Franklin, NC Human Resources Department

Travis Tallent, Human Resources Director
(828) 524-2516 ext. 312 or
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Travis TallentHuman Resources Director

Welcome to the Town of Franklin's Human Resources Department. The H.R. Department oversees and administers the Town’s risk management program, employee retention and recruitment, employee relations and performance management, FMLA, FLSA, and EEO compliance, benefits programs, and coordinates training programs for Town employees.

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All applicants to the Town of Franklin are subject to drug & alcohol testing as well as background check following a conditional offer of employment.

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DownloadsApplication Form

All applicants must apply through the Macon County NCWorks Career Center office, formerly known as the Employment Security Commission, unless otherwise posted.


Town of Franklin Employee Benefits

Full-Time Employees at the Town of Franklin enjoy a strong benefit plan. Those benefits are as follows ...

- Fully covered employee health, dental, and life insurance.
- Partially covered spouse, dependent, or family health and/or dental coverage.
- Supplemental insurance offerings from Aflac and Colonial Insurance including Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, additional Life, Cancer, etc..
- 401K with an automatic 5% employer contribution.
- Enrollment into the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System
- Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.
- Uniforms provided for some positions.

Title VI Nondiscrimination Information


It is the policy of the Town of Franklin to ensure that no person shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, limited English Proficiency, income level, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Town of Franklin program or activity, including, where applicable, religion, as provided by Title Vl of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, United states Department of Transportation (DoT) order 1050.2A, Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (cFR) Part 21, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and other pertinent nondiscrimination authorities.


Any person who believes that he/she has been subjected to discrimination based upon race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, income-level, or limited English proficiency may file a written complaint with the Town of Franklin’s Title VI Coordinator within 180 days after the discrimination occurred.

Contact: Travis Tallent, Human Resource Director, Title VI Coordinator
Email: | Phone: 828-524-2516

Instructions on how to file a complaint as well as a Complaint Form are available below as a download in both a PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

» Complaint Instructions - PDF Format | MS Word Format
» Complaint Form - PDF Format | MS Word Format

Planning Board 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 alternate ETJ resident to serve as a representative on the board that serves on both the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and the Planning Board meets the 3rd Tuesday 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. If interested please submit a resume to Town Hall. For more information or to express an interest in serving on the Board, please contact Town Planner, Justin Setser at (828) 524-2516.

Tourism Development Authority Board Vacancies

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Franklin is now accepting applications for two (2) vacancies on the Tourism Development Authority Board.  The two (2) vacancies are for a business directly involved with the collection of rental property occupancy tax. Applications can be picked up at the Town Hall office located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin NC 28734. » Download Application (PDF)