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Human Resources
Employment Application Process

Open permanent, temporary, part-time and seasonal positions are accessible on the website here and in the Human Resources office.

Below is a list of common questions we get about the employment application process.

How do I apply for a position?
Submit a completed Town of Smithfield employment application on or before the closing date, listed for each position.

Note that a separate application is required for each position for which you are applying, and copies are accepted.

To ensure your application submission is valid:
  • Please only apply for positions for which you meet the minimum requirements (Minimum requirements may be met through an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, abilities, and skills needed to perform the job)
  • Please fill in all information that is listed on the application, as this will be used to determine your qualifications for employment
  • Please write the letters "NA" for Not Applicable, when something doesn't apply to you or there is no information to be given
  • Please remember to sign and date your application


The employment application and supplement is strictly confidential and the exclusive property of the Town of Smithfield, North Carolina.

Where can I get an application?
Download a copy of our application here

Applications may also be obtained in the Human Resources office

Town of Smithfield
Human Resources Department
350 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-2116 x1109

How do I submit my application?
Employment applications may be submitted in person, by mail or by fax
Physical Address:
Town of Smithfield 
Human Resources Department
350 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-2116 x1109
Mailing Address:
Town of Smithfield
Human Resources Department
PO Box 761
Smithfield, NC 27577

Fax: 919-989-8937
What happens once I submit my application?
Applications for permanent and temporary positions are forwarded to the hiring department when the position's closing date passes.

Any applications that are received after the closing date or do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be forwarded to the hiring department.

Valid applications are reviewed by the hiring department, and the best qualified applicants are selected for interviews.

How will I know if I am selected for an interview?
Applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted by either the hiring department or the Human Resources Department.

Applicants may be called for a second interview.

What happens after the interview?
A final selection is made by the hiring department.

The final candidate must submit to:
  • criminal background investigation
  • controlled substance test
  • physical
  • driver's license history check (if required)


All necessary forms must be completed prior to the selected applicant beginning employment.

What happens to my application if I am not selected for the position?
Applications for permanent and temporary employment are maintained by the Human Resources Department.

Applications can not be returned and can not be reactivated for other positions.

How long does the process take?
The average time for this process is approximately 4 weeks for full-time and 2 weeks for part-time employees; the time period can be longer or shorter depending on the position.

If you have questions about the status of your application

  • Call the Human Resources Department at 919-934-2116 x1109
  • Please provide the Position Title when calling