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Current Employment Opportunities


Police Department

The Town of Smithfield is currently seeking qualified applicants to perform a variety of responsible administrative and office support duties in the Police Department.  Employee will report to the Police Chief subject to his delegation of supervision to others within the Police Department.  Work includes serving as the initial point of public contact in a positive manner with a full appreciation for public service; answering telephone; screening mail, documents and other materials and routing according to general knowledge of the work unit’s operations and key personnel; establishing and maintaining office documents, data bases, files, office supplies and other materials; assisting the public and department staff with a variety of information related to the Police Department; performing data entry to create and maintain a variety of data bases and generate reports; completing and processing Police Department billing and payroll reports; typing letters, reports and other materials; and other duties as required and assigned.

Desirable Education and Experience include an Associate’s Degree in Office Technology and considerable experience in administrative support with emphasis on office technology and public contact tasks; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Possession of valid North Carolina Driver’s License required.  Bilingual preferred, but not required (English/Spanish).

Minimum Starting Annual Salary: $ 28,620.80
Date Posted:         September 12, 2017
Closing Date:         October 13, 2017 at 4:00PM


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


Police Officer

Town of Smithfield, NC. Performs responsible protective service work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances involving an element of danger. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age and have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Hours worked by rotating shifts. Applicant will be required to complete a background investigation, CVSA examination, physical, drug screening exam and psychological examination. One year State-required probationary status. 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.  Only qualified applicants should apply.

Beginning Salary:              $34,863.88
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


Utility Line Mechanic

The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of Utility Line Mechanic.  An employee in this position performs a variety of semi-skilled work as a member of the Water/Sewer Crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work involves the operation of construction equipment in the installation, replacement and repair of water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth, and operation of video camera to film sewer lines.  Work also includes making taps to water and sewer system. 

Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils.  Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens.  Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standards trade and safety practices. 

Duties:  Operates tapping machine to make water and sewer taps and service connections. Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth following stakes; repairs and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities. Installs, services and tests water meters and meter yokes. Operates the sewer rodder and pressure jet to unstop sewer lines. Operates front end loader, dump trucks, jackhammers, tampers, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, trenchers, air compressors, and boring machine. Installs hydrants, meter valves, clamps, and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes; repairs and replaces fire hydrants. Performs other tasks as required.

Requires possession of valid NC driver’s license and must possess or obtain a valid NC Commercial driver’s license with six months to continue employment.  Subject to drug screenings and pre-employment physical.

Annual Starting Salary: $25,916.80
Date Posted: August 03, 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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Smithfield, NC 27577
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