Current Job Openings
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia is seeking an amazing and organized person who can deliver excellent customer service and excel in the role of full-time Administrative Assistant for a small, yet diverse, Community Development Department. We are looking for a focused team player who can be the center of a complex process and keep all the team members on track. Expected hiring range is $30,000 to $35,000, depending on experience. The position comes with excellent benefits. A complete job description and application can be found below. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT: COVER LETTER, RESUME, APPLICATION and AT LEAST THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES. Position is open until filled. Application review will begin on October 20. The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
TOWN OF ROCKY MOUNTTOWN PLANNER
The Town of Rocky Mount seeks an interesting, dynamic, community-oriented planner with top-notch customer service and project management skills. Candidates should be eager to work in a small office with a family atmosphere, advocating for a town with recent visionary improvements, a long growth cycle and a healthy local business climate.
The Town's most recent planner left voluntarily after a successful three-year tenure.
The Town recently opened the Harvester Performance Center as a means to facilitate current and future economic development and growth. The successful applicant must help shepherd that economic growth through visionary planning, anticipating problems and implementing solutions. The ideal applicant will plan for future needs and push co-workers, planning commissioners, council members and the public to advocate for the Town's best interests and outcomes.
In order to be effective in the job, the applicant should be personable, approachable, professional and dedicated to setting and reaching goals in service to the Town. With this search, the Town desires to find a planner who wants to work in a small-town setting for a number of years. Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in urban planning, geography, economics, public administration, civil engineering or a related field.
Rocky Mount desires multidisciplinary applicants, particularly those with past Geographic Information Systems training and experience. Experience in similar types of planning environments will be considered when determining which applicants to interview.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to train to earn AICP and Virginia certified zoning official status, and will be expected to join trade groups which will assist in personal and professional growth.
Excellent benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance, Virginia Retirement System and more. Salary negotiable, dependent on 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 could be a good fit for you;
• required Town employment application;
• 3-5 references who can vouch for your education, training and character.
The position is open until filled. First applicant reviews begin Monday, September 29.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Out-of-area applicants may request an application be mailed to them by calling (540) 483-5243.
Employment Application Online: (Click here) - An online version of Town of Rocky Mount employment application is available for download in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Town of Rocky Mount PDF employment applications are not to be altered in any way. Detection of application alterations will disqualify such applications from being reviewed. (Please note this is a large file and may take a few minutes to download. In addition, you will not have the option to fill out this application online. You must print the application and fill it out by hand. )
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, make sure you state in the subject line that an application is attached.If submitting application via fax, please include a coversheet to the attention of Amy Gordon. Please also clearly indicate the number of pages being sent.
Town of Rocky Mount
Attn: Amy D. Gordon
345 Donald Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Phone: 540-483-5243 Fax: 540-483-8830