Emergency Communications Officer (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – December 24, 2018
I am retiring after 32 years in our 911 center. A career that is as stable as unstable. Job security is good. By unstable I mean that you can plan to do things on your off time, but you may get drafted/reserved in early or have to stay late on your work days. There is tons of overtime available, so your salary can be a lot more if you are willing/able to work for it. This is a 24/7 operation, so weekends and holidays should be expected. You do know your schedule a year in advance, but that is also subject to change if you are low in seniority and there is a shortage on a particular slot/shift.
I love this job! Once you are released from training you must maintain your ability to be flexible and to shift gears like a well maintained sports vehicle.
Emergency Communications Officer (911) (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – December 18, 2018
I went through several months, testing, psychological exams, etc to become a 911 operator. I passed tests with flying colors and really enjoyed the training. Once I was live doing 911 calls the training was nothing like what we would've had to know and was way too fast paced to make someone comfortable while they have callers lives in their hands. The turnover rate is extremely high, days off vary because its 24/7 and people who have been there the longest get to pick their holidays off first. The pay isn't also worth all the emotional things you go through and hear. Also, be prepared to work overnights if you are new.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Chesterfield County, VA – November 15, 2018
As a police officer every day was different, never the same twice. Working 12 hour shifts are the norm. The people for the most part respected the police, but because we bordered Richmond there was always problems with crime. The management seemed to watch there own back more than yours. The job was very hard to keep qualified people employed. This always led to issues with getting any time off other than your normal days off. Overall being a police officer in Chesterfield is a good job. It is a job that is in high demand and if you need to make extra money, there is always overtime available.
Logistics Technician (Current Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – January 9, 2019
If you have aspirations of moving up you will be disappointed. The higher ups are afraid of moving someone in the department up that might take their job. They also are afraid of valuing the workers input and opinions. I was their 12 years and never had my opinion heard.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – September 23, 2018
Work really is enjoyable with coworkers and customers, only draw back for part time employees is benefits. The county does not pay for days they are not open during snow or other weather issues, which means you have to use your little paid vacation for it, or your pay check will be so short. Also the pay is not adequate for the work we do. It does not hurt to pay more and give a few more benefits to part time workers. After all we all have the same responsibility so why not have more benefits that would help a lot. Also it is hard for part time worker to gain full time employment. Seems like we are getting bypassed. Other than that I guess it depends what department you work for. I enjoy my department and wished I would be able to work there full time.
if you have good coworkers it will be enjoyable
not enough pay for part time, or pay for inclimanant weather
Deputy clerk (Current Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – August 3, 2018
Education advancement is great They have a good program and the fact to take classes online or in their classroom to get degrees for further development. The benefits are very great they have a lot of events to support various organizations within the county they care about their employees.
Benefits, educational classes, lots of resources for families support
Benefits Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – August 24, 2018
The work environment was stressful in certain aspects which could make anyone bonkers. Training needs to be enhanced where the learning curve can be minimized to help others overcome obstacles in being successful.
This was a seasonal position for the local government authority
Assessment Specialist (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – July 3, 2018
At the time of hire it was acknowledged that this position would only be needed for the "busy" tax season. There was a huge volume of work as many residents took advantage of the discounted tax relief for real estate property taxes.
Tax Assessment Specialist, Comm. of Rev. (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – August 12, 2018
Very fast paced. Multi tasking is a must. Must be very good at math and customer service skills. Learned a lot about VA Taxation and the rules for Business Personal Property and Business License for Chesterfield County.
Tax Assessment Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – April 16, 2018
I supervised 3 full time and up to 15 parttime employees in processing state income tax returns and real estate tax relief. All of the employees worked together as a group to complete all tasks needed to be done. There were a lot of deadlines, but all of them were met by working together.
management appreciated a job well done
I had to commute an hour each way to work each day
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Chesterfield County, VA – March 27, 2018
As a substitute teacher assist with classroom instruction in the absence of a lead teacher. While substituting, she performs all the jobs of a regular teacher including handling lessons and ensuring that classroom supplies are aplenty. It is also the job of a substitute teacher to ensure that normal classroom routines are followed and discipline is maintained.
Principal Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, VA 23832 – May 2, 2018
The older women like to gossip more then the younger crowd being hired. Nothing good was ever said about the younger ppl getting work done. Many mistakes by the older folk would not be taken seriously.