Employment Opportunity - Police Officer

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Buena Vista Police Department is seeking applicants interested in a rewarding career in professional law enforcement. Officers take responsibility for the enforcement of laws and ordinances pursuant to the City of Buena Vista, State, and Federal Governments, as well as providing assistance to the public. Officers are subjected to hazardous and life threatening situations and must maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.

Additionally, officers will patrol designated areas of the City of Buena Vista to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle laws. As directed, they will answer calls and complaints involving suspicious and criminal activities, domestic disputes, and other related citizen requests for service. Each officer shall be responsible for maintaining records, reports and all other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience starting at $40,047. Benefits include educational incentives through tuition reimbursement and annual bonus for those looking to further their education; retirement VSRS, LEO; Uniforms and Equipment furnished; Health and Life Insurance; Paid Holidays. Preference will be given to DCJS certified officers.

Minimal Qualifications Include:

  • High school graduate or GED certification
  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Possess a valid Virginia driver’s license;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or possess permanent resident status as granted by the I.N.S.
  • No convictions of felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude or domestic violence.
  • Must not have been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any U.S. Military Services.

Applicants must successfully complete a written examination, physical agility testing, oral interviews, extensive background investigation, medical examination, drug screen, etc.

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in this position should complete a Buena Vista Police Department application and submit it to:

Buena Vista Police Department
306 Park Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Contact (540) 261-6174 with questions.
Equal Opportunity Employer


Employment Opportunities - Public Works

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Buena Vista Public Works Department is seeking individuals interested in serving on our Street and Sanitation Crews.

  • The Street Crew maintains and repairs public streets, traffic signage and lights, storm drainage systems and other city facilities.
  • The Sanitations Crew is responsible for collecting and disposing of both residential and commercial garbage and brush.

Salary & Benefits

Salary is based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits include medical insurance options with the City paying up to 80% of the monthly premium and enrollment into the Virginia Retirement System.

Minimal Qualifications Include:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Street crew applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Sanitation crew applicants are not required to possess a valid driver's license, but it is preferred.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or possess permanent resident status as granted by the I.N.S.

Applicants must successfully complete a background check and drug screening.

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in these positions should complete an application and submit it to:

Christina Ruley, Human Resources Director
2039 Sycamore Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Email: cruley@bvcity.org
Contact (540)261-1444 with questions.

You can find the application here: City of Buena Vista Employment Application

Join the Public Works Department and take pride in overseeing the infrastructure of our beautiful city and public spaces. Whether it is ninety degrees or fifteen degrees, our team is working to make sure our city looks its best and operates at its best.

Buena Vista, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.