November 25th, 2015

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Job Opportunities

Buena Vista, Virginia

Successful job applicants for the City of Buena Vista must pass a pre-employment alcohol and drug-screening test and must agree to submit to random on-the-job drug testing if hired. The City of Buena Vista offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and retirement for full-time positions within the City of Buena Vista.

The City of Buena Vista is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, creed, national origin, handicap, age or political affiliation. For more information on equal employment opportunity laws click here.

The City of Buena Vista is accepting applications for the following positions:


Animal Control Officer/Buena Vista Police Department


Salary Hiring Range:  $22-25K DOQ (+) benefits F/T.  (Pop. 6,500)


The Animal Control Officer reports directly to the Patrol Operations Commander.


Animal control officers enforce local and regional laws concerning the care and treatment of animals. They patrol public areas looking for potential signs of distressed animals, and work directly with citizens concerning animal control issues. Officer will educate the public about animal control safety.


To execute their duties effectively, animal control officers must have compassion and care for animals, but they must also show respect for humans. At times, animal control officers must exercise self-discipline despite their personal feelings toward an abusive pet owner. Animal control officers must operate within the law, even if that means leaving an animal in a bad situation until a court order can be obtained to seize the animal. Officers must be able to work alone and exercise independent judgment, but they also need to know when to call for help and how to work as part of a team. Anticipated start date August 31, 2015.



Send completed Commonwealth of Virginia applications and resumes to Buena Vista Police Department, Attn: Administrative Assistant  Cindy Harrison, 306 Park Avenue, Buena Vista, VA  24416.  Applications available on City of Buena Vista website at under job opportunities. Deadline for applications is August 14, 2015 at 5pm.  EOE.



Water and Sewer Worker

Position: Located with the Water and Sewer department. Duties include distribution fieldwork for water and sewer systems, pump and valve maintenance, and other distribution activities. Snow removal in season. Other Public Works duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Working knowledge of common practices for water and sewer distribution systems, ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position. Ability to operate distribution related equipment such as backhoes, compactors, tapping machines etc. Valid CDL class B license. Class IV or better water/sewer license(s) and prior distribution experience preferred. Will train appropriate candidate.


Facilities Maintenance Worker

Position: Located with the facilities department. Participates in the maintenance of City properties. Under limited supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work to skilled work; and performs other duties as assigned. Work includes: building and, grounds maintenance activities including minor carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and related activities.

Qualifications: Considerable knowledge and competency of the methods, tools, equipment and safety standards utilized in grounds, and facility maintenance. Ability to Troubleshoot and repair minor maintenance problems involving electrical, structural, plumbing, and equipment repair or replacement. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position. Valid CDL class B license preferred. Other Public Works duties as assigned.


All applicants must fill out a Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment to be considered for a position within the City of Buena Vista.  Click here for an online version of the application.