Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Water Treatment Plant Operator

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible skilled and technical work in the operation of a water treatment plant.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
Employees in this class perform a variety of operational, maintenance and laboratory duties designed to produce a safe and adequate supply of properly treated water. Work is performed on assigned or rotating shifts and includes monitoring the plant’s operations through observation, mechanical readings, and the results of standard chemical and biological tests and making necessary adjustments in the process as demands or maintenance. Employees maintain records of work activities and test result. Work is performed in accordance with regulations of the State Division of Health Services and the State Division of Environmental Management. Work is performed on varying shifts and under general supervision. Employees work in inside and outside environments, and are subject to extreme hot and cold weather, and are exposed to various hazards such as loud noises, moving, mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, poor ventilation, working in small spaces. Work is evaluated on the basis of water quality, supply, standard logs and records, and the adherence to established operating policy.

Duties and Responsibilities
Operates the water plant; observes the operation of water pumps, electric motors and chemical feed machines. Collects samples and performs standard analyses and tests; keeps precise records and interprets results. Reads various charts, graphs, gauges, and meters; computes from readings and records the water volume pumped; monitors elevated storage tank level. Stops and starts pumps according to amount of water in demand and time of use energy savings. Performs standard repairs and maintenance of plant equipment; may assist with more difficult or complex equipment repair or replacement. Receives and unloads chemical deliveries to the plant; assures proper storage; fills; cleans and replaces tanks of chemicals and other tanks. Mows grass around plant and associated facilities; operates trimmer; performs custodial care of building including sweeping and mopping floors, dusting, and cleaning windows and restrooms. Performs all other related dues as required and requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Some knowledge of state laws regulating water purification and the standard procedures necessary to meet permitted requirements. Some knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of equipment, instruments and control devices used in water treatment. Some knowledge of the standards tests and equipment used in required laboratory analysis of water. Ability to solve routine technical or operational problems. Ability to perform and conduct standards laboratory tests. Ability to understand and interpret sometimes detailed and procedural oral and written instructions. Ability to prepare detailed records and reports accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and superiors.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 lbs, grasping. Must possess visual acuity necessary to reach charts, gauges and dials, to inspect small moving parts, and to complete and read a variety of records and reports.

Education & Experience
Must have the equivalency of a high school education supplemented by chemistry, biology, or mechanical maintenance course work or a combination of education and experience. Level C Water Treatment Operator Certification preferable.

Special Requirements
Must possess NC driver’s license. Must be willing to obtain a level C Water Treatment Operator Certification.

How to Apply
Please mail a Town of Franklin application form to the NCWorks Career Center Office at 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Physical address is 23 Macon Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734. Office contact number is (828) 369-9534. Applications are available Here. Please contact 828-524-2616, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date – December 14, 2018
Starting pay - $15.34/hr.
The Town of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part Time Firefighter

The Town of Franklin is currently accepting application for part-time firefighters. The Firefighter protects life and property by performing mitigation activities during emergency situations to include fires, medical incidents, rescue and other circumstances. Other duties include performing maintenance of vehicles and fire stations, conducting pre-plan fire, promoting emergency prevention and public education, and representing the Town of Franklin Fire Department to the public at various events.

Duties and Responsibilities
These duties and responsibilities are not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the Town.
• Performs fire control and rescue operations by entering burning structures, utilizing systematic search procedures to locate and rescue trapped victims, determining safe evacuation paths, locating fire source, extinguishing the fire, operating heavy equipment and apparatus, forcing entry into structures, locating hydrants and other sources of water, operating hose lines, examining fire damage, and salvage and overhaul.
• Responds to traffic accidents, extricates patients from their vehicles using extrication techniques and equipment, providing stabilization first aid and basic life support, communicating with patient and providing transfer of care report, mitigating minor hazmat incidents, securing scenes, and extinguishing vehicle fires.
• Participates in continuous professional development by attending training in areas such as fire ground operations, EMT, search and rescue, driver/operator training, NIMS, physical fitness and hazmat operations.
• Maintains equipment and the facility by performing daily preventative maintenance, testing fire equipment, and maintaining standard living conditions in facility.
• Performs operational support and administrative duties by facilitating fire prevention education, fire truck displays, station tours, installing smoke detectors, and assisting the public in emergency and non-emergency situations.
• Responds to customers' needs within the scope of training and expertise.
• Represents the department at special events including parades and open houses.
• Participates in pre-fire planning.
• Works irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed.
• Performs work during emergency/disaster situations.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Education and Experience
Applicant must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and the ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job such as those listed above.

Licenses and Professional Certifications
• NC EMT (Preferred) EMR (Minimum)
• NC Firefighter Certification
• NC Driver License Class B
• NC Driver Operator Pumps (Preferred)
• NC Driver Operator EVD (Preferred)
• NC Driver Operator Aerial (Preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of effective customer service; basic principles of fire science; emergency management techniques; hazardous materials management techniques; emergency medical practices; basic local and state fire ordinances; and basic principles of rescue.

Skilled in performing fire suppression and rescue operations; operating firefighting equipment; performing basic vehicle maintenance; preparing written incident reports; using a computer and related software applications; and communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Ability to represent the Town in a professional and respectful manner while interacting with a diverse set of individuals within the workplace and the community.

Working Conditions
Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions having the lighting, temperature, and noise of an open floor-plan office environment. The employee is also exposed to outdoor conditions when responding to calls, and may be frequently exposed to weather elements including rain, wind, varying temperatures, etc. In addition, the employee must effectively deal with personal danger, which may include exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials, fumes and smoke, intense heat, electrical hazards, confined or high work places, dangerous animals, extremely loud noises, hazards of emergency driving, hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, and natural and man-made disasters.

Physical Requirements
A portion of work is performed within an office environment, primarily behind a desk, and frequently includes the operation of a computer. The employee must read and write, and interact with others in person, over the phone, and via other devices. Travel is often required to outside sites in order to perform the duties described above, as well as to attend meetings, trainings, events, and other business activities. Work also requires running, walking, standing, bending, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, and/or moving equipment and injured/deceased persons, pushing and pulling various objects, climbing stairs and ladders, performing life-saving and rescue procedures, and operating assigned equipment including motor vehicles. Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Please submit a Town of Franklin application form at Town Hall. You can find an application here. For additional information you can contact HR Officer Travis Tallent at 828-524-2516 ext. 312.

Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Vacancies

The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to fill two vacancies on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. The Town is looking for a town resident and an alternate ETJ resident to serve as a representative on this board that serves on both the Planning board and the Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and the Planning Board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Town Hall Board Room. A time commitment of approximately 2 hours a month is necessary. A resume and current address is required. For more information or to express an interest in serving on the board, please contact Town Planner, Justin Setser at (828) 524-2516.