Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Full-Time Utility Maintenance Mechanic

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a full-time Utility Maintenance Mechanic. The position performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled labor tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution and sewer collection system, streets, buildings, grounds, and drainage, and other facilities.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school and experience in semi-skilled maintenance or construction work, preferably including water and sewer line construction and/or maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license, and the ability to obtain collection or distribution system certification within twelve months of employment. Must have the skills to interact effectively with the public. Possession of North Carolina class B commercial driver’s license and general computer skills are preferred.

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. A copy of the position classification and application can be found at franklinnc.com. Hard copies can be picked up at Town Hall, located at 95 East Main Street. The Town of Franklin is an EEO/ADA employer. This position is open until filled.

Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted. The chosen candidate will enjoy a progressive benefit plan that includes fully covered health, dental, and life insurance, 401K, merit bonuses, state retirement, uniforms, and opportunities for advancement.

Open until filled.

Starting Salary – $28,129 – 34,157 DOQ

Code Enforcement Officer

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a Code Enforcement Officer. This position will perform responsible professional work interpreting, applying and enforcing the code of ordinances for the Town. This position will also at times perform duties as alcohol enforcement officer and at times will take enforcement action as needed as a sworn North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer.

An employee in this class performs inspections to ensure compliance with the code of ordinances.  The employee will be required to check for violations following complaints, and takes appropriate enforcement action when violations and/or fines have not been resolved by the offender. Work will require considerable knowledge of local and related state laws, ordinances, and environmental issues, and extensive public contact skills and conflict resolution skills

In addition, the employee will work closely with the Town Planner to identify properties that have been issued zoning certificates and any other approval required. Work also includes processing enforcement paperwork and may require appearance in court cases. The employee will be exposed to inside and outside environmental conditions and irate citizens. The employee will be required to be a sworn North Carolina law enforcement officer and take appropriate enforcement action as needed. Work is primarily supervised by the Town Planner with some oversight by the Chief of Police in regards to Alcohol Law Enforcement regulations.

Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED, a NC driver’s license, and have completed requirements established by the NC Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.  3 to 5 years of experience in law enforcement is required with 10 years being preferable, a 2- or 4-year degree is 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.  Click the links below for a Town application and to view a full job description. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Hiring range: $37,710 - $48,815
Closing date – December 3, 2021

» Town of Franklin Employment Application (pdf)
» Full Job Description (pdf)

Part Time Job Opening Town of Franklin NC

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.