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October 28, 2018

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue

(252) 533-2800


(All City meetings are open to the public):

Library Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.

City Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.


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


(Roanoke Rapids Police Department)

An employee in this class must have working knowledge of criminal investigation division day to day operations and the uniform patrol division’s day to day operations.  

Qualifications: - Minimum of 15 years Law Enforcement experience

– Minimum of 4 years supervisory experience

– Must demonstrate ability to schedule employees, approve leave times, schedule in-service training, and coordinate off-duty work

- Must be able to coordinate maintenance of vehicles, radios, weapons, computer and other equipment.

- Must have successfully completed a management program or be able to complete program within one year.  

All applicants must complete a City of Roanoke Rapids Application and Department of Justice F-3 (both forms are available at www.roanokerapidsnc.com).

Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm on Wednesday – October 31, 2018.

(Part Time) Water Aerobics Instructor  (Parks & Recreation Department)

An employee in this class plans, coordinates and provides instruction for water fitness program activities.  Qualifications: - Water Fitness Instructor Certifications (preferred, but not required) - High School diploma or GED - Must have excellent people service skills, must have ability to provide service with integrity.  Must have a valid NC Driver’s license.

Street Maintenance Worker I (Public Works Department)

An employee in this class must be able to perform a variety of semi-semiskilled and manual labor tasks related to the maintenance of streets, storm drains, driveways, cemetery, and public buildings and ground.  Work may include performing various horticultural and ground maintenance practices, performing building maintenance tasks and operating some light equipment. Must have a valid NC Driver’s license.

(Part Time) Public Works Worker (Public Works Department)

An employee in this class performs skilled technical and trades work in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment.  Job duties include but are limited to grass cutting, leaf collection, street sign maintenance, and other duties necessary in the Public Works Department.  Must have a valid NC Driver’s license.

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.

Code Enforcement Officer (Building Inspector) (Planning & Development)

An employee in this class must perform inspections of construction projects to enforce local and state laws, ordinances, specifications, and standards. Assist in review of construction plans, correspond/meet with contractors to review specifications, inspect construction in progress and upon completion.  Position requires considerable knowledge of construction techniques, processes and materials and the corresponding laws and standards. Is responsible for issuance of permits; the inspection of construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations with code compliance and the records task associated with inspections.  Reviews site plans, blueprints and specifications and receive applications for permits. Must have considerable knowledge of state building codes and local laws, and the City’s ordinances. Must have the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. Must have skills in reading and interpreting plans and specifications.  Employees not meeting the Level II certification requirements for this class at salary grade shall be hired at lower salary grade as a “work against” until the Level II qualifications can be met. Must also possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

All Positions are 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


MUNICIPAL OFFICES CLOSED/TRASH COLLECTION: Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day. Trash collection routes for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, November 14th.


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

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

►Library Advisory Committee

►Senior Center Advisory Committee

►Beautification Committee

►Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee             

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Carol H. Cowen, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager  Gilbert Chichester, City Attorney

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