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Aquatics Center Supervisor


This position performs management and administrative work in planning and directing a year-round comprehensive aquatics program for the Town of Smithfield to include one indoor competition pool and one kid’s play pool. This position reports to the Recreation & Aquatics Center Director.


Essential Functions/Tasks includes but is not limited to:  Responsible for directing, coordinating, developing, and promoting citywide aquatics programs for special groups, individuals, senior citizens, disabled persons, swim clubs, SSS high school swim team, etc.; Organizing and conducting special training classes and special events; supervising the marketing and promotion of the Aquatics Center (includes developing said materials); developing and monitoring the aquatics budget for both pools to include projected revenues and expenditures; trains, supervises, schedules and monitors the work of part-time and volunteer aquatics staff; supervises the scheduling of the aquatics areas to maintain a balance among general public use and scheduled programs, rentals, school use, etc; responsible for informing general public of scheduled events/programs, which may interfere with general use; develops, supervises and maintains safety standards for the aquatics areas and monitors compliance; develops, oversees and monitors a comprehensive pool maintenance program that maintains high water quality and facility cleanliness in accordance with health department rules and regulations; makes decisions on application of chemicals and maintenance repair of equipment; develops maintenance guidelines and ensures compliance; and oversees swim meets/events and coordinates facility staffing, security, crowd control.


Candidate must have a BA or BS degree in recreation management, physical education, or related field and at least 3 years of experience in the aquatics field; prefer individuals with aquatics managerial experience; possession of current Red Cross or YMCA lifeguard training, first aid, CPR, and AED; training as a pool operator (AFO or CPO), LGI, WSI are required or candidates must be willing to obtain within probationary period. Considerable knowledge in developing, planning and promotion of public aquatics programs/activities, including knowledge of pool safety and health regulations; considerable knowledge of regulations governing water treatment, chemical requirements and filtration operations; ability to determine community aquatic programs needs and implementation of programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, community groups, high school swim team, etc.; possess oral and written report capabilities. A valid North Carolina Driver’s License, pre-employment drug screening, physical, criminal history screening, credit check and ability to be bonded.

Salary Range:                  $49,524.00 to $76,763.00

Date Posted: May 31, 2023

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 class performs a variety of skilled work as a member of a crew engaged in the construction, installation and repair of water and sewer lines.  Work involves the operation of construction equipment to install, replace and/or repair water and sewer pipes to specific grade and depth.  Work also includes making taps to water and sewer system.


Employees are subject to working in both inside and outside environments, in hot and cold weather, and exposure to various working conditions 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.

Requires possession of valid NC driver’s license and must possess, or have the ability to acquire, a valid NC Commercial driver’s license within six months to continue employment. Employment is subject to drug screenings and a pre-employment physical. 


Employment benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, overtime pay, paid medical insurance, paid dental insurance, optional vision insurance, state retirement, 401k Town match, membership at the Town Recreation Center, a medical flexible spending account, an employee assistance program, and more!


Pay range (Depending on Qualifications):     $17.80/hr. - $25.40/hr.

Date Posted: April 11, 2023

Closing Date:                                                  Open Until Filled



Licensed Water Plant Operator

Applicants should possess good analytical and mathematical skills and mechanical ability. The employee must be knowledgeable in chemical and biological principles pertinent to water treatment operations. Applicant must be experienced in the operation and maintenance of machinery. The job requires working a rotating shift.  A Water Plant Operator’s Grade C level certificate from the State of North Carolina or higher is required. Applicants with Grade B or A certification qualify for higher starting salary. Minimum educational requirements: graduation from community college or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Applicant will be required to complete a drug screen, criminal history check, physical and driver’s license check.  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.  


Minimum Starting Salary: Trainee - $35,089.60 

                                              Grade C - $37,024.00

                                                Grade B - $38,916.80 

                                                Grade A - $42,764.80 

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. 

The Town provides an excellent benefits package including paid health insurance, 401(k) matching, NC state retirement and membership to the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center.

Hiring Wage:           $16.87/hr. ($35,089.60/year)

Date Posted:  April 11, 2023

Closing Date:                         Open Until Filled



Police Officer I


This is a continuous posting; applications are processed and evaluated as they are received.


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.


Hiring Wage:           $48,789.52



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, online at, or by emailing 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 EEO/ADA Employer