Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Full-Time Fire Chief

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a full-time Fire Chief. The position will be responsible for leading a combination department comprised of 27 volunteers and 6 full-time firefighters. The Town currently has a fire insurance rating of 3 within the corporate limits, and a class 4 throughout the five-mile corporate district.

The chief oversees and participates in fire prevention, fire suppression, training and emergency response of paid and volunteer staff, as well as administrative duties for the department. Work is conducted in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards; federal and state fire, building and mechanical codes, laws and regulations; local ordinances and departmental policies and procedures. The chief reports directly to the Town Manager.

Recruitment and Selection guidelines: Thorough knowledge of standard fire prevention codes, NFPA standards and federal, state, county and departmental standards, rules, and regulations. Thorough knowledge of techniques for handling hazardous materials. Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations. Thorough knowledge of departmental budgeting practices, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Needs to be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees, volunteers, professional engineers, contractors, business owners, homeowners and the general public. Residency within the Town is not required, but residency should be close enough to the Town to respond adequately when needed.

Desirable education and experience: Graduation from High School and at least 5 years of experience in fire prevention, suppression, investigation or related area and some administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference for college degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, or a related field. Possession of a valid North Carolina commercial driver’s license and a Fire Inspector, Fire Officer, Fire Investigations, and EMT-B.

The Town of Franklin participates in the N.C. Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System, and offers benefits in health, dental and life; participates in a 401K deferred compensation plan, which the Town contributes 5% for full-time employees.

Salary Range - $57,331 to $84,631 depending on qualifications.

To apply: Please submit a Town of Franklin application form, in addition to cover letter, resume and transcripts to the Macon County NC-Works Career Center office located at 23 Macon Avenue, Courthouse Annex, Franklin, NC 28734. Mailing address is 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC, 28734. Office contact number is 828-369-9534. The application form can be downloaded by clicking here, or picked up at Town Hall located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. A pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen is required following a conditional offer of employment. The position will close on September 11, 2020.

A copy of the position classification can be downloaded here. For additional questions please contact Travis Tallent, H.R. Officer, at 828-524-2516, ext. 312.

Part-Time Streets Crew Members

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for part-time Streets Maintenance Crew Members. The position performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled labor tasks in street right of way mowing, street cleaning, brush removal, and related maintenance activities.

Qualifications: Experience in semi-skilled maintenance or brush removal and mowing.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license. Must have the skills to interact effectively with the public.

The position is open until filled. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted.

Applicants must submit a Town of Franklin application form to the Macon County NCWorks Career Center office located at 23 Macon Avenue, Courthouse Annex, Franklin, NC 28734. Mailing address is 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC, 28734. Office contact number is 828-369-9534.

For additional questions please contact Travis Tallent, Human Resources, at 828-524-2516. An application can be downloaded here. Hard copies can be picked up at Town Hall, located at 95 East Main Street. The Town of Franklin is an EEO/ADA employer.

Starting Hourly Wage - $10-$15 per hour.

Police Officer

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a Police Officer at the Franklin Police Department. The position will perform a wide variety of services directly and indirectly related to the enforcement of law, maintaining peace and dignity of the community and assisting the public.
Work will include patrolling the Town during an assigned shift in a police car or on foot; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments. An officer within his/her authority shall be responsible for the enforcement of the laws of the State of North Carolina, and the ordinances of the Town.

Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED or greater, must have completed basic law enforcement training and possess a BLET certificate, a NC driver’s license, and have completed requirements established by the NC Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. A 2- or 4-year degree is preferred. Base salary is $33,521 DOQ.

Please submit a Town of Franklin application form to the NCWorks Career Center Office at 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Physical address is 23 Macon Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734. Office contact number is (828) 369-9534. Download a Town employment application here. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position. Closing date – Open Until Filled

Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Vacancies

The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to fill two vacancies on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. The Town is looking for a town resident and an alternate ETJ resident to serve as a representative on this board that serves on both the Planning board and the Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and the Planning Board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Town Hall Board Room. A time commitment of approximately 2 hours a month is necessary. A resume and current address is required. For more information or to express an interest in serving on the board, please contact Town Planner, Justin Setser at (828) 524-2516.