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The Town of Spindale

is currently accepting applications for the position of:


Salary Range  $45,369.00-$68,054.00

General Statement of Duties

 Performs difficult professional, administrative and managerial work in directing the varied public utilities and public works services for the Town.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the work of employees engaged in public works and utilities systems installation, construction, maintenance and repair.  Work managed includes streets, facilities maintenance, solid waste management,  storm water management, and wastewater collection systems operation and maintenance. The employee serves as Operator in Responsible Charge of the sewer collection systems. Work includes providing technical guidance and support to Town management and elected officials. Work involves participation in long range planning for infrastructure needs, regulatory compliance, and service excellence; preparation and administration of capital and operating budgets and oversight of capital improvement projects; contract management; addressing citizen issues and problems; and staff hiring and management. Work requires strong management knowledges and skills in budgeting, staff management, some engineering design knowledge, project management skills, and knowledge of personnel and supervisory principles, practices and laws and regulations. Work subjects employee to inside and outside environmental conditions while construction projects are in process.  The employee may be exposed to noise, equipment, fumes, and other possible safety hazards when inspecting projects. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in frequent public contact.  Work is performed under direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through periodic conferences, written reports, and public acceptance of the utilities services and water quality.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Researches and recommends long range plans and strategies for meeting citizen service needs; plans for short and long-range development of the wastewater collection systems, solid waste contracts and operations, storm water systems maintenance, streets construction and maintenance, and maintenance and repairs or replacement of equipment; plans and projects related continuation and capital improvement budgets including contracts and internal projects.

Researches and recommends policy changes to the Town Manager and Board.

Plans, manages and administers budget; oversees and approves expenditures; reviews invoices for purchases and reviews monthly statements from finance; consults with and/or keeps Town Manager informed on major expenditures; develops and administers grants.

Advises the Town Manager, elected officials and various boards on a wide variety of public works and utilities matters; construction, improvement, environmental compliance, and citizen relations; responds to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding infrastructure and development issues; attends staff meetings and Board meetings to make presentations or provide advise as needed.

Reviews and prepares plans and specifications for constructions projects and developments; coordinates changes with contractors; monitors compliance with plans and specifications during the construction process; administers a wide variety of contracts; reviews site plans for development and ensures construction meets Town needs; participates in technical review of all projects in the Town, public and private. 

Manages and supervises personnel through supervisors; selects, hires, and promotes personnel in collaboration with the Town Manager; ensures appropriate training and maintenance of certifications, ensures staff performance excellence; sets priorities and deadlines, and provides guidance and direction on daily and weekly basis to division supervisors; oversees and conducts performance evaluations, and handles disciplinary action for employees; keeps Manager informed.

Plans, organizes, and monitors a variety of contracted work; coordinates with engineers and contractors; makes field inspections of public works and utilities projects to review progress and ensure completion.

Engages in considerable personal contact with citizens, contractors, builders, and other Town departments, county and other governmental agencies concerning service requests and complaints; investigates and decides or recommends actions; coordinates projects with other departments.

Ensures OSHA compliance in all phases of the department’s work; ensures safety training is provided and work is performed in compliance with safety standards and rules. Prepares a variety of records and reports including compliance and state reports.

Additional Job Duties

Performs other duties as assigned.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, local ordinances and standards, and departmental policies and procedures affecting municipal utilities systems and public works functions.

Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to construction monitoring, office systems, utility billing, and mapping.

Knowledge of the coordination and administration of governmental capital projects.

Knowledge of the Town’s budgeting, purchasing, and personnel policies and procedures.

Knowledge of and demonstrated skills in using effective leadership, management and supervisory skills including hiring, mentoring, training, delegation, communication, motivation,  and performance coaching and evaluation.

Knowledge of laws and regulations related to staff hiring and management.

Some knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution, public speaking and customer contact.

Ability to perform cost estimations, plan, design, and manage municipal projects.

Ability to interpret prepare clear and concise reports and present findings and recommendations.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with Town, State, regional and local officials and community leaders, other department heads, supervisor, employees, general public, and contractors.

Ability to present ideas effectively in oral and written form.

Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative.

Ability to be tactful and to use diplomacy in dealing with the public, especially in handling and resolving complaints. 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the physical life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, talking, grasping, feeling, hearing and repetitive motions.

Must be able to light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently and/or constantly.

Must possess visual acuity to produce and review written reports and records including mathematical calculations, to operate a computer terminal, to analyze data, and to read maps, schematic drawings and plans, to operate trucks or other equipment, and to inspect work to determine accuracy, neatness and thoroughness.

 Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a community college with a degree in engineering technology, construction management, business or related field and experience of a progressively responsible nature in public works and/or utilities management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 Special Requirement

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Possession of wastewater collection system operator certification grade II.                                                                                                    EOE

Click on the link near the bottom of this page for a printable .pdf Employment Application.

The Town of Spindale

is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

Department: Wastewater Treatment Plant

Job Title:  Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent       

Classification: WWTP Superintendent

Salary Range: $41,151 – $58,787

The Town of Spindale is recruiting for an experienced Wastewater Superintendent to lead the operation of its 3MGD wastewater treatment facility located in Spindale, NC.  This facility recently broke ground on an $8M rehabilitation project that will provide wastewater treatment services for the Town of Spindale and surrounding communities. 

Position Summary:  Performs difficult technical and supervisory work planning, organizing and directing the operations, maintenance, and laboratory analysis at a wastewater treatment plant.

Distinguishing Features

An employee in this class plans for twenty-four hour operations of a plant to treat and dispose of wastewater in an environmentally safe manner.  Work is performed in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.   This position serves as the Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) of the plant insuring that the permitted levels are met in the discharge and disposal of wasted sludge.  Work involves planning and assigning work, inspecting the operations of the plant through observation and analysis of laboratory results, insuring proper preventive maintenance and repairs, supervising the industrial pretreatment program, and overseeing contracted biosolids land application.  Work also involves researching and recommending long and short range capital facilities and equipment construction and renovation, establishing and maintaining records and reports necessary for full compliance with all regulations and for effective management decision-making, requesting necessary resources in the annual budget, and motivating, coaching, and insuring effective productivity of division personnel.  Work involves considerable initiative and judgement.  General administrative direction is received regarding matters of policy, budget, long range plans, personnel matters, and work priorities.  Work is evaluated through conferences and reports for productivity, and compliance with required laws and regulations.

 Essential Job Tasks:

·         Plans, organizes and directs the work of employees engaged in plant operations and process control, industrial pretreatment, laboratory analysis, and preventive maintenance and repair of plant equipment and facilities. 

·         Serves as operator in responsible charge insuring the town meets its permitted discharge levels; reviews laboratory reports for operational performance of the plant and oversees changes in the chemical and biological processes of the plant.

·         Supervises the contract for land application of biosolids program; oversees contracted transportation and land application of biosolids.

·         Participates with management in planning for current and future capacity needs and plant modifications for increased efficiency or regulatory compliance; presents information at Commissioner’s planning retreats.

·         Researches and recommends strategies for meeting new regulatory requirements.

·         Manages the pretreatment program; researches and recommends provisions of the Town's sewer use ordinance; oversees the collections of industrial samples and the issuance of industrial permits; supervises and participates in on-site inspection and enforcement of industrial permits; participates in establishing effective working relationships with industries in pretreatment program.

·         Establishes, maintains, and analyzes a variety of reports as required and as needed for effective management decision-making.

·         Supervises laboratory operations; insures state annual recertification; supervises contracted or in-house analysis of more complex properties and industrial samples.

·         Requests necessary resources for plant operations as part of annual budget process; requisitions supplies, chemical, equipment and other resources.

·         Insures proper preventive maintenance is performed on plant equipment and facilities; participates in trouble-shooting equipment repair needs and recommends in-house repair measures of contracted repairs.

·         Motivates, coaches, and reviews the performance of employees; insures proper training and certification of assigned personnel; recommends and participates in disciplinary actions; participates and recommends in the hiring process.

·         Participates in regional and water basin activities.

Knowledges, Skill, and Abilities:

·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment.

·         Thorough knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to wastewater treatment.

·         Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and practices and recognition of hazards in wastewater treatment.

·         Considerable knowledge of the town budget, purchasing, and personnel policies and practices.

·         Considerable knowledge of effective supervisory practices including motivation, communications, delegation, discipline, performance review, and other supervisory practices.

·         Knowledge of the application of information technology to the work.

·         Knowledge of laboratory analysis principles and practices in a wastewater treatment facility.

·         Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and electronic trades as applied to wastewater treatment facilities and equipment maintenance and repair.

·         Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.

·         Ability to analyze information and make effective decisions.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with town officials, industrial officials, regulatory officials, contractors, other employees, and the general public.

·         Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science or related field and five (5) years wastewater treatment experience, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses or Certificates:

·         Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

·         Possession of a Class IV State of North Carolina Operator’s License.

Work Environment:

The employee is subject to the hazards associated with working around raw wastewater including hazards of noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and may be required to enter crawl spaces, sewage and water line pipes, and other hazards.  The employee is also subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens in coming in contact with raw wastewater.                                                                                                                                                         EOE

Click on the link near the bottom of this page for a printable .pdf Employment Application.

The Town of Spindale

is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Town of Spindale

Public Works Department


Sanitation Equipment Operator


Under general supervision performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor tasks.  CDL license Class B or higher and High School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Position requires ability to read and write.  Final applicants are subject to drug testing, driver’s license and criminal background checks. 


Benefits:  Competitive salary, health, dental and vision insurance, state retirement, and 401k.  Paid holiday, vacation and sick days.


Applications may be picked up at Spindale Town Hall, 125 Reveley St., Spindale from 1:00-5:00 PM Mon-Fri or visit our website at spindalenc.net.  No phone calls.  Open until filled.                                                                                                                                                  EOE

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.

 Duties and Responsibilities


Essential Duties and Tasks

Responds to major alarms and participates in incidence 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 serve as Training Officer or provide training for department staff and/or volunteers.

Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledges, 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.

Knowledge of the application of information technology to the work of the department.

Working knowledge of housing construction materials and methods.

Thorough knowledge of Town streets and layout.

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution and public contact.

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 work with a diverse socio-economic population based on the unique situations encountered.

Ability to make sound judgments in emergency situations.

Ability to prepare manual and electronic records of work activities.

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 I/II certification.

Possession of Driver/Operator certification.

Possession of Emergency Vehicle Driver certification.

EMT-B NC or National Registry Certification

May require possession of Fire Instructor certification.

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

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.

No phone calls - Open date  December 16, 2016 - until filled.                                                                                      EOE


 Click on the link near the bottom of this page for a printable .pdf Employment Application.

Applications along with resumes may also be emailed back to The Town Of Spindale Human Resources: cswafford@spindalenc.net

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