Certified and Noncertified Law Enforcement Officers

The Town of South Hill Police Department is seeking applications for Certified and Noncertified Law Enforcement Officers.

Duties include:  Enforcing the Code of Virginia and ordinances of the Town of South Hill, investigating criminal activity, ensuring public safety, responding to radio dispatches, answering calls and complaints, interviewing victims, witnesses, suspects, preparing a variety of reports and courtroom testimony.

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED:  A U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree (G.E.D.), possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License, able to bend, stoop and lift items weighing 25 pounds and occasional lifting of items weighing 50 pounds or more. Graduation/Certification from Basic Law Enforcement Training as a police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, general knowledge of the geography of the Town of South Hill, ability to carry out verbal and written instructions, ability to firmly and tactfully deal with the public, analyze situations and adopt quick, effective course of action, skilled in the use of firearms and emergency vehicles.

Applicants must successfully complete a written test, oral interviews, an extensive background investigation, medical examination, drug screen, etc.

The typical annual starting salary range for the position is $33,280 to $39,241, depending on experience.

The Town of South Hill offers an excellent benefits package, to include VRS retirement and the hazardous duty supplement with the increased multiplier. Medical dental coverage, uniforms and equipment furnished, paid holidays, sick time, vacation, and a take home car for those living within 10 miles of town limits.

How to Apply: Applications can be found online at: http://www.southhillva.org/ in the forms and applications section under SHPD job application form. They must be hand delivered or mailed to:

South Hill Police Department

103 South Brunswick Ave.

South Hill, VA  23970

If you have applied in the past six months there is no need to resubmit your application. Your application will be reviewed as part of this process.

For more information, you may call the SHPD at 434/447-3104.

Positions are open until filled.

Accounting Technician I

The Town of South Hill has an opening for an Accounting Technician I.

Must be able to complete these tasks at a routine clerical level:

  • answer telephone courteously, professionally and promptly;
  • route calls to the appropriate department or individual;
  • provide general information about services, schedules, fees, and procedures;
  • refer complaints to the appropriate person/department;
  • receive, process and record customer payments;
  • count and issue change to customer accurately;
  • reconcile cash and checks on hand with the day’s receipts;
  • tabulate, post and validate cash receipts and disbursements;
  • prepare bank deposits;
  • perform routine data entry on the computer;
  • perform routine filing;
  • maintain appropriate records and files;
  • schedule work orders for various Town services; and
  • operate office machines, calculator, copier, postage meter, computer and peripherals.


Must have excellent customer service skills and a professional, positive demeanor.

Must have experience working in a front office setting, and ability to interact professionally with a diverse clientele. 

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior math/accounting skills.


High School Diploma required and at least 12 months experience in customer service preferred.

Applications/resumes should be sent to K. Lambert, Human Resources Mgr., Town of South Hill, 211 S. Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill, VA  23970 no later than March 2, 2018.


Download TOSH Job Application Form >>


Download SHPD Job Application Form >>

Download SHPD Information Release Form >>

Pre-employment drug screen and DMV and criminal background checks required.

Mandatory applications may be downloaded from the website, picked up at the Town Hall (211 S. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA 23970), or requested by emailing Karen Lambert or calling her at (434) 447-3191.

The Town of South Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.