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Custodial Position

General Statement of Duties:  Performs routine building cleaning tasks; does related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Some knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment, and ability to use them economically and efficiently; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; thoroughness; dependability; good physical condition.

Acceptable Experience Training:  Some building cleaning experience, high school graduate,  or GED.

Drug test, background check, and valid DMV issued driver’s license.

Reports to maintenance/housekeeping supervisor.

Applications may be obtained from the County Administrator’s Office or downloaded from the County’s website.  The deadline for submission is the close of business Friday, October 12, 2018.

EE/AA/EEO                                         David L. Cox
                                                           Interim County Administrator


Wise County, Virginia is accepting applications for the position of County Administrator.  Wise County is a rural community of approximately 40,000 residents located approximately 52 miles Northwest of Abingdon, Virginia.  A bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, economics, finance, or a related field is required; with a Master’s Degree preferred.  At least five (5) years of public management experience or service as a chief administrative officer or deputy chief administrative officer in public or private sector management or in a responsible local government position required.  Past experience of the individual should demonstrate high levels of performance in areas that include finance, project management, public relations, human resources management, community and staff development and planning.  Additional information may be found at www.wisecounty.org.  The salary for the position is negotiable, based on qualifications and experience.  To be considered please submit a resume with cover letter, five (5) professional references and salary history to Attention:  Chairman Dana Kilgore, County Administrator Position, P.O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293.  E-mail applications will not be accepted.  Deadline for submission is close of business on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  The Wise County Administrator’s position will remain open until filled.

Wise County Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(Ongoing Opportunities Available)

Student Intern Positions for G.I.S. Development

The Circuit Court Clerk's Office accepts University of Virginia's College at Wise and Mountain Empire Community College student interns to work on the Wise County Geographic Information System data development.

College credit may be obtained for working on a research demonstration project relating to Geographical Information System (GIS) applications through either UVa's College at Wise or MECC.  Students should contact Circuit Court Clerk Jack Kennedy directly about the program.

The Circuit Court Clerk's Office is partnering with NASA's Langley Research Center's Digital Earth Virtual Environment and Learning Outreach Project (DEVELOP).  The goal is to expand the GIS into 3-D visualization and remote sensing studies of Wise County by Wise County students.

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