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April 10, 2020

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


(All City meetings are open to the public):

City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. will be held electronically using Zoom. Requests to speak during the Public Comment Period or for more information contact City Clerk, Traci Storey at 252-533-2840. 

Written comments may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to P.O. Box 38, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 no later than Monday, April 20, 2020.  


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.

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