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Current Employment Opportunities


Apply for any of our available positions online:

Town of Smithfield Employment Application

Town of Smithfield Law Enforcement Application

(application will need to be downloaded, saved as a unique file, filled out completely, and sent to Human Resources)



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.  Applicant shall be required to complete a drug screen, background check 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, free aquatic/fitness center membership, and other benefits.

Starting Salary: $17.37-$18.24/hr. – DOQ/E ($36,129.60+ Annually)

Date Posted: March 21, 2024

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.

Minimum Starting Salary: $41,910.96/year; DOQ/E

Date Posted:                           Friday, March 08, 2024

Closing Date:                          Monday, April 05, 2024 at 4pm



Police Officer I - $5,000 Sign-on Bonus


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. Fully qualified candidates may qualify for a Sign-on Bonus. 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.


Minimum Starting Salary:           $49,773.36/year (DOE/Q)



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.  

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture {USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance  program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or  funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program inform at ion (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at {800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at filing cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.