School Resource Officer Position


One full time School Resource Officer position.

Salary $31,009.00 plus benefits.

Duties shall consist of, but are not limited to serving as a SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER under the COPS in Schools Initiative. Foster a relationship of trust, mutual respect and understanding to promote a safe school community. Serve as a positive role model in and out of the school environment. Effectively utilize timely communication coordination. Required to use crime prevention strategies such as providing information about student conflicts, crime trends, and situations that may cause disorder in school environment or community. General responsibilities necessary for the safety and good order of school and community. Knowledge of school and community support resources available to students. Also serve as a liaison between available support services. Responsible for identifying criminal offenders and criminal activity. When appropriate, will participate in any subsequent court proceedings.

• A current certification in Law Enforcement from the Department of Criminal Justice Services preferred.

• Must be able to successfully perform department physical assessment.

• Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation and drug screening.

• Must have high school diploma or GED.

• Must have valid Virginia Operators License.

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications are available on the Wythe County website and can also be requested at the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Application deadline is February 15, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.


APEX Center

We are excited to start events at the new Appalachian Regional Exposition Center. As events begin at the APEX Center in the coming weeks, officials appreciate the public’s patience while some outside grading and landscape work is being completed. We appreciate your patience as we complete the final details of the project.

The first event scheduled is the Virginia Indoor Motocross Championships on January 18 and 19: 

For more upcoming events at the APEX Center, please see below: 




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Wythe County Emergency Management Letter for January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

To the Citizens of Wythe County

Wythe County could experience another winter weather event this coming weekend. At this time, predictions are still varying on the impact to our area.

Wythe County wants you to be prepared. Please make sure you have supplies in case the roads become dangerous or if power outages occur. Be prepared by having a food supply, water supply, batteries, warm clothes and blankets, an alternate source of power or heat, and/or a place to be with a generator. When the accumulation begins and the roads become difficult to travel on, please only travel if necessary. Colder temperatures will also be another issue. Please stay warm and check on your neighbors to make sure everyone stays warm. Additionally, please plan for pets that are outside in the colder temperatures.

Please keep yourself informed of any changes that are occurring due to the weather. Watch or listen to local stations and watch the Wythe County Facebook page and homepage for updates. We will keep you informed as things change. Watch local media for closures and cancellations that might occur due to the weather. If you have any questions please visit for further information. Let’s stay safe and informed.

Curtis W. Crawford

Emergency Services Coordinator


Reminder about Dog Tags

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Wythe County Officials would like to remind citizens that dog tags are on sale and due to be purchased by January 31, 2019.

Code Enforcement Officer A.B. Dunford encouraged residents to make sure rabies vaccinations are up to date. Please be aware that rabies inoculations are required prior to purchasing a dog license.

“Please get out now and get your dog tags and rabies shots for your animals,” Dunford said.

Dunford said officers will be doing compliance checks throughout the county to assure that all dog owners are compliant.

The price of the dog tags are as follows: 1 year $5, 2 years $10, and 3 years $15.

If your dog has been neutered or spayed the costs are as follows: 1 year $4, 2 years $8 and 3 years $10. Dog tags can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office inside the Wythe County Courthouse.

According to Dunford, rabies cases have been confirmed in Wythe County, so dog owners need to make sure that all rabies vaccinations are current.

For more information about rabies, please check out the following link:

Dunford said that keeping your animals vaccinated is the best form of protection from this deadly disease for both residents and their pets.

Wythe County dog tags went on sale October 1, 2018.


If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Wythe County officials, please call Blake Stowers at 276-223-4522 or email Blake at [email protected]


Public Notice – Employment Water & Wastewater Department Wastewater Operator

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time Water and Wastewater Operator or Operator Trainee for the Wythe County Water and Wastewater Department.

Job functions include operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems, which service nearly four thousand residential and commercial customers. Job duties include but are not limited to: operation of wells, pump stations, and wastewater treatment facilities; performing the necessary field and laboratory tests to ensure compliance with State regulations; maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

The Operator Trainee will be required to obtain the necessary water and wastewater licenses as a condition of employment within a specified time period. Job hours include weekends and holidays as directed.

Applicants who possess or are in the process of obtaining Associates in Applied Science Degree in the field of Environmental Science, Water/Wastewater Specialization, or Chemical/Biological sciences preferred. Applicant should possess strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, computer skills, mechanical and electrical skills, be self-motivated and possess a team player attitude. The candidate shall have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Applicants must possess at a minimum a High School diploma, GED or Vocational school graduate education. The applicant must have a valid motor vehicles operator’s license.

Applications may be obtained from the Wythe County Water/Wastewater Department, County Administration Building, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382 or online at Please submit application to the attention of Martha Collins, County Administration Office, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, VA 24382.

The salary range is dependent on qualifications and includes paid County benefits such as health/dental insurance, life insurance, retirement, annual/sick leave accumulation, etc.

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Order of the

Wythe County Board of Supervisors

Stephen D. Bear, County Administrator


Public Notice: Employment

The Wythe County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for a full-time IT Support Specialist. This position provides technical support for computer hardware and software. The IT Support Specialist is under the direction of the County Computer Coordinator and works closely with various County Departments and Constitutional Offices.

The responsibilities for this position will include performing troubleshooting tasks for the County’s network and computer hardware, installing/upgrading/maintaining software and hardware components, training on software systems, providing technical support and other duties as directed.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled at the County Administrator’s Office, Attention: Martha Collins – Administrative Assistant, 340 South Sixth Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382. An application may be obtained on the County’s website at

Wythe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Order of the 

Wythe County Board of Supervisors

Stephen Bear, County Administrator


SMG Management Recruiting for APEX General Manager

SMG Management is recruiting qualified candidates for General Manager of the APEX Center.

Job Title

General Manager

Employment Type


Job Description

SUMMARY: SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an immediate opening for a General Manager for The Appalachian Regional Exposition Center (“APEX” Center) in Wytheville, VA. Under the supervision of the Regional Vice-President, and reporting to the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center Authority (the “Client”), this position will manage the day-to-day operations of the multi-purpose APEX Center to include main arena and all surrounding grounds. Additional phases will include livestock barns and outdoor arenas. This position will supervise the Operations Manager, Accounting Manager, Operations Supervisor, and unskilled and seasonal staff members and volunteers. The APEX Center will operate on a seven day per week schedule, including weekends and holidays.

For more information check out the job posting on the recruiting website.

*Type in Wytheville in the search section of the following link: