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 Town of Spring Lake General Employment Application

** The application may be filled in online, however,  it must be printed and brought, in person, to the Town of Spring Lake main offices at 300 Ruth Street, Spring Lake)

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

       ***Fire applicants must include the following disclosure in addition to the General Employment Application listed above:Disclosure & Auth Form SL Fire Dept

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

Current Employment Opportunities:



POLICE OFFICER CADET            SALARY:  $15.00 an hour          DEPARTMENT:  Police Department         



Under close supervision, participates in assigned training and formal academic programs of instruction designed to qualify the cadet for certification as a Police Officer in accordance with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (NCCJETSC).



Works under the general supervision of the Police Chief and Training Sergeant.




  • Attends Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) classes and other formal police training programs.
  • Trains and participates in the operation of two-way radios, and other communications equipment used in receiving and transmitting messages.
  • Develops knowledge and proficiency in the interpretations of local, state and federal laws along with Police Department policies and procedures.
  • Develops skill and proficiency in the use and care of firearms.
  • Obtain a Basic Law Enforcement Certification from the NCCJETSC.
  • Complete basic building maintenance that is necessary for citizen and employee safety.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 21 years of age (or turning 21 while in BLET) or older at the time of hire.
  • Must possess a North Carolina driver’s license and an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Town of Spring Lake driving standard.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying misdemeanors.
  • Veterans must provide proof of military service (DD Form 214). If currently in the military, the applicant must provide a letter from the military indicating ETS date. 


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and with the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with people.
  • High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.


  • Two-way radios
  • Personal Computer
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Firearms


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a cadet to successfully graduate from BLET.

While in BLET a cadet will be completing the Cooper Fitness which includes a vertical jump, bench press, sit-ups, pushups, 300-meter sprint and one mile and a half run.  Along with the Cooper Fitness Test a cadet will participate in various forms of physical training at least three times a week.


Work environment will vary throughout the stages of BLET.  The majority will be a classroom setting along with outdoor driving range, firearms range and grassy areas.  The noise level in some work environments may be loud in which cadets should adhere to all safety requirements.


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


POLICE OFFICER                                      SALARY GRADE 90           SALARY RANGE               $34, 493.71- $51,740.56

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



Firefighter II

SALARY GRADE 88              SALARY RANGE    $31,891 – $47,837


The Fire Department is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a full-time Firefighter. All welcome to apply if they meet the minimum qualifications required.

Continuous Recruitment Posting


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; shift work schedule is 48 on/96 off.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisors.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required;
  • North Carolina Firefighter Level II Certification (IFSAC) required;
  • North Carolina EMT certification required;
  • North Carolina Hazardous Materials Level I certification (IFSAC) required;
  • North Carolina Emergency Vehicle Driver certification preferred;
  • North Carolina Technical Rescuer: General certification (NFPA 1006, 2013 edition) (IFSAC) preferred or must be obtained within one year from date of hire;
  • 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;
  • Ability to obtain North Carolina Class B Driver License within prescribed time frame; Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s 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.



Senior Center Assistant  (part-time)

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides information regarding all aspects of the Senior Center’s available programs to the general public.
  • Provides information and referral services for a variety of social services available to seniors.
  • Assists in the implementation of classes, workshops, and activities for senior adults engaged in recreation and co-sponsored programs, including senior games.
  • Responds to public inquiries about senior programs made by telephone, correspondence or during public meetings with accurate information and assistance.
  • Assists with the implementation of a daily congregate meal program, to include taking and recording food temperatures, serving said food, washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen daily, and wearing a hair/beard net.
  • Assists with the delivery of home bound meal clients each day, to include the packing and assembly of such meals, and loading delivery vehicle.
  • Cleans restrooms daily, to include sweeping and mopping, refilling of toiletries, emptying trash containers, and upkeep of the stalls.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean and safe common room area for the center by sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and dusting twice weekly.
  • Keeps inventories for kitchen and dining supplies, as well as other pertinent janitorial items and reports to the Director.
  • Drives a 15 passenger van for participants for field trips and other excursions, and in picking up supplies for events.
  • Must be current and up to date on all food safety rules and regulations, and ServSafe.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be self driven and able to perform and/or instruct craft projects, operate a sewing machine, and direct activities/classes if needed.
  • Is proactive in assisting with other program needs of the senior center as deemed necessary.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned, and must be able to be available in case of the Director or Program Assistant’s absence from the Center due to related commitments or appointments.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.
  • Experience working with active senior citizens.
  • Valid NC State Driver’s License.
  • Must have knowledge of CPR and First Aid.

Supplemental Information:

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

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






The Town of Spring Lake • PO Box 617 • 300 Ruth Street • Spring Lake, NC 28390 Town Hall: (910) 436 – 0241 • Water Department: (910) 703 – 8912

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