Department of Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources provides services that support and develop our employees in their service to the Town of West Point and its citizens.

The services includes the administration of payroll, benefits, recommendation and creation of employment practices, policies, procedures and labor laws; providing support to Town Departments with recruiting, hiring, and training of their employees; and the negotiation and administration of employee benefit plans, workers compensation and risk management programs.

Contact Us
Human Resources

Donna L. Pauley
Director of Human Resources
dpauley@west-point.va.us

 

329 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 152
West Point, VA 23181

 

Ph:   (804) 843-3330
Fax:  (804) 843-4364

 

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Employment with the Town of West Point

Applications for the Town of West Point are accepted only for jobs which are currently open. Applications are available at Town Hall, 329 Sixth Street, West Point, Virginia or a copy of an application may be downloaded here. The online application may be completed and mailed to the following address:

Town of West Point
Department of Human Resources

P O Box 152

West Point, Virginia 23181

 

Employment with the Town of West Point Police Department

Applications for the Town of West Point Police Department are accepted only for jobs which are currently open. The two part Employment Application Process (Application and Personal Questionnaire) is available at Town Hall, 329 Sixth Street, West Point, Virginia or may be downloaded online through the following links, Application and Personal Questionnaire. The online application may be completed and mailed to the following address:

Town of West Point
Department of Human Resources

P O Box 152

West Point, Virginia 23181

 

TOWN OF WEST POINT JOB VACANCY

POLICE OFFICER

WEST POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT seeks Certified Police Officer for the position of Police Officer I. Applicants must be 21years of age; criminal background and DMV history required. Physical examination including drug screen also required. This position is full-time with a salary range of $35056.44- $54,337.48. Full benefits package to include VRS/LEO’s benefits.

Applications will be accepted through November 7, 2014. Submit applications to Town of West Point, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 152, West Point, VA 23181. Applications and a job description may be obtained by calling (804)843-3330 or by visiting the Town’s website at www.west-point.va.us under Human Resources tab. The Town of West Point and West Point Police Department is an EOE.

POLICE OFFICER

FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Police Department

This job enforces local, state and federal laws and ordinances and protects lives and property through reactive and proactive activities, thereby protecting and improving the quality of life and the peace and well being of residents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Patrols assigned area, either by foot or vehicle, looking for anything unusual or out of place and for crimes, emergencies or violations in progress
  • Assesses the situation and takes appropriate action at the scene of a crime, emergency, or incident when discovered during patrol or when dispatched to the scene
  • Uses two-way radio to interact with dispatchers to receive or report information
  • Talks with community groups, residential and business organizations, and members of the public to develop relationships and to provide visible security to deter crime
  • Conducts property checks and welfare checks (for example, of elderly residents)
  • Maintains traffic flow and pedestrian safety by enforcing state and local traffic laws and regulations
  • Investigates traffic accidents
  • Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies to foster better communication and establish mutual assistance
  • Intervenes in fights and family disputes
  • Makes arrests
  • Books and checks prisoners
  • Collects, packs, and stores evidence in accordance with established evidence handling procedures; may send evidence to State Police Crime Lab for analysis
  • Assists in various phases of criminal investigations including interviewing witnesses, pursuing leads, and apprehending and questioning suspects
  • Works with Commonwealth Attorney to review facts and evidence; testifies in court
  • Patrols school functions and provides security at community events
  • Report hazards that endanger public safety to appropriate departments or agencies
  • Responds to a variety of complaints and requests for assistance from the public and provides advice and assistance; may refer people to other agencies ( for example, rescue, criminal or civil court, juvenile authorities, public works, social services, animal control, game warden)
  • Maintains police duty gear, weapons, vehicles and equipment to ensure proper working condition
  • Prepares and files written reports and associated paperwork as required in conjunction with these tasks

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

This job works under general supervision with little direct oversight; referring unusual cases to the supervisor or seeking supervisory guidance. This job reports to a Police Sergeant or available supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no responsibility for the supervision of others.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Physical Demands

  • Ability to physically apprehend suspects
  • Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls people and heavy objects weighing more than 100 pounds
  • Stands for long periods and moves about on foot by walking or running
  • Sits in a normal seated position for long periods of time
  • Subject to working extended tours of duty without regular breaks
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Ability to work rotating or varying shifts

Sensory Requirements

  • Uses a keyboard for typing reports and other documents
  • Has sufficient finger and hand strength to fire a weapon using either hand
  • Requires hearing ability
  • Sees objects clearly with or without corrective lenses  (corrected to 20/20)
  • Has full spectrum color vision to identify and distinguish color

Environmental Factors

  • Frequently works in unpleasant, disagreeable, or dangerous conditions such as traffic and adverse weather conditions
  • Handles or works with potentially dangerous equipment
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, fumes, chemicals, corrosives, exposed heights, bodies of water, live electric wires, traffic, fire, explosives, blood or other potentially infectious materials, communicable diseases, emotionally disturbed or violent persons, armed persons
  • Subject to being attacked by persons (armed or unarmed) or animals

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior police or military experience preferred.
Compliance with requirements of Code of Virginia Section 15.2 – 1705 as amended is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic police equipment including weapon(s), baton, portable radio, ballistic vest
  • Knowledge of Penal Code, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Criminal Procedures Law, Alcohol Beverage Control Law, and local regulations and ordinances
  • Knowledge of proper police procedure and protocols
  • Working knowledge of legal terminology
  • Knowledge of the geography, buildings and facilities in the community
  • Ability to operate a patrol car and two-way radio during normal and emergency operations
  • Skill in the use of weapons
  • Skill in the application of self-defense techniques
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Ability to question and interview others
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public
  • Ability to analyze and react swiftly in situations involving high stress and danger
  • Ability to work under stress and pressure and remain calm in emergency situations
  • Ability to follow orders, standard operating procedures, and established protocols

Licenses or Certifications:

Valid operators license; upon appointment and thereafter, a valid Virginia Operators license

Law Enforcement Officer Certification from Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services with recertification as required by DCJS

Qualified with firearms

Completion of additional training as needed to maintain current certifications, understand changes in laws and regulations, and learn specialized services (for example, radar certification, first aid training)

Special Requirements for Appointment

United States citizenship

Sworn personnel must be able to give credible court testimony throughout their employment.

Satisfaction of the weight, medical and physical fitness requirements for Police Officers, established by the Municipal Police Training Council

 

 

REFUSE WORKER

This is a full-time permanent position (after 12 month probation), which includes an excellent benefit package.

This position requires no experience. Individual must be able to work under the supervision of others. Applicant MUST possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicant also MUST possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based upon Town of West Point criteria.

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. An application and job description may be obtained online at www.west-point.va.us or from Town Hall located at 329 Sixth Street, West Point, VA. Please submit applications to: Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 152, West Point, VA 23181. Current Salary Range: $23,727.58 – $36,777.74.

 

 

MAINTENANCE WORKER-STREETS & ALLEYS

This is a full-time permanent position (after 12 month probation), which includes an excellent benefit package.

NATURE OF THE WORK: Perform miscellaneous Public Works duties such as mowing, cutting, planting, trimming, pruning, fertilizing trees, shrubs, lawns, refuse & bulk refuse pickup, recyclables pickup, and any other tasks necessary. Assist in building renovations and minor construction projects, painting, moving office furniture, boxes, etc. This position may require the operation of power tools and equipment such as riding mowers, chain saws, snow removal equipment, and tractors. This position requires no experience. Applicant must be able to work under the supervision of others. Applicant MUST possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicant MUST also possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based upon Town of West Point criteria.

CLOSING DATE:

Position will remain open until filled. A copy of the job description and a Town of West Point Employment Application may be obtained from West Point Town Hall at 329 Sixth Street, West Point, VA and returned to Human Resources. Salary Range: $23,727.58 – $36,777.74.

 

 

The Town of West Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.