Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Facilities / Grounds Maintenance Technician

The Town of Franklin currently has an opening for a Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Technician. This employee Performs a variety of building and grounds maintenance activities in support of Town facilities. Grounds maintenance tasks include installation and maintenance of plant materials, mowing, weed-eating, pesticide application, spreading mulch, watering, using bush hog and mowers; edging.  Building maintenance tasks include minor carpentry, painting, and moving furniture and setting up chairs and tables for activities. The person chosen for this position will also perform some custodial work in Town buildings and properties. These tasks includes typical housekeeping duties in cleaning bathrooms, offices, hallways, kitchens, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, emptying trash, etc..  

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 lbs, grasping. Must possess the visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned and to operate a truck and assigned equipment.

Education & Experience
Graduation from high school and experience in custodial work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements
Must possess NC driver’s license. North Carolina Pesticide License should be obtained within a reasonable amount of time after 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. Click here to download an employment application.

Please contact 828-524-2616, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position. The Town of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing date – February 11, 2022

Hiring salary range: $29,507 - $33,500

Police Captain

The Town of Franklin is seeking a well-qualified applicant to fill the position of Police Captain.  Reporting directly to the Chief of Police.

This employee will supervise Investigations and the Administrative Division with special assignments assisting the Chief, as well as performing law enforcement patrol and investigations work when needed.  Responsibilities include supervising division employees; mentoring and assigning staff and monitoring performance; handling citizen concerns and issues; participating in the patrol or investigations work; managing division budget; performance coaching and evaluation of division staff; participation in hiring and promotional processes; developing new policies and procedures; and other supervisory and managerial work. Work also includes a portion of special assignments such as budget preparation, grants application and management; departmental information technology work, especially serving as departmental administrator for various specialized software programs; and performing specialized community enforcement and community policing work.

Graduation from an accredited community college or university with a degree in criminal justice supplemented by law enforcement training and considerable supervisory experience in law enforcement; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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. Hiring range for this position is $50,516 – $57,000. The successful applicant must pass drug tests, criminal background check, and psychological evaluation prior to employment.

Applicants must submit an application (click to download) 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 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 January 17, 2022.

Public Works Director

Hiring Range: Grade 24, $58,478-$70,000 annually, DOQ
Status: Full-time, Exempt position
Application Deadline: Until filled

General Statement of Duties

Performs difficult professional, administrative and managerial work in directing the varied public utilities and public works services for the Town.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and directing work of employees engaged in public works and utilities systems installation, construction, maintenance and repair. Work managed includes utility accounts management and billing; streets, facilities maintenance; storm water management; water distribution and wastewater collection systems and water and wastewater treatment operation and maintenance. The employee may serve as Operator in Responsible Charge of the water distribution or sewer collection systems. Work includes providing technical guidance and support to management, elected officials, various boards and commissions and Town staff. Work involves long range planning for infrastructure needs, regulatory compliance, and service excellence; preparation and administration of capital and operating budgets and oversight of capital improvement projects; addressing citizen issues and problems; and staff hiring and management. Work requires strong management knowledge and skills in budgeting, staff management, some engineering design knowledge, project management skills, and knowledge of personnel and supervisory principles, practices and laws and regulations. Work subjects employee to inside and outside environmental conditions while construction projects are in process. The employee may be exposed to noise, equipment, fumes, and other possible safety hazards when inspecting projects. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in frequent public contact. Work is performed under direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through periodic conferences, written reports, and public acceptance of the utilities services and quality of water.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BA/BS in civil or environmental engineering, public administration or related field, and considerable experience in a responsible management position in the public works field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in public administration, civil engineering, business or related field and experience of a progressively responsible nature in public works and/or utilities management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer Master of Public Administration degree.

How to Apply: Please submit a completed employment application (download by clicking here). Applications can be emailed, faxed, or mailed (see below)

Where to Apply:
NC Works Career Center
5 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Telephone: (828) 369-9534
Fax: (828) 369-5166

Code Enforcement Officer

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

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.

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

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.