The Human Resources Department is responsible for administering Town personnel and benefits as well as maintaining employee records.
The Town of Weldon is inviting applications for the following full-time positions that are currently available:
The Fire Chief performs difficult public safety and management work planning, organizing, and directing the activities and personnel of the Town’s Fire Department. Work includes establishing a vision of excellence in customer service and emergency response readiness and long-range planning for programming, facilities, staff, and equipment needs. The Chief manages the department staff; prepares and monitors the budget; plans and evaluates work operations; directs the hiring, training, and counseling of personnel; evaluates the need for new equipment, stations, water supply, technology, and programs; and ensures a program of fire prevention and fire investigations. The employee attends major incidents and may take command at the site; consequently, skills must be maintained in the use of firefighting and fire equipment operation. The employee is subject to hazards associated with firefighting including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme weather, and exposure to various hazards such as exposure to high heat, exposure to chemicals, and in the proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working in high places. Employee may be exposed to atmospheric conditions and blood-borne pathogens may be required to wear a respirator, and may be required to work in close quarters. Considerable judgment and expertise is required in directing departmental activities especially in training and in setting and monitoring work standards. Work is performed under the general administrative supervision of the Town Administrator and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and written reports concerning the quality and effectiveness of fire and rescue work.
Desired education and experience include graduation from an accredited community college with a degree in fire science or related field and completion of advanced courses and seminars in fire administration and management and considerable fire service supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special requirements include possession of a valid class B North Carolina Driver’s License and possession of various certifications as required by the Town including Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operator, and EMS basic certification. The successful applicant will need to maintain residence within six (6) travel miles of a Town fire station to occur no later than six (6) months from date of hire.
The Codes Administrator issues permits and performs inspections of new construction and renovation projects to ensure compliance with State building codes; enforces zoning codes, minimum housing codes and other local codes and ordinances. He/she is responsible for the issuance of permits; the inspection of building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations for code compliance; serving as plans examiner for all construction in the Town; and reporting on code enforcement and inspections activities. In addition, the employee performs enforcement of zoning and nuisance codes and minimum housing codes. Tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in dealing with contractors and the general public. Work requires strong knowledge of building trades and construction practices, state certifications, and strong public contact, conflict resolution and administrative skills. Work subjects the employee to inside and outside environmental conditions; extremes in temperature; hazards associated with construction work; and may require one to work in close quarters, crawl spaces, and similar enclosed spaces. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated based on periodic conferences, review of inspection reports, enforcement activities, and through public reactions.
Desired education, experience, and certification include graduation from a community college with coursework in building trades and considerable experience in the building construction industry and enforcement of code standards; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference is given to those with a contractor’s license. State certification as a Building Inspector in the trade areas of electrical, mechanical, building, plumbing, and fire safety at Level III and possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license are required.
The position is paid at Salary Grade 16 and based on years of experience. The minimum starting annual salary for a codes inspector is $42,203.
Prospective applicants may secure, complete, and submit an application at the Weldon Town Hall, located at 109 Washington Avenue, P. O. Box 551, Weldon, NC 27890. In addition to the completed job application form, applicants are strongly encouraged to also submit a letter of interest and a resume. Positions will remain open until filled.
It is the policy of the Town of Weldon to foster, maintain and promote equal employment opportunity. The Town shall select employees on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications for the job and award them with respect to compensation and opportunity for training and advancement, including upgrading and promotion, without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with physical disabilities shall be given equal consideration with other applicants for positions in which their disabilities do not represent an unreasonable barrier to satisfactory performance of essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410
Washington, DC 20250-9410
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Weldon Town Hall
109 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 551
Weldon, NC 27890
(252) 536-4836 Tel.
(252) 536-4104 Fax