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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

Civic Center - Mechanic

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Job Title: Mechanic

Department: Civic Center

Salary: $34,299.20 to $45,011.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes: As per job description

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Installs, repairs and maintains systems, equipment and machinery in city facilities and buildings; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision of a Building Engineer. Requires 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, and some 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 climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, 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 depth perception, color perception, 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 inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Maintains, services and repairs systems, equipment and machinery in assigned city operation. Performs a variety of electrical, plumbing, welding, HVAC, electronic, painting, carpentry or related skilled trades work at the journeyman level; Performs installation, modification, fabrication, diagnostic and trouble shooting work in assigned area; Operates, maintains and repairs civic center, boilers, heating, air conditioning, electrical, lighting and other systems; Performs welding, cutting and brazing work in fabrication, repair and installation activities; Operates, maintains and repairs complex and specialized equipment and system such as scoreboard and marquee electronics; Does routine and finished painting and carpentry work including plumbing facilities, locks, keys, automotive and kitchen equipment; Oversees, inspects, checks and starts-up assigned equipment, systems and facilities; Operates assigned automotive, maintenance and construction tools and equipment; Maintains work area/facility in a clean and safe manner; Prepares and reads drawings, schematics and plans as required; Performs building and grounds maintenance and general labor duties; Assists other workers as necessary;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the equipment, plant and facilities to which assigned; thorough knowledge of terminology of the practices, tools and mechanical and/or skilled trade(s) areas required; thorough knowledge of hazards and safety precautions necessary for assigned work area; skill in use of a variety of hand tools and shop equipment; skill in reading and working from drawings and schematics; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) and successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program in a skilled trade, or completion of vocational or technical school or college courses that provide relevant training in a trade, and at least four years of relevant journeyman electrical and mechanical experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A driver\\\\\\\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Licensure as a journeyman electrician and HVAC mechanic is preferred.

Job code: 812

Posted on: Feb 20, 2018

Closes on: March 6, 2018

Parks and Recreation - Sports Official

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Job Title: Sports Official

Department: Parks and Recreation

Salary: Range - Ages 6-12 years $17.00 per game, Junior Boys-Shag Girls-Senior League $20.00 per game

Type: Part-Time

Notes: Must be at least 16 years old.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating. On-field/court experience officiating and/or NSA, ASA, USSSA certification preferred.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, softball, basketball, football, and volleyball.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: None

Education and Experience: None

Special Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older. Ability to work on an on-call basis preferred. May work some weekends.

Job code: 999SO

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011

Closes on: Open

Police - Police Officer

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Job Title: Police Officer

Department: Police

Salary: $34,299.20 to $45,011.20 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes:

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a field training officer or the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant. Requires 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 stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; 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; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, 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 inside and outside environmental conditions, and noise. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Ensures safety of public; enforces laws; investigates criminal activity; gathers and processes evidence; testifies in Court; prepares and maintains records, files and reports. On an assigned shift, operates a patrol or other vehicle, or walks, to observe for violations of traffic or other laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; enforces traffic laws; issues citations for violations; Serves warrants, summonses and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court; Investigates traffic accidents; controls scene and files reports; Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; assists fire and emergency services, citizens and other City departments; handles animal complaints, mail, delivery, and bank deposits as required; Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security and transportation functions; Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; opens and closes facilities as required; Assists with criminal investigations, stakeouts, installation and use of surveillance equipment; interviews victims and witnesses; performs property and evidence duties; establishes and maintains chain of custody; Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; Participates in a variety of in-service training programs, certifications and re-certifications May be assigned to special programs or services such as ERT or DARE liaison to community groups; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and 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 and general public; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) is required. Two years of college, or an Associates degree, and some military (especially military police) experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, is preferred.

Special Requirements: A driver\\\'s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Virginia Police Officer certification after graduation from basic law enforcement academy is required. Must meet and maintain all department, State and federal certification, training and education requirements for position.

Job code: 921

Posted on: Jul 24, 2011

Closes on: Open

Police - Telecommunicator

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Job Title: Telecommunicator

Department: Police

Salary: $31,075.20 to $40,768.00 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes: As per job description

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Dispatches law enforcement, medical, fire, rescue and other equipment and personnel usually in response to emergency situations; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Telecommunications Supervisor. Requires the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires sitting for long periods, reaching, fingering, 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 preparing and analyzing written or computer data, 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: Receives, classifies, processes and dispatches emergency service calls; receives, records and forwards non-emergency service calls; prepares and maintains computerized and other records and files. Receives law enforcement, medical, fire, rescue and related service requests and calls; Operates and monitors radios, telephone switchboard, recording devices and computer terminals; Dispatches emergency equipment and personnel where and when needed; Receives and forwards service requests, complaints and other calls for City departments and other agencies; Receives and transmits messages by radio and maintains radio log; Operates telecomputer terminals on VCIN/NCIC Networks; reviews, validates and determines status of entries, records, documents, prepares folders and cards and reports as required; Utilizes computer data bases for mapping, data collection, file maintenance and computer aided dispatch (CAD); Prepares and maintains public safety computer records, warrants and accident reports; Processes and maintains warrants and accident reports; Generates, types and files reports and records; Works varying shifts and flexible schedules; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the methods of operating the communications system; general knowledge of radio and teletype procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to speak distinctly; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to deal courteously with the public under stressful conditions.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED) and some training or experience that would have provided basic computer knowledge and the ability to operate a keyboard, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of or ability to acquire within twelve months of employment certificates in Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD), Basic Dispatch and Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) certifications.

Job code: 905

Posted on: Oct 3, 2017

Closes on: Open until filled

Police - Kennel Worker

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Job Title: Kennel Worker

Department: Police

Salary: $9.58 per hour

Type: Part-Time

Notes: Must have clean criminal record and available to work day, weekends and holiday shifts. 16 - 28 hours per week

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Cares for animals, cleans animal shelter premises, educates the public on pet care, and does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Shelter Manager. This is light work requiring 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 stooping, standing, walking, lifting and grasping; 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; the worker is subject to noise, and atmospheric conditions.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Provides animal shelter services; receives, processes and cares for animals; assists the public; prepares and maintains files and records. Feeds and waters animals; Cleans, grooms and returns animals to cages; Cleans and maintains office, premises and animal areas; Answers telephone and waits on customers; Educates the public on the care of pets; Medicates animals and administers vaccines as necessary; Prepares purchase orders; maintains computerized records and files; Assists with volunteer program; Prepares adoption packets; accepts fees for adoption, boarding and donations; Stocks and maintains supplies and storage area; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some knowledge of small animal care and behavior; skill in handling animals; skill in cleaning and general custodial duties; ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the public; ability to prepare and maintain files and records.

Education and Experience: High school diploma and up to three months of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: None

Job code: 911

Posted on: Dec 5, 2017

Closes on: Open until filled

Streets and General Maintenance - Building Maintenance Technician I

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Job Title: Building Maintenance Technician I

Department: Streets and General Maintenance

Salary: $31,075.20 to $40,768.00 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes: 2 Vacancies. Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check; must have a valid VA driver's license and Class B CDL (or obtain in 6 months); must provide DMV driving record and basic knowledge in carpentry and/or plumbing trade.

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs work in the maintenance, fabrication, repair, modification, installation and construction of tools, equipment and structures in school buildings and city owned facilities; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Building Maintenance superintendent. Supervision may be exercised over Building Maintenance Assistants. Requires 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, and some 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 climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, 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 depth perception, color perception, 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 inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Serves as master crafts worker or equipment technician in carpentry, cabinet, plumbing, audio visual and equipment repair. Performs carpentry and plumbing work in City and school buildings and facilities; Repairs and installs bleachers, doors, windows, shelves, floors, ceilings and related facilities and hardware; Designs, fabricates and builds picnic facilities, walls, sheds and buildings; Installs and repairs locks and keys; Paints buildings and facilities; Designs, installs and repairs audio visual, telephone, cable, alarms, satellites, computer systems and equipment; Designs, installs and repairs plumbing and irrigation system and equipment; Work at this level routinely requires sketching, drawing, drafting, pricing materials and labor; Designs, fabricates and uses special tools and devices in specialty area; Reads complex and standard prints, diagrams, schematics, manuals and related materials; Prepares estimates and purchases materials; Attends courses and acquires and retains necessary training to remain current in craft; Operates motor vehicle; assists with snow and ice removal; Assists other trades as necessary; Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of the common practices, tools and terminology of the mechanical or skilled trade(s) mastered; comprehensive knowledge of the use and characteristics of common building materials; comprehensive knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with assigned trade; skill in the use of tools and equipment; ability to draw and work from sketches, drawings, plans or specifications; ability to follow and issue oral and written instructions; ability to estimate needed materials and time required for various jobs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED), or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship in a relevant skilled trade and at least two years of experience working in carpentry, cabinet-making, plumbing or audio-visual repair, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements: A driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. May require a Class B commercial driver's license.

Job code: 435

Posted on: Feb 13, 2018

Closes on: February 26, 2018

Water and Sewer - Utility Lines Technician I

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Job Title: Utility Lines Technician I

Department: Water and Sewer

Salary: $23,108.80 to $30,326.40 yearly

Type: Full-Time

Notes: As per job description - (3) Vacancy

General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs manual work to install, maintain and repair water and sewer systems involving the use of specialized tools and equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. 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, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, 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 depth perception, peripheral, 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 inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: • Installs, maintains and repairs water and sewer lines; operates a variety of equipment, mowers and trucks. • Performs a variety of tasks in installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines, makes taps, installs and repairs service lines and laterals; • Transports crew, materials and equipment; drives truck to and from maintenance and construction sites; • Repair waterline breaks by cutting pavement, removing materials, repair pipe, fill hole with backflow materials and tamp or roll fill material; • Assist with repair of sanitary sewer system backups and overflows including CCTV and flushing of sewer lines; • Spots for and directs drivers, runs flagging activity and directs traffic at construction sites; • Installs and maintains informational, regulatory and construction signs; • Constructs, repairs and maintains manholes; • Repair landscaping after installation, maintenance or repair; • Assist with a variety of after hour emergency problems, stand-by and trouble calls; • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the maintenance, repair and manual tasks of the area assigned; general knowledge in the use of common and specialized hand and power tools required in the work; thorough knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of mechanical equipment required in the work; ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience: No prior training or experience required.

Special Requirements: A driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. A Class B commercial driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. A VDOT Flagger certificate is required.

Job code: cTechIUtL

Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

Closes on: Open until filled