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Current Employment Opportunities


Electric Line Technician

Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical power lines and distribution systems.  Participates in the installation and alignment of power line poles; stringing primary and secondary lines; attaching wire to insulators and cross arms; installing, repairing, and replacing cross arms, leg supports, insulators, lightning arresters, circuit breakers, and fuse cutouts; and maintaining and repairing the Town’s street light system.  Operates bucket truck equipment to ascend to high wires; operates other equipment such as backhoes and related equipment.  Participates in making line taps and connecting wires.  Installs transformers, fuse cutouts, and capacitors.  Transfers wire from condemned defective poles to new poles; installs metering equipment, and transfers lines from old to new poles.  Investigates complaints regarding power failures and makes the necessary repairs; participates in making emergency repairs during disruptions of service.

Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.  Must possess a valid commercial North Carolina driver’s license and a second class power line technician certificate.  Applicant may be subject to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.

Starting Annual Salary: $ 33,155.20
Date Posted: December 11, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Performs a variety of building and grounds maintenance activities in support of Town facilities.

An employee in this class participates in the maintenance of the Town facilities, parks, buildings, and grounds.  Work includes performing building and parks maintenance including minor carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and related maintenance and repair activities.  Grounds activities include turf maintenance, installation and maintenance of plant materials, mowing, pesticide application, and related activities.  Work requires public contact in answering complaints, resolving problems, and handling requests for service.  Employees must be conscious of safety methods to avoid injury to others and self.  Employees are subject to hazards in facilities maintenance work including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as noise, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, atmospheric conditions and oils.  The employee may also be subject to OSHA’s final standards on bloodborne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular supervision and reviewed while in progress and upon completion to determine that proper work methods are being followed and that assignments are carried out correctly.

Performs a variety of landscape maintenance work and supervision including turf management, plant installations, and maintenance, mowing, trimming, mulching, watering, fertilizing, etc. 
Participates in the parks maintenance work activities and supervision, including lining ball fields, installing game equipment, etc. Inspects parks, playgrounds and facilities for safety and makes records for liability purposes. Performs semi-skilled maintenance work (carpentry, electrical, plumbing) as needed to ensure adherence to operational procedures. performs related duties as required.

Prefer graduation from high school and considerable experience in the area of building construction, grounds, and facility maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid NC Driver’s License required.

Starting Annual Salary: $ 24,668.80
Date Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Closing Date:         Friday, January 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM


Part-time Lifeguard(s)

The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of Lifeguard.   An employee in this position will have a thorough knowledge and application of life-guarding surveillance and rescue techniques and an understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures.   The applicant will show leadership and public relation skills.   Employee will also perform the following job duties: Recognize, respond effectively in emergencies; Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations; Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor; Complete records and reports; Participate in regular in-service training session; Exercise regularly to maintain fitness level (strength and endurance). 
Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

The following qualifications or equivalents are the minimum requirements necessary to perform the essential functions of this job:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid;
American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer;
other Lifeguard Certifications will be considered.  

Applicant may be required to complete and receive a satisfactory drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  In this temporary, part-time position, employee will not work 1,000 hours or greater per year, will not work 30 hours or greater per week and will not receive Town benefits. 

Starting Wages:     $7.50/hour  
Date Posted: August 28, 2017   
Closing Date:       Open Until Filled


Sanitation Equipment Operator

Performs equipment operation in the collection and disposal of residential garbage, yard waste, recyclable materials, refuse and debris.  Work may involve supervision of a small crew of employees who collect and dispose of refuse and debris. Employee will be subject to hazards of sanitation work including working in an outside environment exposed to extreme cold, heat, noise, atmospheric conditions, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, oils and skin irritants.  Performs minor maintenance and related care of motorized equipment used in daily refuse collection. Requires considerable knowledge of the street system in the Town, knowledge of the operation and maintenance of motorized sanitation equipment, the ability to follow instructions, perform manual labor for extended periods, ability to operate tools and equipment, and ability to work well with others. Some experience in the operation of motorized vehicles and in the collection of trash and refuse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License.  Pre-employment drug screen, limited fit-for-duty physical, driver’s license and criminal history check required.                                                             

Starting Salary:           $ 27,241.34
Date Posted:              April 11, 2017
Closing Date:             Open Until Filled


Sanitation Worker

Performs routine manual labor involving the collection of garbage, trash and yard waste.  Duties include loading trash, including furniture, appliances and yard waste from curbside and collection of residential and commercial garbage.  Must be able to perform heavy manual work continuously over an extended period of time in varying weather conditions.  May operate and/or assist in operating a limb chipping machine to remove limbs and leaves from residential areas; clean around cans and picks up loose trash and litter along the street; and assists with cleaning and maintenance of trucks and tools.  Applicant will be required to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.  

Starting Annual Salary: $ 22,360.00 Date Posted: August 01, 2017 Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Application Process: All qualified applicants are required to complete an employment application form that may be obtained at the Smithfield Town Hall, 350 E. Market Street, Smithfield, or by calling 919-934-2116 or at A resume may also be submitted with the application materials.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

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