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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

Date Posted: December 30, 2020

Closing Date: Open Until Filled





Fire Inspector (Part-time) 

Employee in this class will perform varied tasks in conducting a fire prevention program to ensure compliance with State and Local fire laws, codes, rules, and regulations.  Work includes inspections and follow-up inspections of commercial and retail establishments, schools, daycare centers, nursing homes, places of public assembly for existing or potential fire hazards and health care facilities and, if requested, residences.  The employee also conducts fire education and safety programs and is involved in reviewing site plans for new construction to ensure that all fire codes are being met. Considerable public contact requires that the employee exhibit tact and diplomacy in seeking compliance with the laws and regulations. The employee is subject to hazards associated with fire inspection, administrative, and firefighting work including working in both inside and outside environments and in the proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working in high places.

Attends lectures; studies manuals; participates in fire drills.  Must have considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, and rules governing fire inspections and fire response. High school diploma or equivalent required. Level II Fire Inspection Certification required (Standard Level III Preferred). Considerable experience in the fire service and/or fire inspection; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of valid NC driver’s license required.  Pre-employment drug screen, criminal history check and physical required. Expect, on average, 18 hours per week, or less than 1,000 hours per year. 

Minimum Starting Pay: Level II $24.78/hour

Level III $26.19/hour

Date Posted: September 3, 2020   

Closing Date:       Open Until Filled



Police Officer I (3 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:     $41,589.60

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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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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