employment

 

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

 

APPLICATION:

 

POLICE APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING RELEASE FORM:


FIRE FIGHTER II

 

SALARY GRADE 88                          SALARY RANGE $30,604-$43,371

 

The Fire Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to serve as 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 continuing 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;
  • Participation in Fire and Life Safety Education programs provided to businesses, groups, daycares, etc.
  • Flexible availability for rotating shifts;

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required;
  • North Carolina Firefighter Level II Certification (IFSAC) required;
  • North Carolina EMT-Basic License required;
  • North Carolina Hazardous Materials Level I certification (IFSAC) required;
  • North Carolina Emergency Vehicle Driver certification required;
  • North Carolina Technical Rescuer: General certification (IFSAC) required;
  • North Carolina 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;
  • Infection Control preferred or must be obtained within one year of hire date;
  • Ability to obtain North Carolina Class B Driver License within prescribed time frame; Valid North Carolina Class C Drivers 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 : August 9, 2017

Position Close :  August 16, 2017   

 

 

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 


WATER RESOURCES DIRECTOR

 

EXCUTIVE BAND                                              SALARY RANGE                $54,815 - $90,651

 

The Water Operations Division is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time Water Resources Director.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and directs the personnel, functions and activities of the Town’s Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Resources Department.
  • Confers with the Director of Public Works and the Town Manager with respect to annual work program development and long range facilities and projects.
  • Supervises and inspects the work of crews engaged in stormwater utility, water and sewer line maintenance and construction, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance.
  • Coordinates contract collection and disposal of municipal refuse, stormwater drainage, collection and disposal.
  • Trains new personnel in jobs operations.
  • Prepares and assists with preparation of specifications for the purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Reviews work of supervisors and advise them on policies, procedures, practices and problems.
  • Reviews and monitors work progress in each of the divisions supervised.
  • Coordinates with administration and other departments in support of needed service to the general public and in emergency operations.
  • Assists in the preparation and application of the annual operating and capital budget of each division supervised.
  • Makes cost and materials estimates.
  • Supervise the maintenance of necessary records and preparation of required reports. Holds regular staff meetings and ensures that the divisions have safety workshops.
  • Confers with and assists other municipal officials relative to mutual problems and with property owners, contractors and the general public relative to complaints and requests.
  • May attend and meet with various boards, commissions, groups and to provide technical information and advised as may be required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a four year degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering or related field or equivalency.
  • Considerable responsible experience in public works administration and operations, including three years in a responsible supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Possession of valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

 

Special  Requirements :

  • Certification as a Grade III Biological Pollution System Operator.
  • Certification as a Grade II Collection System Operator.
  • Certification as Land Application System Operator.

 

 Supplemental Information:

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

 

Open Date : August 8, 2017 

Closing Date :  August 22, 2017

 

 

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


WATER SEWER OPERATOR

 

SALARY GRADE 51           SALARY RANGE                $26,367 - $39,551

 

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs activities related to water and wastewater system maintenance, including water quality and water supply.
  • Installs, repairs and replaces water mains, water services, water meters, fire hydrants, backflow devices, sewer lines, laterals cleanouts, manholes collection lines and other related water and wastewater system assets.
  • Responds to Service Orders related to line locations and marks water and wastewater facilities.
  • Performs customer support activity and interacts with the public in a professional manner.
  • Develops a working knowledge and understanding of safety practices for all materials used in water and wastewater system.
  • Notifies customer of scheduled and emergency outages.
  • Develops knowledge of system operations, control settings, and plant/lift station operations.
  • Reads and interprets technical and operational documents, manuals, blueprints, system maps, construction spec & standards and diagrams.
  • Responds quickly and accurately to service requests.
  • May operate heavy machinery including dump truck, sewer jet and back hoe as well as other related equipment in performing skilled and semiskilled duties for water and system wastewater maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Good communication skills required including demonstrated fluency with reading, writing and speaking the English language.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid NC Driver’s License.

  

Physical Requirements May Include:

  • Work in Confined Spaces
  • Work in areas exposed to noise and chemicals
  • Work in extreme weather conditions
  • Lift and carry loads up to 50 lbs
  • Climb inspection ladders and perform work up to the limits of elevated water storage tanks

 

 Supplemental Information:

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

 

 Open Date: August 8, 2017 

 Close Date : August 22, 2017

 

 

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.
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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.


Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician

 

The Recreation Department is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a part time Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs semi-skilled and skilled interior building maintenance and repairs such as painting, floor covering, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades.
  • Performs minor unskilled to skilled maintenance of open space structures such as restrooms, shelters, maintenance sheds etc.
  • Changes light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, repairs fans, motors, coolers etc.
  • Fabricates items from raw materials.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned custodial equipment and small tools for proper operating condition.
  • Orders supplies for maintaining equipment. 
  •  Performs a variety of exterior landscaping, routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment.
  • Plants and maintains lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, pest and weed control of parks and open space.
  • Maintains park and open space areas to include mow lawns, right-of-ways, weeds cleans and maintains courts and playground equipment, maintains sprinkler system and assist with the repair and installation of sprinkler lines and heads.
  • Inspects, washes, performs routine maintenance on drinking fountains and park restrooms.
  • Sweeps, washes, paints and repairs or replaces tables and slabs.
  • Opens, closes and locks/unlocks facilities as needed.
  • Keeps records of work completed.
  • Maintains and adjusts specialized turf care equipment and tools, including electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, tractors, mowers, and irrigation systems.
  • Plans and carries out a preventative maintenance program on equipment and facilities.
  • Operates tractors, mowers, trucks, steam cleaners, washers and other listed equipment as needed.
  • Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds.
  • .Assists in preparing facilities for various functions as needed.
  • Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sport facilities.
  • Assists in the construction of new open space facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation work.
  • Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper techniques of building maintenance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of responsible experience in maintenance related duties.

 

Supplemental Information:

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

 

Open Date:  Opened until filled

 

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

CENTER ASSISTANT

 

The Senior Center is currently seeking 2 qualified individuasl to serve as a part time Center Assistant.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides information regarding programs to the general public.
  • Provides information and referral services for a variety of social services available to seniors.
  • Assist in coordination and scheduling classes, workshops, and activities for senior adults engaged in senior games.
  • Responds to public inquiries about senior programs made by telephone, correspondence or during public meetings with accurate information and assistance.
  • Coordinates and implements daily food distribution and serving of congregate meals at the senior center.
  •  Drives vans for participants for field trips and other excursions and in picking up supplies for events.
  •  Responsible for cleaning of building and kitchen appliances.
  • Is proactive in assisting with other program needs of the senior center.
  • Packing, checking arrival and serving temperatures of foods, serving, and delivering meals served in house and home-delivery. Cleaning and sterilizing of all food appliances/containers, and center areas. Ensuring to maintain a sanitation grade of A.
  • Create and teach crafts to seniors to include knitting, quilting, crocheting, pottery, sewing, and alterations, button-making. Drives seniors to obtain supplies.
  • Responsible for creating forms, keeps inventory of all nutrition and cleaning supplies.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.
  • Experience working with senior citizens.
  • Knowledge of CPR and First Aid.
  • Valid  North Carolina State Driver’s License.
  • Must be available to work additional or different hours as needed.

 

Supplemental Information:

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

 

Positions 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

 

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer



 

POLICE OFFICER

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