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 The Town of Spindale

Is currently accepting applications for the position of


Salary Range: $24,061 - 36,092


Position Summary:  Operator must be willing to work as scheduled, Operate larger motorized compacting truck, work in unfavorable conditions like heat and cold, must have good mechanical aptitude and visual observation to drive equipment on tight streets, ability to lift heavy yard waste or furniture into a flat bed truck, run a leaf vacuum, move waste roll outs and perform other essential job related duties that may be assigned on a daily basis. 


Requirements: Must be able to climb, kneel, lift and carry up to 75 lbs occasionally, 20 lbs frequently, and 10 lbs constantly.

Must have a high school diploma, possess a North Carolina Class B or CDL Drivers License, and able to supervise other town employees and inmates.

Background check and drug test are required


Benefits: Competitive salary, health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement and 401K,holiday pay, sick and vacation days.


Please see http://www.spindalenc.net/home/employment for more information


 The Town of Spindale

Is currently accepting applications for the position of

Wastewater Treatment Operator

Salary Range: $25,264 - $31,580


Position Summary:  Operator must be willing to work as scheduled, able to handle hazardous chemicals, work in unfavorable conditions like heat and cold, must have good mechanical aptitude and visual observation.


Requirements: Must be able to climb, kneel, lift and carry up to 75 pounds

Must have a high school diploma and willing to obtain state certificate in wastewater treatment in a timely manner

Background check and drug test are required


Benefits: Competitive salary, health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement and 401K,holiday pay, sick and vacation days.


Please see http://www.spindalenc.net/home/employment for more information



 The Town of Spindale

is currently accepting applications for the position of


Salary Range: $30,708 - $46,062

 General Statement of Duties

Performs responsible fire suppression and incident response activities including operating fire apparatus and participating in firefighting, emergency medical response, hazardous materials response and technical rescue.

 Distinguishing Features of the Class:

 An employee in this class participates in the operations of fire suppression and incident response for emergency medical service, hazardous materials response and technical rescue, performs various facilities and equipment maintenance and performs fire prevention and education programming. Work is performed on a 24 hour shift and requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire suppression and rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment and requires the employee to incorporate the necessary changes into in-service training. Ability to make effective decisions under pressure is required in all aspects of work, particularly in operating apparatus during fire response.  The employee must interact with the public using firmness and tact to enforce various codes.  The employee is subject to the hazards associated with incidence response work including working in inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, high heat, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, wearing respirators, and working in close quarters.  The employee is also subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens.  Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and written reports concerning the quality and effectiveness of work completed.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

Responds to major alarms and participates in incident response including firefighting operations, operation of fire apparatus and other equipment as required; responds and participates in remediation activities of chemical spills, hazardous materials, emergency medical calls, technical rescue, and other related incidents.

Drives apparatus to incident scene; properly places apparatus to establish water supply or other needs; insures proper operation and pressure of hoses; issues equipment and monitors radio traffic for necessary response; returns fire apparatus and related equipment to service after incident response; participates in other post incident operations of cleaning and salvage.

Performs routine maintenance and servicing of equipment including washing and waxing trucks, checking fluid levels and proper operations of all apparatus and equipment on the apparatus.

Inspects station and equipment for proper appearance and condition.

Performs maintenance and cleaning of fire apparatus, equipment, station building, grounds, and related facilities; inspects various equipment for readiness including SCBAs, trucks, etc.

Participates in hose and  pumper testing; performs  hydrant testing and maintenance.

Assists with the preparation fire reports; participates in special projects and fire prevention activities as required.

Participates in fire prevention and public education programming.

Leads and/or participates in training activities for the department. 

Additional Job Duties:

May provide training for department staff and/or volunteers.

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of modern methods of fire suppression and of the use and maintenance of firefighting apparatus and equipment.

Considerable knowledge of incident response including response to hazardous materials spills, technical rescue, emergency medical and fire incident calls.

Considerable knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the Incident Command System..

Working knowledge of housing construction materials and methods.

Thorough knowledge of Town streets and layout.

Ability to operate computer equipment to prepare incident reports and maintain other records.

Ability to operate and maintain all departmental equipment and apparatus.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, officials, and members of the public.

Ability to make sound judgments in emergency situations.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing.

Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Must possess visual acuity to size up the color, volume, and extent of fire involvement at fire scenes, to operate heavy fire apparatus in emergency situations, and to prepare records and reports.

Desirable Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school supplemented by completion of courses and seminars in fire service and experience in a fire service; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid class B North Carolina driver's license.

Possession of North Carolina  Firefighter II certification.

Possession of Driver/Operator pumps certification.

Possession of Emergency Vehicle Driver certification.

Possession EMT-B NC or National Registry Certification

Possession Technical Rescuer NC Certification

Minimum NC Fire Inspector I or higher.

Child Passenger Seat Technician - within 6 months of start date.

NIMS certifications ICS 100, 200, 700, & 800 required.                                                      

Benefits:     Health, vision, dental, & life insurance, retirement, vacation & holiday pay, and  401K contribution. 


Individual is expected to reside within a reasonable distance of the town limits for callback response along                          with availability for off duty training, meetings, and other various required events.

Must be able to pass NFPA 1582 annual health physical, annual ability testing, and random drug screenings.

Please submit completed application with resume & proof of required certifications on or before application closing to the Town of Spindale Clerks office, 125 Reveley Street, Spindale, NC 28160.

No phone calls - Open date: May 24th - until June 1st, 2018    EOE.


Please remit all applications to Spindale Town Hall, 125 Reveley St., Spindale, NC 28160.
during normal business hours 8am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Please attach your resume with the completed application.
or scan and email completed applications to: cswafford@spindalenc.net

Town of Spindale,
Jul 25, 2016, 1:51 PM