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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 $16.28 - $18.10 per hour, 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  All applications should be sent to 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or emailed to  Open until filled.  EOE

Electric Distribution System Director

The Town of Dallas, NC (pop. 5945) is currently seeking a full-time qualified professional to fill the position of Electric Director.  Dallas has a 12.47/7.2KV electrical distribution system with two (2) Substations and nine (9) electrical distribution circuits. Currently, the Electric Distribution System Director supervises seven (7) electric line employees and three (3) tree trimming employees.  The Electric Department works four 10-hours days; but is subject to emergency call-back service at any time.  Dallas is located in Gaston County, 25 miles west of downtown Charlotte, NC and is experiencing dramatic growth. 

This position performs difficult technical and administrative work supervising the activities of the electrical distribution system. As a member of the management team, the Director reports directly to the Town Manager and is responsible for planning and directing all electric department work activities; including long and short range planning, budget development and administration, and staff management.  Work includes long range planning for infrastructure, supply needs, and system integrity; coordinates electrical distribution activities with outside agencies including contractors and engineers on field projects; oversees the use of department resources including the effective use of personnel, equipment, and materials; and directs safety and training programs for the department and ensures proper safety precautions.

The Director represents the Town to a wide variety of citizens; other federal, state, and local agencies; businesses and civic organizations.  The employee must exercise good judgement and initiative in carrying out assignments, with a priority on providing excellent service to the Dallas community.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with a major in electrical technology engineering, or related field and considerably responsible electric distribution system management experience is required as a minimum, and will be evaluated.   Salary commensurate with education and experience, with a 5% increase upon successful completion of a probationary period. Applicant must pass a background check and pre-employment drug testing.  Competitive benefits include, but are not limited to: Employer-paid healthcare, 401k, NC Retirement, and Longevity compensation.

Employment applications can be obtained at  Submit an application, confidential resume, letter of interest, salary history, and three (3) professional references to: Town Manager, 210 N. Holland St. Dallas, NC 28034 or by e-mail at:  First consideration will be given to applications received by October 18, 2022.  EOE.

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