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Current Employment Opportunities


Electric Line Technician

Performs technical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical power lines and distribution systems. Participates in the installation and alignment of power line poles; stringing primary and secondary lines; attaching wire to insulators and cross arms; installing, repairing, and replacing cross arms, leg supports, insulators, lightning arresters, circuit breakers, and fuse cutouts; and maintaining and repairing the Town’s street light system.  Operates bucket truck equipment to ascend to high wires; operates other equipment such as backhoes and related equipment.  Participates in making line taps and connecting wires.  Installs transformers, fuse cutouts, and capacitors.  Transfers wire from condemned defective poles to new poles; installs metering equipment, and transfers lines from old to new poles.  Investigates complaints regarding power failures and makes the necessary repairs; participates in making emergency repairs during disruptions of service.

Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.  Must possess a valid commercial North Carolina driver’s license and a second class power line technician certificate.  Applicant may be subject to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.

Starting wages:                       $ 38,001.60
Date Posted:                           October 5, 2018
Closing Date:                          Open Until Filled


Part-time Lifeguard(s)

The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of Lifeguard.   An employee in this position will have a thorough knowledge and application of life-guarding surveillance and rescue techniques and an understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures.   The applicant will show leadership and public relation skills.   Employee will also perform the following job duties: Recognize, respond effectively in emergencies; Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations; Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor; Complete records and reports; Participate in regular in-service training session; Exercise regularly to maintain fitness level (strength and endurance). 
Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

The following qualifications or equivalents are the minimum requirements necessary to perform the essential functions of this job:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid;
American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer;
other Lifeguard Certifications will be considered.  

Applicant may be required to complete and receive a satisfactory drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  In this temporary, part-time position, employee will not work 1,000 hours or greater per year, will not work 30 hours or greater per week and will not receive Town benefits. 

Starting Wages:     $7.50/hour  
Date Posted: August 28, 2017   
Closing Date:       Open Until Filled



Town of Smithfield, NC.  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:     $35,887.80
Closing Date:       Open Until Filled 


Utility Line Mechanic

The Town of Smithfield is seeking to fill the position of 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: $26,686.40
Date Posted: March 15, 2018
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 at

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