Job Openings

How do I apply for a vacancy?

A separate Northampton County application is required for each announced vacancy by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Position title and department location must be written on each application. Resumes cannot substitute the Northampton County Employment Application.

  • For positions requiring a DMV driving record, a good driving record will be required for employment.
  • A Social Security card and I-9 information (Employment Eligibility) will be required at time of employment

Application can be picked up at the Northampton County Administrative Offices at 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA, 23347 or downloaded below.

Unless otherwise stated send all resumes and completed applications to:

Northampton County
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 66
Eastville, VA 23347

Download Employment Application (PDF)

Northampton County Sheriff's Office Application (PDF)

Northampton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. 

Current Openings


9-1-1 Communications Officer

The Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Commission is now accepting applications for 9-1-1 Communications Officers for fulltime openings and part-time openings (including individuals potentially interested in future full-time advancement). The qualified applicant will work rotating shifts, including weekdays, weekends, and holidays, as well as fill in shifts as needed. 9-1-1 Communications Officers are responsible for answering 9-1-1 calls, verifying the callback number and address of the emergency, determining the nature of the emergency and transferring the call or dispatching the appropriate emergency response unit as required, as well as other associated duties.

Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent, including some experience in keyboarding or typing. Applicants must be able to speak clearly and distinctly, understand and follow detailed directions, act quickly and effectively during emergencies, and operate complex telecommunications equipment. Desirable qualifications include two years experience in law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services, and/or public safety dispatching. Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a background investigation and drug screening.

Applications may be obtained at the Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Communications Center, 23201 Front St., P.O. Box 337, Accomac, Va. 23301 or by visiting Applications are due by 7/5/2022. The ESVA 9-1-1 Commission is an equal opportunity employer.



This is a Part-Time Position


General duties include field work for the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, Real Estate Division. This position involves inspecting, photographing, verifying, and gathering data and other pertinent information on all taxable real property.

This position provides support to the Property Appraisal staff.

This is an entry-level part-time position. Applicant must have and be willing to use their personal vehicle for field inspections. Starting salary $19.00 per hour.


High school graduate or equivalent. Good communication skills needed. Experience in technical functions related to property appraisal and assessment, sketching/drawing preferred. Good knowledge of basic arithmetic; some knowledge of building materials and construction; ability to record figures accurately and legibly; ability to conduct effective, cooperative, and professional working relationships; observation skills; and mental alertness.

Please see complete APPRAISAL DATA COLLECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION further position requirements.

Please submit completed County application form with cover letter to Human Resources, P. O. Box 66, Eastville, VA 23347 or via email to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2022. Northampton County is an EOE

Emergency Medical Service Provider (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred)

Northampton County is accepting applications for Full-time and Part-time EMS Providers of all levels (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred) in the Emergency Medical Services Department.

Applicant must at a minimum possess the following: Commonwealth of Virginia- Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician certification, CPR, valid VA. Driver’s License with good driving record, Emergency Vehicle Operators Course, and Hazardous Materials Awareness. Criminal Background check, physical and drug screening are requirements with this position.

Completed application form, cover letter, copies of current certifications, and copy of DMV driving record can be submitted to the Department of EMS, PO BOX 235 Eastville, Va. 23347, Open until filled. Northampton County is an EOE.

Code Compliance and Building Inspector

Northampton County is accepting applications for a full-time Building and Code Compliance Inspector. The essential function of this position is to perform building inspections and enforce ordinances for abandoned cars, grass complaints, dangerous structures, and solid waste. Provides customer service and clerical duties.

Requires high school diploma or GED, supplemented by one year of experience in building construction. Experience as a building inspector or property maintenance inspector is desired.

Requires valid Virginia Driver’s License.

Excellent communication skills are essential. The minimum salary for this position is $33,157 plus benefits.

Please submit completed County application form with cover letter to Human Resources. Position is open until filled. Northampton County is an EOE. 


Provide customer service to the public pertaining to code inspections, enforcement of municipal codes and building permits. The position is responsible for and enforces violations of inoperable vehicles, grass complaints, solid waste and performing building inspection and reviewing construction plans.


· Performs inspections for compliance with County municipal codes; resolves non-compliance issues, and/or issues citations to violators; performs follow-up inspections to ensure implementation of corrective measures.

· Performs on-site visits to properties regarding code complaints; issues citations as required.

· Inspects construction projects to ensure structural and architectural components are in compliance with all building construction and fire codes.

· Provide assistance and recommendations of alternate methods of construction to meet the intent of each related code.

· Review assigned construction plans and engineering calculations for structural, mechanical, and architectural components to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and recommend method of compliance to meet the intent of each code.

· Conduct building damage assessment inspections.

· Performs clerical tasks, including answering and returning telephone calls, completing written documentation of activities, record-keeping in New World software, and composing correspondence to code violators.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


· Requires High school diploma or GED.

· Requires one (1) year of related experience.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:

· Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Inspector Certifications (Residential and Property Maintenance) within two years of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire, County and State Codes

2. Knowledge of construction terminology

3. Ability to operate a personal computer and various computer software


Requires standing or walking for brief periods and some dexterity in operating machines, tools, or office equipment. Physical ability to climb up to roof-tops, crawl under buildings in order to perform complete inspections.


 Office work is performed in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredictable requirements or demands. Field work involves being exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, heights, traffic and animals/wildlife.


Zoning Administrator 

Northampton County is accepting applications for a qualified, full-time Zoning Administrator position. Salary range is $49, 295-$79, 709, salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and/or experience, plus excellent benefits. The essential function of the position is to enforce zoning / subdivision ordinances and is responsible for knowledge and enforcement of County zoning ordinances, related inspections, and preparing reports. The positions works under general supervision.

Other duties include:
• Conducts inspections for compliance with County zoning ordinances; resolves non-compliance issues.
• Serves as Subdivision Agent.
• Accepts and reviews application for zoning permits.
• Issues plan approval and permits specific to the codes and programs the Zoning Administrator administers.
• Provides suggested input to Director for updating applications for the programs and codes that the Zoning Administrator administers.

Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, be self -motivated, ability to work with a team environment. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a closely related field. It also requires valid Virginia Driver’s License and a Virginia Association of Zoning Officials’ certification.
Please submit completed County application form with cover letter to Human Resources until filled. Northampton County is an EOE.
To review the full job description please see below. 

Zoning Administrator Job Description

Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting employment applications for: 
Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Job will require shift work, nights, weekends and some holidays.
Qualifications: over the age of 21 and have obtained high school diploma or GED.

Applications may be obtained from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office located at 5211 The Hornes, Eastville, Va. 23347 or the County’s website.

Northampton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for:


Jail Deputy at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail

Job will require shift work, nights, weekends and some holidays
Qualifications: Over the age of 21 and must have
High School diploma or G.E.D.

Benefits include: VRS Retirement, Annual Leave, Sick leave,
Paid Holidays, and Health Insurance

Applications can be obtained from the Eastern Shore Regional Jail at
5245 The Hornes Eastville, Virginia 23347 or online at

Apply in person at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail
Northampton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Part- Time and Full- Time Communications Officer

Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a part time Communications Officer. Job does require shift work, nights, weekends and some holidays.

Qualifications: over the age of 18 and have obtained high school diploma or GED.

Applications may be obtained from Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, 5211 The Hornes, Eastville, Va. 23347 or County’s website.

Deadline for applications: until filled. EOE

Sharitah Goodwyn
Human Resources

757-678-0444 ext. 551

[email protected]