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October 1, 2021

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



(All City meetings are open to the public)

City Council Work Session

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

City Council Regular Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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 relation

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 grounds keeping 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.

Open Until Filled


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.

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, October 11, 2021 in observance of Columbus Day. Trash collection routes for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, October 13th. 


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

Beautification Committee

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (ETJ member) 

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie   Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee             

Council Members:  Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith, Rex Stainback

Kelly Traynham, Interim City Manager  Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

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