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Job Openings in Sussex County, Virginia

Last Updated: July 13, 2021

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  • [NEW] PT Secretary I / Receptionist

    • Department: County Administration
      Opening:
      July 7, 2021
      Deadline: 4:00pm EST July 23, 2021
      Salary: DOE/DOQ

    • The County of Sussex is accepting application for the position of Part-Time 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) is experience preferred.

    • To Apply

      Submit cover letter, resume, and a completed Commonwealth of Virginia state application (DHRM Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), to:

      ATTENTION: Shilton R. Butts. Assistant to the County Administrator
      Post Office Box 1397
      20135 Princeton Road
      Sussex, Virginia 23884


      OR Hand-Deliver to 20135 Princeton Road, Sussex, VA 23882; 

    • OR e-mail to: sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

    • Deadline for Submission

    • Deadline for submission of application and pertinent documents: 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021. 

    • NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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

  • [NEW] Custodial Worker

    • Department: Building Inspections
      Opening: 
      June 4, 2021
      Deadline: 4:00pm EST June 17, 2021
      Salary: DOE/DOQ

    • The County of Sussex is accepting application for the position of Custodial Worker.

    • Primary Responsibilities:

    • Under the direction of the Building & Grounds Supervisor, the Custodial Worker will be responsible for the care and cleaning of County Buildings: sweeping, moping, and dusting offices and building; washing windows, walls, woodwork and bathroom fixtures; operating carpet shampooer; vacuuming and cleaning carpet; cleaning and supplying restrooms; striping and sealing floors; cleaning water fountains, sweeping sidewalks, gathering and disposing of refuse, litter and trash an emptying wastebaskets; running errands; picking up and delivering mail and supplies and setting up building and rooms for activities and special events.

    • Requirements:

    • Minimum training and experience include any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in custodial work. General knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment and ability to use them economically and efficiently; ability to understand oral and written directions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; ability to read and write; physically ability to perform heavy manual work; ability to work independently.

    •   Download Complete Job Description
    • To Apply

      Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to:

      Attn: Shilton Butts. Assistant to the County Administrator
      Post Office Box 1397
      20135 Princeton Road
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      or e-mail sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

      State applications can be downloaded using the link above, at www.virginia.gov or by calling (434) 246-1000 to request that the application be emailed to you.

    • Deadline for Submission

    • Deadline for submission of application and pertinent documents: 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021. If mailing or hand delivering document, please mark the sealed envelope "CONFIDENTIAL".

    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides an excellent benefit package. The position requires a criminal background check and a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

  • [NEW] Solid Waste Technician / Environmental  Enforcement Specialist

    • Department: Solid Waste Services
      Opening: 
      June 4, 2021
      Deadline: 4:00pm EST June 17, 2021
      Salary: DOE/DOQ

    • The County of Sussex is currently looking to fill the position of Solid Waste Technician / Environmental Enforcement Specialist.

    • Primary Responsibilities:

    • Under the direction of the Solid Waste Manager, the Solid Waste Technician/Environment Enforcement Specialist will be responsible for inspection, waste screenings and investigative work pertaining to solid waste landfills, convenience sites and other solid waste facilities, illegal dumping/disposal of regulated and non-regulated materials, illegal burning and littering in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies. Also assists in the development and implementation of public outreach and environmental education programs.

    • To Apply

      Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to:

      Attn: Shilton Butts. Assistant to the County Administrator
      Post Office Box 1397
      20135 Princeton Road
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      or e-mail sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

      State applications can be downloaded using the link above, at www.virginia.gov or by calling (434) 246-1000 to request that the application be mailed or emailed to you.

    • Deadline for Submission

    • Deadline for submission of application and pertinent documents: 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021. If mailing or hand delivering document, please mark the sealed envelope "CONFIDENTIAL".

      The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides an excellent benefit package. The position requires a criminal background check and a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.


  • Animal Control Officer Supervisor

    • Department: Animal Control
      Opening: 
      May 21, 2021
      Deadline: Open Until Filled
      Salary: Based on Experience

    • The County of Sussex is currently looking to fill the position of Animal Control Officer Supervisor.

    • Primary Responsibilities:

    • Supervise the activities of animal control officers, management of shelter, personnel management and budget development and management of animal caretakers involved in the enforcement of animal control ordinance, proper and safe care of the animals, cleaning of the kennels, and maintenance of equipment, vehicles; prepare shift schedule and ensure coverage when employees are unavailable or unable to perform work; and provide interpretative guidance to employees regarding bureau policy, county code or state code for more complex calls.

    • Special Requirements:

    • Must be able to work rotating shifts (days/evening/midnights) including weekends and holidays and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs.

    • Download Full Job Description (PDF):

    •   Animal Control Officer Supervisor Job Description 
    • To Apply

      Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to:

      Attn: Shilton Butts. Assistant to the County Administrator
      Post Office Box 1397
      20135 Princeton Road
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      or e-mail sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

      State applications can be downloaded using the link above, at www.virginia.gov or by calling (434) 246-1000 to request that the application be mailed or emailed to you.

    • THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

    • Please mark your envelope: "CONFIDENTIAL - Animal Control Position". NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Deputy Sheriff - Patrol

    • Department: Sheriff's Office
      Opening: February 1, 2021
      Deadline:
       Open Until Filled

    • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; have a high school diploma or equivalent; be of good character; be in good health and physical condition and pass a physical examination; possess a valid Virginia driver's license and have a good driving record; must not have a criminal record or DUI conviction; be willing to submit to a background investigation; must possess keyboarding / computer skills; and complete the required basic training within one year of hire date. 
    • To Apply

      Interested persons should send a cover letter and completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99) to:

      Sussex County Sheriff's Office
      Post Office Box 1326
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      EOE / AAE

    • The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer


  • Deputy Sheriff - E911 Dispatcher (Communications) / Jail (Corrections)

    • Department: Sheriff's Office
      Opening: February 1, 2021
      Deadline:
       Open Until Filled

    • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; have a high school diploma or equivalent; be of good character; be in good health and physical condition and pass a physical examination; possess a valid Virginia driver's license and have a good driving record; must not have a criminal record or DUI conviction; be willing to submit to a background investigation; must possess keyboarding / computer skills; and complete the required basic training within one year of hire date.   

    • Please note that Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Jail and E911 Dispatcher will be cross trained in both areas. 

      Salary consideration will be given to applicants who are DCJS certified in Virginia. 

      To Apply

      Interested persons should send a cover letter and completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99) to:

      Sussex County Sheriff's Office
      Post Office Box 1326
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      EOE / AAE

    • The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer


  • Planner

    • Department: Planning and Zoning
      Salary Range: 
      $40,000+ DOQ
      Deadline: Open Until Filled

      The Berkley Group seeks a qualified, self-motivated applicant to serve as a Planner for the company. The position will assist Sussex County, Virginia with its planning and zoning functions.

      Primary functions include:

      • Regular, reliable attendance necessary;
      • Day-to-day current development operations including code enforcement, zoning permits, site plan and subdivision plat review, zoning review and enforcement, and planning applications;
      • Strong customer service in working with the general public, contractors, architects, developers, public officials, state and federal agencies, etc.;
      • Review of site plans, rezonings, subdivisions, etc., for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and other local and state regulations;
      • Enforces the County’s Floodplain Ordinance and Erosion and Sediment Control Program;
      • Drafting staff reports, filing, and record keeping;
      • Perform code enforcement duties including, but not limited to, processing and documenting complaints, issuing notice of complaints, issuing notice of violations, and tracking progress until resolution;
      • Long-range planning project development and management;
      • Staff support for Boards & Commissions as necessary;
      • Independent and team work on a variety of special projects;
      • These duties may evolve or otherwise be amended to meet the needs of contract clients.

      Skills & Qualifications

      Aptitude for or experience with current and long-range planning activities including zoning and code enforcement practices as applicable to the Commonwealth of Virginia; ability to read and interpret local, state, and federal regulations, surveys, site plans, plats, and plans of development; ability to gather and interpret technical and statistical information and prepare technical reports; ability to establish effective working relationships with local staff, regional partnership staff, state agencies, contractors, architects, land developers, associates and the general public; strong verbal and written communication skills. Technical skills, including proficiency in GIS and desktop publishing systems, desirable. Certified zoning official/administrator credentials will be required within the first year. AICP encouraged.

      Education & Experience

      Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public policy, or a field related to urban planning, community development, or public administration or equivalent experience.

      To Apply

      Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

      Drew Williams at drew@bgllc.net

        Download Job Announcement

      THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

      The Berkley Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Part Time Animal Pound Attendant

    • Department: Animal Control
      Salary Range:
      $13.39 per hour / 20 – 28 hours/week
      Deadline: 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 time 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.
    • To Apply

      Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to:

      Attn: Shilton Butts. Assistant to the County Administrator
      Post Office Box 1397
      20135 Princeton Road
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      or e-mail sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

      State applications can be downloaded using the link above, at www.virginia.gov 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" and place in the box outside the County Administration Building office door. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

      THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

      The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Director of Environmental Inspections

    • Department: Environmental Inspections
      Salary Range:
       
      $45,000 to $70,000 Annual DOQ
      Deadline: Open Until Filled

      March 4, 2020 - The County of Sussex Virginia is accepting applications for the position of Director of Environmental Inspections.

      Job Duties include:

      • managing and coordinating operation of the landfill, convenience centers, refuse collection, disposal program and recycling activities;
      • overseeing the closure and post closure care requirements and activities to monitor and maintain the closed landfills;
      • ensuring landfill operations are in compliance with state and federal requirements;
      • reviewing and/or preparing various reports and records such as daily operation and recycling information;
      • serving as liaison with any firm operating or otherwise involved with the County landfill;
      • assessing equipment needs and making recommendations on equipment purchases;
      • attending seminars and technical training to maintain knowledge and certification of solid waste regulations;
      • promoting and ensuring proper employee training and compliance with County safety program and departmental safety procedures;
      • ensuring that all equipment, materials and work conditions are adequately maintained to prevent accidents;
      • reviewing monthly invoices and statements for solid waste operations for accuracy and approving for payment;
      • directing and supervising employees within assigned areas of responsibility;
      • evaluating personnel;
      • overseeing the preparation and submission of departmental overall budget, monitoring and controlling expenditures within budget parameters;
      • assisting the County Administrator in implementing initiatives and directives of the Board of Supervisors;
      • assisting the County Administrator in establishing policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility;
      • participating on staff management teams and committees as appointed by the County Administrator;
      • planning, developing and executing long range solid waste and recycling programs according to anticipated growth, future interest and needs;
      • preparing detailed monthly reports for the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator;
      • responding to citizens’ questions and complaints as needed; performing code enforcement for the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance; developing, maintaining and administering County Solid Waste Management Plan, Conditional Use Permit and Contract and Ground Lease Agreement;
      • must attend Board of Supervisors meetings;
      • other duties as assigned

      Education & Experience

      • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in civil engineering, environmental science, biology, chemistry or related field) supplemented by technical training in solid waste disposal, landfill management or related fields;
      • extensive experience in the management of solid waste operations which shall have included supervisory experience;
      • at least five (5) years of related experience or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, abilities and skills cited above.

      Special Requirements

      • Possession of a valid and appropriate driver’s licenses issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia;
      • must possess state registration as a “Certified Manager of Landfill Operations” or obtain Class I certification within 6 months.

      To Apply

      Submit completed Virginia state application (DPT Form 10-012 – Rev 10/99), cover letter, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to:

      Attn: Shilton Butts. Assistant to the County Administrator
      Post Office Box 1397
      20135 Princeton Road
      Sussex, Virginia 23884

      or e-mail sricks@sussexcountyva.gov.

      State applications can be downloaded using the link above, at www.virginia.gov 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" and place in the box outside the County Administration Building office door. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

        Download the Job Announcement PDF

      THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

      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 Virginia.gov using the button below:

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The County of Sussex is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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