The Town of Dumfries prohibits discrimination against any person in any practice or procedure relating to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, training, fringe benefits, and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, religion, political affiliation, disability which is unrelated to a persons occupational qualifications, or any other non merit factor which is not a bona fide occupational qualification. Reasonable accommodations which do not impose an undue hardship are available to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, during the recruitment process and during employment.  The Town of Dumfries is an equal opportunity employer.

If you have any questions, please call 703-221-3400.


Current Positions:


Director of Public Works


Manages, directs, and coordinates the work of the Department of Public Works, including Administration, Transportation Planning, Stormwater, Building Official, Information Technology, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program efforts in accordance with the U.S. Clean Water Act, and Operations (Buildings & Grounds, Vehicle Maintenance, Engineering, and Streets Maintenance). Ensures capital improvement and maintenance projects are performed according to project terms, in compliance with contract guidelines, and in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in civil engineering or related field; supplemented by five (5) years progressively responsible experience in public works operations and administration; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Must have successfully completed required courses and certification; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Town.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license.

Salary Range:

The Salary range for this position is from $65,000 to $75,000 dependent upon qualifications.

Job Description:

Public Works Director

Code Compliance Enforcement Officer

This is a part-time position consisting of twenty-six (26) and thirty-two (32) hours per week.

General Definition of Work: FLSA Status Non-exempt

Performs intermediate professional work investigating and enforcing the Town’s Zoning Regulations and Property Maintenance Code. Work is performed under the general direction of the Community Development Director.

Essential Functions:

The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Investigates and enforces the Town’s Zoning Regulations and Property Maintenance Code.
Receives and responds to inquiries from citizens, developers, etc. regarding compliance with the Town’s zoning ordinance.

Performs field investigations and inspections to determine compliance with the Town’s Zoning Regulations, Maintenance Code and Rental Inspection Program.

Conducts inspections of properties to assess compliance with the Town’s code and ordinances and issues notices regarding violations of the Town’s code and ordinances.

Achieves compliance with Zoning Regulations and Property Maintenance Code through written and verbal communication with residential and commercial property owners, tenants, managers and business owners.

Effectively manages investigative caseload.
Performs related tasks as required.

Salary Range:

The Salary range for this position is from $25.00-$32.00 per hour dependent upon qualifications.


No Health Insurance nor Retirement Benefits are offered for this position.
Vacation and Sick Time are negotiable.

Job Description:

Code Compliance Enforcement Officer Job Description

Community Development Director


Manages, directs, and coordinates the all aspects of Community Development activities, including Administration of Community Development, Zoning Administration and Marketing of the Town. All Community development projects are performed according to and in compliance with the Town code, policy, procedures, and guidelines in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in urban planning or related field.
  • Three (3) years experience in building and engineering.
  • Three (3) years experience in land use planning and/or zoning administration.
  • Certified Zoning Administrator upon being hired.
  • Must have successfully completed required courses and certification; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Town.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license.

Salary Range

The Salary range for this position is up to $75,000 dependent upon qualifications.

Job Description:

Community Development Director Job Description

Technology Manager

General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate professional work administering all technology programs within the Town government structure, including having the responsibility for procurement and maintenance of all computer hardware and software, cellular telephone system, wired telephone systems, cable television and any other communications system. Work is performed under the general direction of the Town Manager.

Essential Functions

Prepares and installs all new computer hardware, including work stations, servers, printers, and all other peripherals for all departments. Installs all software. Performs routine maintenance on computers including ensuring that up-to-date security and software is in place. Develops and maintains operating rules for the computer network, including security standards for all departments. Develops budgets and schedules for the upgrading and replacement of computer systems for all departments. Prepares specifications for new technology equipment to be acquired. Items include computers and peripheral hardware, telephones, copiers, cameras, etc. Develops any bid documents necessary for procurement of this equipment. Reviews cellular telephone system on a regular basis, recommends changes, and develops specifications. Programs and monitors changes to the wired telephone system. Serves as the liaison between the Town and cable television systems. Maintains all facets of the Town’s television broadcast system, including the development of rebroadcast capabilities, enhanced camera work, and public information systems. Develops systems for public service broadcast, including replaying of Town meetings and events, development of messaging systems, and other forms of broadcast. Develops specifications for all copiers and other technical office equipment. Works with all software vendors serving the Town to ensure maximum efficiency of systems. Works with various vendors to schedule necessary repairs and maintenance that cannot be performed by Town staff. Works with vendors in the development of enhancements to systems.

Salary Range

The Salary range for this position is from $55,000 – $70,000 dependent upon qualifications.

Job Description:

Technology Manager Job Description

Police Officer

The Town of Dumfries has nine (1) Police Officer positions.

Minimum requirements:

  1. Must be a Citizen of the United States;
  2. Must be 21 years of age;
  3. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent;
  4. Must have a valid VA Driver’s License at the time of employment start date;
  5. Must not have been convicted of any felony.

Persons who are interested must submit a completed application to the police department. Resumes should be attached to the application.

Applicants must successfully complete:

  1. Physical Agility Test;
  2. Polygraph Examination;
  3. Psychological Examination;
  4. Physical Examination (to include a Drug Screen);
  5. Credit Check;
  6. Extensive background investigation (i.e. criminal background check, driver transcript review, ect.).

Salary Range

Pay is $46,500 and a standard benefits package that includes VRS LEO retirement and employee fully funded health insurance.


Submit cover letter, resume, and Dumfries Police Department Application to Mayor Foreman, John Wilmer Porter Building, 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026. Contact Mayor Foreman at 703.221.3400. The application is located below.

Be sure to print, complete, and submit the “Dumfries Police Department Application” and not the general EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

Dumfries Police Department Application

Job Description:

Police Officer Job Description

Community Services Director


Performs difficult professional work planning, developing, coordinating and directing a broad program of community services and events and performs related work as required.  Locates, applies for, and administers grants and recruits and provides leadership to volunteers.  Work is performed under the general limited direction of the Town Manager.    A bachelor’s degree and considerable experience in program management and event planning or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Additional information concerning the duties and requirements of this position is available at www.dumfriesva.gov.

Standard Dumfries Employee Benefit Package applies and includes Virginia Retirement System benefits, annual leave, sick leave, fully paid health insurance for employee only (with partial payments towards employee’s family premium), and deferred compensation plan for employee contributions only.

Salary Range:

$52,500 – $55,590

Job Description:

Community Services Director Job Description

Application Process:

Anyone interested in this position must submit a cover letter and resume along with a completed Town of Dumfries Employment Application to the Dumfries Town Manager and must be received no later than close of business Until Filled. Applications may be submitted by mail to the Town Manager, Town of Dumfries, 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, Virginia 22026 or by email attachment to dhobgood@dumfriesva.gov. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Dumfries Police Department Application