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Executive Director for the Crater Planning District Commission (CPDC)

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Interested applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to: 

Mary Martin Selby, Director of Human Resources
Chesterfield County Human Resources
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
(804) 748-1551

Electronic Responses are preferred and should be directed to:


Job Openings in Sussex County, Virginia

Last Updated: December 20, 2022

  Select an Employment Opportunity below to view opportunity details which may include: job duties, requirements, compensation, and how to apply.


  • [NEW] Accounts Payable Clerk

    • The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Accounts Payable Clerk. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Examine and process invoices for payment and reconcile accounts; Process accounts payable checks to include final corrections and adjustments; post correcting journal entries in General Ledger; Process Juror payments; Process Employee Travel Reimbursements; Maintain Vendor Files; Compile Monthly Expenditure Reports for the Board meeting; Prepare and distribute monthly expenditure reports to departments; Prepare annual tax reporting forms; Research and verify financial data; Draft correspondence/reports when needed; Performs clerical and office assistant duties as required by supervisor. 

    • Requirements:   General knowledge of finance with experience in accounting and/or bookkeeping; general knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment; considerable experience with Microsoft Office products and AS400 accounting software; High School graduate with a minimum of three years or more experience in finance and experience in local government finance preferred. Salary range: $32,000-$43,000 DOE/DOQ.

      Submit Confidential VA State Applications Form (DHRM10-012), cover letter, resume, and salary history and work related references to: Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator at Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884 or e-mail Call (434)-246-1006 or email to request that the application be emailed to you.  Position is open until filled.  If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”.

    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

  • [NEW] Public Safety Director/Coordinator

    • Department: Public Safety
      December 19, 2022
      Deadline: Closed

    • The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Director/Coordinator. Under the direction of the County Administrator and as a member of the County’s management team, the Public Safety Director/Coordinator performs difficult professional and administrative duties under the following core areas: 1) the County’s emergency management program; 2) volunteer fire department and rescue squad coordination related to facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other needs; 3) oversight of private provider EMS contracted services; and 4) public safety radio system. Requires a working knowledge of and experience in fire services, EMS, and/or emergency management, including experience in developing and managing a budget. Experience as a paid or volunteer firefighter, preferably in a leadership role, is a plus, as well as public speaking experience and a demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders.

    • To Apply

      To apply, submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and professional references to Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator, County of Sussex, Post Office Box 1397, Sussex VA 23884 or via email to A state employment application will be required to be completed if selected for an interview. The deadline to submit all documents is 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023. If mailing or hand-delivering your documents, please note “CONFIDENTIAL” TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY on the envelope.
      The position requires a criminal background check, drug screening, and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. Salary Range: DOE/DOQ
      The County of Sussex is an equal-opportunity employer.


    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

  • Building Inspector (CD)

    • Department: Building Inspections
      January 31, 2022
      Deadline: Closed

    • The Counties of Surry and Sussex are seeking a Building Inspector to perform technical work
      under the supervision of the Building Official. Work includes inspecting and performing plan
      reviews for residential, commercial, and multi-family structures for compliance with all applicable
      building codes, issuing permits, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, issuing
      permits, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as assigned by the
      Building Official. Job is part of a carrier development ladder.

    • Essential Job Functions:

    • Performs field inspections and re-inspections of buildings and facilities for compliance
      with building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes;
      • Receives complaints in regard to defective construction and handles enforcement problems;
      • Reviews and files engineering letters and details, surveys and correspondence;
      • Inspects for unpermitted work; follows-up to ensure compliance; writes notices of violation when non-permitted work is evident;
      • Where construction is not being made in compliance with regulations as to methods and/or materials, issues warnings and notices of violations;
      • Coordinates inspections with other agencies, inspectors or departments (Utilities, Zoning, Health department, VDOT);
      • Answers questions from citizens, contractors, sub-contractors and builders on code matters in person and by telephone;
      • Testifies in court on code violation cases;
      • Makes reports and keeps records regarding inspections;
      • Participates in emergency response operations as required in a declared emergency by Board officials;
      • Performs related tasks as required and assigned by the Building Official.

    • Minimum Qualifications To Perform Work:

    • • High School Diploma or equivalent;
      • Three (3) years of experience in building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes enforcement and inspections work;
      • Or equivalent training, education and/or experience;
      • Possession of state certification in building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and residential inspections. Must obtain first certification within 18 months of appointment and other required certifications with 3 years; and
      • Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • • Working knowledge of all types of building construction practices, materials and methods, and of stages of construction.
      • General knowledge of the Virginia Statewide Building Code and related codes and laws and ordinances;
      • Ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints accurately and to compare them with construction in process;
      • Ability to perform physically demanding work without choice or variety; to work in adverse weather conditions; ability to contact building owners, contractors and the public and effect satisfactory working relationships;
      • Firmness and tact in enforcing building codes.

    • Physical Demands:

    • This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires
      balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, hearing, kneeling, reaching, repetitive motion,
      speaking, standing, stooping, talking, walking and visual acuity.

    • Work Environment:

    • Work environment requires making decisions that could lead to major community or
      organizational consequences upon failure to make the appropriate decision at the time.

    • To Apply

      To apply, submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, Virginia State application (Form DPT
      Form 10-012, Rev.10/99) and professional references to Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the
      County Administrator, County of Sussex, Post Office Box 1397, Sussex VA 23884 or via email


    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

  • Office Administrative Assistant

    • Department: Commonwealth's Attorney
      January 6, 2022
      Deadline: Open Until Filled

    • The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for Sussex County is accepting application for the position of Administrative Assistant.

    • Duties include:

    • - Assist the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney by performing office clerical
      work, including but not limited to, filing, processing and maintaining circuit court files,
      certificates, records and related documents and things;
      - Reviewing and composing legal correspondence and documents;
      - Maintaining office calendars to include scheduling meetings, motions, hearings, trials and appointments;
      - Managing telephonic and electronic 

    • Requirements:

    • Knowledge

    • - Broad knowledge of office administration; 
      - Some college preferred;
      - Three or more years of clerical/office experience;
      - Familiarity with the criminal justice system, court processes, procedures and basic administration of justice;
      - Thorough knowledge of business correspondence, court filings, dockets, schedules and motions.

    • Skills

    • - Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows applications and database technologies;
      - Be able to type a minimum of 45 words per minute;
      - Thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, office equipment;
      - Proficient in oral and written communication.

    • Abilities

    • - Ability to type and transcribe dictation accurately and at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to make mathematical calculations;
      - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public;
      - Ability to complete oral and written instructions and tasks;
      - Skill in the operation of standard office, word processing and data entry equipment and maintain a hard copy/electronic filing system.

    • Others

    • - Must be a U.S. citizen and possess experience working with sensitive information;
      - Be able to pass a criminal background check.

    • To Apply

      Please send resumes to:


    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      EOE / ADA / Drug-Free Workplace

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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How to Apply

The Virginia Employment Application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99) is commonly referenced as a requirement for applying to positions listed on this page.

You may download the PDF version of the application from using the button below:

  Download Virginia Employment Application

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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