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Employment Opportunities

                                                                                                                           

click here for the Town of Spring Lake General Employment Application

To drop off an application, you may do so at the Town Hall located at 300 Ruth St., Spring Lake
*Drop off hours for applications are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Police applicants must include the following release form  in addition to
the General Employment Application listed above:
Release of Personal Information

***Employment DISCLOSURE Booklet for Fire Department Applicants (please print for your personal records)



Current Employment Opportunities 



Police Chief                                               Hiring Range $70,000 – $85,000

The Town of Spring Lake seeks an experienced Police Chief who is a team-oriented leader that promotes trust among all levels of the department and the community.

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional public safety work in planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Police Department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general guidance and direction of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Exercises supervision over all police department. Supervises staff directly and others through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
• Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates police department operations.
• Develops policies and procedures for the Department in order to implement directives from the Board of Aldermen or Manager.
• Plans and implements a law enforcement program for the Town in order to better carry out the policies and goals of Town Management and Council; reviews Department performance and effectiveness, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
• Coordinates the information gathered and work accomplished by various officers; assigns officers to special investigations as the needs arise for their specific skills.
• Assures that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.
• Evaluates evidence, witnesses, and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects and to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases.
• Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Department; directs the implementation of the department’s budget; plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment.
• Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of police department operations.
• Trains and develops Department personnel.
• Handles grievances, maintains Departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned operations.
• Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Town Manager regarding the Department’s activities, and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.
• Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Department’s activities and public relations programs.
• Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field;
represents the Town Police Department in a variety of local, county, state, and other
meetings, including press conferences as appropriate.
• Cooperates with County, State, and Federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved.
• Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.
• Carries out all aspects of law enforcement and is certified accordingly.
• Performs other duties as required.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:
• Directs investigation of major crime scenes.
• Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.
• Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment;
• Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below:
• Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below; ability to learn the Town’s geography.
• Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel, ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to follow and give verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below:

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in police science; law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field; and
(B) Seven (7) years of experience in police work; three (3) years of which must be equivalent to Police Sergeant or higher, and
(C) An equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must hold a certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the North
Carolina Criminal Justice education and Training Standards Commission
• Must possess and valid North Carolina Operator’s License

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
• Police car, police radio, service handgun and other weapons as required, handcuffs,
tasers, first aid equipment, personal computer including word processing software, ASP baton, breathalyzer, OC spray, MDT’s.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including hand guns, shotguns, two-way radios, vehicles, nightstick, as well as other tools associated with law enforcement. Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work involves dealing with the public on a daily basis and being able to perform their duties professionally with confrontational subjects. Will be working indoors with climate control and outside with exposure to inclement weather conditions.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:
Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview; reference check; background investigation. If considered for employment, a drug and alcohol test is required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Please submit a cover letter, current resume and completed application to:
Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Town Manager
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications may also be emailed to Human Resources at:
thock@townofspringlake.com

(Application is available at the top of the page.)

Closing date: June 13, 2022.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Meter Reader (Part-Time)                                                  SALARY: $12.50 Per Hour 

The Revenue Billing Division is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Part-time Meter Reader.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Travels assigned routes and takes readings of utility meters; inputs readings into a hand-held electronic device; notes any unusual changes in consumption, location or malfunctions such as leaks or damaged meters; performs meter reads

  • Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage and unauthorized connection or use; reports findings to the supervisor
  • Rechecks readings as needed to determine abnormal consumption patterns and analyze possible
  • causes for fluctuation of consumption
  • Calculates consumptions
  • Assists in the maintenance and repair of meters; replaces defective meters; tests meters for accuracy
  • Responds to work orders for utility disconnections, reconnections, new orders, and other public works service requests, as assigned
  • Assists in the analysis and improvement of assigned routes
  • Maintains assigned tools and equipment

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent
Any equivalent combination of education and experience

Supplemental Information:  A Valid North Carolina Driver’s License is Required. 

Successful completion of a drug screening, criminal background check, and driving record check are required as a condition of employment. 

Please submit a completed application to:
Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Human Resources
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications may also be emailed to Human Resources at:thock@townofspringlake.com

Closing date: Open until Filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Police Officer                                               Salary Range: $37,100 – $52,775

The Spring Lake Police Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to serve as Police Officers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:                           

  • Works on rotating shifts performing patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents;

  • Investigation and arrest of persons involved in criminal activities;

  • Expected to handle difficult and emergency situations;

  • Maintain availability by radio and/or telephone for consultation on major emergencies;

  • Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and Town laws and ordinances;

  • Patrols Town streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate crimes involving misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations;

  • Prepare a variety of reports and records including officer’s Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, bad check forms, vehicle impoundment forms, traffic hazard reports, etc;

  • All other functions of law enforcement;

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED equivalent;
21 years of age or older at the time of hire;
Valid NC driver license with acceptable driving record;
No felony convictions and/or disqualifying misdemeanors;
Successful completion of NC Basic Law Enforcement Training prior to hire date;

Supplemental Information:

  • Successful completion of a physical examination including drug and alcohol screening, criminal background check, driving record, and additional qualification requirements are required as a condition of employment.

Please submit a completed application, along with the Release of Personal Information form found at the top of the page to:  
Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Human Resources
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications may also be emailed to Human Resources at:thock@townofspringlake.com

Closing date: Open until filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Customer Service Representative (Part time)                   Salary Range:  $11.50 – $12.50

The Town of Spring Lake is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Customer Service Representative. If you are a highly motivated and customer service oriented professional than we want to talk to you about this exciting opportunity.

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Performs administrative and fiscal clerical work in support of the utilities billing, collections, and customer service functions. An employee in this class is responsible for the activities which involve the generation of the utility bills; handling customer inquiries relating to utility billings and general services; preparing and verifying a variety of reports and records; collecting utility bills and other revenues, and coordinating with the field services functions.  Work involves multiple detailed procedural steps, and requires independent knowledge of the utility billing and collections process and computer application.  Considerable tact and courtesy are required in these public contact functions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of the Revenue Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Coordinates the activities of the office with the utilities field personnel; coordinates with utility personnel the meter reading functions and the connection and disconnection of water services to customers.
  • Answers complaints from citizens, researches problems, and answers their questions; adjusts bills for leaks, incorrect meter readings, etc. within city policy.
  • Establishes new customer accounts; insures proper initial readings are entered; establishes and updates customer accounts; makes account adjustments as needed; adds late fees.
  • Collects privilege licenses, assessments, utility bills, recreation fees, inspection fees, parking and other fees, and other revenue payments through the mail, from walk-in payments, and processes merchant card payments made by telephone; enters payment information into data base.
  • Researches and prepares special reports for management as requested.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs other related duties as required.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as bookkeeping, accounting, computer, filing and strong customer contact experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of customer service.
  • Working knowledge of standard operating practices involved in modern office operation and serving the public.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate records, reports, and files in support of a cash receipt and customer-oriented operation.
  • Ability to operate calculator, computer terminal, typewriter, cash register, and related office equipment at the desired level of speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, public officials, and customers.
  • Accuracy in data entry and ability to meet deadlines.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to be bonded.

TOOLS and EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Personal computer and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Central computerized billing system.
  • Central computerized financial system.
  • 10-key calculator.
  • Phone.
  • Fax machine.
  • Copy machine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods, talk, hear and use hands and fingers.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview; background check; job related tests may be required. If considered for employment, a drug and alcohol test is required. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Town and the incumbent and is subject to change by the Town as the needs of the Town and requirements of the job change.

Please submit a completed application to:
Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Human Resources
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications may also be sent to our Human Resources Department at:thock@townofspringlake.com

Closing date:Open until filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Finance Director                                               Salary Range $57,602 – $95,259

The Town of Spring Lake is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Finance Director. This position plans, supervises, and organizes a variety of fiscal and administrative functions including disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures, monitoring and administering the budget, accounting, fixed assets, investing funds, revenue collections, human resources duties, and related fiscal operations for the town. Work also may involve assistance to the Town Manager in preparation of the operating and capital budgets and involves significant financial reporting. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances, and North Carolina general statutes governing the responsibilities of local government financial operations.

GENERAL PURPOSE: Performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the Town and investments as outlined in N.C. General Statutes 159-30.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over all finance staff and purchasing as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

· Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies needed.

· Provides financial advice to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.

· Communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to assigned staff.

· Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities, monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

· Determines department work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow, studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and the effectiveness of the department operations.

· Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, conformance to policies and procedures.

· Manages state and federal grant funding; directs the preparation of cost and financial reports related to such grants.

· Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints. Ensures that workload is assigned in a balanced fashion among employees of the finance office.

· Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.

· Serves as chief financial advisor to the Town Manager.

· Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.

· Supervises the collections of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.

· Maintains financial records.

· Develops financial studies and plans. Forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial conditions of the Town to assure the fiscal well being of the Town.

· Prepares financial reports.

· Oversees the central computerized financial and management information system of the Town.

· Assists in budget preparation and execution.

· Directs the preparation of State and Federal reports, including tax reports.

· Trains and develops financial staff.

· Oversees payroll and accounts payable processing.

· Ensures that financial staff is cross-trained to ensure the continuous function of the department.

· Oversees the investments of Town funds in consultation with the Town Manager.

· Performs other duties as required.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:  Develops finance related ordinances and resolutions.

· Represents the Town at various conferences and meetings as directed by the Town Manager.

· Performs general management duties for the Town Manager as assigned.

· Performs cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.

· All other duties not specifically assigned above as established by the Town Manager.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal finance work.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(B) Considerable knowledge of modern government accounting theory, principles, and practices; considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems; considerable knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications; considerable knowledge public finance and fiscal planning; considerable knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP, AND GASB.

(C) Skill in operating the listed tools:

(D) Ability to prepare and efficient and effective financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures, ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, town officials; anility to communicate effective orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have a N.C. driver’s license.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
· Computer
· Word processor and spreadsheet software
· Mainframe computer system
· Copy machine
· Postage machine
· Fax machine
· 10-key calculator

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required as well as drug and alcohol testing.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Please submit a completed application to: 
Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Town Manager
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

**Completed applications may also be sent to our Human Resources Department at:thock@townofspringlake.com

Closing date: Open until filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



FIRE FIGHTER   SALARY GRADE 88                     SALARY RANGE    $32,529 – 47,130

The Fire Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to serve as a full-time Fire Fighter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Emergency Response, Fire Suppression and Rescue, including entry, ventilation, salvage work, containment of hazardous materials;
Fire clean up and overhaul;
Operation of fire apparatus;
Maintenance of fire apparatus, equipment, station, and grounds;
Participation in construing training and instruction program through individual study of technical materials and attendance at scheduled training drills, classes, and meetings;
Ability to wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment);
Ability to handle stressful situations;
Participate in Community Risk Reduction programs;
Flexible availability for rotating shifts; (48/96)
A 5% increase of pay after 6 months of hire date if in good standing

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent – Required;
  • North Carolina Firefighter Level II Certification (IFSAC) – Required;
  • North Carolina EMT-Basic License – Preferred or must be obtained within one year of hire date; (online)
  • North Carolina Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification – Preferred
  • Infection Control – Preferred or must be obtained within one year of hire date;
  • North Carolina Class B Driver License – Required. MUST have an Acceptable driving record;

Supplemental Information: Successful completion of a physical examination including drug and alcohol screening, criminal background check, and driving record are “Required” as a condition of employment.

Position Open: March 10, 2022                                Agility Testing: “TBA”

**Completed applications may also be sent to our Human Resources Department at:thock@townofspringlake.com

Position Closed: until filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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