Human Resources

Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the formulation and administration of the human resources function for approximately 150 full-time employees, 150 part-time employees and 30 retirees. This includes, but is not limited to: personnel policies; recruitment, referral, and selection of applicants to fill city jobs; administration of the position classification and pay plan; coordination of organizational developmental training and career development programs; administration of employee benefit programs; workers' compensation; and direction of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action efforts. The department also administers the safety and Health and Wellness programs.

Mission Statement
The goal of the Town of Smithfield's Human Resources Department is to attract, hire, motivate, develop and retain a diverse, well-qualified and professional workforce that reflects the high standards of the community we serve with no less than excellent service to others.

Our Values
We believe:

  • We are courteous and respectful
  • We conduct ourselves in a professional and responsive manner
  • We display fair, equitable and consistent treatment for all of our employees
  • We are knowledgeable, accurate and efficient in serving our employees


Equal Opportunity Employer
The Town of Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, age, disability, sexual orientation or national origin.

Workplace Environment
The Town of Smithfield offers a safe, healthy, and substance abuse free workplace. Final candidates are subject to a background check and controlled substance test.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package include:

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Supplemental Retirement
  • 401(K)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition assistance
  • Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center – reduced membership rate
  • Paid sick, vacation and holiday leave

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 761, Smithfield, NC 27577
Physical Address:
350 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Main Phone: 919-934-2116
Fax: 919-934-1134


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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