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PHONE:  (540) 375-3060|FAX:  (540) 375-4058|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:  humanresources@salemva.gov
RISK MANAGER:  (540) 375-3015|LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

How To Apply

Below is a list of our current job openings.   If you would like to apply,  please visit our Job Application Site to complete an application. 

A copy of a resume or detailed list of job functions for each employer is required. That information should be listed in the resume field. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Actual cover letters and resumes may be submitted by email to the Human Resource Department at humanresources@salemva.gov.

Please contact the Human Resource Department at 540-375-3060, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., for further assistance.

 

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Accounting Technician - Finance-Administration
Salary:   $34,307.43 - $55,234.96
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   1242AcctTech
Posted On:   06/11/2019
Closes On:   06/24/2019
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate technical work processing accounts payable and payroll, preparing deposits, entering data into computer, maintaining financial records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned supervisor.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • Receives, enters, codes, and processes payments; reviews data entry for accuracy; reviews, approves, and audits revenue collections; prepares and deposits funds, prepares journal entries for general ledger accounts and funds; enters data into financial system and reconciles bank statements; issues stop payments; processes refunds.
  • Prepares, receives, and codes invoices, submits invoices for approval and payment; prepares and processes customer billing; prepares, reconciles, processes, and submits purchase orders; ensures accuracy of coding and resolves discrepancies.
  • Codes, monitors, and maintains credit card accounts and invoices; verifies credit card charges and approvals.
  • Reviews and audits payroll records; ensures time has been entered correctly, enters time and leave for employees as needed; prepares and submits payroll reports for approval.
  • Prepares and maintains financial reports.
  • Answers telephones and responds to customer inquiries; prepares and processes work orders; contacts customer for billing information; enters new customers into financial system; researches and mails returned to sender checks issued.
  • Assists with budget process and audits; gathers information for Auditors as directed.
  • Assists employees with financial software and computer issues.
  • Orders supplies and maintains inventory.
  • Requests W9 for new vendors; runs IRS TIN match; files W9s.
  • Provides administrative support including answering phones, greeting visitors, maintaining department calendar, and scheduling meetings; processes incoming and outgoing mail; types various correspondence, meeting minutes, etc.; maintains department files.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the accounts payable system and procedures; general knowledge of bookkeeping terminology and methods; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, and equipment; general knowledge of routine accounting principles; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; ability to maintain financial records and to prepare reports and statements; ability to post accounts and to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, associates, and the general public.

 

Education and Experience

Associates/Technical degree with coursework in accounting, business administration, or related field and moderate experience involving the maintenance of payroll and financial records and providing administrative support, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and speaking or hearing, frequently requires using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

 

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Buyer - Finance
Salary:   $38,547.83 - $62,062.00
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   1244Buyer
Notes:   Experience or training in procuring goods and services required. A Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) is preferred.
Posted On:   06/18/2019
Closes On:   07/01/2019
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate skilled technical work procuring municipal services, supplies, materials, and equipment, overseeing the purchasing card program, maintaining contracts, processing purchasing orders, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Director of Finance.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

Manages procurement processes and enforces policy compliance; creates, sources, and awards solicitations/contracts (RFQ, ITB, RFP, Cooperative, Sole Source, Emergency, etc.); oversees evaluation committees; conducts procurement training.

Administers, maintains, and audits the Purchasing Card program; serves as the program administrator for Bank of America's Works application; reviews and reconciles credit card statements and reports.

Maintains and updates contract files; verifies all terms and conditions have been met; processes renewals if applicable.

Approves purchase orders in the financial software system; determines if proper procurement methods were followed.

Orders Salem merchandise and supplies for various departments.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of business methods, markets, and purchasing practices; thorough knowledge of the laws relating to public purchasing; thorough knowledge of various grades and qualities of a variety of materials, supplies, and equipment used by the City or School division; thorough knowledge of procedures required for obtaining quotes, bids, and vendor services; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, and equipment; ability to write clear and concise specifications; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, suppliers, and the general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED and considerable experience in the procurement of goods and services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

 

Special Requirements

Certified Professional Public Buyer (CCPB) certification is preferred.

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Last Revised:  12/12/2017


 

 

Police Officer - Police-Services
Salary:   $36,365.87 - $58,549.06
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   3110PolceOfcr
Notes:   $4000 Certification pay for VA Certified Officers. Must provide a copy of applicants driver's license and social security card to Human Resources.
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs protective service work patrolling the City, responding to service requests, enforcing laws and ordinances, making arrests, testifying in court, preparing records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Police Sergeant.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of criminal and traffic laws, suspicious activities, or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; explains and enforces applicable State and local laws and ordinances.
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, and suspects to obtain additional necessary information regarding crimes, accidents, violations, etc.; helps investigate crimes and collect evidence; conducts searches.
  • Enforce traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations and investigates traffic accidents; completes seatbelt surveys in certain locations to view problem areas.
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; attempts to reduce law infractions and accidents through high visibility.
  • Serves warrants, summons, civil and criminal papers, etc.; attends and testifies in court; discusses cases with the Commonwealth Attorney.
  • Detains, arrests, transports, and/or escorts suspects and evidence to the appropriate facility with due regard for safety.
  • Ensures vehicle is properly maintained and performs vehicle inspections; maintains individual equipment.
  • Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments; completes court paperwork, accident reports, witness subpoenas, arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; complete miscellaneous community service reports such as seatbelt surveys, speed surveys, citizen questionnaires, etc.
  • Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned; may be assigned to investigation, animal control, DARE, schools, or other technical or special support operations.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; general knowledge of applicable local, Federal, and State laws; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly, and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to hazards and circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other law enforcement officials, medical personnel, legal personnel, and general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires sitting, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts and working in high, precarious places; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

 

Special Requirements

Obtain Law Enforcement Officer Certification within one year. Must meet and maintain all department, State and Federal training and education requirements for the position. Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

PT Deputy Sheriff I - City Sheriff
Notes:   Must have current law enforcement, Court Services or corrections certification.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   2180PTDpShrfI
Posted On:   06/04/2019
Closes On:   06/24/2019
Job Description:  

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Performs intermediate protective service work in the Sheriff’s Office involving a variety of general or support duty assignments; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Chief Deputy Sheriff.

 

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects, and some medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and hazards.  The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Performs a variety of public safety duties in the Sheriff’s Office including courtroom security, transportation, personnel, service of civil process, etc.
  • On an assigned shift, performs a scheduled or assigned Sheriff’s Office duty;
  • Performs assigned court services and security duties, assists clerk’s office, operates metal detectors and x-ray machine, and executes judge’s orders and direction;
  • Transports prisoners, detainees, mental patients, etc. to appointments, court or other transports as assigned;
  • Executes evictions, repossessions, detainments or other court directed actions;
  • Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments;
  • Serves civil process and criminal arrest warrants and a variety of other court papers and directions;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

General knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to courts and criminal justice; general knowledge of the geography of the City and location of important buildings; some knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Sheriff’s Office; skill in the use of firearms, public safety equipment and motor vehicles; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Must meet and maintain all Office and State training and education requirements for position.

 

PT Food and Beverage Service Wkr - Catering
Notes:   Salary: $8.85 - $9.15 per hour Day and Evening Shifts. Occasional weekends.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   0051PTFoodBvWkr
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs manual work setting up and serving at banquets or other events, working concession stands, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant and/or Food and Beverage Manager.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • Sets up and break down rooms for parties or banquets.
  • Wait Staff for Banquet services to patrons.
  • Ensures that there is enough food on the buffet line and refills items as needed.
  • Accommodates all guests and is responsible for refilling beverages and removing dirty dishes from tables.
  • Work in Concession stands to sell catering products.
  • Ensures that customers receive everything ordered on a timely basis.
  • Opens, closes, and cleans up kitchen and concession stands.
  • Any other related work as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some knowledge of the nature of operations at the City's civic facilities; some knowledge of the use or care of food preparation equipment; ability to work long hours while standing and under high temperature conditions; ability to work with the public in a cordial, effective, and professional manner; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, and the general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in banquet services, concessions, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires sitting and tasting or smelling; work requires depth perception and color perception; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

 

Special Requirements

None

 

 

PT Laborer - Streets
Notes:   Salary: $10.50 per hour. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required prior to employment. Various positions available for Streets, Sanitation, Beautification, Building Maintenance, and Fleet Divisions.
Job Type:   Temporary
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   4200PTLaborer
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   09/30/2019
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs manual work in a variety of construction, maintenance, and repair projects, collecting refuse, performing general grounds keeping duties, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the close supervision of the Streets Crew Supervisor.

 

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Functions

  • Operates a variety of mowers and equipment in grass cutting and trimming operations; operates weed eater and leaf blower.
  • Cuts, trims, and removes shrubs and trees from Right of Ways, sidewalks, and roadways; collects and removes leaves.
  • Collects garbage, bulk items, dead animals, hazardous materials, and recycling; empties refuse containers.
  • Removes debris and trash from City properties and streets.
  • Assists in cleaning and maintaining sanitation trucks and grounds keeping equipment.
  • Assists in the set-up of seasonal events and activities by preparing and hanging signage, hanging and removing lights and decorations, etc.
  • Assists with snow removal and ice control; mixes salt; spreads salt on sidewalks.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some knowledge of the safe use, operation, and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of hand tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

 

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions, frequently requires sitting and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and occasionally requires tasting or smelling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; work is generally in a very quiet location (e.g. park trail, storage or file room).

 

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia

 

PT Official - Parks & Recreation-Recreation
Notes:   Salary: $17.00 per game. Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball. Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating. On-field and court experience officiating.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   7129PTOfficial
Posted On:   03/18/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball.  Must be dependable, with strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of the sport officiating.  On-field and court experience officiating and or NSA, ASA, USSSA certification preferred.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  Ability to work on an on-call basis preferred.  May work some weekends.

 

Surveillance Officer - Drug Court
Notes:   Bachelor's Degree preferred. Starting salary is $14.14.
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   0073SurvOffcer
Posted On:   06/18/2019
Closes On:   07/01/2019
Job Description:  

OBJECTIVES:

To receive persons visiting program offices in a courteous, friendly, and professional manner;

To assist the Drug Court Liaison in the preparation, maintenance and organization of program case files;

To prepare letters and reports as may be required;

To enter and extract data from the program’s case management information system and that of the Day Reporting Center/Department of Corrections system;

Prepare and compose written reports to the courts;

Concerning the progress of probationers;

Maintain orderly files and manage case records.

To accept and screen telephone calls for program staff;

Accurately recording messages when required;

To assist the Administrative Assistant, when requested in the preparation of financial or statistical reports;

Be effective in dealing with problem individuals;

To work effectively and courteously with co-workers;

The collection and posting of offender fees;

Such other duties as may reasonably be required by the Director or Drug Court Liaison.

 

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred, but will consider student currently

pursuing degree.

Effective use of inter-personal skills.

 Knowledge in the use of office equipment, such as typewriters, calculators, copy machines, FAX machines, and postage meters.

  Knowledge in the use of computer programs (Windows; Microsoft Word, Excel);

 Must have excellent computer skills.

 Basic familiarity with the use of standardized forms.

 Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in office settings.

 Good organizational skills.