ATTENTION: a completed Town of Spring Lake Employment application MUST be submitted for each position applying for. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Completed applications may be:

  • dropped off to the Human Resources Department located inside Town Hall, located at 300 Ruth Street, Spring Lake, NC
  • mailed to ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 617, Spring Lake, NC 29390
  • e-mailed to rhenegan@spring-lake.org
  • faxed to (910) 436-0298






SALARY GRADE 55        SALARY RANGE            $32,681 - $49,036


The Water Operations Department is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time Water and Sewer Crew Leader.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checks sewage lift stations for operation condition daily;
  • Cleans lift station sites as necessary;
  • Reports need for lift station maintenance;
  • Performs atmospheric monitoring during confined space and trench operations;
  • Cuts water on/off;
  • Performs periodic scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the water and collection systems;
  • Clears blocked wastewater lines, makes water and sewer taps, replaces curb stops, and installs water meters and boxes;
  • Assists supervisor with the sampling and analysis requirements for the system;
  • Cuts and repairs various types of pavement;
  • Operates heavy and specialized equipment at a high skill level;
  • Assists supervisor in maintaining pertinent documentation.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Valid NC Class B Commercial Drivers License with acceptable driving record;
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying misdemeanors;
  • North Carolina Grade I Collection and North Carolina Class C Distribution Certifications;
  • Cross Connection Tester Certification;
  • Cross Connection Maintenance and Repair Certification;
  • Considerable knowledge of materials and principles used in construction, maintenance, and repair of a water and sewer system;


Position Is Open Until Filled. 





SALARY GRADE 60        SALARY RANGE            $41,722 - $62,583


The Water Operations Department is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time Superintendent.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume management responsibility for the daily operations and activities of the Water Resources Section of the Department of Public Works, including water and sewer line maintenance and repair, lift pump station repair and maintenance, and provides cost estimates for proposed work.
  • Provides technical assistance and maintenance support activities for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
  • Administers all activities of the town’s water and waste water collection system, including planning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work plan for department employees; assigning work activities, materials/tools, projects and programs; reviewing and evaluating work products, methods and procedures; meeting with subordinate employees to identify and resolve problems.
  • Select, train, manage, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; complete related personnel matters, including performance evaluations.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the utility budget; forecast the funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
  • Engages in considerable personal contact with the customers, other departments, outside agencies, developers, and contractors.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of operational methods and procedures;  recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; continuously monitor and evaluate the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned maintenance, repair, and construction programs, methods and procedures.
  • Maintain location records of town water and sewer line locations, manholes, and valves.
  • Researches and plans the construction, repair, and maintenance of departmental activities.
  • Supervises repairs and modifications to water and sewer lines and lift stations.
  • Ensures safe methods and practices are used by employees in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Respond to citizen questions, complaints and requests for service; meet with members of the community to assess issues and problems; identify and recommend solutions; transmit information to members of public to demonstrate resolution of problems.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associate degree with major coursework in civil engineering, business management/administration, environmental sciences, or closely related field desired
  • Five years of experience in utility maintenance, construction and repair activities, including two years of supervisory experience.


Special Requirements:

  •     Possession of a North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License
  •      Possession of a valid North Carolina Grade II Water Pollution Collection System Operator  
  •    Certification
  •      Possession of a valid North Carolina Grade A Distribution System Operator Certification
  •      Possession of a valid North Carolina Cross Connection System Operator Certification .
  •    Or The Ability To Obtain These Certifications Within Six (6) Months Of Hire Date  


Position Is Open Until Filled. 


An application may be obtained on our website at www.spring-lake.org or at Town Hall. Documents may be mailed or delivered to Town Hall 300 Ruth Street, Spring Lake, NC 28390 or submitted via email to rhenegan@spring-lake.org.




The Recreation Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to serve as part time Center Assistants/Recreation Aides.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to and provides accurate information regarding Recreation sponsored programs to the general public in a friendly and professional manner through daily interactions in person or by phone.
  • Assist in maintaining center informational bulletin boards and advertising flyers to the general public by keeping boards up to date and flyers available to the public.
  • Provides clerical support with program registration, facility booking, and membership registration for the center; administer rentals of the facility as assigned.
  • Performs most tasks such as scorekeeping (books/scoreboard), lining fields, equipment management, etc. to the Athletic Division but may be utilized in other areas as well.
  • Responsible for their assigned cash drawer if applicable and all of their daily cash collections of departmental revenue; must balance daily reconciliations in accordance with the cash handling procedures of the department.
  • Provides support in implementation of activities for participants engaged in recreation and co-sponsored programs, including special events as deemed necessary; Provides additional support services for a variety of recreational programs and activities.
  • Provides facilities support to include custodial assistance with facility cleanliness.
  • Is proactive in assisting with other program needs of the community center.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.
  • Experience working in  public setting.
  • Basic understanding of computer skills
  • General knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  • Possession or ability to possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License



Supplemental Information:

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



WORK HOURS: Hours are flexible, may include evening and weekend. Schedule to be determined based on needs of the department.



Position Open Until Filled.






This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



SALARY GRADE 58           SALARY RANGE                $37,101 - $55,652


The Public Works Department is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time Stormwater Administrator.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately analyzes storm water problems using sound judgment to reach technical conclusions and verify results.
  • Prepares general storm water documentation in accordance with local, state and federal codes, standards and procedures.
  • Makes independent decisions on storm water problems and methods.
  • Represents the Town at storm water conferences.
  • Uses prescribed methods and performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced professional engineer.
  • Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results and follows operations through a series of related and detailed steps or processes.
  • Answers questions and responds to inquiries from contractors, citizens and others when necessary.
  • Maintain all daily, weekly and monthly reports and prepares all required state reports.
  • Attends all meetings and provides assistance when needed.
  • Prepares and manages the division budget.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a two year technical college with an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or a closely related curriculum.
  • Two (2) years of experience in environmental control work or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license. 
  • Must have or be able to obtain Stormwater BMP Plans Reviewer Certification and BMP Inspection and Maintenance certificate within two years of hire. 
  • Must obtain a herbicide/pesticide application license for aquatics and right of way within 2 years of employment.



Supplemental Information:

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


Position Is Open Until Filled. 


This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief of Police – Spring Lake, NC


The Town of Spring Lake, North Carolina, operating under a Council­Manager form of government, seeks a dynamic and innovative Chief of Police with a professional history of building bridges among members of a highly diverse community. The successful candidate has a strong law enforcement senior management background and a substantial track record of sustainable community oriented policing initiatives, developing staff for retention and succession and collaborating with other department directors to leverage scarce resources. The position is open due to the departure of a well-respected and very community engaged Chief of Police.


The Community: Incorporated in 1951, Spring Lake (23.2 square miles), is in Cumberland County and has a population of 13,234.  Located in Southeastern North Carolina near Fayetteville, Spring Lake is within an easy drive to the coastal communities of Wilmington, Morehead City and Myrtle Beach, SC.

It is approximately one hour south of the Raleigh­Durham­Chapel Hill Metro area and RDU Airport. Visit the Town's web site for more information: www.spring­lake.org.


Fayetteville/Fort Bragg: Spring Lake borders the City of Fayetteville (County seat for Cumberland County) and Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world with more than 50,000 active duty personnel. Fort Bragg covers over 251 square miles and is home to the Army's XVIII Airborne Corps and is headquarters of the United States Special Operations Command and Army Special Forces (“Green Berets”).  It is also home to the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Womack Army Medical Center. Fort Bragg maintains two airfields: Pope Field, where the United States Air Force stations global airlift and special operations assets as well as the Air Force Combat Control School, and Simmons Army Airfield, where Army aviation units support the needs of airborne and special operations forces at the installation.


Demographically, Spring Lake is a diverse community of approximately 40% White and 40% African American residents.  Approximately 15.4% of the residents are Hispanic or Latino.  It is also home to many active duty and retired U.S. Army personnel and their families.


DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Spring Lake Police Department is committed to customer empowerment, transparency and the nonbiased provision of services to the community.  Through their core values of Honor, Courage, Loyalty, and Integrity, the members of the Spring Lake PD strive to improve the quality of life for the residents.  The agency is heavily involved in the community through programs, such as: Shop with a Cop, Neighborhood Improvement Team, National Night Out, Community Watch, and Coffee with a Cop.  The residents expect a Chief of Police that is accessible, involved and committed to diversity and inclusion in the delivery of services.   Reporting to the Town Manager, the Chief of Police will oversee a department of 34 sworn and 3 non­ sworn personnel within an annual budget of $3.195 million.  Key priorities going forward are continued crime reduction, enhancing community relations, succession planning, increased minority recruitment and effective resource management and allocation.  Additional information regarding the SLPD may be viewed at: www.spring­lake.org/police­department.html.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The Town seeks a law enforcement professional with a minimum of 10 years’ progressive law enforcement service including at least 3 years of command-level experience at the rank of Captain or higher; a minimum of a BA/BS degree in public administration, criminal justice, justice administration, or related field (Master's degree preferred).  It is preferred that the candidate is a graduate of a recognized executive long course such as the FBI National Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program, Southern Police Institute, etc.  Individuals must have current certification as a local or state law enforcement officer or equivalent military law enforcement MOS certification.  Retired individuals must not have longer than a one (1) year break in full­time law enforcement service at time of appointment.  North Carolina does not have reciprocity with Federal law enforcement certifications.


The Successful Candidate:

Is an individual with impeccable integrity and a proven record of consistency in managing both internal and external relationships to mitigate challenges and maximize opportunities;

  • Embraces a community of diversity and has a track record of proactively bringing members with diverse values and cultures together using innovative solutions to develop trust and to create opportunities for collaborative community problem solving;
  • Is tech savvy, understands and embraces how technology and social media can enhance effective law enforcement service delivery;
  • Is experienced in developing and maintaining constructive and collaborative relationships with the media;
  • Understands the significance of diversity within all aspects of the Department and has a proven track record of developing innovative solutions for attracting, retaining and promoting diversity within the organization;
  • Has a successful track record in developing and supporting staff to achieve excellence and proactive service delivery through increased training, education, responsibility, productivity, morale, and retention;
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of police administration, including expertise in crime intervention, prevention and suppression initiatives;
  • "Walks the talk" on community oriented policing initiatives and holds staff accountable for same; Has experience working in council-manager form of government and skills in navigating the complexities of managing a modern law enforcement agency;
  • Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with community organizations, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, other area municipalities, Fort Bragg, nonprofit organizations, social services, mental health services in order to leverage resources and maximize quality of life opportunities;
  • Has held multiple assignments across functional management areas in a law enforcement organization;
  • Skilled in budget development and management; a good steward of the taxpayer's dollar, creative resource development and advocacy for his/her agency, and utilizes progressive public safety strategies despite budgetary constraints;
  • Skilled in best practices policy development and maintaining modern police vehicles and equipment;
  • Knowledgeable in the 21st Century Policing initiative;
  • A proven team player with effective working relationships with other municipal departments; Ability to effectively management contracted services including; police telecommunications, police K­9, animal control, and crime scene investigations;
  • Reaches out to staff and citizens alike by being accessible, engaged and visible inside the community and police department;
  • Is an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Salary and Benefits: Salary range for the Chief of Police is $75,000­$87,500, dependent on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include participation in the North Carolina Local Government Employees' Retirement System, NC Law Enforcement Officer Supplemental Retirement Program, NC 401(k) Plan, and individual medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance programs.  Employees are also provided annual and sick leave accrual pursuant to Town policy. This is an exempt position under the FLSA.

To Apply:  All applications must be obtained on our website at www.spring-lake.org or at Town Hall. Click on the "Jobs Tab".  Resumes and supporting documents may be accepted along with a fully completed online application.  All inquiries regarding this position can be emailed to Ms. Rosa Henegan, Human Resources Director, at: rhenegan@spring-lake.org. The application closing date is September 5, 2017.  The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



SALARY GRADE 90           SALARY RANGE                32,664.32 - $48,996.48


The 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.


Position Is Open Until Filled. 


This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer