601 Dogwood Avenue, Grottoes, VA 24441

P.O. Box 146, Grottoes, VA 24441

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Employment Opportunities





The Town of Grottoes is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Police Officer. Preference will be given to certified officers with a minimum of three years patrol experience. Preferred applicants should have some experience in community policing practices and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with the Grottoes area is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.


Email resume and town application (available HERE) to tcarroll@ci.grottoes.va.us. Open until filled.







SALARY: DOQ/DOE (+) benefits. First point of contact for visitors to the Town Hall, receives and processes incoming calls. Primary tasks include accounting work assisting with the billing and collection of water, sewer and trash collection fees, taxes and other licenses and fees, and with the processing and payment of accounts payable.


Minimum Requirements: Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping methods and procedures; ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software, and to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy. Requires ability to understand and use the Town’s accounting system to set-up, post and reconcile accounts.


Applications are available HERE or may be picked up at the Grottoes Town Hall at 601 Dogwood Avenue. Position is open until filled.


The Town of Grottoes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





SALARY: DOQ/DOE (+) benefits. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and pertinent reports; performs laboratory testing as required by the appropriate regulatory agencies.


Minimum Requirements: The operator is responsible for operation of the plant, must hold a valid Virginia Class 3 Wastewater Operator License or higher. Previous experience operating municipal wastewater plant necessary.  Knowledge of use of hand and limited power tools and equipment; valid Virginia operator’s license required. Requires physical exertion with ability to lift 50+ pounds.


Applications are available HERE or may be picked up at the Grottoes Town Hall at 601 Dogwood Avenue. Position is open until filled.


Interviews will begin week of January 4, 2021.


The Town of Grottoes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





The Town of Grottoes located in Rockingham County, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, along the beautiful South Fork of the Shenandoah River, seeks a well-qualified applicant for its Town Manager position.


The Town Manager is appointed by and works under the direction of the Mayor and six-member elected Town Council. The Town has an overall budget of approximately $2.9 million with a staff of 19 full and approximately 30 part-time employees. The Town Manger serves as the chief administrative officer. Services provided by the Town include police, public works, maintenance, water and sewer, and recreation.  The Town owns and operates Grand Caverns, a regional tourist attraction.


The position requires thorough understanding of operating principles for town services, as well as strong skills in budgeting, staffing, and supervision. A working knowledge of accounting and budget process, and experience and/or education with planning & zoning, management of public utilities, grant writing, economic development, and project management is preferred. Solid interpersonal skills and active involvement within the community are highly desired.


A bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required; master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have three to five years of successful leadership at a senior/administrative level in an organization with comparable responsibilities and possess a broad skill set appropriate to the breadth of town government operations. Local government experience in the State of Virginia as a manager, deputy, or assistant is desirable.


The position is open until filled. Priority consideration given to applications received by January 11, 2021. For further information call Tara Morris, Clerk at (540)249-5896. Submit letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to townmanager@ci.grottoes.va.us. EOE.






Record keeping and data entry, handles all department purchase orders, assist Chief with police budget, communicate with outside agencies, courts, and insurance companies, handles incoming calls and directs to appropriate person, maintains and schedules officers’ training, and other duties assigned by the Chief of Police. Salary for this position DOQ/DOE.


Minimum Requirements: Ability to work well with others and understand directives. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of department and Town business. Must have a Virginia driver’s license. Must pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.


Police Applications are available below, at the bottom of this page, or they can be picked up at the Grottoes Town Hall at 601 Dogwood Avenue. This position will remain open until filled. E/O/E.







The Town of Grottoes is currently accepting applications for part-time tour guides to conduct tours of Grand Caverns as scheduled, assist park visitors, operate cash register and perform general office work as assigned.  Work requires initiative, resourcefulness for proper disposition and execution of tasks, and a view toward conserving time.


Acceptable Experience/Training: Ability to effectively deal courteously and tactfully with the public and to present an accurate tour in a timely fashion; ability to work with other staff members and to perform duties with minimal supervision; ability to work in indoor and outdoor conditions; ability to speak well in public.  Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs.  Knowledge of general park operation preferred but not required.


Applications are available at the link below or may be obtained at the Grottoes Town Hall at 601 Dogwood Avenue. E/O/E.  All applicants subject to a background check.



Download the Grottoes Police Department Employment Application.


Download the Town of Grottoes Employment Application.


Download the Volunteer Application Form.



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