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August 13, 2021

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



(All City meetings are open to the public)

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Roanoke Rapids City Council scheduled for Tuesday, August 17, 2021 has been cancelled due to the lack of agenda items. 

The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

City Council meetings can be viewed through Zoom (See City website for link) and on Spectrum Channel 193.


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

Head Librarian (Roanoke Rapids Public Library)

The Head Librarian is responsible for the day to day operation of a busy library.

Minimum Qualifications:

Position requires MLS from an ALA accredited university

Must be eligible for NC Public Library Certification

Minimum of 3 years administrative experience preferred; also extensive experience with budgeting, automation and programming

Must have ability to establish and maintain excellent customer service, staff and community relations

Position Open until Filled

Police Officer (Certified)

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate.

Must be able to furnish documentary evidence showing the applicant has met the education requirement for the criminal justice field of expected employment.

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Possession of valid driver’s license with an active and consecutive 3-year satisfactory verifiable driving history.  Driving history will be checked. (Must be able to be licensed in the State of North Carolina).

Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the North Carolina Training & Standards Commission.

Salary is Negotiable depending on experience

Position Open until Filled

(Part Time) Building Supervisor (Parks & Recreation)

An employee in this position supervises scheduled activities and is the City’s point of contact during these activities.  This may include any of the Parks & Recreation Facilities:  TJ Davis Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, Jo Story Senior Center, Chaloner Recreation Center, Canal Museum, Roanoke Rapids Public Library, Kirkwood Adams Community Center, Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED certification.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Hours are mainly evenings and weekends according to activities that are scheduled.

Open Until Filled

(Part Time) Public Works Worker (Public Works Dept)

An employee in this position is responsible for assisting in the groundskeeping operations of the different properties within the City.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in operating various related equipment such as a weed-eater and lawnmower.

Must hold a valid driver’s license.

Must have a high school diploma or GED.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

Gather and organize materials for each project.

Ensure that litter is picked up.

Responsible for fertilizing, cutting, pruning and trimming all greenery, removing snow and ice, raking leaves 

Other duties include ensuring customer satisfaction and assisting in storm damage clean up.

Sanitation Worker (Public Works Dept)

An employee in this position works as a member of a crew led by a Sanitation Equipment Operator in loading and unloading refuse over an established route.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must hold a valid driver’s license.

Must have a high school diploma or GED.


Minimum Qualifications:

Must hold American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

Must be able to complete ½ mile swim in under 20 minutes.

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 Supervisor.

Note:  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


FIRE SAFETY FAIR: The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department’s Fire Safety Fair will be held Friday, August 20, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Adams Community Center – 1100 Hamilton Street. Children’s activities, food, music, safety information and Sparky the Fire Pup.


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:  Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith

Kelly Traynham, Interim City Manager   Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

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