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Public Services Technician – Full Time

Part-Time Firefighter

See detailed job descriptions below. You may complete your application online or download applications, for each opening:

Mocksville Fire Department

The Mocksville Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of part-time firefighter to fill part-time shifts with 12-hour day and night shifts available 7 days a week.

Salary range:
Town of Mocksville Pay Grade 12:
$12.00/hour during a 6-month probationary period
$12.36/hour after successful completion of probationary period
Annual employee evaluations are conducted with potential for a merit-based salary increase.

Position prerequisites:
18 years old and a High School Graduate or GED
NCOSFM or IFSAC Firefighter certification
NCOSFM or IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations certification
NCOEMS or National Registry EMT Basic or NC Medical Responder certification
Valid Class “C” NC Drivers License (Must obtain Class “B” NC Drivers license within 1 year of hire date)

Process Information:
Applicants must successfully complete the MFD Firefighter Applicant Physical Abilities Test
Upon successful completion of the physical abilities test, candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview.
Successful interview candidates will be notified and scheduled for a pre-employment background check and physical.

Job duties and general responsibilities:
Response to calls from the public for assistance involving a wide variety of situations; all aspects of fire suppression and fire rescue, emergency medical care of the sick or injured, provision of specialized rescue service, including confined space rescue, trench rescue, rope rescue, HAZMAT, and driving/operating emergency and non-emergency vehicles

Effective communication with patients and physicians in emergency medical care situations.

Operation of various large and small hand and machine-operated tools (hydraulic and mechanical), including, but not limited to: hydraulic extrication tools, axes, prying tools, pike poles, trench rescue shoring jacks, emergency medical care equipment, confined space rescue tripod and winches, hazardous materials spill control devices, ventilation fans, chain saws, and circular saws

Inspection and maintenance of departmental equipment.

Various physically-demanding tasks related to firefighting, rescue, and response to requests for assistance requiring, but not limited to: lifting of heavy objects or persons, forcing entry, carrying heavy firefighting equipment, attacking fires by dragging and controlling fire hoses, dragging or carrying incapacitated persons, working in full firefighting and hazardous materials protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, climbing ladders while carrying equipment, overhaul of structures through a systematic search for hidden fire, working in zero-visibility, hot, and smoky environments while wearing heavy and constrictive protective equipment. Working in water while wearing flotation protective equipment.

Participation in mandatory medical monitoring program and physical fitness program to assure ability to complete various physically demanding tasks.

Ability to lead citizen groups on tours of fire stations and explain basic function of various pieces of equipment and provide educational opportunities related to fire and emergency safety for different age groups.

Participation with in-house hazardous materials response team.

Knowledge of hazardous materials response and control techniques.

Basic maintenance activities related to upkeep of stations and grounds, including but not limited to painting of walls and ceilings, sweeping and mopping, apparatus cleaning, shoveling snow, and washing windows.

Effective verbal and written communications with the public and coworkers

Answer department phones in a professional manner. Record essential information to send appropriate department resources and or transfer calls to other agencies to most appropriately assist the caller.

Other related duties assigned by an officer of the department.

Interested applicants may complete an application form online or click here to download an application or you may pick up applications at the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, or at the Mocksville Fire Department located at 335 Sanford Avenue, Mocksville, NC 27028.

Returned applications must include verification of prerequisite certifications via community college or NCOSFM certification summary transcript.

Applications can be returned or mailed to town hall at the address listed above. If returning an application by mail, please mark it special attention MFD Firefighter Process.

Applicants will be notified of their scheduled physical abilities test time, date, and location.

Mocksville Fire Department is also seeking volunteers. If you’re looking for a great way to give back to your community and make a difference, the Mocksville Fire Department is always looking for dedicated volunteers to serve in the department.

There are many volunteer jobs in the department that we need help with. If you would like more information check out the Fire Department website or stop by the station at 335 Sanford Avenue in Mocksville, NC.

Public Services Technician – Full Time

Salary Range
Town of Mockville Pay Grade: 16
Salary Range: $28,710.21 – $43,065.31

General Statement of Duties

Performs skilled manual labor in maintaining all public utilities, streets, and infrastructure in the town of Mocksville.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs manual labor in maintaining streets, public utilities, and downtown projects. Work includes general water and sewer repairs, installing pipes, rebuilding manholes, repairing potholes, snow removal, planting trees and flowers, mowing, bush hogging, and any other associated needs that may arise within the town. The employee uses a variety of specialized power equipment including trackhoe, backhoe, skid steer, dump trucks, tractor, snow plow, packers, and jack hammers. Judgement is required in applying rules, procedures and decisions that may affect the quality and accuracy of the work performed. Employee receives assignments from the supervisor and then develops a plan to complete the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Services Director and is evaluated through daily observation until completion.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Operates a variety of power driven equipment including trackhoe, backhoe, skid steer, dump trucks, tractor, snow plow, packers, and jack hammers
  • Sets, forms, pours, and finishes concrete to repair curbs, gutters, driveways, streets, and sidewalks
  • Maintains city properties by cutting brush, raking and hoeing
  • Works with concrete, tearing out, pouring, finishing, and cleaning up
  • Works to improve downtown area by planting trees and flowers, mowing, and flag maintenance
  • Installs and repairs sewage pipes and rebuilds manholes
  • Installs and repairs water pipes and pumps
  • Cleans and removes debris from streets, gutters, storm drains, catch basins, drainage ditches, sidewalks, and streets
  • Performs heavy physical activity doing snow removal
  • Performs related duties as required  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and aspects of street maintenance
  • Considerable working knowledge of power driven equipment and tools used in construction and maintenance work
  • Ability to understand and adhere to basic safety precautions and procedures
  • Ability to understand written and oral directions
  • Ability to apply policies and procedures at work
  • Knowledge and application of appropriate OSHA standards
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public

Physical Requirements of Work

Work in this class is described as very strenuous. This includes exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. An employee must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. An employee must possess the visual acuity to operate dump trucks, backhoes, tractors, and other power equipment. The employee is subject to environmental conditions, both inside and outside. The employee is, at times, exposed to potential hazards including fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, risk of electric shock, and exposure to wet and/or humid conditions.      

Education and Experience

High School diploma or GED with one to three years experience in water/sewer, plumbing, heavy equipment operations or related labor trade, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirement

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License (preference for CDL)

Interested applicants may complete the online application form or click here to download an application. Or you may pick up applications at the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.


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