The Town of Farmville is accepting applications for the full-time position of Communications Specialist. The Town seeks an experienced and enthusiastic person to create, develop and manage the Town’s social media accounts, to include Websites, and Facebook accounts, with extensive experience in organizing, strategizing, monitoring and analyzing social media campaigns. The position requires the person to draft and send out media press releases for various departments, excellent communication skills both written, and verbal are required. Previous experience in planning and managing events is a plus. Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, marketing, journalism, communications or related field is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate must possess a valid VA driver’s license and pass a substance abuse screening. 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 12:00 noon on Monday, February 26, 2018. The Town of Farmville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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