Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Police Chief

The Town of Franklin is seeking a well-qualified applicant to fill the position of Police Chief. Reporting directly to the Town Manager, the Police Chief is responsible for the supervision of 16 full time sworn officers, one full time civilian personnel, and multiple part time officers. The applicant should have strong skills in leadership, community-oriented policing, and excellent communication skills. Experience in supervision and management specifically in law enforcement work is desired.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field supplemented by advanced courses in police administration and considerable management experience in law enforcement. Advanced training through an accredited school or program is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s preferred.

Applicants must have a valid NC driver’s license and must have completed the minimum requirements established by the NC Justice Training and Standards Council for certified law enforcement officers. Advanced certification is preferred. Salary range for this position is $60,197 – $75,000. The successful applicant must pass drug tests, criminal background check, and psychological evaluation prior to employment.
Applicants must submit an application 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. A copy of the position classification and application can be downloaded below. Hard copies can be picked up at Town Hall, located at 95 East Main Street. The Town of Franklin is an EEO/ADA employer.

Employment Application Download (PDF)
Position Classification Download (PDF)

This position is open until filled.

Full-Time Firefighter

The Town of Franklin is currently accepting applications for a fulltime firefighter.

Employee will perform the following duties: Performs fire control and rescue operations by entering burning structures, utilizing systematic search procedures to locate and rescue trapped victims, determining safe evacuation paths, locating fire source, extinguishing the fire, operating heavy equipment and apparatus, forcing entry into structures, locating hydrants and other sources of water, operating hose lines, examining fire damage, and salvage and overhaul. Responds to traffic accidents, extricates patients from their vehicles using extrication techniques and equipment, providing stabilization first aid and basic life support, communicating with patient and providing transfer of care report, mitigating minor hazmat incidents, securing scenes, and extinguishing vehicle fires. Maintains equipment and the facility by performing daily preventative maintenance, testing fire equipment, and maintaining standard living conditions in facility. Works irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed. Performs work during emergency/disaster situations. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. Education and Experience: Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age. High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and the ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job such as those listed above. Licenses and Professional Certifications required as follows: NC EMT (Preferred) EMR (Minimum), NC Firefighter Certification, NC Driver License Class B, NC Driver Operator Pumps (Preferred), NC Driver Operator EVD (Preferred), NC Driver Operator Aerial (Preferred). 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. Applications can be found here. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date – March 6, 2020.

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.