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Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher Position PDF Print E-mail

Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher

Officials seeking applicants for one full time Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher position

Salary: $24,197 plus benefits

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for employment for a data entry/communications dispatcher in a correctional and/or law enforcement environment.  The applicant should be a high school graduate or equivalent, and have a valid Virginia operators license with a good driving record. Qualified applicants will have to successfully complete an extensive background check, as well as any required training exams. They will be expected to work through challenging and stressful situations, as well as many holidays and weekends.

Duties consist of, but are not limited to, handling service calls from the public and providing precise information to law enforcement and emergency personnel by radio. Make entry and inquiry into VCIN/NCIC/DMV records via data terminal operated modem. Utilize aided dispatch with fast pace computer featuring DOS and Windows based operating systems. Carry out assigned miscellaneous tasks.

The Data Entry/Communications Dispatcher is responsible for the following:

A. Operate radio equipment with multiple channels to receive reports and requests.

B. Maintain record of location and status of all mobile units at any given time.

C. Operate multi-line telephone center to receive information, complaints & requests for assistance, to transfer calls to the proper extension for assistance, and/or to relay information to the proper mobile unit and/or supervisor.

D. Maintain a complete and correct log of all calls and activities.

E. Operate one or more computer terminals to extract information from databases regarding vehicles, items or persons. Must send messages and/or enter information into local, state and national files.

F. Perform all other duties that are needed to facilitate a safe and efficient communications operation.

G. Report directly to the Chief Deputy and perform additional duties assigned by the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.

The Wythe County Sheriff’ Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are available online and at the Wythe County Sheriff’ Office, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:42
General Registrar Announcement PDF Print E-mail

The office of the General Registrar/Director of Elections will be closed June 25 through June 27. 

The office will be closed because employees are attending an annual meeting in Richmond, Va.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. The office will reopen on June 28, 2018.

Thank you,

Carolyn King, General Registrar/Director of Elections 

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:48

Separate sealed Bids will be received for the installation of SCADA, water metering, at water control facilities at three locations around Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Installation will included all accessories and interior com-ponents, sitework, conduit, control wiring, electrical wiring, software programming, hardware installation, and underground piping.

Bids will be received at the office of:

Stephen D. Bear
County Administrator
340 South 6th Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

until 2:00 PM local prevailing time July 12, 2018, and then publicly opened and read aloud at the Wythe County Board of Supervisors Chambers, same address.

The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:

  • Peed & Bortz, LLC, Civil & Environmental Engineers, 20 Midway Plaza Drive, Ste. 100 Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • Wythe County Offices, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of Peed & Bortz, LLC (540-394-3214) upon payment of $80 for each set. One-half of the deposit will be refunded to each document holder of record who returns a complete set of Bidding Documents in good condition within 10 days after opening of Bids.

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference shall be held at 10:00 AM local prevailing time June 19, 2018 at the Wythe County Offices, 340 South 6th Street, Wytheville, VA 24382

Withdrawal of Bids due to error shall be in accordance with Virginia Code Section 2.2-4330.B.1.

Should the apparent low Bid exceed available funds, the Owner reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent low bidder to obtain a contract price within available funds.

Bidders shall comply with Virginia Code Section 54.1-1112 regarding information required with Bid. Envelopes containing Bids shall be clearly marked with the Bidder’s contractor license number.

PUBLIC HEARING - Proposed Vacation of Right-of-Way PDF Print E-mail

In compliance with Section 15.2-2006 of the Code of Virginia and amendments thereto, the Wythe County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance for vacation of right-of-ways or streets entitled:

 “An Ordinance Discontinuing and Vacating
Public Right-of-Way Located Between
Lots 74-3-11 & 12 and 74-3-17, 18 & 18A near
Austinville Road in the 
Lead Mines Magisterial District,
Wythe County, Virginia”

The Board of Supervisors will hear comments from citizens concerning the adoption of the proposed ordinance.

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 7:05 p.m. in the Board Room of the Wythe County Office Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia.

A copy of the proposed ordinance HERE.

Poplar Camp Waste Water Treatment Plant Ribbon Cutting Planned PDF Print E-mail


WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Officials are ready to open a Waste Water Treatment Plant just off Interstate 77 at Exit 24 in Wythe County.

With significant potential for growth, the Poplar Camp exit needed a Waste Water Treatment Plant to accompany the public water that was already available. The Wythe County Board of Supervisors sought funding and approved a plant to meet the potential growth of the Poplar Camp area.

In addition to the millions of travelers passing by on Interstate 77, the Poplar Camp exit provides access to the New River Trail State Park, including the Shot Tower and Foster Falls Village. At the state park, citizens can camp, picnic, fish, kayak, bike or go horseback riding to enjoy the 57 mile linear park.

The addition of the plant at the Poplar Camp exit provides an ideal location for hotels and restaurants to serve the one million people that visit the New River Trail State Park annually.

Lead Mines District Board of Supervisors Member Coy McRoberts said the creation of the plant is a positive move for Wythe County.

“I think it will be a great move for the county,” McRoberts said. “It will give them a head start on new businesses. They will have plenty of places to build. The idea is to get more businesses there so we can have a tax base for the county.”

This project involves providing waste water service to the immediate area surrounding Exit 24. The project includes a gravity collection system, a raw wastewater pump station and a new wastewater treatment facility.

Funding for this project was approved by the State Water Control Board in December of 2013 through the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund Program in the amount of $2,203,600. An additional $100,000 grant was obtained from the Mount Rogers Planning District for a total project programmed cost of $2,203,600.

The waste water plant has a design capacity of 20,000 gallons. It is expandable to 100,000 gallons to meet future demands. The waste water treatment plant is a return activated sludge facility that utilizes biological treatment to treat the incoming wastewater and discharge effluent to Shorts Creek. The plant discharge must meet DEQ permit requirements.

The design contract was awarded in 2014 to Thrasher Engineering of Beaver, WV. A contract was awarded to Frizzel Construction Company, Inc. of Bristol, TN. for the wastewater treatment plant in the amount of $1,037,000. A separate contact for the collection system, including the lift station, was awarded to Little B Enterprises of Castlewood, Va. in August 2016 for $904,047.35.

According to a Wythe County Water and Sewer Study, the project will help with several needs:

  • A centralized wastewater system will be able to serve existing residents and existing and future businesses and eliminate existing onsite septic systems, including some that have been in need of repair.
  • The Exit 24 area, specifically the intersection of Fort Chiswell Road and Lead Mines Road, has significant potential for growth. Public water service is now available in much of the project area, which removes a significant restriction to commercial, residential, and or industrial development. Centralized wastewater collection and treatment is needed to adequately support that growth in a way that will minimize negative environmental impacts to the area and Shorts Creek.
  • This project results in creating the necessary infrastructure to meet the county’s goals, which was to provide the necessary water and waste water infrastructure to serve the Exit 24 interchange.

The ribbon cutting will be held on May 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. The address for the new plant is 186 Castleton Road Max Meadows, Va. 24360. The event will be held at the new plant which is approximately 1 mile from Exit 24.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 14:02
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