Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Police Officer Candidates

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for Police Officer Candidates at the Franklin Police Department. This opportunity allows individuals to attend Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and work part-time while becoming a police officer.

Individuals who qualify will have their tuition covered by the Franklin Police Department and will be paid $14.00 per hour up to 30 hours per week while in school. Upon successful completion of the program and certification, individuals may have the opportunity to become a Police Officer with the Town of Franklin.

Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED or greater, possess a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.

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 here or go to the Human Resources page on this website for a Town application. Please contact the Police Department at 828-524-2864 for additional questions about this opportunity.

No closing date as BLET may be offered at varying times during the year. Next BLET starts July 7th.

Code Enforcement Officer

Closing date – May 27, 2022

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. The candidate chosen may be a sworn officer or a nonsworn civilian.

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.

Work is primarily supervised by the Town Planner with some oversight by the Chief of Police in regards to Alcohol Law Enforcement laws and regulations in the event that the candidate chosen has completed requirements established by the NC Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers.

Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED with a 2- or 4-year degree preferred and a NC driver’s license. 3 to 5 years of experience in Code Enforcement is also preferred.

Please submit a Town of Franklin application form (see download below) 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. You may also go to Human Resources page for a Town application and to view a full job description. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 311 for additional questions about the position. Closing date – Open Until Filled

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

Police Officer

Salary Range: $34,192-$50,472 DOQ and DOE
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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 valid driver’s license, and have completed requirements established by the NC Justice Training and Standards Commission for certified law enforcement officers. Hiring range for this position is $34,192 to $50,472. DOQ

Applicants must submit a Town of Franklin application form to the NCWorks Career Center Office at 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. The application can be found at www.franklinnc.com on the Human Resources page. Physical address is 23 Macon Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734. Office contact number is (828) 369-9534. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position. Closing date – Until filed.

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