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February 28, 2020

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800


(All City meetings are open to the public):


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 has been canceled due to lack of agenda items and the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall being used as a polling site for the Primary Election.

The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Library Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.

Beautification Committee Meeting

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.


The City of Roanoke Rapids is accepting applications for the following positions:

(Part Time) Daytime Lifeguard (Aquatic Center – Parks & Recreation)

An employee in this position assists in all aspects of operations of the recreation center swimming pool and aquatic center.  This employee has the responsibility for making sure that the facility is maintained in good condition, to ensure that participants in swimming activities and classes are in a safe and clean environment.

Minimum qualifications: 

Must be able to obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard/ First Aid/ CPR/AED certification within 1 month of employment.

Essential duties and tasks:

*   Teaches Red Cross swimming lessons

*   Provides routine pool maintenance to ensure cleanliness and safe environment for patrons

*   Works as a team to provide supervision of a large number (sometimes as many as 300 pool patrons – team is comprised of approximately seven lifeguards).

*   Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Center Supervisor.

Equipment Mechanic I (Garage – Public Works Department)

An employee in this class serves as a skilled mechanic in the garage.  This employee performs responsible and specialized skilled mechanical work on a variety of automotive, construction and specialized equipment which will include, but not limited to mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel motors and engines.  They will also be performing preventative maintenance, particularly on heavy equipment. The work requires operation of various test equipment and hand tools in order to support the work in both inside and outside environments.

Qualifications include graduation from high school supplemented by course work in repair and maintenance of heavy equipment and engines and considerable experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair.

Police Officer (Roanoke Rapids Police Department)

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties to protect life and property in the City. Basic Law Enforcement Training is preferred but not required. (Open Until Filled)

The City of Roanoke Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications may be obtained at www.roanokerapidsnc.com or may be picked up at City Hall – 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids

Phone: (252) 533-2845 – Fax (252) 537-2097



Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at (252) 533-2840 for committee information.

 Beautification Committee

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (In-Town & ETJ member)  

Senior Center Advisory Committee        

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie       Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee            

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager   Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

Traci V. Storey, City Clerk           Kathy Kearney, Deputy City Clerk