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Building Official

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: 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: $57,500 to $64,500 annually.

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Part Time Animal Pound Attendant

This position will remain open until filled.

The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Animal Pound Attendant. Work involves maintaining the Sussex County Animal Pound, cleaning kennels 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 times as needed.

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 and must meet and maintain all county and state training and education requirements for the position.

 $13.39 per hour

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 State applications can be downloaded at or by calling (434) 246-1000 to request that the application be emailed to you. Deadline for submission of application and pertinent documents: 4:00p.m., Monday, February 16, 2018. If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”.

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Part-Time Convenience Site Attendant

The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Convenience Site Attendant

Duties include: The Convenience Site Attendant working under the general supervision of the Director of Environment Inspections performs unskilled rotating shift work at Sussex County Convenience Collection Sites. The worker assists Sussex County authorized users in where to off-load various types of acceptable refuse; the operation of trash containers and site maintenance. Problems encountered are routine in nature involving repetitive tasks. Interpersonal contacts are within and outside the organization to obtain and furnish information. The work is performed mainly outdoors. The work involves moderate physical strain requiring strength and endurance. The worker is expected to perform other job related tasks as assigned or required.

Salary: 10.00 Per hour


• Prohibits usage of Convenience Collection Site facilities and services to non-authorized users;
• Assists authorized users in how and where to off-load acceptable refuse;
• Orders the dumping of full containers;
• Routine site maintenance;
• Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The worker is required to have knowledge of local government rules and regulations of acceptable and unacceptable waste materials; the ability to operate machinery safely; the ability to work rotating shifts as required; the ability to read and understand information presented in writing; the ability to provide considerable customer service. The Convenience Site Attendant should possess the educational equivalent of graduation from high school, OR any acceptable combination of education and experience determined to be sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position.

Miscellaneous Information

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND NATURE OF WORK CONTACTS: The work is performed mainly outdoors where the job requires exposure to adverse weather and hazardous conditions which include, but are not limited to, extremes in temperature, noise levels and pollutants. The worker may sometimes experience situations that may cause bodily injury. The work involves moderate physical strain requiring some strength and endurance such as lifting of objects weighing 10 – 50 pounds, with occasional lifting of objects weighing in excess of 100 pounds. Standing, walking, stooping and bending for periods of time are required.

Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99) to: Shilton R. Butts, Assistant to the County Administrator at Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, Virginia 23884 or e-mail State applications can be downloaded at or by calling (434) 246 1000 to request that the application be mailed or emailed to you. If mailing or hand delivering documents, please mark the sealed envelope “CONFIDENTIAL”. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

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Secretary I/Receptionist

The County of Sussex is accepting applications for the position of Secretary I/Receptionist.

Duties include: Administration Office receptionist; answering telephones and dispatching messages; maintaining appointment calendars, scheduling appointments, responding to invitations and scheduling meetings as directed. Composes correspondence and agenda materials from minutes and/or notes independently; takes and/or transcribes recordings, correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials as needed; Types from rough draft, copy, recording, marginal notes or verbal instruction; Maintains department/division files and records; screens and routes materials according to content. Checks and reviews a variety of data for accuracy, completeness and conformance to established standards and policies; greets and directs visitors; collects and prepares data, reports and surveys. Undertakes special projects as directed, and operates standard office, word processing and data entry equipment.

Serves as support for the Assistant to the County Administrator; coordinates maintenance and service calls for phone System, postage meter and copiers. Provides clerical support to the Public Safety Coordinator and Department Heads as needed; schedules use of County facilities and performs related duties as required.

Requirements: General knowledge of office administration High school graduate or GED equivalent with 3 or more years of clerical/office experience; must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Windows; able to type a minimum of 45 words per minute; recording and preparing minutes of meetings; thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment and office assistance techniques; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; 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 follow oral and written instructions; skill in the operation of standard office, word processing and data entry equipment; For The Record (FTR) experience preferred. Salary DOE/DOQ.

Submit cover letter, resume and a Commonwealth of Virginia State Application (DHRM Form 10-012) to Sussex County Administration: Attention: Shilton R. Butts, Post Office Box 1397, 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex VA 23884, or e-mail to: Visit for full job description. The deadline to submit application is 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Sussex County, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer