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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 :

      From the office of the Town of Spring Lake Human Resources



Customer Service Representative (Part-Time)                             Salary Range:  $11.50 – $12.50

The Town of Spring Lake is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Customer Service Representative. If you are a highly motivated and customer service oriented professional than we want to talk to you about this exciting opportunity.

GENERAL PURPOSE:
Performs administrative and fiscal clerical work in support of the utilities billing, collections, and customer service functions. An employee in this class is responsible for the activities which involve the generation of the utility bills; handling customer inquiries relating to utility billings and general services; preparing and verifying a variety of reports and records; collecting utility bills and other revenues, and coordinating with the field services functions.  Work involves multiple detailed procedural steps, and requires independent knowledge of the utility billing and collections process and computer application.  Considerable tact and courtesy are required in these public contact functions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of the Revenue Supervisor. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Coordinates the activities of the office with the utilities field personnel; coordinates with utility personnel the meter reading functions and the connection and disconnection of water services to customers.
  • Answers complaints from citizens, researches problems, and answers their questions; adjusts bills for leaks, incorrect meter readings, etc. within city policy.
  • Establishes new customer accounts; insures proper initial readings are entered; establishes and updates customer accounts; makes account adjustments as needed; adds late fees.
  • Collects privilege licenses, assessments, utility bills, recreation fees, inspection fees, parking and other fees, and other revenue payments through the mail, from walk-in payments, and processes merchant card payments made by telephone; enters payment information into data base.
  • Researches and prepares special reports for management as requested.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs other related duties as required.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as bookkeeping, accounting, computer, filing and strong customer contact experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of customer service.
  • Working knowledge of standard operating practices involved in modern office operation and serving the public.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate records, reports, and files in support of a cash receipt and customer-oriented operation.
  • Ability to operate calculator, computer terminal, typewriter, cash register, and related office equipment at the desired level of speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, public officials, and customers.
  • Accuracy in data entry and ability to meet deadlines.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to be bonded.

TOOLS and EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Personal computer and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Central computerized billing system.
  • Central computerized financial system.
  • 10-key calculator.
  • Phone.
  • Fax machine.
  • Copy machine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods, talk, hear and use hands and fingers.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration 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 Town and the incumbent and is subject to change by the Town as the needs of the Town and requirements of the job change.

Please submit a completed application to:

Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Human Resources
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications can also be emailed to our Human Resources department: [email protected].

Closing date: Open until Filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



 

FIREFIGHTER                                              SALARY GRADE 88                           SALARY RANGE  $30,902 – $48,793

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. This posting is for TWO (2) Firefighter positions.

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 preferred or must be obtained within specified timeframe;
• 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 specified timeframe;
• North Carolina Driver/Operator Pump and Aerial certified (IFSAC) preferred;
• Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician certification preferred or must be obtained within specified
timeframe;
• 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: June 7, 2021
Position Closes: June 21, 2021

Please submit a completed application to:

Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Human Resources
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications can also be emailed to our Human Resources department: [email protected]

Closing date: Open until Filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Police Chief                                        Salary Range $57,602 – $95,259


The Town of Spring Lake seeks an Experienced and Ethical Police Chief who is a team-oriented leader that promotes trust among all levels of the department and the community.

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional public safety work in planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Police Department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Town Manager. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Exercises supervision over all police department. Supervises staff directly and others through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: 

  • Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates police department operations.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the Department in order to implement directives from the Board of Aldermen or Manager.
  • Plans and implements a law enforcement program for the Town in order to better carry out the policies and goals of Town Management and Council; reviews Department performance and effectiveness, formulates programs or policies to alleviate deficiencies.
  • Coordinates the information gathered and work accomplished by various officers; assigns officers to special investigations as the needs arise for their specific skills.
  • Assures that personnel are assigned to shifts or working units which provide optimum effectiveness in terms of current situations and circumstances governing deployment.
  • Evaluates evidence, witnesses, and suspects in criminal cases to correlate all aspects and to assess for trends, similarities, or for associations with other cases.
  • Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of an annual budget for the Department; directs the implementation of the department’s budget; plans for and reviews specifications for new or replaced equipment.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of systems, records and legal documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of police department operations.
  • Trains and develops Department personnel.
  • Handles grievances, maintains Departmental discipline and the conduct and general behavior of assigned operations.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports to the Town Manager regarding the Department’s activities, and prepares a variety of other reports as appropriate.
  • Meets with elected or appointed officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the public on all aspects of the Department’s activities and public relations programs.
  • Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field; represents the Town Police Department in a variety of local, county, state, and other meetings, including press conferences as appropriate.
  • Cooperates with County, State, and Federal law enforcement officers as appropriate where activities of the police department are involved.
  • Ensures that laws and ordinances are enforced and that the public peace and safety is maintained.
  • Carries out all aspects of law enforcement and is certified accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as required.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES: 

  • Directs investigation of major crime scenes.
  • Performs the duties of subordinate personnel as needed.
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment;
  • Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below:
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below; ability to learn the Town’s geography.
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel, ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to follow and give verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below:

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in police science; law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field; and
  • Seven (7) years of experience in police work; three (3) years of which must be equivalent to Police Sergeant or higher, and
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must hold a certification as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the North Carolina Criminal Justice education and Training Standards Commission

  • Must possess and valid North Carolina Operator’s License 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

  • Police car, police radio, radar gun, service handgun and other weapons as required, handcuffs, tasers, first aid equipment, personal computer including word processing software, ASP baton, breathalyzer, OC spray, MDT’s.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including hand guns, shotguns, two-way radios, vehicles, nightstick, as well as other tools associated with law enforcement.  Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work involves dealing with the public on a daily basis and being able to perform their duties professionally with confrontational subjects. Will be working indoors with climate control and outside with exposure to inclement weather conditions.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview; reference check; background investigation.  If considered for employment, a drug and alcohol test 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.

Please submit cover letter, updated resume and your completed application to:

Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Town Manager
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed applications can also be emailed to our Human Resources department at: [email protected]

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

Closing date: Open until Filled.
This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



 

Finance Director                                                                    Salary Range $57,602 – $95,259

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, accounting, fixed assets, investing funds, revenue collections, human resources duties, and related fiscal operations for the town. Work also may involve assistance to 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. Work is 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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general direction of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Exercises supervision over all finance staff and purchasing as assigned.

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 advisor 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 at various conferences and meetings as directed by the Town Manager.

· Performs general management duties for the Town Manager as assigned.

· Performs cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.

· All other duties not specifically assigned above as established by the Town Manager.

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:

(B) 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.

(C) Skill in operating the listed tools:

(D) 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; anility to communicate effective orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must have a N.C. driver’s license.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

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 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 the requirements of the job change.

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

Town of Spring Lake
Attn: Town Manager
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Completed Applications can also be emailed to our Human Resources department:  [email protected]

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

Closing date: 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
300 Ruth Street
Spring Lake, NC 28390

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

Closing date: 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



 

 

 

 

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