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Town hiring two seasonal Public Works Crewmen

Position Description: Under general supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work including but not limited to sanitation, grounds maintenance, town facilities cleaning and sanitizing, town equipment maintenance and cleaning. Other duties may be assigned. Application available on this website. Deadline for applications to be in Town Hall, 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 29. Use the drop box at the curb, 528 Industrial Dr. , email to info@townofpenningtonva.gov, or fax to 276-546-6328 before the deadline.

Position Requirements:

  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Physically fit with the ability to lift or carry 40lbs.
  • Ability to follow direction and work with minimal supervision
  • Provide own transportation
  • Ability to pass a drug screening

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $10.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Taking Job Applications for Police Officers Until July 13th

JOB ADVERTISEMENT 

PENNINGTON GAP POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Now accepting applications for Police Officers 

Closing Date July 13th, 2020 at 5:00 PM 

Job Description: 

This job is open to both certified and non-certified police officers. We will be offering a $4,000 sign-on bonus (with stipulations).  

Police officers perform a variety of law enforcement duties that may vary depending upon assignment within the Police Division. In discharging responsibilities, the police officer must exercise sound judgment in emergencies and must apply his/her knowledge of policing techniques and practices and federal, state, and local laws while protecting lives and property. Duties may include but are not limited to: patrols specific area in a police vehicle; arrest, process, and escort of prisoners to jail; issue summonses and warnings for traffic violations; maintains crowd and traffic control as needed; properly prepare and present court cases; administer first aid treatment as needed; investigate suspicious activities, drug and narcotic offenses, and other criminal activities; performs related work as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with current Virginia Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Must be 21 years of age, High School Graduate/GED, Must possess a valid Virginia Operator’s License by date of hire, Must be a United States Citizen to participate in the hiring process, 

Non-certified applicants will be required to pass a physical fitness evaluation.

A pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check will be required prior to the offer of employment. 

Application packets for Police Officer may be obtained from the town website www.townofpenningtonva.gov  Applications can be picked up outside townhall at 528 Industrial Drive. Questions please contact Brian Skidmore at brian.skidmore@townofpenningtonva.gov

The Town of Pennington Gap is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Work Place. 

Sanitation Schedule Change

Our in-town trash service has a schedule change. Until further notice, we will begin pick-up on the daily route at 7:00 AM and the daily route will be finished by 10 AM. We will service the entire route as usual but early, so make sure you have your trash curbside early! Businesses will be serviced early as well. Thank you.

Hiring two part-time Public Works crewmen

The town will be hiring 2 part-time public works crewman. Applications are in our documents here or beside our door in a metal box at 528 Industrial. Fill one out and drop in our drop box at the curb or mail to 528 Industrial Dr. before the end of the day, May 29.

Zoning Application

A zoning application must be submitted and approved before building, additions, fencing, storage buildings, signs etc. or related changes are made to your in-town property. Please have a copy of the plat of your property on hand to submit for review with this process.

Accepting job applications for Police Chief

Education and experience requirements must be met to apply-High school diploma or GED, Graduate of Law Enforcement Academy, Certified law enforcement officer, advanced education in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or equivalent, valid Virginia driver’s license, five years supervisory and five years law enforcement experience preferred. Applications taken until position filled. Please see documents section for the complete description of duties and responsibilities and a police department job application or call 276-546-1177 or email info@townofpenningtonva.gov for a copy.

Coronavirus Covid-19

TO OUR CITIZENS

On behalf of the Town of Pennington, I want to reassure each of you that we are continuing to work diligently to keep our residents, business owners, employees and guests safe, healthy, and informed.

We are committed to serve you with the highest level of response possible through the coming weeks.

We will continue the essential work of the town. That means trash pickups will continue as scheduled, our water and sewer treatment plants will remain fully operational, our Fire and Police Departments will continue to respond and patrol.

Regrettably, we will be reducing some services–The Community Center and the Lee Theatre will be closed through March 31, 2020. 

We are limiting access to Town Hall. We offer alternate method of paying town bills.  Call-in 546-1177, drop-box located in front of Town Hall or  you may go to our website: www.paybill.com/townofpennington          

The bathrooms at Leeman Field and the Welcome Center will be closed until further notice. Portable toilets in the park will remain open. Your health and safety remains our top priority. 

If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to call 546-1177 or email Keith.Harless@townofpenningtonva.gov   

I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Keith Harless, Town Manager

News!

L to R, Sylvia Jane Sergent, Ben Sergent III, Nancy J.H. Sergent, Birg E. Sergent, Lana Sergent, Darrell Crusenberry, not pictured Pamela Darlene Caudill. Also pictured, Mayor Larry Holbrook, Councilwoman Jill Carson

TOWN ANNOUNCES NO BOUNDARIES, ALL INCLUSIVE PARK

The property is comprised of approximately 3 acres, an 18,000 sq. ft. building, and 700 feet of riverfront adjacent to the Powell River.

The subject property is a strip shopping center building located on a three-acre tract of land.  The property is one building which was recently vacated in preparation for the transfer to the town of Pennington Gap. The property was originally built as a grocery store with an attached variety store by Caswell Walker and operated by the same owner.  The property was subsequently the location of a Payless Grocery Store and now the property has been renovated into a strip shopping center. The property most recently was used as a four-unit commercial center.

Last year, Pennington Gap town manager, Keith Harless, approached the property owners of the old Payless property about the future of the building to determine if they had any upcoming plans for the property.  After a considerable amount of discussions, Mr. Harless proposed an idea for the property owners to donate the property to the town in order to develop a new, innovative type of park- a park that is designed to include everyone. This park will not only include standardized park equipment, but the park will also include equipment that will accommodate everyone, including children with special needs. The new park will contain a strategic mix of playground equipment and activities supporting play for all ages and abilities. This park is designed for all children, especially for those with different needs such as autism and barrier challenges.  The park will also have an area set aside for fitness support for the actively aging society.

The estimated cost at this time to include an all-new playground, new bathrooms, a pavilion along the riverfront, and overlooks of the river designed for fishing, are estimated to be around $800,000.00. At this time the town has not appropriated any money but discussions have begun with private investors and many grant agencies.