Job Openings

Pulaski, Where your New Path Begins

Job Openings

The Town of Pulaski is supported by a diverse and dedicated team of professional staff members and employees. Whether you are starting your career, or looking for a great place to begin a new chapter in your employment, the Town of Pulaski could be the right fit for you!

Applications for employment may be obtained at the Municipal Building, located at 42 First Street, Northwest from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday.

The Town of Pulaski is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, or disability.

A Fillable PDF Application is available. Download and complete this form and email it to or bring it to the Municipal Building during business hours.

Current Job Openings

Chief of Police

The Town of Pulaski is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. The candidate for this exempt, full-time position should be a community-oriented, qualified individual with excellent communication, organizational and managerial skills. The Chief of Police reports to the Town Manager and should have the ability to work with minimal direction, be detail-oriented, work well with the public, and have thorough knowledge of law enforcement. Residency in the Town of Pulaski is a requirement for this position.

The salary range for this position is $82,871 - $135,864. The Town of Pulaski participates in the Virginia Retirement System and provides an excellent benefits package. Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three professional references to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


  • Plans, directs, and exercises general supervision over department personnel as well as operational and administrative functions including supervision of Command Staff personnel.
  • Sets the example for the agency.
  • Prepares initial agency budget and actively controls the expenditure of all department funds throughout the year.
  • Develops and updates all General Orders, rules, regulations, procedures, and handles serious disciplinary issues and oversees management of minor infractions.
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of Criminal laws, Administrative Code, court decisions, and ensures compliance.
  • Serves on community boards, agencies, committees, meets with community groups and individual members of the public, relating to promoting crime prevention and improving law enforcement.
  • Makes all personnel assignments within the Department.
  • Reviews activities and reports of officers.
  • Directs the investigation of major criminal offenses.
  • Cooperates with state and federal officers in the apprehension of wanted persons.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and administrative reports.
  • Operates issued firearms under conditions of stress and at levels of proficiency and certification as prescribed by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.
  • Interacts with other Department Heads and the Town Manager to enhance communication among team members and further the success of the Department.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in law enforcement, public administration or a related area preferred
  • Graduation from the FBI National Academy or from a nationally recognized police executive training program preferred.
  • Extensive training in leadership, budgeting, planning, or related field and extensive experience in police work, including progressive and demonstrated ability and a career path through the ranks of responsibility of a police department, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Department of Criminal Justice Service certification as a VA Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia, possess and maintain a driving record acceptable to Town of Pulaski Police Department.
  • Must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Must be a non-smoker
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules and court decisions relating to the administration of criminal justice and law enforcement;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scientific methods of crime detection, criminal identification and radio communications;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the activities of police personnel;
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with Town officials and the general public;
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the department and to institute improvements;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergencies; demonstrated integrity.
  • Must have acceptable observation and retention capabilities.
  • Ability to meet the physical standards for this position.

Summer Help

The Town of Pulaski is hiring seasonal help to work outdoors this summer in the Public Works Department.

  • Up to 40 hours per week for 10-12 Weeks
  • 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday
  • Job duties include: Mowing, Weeding, and other Outdoor Landscaping.
  • Minimum age 18 preferred (but all applications will be accepted)
  • $15.00 per hour

Water Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

The Town of Pulaski is seeking applicants for a licensed Water Treatment Operator or Trainee.

  • Starting pay for Trainees: $16.35/hour
  • Competitive pay for Licensed Operators
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • 100% Paid Employee health insurance
  • VRS State Retirement program
  • Multiple shifts for a more flexible scheduleVRS State Retirement program
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the Town's Water system, plumbing, and the water treatment process.

The Town of Pulaski is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process, please contact the Town of Pulaski Human Resources office at (540) 994-8642 or by email at

Vehicle Mechanic

The Town of Pulaski is seeking applicants for a Vehicle Mechanic. This full-time, non-exempt position performs intermediate skilled trades work maintaining motor vehicles and equipment in good and safe working order. This includes, but is not limited to, the preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of all town vehicles and equipment ranging from police patrol units to heavy equipment, and related work as apparent or assigned, under the limited supervision of the Superintendent

High school diploma or GED and moderate experience including at least 2 years in the diagnosis and repair of automobiles and diesel engine repair, heavy equipment repair, automotive heating/cooling and wiring experience, small engine repair, VA State Inspector, or equivalent combination of education and experience

The salary for the Vehicle Mechanic begins at $35,604. To apply for the position, come to the Municipal Building between the hours of 8:30-5 Monday- Friday, apply online at or send an email for more information to The Town of Pulaski participates in the Virginia Retirement System, and provides an excellent benefits package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Pulaski is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process, please contact the Town of Pulaski Human Resources office at (540) 994-8642 or by email at

Director of Public Works/Town Engineer

The Town of Pulaski is seeking applicants for a Director of Public Works / Town Engineer. This is an exempt, full-time position with benefits including paid employee health, dental, vision and life insurance, accrued paid time off for personal and vacation time, accrued sick leave, paid days off for state holidays, and participation in the VRS Retirement plan.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing the Town with civil engineering services, along with Departmental supervision of Engineering, Water Filtration Plant, Public Works (water/sewer operations, property maintenance, and streets), and the Building Official. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field, and along with relevant experience must have good math skills and strong working knowledge of surveying. Work is performed under the general direction of the Town Manager.

The salary range for this position begins at $75,352 and will be commensurate depending on experience. Please send your resume to or complete and send the application pdf

Water Treatment Plant Operator (Licensed)

The Town of Pulaski is seeking applicants for a licensed Water Treatment Operator. The Licensed Operator performs all activities related to the operation and maintenance of equipment at the water treatment plant. This includes, but is not limited to, the operation and troubleshooting of all water treatment equipment, determining and adjusting water treatment chemical levels, and sampling and testing water conditions. The Licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator must already possess a Class I, II, or III certification by the State Board for Waterworks Operators, and must also possess basic math skills and general mechanical knowledge while being skilled in detecting defects in equipment and the treatment process as a whole, as well as a Virginia driver's license.

The salary for this position begins at $40,900 for a Class I; $37,284 for a Class II; and $34,003 for a Class III, possibly going up depending on the experience of the applicant. Please send your resume to or complete and send the application pdf.

Maintenance Worker

The Town of Pulaski is seeking applicants for Street, Water and Sewer Laborers. These are full-time positions with benefits including paid employee health insurance, life insurance, Virginia Retirement, vacation, and sick leave.

The successful applicants should be skilled in and possess a working knowledge of street repair/maintenance such as asphalt repair and application, ditching, mowing, trimming, snow removal, or utility repair and maintenance to sewer lines, new service installations and line replacements. These duties are often performed in adverse weather conditions. Applicants for both positions should have experience in dump truck operation, and successful applicants must possess a valid Virginia driver's license, with the ability to obtain a commercial driver's license within six months

The salary for this position starts at $31,200 ($15/hour), and may go up depending on the experience and qualifications of the chosen applicant. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to or complete and send the application pdf.

Certified Police Officer

The Pulaski Police Department, an agency accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, is seeking DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Candidates for current vacancies. Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances pursuant to the Town, State, and Federal Governments, as well as providing assistance to the public. Officers are subjected to hazardous and life-threatening situations and must be able to work as a team member and maintain a good relationship with fellow employees. Officers are required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.


  • DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • High School Graduate
  • Age of at least 21
  • Valid VA driver's license with a good driving record
  • Successful completion of applicant testing
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Reside within 1 hour of the Town of Pulaski limits
  • Additional qualifications may be obtained with application


  • Paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employee
  • Life insurance and retirement plans available
  • Minimum of 13 holidays per year, 2 personal days per year, vacation hours accrual and sick leave
  • Assigned vehicle which may be utilized as a take-home vehicle if residing within an approved location
  • All equipment is furnished
  • Minimum 5% pay raise after successfully completing 12-month probationary period with a second minimum 5% pay raise with acceptable performance evaluations after the third year of employment; COLA raise as provided by the Town of Pulaski
  • VRS LEOs multiplier of 1.85%

Starting Salary for Certified Police Officer: $42,945

Human Resources


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)

42 1st Street
Pulaski, VA 24301