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Employment Opportunities

                                                                                                                           

 

click here for the  Town of Spring Lake General Employment Application

 Please note that the above application may be filled in online, however, in order to be considered for a position, it must be printed out and delivered, in person, to our main offices inside of the Town Hall located at 300 Ruth Street, Spring Lake.

Drop off hours for applications are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon.

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

with the Town of Spring Lake:

 

 

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

 



Water and Sewer Operations Supervisor 

SALARY GRADE 60             SALARY RANGE     $40,331.75-$60,497.62

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise personnel involved in the operations and maintenance of the Plant Systems, including training, assigning and reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, and taking or effectively recommending disciplinary and other personnel actions.
  • Ensure compliance with Town, State, and Federal policies and ordinances, especially the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Federal Clean Water Act, and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements.
  • Assist in the Department’s development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, standard operating procedures, and priorities.
  • Conduct inspections, review operations, prepare and send in all required Quality Reports, prepare project designs, review improvement plans, develop operating policies and procedures, etc., to ensure safe and efficient operation of the Wastewater Plant.
  • Review emergency plans and response criteria.
  • Inspect plant processes and provide technical advice and assistance on process control problems.
  • Submit requisitions for supplies and materials.
  • Recommend the purchase of equipment.
  • Provides public relations assistance for wastewater plant, including providing technical responses and education programs.
  • Develop process control strategies; analyze operational and lab data, and initiate control changes to maximize treatment effectiveness.
  • Oversee capital improvements to the Wastewater Plant systems.
  • Assist in the preparation of initial budget request for submission.
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
  • Develop & maintain cooperative & respectful relationship with staff, co-workers and supervisor
  • Work with North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Board staff to ensure that the wastewater treatment plant meets all Federal and State requirements.
  • Respond effectively to public inquiries.
  • Respond to emergency situations at the plant.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 

Special Requirements:

  • Valid State NC Driver’s License.
  • Grade II or above Wastewater Operator License. Two years of college or technical training in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or closely related field, four years’ experience in a Wastewater Utility, or a combination of experience and education equal to the above.

Supplemental Information:

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

Location: Spring Lake, NC is located minutes from Ft Bragg, NC as well as the city of Fayetteville. There are two airports, Fayetteville Region Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) within driving distance of Spring Lake.  We are located near the beaches of Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Spring Lake is within miles of three movie theaters as well as only three hours from the mountains. This area boasts of outdoor activities, fine dining and more. 

Position Is Open Until Filled.  

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Water and Sewer Operator 

SALARY GRADE 51                       SALARY RANGE $27,844.06- $41,766.11

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs operations and maintenance of the Plant Systems, including taking samples, maintaining all equipment, cleaning all plant infrastructure, and maintaining plant grounds and buildings.
  • Comply with Town, State, and Federal policies and ordinances, especially the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Federal Clean Water Act, and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements.
  • Understand and comply with emergency plans and response criteria.
  • Create requests for supplies and materials.
  • Assist with public relations for wastewater plant, including providing technical responses and education programs.
  • Perform basic lab testing with American standard and metric systems.
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
  • Develop & maintain cooperative & respectful relationship with staff, co-workers and supervisor.
  • Respond effectively to public inquiries.
  • Respond to emergency situations at the plant including on call shifts.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Grade I or above Wastewater Operator License.
  • One-year experience in a Wastewater Utility, or a combination of experience and education equal to the above.

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Supplemental Information:

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

Location: Spring Lake, NC is located minutes from Ft Bragg, NC as well as the city of Fayetteville. There are two airports, Fayetteville Region Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) within driving distance of Spring Lake.  We are located near the beaches of Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Spring Lake is within miles of three movie theaters as well as only three hours from the mountains. This area boasts of outdoor activities, fine dining and more.

Position Is Open Until Filled.  

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Meter Reader

SALARY GRADE 50                      SALARY RANGE $26,518 – $39,777.25

The Revenue Billing Division is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a temporary full 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 re-reads
  • Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage and unauthorized connection or use; reports findings to 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, re-connections, 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: 

Successful completion of a drug screening, criminal 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.



Finance Director

SALARY RANGE                $57,885 – $95,728

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, fixed assets, investing funds, revenue collections, and related fiscal operations for the Town. This position may also involve collaboration with 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. Tasks for this position will be  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.

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 adviser 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 of Spring Lake at various conferences and meetings as requested by the Town Manager.
⦁ Performs general management duties with the Town Manager as assigned.
⦁ Performs cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.

 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:

(A) 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.
(B) Skill in operating the listed tools:
(C) 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; ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.

Supervision Received:
Works under the general direction of the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen.

Supervision exercised:
Exercises supervision over all finance staff and purchasing as assigned.

Special requirements:  Must have a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Tools and Equipment:

⦁ Personal computer
⦁ Word processor and spreadsheet software
⦁ Mainframe computer system
⦁ Copy machine
⦁ Postage machine
⦁ Fax machine
⦁ 10-key calculator

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 any that may not be listed.

 Please submit a cover letter, current resume and completed application to:

Town of Spring Lake

Attn: Mayor Larry G. Dobbins

PO Box 617

Spring Lake, NC 28390

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

Position will remain open until filled.

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 



 Town Clerk

  Salary Range $49,758 – $74,638 

The Town of Spring Lake is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Town Clerk. The position is responsible for the maintenance and safekeeping of official public records, keeping minutes of board meetings, notification, publication, indexing, filing, and safekeeping of all board proceedings. Work is performed in accordance with North Carolina general statues, Town ordinances, codes and policies, and standard office procedures governing the responsibilities of Town clerks. Work includes providing administrative support to the Town Manager, Mayor and Board of Aldermen in areas such as correspondence, travel arrangements and preparation of agenda materials. The employee must possess excellent organizational skills, and both oral and written communication skills. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Serves as Town Clerk, attending meeting of the Board of Aldermen
  • Transcribes minutes of the Board
  • Maintains official records of Board actions
  • Advertises public hearings and special meetings of the Board
  • Maintains files
  • Drafts ordinances, resolutions and proclamations
  • Gathers information for Board meetings
  • Prepares agendas and assures delivery to Aldermen
  • Serves as custodian of all public records including ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements and minute books
  • Maintains up to date charter and ordinances
  • Stores and preserves historic records
  • Provides public access
  • Indexes minutes, deeds, annexations and other actions of the Board
  • Administers oaths of office
  • Executes legal documents by affixing the proper signatures of Town officials and attesting to their compliance with general statutes and local ordinances
  • Maintains Town seal
  • Supervises reception function for the Town and provides guidance to administrative positions supporting the Manager and Board
  • Maintains records of appointments and re-appointments of Board and Commissions members
  • Researches and complies information as requested by the Board or Town Manager
  • Performs special project work as requested and in the most appropriate manner
  • Handles confidential information
  • Performs administrative duties for the Town Manager, Mayor and Board of aldermen by handling correspondence and mail
  • Answering public inquires
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of administrative records, reports, surveys and files
  • Organizes and plans social activities for Town functions, especially those involving the Board 

PERIPHERAL DUTIES:

  • Fills in for Office Assistant, answering questions and directing calls from the public
  • Performs other duties as required 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduation from a two (2) year college with a major in business, secretarial science and considerable experience in office work and experience in the safekeeping and care of public records or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing the responsibilities of Town Clerks
  3. Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of Town government
  4. Considerable knowledge of standard and approved practices and procedures employed in the processing, safekeeping and utilization of official Town records and documents
  5. Considerable knowledge of standard modern office administrative practice and procedures
  6. Considerable knowledge of the principles of grammar, spelling and composition
  7. Considerable knowledge of office technology and related information technology
  8. Ability to take notes of the proceedings of official meetings and to prepare accurate minutes reflecting the actions taken
  9. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms
  10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, department heads, employees and the general public
  11. Ability to handle confidential information

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability and willingness to obtain and maintain certification as a Municipal Clerk in the State of NC within a specified period of time
  2. Ability to obtain certification as a Notary Public
  3. Must have a valid NC Drivers license

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Phone switchboard
  • Personal computer
  • Copy machine
  • Postage machine
  • Fax machine
  • 10-key calculator 

Supplemental Information:

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

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 any that may not be listed.

 

 Please submit a cover letter, current resume and completed application to:

Town of Spring Lake

Attn: Mayor Larry G. Dobbins

PO Box 617

Spring Lake, NC 28390

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

 

Closing date is April 28, 2020.

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Town Attorney        The following is a request for proposal   (also listed on the  Bids, Contracts and Requests for Proposals page)

 

Request for Town Attorney Proposals

 

The Town of Spring Lake is requesting proposals for contracted professional services of a North Carolina licensed attorney and/or law firm with experience advising and representing North Carolina municipalities to serve as the Town Attorney for the Town of Spring Lake.

The Town Attorney is appointed by the Board of Aldermen to provide legal counsel.  Such representation will include, but is not limited to, general municipal law, contracts and contract negotiations, real estate acquisitions and land use, economic development and incentive negotiations, condemnation proceedings, title work, personnel and labor relations, open meeting requirements, public records laws, and attendance at a variety of meetings.

Interested applicants and/or firms should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of qualifications and professional references to the Spring Lake Mayor’s office.  The submittal should also include a proposed fee arrangement.

The Town Attorney fee arrangement should include a monthly retainer and an hourly rate.  The monthly retainer amount should include the attendance at two regularly scheduled monthly meetings and nominal phone calls with the Town’s administration.  Other tasks should be billed at the proposed hourly rate.

During the transition process, the selected attorney or firm will have access to the prior Town Attorney for any questions and to take custody of all Town related files.

 

Interested applicants should submit proposals to:

Town of Spring Lake Town Attorney Search

Attn:  Mayor Dobbins

P.O. Box 617

Spring Lake, NC 28390

 

The selection process will begin when at least three proposals are received; however, the Town will continue to accept proposals until the position is filled.

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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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