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PHONE:  (540) 375-3060|FAX:  (540) 375-4058|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:  humanresources@salemva.gov
RISK MANAGER:  (540) 375-3015|LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

How To Apply

Below is a list of our current job openings.   If you would like to apply,  please visit our Job Application Site to complete an application. 

A copy of a resume or detailed list of job functions for each employer is required. That information should be listed in the resume field. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Actual cover letters and resumes may be submitted by email to the Human Resource Department at humanresources@salemva.gov.

Please contact the Human Resource Department at 540-375-3060, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., for further assistance.

 

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Intern - Water-Water Distribution
Notes:   Salary: $12.00 per hour. Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver's licenses. Must be enrolled in a engineering related degree.
Job Type:   Temporary
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   0022Intern
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   09/30/2019
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs field and office support of Salem Water and Sewer Department including mapping physical locations and conditions of assets, performing other specialized field duties, data entry, data manipulation, and use of specialized software, tools, and field equipment. Works under general supervision of the Utility Asset Manager, Utility Lines manager, and or Director of Water and Sewer. May be supervised by subordinate or technical personnel. Requires the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, and some 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, work requires walking, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions, vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

 

Essential Functions

  • Field locating above-ground appurtenances (valves, hydrants, manholes, etc.) using GPS/GNSS and surveying equipment,
  • Importing GPS data into computer software,
  • Mapping appurtenances based on plans, field data, and record drawings,
  • Organizing archives and digital records,
  • Manually entering data into computer software (GIS, spreadsheets, etc.),
  • Correcting, updating, and evaluating existing digital mapping and records,
  • Manipulating geographic data in spatial and tabular databases,
  • Flowing and pressure testing fire hydrants,
  • Measuring manhole depths,
  • Using portable assessment technology to determine sewer condition,
  • Communicating with supervisors, technical personnel, and others,
  • Performing related tasks as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, GIS/mapping, and internet-based computer software; general knowledge of mapping concepts such as coordinates, direction, and projection; ability to recognize and convert between different units of measurement; ability to safely lift and manipulate moderately heavy objects a few times a day; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; ability to work alone or in a team; ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, manuals, engineering plans, maps, and operating procedures; ability to work safely around traffic and flowing water; ability to evaluate the accuracy and validity of data; skill in communicating effectively.

 

Education and Experience

Currently enrolled in high school (with interest in this type of work) or in a college curriculum that is related to this type of work (examples include civil and environmental engineering, surveying, geography and geospatial sciences, water resource management, or urban planning). A driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Must be at least 18 years old.

 

Police Officer - Police-Services
Salary:   $36,365.87 - $58,549.06
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   3110PolceOfcr
Notes:   $4000 Certification pay for VA Certified Officers. Must provide a copy of applicants driver's license and social security card to Human Resources.
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs protective service work patrolling the City, responding to service requests, enforcing laws and ordinances, making arrests, testifying in court, preparing records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Police Sergeant.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of criminal and traffic laws, suspicious activities, or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; explains and enforces applicable State and local laws and ordinances.
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects to obtain additional necessary information regarding crimes, accidents, violations, etc.; helps investigate crimes and collect evidence; conducts searches.
  • Enforce traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations and investigates traffic accidents; completes seatbelt surveys in certain locations to view problem areas.
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; attempts to reduce law infractions and accidents through high visibility.
  • Serves warrants, summons, civil and criminal papers, etc.; attends and testifies in court; discusses cases with the Commonwealth Attorney.
  • Detains, arrests, transports, and/or escorts suspects and evidence to the appropriate facility with due regard for safety.
  • Ensures vehicle is properly maintained and performs vehicle inspections; maintains individual equipment.
  • Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; completes court paperwork, accident reports, witness subpoenas, arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; complete miscellaneous community service reports such as seatbelt surveys, speed surveys, citizen questionnaires, etc.
  • Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned; may be assigned to investigation, animal control, DARE, schools, or other technical or special support operations.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; general knowledge of applicable local, Federal, and State laws; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly, and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to hazards and circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other law enforcement officials, medical personnel, legal personnel, and general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires sitting, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts and working in high, precarious places; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

 

Special Requirements

Obtain Law Enforcement Officer Certification within one year. Must meet and maintain all department, State and Federal training and education requirements for the position. Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

PT Cashier - Treasurer
Notes:   Salary: $10.00 per hour. 20+ hrs a week possible. Background check required. Performs responsible clerical and technical work involving collections of taxes, assists with a variety of administrative support activities, does related work as required.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   1241PTCashier
Posted On:   04/16/2019
Closes On:   04/29/2019
Job Description:  

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Performs responsible clerical and technical work involving collections of taxes; assists with a variety of administrative support activities; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the City Treasurer.

 

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Performs responsible technical work involving the counter collecting, receipting, and posting of revenue paid to the City.
  • Greets public and handles routine questions and complaints;
  • Collects and receipts revenue paid to the City, such as taxes, fees, and business licenses, and other miscellaneous accounts, etc.
  • Processes incoming mail, including posting payments and returning receipts when appropriate;
  • Issues dog licenses and vehicle decals;
  • Balances daily cash register journal, cash and receipts;
  • Answers telephones and routes calls;
  • Processes payments of account receivable fees;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of bookkeeping terminology and methods; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, and equipment; ability to read and interpret operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manual; ability to type correspondence with accuracy of grammar and punctuation; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to work effectively with general public and coworkers in a professional and tactful manner.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and/or GED, supplemented by courses in bookkeeping, data entry, and introduction to secretarial science, and/or experience in banking, financial institution, or Treasurer’s Office.

 

PT Food and Beverage Service Wkr - Catering
Notes:   Salary: $8.85 - $9.15 per hour Day and Evening Shifts. Occasional weekends.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   0051PTFoodBvWkr
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs manual work setting up and serving at banquets or other events, working concession stands, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant and/or Food and Beverage Manager.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • Sets up and break down rooms for parties or banquets.
  • Wait Staff for Banquet services to patrons.
  • Ensures that there is enough food on the buffet line and refills items as needed.
  • Accommodates all guests and is responsible for refilling beverages and removing dirty dishes from tables.
  • Work in Concession stands to sell catering products.
  • Ensures that customers receive everything ordered on a timely basis.
  • Opens, closes, and cleans up kitchen and concession stands.
  • Any other related work as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some knowledge of the nature of operations at the City's civic facilities; some knowledge of the use or care of food preparation equipment; ability to work long hours while standing and under high temperature conditions; ability to work with the public in a cordial, effective, and professional manner; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, and the general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in banquet services, concessions, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires sitting and tasting or smelling; work requires depth perception and color perception; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

 

Special Requirements

None

 

 

PT Helper - Electric-Administration
Notes:   Salary $12.57 per hour. Assists line technicians in the performance of their work, does related work as required. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a Line Construction Crew Leader.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   0015PTHelper
Posted On:   04/23/2019
Closes On:   05/06/2019
Job Description:  

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Assists line technicians in the performance of their work; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a Line Construction Crew Leader.

 

Requires 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, and some very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.  The worker may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Assists line technicians in the construction, maintenance and extension of electrical power, lighting and signal systems.
  • Supplies line technicians with materials and tools while they are involved in line work;
  • Prepares conduit, cable and related materials for installation of de-energized lines;
  • Assists in the construction of new overhead distribution facilities;
  • Helps install poles and guy wires; digs holes for poles;
  • Helps set transformers; makes up load break and non-load break elbows;
  • Digs holes and trenches for poles and guy wires;
  • Sends tools and equipment to line technicians working on poles;
  • Stocks trucks with required materials, supplies and tools;
  • Lays out materials for job site; keeps job site free from debris and unused materials;
  • Keeps tools and materials properly stored on truck;
  • Participates in safety training and equipment inspections;
  • Places traffic control devices at job site and assists with traffic control;
  • Observes line technicians during work process; Patrols work areas to keep unauthorized people away from job site; Cleans and repairs tools; Operates line trucks and other vehicles and equipment;
  • May be required to be on stand-by or work trouble calls;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Some knowledge of electrical utility work, equipment and materials; ability to understand and follow instructions in both oral and written form; ability to use tools and operate equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma (or GED) is required. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None

 

PT Laborer - Streets
Notes:   Salary: $10.50 per hour. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required prior to employment. Various positions available for Streets, Sanitation, Beautification, Building Maintenance, and Fleet Divisions.
Job Type:   Temporary
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   4200PTLaborer
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   09/30/2019
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs manual work in a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair projects, collecting refuse, performing general grounds keeping duties, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the close supervision of the Streets Crew Supervisor.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting and trimming operations; operates weed eater and leaf blower.
  • Cuts, trims, and removes shrubs and trees from Right of Ways, sidewalks, and roadways; collects and removes leaves.
  • Collects garbage, bulk items, dead animals, hazardous materials, and recycling; empties refuse containers.
  • Removes debris and trash from City properties and streets.
  • Assists in cleaning and maintaining sanitation trucks and grounds keeping equipment.
  • Assists in the set-up of seasonal events and activities by preparing and hanging signage, hanging and removing lights and decorations, etc.
  • Assists with snow removal and ice control; mixes salt; spreads salt on sidewalks.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some knowledge of the safe use, operation, and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions, frequently requires sitting and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and occasionally requires tasting or smelling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; work is generally in a very quiet location (e.g. park trail, storage or file room).

 

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia

 

PT Official - Parks & Recreation-Recreation
Notes:   Salary: $17.00 per game. Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball. Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating. On-field and court experience officiating an
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   7129PTOfficial
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball.  Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating.  On-field and court experience officiating and or NSA, ASA, USSSA certification preferred.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  Ability to work on an on-call basis preferred.  May work some weekends.