Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Full-Time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The Town of Franklin is seeking a full-time Treatment Plant Operator to join its Wastewater Treatment Plant. The employee will be responsible for operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions of the wastewater treatment plant.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines:

Working knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of wastewater treatment plants, and knowledge of the applicable federal, state and local laws, and permitting requirements. Some knowledge of standard laboratory test and procedures used in a wastewater treatment plant, and the occupational hazards of the work and necessary safety precautions. Work around wastewater is subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens.

Graduation from high school, supplemented by course work in chemistry or biology, and some experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment, preferably in a wastewater treatment plant; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required and the ability to obtain a North Carolina grade 1 wastewater operator certificate within 12 months of the hire date.

How to Apply

Please mail 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. Applications are available by clicking here. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date – July 17, 2020

Starting pay - $15.35/hr.

The Town of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Franklin Police Department Patrol Sergeant

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a Patrol Sergeant at its 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.
An employee in this role will direct the activities associated with a shift within the Patrol Division, in addition to performing specialized law enforcement work. Supervisory assignments include observing staff on the shift; mentoring employees and determining improvement in methods and procedures; reviewing reports; and handling complaints from citizens occurring on the assigned shift. Other supervisory responsibilities include managing the daily work activities of the shift and making work assignments; and providing technical direction on matters related to patrol activities. 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, considerable experience as a law enforcement officer including some experience in supervision, 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. Certifications in required areas such as DCI, firearms usage, breathalyzer, and radar operations are required. Base salary is $38,803 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 of Franklin Police Department employment application here. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position. Closing date – Open Until Filled

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

Part-Time Streets Maintenance Crew Member

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a part-time Streets Maintenance Crew Member. 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: Graduation from high school and some 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 in pdf format. 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.

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.