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Assistant Town Manager

The Town of Farmville is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Town Manager. Farmville is a beautiful and historic community located in central Virginia.  It is a destination for tourism, recreation, retirement and trade, not only because of its attention to infrastructure, but also because of its attention to its beauty.  As the location for the 2016 Vice Presiden­tial Debate, Farmville received media attention, and ac­colades for its rich history, culture and beauty and was recently recog­nized by the Virginia General Assembly as America’s first two-college town.

Farmville operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with a population of approximately 8,200 and a 2017-2018 operating budget of over 30 million. This position is an excellent career opportunity to serve a town that is rich in history, but focused on the future through economic growth and prosperity.

Duties include:

  • Plans, directs and oversees assigned departments or other Town functions as may be assigned by the Town Manager.
  • Plans, directs, supervises and participates in the general budgetary and accounting functions of the Town, including annual budget process.
  • Assists the Town Manager in coordinating personnel and administrative policy matters as required to ensure compliance and maintain operational standards.
  • Serves as the Town’s Zoning Administrator, overseeing all aspects of planning and zoning for the Town of Farmville.
  • Attends and participates in Town Council meetings and numerous other committee and public hearings; advises and provides appropriate information.
  • Assists the Town Manager as needed and serves as Town Manager in his absence.


The Assistant Town Manager should possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration or a related field of administration. Prior experience in municipal or public jurisdiction is preferred.

COMPENSATION:  Hiring range is $90,680 – $94,000, depending on qualifications. The Town offers a competitive benefits package.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, Town employment application, resume and four professional references to Gerald J. Spates, Town Manager, PO Drawer 368, Farmville, VA 23901 as to arrive no later than 4:00 EDST, on Monday, June 26, 2017.  Employment application and complete job description are available online at

The Town of Farmville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Detailed Job Description

Town Employment Application

Police Officer

The Town of Farmville is seeking potential candidates for the position of Police Officer. The Town is currently seeking to pool applicants for current and future openings. Applicants may be either certified as a law enforcement officer through the Department of Criminal Justice Services or seeking a certification as a new law enforcement officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have no felony or recent misdemeanor convictions. All applicants must meet the requirements of section 15.2-1705 of the code of Virginia for the minimum qualifications required of the position. Successful applicants will undergo a panel interview; pass a background investigation, substance abuse screening, psychological testing and physical examination. The Town of Farmville is a progressive community centered in the heart of Virginia and home to Longwood University. The Farmville Police Department is a State Accredited Agency. The Town offers a competitive salary, a 401k retirement plan with a generous match and five year vesting, free health care for the employee and competitive rates for family. The Town provides uniforms and equipment. A take-home car program is available for qualified employees. All applications must be received in hardcopy by mail or hand delivery. Electronically submitted applications will not be accepted. Previous applicants with-in the past six months will not be considered. The Town of Farmville provides excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

Police Application


The Town of Farmville is seeking lifeguards for the Municipal Pool. This is a great summer employment opportunity with flexible work schedule. Applicants must hold or obtain a valid Red Cross or equivalent Advanced Lifesaving Certificate, a CPR Certificate and a First Aid Certificate. All Certificates must be current. Applications are available at the Town Treasurer’s Office, 116 N. Main St. Farmville, VA Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please include copies of certifications. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. The Town of Farmville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Town Employment Application

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