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Looking for employment with the Town of Elkin?  Currently there are numerous opportunities with Town of Elkin's  Public Works Department and the Rec & Parks Department.   Town benefits include: 

  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • $15,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 12 Paid Holidays per year
  • State Retirement
  • 401k
  • Rec Center family benefits 

1) Utility maintenance worker for Public Works  


Class Title:         Utility Maintenance Worker-Water
FLSA:                     Non-Exempt
Salary:                  
Utility Maintenance Worker -  $31,591 - $45,133  base rate; salary is based on qualifications. 

Purpose of Class: Under supervision of the Utility Maintenance Supervisor, the purpose of this position is to perform manual labor in a variety of construction, repair, and maintenance assignments.
Primary Tasks: Any one position may not include all of the tasks listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the tasks performed.  The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Performs semi-skilled manual labor.
  • Responsible for maintaining and repairing water systems and grounds.
  • Drives equipment to and from maintenance sites.
  • Operates dump truck, tractor with bush hog, fork lift, air compressor, backhoe, lawn mower, and sewer jet.
  • Performs general maintenance work and daily preventive maintenance on trucks and equipment.
  • Sets up work zone safety.
  • Installs and repairs water valves.
  • Assists in leak detection.
  • Maintains and repairs fire hydrants.
  • Performs general maintenance of water plant.
  • Installs oversized meters.
  • Repairs and maintains water booster stations.
  • Installs new water taps.
  • Installs and repairs leaks of water mains.
  • Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Utility Maintenance Supervisor.

Equipment operated:  Backhoe, air compressor, dump truck, utility truck, all tractors.\Reporting Relationship:  This position reports to the Utility Maintenance Supervisor.
Working Conditions:  Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
Qualifications of Class:
Education:  High school diploma or GED.
Experience:  Supplemented by one to two years previous experience and/or training involving water or sewer system maintenance, and or grounds keeping;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of safety hazards.
  • Knowledge of locating water lines.
  • Ability to use leak detection equipment.
  • Ability to communicate with the public.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Special Requirements: Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds for an extended period of time. Must possess a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License.

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2)  Class Title:  General Laborer for Public Works
       FLSA:     Non-exempt
       Apply:   Position open now  
       Salary:  Base rate is $28,654 - $40,934 base rate;  salary is based on qualifications. 

Purpose of Class: Under general supervision, performs all functions associated with Right-Of-Way semi-skilled laborer.

Primary Tasks: Any one position may not include all of the tasks listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the tasks performed.  The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Performs routine semi-skilled labor on building maintenance.
  • Provides general maintenance and repairs.
  • Picks up trash on the ground; disposes of trash and other refuse.
  • Empties and maintains waste bins.
  • Operates light dump trucks and mowing equipment.
  • Helps with brush pickup and annual leaf collection.
  • Performs as backup on sanitation truck.
  • Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Right-of-Way Supervisor.

Equipment operated:  Flat bed truck, all hand tools, various types of mowers, weed eaters.

 Reporting Relationship:  This position reports to the Right-of-Way Supervisor.

Working Conditions:  Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.

Qualifications of Class:

 Education: Any combination and or experience equivalent to completion of the eighth grade and some experience in the performance of heavy manual work.

Experience: Entry level or combination of experience of heavy manual work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate special motorized equipment safely on town streets.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public.
  • Ability to work well as a team member in carrying out work assignments.

 Special Requirements: Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds for an extended period of time. Must be able to operate light and medium equipment; work with large and small objects. Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s license.

THE TOWN OF ELKIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, RELIGION, AGE, OR NON-EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS.  In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Town of Elkin will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.




3)  Class Title: Right of Way Maintenance Supervisor for Public Works 
       FLSA:  Non-exempt
       Apply:  Position open now. 
       Salary:  Base rate is $40,321 - $57,603 base rate; salary based on qualification.

 Purpose of Class: Under supervision of the Public Works Director, oversees right-of-way crew.

Primary Task: Any one position may not include all of the tasks listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the tasks performed.  The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Oversees daily brush pickup.
  • Oversees right-of-way mowing.
  • Supervises snow and ice removal.
  • Drives equipment to and from maintenance sites.
  • Oversees annual leaf collection.
  • Supervises clearing of utility right-of-way.
  • Delivers and distributes town trucks to residents for brush and household pick-up.
  • Performs maintenance on equipment and Town trucks.
  • Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Public Works Director.
  • Applying pesticides.
  • Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Public Works Director.

Equipment operated:  Trucks, lawn mowers, tractors

 Reporting Relationship:  This position reports to the Public Works Director.

Working Conditions:  Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.

Qualifications of Class:

 Education:  High school diploma or GED.

 Experience:  Supplemented by one to two years previous experience and/or training involving equipment operation and Public Works maintenance, and or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate with public.
  • Ability to supervise right-of-way crew.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards.
  • Knowledge of equipment parts for purchase.
  • Knowledge of Town layout.
  • Ability to plan work schedule for right–of–way crew during adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to check inventory and order supplies; such as chemical pesticides.

 Special Requirements: Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds for an extended period of time.  Must possess a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License.  Possession of a Pesticide Applicator license is required for Grounds Maintenance employees applying pesticides.

THE TOWN OF ELKIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, RELIGION, AGE, OR NON-EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS.  In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Town of Elkin will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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4)   CLASS TITLE:         Recreation Center Supervisor for Rec & Parks Dept. 
       FLSA:                            Non-Exempt (fixed salary for fluctuating hours)

Purpose of Class:  Under general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director, plans, coordinates, supervises, and implements major phases of the recreation center facility; performs related work as required.

Primary Tasks:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs a diversified program of recreation center events, classes, fitness programs and other related activities for all ages.
  • Evaluates existing programs and determines the need to establish new programs.
  • Schedules and supervises use of the facility; enforces rules and regulations and maintains order and discipline.
  • Interacts with current and/or prospective members by giving tours, explaining policies and procedures, and demonstrating use of fitness equipment.
  • Assists the Director in establishing recreation center fees; collects fees and maintains accurate files and financial records.
  • Conducts public relations and social media for the Recreation Center and Recreation and Parks Department in coordination with other Town Departments.
  • Actively markets programs and memberships through a variety of approaches and avenues.
  • Works directly on group fitness, classes, and special events within the recreation center.
  • Coordinates various holiday special events and community trips.
  • Works directly on special interest programs including but not limited to: Senior Games & Special Olympics, Summer Day Camp, and youth events for out-of-school times.
  • Ensures proper maintenance and cleaning of recreation center facility; coordinates recreation center use with local school officials.
  • Prepares after-action reports on programs; maintains accurate files and records on existing programs.
  • Coordinates recreation center rental and personnel schedule with Recreation Office Assistant.
  • Requisitions necessary equipment, staff uniforms and recreation facility maintenance and ensures compliance with budget accounts and assists Director with preparation of items to be budgeted for annually.
  • Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Parks and Recreation Director.

 EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Vehicle, calculator, computer, telephone, and other equipment as required.

 REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  This position reports to the Parks and Recreation Director.

 WORKING CONDITIONS:  Employee exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions, both hot and cold weather; must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions; must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds constantly; must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures.

 QUALIFICATIONS OF CLASS:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in recreation administration or other closely related degree plan.

Experience: Considerable responsible experience in recreation, fitness, and athletics programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of recreation and fitness center administration.
  • Working knowledge of RecDesk operation system and a wide variety of, community recreation interests, needs, and activities as related to fitness and recreation activities.
  • Good knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
  • Ability to coordinate a wide variety of specialized recreation interests and activities related to the general area of recreation and fitness center activities and programs.
  • Ability to plan, direct, schedule and coordinate the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, instructors, coaches, the media, officials, and the public.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain status as CPRP and to conduct effective training programs for volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to communicate with the public in a tactful manner and enforce center rules firmly with fairness and discretion when appropriate.

Special Preferences: Certified Parks and Recreation Professional certificate preferred; Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license and valid First Aid and CPR certification or can be obtained upon hire.

THE TOWN OF ELKIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, RELIGION, AGE, OR NON-EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS.  In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Town of Elkin will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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