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Essex County


Job Title:  Maintenance Assistant
Status:  Full Time with benefits
Grade:  103, range $22,398.68 - $35,837.88


Essex County is seeking an individual to perform semi-skilled work in the repair and maintenance of the County's buildings and grounds. This work involves operating medium to light machinery and using hand tools to assist with HVAC, other building and maintenance repairs and landscaping duties. The preferred applicant will have experience operating all types of lawn care equipment.  A valid Virginia driver’s license is required.  This position reports to the Grounds Supervisor.

For more information please contact the Assistant County Administrator, Pam Smith, at 804-443-8155 or Fred Mitchell, Facilities Director, at 804-443-4050.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application is required and may be obtained at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be submitted to Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Open until filled.  Applications received by July 13, 2018 will be given first priority.

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.


Director of Technology, Essex County
Essex County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Technology  
Salary: $53,078 - $90,234 DOQ/DOE (+) benefits.

This Director of Technology is responsible managing the County’s computer and data resources. This position performs responsible work in planning, coordinating, implementing, and supervising the management of the County’s information systems operation. This position serves as the Webmaster for the County, overseeing technical management and the maintenance of the County’s web site(s).  

The successful candidate will have any combination of education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science or a closely related field supplemented with five years of experience in information technology/support.

For complete details about the position of Director of Technology call (804) 443-8155.  To be considered, a completed Essex County Employment Application is required and may be found at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be submitted to Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Open until filled. 

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Job Title: Deputy County Administrator 
Status:  Full time, Salary:  $65,755 – $111,784
Pay Grade:  121, FLSA Status:  Exempt


Essex County, Virginia, is accepting applications for the new position of Deputy County Administrator.  This position will coordinate and oversee the operation of various departments to include Finance, Administrative Services, Parks and Recreation, and Animal Control.  The selected individual will be the County’s primary economic development contact person and provide staff support to the County’s Economic Development Authority.  This position also takes the lead in the development of the County’s annual operating budget and provides financial analysis for the County Administrator and Board.  Excellent writing and communication skills are a must.  This is a high profile position with considerable staff and public interaction requiring the highest level of professional and personal ethics and trust. This position will report to the County Administrator.

Minimum requirements for the position are a Bachelors’ degree in public or business administration, or related field, with six or more years of professional management level experience at the level of department director or higher in local government administration, or any combination of education and experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.  Master’s degree in public administration and experience as a Deputy County Administrator or higher is preferred.  The County provides a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To be considered a completed County employment application form (found at the bottom of this page), cover letter, and resume is to be submitted to Pamela Z. Smith, Assistant County Administrator, P.O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA 22560.  For further information on the position, County benefits, and applying please call Mrs. Smith at (804) 443-8155.  Open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2018.

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

 Job Title: Part-Time Library Clerk I, Essex County Public Library
Approx. 15 hours per week, week days and some Saturdays, $9.49 per hour

The Essex Public Library is seeking a dependable individual who will shelve books, assist patrons, work the circulation desk and help with programs.  Excellent technology and customer service skills are required.

For more information please contact Dana Smook/Library Director at 804-443-4945.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application is required and may be obtained at the bottom of this page or from the library.  Return completed applications to Dana Smook, Library Director, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Applications may be emailed to danasmook@eplva.org.  Application deadline is June 13, 2018.  

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Job Title: Office Associate I 
Status:  Full time with benefits
Salary:  Grade 101 - $19,748 – $31,596


Essex County is seeking a detail oriented individual to perform a variety of office related tasks to include answering the phone, producing documents and forms using Microsoft Office, and performing work for various County departments.  The selected individual will directly assist the County Administrator performing research, preparing correspondence, and coordinating daily business.  Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required and will be tested at interview.  

For more information please contact the Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator, at 804-443-8155.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application is required and may be obtained online at the County’s website. Completed applications should be submitted to Pam Smith, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Open until filled.  Application review will begin on May 30, 2018.

Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Job Title:  Advanced Life Support EMT/Firefighter

Status:  Full time with benefits, Salary – $34,807 - $55,691 Intermediate
                                                                            $37,070 - $59,311 Paramedic


Essex County EMS is seeking a highly motivated professional individual to fill a full time Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMT/Firefighter position. Candidates will perform emergency medical advanced life support services and firefighter duties as required. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, a good driving record, and must be computer literate and have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. Minimum Qualifications: EMT-I, or EMT-P, Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification, ACLS, PALS, EVOC, PHTLS, CPR and within one year obtain Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications.  This position is subject to a criminal background investigation, drug test and health exam.  

For more information please contact the Chief of Emergency Services, James W. Brann, at 804-443-4059.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application with the following attachments must be submitted:  copies of training certifications, current DMV Driver History Report, and resume.  An application may be obtained at the bottom of this page.  Completed applications should be submitted to Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Applications received before December 4, 2017 will be given first consideration.  Hiring salary based upon qualifications and experience.  Open until filled.  

 Essex County is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title:  Basic Life Support EMT/Firefighter

Status:  Full time with benefits, Salary – $32,682.85 - $52,292

Essex County EMS is seeking a highly motivated professional individual to fill a full time Basic Life Support (BLS) EMT/Firefighter position. Candidates will perform emergency medical basic life support services and firefighter duties as required. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, a good driving record, and must be computer literate and have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. Minimum Qualifications: EMT-B, Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification, EVOC, CPR and within one year obtain Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications.  This position is subject to a criminal background investigation, drug test and health exam.  

For more information please contact the Chief of Emergency Services, James W. Brann, at 804-443-4059.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application with the following attachments must be submitted:  copies of training certifications, current DMV Driver History Report, and resume.  An application may be obtained below.  Completed applications should be submitted to Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Hiring salary based upon qualifications and experience.  Open recruitment – applications considered as received and as positions are available.  

Essex County is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title:  Part-time Basic Life Support EMT/Firefighter

Status:  Part-time, scheduled as needed, Hourly rate - $15.71

Essex County EMS is seeking highly motivated professionals to fill part-time Basic Life Support (BLS) EMT/Firefighter positions. Part-time EMT/Firefighters will fill in the schedule on week days, nights, weekends, and holidays.  Candidates will perform emergency medical basic life support services and firefighter duties as required. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, a good driving record, and must be computer literate and have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. Minimum Qualifications: EMT-B, Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification, EVOC, CPR and within one year obtain Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications.  This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and drug test.  

For more information please contact the Chief of Emergency Services, James W. Brann, at 804-443-4059 or visit our Website at http://www.essex-virginia.org/county_government/employment .  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application with the following attachments must be submitted:  copies of training certifications, current DMV Driver History Report, and resume.  An application may be obtained below.  Completed applications should be submitted to Pam Smith, Assistant County Administrator, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Open recruitment – applications considered as received.  

Essex County is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Documents

Essex County Job Application

Please return completed applications to:

Mrs. Pam Smith,
Assistant County Administrator
Essex County, Virginia
P.O. Box 1079
Tappahannock, VA 22560-1079

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Esta institución es un proveedor de servicios con igualdad de oportunidades.


Job Title: Emergency Services Captain - Position filled 6/19/18

Job Title: Custodian - Positions filled 6/18/18
 Job Title: Payroll & Human Resources Manager - Position filled 6/11/18
Job Title: Director of Parks and Recreation - Position filled 5/9/2018
Job Title:  Maintenance Assistant - Position filled 3/15/2018
Job Title:  County Planner - Position filled 3/5/18
Job Title:  Part-Time Library Clerk I - Position filled 12/4/17
Job Title: Investigator - Position filled 11/13/17
Job Title: Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation - Position filled 10/20/2017
Job Title: Youth Services Specialist - Position filled 10/20/2017
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 8/15/2017
Job Title: Library Director - Position filled 8/7/2017
Job Title: Office Associate I - Position filled 8/7/2017
Job Title: Seasonal Part-Time Pool Attendant - Positions filled 5/1/2017
Job Title: Summer Part-Time Library Page – Position filled 6/7/2017
Job Title: Communications Operator - Dispatch  - Positions filled 5/15/2017
Job Title: Maintenance Assistant - Position filled 4/26/2017
Job Title: Animal Care Technician - Position filled 4/19/2017
Job Title: Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 4/4/2017
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 3/9/17
Job Title: Senior Deputy Clerk – Position filled 3/9/17
Job Title: Warrant Technician - Position filled 1/23/2017
Job Title: County Administrator - Position filled 12/13/16
Job Title: Victim Witness Coordinator - Position filled 12/9/16
Job Title: Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 12/5/16
Job Title: Basic Life Support EMT/Firefighter - Position filled 11/1/16
Job Title: Director of Planning and Community Development - position remains open
Job Title: Part-Time Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 8/2/16
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 6/21/16
Job Title: Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 6/10/16
Job Title: Library Clerk – Seasonal Part-Time – Essex County Library - Position filled 6/7/16
Job Title: Seasonal – Part-Time Program Assistant (2 positions being hired) - Positions filled 5/10/16
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 2/29/16
Job Title: Assistant Attorney - Position filled 3/7/16
Job Title: Communications Supervisor - Dispatch - Position filled 3/7/16
Job Title: Deputy Sheriff – School Resource Officer - Position filled 1/19/16
Job Title: Geospatial Program Coordinator - Position filled 2/8/16
Job Title: Advanced Life Support EMT/Firefighter - Position filled 11/1/15
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 9/18/15
Job Title: Administrative Assistant - Position filled 8/7/15
Job Title: Assistant Attorney  - Position filled 7/28/15
Job Title: Land Use Data Administrator - Position filled 7/14/15