Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a full-time Meter Reader

The position performs accurate readings and recordings of water consumption of utility customers; makes inspections to see that meters are functioning properly; connects and disconnects meters; transfers water service; works cut off list; conducts meter checks, re-reads; occasionally participates in the installation of meters.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally; 50 pounds of force frequently; and 20 pounds constantly.

Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school and some experience in work providing familiarity with a water utility or equivalent; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license. Ability to obtain a Class C Water Meter Technician Certification within 2 years.

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. Go to our Human Resources Department page for a Town application and to view a full job description.

Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date - August 15, 2022 or until filled.

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for a full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator.

The position observes the operation of water pumps, electric motors and chemical feed machines, collects samples and performs standard analyses and tests; keeps precise records and interprets results in order to produce high quality drinking water for Town residences and businesses.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 lbs, grasping. Must possess visual acuity necessary to reach charts, gauges and dials, to inspect small moving parts, and to complete and read a variety of records and reports.

Desirable Education and Experience
Must have the equivalency of a high school education supplemented by chemistry, biology, or mechanical maintenance course work or a combination of education and experience. Level C Water Treatment Operator Certification preferable.

Special Requirements
Must possess NC driver’s license. Must be willing to obtain a level C Water Treatment Operator Certification.

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. Go to Human Resources Department page for a Town application and to view a full job description.

Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date - August 15, 2022 or until filled.

The Town of Franklin is looking to expand their Fire Department applicant pool and is now accepting applications for future hires: Firefighter, Engineer & Firefighter Trainee.

These positions 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). NC Driver Operator Mobile Water Supply (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.

Closing date - August 31, 2022

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 in September.

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.