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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 retirement 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 Rangers.  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 base.


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 U.S. Army personnel.



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.



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.



Salary and Benefits: Hiring range for the Chief of Police is $72,500­$80,000, 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 received online at: http://www.developmentalassociates.com, click on the "Client Openings/Process" link from the menu and then the "Visit Client Positions" link and then the Chief of Police ­ Spring Lake link. Resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed online application.  All inquiries regarding this position can be emailed to Thomas M. Moss, Senior Consultant for Developmental Associates at:  tmmoss@developmentalassociates.com.  The application closing date is September 30, 2016 and an assessment center for selected finalists will be held on October 27­28, 2016 in Spring Lake.  The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



SALARY GRADE 62           SALARY RANGE                $44,212 - $66,319


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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General management of the Inspections Division.
  • Development of necessary programs to ensure the efficient operation of the Inspection and Code Enforcement Divisions.
  • Issues all permits that pertain to the building trades.
  • Reviews construction plans for code compliance and prepares written comments referencing findings.
  • Conducts inspections of new construction and improvements and provides timely reports of findings to contractors.
  • Advises the Board of Aldermen on condemnation procedures.
  • Inspects all mobile homes which move into or to the Town limits for proper installation, electrical, mechanical and plumbing connections or disconnections.
  • Insures ordinances pertaining to mobile homes are enforced.
  • Insures the zoning and subdivision ordinances are enforced; makes inspections as needed.
  • Meets with all public officials, builders, contractors and engineers on all matters pertaining to code enforcement, building construction, materials, and building practices.
  • Explains and discusses requirements of Town ordinance with developers, designers and contractors to expedite the permitting process.
  • Reviews subdivision and plats to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Researches land and property ownership records; prepares descriptions and verification.
  • Inspects structures for Minimum Housing Ordinance violations.
  • Enforces nuisance ordinances.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college, university or recognized school of higher learning in the field of structural, civil or construction engineering or an equivalent educational background together with experience in a closely related field and experience in the administration and enforcement of regulatory controls in relation to construction, erection, maintenance and occupancy.
  • General construction, home construction, electrical construction, plumbing, insulation,   zoning laws, mobile home construction, mobile home zoning restrictions, Town, County, and State Laws relating to health, safety and welfare.
  • Technically qualified administrative and enforcement skills with a basic knowledge and understanding of the principals of construction, knowledge of the standards under with materials are procured and used, of tests and testing procedures, as well as the specific use, application and installation of materials, equipment and systems.
  • A basic knowledge of building laws, public administration and public relations.
  • Valid State Driver’s License.
  • Be certified by the North Carolina Code Official’s Qualification Board at Level II in the trades of Building, Plumbing, Mechanical; and of Electrical or be able to obtain them two (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 Open until filled

                                                   This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace

                                     The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides information regarding programs to the general public.
  • Provides support to program staff by assisting with mailers, copies, calendars, flyers, etc
  • Assists in implementation of recreation and sponsored programs including special events.
  • Responds to public inquiries about recreation programs made by telephone, correspondence or during public meetings with accurate information and assistance.
  • Responsible for keeping records accurate and work areas clean.
  • Is proactive in assisting with other programs needs of the department.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned.
  • Money management to include accounts receivable and daily deposits


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.
  • Experience working in  public setting.
  • Experience working with youth athletic programs.
  • General knowledge of sports rules and general maintenance of athletic fields.
  • 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.


Open : September 1, 2016

Closed : September 14, 2016





This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




The Fire Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to serve as part-time Fire Fighters  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Emergency Response; Fire Suppression and Rescue, including entry, ventilation, salvage work, containment of hazardous materials;
  • Ability to wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Operation of fire apparatus;
  • Maintenance of fire apparatus, equipment, station, and grounds;
  • Participation in continuing training and instruction program through individual study of technical materials and attendance at scheduled training drills, classes, and meetings;
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Participation in Fire and Life Safety Education programs provided to business, groups, daycares, etc.
  • Flexible availability for rotating shifts


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • NC Fire Fighter Level II Certification (IFSAC) required
  • NC EMT- Basic License required
  • NC Hazardous Materials Level I certification (IFSAC);
  • Infection Control preferred or must be obtained within one year of hire date;
  • NC Emergency Vehicle Driver certification required
  • Ability to obtain NC Class B Driver License within prescribed time frame; Valid NC Class C Driver License Required. Must have an acceptable driving record.
  • NC Technical Rescuer: General certification (IFSAC) required
  • NC Driver/operator Pump and Aerial certified (IFSAC) preferred
  • Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician certification preferred or must be obtained within one year from date of hire


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.


Plan to fill multiple positions from this announcement

Positions open until filled



This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

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