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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

08/01/19 - This position will remain open until filled.

The Sussex Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for a full-time Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. The successful applicant will prosecute misdemeanors and felonies in all courts.

Applicants must be licensed to practice in Virginia and a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar and have at least two years of prosecutorial experience. Salary is negotiable based upon experience.

Email resume and letter of interest to Commonwealth’s Attorney at the following address: lpramsey@sussexcao.com

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Human Services Assistant II

07/19/19 - Sussex DSS has an exciting opportunity for an applicant who loves working with people and enjoy assisting in a front desk environment. This position serves as the initial point of contact for clients seeking benefits and/or services The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, be a critical thinker and a team player.

Responsibilities are to assist clients with applications and explain basic information about programs and how to apply online. Answer agency switchboard. Issue EBT cards. Research information, using a variety of databases to obtain and/or verify information needed to allow processing of applications. Maintain confidential logs of client documentation received. Responds to routine questions in person, e-mail or by telephone. Scan documents into the states document imaging system (DIMIS). Provides direct administrative support to staff such as, typing, retrieving files, ordering supplies, and creating forms. Maintain printer and copier supplies, Order state forms, update staff listing, order office supplies.

Responsible for scheduling the use of the Boardroom for DSS and county departments. Assemble Board packages. Responsible for managing vehicle work requests and other work order requests for the agency. Open and sort mail, distribute mail and pick up mail from county administration. Operate postage machine and deliver mail to post office. Manage pouch system. Responsible for management of copier and fax machines. Perform other related duties.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Administrative Services Manager

07/19/19 - Are you a strong Administrative Professional with great interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy leadership responsibilities and change management? If so, this is the perfect position for you! In this role of Administrative Services Manager, you will serve as confidential assistant to the Director to assist in implementing change management. This important work includes Human Resources, Administrative Board management, Fiscal and Finance, Facility and Procurement responsibilities. You will supervise an administrative team.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work with the Director to develop policy and practice and to ensure the agency runs smoothly. This candidate will exercise the use of sound judgment, foresight and planning in recommendations to Director. This is a working management position.

Tasks include support of an Administrative Board to include minute preparation and maintaining the official Board Minutes and Board terms. Ability to work collaboratively with community partners and members of the management team; Planning and directing administrative, clerical and fiscal activities and programs; preparing policies and procedures; determining staffing and training needs; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Prepares agency budgets, controls and monitors expenditures and revenue; analyzes financial status. Approves budget expenditures and ensures expenditures reflect the correct budget lines. Oversees purchasing and leasing and determines needs for equipment and supplies; procures bids as needed. Serves as liaison with state and local government staff concerning budget and funding. Provides orientation for new employees; Responsible for Human Resources activities, RMS and LETS. Performs monthly certification of staff salary and timely employment changes using state’s system. Keeps updated personnel records on each employee; completes performance evaluations for administrative staff. Prepares and implements internal operating policies and procedures for agency; Develops performance standards; establishes goals and objectives; Oversight of agency leave, payroll and timesheets. Approves statistical reports; Prepares a variety of reports, documents, etc. Responsible for facility and fleet management. Performs related tasks as required.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Program Assistant (Part-time)

07/19/19 - This position will remain open until filled.

The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of a Part-time Housing Assistant. This position will perform a variety of duties including assisting with housing inspections, assisting with general work assignments relating to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, assisting with receptionist duties, monthly reports, maintaining records and files.

General knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment and office assistance techniques; knowledge and experience in Housing Quality Standards Inspections helpful.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and experience dealing with the public. Valid Virginia Driver’s license is required.

Please submit Virginia State Application to Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator at Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884 or e-mail sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Animal Control Officer/Pound Attendant (Part-time)

05/24/19 - The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Animal Control Officer/Pound Attendant. Work involves maintaining the Sussex County Animal Pound, cleaning kennels, when assigned, and cages, cleaning the office area, feeding and providing water for the animals at the pound, answering the phones, greeting the public and other duties as assigned. This position includes cleaning the animal shelter on the weekends and other time as needed. It also involves duties as a Part-Time Animal Control Officer, for relief purposes, or otherwise needed, for enforcement of Code of Virginia laws and County Ordinances.

Minimum training and experience: Any combination and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

Special requirements: Some knowledge of small animal care and behavior; skill in handling animals (dogs and cats); skill in cleaning and maintaining facilities; skill in dealing with the public. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license; must be able to pass criminal background check and must meet and maintain all county and state training and education requirements for the position to include training and requirements for Part Time Animal Control Officer.

Salary: $13.39 per hour      Hours per week: 20 -28

Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, 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 sricks@sussexcountyva.gov. State applications can be downloaded at www.virginia.gov or by calling (434) 246-1000 to request that the application be emailed to you. Deadline for submission of application and pertinent documents: 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2019. If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Building Official Job Posting

03/11/19 - This position will remain open until filled.

Sussex County is accepting applications for the position of Building Official. Under the direction of the Director of Community Development, the Building Official performs complex supervisory and technical work managing the Building Inspections Office by administering and enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) and the Commercial and Residential International Building Codes (IBC). Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree along with certification as a Building Official through the International Code Council and certification as a Building Official through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is required. Extensive (at least five years) experience as a licensed professional engineer or architect, building, fire or trade inspector, contractor or housing inspector is required.

Certification as an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Reviewer or Combined Administrator is preferred or must be obtained within one year of employment.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, Virginia State application (Form DPT Form 10-012, Rev.10/99) and professional references to Mrs. Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator, County of Sussex, Post Office Box 1397, Sussex VA 23884 or via email to: sricks@sussexcountyva.gov. If mailing or hand delivering your documents, please note “CONFIDENTIAL” TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY on the envelope.

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides an excellent benefit package. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. Hiring Salary Range: DOE/DOQ.

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