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Assistant Finance Director


Performs highly responsible supervisory, administrative and fiscal control work for the overall financial management of the town. Work involves planning, coordinating and administering all aspects of the Town's financial management. Responsibilities include overseeing utility billing, administration of the receipt, disbursement and accounting of town revenues and expenditures. Performs direct supervisory functions over the accounts payable clerk, payroll/accounting technician, billing supervisor and customer service representatives. Responsible for the posting and balancing of general and subsidiary ledgers for preparing finance related reports, conducting research, collecting and analyzing data, preparing annual audit schedules and budget monitoring. Extensive judgment, discretion and technical knowledge are required. Reports to the Finance Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: General knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures; General knowledge of principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting; General knowledge of fiscal support activities such as purchasing, fixed assets, liability, and budget analysis and preparation; Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records; Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees in the specialized field of accounting, utility services, and revenue collection; Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, departmental heads, governmental officials and with other Town employees; Ability to conduct long range fiscal planning; Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports.

Minimal Education Requirements: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting or business and considerable experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference given to candidates that are bilingual (English/Spanish) and that possess a CPA, Certificate as a Finance Officer, or Master’s in Business or Public Administration. Must be bondable.

Applicant will be required to complete a drug screen, background check, medical screening and fit-for-duty test with acceptable results. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Employee will be eligible for paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, insurance and other benefits.  

Salary: $54,184

Date Posted: April 20, 2021

Closing Date:       Open Until Filled



Zoning Compliance Assistant 

(Temporary Part-time Position)

Performs inspection work to ensure compliance of houses and properties within the Town with the minimum landscape appearance standards and other similar duties, as assigned. Professionalism, tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in performing this work.  Work subjects the employee to outside environmental conditions; extremes in temperature; other hazards associated with inspections work. Work is performed under the supervision of the Zoning and Compliance Officer. Training will be provided. Must be comfortable working both independently and as a team. Employee will work 10-30 hours per week through August 2021. 

Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and have obtained High School Diploma or GED.  Pre-employment drug screen, fit-for-duty testing, and driver’s license check may apply.   

Hiring Wage: $12.00/Hour 

Date Posted: April 15, 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Camp Counselors (Seasonal/Temporary)



Individuals must be highly motivated, creative, energetic, organized, have leadership skills, and be able to communicate effectively with administrative staff, co-workers, children and parents. They must have the ability to solve problems as they arise and must possess basic knowledge of a variety of age appropriate activities or skills applicable to camp age range. Must be 18 years or older. Experience working with children in a camp or educational setting is preferred. 


Camp counselors will plan and implement daily activities, oversee transitions to and from activities, and facilitate and participate in activities with campers. Camp counselors also support the administrative staff with daily operations, such as checking campers in and out, to ensure the camp runs smoothly and that all campers are having a good time in a safe and nurturing environment. Camp Counselors are expected to carry out job duties in a safe manner in accordance with all Town, department and regulatory policies and identify any unsafe situations and/or work hazards and report them to their supervisor. They are expected to maintain clean work and play areas, set-up and break-down equipment, and administer first aid as needed and properly document each incident. 

Camp Counselors are required to actively participate in training and planning prior to the start of camp and are required to attend the first aid/CPR training that will be held on a TBD date in May. 

Job Type: Seasonal/Temporary; Daily hourly schedule varies Monday-Friday between 7:30am-5:30pm based on program and staffing needs. Must be available for the full 9 weeks of camp, which is June 7 through August 13, 2021. Employee in this position will work less than 1,000 per year. Employee will not qualify for Town benefits. 

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

Date Posted: March 22, 2021

Closing Date:       Open Until Filled



Sanitation Equipment Operator

Performs equipment operation in the collection and disposal of residential garbage, yard waste, recyclable materials, refuse and debris.  Work may involve supervision of a small crew of employees who collect and dispose of refuse and debris. Employee will be subject to hazards of sanitation work including working in an outside environment exposed to extreme cold, heat, noise, atmospheric conditions, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, oils and skin irritants.  Performs minor maintenance and related care of motorized equipment used in daily refuse collection. Requires considerable knowledge of the street system in the Town, knowledge of the operation and maintenance of motorized sanitation equipment, the ability to follow instructions, perform manual labor for extended periods, ability to operate tools and equipment, and ability to work well with others. Some experience in the operation of motorized vehicles and in the collection of trash and refuse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License or have shown considerable progress in obtaining such license and must have the ability to obtain within six months of employment.

Starting Annual Salary:  $31,574.40

Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Firefighter I


The Town of Smithfield is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter I.  Performs varied tasks vital to the overall fire suppression and emergency response efforts of a municipal fire department.  Employee will respond to emergency calls and function as a Firefighter, Technical Rescuer, and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.  Candidate will assist with station duties, public fire education, equipment maintenance, and contribute to the overall emergency response readiness of the department.  Must have high school diploma or equivalent; applicant must be a minimum of 18 years old and have experience in fire ground operations, emergency medical care, and hazardous materials.  Preferred candidates will have North Carolina Firefighter Certification, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Technical Rescuer Certification, North Carolina Hazardous Materials Responder Level I Certification, Valid North Carolina Class-B Operators License or the ability to obtain within 6 months after employment. Technical Rescue-VR or the ability to obtain within 12 months after employment.  Pre-employment drug screen, criminal history check and physical required. 


Only qualified applicants should apply, MUST have Firefighter and EMT-B Certifications.  

Starting Salary: $36,603.84

Closing Date: Open Until Filled




Police Officer I

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:     $41,589.60

Closing Date:        Open Until Filled 



Public Works Director


Performs difficult professional, technical, and administrative work planning, organizing, and directing a variety of public works activities, including: sanitation; street maintenance and repair; truck/vehicle maintenance; traffic signs and street cleaning.

An employee in this class plans, organizes and directs the work of employees and engages in a wide variety of municipal operations and services.  The employee manages a $2.8 million budget, including Powell Bill allocations. The employee provides technical advice and assistance to the Town Manager and the Board in the improvement of streets and other infrastructure, and ensures that modern, safe, effective and efficient practices are utilized by municipal work crews.  Work also includes contract management, handling citizen issues, and budget and personnel administration of the department.  The employee represents the city to a wide variety of citizens, developers, etc.  Work is performed independently and in coordination with the Town Manager and other city officials.  The employee is subject to working inside and outside environments in extreme weather and in heavy traffic in the streets.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Town Manager and is reviewed by review of reports, conference and acceptance of the community.

Manages and plans the activities of all public work department staff; ensures coordination of activities with other departments; Reports to and advises Town Manager and officials on public works projects and activities; Researches and recommends operational changes to the Town Manager; Performs selection, promoting, training, counseling, and disciplining of department personnel in consultation with Town Manager; meets frequently with subordinate supervisors to solve more complex problems; sets priorities and deadlines, and provides guidance and direction; Makes field inspectors of public works projects to review progress and ensure completion; Engages in considerable personal contact with citizens concerning service requests and complaints; investigates and decides or recommends actions; coordinates projects with other departments; attends Town Council meetings to represent the department; Prepares and reviews departmental operating budget; monitors and approves expenditures; Insures that proper records are maintained of department operations; analyzes trends and work orders for effective decision-making; Supervises changes in regulations to solid waste disposal, recycling, storm water, safety and other related issues; Plans, organizes, and monitors a variety of contracted work; coordinates with engineers and contractors; Performs other duties as assigned.

Must possess the following skills: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public work administration, planning and construction; Thorough knowledge of related Town policies, State and Federal laws and regulations; Thorough knowledge of the equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of storm water systems, streets and solid waste management; Considerable knowledge of related engineering principles and practices; Considerable knowledge of governmental budgeting, personnel and purchasing practices; General knowledge of the principles and practices laws and regulations relating to supervised functions; Ability to supervise subordinate supervisors including effective communications, motivations, staffing, and coaching; Ability to prepare complex and detailed records and reports; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, other public officials, employees, contractors and the general public; Ability to present ideas effectively in oral and written form.

Must be able to perform the physical life functions of climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions; Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly; Must possess visual acuity to produce and review written reports and records including mathematical calculations, operate a computer terminal, analyze data, and to read maps, schematic drawings and plans.

Required: Graduation from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering or related field, and considerable experience in a responsible management position in the public works or utilities field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Registration as a professional engineer in North Carolina, or equivalent preferred.

Applicant may be subject to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.

Salary Range: $ 69,139.20- $107,165.76; Starting Salary DOQ

Date Posted: January 28, 2021

Closing Date: Open Until Filled



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 program.intake@usda.govEEO/ADA Employer 


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Smithfield, NC 27577
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