Office of Human Resources

Mary Blackburn
Director

5 West Main Street
Suite 200
Fincastle, VA 24090

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

P: (540) 928-2001

Email

The Office of Human Resources serves as the first point of contact for prospective Botetourt County employees. We are responsible for coordinating the hiring process for all departments and offices that fall under the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors.

We have striven to provide as much information as possible on this website to help applicants successfully navigate the hiring process and encourage you to read all of the information on this page prior to applying.

County Benefits

Botetourt County provides a comprehensive benefits package to all eligible employees. For more information, please visit the link below:

County Benefits Package rev. 10/18

Current Job Openings

Parks and Sports Field Technician II

We are looking for a self-motivated, task oriented, results driven and energized lead technician, with a good work ethic to assist with maintenance and repair parks and sports fields for sports and general citizen use.

What you’ll do:                                                        

  • Leading Maintenance Tech 1 and seasonal staff in the maintenance of athletic fields, park facilities and other County property.
  • Mowing, trimming, laying out and marking fields for various sports events, trash pickup, general cleaning of grounds, restrooms, concession stands and snow removal.
  • Care and routine maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Keeping daily records of tasks performed.
  • This position will work primarily Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.; however work may be performed at varying hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position requires working outdoors and the ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical activity throughout the work day.

What we’re looking for:

  • 2 years’ experience operating equipment associated with parks and sports field maintenance (examples: tractor, various mowers (zero turn, reel, push and walk behind), aerator, truck and trailer, roller and ventrac.
  • Basic knowledge of equipment and maintenance, ability to troubleshoot minor problems such as, belts, filters, batteries and spark plugs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public and other County staff.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions to meet deadlines.
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s license and have and maintain a good driving record.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical that includes alcohol/drug screening and on-going random screenings.
  • Ability to obtain Pesticide Applicators License within 6 months of hire.

Included with the compensation is an excellent benefits package including state retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement System.

Position Salary Range: $26,620 – $39,930, DOE and DOQ

Full job description

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position will remain open until filled.

Botetourt County, a growing suburban and rural environment has developed into a regional growth center of manufacturing, recreation, commercial, and agricultural activity.  Our offices are located in Fincastle, an easy 25 minute commute from downtown Roanoke.

Parks and Sports Field personnel will report to Greenfield Recreation Park.

Posted September 5, 2019

Click here to apply for this position

Eligible for employee referral bonus

Custodian 

Botetourt County is accepting applications to fill a full-time Custodial position in the Recreation and Facilities Department.

Starting salary for the position is based on experience and qualifications. Included with the compensation is an excellent benefits package including state retirement benefits through the Virginia Retirement System.

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, performs repetitive manual work involving the efficient and effective cleaning of County buildings. Ensures safe and proper use of materials and equipment, such as chemicals, vacuums, buffers and carpet extractors. Good knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Related experience and/or building maintenance work, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic computer skills for using County e-mail.

Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving record.

Position is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical to include alcohol and drug screening.

Salary range: $22,000 – $33,000

Full job description

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Botetourt County, a growing suburban and rural environment has developed into a regional growth center of manufacturing, recreation, commercial, and agricultural activity. Our offices are located in Fincastle, an easy 25 minute commute from downtown Roanoke.

Posted August 1, 2019

Click here to apply for this position

Eligible for employee referral bonus

Recreation Site Supervisor, seasonal part-time

Botetourt County is accepting applications to fill multiple seasonal site supervisor positions in the Recreation and Facilities Department.  Preferred qualifications include a general knowledge of football, basketball, and soccer.  Applicants should be a quick learners and must be willing to diffuse problems that take place at sporting events.  Examples of work will include, opening and closing facilities, set up equipment and player benches as needed, sweep gym floors, clean utilities as needed and supervise spectators.  This position will work varying hours as needed. The hours would be 5:30pm to 10pm on weekdays, Saturdays 8am to 3pm, and Sundays 12:30pm to 6:30pm.  Applicants must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving record.  Applicants are subject to a criminal background check and recommended to obtain a CPR certification.

Position is paid at an hourly rate of $12.50 per hour.

Full job description

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 26, 2019

Click here to apply for this position

Eligible for employee referral bonus

Planner II

Botetourt County is seeking a Planner II. Your mission will vary from the strategic – such as developing plans and policies that impact the community for the next 20 years – to the tactical day to day operations– researching land use history, helping citizens, companies, and groups achieve their goals as they navigate the planning & zoning universe. You should be a great communicator with the ability to translate planning concepts and zoning ordinance into easy to understand conversation, text and visuals.  The ability to think creatively and outside the box while bouncing your great ideas around to our team and building off the great ideas of others is required. Five words that describe our team: collaborative, problem-solvers, dedicated, detail-oriented and fun. We are looking for someone who has experience juggling various projects and is comfortable taking the lead. If you want to join a friendly, passionate team committed to service and excellence, we would love to meet you.

Full job description

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 19, 2019

Click here to apply for this position.

Eligible for employee referral bonus

Division of Waste Management Operator/Clerk, full-time and part-time

Botetourt County has an immediate openings for the position of Operator Clerk Full-Time and Part-Time- Division of Solid Waste Management

Job Summary:

The Division of Waste Management Operator/Clerk coordinates and tracks incoming waste drop-offs, handles payment and answers general questions about landfill operations.  

Essential Functions:

  • Weighs vehicles dropping off waste and handles payment upon exit from landfill
  • Uses software to track and charge vehicles dropping off waste
  • Creates reports summarizing daily income and waste drop-off
  • Answers questions from public, over the phone and in person, regarding general landfill operations
  • Keeps landfill staff informed of drop-offs and changes during the day

Job Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Three to Six months of related experience or training
  • Ability to accurately manage Point of Sales (make change, handle cash, credit card, and check transactions)
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions

Full-time starting: $26,620+, DOQ

Part-time starting: $12.80+ per hour, DOQ

Full-time job description

Part-time job description

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 19, 2019

Click here to apply for the full-time position

Click here to apply for the part-time position

Eligible for employee referral bonus

EMT-Firefighter – BLS/ALS, part-time

Botetourt County is accepting applications for EMT/Firefighter-BLS and EMT/Firefighter-ALS positions. These positions will report directly to the Department of Fire & EMS, but will work closely with volunteer fire & EMS agencies. Duties will primarily focus on the provision of emergency medical care with firefighting (if applicable certifications are held) as a secondary focus. Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age, valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record, current EVOC, current VDFP FF I or NFPA 1001 equivalent preferred. Virginia OEMS EMT-B (BLS), EMT-I or P (ALS) with verifiable field experience, current CPR, PEPP, PHTLS, and ACLS (ALS) preferred.

Must be able to pass standard medical exams and physical ability/practical skills tests. Will be required to perform all physical tasks associated with emergency medical services, limited fire suppression and related activities.

Salary Range: BLS $14.05 per hour; ALS $17.02 per hour; DOQ.

Full job description – BLS part-time

Full job description – ALS part-time

Hiring Timeline

Application deadline is June 28, 2019.

All applicants are required to be fingerprinted for background purposes prior to the application deadline.

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Botetourt County, a growing suburban and rural environment has developed into a regional growth center of manufacturing, recreation, commercial, and agricultural activity. Our offices are located in Fincastle, an easy 25 minute commute from downtown Roanoke.

Posted June 11, 2019

Click here to apply for the EMT/Firefighter-BLS Part-time Position

Click here to apply for the EMT/Firefighter-ALS Part-time Position

Recreation Maintenance Worker – Part-time, seasonal

Botetourt County is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Seasonal Maintenance Worker in the Recreation and Facilities Depart­ment.

Preferred qualifica­tions in­clude:  experience in grounds maintenance such as mowing, trimming, raking, shoveling and hand tools used for park and sports field maintenance.

This position will work primarily Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, but hours are available evenings and weekends, with up to an average of 27 hours per week. This position requires working outdoors and the ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical activity throughout the work day.

Appli­cants must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving record.

Position is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical to include alcohol and drug screening.

Starting rate of pay is up to $10.00 per hour.

Full job description

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted March 12, 2019

Click here to apply for this position.

EMT-Firefighter – BLS/ALS, full-time

Botetourt County is accepting applications for full-time EMT/Firefighter-BLS and EMT/Firefighter-ALS positions. These positions will report directly to the Department of Fire & EMS, but will work closely with volunteer fire & EMS agencies. Duties will primarily focus on the provision of emergency medical care with firefighting as a secondary focus.

Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age, valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record, current EVOC, current VDFP FF I or NFPA 1001 equivalent required, FFII preferred.  Virginia OEMS EMT-B (BLS), EMT-I or P (ALS) with verifiable field experience, current CPR, PEPP, PHTLS, and ACLS (ALS) preferred.

Must be able to pass standard medical exams and physical ability/practical skills tests. Will be required to perform all physical tasks associated with emergency medical services, fire suppression and related activities.

Starting salary for the positions will be based on qualifications. Comprehensive benefit package includes VRS retirement (w/ LEOS), health, dental, and life insurance, EAP and educational reimbursement opportunities. Excellent opportunities for advancement.

EMT- Firefighter-BLS – Salary Range: $35,753-$53,630

EMT- Firefighter-ALS – Salary Range: $39,686-$59,529

Benefit package includes VRS retirement (w/ LEOS), health, dental, and life insurance, and educational reimbursement opportunities.

 

Full job description – BLS full-time

Full job description – ALS full-time

All applicants are required to be fingerprinted for background purposes prior to the application deadline.

Position will remain open until filled. Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Botetourt County, a growing suburban and rural environment has developed into a regional growth center of manufacturing, recreation, commercial, and agricultural activity. Our offices are located in Fincastle, an easy 25 minute commute from downtown Roanoke.

Click here to apply for the EMT/Firefighter-BLS Full-time position.

Click here to apply for the EMT/Firefighter-ALS Full-time position.

Eligible for employee referral bonus

Constitutional Offices and Other Agencies

These offices are independent of the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and handle their own hiring processes. For more information, please contact those offices directly.

Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office

No openings at this time

 

Department of Elections & Voter Registration

No openings at this time

Polling Place Election Officer

Serving as an Election Officer is a rewarding way to participate in your government and help ensure a fair and well-organized voting process. Botetourt County needs approximately 140 dependable and committed citizens to serve as election officers in its 10 precincts for each General Election. Click here to read about qualifications, duties and pay rates. For additional information, contact the Voter Registration Office.

Sheriff’s Office

Dispatcher

Jail – Cook

 

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Submit State Job Application Form to the Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 18, Fincastle, VA 24090  (540) 928-2200

The Sheriff’s Office may offer a benefits and vacation package that differs from what is offered for other County positions.

Social Services

Benefit Programs Supervisor

Family Services Specialist II

To apply for the positions, please visit: virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/search

Treasurer’s Office

No openings at this time

Town Job Opportunities

Town of Buchanan

No openings at this time

Volunteering

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Chief

Description and Responsibilities

Application

Recreation

The Department of Parks and Recreation is continually looking for dedicated volunteers to support its various programs and activities. The County utilizes volunteers to support parks and playing fields, coach youth sports teams, and promote its many programs. Additionally, the County works collectively with seven booster clubs in the area made up entirely of volunteers, which support and organize local youth sports leagues. To get involved in any of the Department’s programs and activities, contact Angie Crawford at (540) 928-2130 or e-mail at acrawford@botetourtva.gov.

Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads

The residents of Botetourt County are very fortunate to be served by an outstanding group of individuals that comprise the county’s various volunteer fire departments and volunteer rescue squads. The selfless dedication portrayed by these men and women is truly inspiring and greatly appreciated; however, more enthusiastic volunteers are always in demand.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like additional information on the services provided by these associations, please contact the Department of Fire and EMS at (540) 928-2201.

To apply for any of the departments listed below, please use the application at http://yourbces.org

Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 309

Blue Ridge, VA 24064
Fire House: (540) 977-2094

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 275

Buchanan, VA 24066
Fire House: (540) 254-1331

Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 234

Eagle Rock, VA 24085
Fire House: (540) 884-2190

Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 432
Fincastle, VA 24090
Fire House: (540) 473-2142

Glen Wilton Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 76
Glen Wilton, VA 24438
Fire House: (540) 862-7771

Read Mountain Volunteer Fire Department
43 EastPark Drive

Roanoke, VA 24019
Fire House: (540) 977-5881

Troutville Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 609
Troutville, VA 24175
Fire House: (540) 966-8661

Blue Ridge Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 309

Blue Ridge, VA 24064
Rescue Building: (540) 977-2094

Eagle Rock Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 234
Eagle Rock, VA 24085
Rescue Building: (540) 884-2190