The Town of Rocky Mount is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced and community-oriented planner with top-notch project management and communication skills. Candidates should be eager to plan for and establish the community’s vision while working closely with the public, advocating best planning practices in a town with recent visionary improvements, a long growth cycle and a healthy local business climate.
Rocky Mount is home to the Harvester Performance Center, which serves as a catalyst for current and future economic development and growth. The successful applicant must help shepherd such growth in the community through creative planning, anticipating problems, and implementing solutions. The ideal applicant will plan for future needs driving Town Council, co-workers, planning commissioners, administrators and the public to effectively advocate the Town’s best interests and outcomes. We have also just recently completed an update of our five-year Community Master Plan. To be effective, the applicant should be flexible, knowledgeable of local and state code, and dedicated to setting and reaching goals in service to the Town and the profession.
Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, geography, economics, public administration, civil engineering or a related field. Masters in urban planning desired, but not required. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to train to earn AICP and Virginia Certified Zoning Official status, and will be expected to join professional associations to assist in personal and professional growth. With this search, the Town desires to find an experienced planner who wants to work in a small-town setting with subsequent above-average tenure; we will also consider exceptional recent graduates. Rocky Mount desires multidisciplinary applicants, particularly those with past Geographic Information Systems training and experience, code enforcement practices, and writing and public speaking skills. Expected project management opportunities over the next five years include: realignment of the Business US 220/VA 40 intersection; North Main Street redevelopment; park, trail and recreational amenities; ongoing sidewalk and pedestrian access improvements; partnerships with state and local agencies for amenity development; and major employer development.
The Planner reports to the Community Development Director/Assistant Town Manager, but works closely with all departments, including the Town Manager’s Office, Public Works, Water and Wastewater, Finance, Police, Fire, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Economic Development Authority. Excellent benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, education incentives, Virginia Retirement System and more. Salary negotiable, dependent upon education, experience and certifications. To apply, submit the following to Amy D. Gordon, Finance Department, 345 Donald Avenue, Rocky Mount, VA 24151:
- a cover letter demonstrating why Rocky Mount would be a good fit for you;
- required Town employment application;
- 3-5 references who can vouch for your education, training, and character.
This position is open until filled. First applicant reviews begin Friday, May 12, 2017. The Town of Rocky Mount is an equal opportunity employer.
Public Facilities Director
The Town of Rocky Mount is currently seeking applicants for the position of Public Facilities Director. This position will oversee the maintenance and expansion of all Town facilities including water treatment, wastewater treatment, streets, parks, storm water facilities, buildings, refuse collection, and other grounds. This managerial position requires a degree in civil engineering or similar, and at least three years of experience in a related environment. If you have a passion for construction, an eye for quality and the ability to work with a dedicated team of experts, you are encouraged to apply. The Town of Rocky Mount offers excellent compensation and benefits and is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is negotiable based on education and experience but the expected hiring range is from $61,000 to $65,000. Residency in Franklin County is required. To apply, submit a completed Town application, resume, and salary history to Mrs. Amy Gordon, 345 Donald Avenue, Rocky Mount VA. 24151. Open until filled. EOE
Obtaining an Application
A Town of Rocky Mount application is required for all job postings. Area residents may obtain employment application material from the Finance Department in the Town of Rocky Mount Municipal Building located at 345 Donald Avenue, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. An online version of Town of Rocky Mount employment application is available here for your convenience. Town of Rocky Mount employment applications are not to be altered in any way. Detection of application alterations will disqualify such applications from being reviewed.
Submitting an Application
Applications may be submitted in person or via mail, e-mail, or fax. Application materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date or as otherwise stated in the job posting. If submitting application via e-mail, please make sure to include the position you are applying for in the subject line. If submitting application via fax, please include a cover sheet to the attention of Amy Gordon and indicate the number of pages being sent. NOTE: Please see job posting for required documents needed to accompany application. An application will not be considered unless all documents are received.
Town of Rocky Mount
Attn: Amy D. Gordon
345 Donald Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Phone: 540-483-5243 Fax: 540-483-8830
The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.