Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District.

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is now accepting applications for employment for the following positions:


Water Meter Reader (Distribution and Collection Department)

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is seeking a Water Meter Reader. Employees in this position are responsible for reading and recording usage of 1,200+/- radio read meters per day at a 98% accuracy rate on an assigned route within an assigned time period. Prompt and courteous public contact is required in answering citizens' questions about meter readings, high usage and bills. Responsibilities also include maintaining water meters and fixtures, ensuring lids are always fully in place, reporting leaks and reporting damaged boxes and damaged meters as needed. Team effort is needed when serving as flag man for water distribution crews and performing work in the event of absent co-workers as assigned. Other tasks include connecting and disconnecting water service, responding promptly to mobile contact, prioritizing reports of problems and investigating reported problems. An employee in this position is also responsible for maintaining safety on the job, inspecting their vehicle daily and maintaining tools and supplies on the vehicle. This position is subject to on-call and call-back work, hazards of vicious animals and working in various weather conditions. Additional job duties include other related tasks as assigned. Graduation from high school and ability to work with figures and data and work outside; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain possession of a Class C Water Meter Technician certification within two years of employment. Must possess a driver’s license valid in North Carolina. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and physical exam, including alcohol testing. Salary based on qualifications & experience.  Applications may be obtained below, from our business office at 1000 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC  27870, or by calling (252) 537-9137.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is an equal opportunity employer. RRSD is a drug-free workplace.


Maintenance Worker  (Distribution and Collection Department)

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is seeking a Distribution and Collection System Maintenance Worker. Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess GED with prior experience or interest in water and sewer piping systems. Basic knowledge of, or ability to learn and practice water and sewer utility piping procedures and maintenance, hazards involved and safety precautions, main taps, power equipment operation, willingness and physical ability to perform manual labor; ability to understand and transmit simple oral and written instructions; trench safety; ability to keep equipment, tools and vehicles in good working condition.

This position is subject to on-call and call-back work, various hazards including working continuously in various outside weather conditions. Additional job duties include other related tasks as assigned. Must possess driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. Must obtain and wear, at own expense, an approved pair of steel-toed safety shoes. Must pass pre-employment drug screen and physical exam, including alcohol testing. Salary based on qualifications & experience.
Applications may be obtained below, from our business office at 1000 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC  27870, or by calling (252) 537-9137.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is an equal opportunity employer. RRSD is a drug-free workplace.


It is RRSD practice to post vacant positions for a minimum of ten (10) business days. The open position job announcement will contain an opening and closing date, and applications for an open position will be accepted up to 5:00 PM on the advertised closing date.

How to apply:
Complete the employment application and mail/deliver to:

Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District
Attn: Human Resources
Post Office Box 308
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Evaluation of qualifications is based upon job related criteria without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, disability or other protected category under local, state, or federal law.

EOE – Individuals selected for conditional offer of employment must pass physical examination, drug/alcohol test, and background investigation; which may include employment, education, criminal records, credit history, publicly available social media search, motor vehicle and license record checks. You must have the legal right to work in the US. You must possess a motor vehicle license (operator’s) valid in the State of North Carolina. Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District recognizes the ACT Work Keys National Career Readiness Certificate in support of Halifax County maintaining its Work Ready Community status. Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is a drug-free workplace.

Employment Application Information
The employment application must be completed by all applicants to be considered for posted positions. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the employment application.

RRSD provides a comprehensive employee benefits package, including membership in the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System. Applications may be obtained here at RRSD Job Application or in our business office. 

Give complete information on your education and work history (“see Resume” is not acceptable). List separately each job held and your duties for each position when you worked for one employer and held more than one position. Check for accuracy, sign and date application. Unsigned applications will not be processed. Employment applications are valid for only the position for which applied. If applicants are interested in other posted vacancies, they will need to submit a separate application. 

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