Human Resources

Staff

Employment Opportunities

Randy Patterson
Director of Human Resources
(704) 734-4601


101 West Gold St
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Welcome to the Kings Mountain Human Resources site. By serving the needs of the public, City employees have a great impact on the community. Offering more than basic services, they help maintain the City of Kings Mountains’ high quality of life.


Human Resources Staff

Randy Patterson - Director of HR
704-734-4601
randy.patterson@cityofkm.com

Teresa Patterson - HR Administrative Assistant
704-734-4496
teresap@cityofkm.com


 

Application for Employment

Employment Opportunities:
ONLY APPLICATIONS FOR POSTED POSITIONS ARE ACCEPTED. 
RESUMES ARE ONLY ACCEPTED WITH A COMPLETED APPLICATION.
 
Applications are NOT kept on file
A NEW Application MUST accompany each job for which you are applying
 
Fax application to 704-730-2107;  mail to City of Kings Mountain, Attn: HR, PO Box 429, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
 
Building Inspector III

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN

 

JOB TITLE:   BUILDING INSPECTOR III

Supervisor:    Chief Building Inspector

              

GENERAL DEFINITION & CONDITIONS OF WORK

 

Performs inspections in all four trades, building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical. .  Must possess probationary or standard certification III in four trades from the NC Department of Insurance.  Shall continue the intensive training program in order to act as Chief Building Inspector.

 

TYPICAL DAILY TASKS

 

  • Reviews Building Plans and issues Permits within their area of Certification
  • Performs Building Inspections to insure compliance with NC Building Code, within their area of Certification.
  • Approves Final Inspections, issues Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Occupancy with their area of Certification.
  • Issues stop work orders for non-complying projects.
  • Answers questions from private citizens, contractors and others regarding enforcement of North Carolina Building Codes and the City of Kings Mountain Ordinances.
  • Performs minimum housing inspections and completes report for hearing.
  • Testifies in hearing in regards to the minimum housing report.
  • Performs the task of enforcing the City of Kings Mountainís Junked Car Ordinance.
  • Assist the Administrative Assistant with their duties should the need arise.
  • Keeps records of trips and inspections performed and any follow ups that may be required.
  • Assist in training Inspector Trainees.
  • Performs other related tasks as needed.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Possession of Standard Level III Certification in all four trades; Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical.  An intermediate knowledge of the processes of construction and the construction industry, as well as knowledge of construction terms and materials.  The ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications in order to perform inspections.  The ability to read and interpret building codes in order to perform inspections and answer questions from the general public.  Must be able to work and communicate well with all types of people and maintain an appropriate level of professional behavior with the public as well as with co-workers.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

This is sometimes physical work requiring the basic life operation functions of stooping, bending, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, climbing, lifting, grasping, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/up to 10lbs of force constantly to lift or move objects.  Must possess the visual acuity to operate mechanic tools and equipment, read work orders, and operate a motor vehicle safely.  Must be able to express and exchange ideas verbally and written, and must convey information accurately.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by course work in a variety of inspection specialties and considerable experience in mechanical and electrical plan review and inspections.  Data Center inspection experience a plus.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must  possess and maintain a valid NC drivers license. Must be familiar with common computer functions and terms.  Possession of a minimum of Level III Probationary North Carolina Inspection Certification in all four trade areas ( building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical)with the ability to obtained standard certification within one year .

 

SALARY STEP AND GRADE: 21

Range: $40,263 - $59,770

Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement

 

JOB TITLE:   Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement    

SALARY STEP AND GRADE:

Supervisor:    City Manager

 

GENERAL DEFINITION & CONDITIONS OF WORK

Serves as the Director of the Department.  Responsibilities include supervision of all personnel, departmental budget, take direction from the City Manager and is required to work closely with other department heads, staff and City Council.

 

Responsible for enforcing the following ordinances:

Building Code

Zoning Code

Community Appearance Code

Minimum Housing Code

Floodplain Administration

Junked Vehicle

 

 

TYPICAL DAILY TASKS

 

  • Manages staff and answers questions that they may have regarding their duties
  • Supervises Building Plans reviews and issues permits are issued correctly. Performs Building Inspections to insure compliance with NC Building Code, when necessary.
  • Answers questions regarding floodplain and the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Keeps up with changes to the NC Building Code and NC General Statutes that affect the areas in which he or she is responsible
  • Gives reports to City Manager and Council as requested
  • Seeks council from City Attorney regarding interpretations of North Carolina Statutes and City Ordinances
  • Supervises the issuance of stop work orders for non-complying projects
  • Answers questions from private citizens, contractors and others regarding enforcement of North Carolina Building Codes and the City of Kings Mountain Ordinances.
  • Supervises all other building inspectors, zoning officers and administrative assistant.
  • Ensures minimum housing records meet legal requirements, holds hearings and takes orders to council for ordinance adoption as needed
  • Testifies when needed before the Board of Adjustment
  • Testifies in Court when needed, and is familiar with due process
  • Is prepared to give affidavits and or depositions to attorneys as needed
  • Ensures all records are being kept as defined by the NC Public Record Retention Law
  • Assist in training Inspectors and Zoning Officers.
  • Is available by phone afterhours and on weekends and holidays at the will of the City Manager
  • Performs other related tasks as needed.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

Ideally holds Standard Level III Certification in all four trades; Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical or has had experience in supervising those that do. An advanced knowledge of the processes of construction and the construction industry, as well as knowledge of construction terms and materials.  The ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications in order to perform inspections.  The ability to read and interpret building codes in order to perform inspections and answer questions from the general public when necessary. Capable of understanding the Cityís Zoning Ordinance, Minimum Housing Code, Community Appearance Code, Junked Vehicle Process and Floodplain Ordinance within a short time period. Must be able to work and communicate well with all types of people and maintain an appropriate level of professional behavior with the public as well as with co-workers. Must be able to express and exchange ideas verbally and written, and must convey information accurately.  Ideal candidate is highly motivated and organized, and able to apply common sense to sometimes difficult task and situations

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

This is sometimes physical work requiring the basic life operation functions of stooping, bending, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, climbing, lifting, grasping, fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/up to 10lbs of force constantly to lift or move objects.  Must possess the visual acuity to operate mechanic tools and equipment, read work orders, and operate a motor vehicle safely. 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

A four year degree in a construction or design related field or any combination of education or experience in construction or design. Possession of four Level III NC Standard Certificates or the ability to obtain within six months.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must possess and maintain a valid NC driverís license. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products; excel, word, outlook and presentation.  Accounting skills with a familiarity of general ledger and balanced budget.   Must be willing to serve on boards and attend meetings when required by the City Manager.

 

Salary Range Ė  $48,950.00 - $72,650.00

Dependent upon Qualifications, Certifications and Experience

Police Officer

 

 

                                                          General Statement of Duties

 

Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the City.

 

                                                    Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the City during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Employees must exercise judgment, initiative and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Police Sergeant assigned to the same shift.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness and decisiveness.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.  Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids.  Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular  supervision and is evaluated through observation, monitoring radio traffic, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

 

                                                           Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

Patrols streets in a police car, on bicycle or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.

Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.

Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities; conducts special traffic checkpoints to enforce seatbelt, alcohol, speed, or other laws; operates radar and intoxilyzer equipment.

Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.

Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.

Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require.

Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standards working order.

Prepares records and reports of activities.

Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.

Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.

May serve on special traffic squad.

 

Additional Job Duties

Performs other related duties as required.


                                                  Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest.

Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.

Some knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures.

Some knowledge of the application of information technology to law enforcement work.

Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.

Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to present effective court testimony.

Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports.

Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.           

 

Desirable Experience and Education

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Special Requirements

Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. 

 

 

Special Note:  This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.

 

Salary Range:  $26,853 -$38,891

POLICE OFFICER (Part-Time)

General Statement of Duties

 

Performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the City.

 

                                                    Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the City during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Employees must exercise judgment, initiative and calm control when performing duties; more difficult problems are normally carried out under the direction of or in conjunction with a Police Sergeant assigned to the same shift.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness and decisiveness.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy and state and federal law, supplemented with specific directions from superior officers.  Employees are subject to hazards associated with law enforcement work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as dangerous persons, loud noises, and hazardous spills with fumes, oils, gases, or flammable liquids.  Work is subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular  supervision and is evaluated through observation, monitoring radio traffic, discussion, and review of reports for adherence to laws, department procedures, and proper judgment.

 

                                                           Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

Patrols streets in a police car, on bicycle or on foot; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; report dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.

Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.

Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citation; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities; conducts special traffic checkpoints to enforce seatbelt, alcohol, speed, or other laws; operates radar and intoxilyzer equipment.

Performs investigations of accidents or possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks, arrests and processes criminal suspects; presents findings in court.

Issues citations for violation of traffic regulations, serves warrants; apprehends and processes criminal suspects and transports to magistrate and/or County detention facilities.

Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times at local schools and when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require.

Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters; maintains vehicle, weapons and other equipment in standards working order.

Prepares records and reports of activities.

Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; serves papers as needed.

Assists stranded motorists; gives information and directions to visitors and the general public.

May serve on special traffic squad.

 

Additional Job Duties

Performs other related duties as required.


                                                  Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances and policies of the police department, especially relating to search and seizure, traffic control, pursuit, and arrest.

Working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment.

Some knowledge of scientific crime detection and criminal identification methods and procedures.

Some knowledge of the application of information technology to law enforcement work.

Skill in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self-defense tactics.

Skill in collaborative conflict resolution.

Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to present effective court testimony.

Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports.

Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and other public officials.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, hearing, kneeling, reaching, feeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, bending, climbing, crawling, fingering, and performing repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pound of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a police vehicle and distinguish details and differences when observing people, places, or things on patrol.       

 

Desirable Experience and Education

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Special Requirements

Before assignment to sworn duties, employees must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license and have completed at least the minimum requirements established by the North Carolina Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. 

 

Kings Mountain

2006

 

 

Hourly Salary:             $12.23

Utility Maintenance Operator W/S

UTILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER 

 

                                                          General Statement of Duties

 

Performs responsible semi-skilled to skilled work in the installation, replacement, repair and maintenance of water and sewer lines.

 

                                                    Distinguishing Features of the Class

 

An employee in this class performs in a team, engaged in the maintenance of sewer lines and/or maintenance and repair of water meters and lines.  Work involves significant public contact and knowledge of the water and sewer system and customer service policies in identifying problems, responding successfully to water leaks, meter malfunctions, sewer clogs, and other similar customer service issues.  Work also requires skilled construction equipment operation.  Employees are subject working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as working in heavy traffic, loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work with raw sewage is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.   Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standard trade and safety practices.

 

                                                           Duties and Responsibilities

 

Essential Duties and Tasks

Installs, inspects, replaces, locates, reads, tests, disconnects, and changes out residential and commercial water meters.

Meets with customers, plumbers and other to identify and resolve customer problems; discusses problems with customers; notifies when disconnecting water supply; explains customer service policies.

Operates a specialized truck to remove sewer blockages with water pressure jet, automated rodding machine, or vacuum pumping apparatus; enters manholes to clean out obstructions following confined space entry requirements.

Locates City water and sewer lines and marks them for other utilities and various construction projects;; receives location requests through fax machine; locates and marks water and sewer lines.

Operates construction equipment including back hoes, excavators, and loaders around underground utilities, overhead utility lines, in and around traffic and parked cars;  participates with crew on major line repairs and replacement projects.

Operates tractor with bush hog attachment to mow and clear sewer easements.

Operates video camera to inspect sewer lines for inflow and infiltration problems.

Stocks and maintains assigned trucks and equipment.

Prepares daily logs or other records.

 

Additional Job Duties

Performs other tasks as required.

 

Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of water and sewer lines and appurtenances.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards associated with working around raw sewage and other work hazards and the associated safety precautions.

         Considerable knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual methods and tasks involved in assigned tasks.

Working knowledge of the municipal water and sewer service customer service policies and procedures.

Skill in the operation of heavy construction equipment including excavators, back hoes, track hoes, and front end loaders.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public.

Ability to read utility line maps and operation and service manuals and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to keep accurate detailed records.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; 50 pounds of force frequently; and 20 pounds constantly.

Must possess the visual acuity to keep records, inspect small parts and assemble them, read gauges, and operate a truck in a safe manner.

 

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from high school and experience in related utility maintenance and repair work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Special Requirements

Possession of valid North Carolina Commercial driver's license issued. 

Prefer possession of collection system operator level I certificate and/or distribution system operator level C certificate.

 

Minimum Starting Rate: $11.32/hr

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
The City of Kings Mountain is currently accepting applications for volunteer firefighters.

 
Please submit an application by either printing out application and mailing to City of Kings Mountain, Human Resources Department, PO Box 429, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 OR apply through your local ESC Office.

 

 

 

 



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