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Town of Long View, Deputy Police Chief/Major

 

The Town of Long View is currently seeking self-motivated candidates for the position of Deputy Police Chief/Major. Long View is located in both Catawba and Burke Counties and has a diverse population of 5,088 residents as of the 2020 Census. The Town of Long View Police Department consist of 18 full-time and 4 part-time sworn positions.

 

The Deputy Chief serves as the Operations Commander at the direction of the Chief of Police and supervises the daily operations of the department through subordinate supervisors.

Duties Include:

  • Provides operational direction and supervision of the department; supervises and provides problem-solving and coaching to subordinate supervisors engaged in investigations, patrol, community policing, crime prevention, records, evidence, and related tasks.

  • Coordinates the hiring and promotional processes for the department; reviews applications; coordinates and participates in interviews; schedules firearms qualifications; sets up assessment boards for promotional processes; conducts background investigations and participates in the selection of new employees.

  • Supervises and participates in the patrol function; coaches supervisors on shift problem-solving; observes field performance and provides feedback; conducts performance evaluations; recommends disciplinary actions; reviews records and reports; investigates citizen concerns about department policy and performance.

  • Supervises and participates in criminal and other investigations for the department.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • exhibit considerable knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods and equipment;

  • demonstrate modern and effective supervisory principles and practices including leadership, motivation, communication, coaching, discipline, and performance evaluation; and

  • possess the ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens, department staff and town officials. 

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with an associate’s degree in criminal justice or related field supplemented with advanced law enforcement training and considerable supervisory experience in law enforcement.  

 

The hiring range is $62,000-$70,000 depending on qualifications with a full benefits package. The position is open until filled but please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and WPCOG application to WPCOG Director of Human Resources Ashley Bolick, via email at ashley.bolick@wpcog.org no later than Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 to ensure consideration. Candidates will be subject to an interview and assessment process. The first round of interviews will take place in late May. The Town of Long View is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Town of Gamewell, Part-time (28 hr/wk) Town Clerk/Administrator

 

The Town of Gamewell (population 3,696) is currently seeking candidates, who are detail-oriented, for the position of Town Clerk/Administrator. Candidates should also have initiative and independent judgment. The Town of Gamewell is a town dedicated to small town values and a great quality of life. A wonderful history, beautiful rolling hills, and ample opportunities for recreation and dining in the region make the town an ideal place to work and call home. The town is well positioned along US HWY 18/64 between Lenoir and Morganton and less than 30 minutes from Hickory.

 

The Town Clerk/Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town. As the only employee of the town, the Clerk/Administrator is responsible for the financial administration, meeting preparations including agendas and minutes, and acting as the receptionist answering calls from citizens. The FY21-22 general fund budget is $1.3 million.

 

The Town Clerk/Administrator must be actively engaged with the community and its businesses through direct contacts. Candidates must have the ability to relate well to the community and have the ability to partner with an engaged council to carry out the strategic priorities of the community. The position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field and some experience within local government preferred. Applicants must has a strong command of basic accounting principles.

 

The hiring rate range is $20.00 - $30.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. Apply by Thursday, May 12th for first consideration. Please submit a cover letter, resume, WPCOG application to WPCOG Director of Administration/HR Ashley Bolick at PO Box 9026, Hickory, NC 28603. Electronic submission of applications via email at ashley.bolick@wpcog.org is welcomed. Candidates will be subject to an interview process. The Town of Gamewell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority, Finance Director

Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority (WPRTA), dba Greenway Public Transportation, located in Conover, NC is seeking an experienced professional to become the organization’s Finance Director.

 

Reporting directly to the WPRTA Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for the direction and administration of all financial affairs of WPRTA to include financial administration, budget and accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, grant management, cash management, revenue and expenditure planning and forecasting, personnel pay and benefit administration, and capital project financing.

 

WPRTA is a regional transit authority pursuant to NC Chapter 160A, Article 25 operating as Greenway Public Transportation. WPRTA provides rural and urban demand response transportation service in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties, fixed route service and ADA Complementary Paratransit service in the cities of Conover, Hickory and Newton, and Flex Route service in Alexander and Burke Counties. WPRTA employs on average 80 people and has a peak fleet size of 4 fixed route buses, 5 Flex Route LTV’s and 32 paratransit vehicles. Historical annual ridership is approximately 230,000 boarding’s and the total annual operating budget is approximately $5.7 million. For more information about Greenway Public Transportation visit mygreenway.org.

 

WPRTA will consider candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field as well as five years governmental financial management experience.

 

To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to Freda Powell at apowell@wprta.org. The job description may be found at mygreenway.org under employment opportunities. Hiring range for this position is $65,000 – $75,000 annually plus benefits.

Reports To: Executive Director

Supervises Others: Yes

 

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 Annually; Exempt

 

The Western Piedmont Regional Transit Authority (WPRTA) Finance Director is a Senior Management position responsible for the direction and administration of all financial affairs of WPRTA. The position requires providing advice and information to the Board of Directors, WPRTA Executive Director and employees. Financial affairs include financial administration, budget and accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, grant management, cash management, revenue and expenditure planning and forecasting, personnel pay and benefit administration and capital project financing.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures WPRTA Executive Director is advised of the need to apprise the WPRTA Board of Directors of relevant policy and service issues for their input and direction.

  • Provides leadership, direction and guidance in financial and technical strategies and priorities for finance operations; evaluates needs, and determines resource requirements and objectives.

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates WPRTA's goals, objectives, maintains sound financial policies and procedures; interprets laws and regulations; develops systems and standards for program evaluation.

  • Organizes and directs financial activities including accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, grant administration, and payroll functions.

  • Reviews revenues and expenditures and assures WPRTA's activities are in compliance with all laws, policies and regulations; performs all duties required by applicable North Carolina general statutes, Federal and State grantors, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Prepares and reviews monthly and/or interim budgetary financial reports ensuring adherence to statutory and regulatory reporting requirements and policies.

  • Prepares WPRTA long-range financial forecasts and budgets, and monitors budgets, grants and contracts during the fiscal year; assures adequate documentation of policies and procedures and authorizes changes to existing policies.

  • Plans and coordinates the annual audit process, and manages preparation of the annual financial report.

  • Prepares and analyzes financial and statistical reports necessary for management relating to expenditures, revenues, forecasting and uses statistical measures, such as cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, forecasting, and trending.

  • Responsible for all financial payments, invoicing and reporting to state and federal agencies including drawdowns through the FTA and NCDOT electronic systems.

  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data for timely completion of all reporting to the National Transit Database.

  • Assists Executive Director in areas of Financial Management.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Excellent critical and creative thinking skills required;

  • Knowledge of Pension plan rules and regulations;

  • Skill in developing and implementing accounting control procedures;

  • Skill in writing reports and business correspondence;

  • Effective interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, elected officials and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

  • Ability to set up agency accounting and financial systems;

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate subordinate staff;

  • Ability to prepare finance and accounting related reports;

  • Ability to compile and analyze financial information;

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;

  • Ability to interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and Local laws, rules, and regulations;

  • Ability to routinely travel in-state and out-of-state for training, conferences and meetings;

  • Ability to work a varied schedule to meet critical project and reporting deadlines as required;

  • Experience must include budgeting, cash management, financial reporting, internal controls and grant administration;

  • Required knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles related to Government Financial Accounting Standards, Single Audit Act and compliance with Circular A-133, A-87, CFR 200 and North Carolina General Statute Chapter 159: Local Government Finance; and

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency level utilizing Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook with ability to manage financial software including Quick Books.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field (Advanced Degree desired);

  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible senior governmental financial management experience, including three years at management level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that could provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities;

  • CPA certification with the State of North Carolina is desirable; and

  • Public transit financial services experience desirable.