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The Town of Elkin currently has 2 positions open. One is with Public Works, and one is at the Fire Department: 

1) PUBLIC WORKS:
Utility Maintenance Supervisor - Under supervision of the Public Works Director, this position oversees and performs a variety of maintenance and repair tasks for the Town's water system. 


Any one position may not include all of the tasks listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all of the tasks performed. The list is intended to represent tasks performed within this classification, but other duties could be assigned not listed below: 

Performs supervisory and skilled maintenance work.
Responsible for assigning and inspecting work. 
Collects water systems.
Responsible for marking water lines.
Repairs main water line breaks.
Responds to emergency calls.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff.
Processes employee concerns and problems.
Directs work, counsels, disciplines, and assists in completing employee performance appraisals.
Responsible for training employees.
Installs new water lines.
Repairs main water lies breaks.
Oversees and participates in water system maintenance work.Installs water meters.
Checks for leaks.
Pulls water meters for testing.
Prepares water valves.
Repairs fire hydrants and installs ground meters and fire hydrants.
Makes water taps for new service, stops and starts water service.
Conducts on-call duties as assigned; responds to 24-hour emergencies.
Disassembles motors or units.
Engages in necessary removal of traffic control.
Performs manula labor as needed.
Performs tasks using welding and cutting torches in the repair and modification of equipment.
Performs other duties as my be prescribed by the Public Works Director.

Equipment Operated:
Backhoe, all tractors, dump truck, leaf truck, bobcat, mini excavator, trenchers, boring equipment, tapping machine, locating equipment, scada system.

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

Qualifications: 
High school diploma or GED.
Experience supplemented by vocational/technical training in maintenance trades; supplemented by one or two years previous experience and/or training involving waterline and meter maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience of using a computer. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Knowledge of various computer systems
Knowledge of locating water lines and using a line locator
Ability to use leak detection equipment
Ability to supervise water crew
Ability to read blueprints
Ability to communicate with public
Good knowledge of town layout
Ability to maintain records
Knowledge of OSHA regulations, safety hazards, practices, involved in sewer and water operations
Ability to read meters

Special Requirements:
Must be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds for an extended period of time. Must possess a valid NC Commercial Driver's License. Must have a Grade A Distribution Certificate. Must possess class B CDL, Class II collection license. 

Annual Salary:  $35,722.00
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TO APPLY:

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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2) FIRE DEPARTMENT: 
Class Title:         Firefighter I
FLSA:                         Exempt
Purpose of Class:  Under general direction, performs specialized fire fighting work in driving a fire apparatus and performs general fire fighting work in the combating, extinguishing, and prevention of fires;  this position serves as a skilled fire fighter and fire equipment operator;  performs related work as required.

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.

  • Drives fire apparatus to and from fire scenes in a safe manner.
  • Operates engine pump valves and levers and observes gauges during fire fighting operations to ensure that water pressure is correctly maintained.
  • Inspects pumping apparatus, pump unit, tires, batteries, brakes, and other systems and parts of fire engine to determine that fire apparatus is correctly maintained.
  • Cleans, services, maintains, and makes minor repairs to fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
  • Forces entry into burning structures and searches for and rescues occupants.
  • Participates in post-fire operations of cleaning and salvage.
  • Covers furniture and fixtures and sweeps and mops water to minimize water damage.
  • Maintains proper records on equipment and fire calls.
  • Performs fire inspections to ensure compliance with the fire code.
  • Develops course outline for training classes.
  • Attends lectures, studies manuals, and participates in fire drills to stay abreast of modern fire fighting techniques and to maintain developed skills.
  • Assist in keeping fire station in good condition by cleaning furniture, fixtures, and interior of station.
  • Maintains and promotes positive community relations through the presentation of talks and speeches to civic clubs, groups, schools and organizations, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Fire Chief.

 Equipment operated:  Fire apparatus, pumping equipment, forcible entry equipment, breathing equipment, generators, smoke ejectors, and other assigned equipment.

Reporting Relationship:  This position reports to the Fire Chief.

Working Conditions:  Work involves exposure to hazards of fire fighting work, risk to personal safety, use of respirator, heavy physical requirements and ability to be agile and perform body movements required to fight structural fires. Work can be characterized as pressure sensitive and stressful.

Qualifications of Class:

Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school, supplemented with advanced courses and seminars in the fire service to include fire fighting methods, first aid, fire prevention, and inspection methods.
Experience:  Responsible experience as a member of a fire fighting company, including completion of all required state and departmental training requirements; some experience as a fire fighter or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of streets and fire hydrants.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern fire fighting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of first aid principles and skill in their application.
  • Considerable knowledge of tools, equipment, and fire apparatus used in combating fires.
  • Considerable knowledge of fire department rules and regulations.
  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of assigned equipment.
  • Ability to operate and maintain motorized fire fighting equipment.
  • Ability to exercise resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergency situations.
  • Ability to recognize fie hazards and to exercise safety precautions to prevent injury to the employee and others.
  • Ability to prepare fire related reports.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with the general public; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agency representatives, Town officials, and citizens.
  • Good physical condition to be able to perform all body movements, perform heavy physical activities, wear respirator, and withstand exposure to extreme heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, and other inside and outside environmental conditions.

Special Requirements:  Possession of a valid Class B North Carolina driver’s license, Certification as a Level I fire fighter as required by the North Carolina Fire Commission, Certification as Level I fire inspector as required by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or preferably Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as required by North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Special Note:  This generic class specification gives a sound overview of the job class, its essential functions, and necessary job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist providing lengthy details about the one specific position.  These documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.

 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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