenance Worker I

As part of the Public Works Department, a Property Maintenance Worker I performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor tasks related to the maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of City parks and public grounds. The employee performs routine manual labor in the maintenance and upkeep of public facilities, buildings and all city streets for leaf and snow removal. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Property Maintenance Supervisor. 

The employee operates push or riding mower and weed eater to mow and maintain city properties to include cemetery, turf and athletic field’s maintenance, building and facility grounds; trims trees and bushes. Operates mowing tractor with attachments to bush hog and mow rights-of-way. Operates leaf blower or leaf rack to collect leaves; operates leaf vacuum to collect leaves. Places and distributes mulch at city buildings and facilities and performs related landscaping work. Cleans and maintains work area and buildings Collects brush and tree limbs and shreds using gas powered wood chipper. Rides on truck to pick up and dispose of residential leaves and yard waste. Assists with set-up, tear-down and clean for city sponsored special events. Performs related tasks as required. 

The employee should have a working knowledge of hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned area of work. Ability to operate light and medium equipment. Skill in the use of equipment to which assigned. Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods.  Ability to follow instructions and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates. 

Work is defined as heavy work requiring physical exertion of more than 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or more than 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 employee will be subject to be recalled to work, including nights and weekends. 

The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in general maintenance of facilities and buildings. A valid driver’s license is required. Preferred qualifications: Class H and L pesticide license, flagger, CPR and chainsaw safety training. 

Salary: The position is in a 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. FLSA status: Non-exempt. 

To apply: Upload a completed City of Hendersonville application to jharrell@hvlnc.gov or bring/mail to Human Resources, City Hall, 160 6th Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC 28792 . Contact Human Resources for a full job description. The position is open until filled. 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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Utility Billing Specialist

 

As part of the Finance Department, the Utility Billing Specialist will perform a variety of skilled and technical tasks to process all utility billing and meter reading functions in an accurate and timely manner, as well as playing a customer service role, including dealing with difficult meter billing inquiries and problems. Other responsibilities include ensuring the integrity of the City’s billing and AMI meter reading systems and processes, maintaining accurate billing records; identifying and troubleshooting problematic meters; managing service requests; and developing analyses and reporting. 

An employee in this position will have a solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles as well as internal controls, and have demonstrated experience in an accounting, billing or other comparable role where accuracy is critical. Will provide billing and collections information to citizens and businesses; explains municipal policies and procedures regarding utilities to others. This employee must also possess strong systems analysis skills and must also be able to act independently and proactively in order to identify and troubleshoot problems. Tact, courtesy, and diplomacy are required in the frequent public contact functions, especially in the resolutions of complaints. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and maintain accurate records utilizing Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat and others as required. Work requires employee to establish and maintain office filing and database systems. Performs other related duties as required. Work is performed under general supervision of the Revenue Supervisor. 

An Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field is preferred. 

A minimum of 2+ years of experience in a billing/accounts receivable/customer service environment (or comparable experience). Proficient in an enterprise accounting/utility billing system. Experience in a public utility/agency in a customer service role is preferred. 

The position is in a pay grade 10 with a starting salary of $31,886. 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

 

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