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LINE CLEARANCE TRIMMER/LANDSCAPER

 

 An employee in this class performs skilled labor and equipment operation in the furtherance of line-clearance tree trimming, pruning, and removal, including clean-up and brush-chipping. Employee is required, under supervision and independently, to further the ongoing maintenance and preservation of Town Street and Park Trees, bushes and horticultural features. Employees are expected to possess a thorough understanding of electric distribution and transmission systems and of all proper and required safety standards and precautions to be employed when working to trim trees and branches in immediate conflict, often at significant heights, with such energized systems. This employee serves as a primary worker in the completion of labor tasks, in compliance with all safety rules and regulations. Moderate independent judgment is utilized. This employee is subject to hazards associated with both electrical work, along with tree trimming and cutting efforts, in difficult environments, outdoors, in all temperatures and elements, and often at heights. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Utility Arborist/Forester and the general supervision of the Electric Utility Director. Must be able to physically perform the basic operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing. Must be able to perform heavy work at times 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 lift or move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to operate mobile equipment, monitor work site progress, perform skilled tasks, and inspect and manipulate small parts. Graduation from an accredited High school supplemented by, at minimum, an established track record of experience in the care and pruning of trees and shrubs, as well as aerial line clearance tree-trimming and the operation of vehicles, tools and equipment necessary for such activities. Also, must possess demonstrated understanding of electrical distribution and transmission systems and associated safety standards. Possession of a valid North Carolina CDL driver’s license. Certification in CPR; and pesticide/herbicide application. Must be available for emergency call-backs on demand. The hiring range for this position is $35,545 to $41,516, DOQ, and a 5% increase upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.  Benefits include healthcare, retirement, 401k, life insurance, and longevity.  Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034.  All applications should be sent to 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or emailed to jobs@dallasnc.net.  EOE

 

Water/Sewer Equipment Operator

 

The Town of Dallas is currently accepting applications for the open position of Water/Sewer Equipment Operator. This position is not an entry-level position and certain water and sewer certifications are required. This position is tasked with the skillful operation of construction and specialized equipment including backhoes, loaders, tractors, dump trucks, etc.  Must possess versatility to operate a wide variety of equipment with high degree of skill at trenching, and operating in or near ditches, parked cars, traffic, underground utilities, etc. The position is also responsible for assisting with a variety of skilled tasks in the maintenance and operation of water and sewer systems. The work may require confined space entry and employees are subject to working in outside environments. Applicant is required to participate in rotating on-call for emergency call-back situations.

The position requires graduation from a credited high school and demonstrate experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment, preferably in a construction/utility setting.  Possession of a Class B Commercial Driver’s License is required, or ability to obtain during 6-month probationary period.  Possession of a grade C water distribution and grade 1 wastewater collection certification, or ability to obtain within 12 months of hiring.

The hiring range for this position is $37,322 to $46,652 DOQ, with a 5% increase upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.  Benefits include healthcare, retirement, 401k, life insurance, and longevity.  Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034.  All applications should be sent to 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or emailed to jobs@dallasnc.net.  EOE

 

Police Officer

 

The Town of Dallas is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  This position performs a full range of general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the Town during an assigned shift in a police car, on bicycle, or on foot; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness.

Applicant must have a working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods, and equipment; skill in the use of firearms; knowledge of the use of information technology as it applies to law enforcement; communicate effectively in oral and written forms; and the ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Hiring range for this position is $47,633 to $52,968 DOQ, with a 5% increase following the probationary period. Applications may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or at www.dallasnc.net.  Completed applications can be emailed to jobs@dallasnc.net or turned in at the Administrative Offices.  Open until filled.  EOE

 

Street/Solid Waste Equipment Operator

 

The Town of Dallas is currently accepting applications for the position of Street/Solid Waste Equipment Operator.  This position performs responsible work in operating a 1-Arm Trash Truck; collecting and disposing of garbage, junk, and brush; and in mowing and trimming Town properties and rights of way.  Employee will ride and walk extensively over established routes to collect refuse by rolling cans and lifting bags and small piles of yard debris into truck.  In addition to street and solid waste duties, the employee will assist other public works crews with event staging and other tasks as needed.   Work requires exposure to extreme hot and cold weather, noise, vibration, moving mechanical parts, atmospheric conditions, oils, skin irritants, and narrow passageways. 

Applicant 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.

Applicant will participate in a rotating on-call for emergency call-back and must be able to obtain certification to work with and supervise inmate labor.

The position requires graduation from an accredited high school or GED program.  Class B Commercial Driver’s License must be obtained within probationary period.  Possession of a valid NC Pesticide’s License is desired. 

Hiring range for this position is $35,545-39,526 annually, with an additional 5% increase after completing probation, DOQ.  Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or from the Town’s website www.dallasnc.net.  All applications should be sent to 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or emailed to jobs@dallasnc.net.  Open until filled.  EOE

FINANCE DIRECTOR

 

General Statement of Duties

Performs complex professional and difficult administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the financial programs of the Town.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee is this class plans and directs the disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the Town.  Work involves supervision of the accounting; utility billing, meter reading, and customer service; general revenue collections; and payroll operations.  The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system.  Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances, Town policies, and North Carolina General Statutes.  Work is performed under the direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and by an independent audit of financial records.

Essential Duties and Tasks
Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Finance Department, including supervision and/or performing the disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, general ledger maintenance and budgetary accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, payroll, utility billing and customer service, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.

  •  Participates as part of the management team of the Town.
  • Manages receipt and investment of Town revenues.
  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of budget, monitors revenues and expenditures.
  • Reviews budget system and financial conditions and develops methods of improvement.
  • Assists the auditors during the annual audit of Town financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems.
  • Maintains a general accounting systems for the Town; oversees maintenance of financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget, including amount of the appropriation, amounts paid, unpaid obligations against the account, and the unencumbered balance.
  • Submits to the Town Manager and the Town Board periodic statements of the financial condition of the Town.
  • Performs fiscal analysis, trend analysis, investments, revenue forecasting, revenue forecasting, debt service planning, capital budgeting and planning, financial reporting, and related financial tasks.
  • Performs risk management including managing casualty, liability, and property insurances; serves as liaison between insurance vendor and claimants.

Additional Job Duties

  • performs other duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of automated systems and their use in a municipal environment.
  • Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of employees in the specialized field of accounting and collections.
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, departmental heads, governmental officials, and with other Town employees.
  • Ability to conduct long range fiscal planning.
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to perform 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 constantly to lift objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting processes, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in accounting, public administration, or business, considerable experience in public finance; and a minimum of 5 years progressive financial experience with demonstrated leadership and communication skills.

Special Requirements

Preference given to those with a CPA or Local Government Finance Officers Certification.               

Salary Range $85,542 - $111,205 depending on experience, with an additional 5% increase after completing probation, DOQ.  Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or from the Town’s website www.dallasnc.net.  All applications should be sent to 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or emailed to jobs@dallasnc.net.  Open until filled.  EOE

 

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