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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: 


Center Assistant / Recreation Aide (part-time)

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 score-keeping (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.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.
  • Experience working in a 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 weekends. Schedule to be determined based on needs of the department. 

Open:  Until Position is filled 

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.


Town Engineer

SALARY GRADE:        Executive Band                  SALARY RANGE $55,912.15 – $92,464.70


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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
⦁ Compose, evaluate and review plans, specifications, designs and related documents, technical reports and letters, proposals, reports and studies; participate in the development and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for proposed and public improvement projects.
⦁ Supervise staff in Inspection and Code Enforcement and Planning Department
⦁ Plan, prioritize, assign and review the work of staff responsible for providing technical services regarding all Town construction.
⦁ Works closely with the Town Manager to identify areas of concern in the promotion of business location and expansion within the Town.
⦁ Maintains a liaison with various local, state, and federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary.
⦁ Reports to the Town Manager and performs professional engineering work for infrastructure projects
⦁ Coordinate and implement redevelopment and economic development plans. Assess area needs and identify opportunities for redevelopment activities.
⦁ Conduct onsite monitoring to provide technical assistance and evaluate overall program performance and compliance.
⦁ Answers small business inquiries, assess client’s business needs, coordinate referrals with other agencies and other business professionals.
⦁ Provides information and staff assistance to economic development partners, Town and County staff.
⦁ Prepares financial reports and other documents such as applications for necessary programs.
⦁ Organizes and presents program information to internal and external customers, submits various reports to Department’s Director, Town Manager and Board of Aldermen.
⦁ Collect and process site data; design and revise various projects including plats, specifications, instructions to surveyors and drawings; draw a variety of plans including roads, drainage structures and municipal facilities.
⦁ Participate in the development of necessary budget as it pertains to assigned projects for the department CIP budget, forecast additional funds needed and monitor expenditures; implement adjustments as necessary.
⦁ Supervise and participate in the transfer of existing condition field notes to drawings
⦁ Assist with the selection, negotiation and management of professional services contracts; monitor contract compliance and status; inspect worksites
Minimum Qualifications:
⦁ Graduation from and accredited College or University with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering
⦁ Possession of a North Carolina professional engineering licenses.
⦁ Three or more years professional engineering work, preferably with a state or local government including two or more years in supervisory capacity,
⦁ Considerable experience in economic and community development, including administrative responsibility.
⦁ A basic knowledge of building laws, public administration and public relations
⦁ Qualified applicants should be able to exercise independent judgment through knowledge of principals, practices, regulations and techniques of civil engineering including environment construction, transportation, traffic water and wastewater, soils and foundations.

Special Requirements:
⦁ Be certified by the North Carolina Code Official’s Qualification Board at Level III in at least one of the trades of Building, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical and Level I in all other trades
⦁ Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License
⦁ North Carolina Professional Engineer (PE) license.
⦁ Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability.

Supplemental Information:

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

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 theatres 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.


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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