August 4th, 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:


Police Officer

Job Description/Responsibilities:
The Buena Vista Police Department is seeking applicants interested in a rewarding career in professional law enforcement. Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances pursuant to the City, State, and Federal Governments, as well as providing assistance to the public. Officers are subjected to hazardous and life threatening situations and must maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.

Officers shall perform general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances of the City and Commonwealth of Virginia. Additionally, officers will patrol designated areas of the City to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle laws. As directed, they will answer calls and complaints involving suspicious and criminal activities, domestic disputes, and other related citizen requests for service. Each officer shall be responsible for maintaining records, reports and all other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include educational incentives; retirement VSRS, LEO; Uniforms and equipment furnished; Health and Life Insurance; Paid Holidays. Preference will be given to DCJS certified officers.

Qualifications Include:

·         High school graduate or GED certification

·         Must be 21 years of age;

·         Possess a valid Virginia driver’s license;

·         Must be a citizen of the United States, or possess permanent resident status as granted by the I.N.S;

No convictions of felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude or domestic violence;
Must not have been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any U.S. Military Services.

Applicants must successfully complete a written examination, physical agility testing, oral interviews, extensive background investigation, medical examination, drug screen, etc.

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in this position should complete a Buena Vista Police Department application and submit it no later than June 26, 2015 to:

Buena Vista Police Department 306 Park Avenue, Buena Vista, VA 24416


Administrative Assistant/Buena Vista Police Department

Salary Hiring Range:  DOQ (+) benefits.  (Pop. 6,500)

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Chief of Police.

The ideal candidate will have managerial and administrative experience and assist the Chief of Police and officers as needed, answer phones, assist citizens, perform related work as required.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for general clerical duties for the 16 officer police department. Preparing and coordinating agendas, work schedules, department accreditation, attend meetings, must be proficient with a personal computer and in Microsoft Word and Excel, must have knowledge of general office practices and procedures and ability to communicate both orally and in writing. This position deals with confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is required.

Send completed Commonwealth of Virginia applications and resumes to Buena Vista Police Department, Attn: Administrative Assistant Taylor Fischer, 306 Park Avenue, Buena Vista, VA  24416.  Applications available on City of Buena Vista website at under job opportunities. Deadline for applications is June 24, 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.