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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

Job Openings

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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Police Officer - Police-Services
Salary:   $36,729.53 - $59,134.55
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   3110PolceOfcr
Notes:   Starting Salary $39,500.00 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.

 

Police Officer - Police-Services
Salary:   $36,729.53 - $59,134.55
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   3110PolceOfcr Certified
Notes:   **Certified** Starting Salary $40,487.50 Must possess State Law Enforcement Certification and provide a copy of applicants driver's license and social security card to Human Resources.
Posted On:   06/18/2020
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 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 Official - Parks & Recreation-Recreation
Notes:   Salary: $22.00 - $32.00 per game. Officiates adult and youth sports including baseball, basketball, football. 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.  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.

 

PT Scorekeeper - Parks and Recreation-Recreation
Notes:   Salary $10.00 - $14.00 per game
Job Type:   Part Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   7129PTScorekepr
Posted On:   11/12/2019
Closes On:   Open Until Filled
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs routine clerical and technical work keeping score sheets and/or time for youth and adult sports, including football, basketball, soccer, softball and baseball.  Does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision.  Some knowledge of scorekeeping practices and procedures and timekeeping practices and procedures is preferred.  Ability to work on an on-call basis is preferred.  Must have ability to keep score in the official format for the sport assigned.  Must have ability to operate timing device for designated sport in facility assigned.  Ability to write in a legible manner.  Must be 16 years of age or older.  Will work some weekends and 10-30 hours per week.

 

Recreation Maintenance Worker - Parks and Recreation-Recreation
Salary:   $27,446.44 - $44,188.77
Job Type:   Full Time
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Job Code:   7111RecMaintWkr
Notes:   Must be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background check. Must have a valid driver's license and experience operating motorized equipment. Some weekend work will be required.
Posted On:   09/17/2020
Closes On:   10/05/2020
Job Description:  

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate semiskilled work maintaining and repairing athletic fields and facilities, performing general maintenance and grounds keeping duties, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Recreation Program Superintendent.

 

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

  • Prepares athletic fields for play; marks lines on playing fields; reshapes mounds; resets bases; performs general field maintenance duties.
  • Mows and maintains athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds; plants shrubs, sows grass, blows leaves, and maintains beds; trims hedges and weeds around fences, play equipment, and other areas not accessible by mower.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms; replenishes paper supplies and soap as necessary; clears clogged drains in sinks and toilets.
  • Performs light maintenance and repair of equipment; checks and changes oil, water, and fluid levels; changes filters.
  • Loads, transports, and unloads various materials, equipment, and supplies to various locations and facilities.
  • Empties garbage cans; picks up litter and debris.
  • Assists with snow and ice removal.
  • Helps set up facilities for events.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of tools, materials, and equipment used in facility and ground maintenance work; general knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies, and equipment and ability to use them economically and efficiently; some knowledge of safety precautions applicable to the duties of the class; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to read and write; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to operate tools and equipment safely; 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 speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; 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 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 regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to vibration; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

 

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.