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Police Officer I (6 Positions)

Performs responsible protective service work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances involving an element of danger.  Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age and have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is preferred, but not required.  Hours worked by rotating shifts.  Applicant will be required to complete a background investigation, CVSA examination, physical, drug screening exam and psychological examination.  One year State-required probationary status.    Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.  

Starting Salary:     $39,599.56
Closing Date:        Open Until Filled 


Utility Line Mechanic


An employee in this position performs a variety of semi-skilled work as a member of the Water/Sewer Crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines. Work involves the operation of construction equipment in the installation, replacement and repair of water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth, and operation of video camera to film sewer lines. Work also includes making taps to water and sewer system.

Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Work is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on bloodborne pathogens. Employees are also subject to on-call and call-back work. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation and inspection for adherence to instructions and standards trade and safety practices.

Duties: Operates tapping machine to make water and sewer taps and service connections. Lays water and sewer pipe; adjusts pipe to proper grade and depth following stakes; repairs and replaces sewer and water lines and related facilities. Installs, services and tests water meters and meter yokes. Operates the sewer rodder and pressure jet to unstop sewer lines. Operates front end loader, dump trucks, jackhammers, tampers, pipe threading machines, tapping machines, trenchers, air compressors, and boring machine. Installs hydrants, meter valves, clamps, and related pipeline apparatus; sets meter boxes; repairs and replaces fire hydrants. Performs other tasks as required.

Requires possession of valid NC driver’s license and must possess or obtain a valid NC Commercial driver’s license with six months to continue employment. Subject to drug screenings and pre-employment physical.

Annual Starting Salary: $30,950

Date Posted: January 14, 2020

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Recreation Aide/Facility Supervisor


An employee in this class assists in the planning, coordination, implementation and supervision of a variety of recreational and leisure time activities for the citizens of the community.  Work involves supervision of activities, facilities, supplies and equipment.  The employee develops new or modifies existing recreational programs or special events in concert with the requested needs of the community and after approval of the Recreation Programs Supervisor; recruits part-time and volunteer staff as well as participants; publicizes program activities; and helps supervise the successful implementation of such programs.  Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and policies and requires judgmental discretion on the application and interpretation of programs, game rules, and procedures.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Recreation Programs Supervisor and is evaluated in terms of program effectiveness, through observation, and through discussions surrounding public acceptance. Performs other related or assigned duties as required.

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing.

Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. 

High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) preferred; minimum three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must be minimum 18 years of age at time of employment.   Background in childhood education and supervision preferred. 

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license required.  Certificate in First Aid and CPR preferred.

Applicant shall be required to complete a drug screen, background check and fit-for-duty test with acceptable results. Employee in this position expects to work approximately 2-3 days per week and approximately 7-20 hours per week, depending on the season and facility needs.  Employee in this position will work less than 1,000 per year.   

Beginning Wage: $9.00 - $10.00/hour; depending upon experience

Date Posted: February 25, 2020


Application Process: All qualified applicants are required to complete an employment application form that may be obtained at the Smithfield Town Hall, 350 E. Market Street, Smithfield, or by calling 919-934-2116 or at A resume may also be submitted with the application materials.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

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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


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