Position: Fulltime Public Services Technician

Salary:  $30,476.

Closing Date: September 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm          

The City of Southport is seeking to hire a full-time candidate in the Utility Department. The position will assist in all area of operations and maintenance of the water and sewer system. Experience and knowledge of Water & Sewer Systems, experience in operating various equipment including a backhoe, and the ability to enter confined spaces. Must obtain Water & Sewer Certification within twelve {12) months of employment, and be available for on-call for some nights and weekends. Potential Candidate must have the following:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Applications: City of Southport, 1029 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 or by clicking here. (State of North Carolina PD-107). All applications should be returned to City Hall or email to: HR@southportnc.org.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of Application for Employment State of North Carolina (PD-107).

Position: Full Time Building and Grounds Custodian
Salary: $25,073.64 annually
Closing Date: 12:00 P. M. August 16, 2019

The City of Southport is seeking to hire a full-time employee in the Building & Grounds Department.
The position will assist the Senior Custodian in the cleaning and maintenance of the buildings and public restrooms as well as other duties deemed necessary.

Potential Candidate must be available to work on weekends and evenings and have the following:
• High School Diploma/GED
• Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Applications available at 1029 N Howe St. or by clicking here.

Closing date 12:00 pm August 16, 2019

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of Application for Employment State of North Carolina (PD-107)

LEAD FIREFIGHTER – The City of Southport has an opening in the Fire Department.

The Firefighter is a full-time permanent position in the Fire Department. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Fulltime Assistant Fire Chief.

The person in this position is supervised daily regarding briefings and task assignments. The person in this position works autonomously, conferring daily with his/her immediate supervisor. The person in this position works 12 hour shifts, also working two to three times a month attending various training/business meetings of the department held in the evenings. Employee will be expected to lead by example, and supervises fulltime firefighter positions, and assists with overseeing volunteers on shift.

The position is an essential employee in the time of emergency situations or times of disaster, or at the Fire Chief’s discretion. The employee will perform duties for the Southport Fire Department as related to functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency medical and other emergency services; and other tasks or duties as assigned by superiors.  The full duties and responsibilities of this position are on file, will be given upon request.

High School diploma or GED is required and experience in firefighting is preferred. Must possess a valid NC driver’s license, and receive and maintain a CPR certification.

Annual starting salary is 32,200.00 plus full benefits with retirement and health insurance.  Applications are available at the Southport Fire Headquarters 1011 North Howe Street or by clicking here.

Applications can be turned in to the attention of the Fire Chief, Southport Fire Department, P O Box 10608 Southport, NC 28461 or dropped off at Fire Headquarters.

Closing date to receive applications Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00 pm.

Lead Firefighter Job Description

 

FIREFIGHTER – The City of Southport has an opening in the Fire Department.

The Firefighter is a full-time permanent position in the Fire Department.  The immediate supervisor for this position is the Lead Firefighter.

The person in this position is supervised daily regarding briefings and task assignments. The person in this position works autonomously, conferring daily with his/her immediate supervisor. The person in this position works shift hours of 24 on/48 off, also working two to three times a month attending various training/business meetings of the department held in the evenings. The position is an essential employee in the time of emergency situations or times of disaster, or at the Fire Chief’s discretion.

The employee will perform duties for the Southport Fire Department as related to functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency medical and other emergency services; and other tasks or duties as assigned by superiors. The full duties and responsibilities of this position are on file, will be given upon request.

High School diploma or GED is required and experience in firefighting is preferred. Must possess a valid NC driver’s license, and receive and maintain a CPR certification.

Annual starting salary is 27,200.00 plus full benefits with retirement and health insurance. Applications are available at the Southport Fire Headquarters 1011 North Howe Street or by clicking here.

Applications can be turned in to the attention of the Fire Chief, Southport Fire Department P O Box 10608 Southport, NC 28461 or dropped off at Fire Headquarters.

Closing date to receive applications Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00 pm.

THE CITY OF SOUTHPORT

The City has an immediate opening in the Buildings & Grounds Dept. Qualifications for this position include: Experience in mowing, maintaining parks and other city owned area’s, raking, hedging, loading and removing debris.

Education: High School Graduate or GED required, valid NC Driver’s license.

Salary: $ 27,643.00 year plus health insurance and retirement.

Applications available at 1029 N Howe St. or click here. Closing date 5:00 pm August 2, 2019

City of Southport Achieves Pet-Friendly Certification
BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Program Recognizes First Set of Certified Cities

Southport, NC July 09. 2019 – Today, the City of Southport received the official BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification, as part of the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, showcasing its commitment to creating a pet-friendly community. More people than ever view pets as members of the family, and with 85 million pet-households in the United States, City of Southport is on the forefront of creating a vibrant community where pets are not only welcome but thrive.

The City of Southport is proud of our community’s achievements, rich and diverse heritage, and potential for the future. Our Animal Protective Services strives to provide quality service and education to all residents and visitors while ensuring the humane treatment of animals in a culture of compassion and integrity.

“On behalf of the city of the City of Southport, we are honored to receive the BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification to showcase the great work we’ve done to allow more people to enjoy the benefits of life with their pets. With the help and support of our passionate local residents, we’ve seen how small steps such as the support of a Community Cat Program, along with a pet-friendly downtown area, have made an impact in our own backyard.”

In January, Mars Petcare launched the BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification, an extension of the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program which works with local government, businesses and non-profits to help communities make four-legged friends welcome. The certification, created in partnership with urban-planning organization, Civic Design Center, evaluates cities based on 12 traits of pet-friendly cities across four categories: businesses, parks, shelters and homes. Applicants that received a certification demonstrated their commitment to creating a pet-friendly community and fostering the well-being of all citizens and pet companions.

“We established the BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification to celebrate cities that are creating positive and welcoming environments for people and their pets and encourage more cities to recognize the benefits of our four-legged friends,” said Jam Stewart, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Mars Petcare. “We’re excited to announce the inaugural group of certified cities and look forward to continuing this progress with The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program.”

To learn more about how to get involved in this initiative, and for the full list of BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification recipients please visit www.bettercitiesforpets.com.

City of Southport Tourism Department Information Specialist
(Part-time)
Salary Range: $15-17/hour

Distinguishing Features of the Class
Tourism is of crucial importance to this City. It generates significant revenues, provides jobs, supports the community and helps maintain and improve important local assets. An employee in this class is responsible for varied administrative, technology, marketing, and coordinative functions in support of tourism development, public information and crisis management.

Duties and Tasks Essential Duties and Tasks
-Provides administrative support to the Tourism Director.
-Assists administrative officers in planning and formulating policies, strategies, and responses relative to institutional issues and crisis management.
-Work requires strong effective interpersonal communication skills, sound judgment and initiative, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
-Coordinates update and maintenance of City website and social media sites; assists departments with identifying and uploading updates; coordinates with website vendor.
-Distributes general communication regarding events, operations, and programs of the City.
-Responds to requests for information from media personnel and the public; distributes promotional materials, including flyers, brochures, and press kits; disseminates information via the appropriate media.
-Assists the Public Information Officer (PIO) administrator with crisis/emergency communications during critical incidents assisting to disseminate vital information to the media and the public both quickly and effectively.
-Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Tourism Director, and is evaluated through observation, conferences, feedback, and the quality and effectiveness of work.
-Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities
-Able to disseminate important information to Southport citizens through a variety of measures.
-Create tourism ads for local and regional publications.
-Create media press releases for events and other tourism activities.
-Assist with developing marketing and informational materials for visitors.
-Skill and experience in communications and graphic design including developing public relations materials, press releases, informational brochures, posters and web related media.
-Knowledge of the Tourism department’s activities and functions, area attractions, restaurants, accommodations, events, functions, etc. is required. Advanced office technology knowledge and skill is also required.
-Skills in handling problem situations in firm, tactful and courteous manner with visiting and telephone callers.
-Ability to balance priorities.

Physical Requirements
-Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
-Must be able to perform sedentary work, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently, or constantly lift, carry, push, pill or otherwise move objects.
-Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, do extensive reading, and prepare necessary reports and do research.

Desirable Training and Expertise
-Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field, and five years of relevant experience in the public sector; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
-The ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. Knowledge of public relations principles; communications principles; city department and division structures; and applicable software applications. Skilled in researching effective communication methods and techniques; maintaining effective working relationships; and providing customer service.

Special Requirement
-Requires a valid NC driver’s license.

Applications available at 1029 N. Howe Street or by clicking here.  Application review will begin July 24, 2019.

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 3:30 at City Hall, located at 1029 N. Howe Street for the purpose of holding a special informational meeting on the City’s Wastewater Asset Inventory & Assessment Project.

In June of 2017 & 2018, the City received a Wastewater Asset Inventory & Assessment grant totaling $65,000 to map and inventory the City’s Wastewater infrastructure, to evaluate the condition of the infrastructure, and to develop an asset management plan with a capital improvements plan identifying which assets are the highest priority for replacement. The City’s consultant will be presenting the City with the results of the Wastewater AIA Project at this meeting.

If there are any questions on this matter, please contact the City Planner Thomas Lloyd at 910-457-7961 or tlloyd@cityofsouthport.com

The City of Southport does not discriminate on the basis of disability If you need an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation in order to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact the Clerk’s office as far in advance of the meeting as is possible so that your request can be considered.

Thomas Lloyd, City Planner