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SALARY GRADE 96 SALARY RANGE $42,157 – $63,236

The Police Department is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as Police Lieutenant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises assigned staff directly or through subordinates, which include but is not limited to all Detective Units and Neighborhood Improvement Team;
  • Assigns and reviews work performance and procedures;
  • Provides for adequate shift staffing by scheduling work times, vacation time and compensatory off time for the patrol division;
  • Plan, assign, supervise, inspect and evaluate the work of subordinate officers, directs and assists subordinates in handling difficult cases;
  • Consults with superiors and other departmental officers regarding crime activity, reviews complaints, and initiate appropriate measures;
  • Inspects officers and equipment in compliance to departmental standards;
  • Supervises and conducts investigations of crimes and complaints against departmental personnel;
  • Supervises the preparation of necessary records and reports relating to activities, and reviews and files reports prepared and submitted by subordinates;
  • Makes routine patrols;
  • Prepares assignments, schedules, maintains time and attendance and payroll records, monitors leave usage;
  • Counsels and disciplines subordinate officers;
  • Supervises and assigns cases to be further investigated;
  • Acts as lead investigator in all major cases that occur within town jurisdiction;
  • Coordinates and establishes crime prevention solutions;
  • Acts for the Major in their absence;
  • Perform related tasks as required ;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid NC driver license with acceptable driving record;
  • Successful completion of NC Basic Law Enforcement Training;
  • Supplemented law enforcement training is preferred;
  • Five (5) or more years of law enforcement experience;
  • Thorough understanding of arrest, search and seizure laws;
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Must currently hold rank of police sergeant or above.

Position Open: April 17, 2018
Position Close: May 1, 2018

Special Requirements:

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina. Must meet and maintain minimum established qualifications for the position as established by the department.


The Town of Spring Lake is requesting qualifications for interested attorneys to become the Town Attorney. This position serves at the pleasure of the Board of Aldermen. Interested applicants and firms should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of qualifications and professional references to the Town. The submittal should also include a proposed fee arrangement.

The Town Attorney fee arrangement with the Town includes a monthly firm 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.

The typical areas the Town Attorney would be expected to provide advice and counsel include, but not limited to, contracts, personnel matters, procedural matters, condemnation proceedings, title work, and some minor real estate matters. Most, but not all, complex litigation is handled through the Town’s insurance carrier, the North Carolina League of Municipalities.

The Town prefers attorneys with practice experience m municipal matters, representing other boards and commissions, and outstanding administrative support.

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

Interested applicants should submit, no later than April 30, 2018, proposals to:
Town of Spring Lake Town Attorney Search
Attn: Rhonda Webb
PO Box 617
Spring Lake, NC 28390

Proposals will be reviewed and forwarded to the Mayor and Town Board of Aldermen for final consideration.

Request for Attorney Qualification

SALARY GRADE 88         SALARY RANGE              $31,420 – 47,130

The Fire Department is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a 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 Community Risk Reduction programs
  • Flexible availability for rotating shifts; (48/96)

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;
  • North Carolina Class B Driver 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: April 9, 2018
Position Close: April 23, 2018

 This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.

The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SALARY GRADE 63 SALARY RANGE $48,209 – $72,448 (Salary Negotiable)

The Town of Spring Lake is currently seeking a qualified and motivated Economic Development Director.

Nature of Work:
Performs a variety of administrative, technical and professional work in preparation and implementation for economic and community development plans, programs and services.

This full-time position is responsible for working closely with the Economic Development Committee, Town Manager and other town staff in promoting the business and economic development interests within the community. This position will include working with all noted departments in providing guidance to individuals and companies to establish, relocate, or expand their businesses within the community development projects, assisting business and residential applicants with local and state permitting processes, and providing research for Town sponsored projects. This position reports to the Town Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs economic development initiatives to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the Board of Alderman, Economic Development Committee and Town Manager.
  • Provides assistance in the development of short and long term economic and community developments plans, as well as the gathering of information and preparation of studies, reports, and recommendations to achieve such goals. This will involve the preparation and maintenance of information on utilities, taxes zoning, transportation, community services, financing tools and incentives in order to respond to request to to request for information for economic development purposes, and the coordination with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Provides professional economic development advice, assist in the application and permitting process and serve as an advocate for economic development in line with comprehensive plan, zoning ordinances, and goals established by the Town.
  • Works closely with 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.
  • Manage and provide loan underwriting and processing services for economic development programs, including Small Business Development Grant Program, Business Assistance Program, Façade Improvement Grant Program, Small Business Retention Grant Program, and other related programs.
  • 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.
  • Conducts research to support grant requests, assess programs progress; modify programs and stay informed about innovations to meet small business and economic development needs.
  • Responds to requests for information and create informational brochures as needed.
  • Answer small business inquiries; assess client’s business needs. Coordinate referrals with other agencies and other business professionals.
  • Provide information and staff assistance to economic development partners, city and county staff.
  • Prepare financial reports and other documents such as applications for necessary programs.
  • Assist with the maintenance of financial data related to grants; prepare and update journal entries; prepare grants-related reports as required. Prepare posting/draws for grant billing to HUD’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), track each grant, and submit grant reporting and program/activity closeout information to IDIS.
  • Organize and present program information to internal and external customers. Submit various reports to department’s director, Town Manager and Board of Aldermen.

Minimum Qualifications:
Considerable experience in economic and community, and economic development, including administrative responsibility;

Graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with specialization in economic and community development or a related field; or any equivalent combination or experience and training.

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

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.

Position Opened Until Filled

This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY GRADE 62         SALARY RANGE              $45,999 – $68,998

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General management of the Inspections Division.
  • Development of necessary programs to ensure the efficient operation of the Inspection and Code Enforcement Divisions.
  • Issues all permits that pertain to the building trades.
  • Reviews construction plans for code compliance and prepares written comments referencing findings.
  • Conducts inspections of new construction and improvements and provides timely reports of findings to contractors.
  • Advises the Board of Aldermen on condemnation procedures.
  • Inspects all mobile homes which move into or to the Town limits for proper installation, electrical, mechanical and plumbing connections or disconnections.
  • Insures ordinances pertaining to mobile homes are enforced.
  • Insures the zoning and subdivision ordinances are enforced; makes inspections as needed.
  • Meets with all public officials, builders, contractors and engineers on all matters pertaining to code enforcement, building construction, materials, and building practices.
  • Explains and discusses requirements of Town ordinance with developers, designers and contractors to expedite the permitting process.
  • Reviews subdivision and plats to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Researches land and property ownership records; prepares descriptions and verification.
  • Inspects structures for Minimum Housing Ordinance violations.
  • Enforces nuisance ordinances.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college, university or recognized school of higher learning in the field of structural, civil or construction engineering or an equivalent educational background together with experience in a closely related field and experience in the administration and enforcement of regulatory controls in relation to construction, erection, maintenance and occupancy.
  • General construction, home construction, electrical construction, plumbing, insulation,  zoning laws, mobile home construction, mobile home zoning restrictions, Town, County, and State Laws relating to health, safety and welfare.
  • Technically qualified administrative and enforcement skills with a basic knowledge and understanding of the principals of construction, knowledge of the standards under with materials are procured and used, of tests and testing procedures, as well as the specific use, application and installation of materials, equipment and systems.
  • A basic knowledge of building laws, public administration and public relations.
  • Valid State Driver’s License.
  • Be certified by the North Carolina Code Official’s Qualification Board at Level II in the trades of Building, Plumbing, Mechanical; and of Electrical or be able to obtain them two (2) years of employment.

Supplemental Information:

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

 Position Open until filled

                        This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace
     The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer


SALARY GRADE 60        SALARY RANGE            $41,722 – $62,583

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

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume management responsibility for the daily operations and activities of the Water Resources Section of the Department of Public Works, including water and sewer line maintenance and repair, lift pump station repair and maintenance, and provides cost estimates for proposed work.
  • Provides technical assistance and maintenance support activities for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
  • Administers all activities of the town’s water and waste water collection system, including planning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work plan for department employees; assigning work activities, materials/tools, projects and programs; reviewing and evaluating work products, methods and procedures; meeting with subordinate employees to identify and resolve problems.
  • Select, train, manage, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies; complete related personnel matters, including performance evaluations.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the utility budget; forecast the funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
  • Engages in considerable personal contact with the customers, other departments, outside agencies, developers, and contractors.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of operational methods and procedures;  recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; continuously monitor and evaluate the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned maintenance, repair, and construction programs, methods and procedures.
  • Maintain location records of town water and sewer line locations, manholes, and valves.
  • Researches and plans the construction, repair, and maintenance of departmental activities.
  • Supervises repairs and modifications to water and sewer lines and lift stations.
  • Ensures safe methods and practices are used by employees in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Respond to citizen questions, complaints and requests for service; meet with members of the community to assess issues and problems; identify and recommend solutions; transmit information to members of public to demonstrate resolution of problems.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associate degree with major coursework in civil engineering, business management/administration, environmental sciences, or closely related field desired
  • Five years of experience in utility maintenance, construction and repair activities, including two years of supervisory experience.

 Special Requirements:

  •     Possession of a North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License
  •      Possession of a valid North Carolina Grade II Water Pollution Collection System Operator
  •    Certification
  •      Possession of a valid North Carolina Grade A Distribution System Operator Certification
  •      Possession of a valid North Carolina Cross Connection System Operator Certification .
  •    Or The Ability To Obtain These Certifications Within Six (6) Months Of Hire Date  

  Position Is 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.


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 scorekeeping (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.
  • Is proactive in assisting with other program needs of the community center.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 Position Open Until Filled.


 This Agency Seeks Diversity in the Workplace.
The Town of Spring Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


SALARY GRADE 58           SALARY RANGE                $37,101 – $55,652

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately analyzes storm water problems using sound judgment to reach technical conclusions and verify results.
  • Prepares general storm water documentation in accordance with local, state and federal codes, standards and procedures.
  • Makes independent decisions on storm water problems and methods.
  • Represents the Town at storm water conferences.
  • Uses prescribed methods and performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced professional engineer.
  • Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results and follows operations through a series of related and detailed steps or processes.
  • Answers questions and responds to inquiries from contractors, citizens and others when necessary.
  • Maintain all daily, weekly and monthly reports and prepares all required state reports.
  • Attends all meetings and provides assistance when needed.
  • Prepares and manages the division budget.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a two year technical college with an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or a closely related curriculum.
  • Two (2) years of experience in environmental control work or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Must have or be able to obtain Stormwater BMP Plans Reviewer Certification and BMP Inspection and Maintenance certificate within two years of hire.
  • Must obtain a herbicide/pesticide application license for aquatics and right of way within 2 years of employment.

Supplemental Information:

  • Successful completion of a drug screening, criminal and employment 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.


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



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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