Current Job Openings

Town of Franklin, NC

Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Technician

The Town of Franklin is seeking a full-time Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Technician. The employee will perform a variety of building and grounds maintenance and custodial activities in support of Town facilities.

Working knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment utilized in grounds and facility maintenance and repair. Working knowledge of the work hazards and applicable safety standards associated with facility and parks maintenance and repair. Working knowledge of cleaning chemicals and pesticide application. Some knowledge of horticultural design and installations. Skill in the operation of equipment and tools utilized within the program. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. Ability to use chemical and pesticides properly and in accordance with State rules and regulations.

Graduation from high school and experience in the area of building, grounds, and/or facility maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required and may require pesticide applicator certification.

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. Applications are available online at by clicking here, under the Human Resources Tab. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date – October 12, 2022

Hiring range - $31,200 - $38,480   DOQ

The Town of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

» Complete Job Description (PDF)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The Town of Franklin is seeking a full-time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. The employee will be responsible for operational, laboratory, and maintenance functions of the wastewater treatment plant.

Working knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of wastewater treatment plants, and knowledge of the applicable federal, state and local laws, and permitting requirements. Some knowledge of standard laboratory test and procedures used in a wastewater treatment plant, and the occupational hazards of the work and necessary safety precautions. Work around wastewater is subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens.

Graduation from high school, supplemented by course work in chemistry or biology, and some experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment, preferably in a wastewater treatment plant; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required and the ability to obtain a North Carolina Grade 1 Wastewater Operator Certificate within 12 months of the 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. Applications are available online by clicking here, under the Human Resources Tab. Please contact 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for additional questions about the position.

Closing date – October 12, 2022

Hiring Range - $32,563 - $39,542

The Town of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

» Complete Job Description (PDF)

The Town of Franklin is seeking a full-time employee to fill the position of Equipment Operator

An employee in this class operates a backhoe, loader, and tractor with side arm mowing attachment or other medium to heavy equipment independently or with a street or utility construction and maintenance crew.  Work involves operating equipment in tight locations around underground and overhead utility lines, near trees parked cars, on slopes and in traffic.  Work includes performing maintenance and servicing of equipment used.  Work also includes assisting with a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled tasks when assigned to a crew.  Work may require the employee to serve on-call and respond to significant call-back work.  The employee is subject to hazards associated with public works and utilities including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dusts, mists, and oils.  Work around raw sewage is also subject to the final standards of OSHA on blood borne pathogens.  Work is performed under regular supervision and is observed occasionally while in progress or upon completion.

Education & Experience
Graduation from high school and considerable experience in the operation of motorized construction equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement
Possession of a valid commercial driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina is preferred or obtainable. May require certification as a distribution and/or collection system operator.

Application Instructions
Applicants can submit a Town of Franklin employment application to the NC Works Career Center Office located at 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Office contact is (828) 369-9534.

A complete copy of the job advertisement and Town of Franklin application can be found by clicking the links below.

»Town of Franklin Equipment Operator Job Description (PDF)
» Town of Franklin Employment Application (PDF)

Please contact Nicole Bradley, Human Resources Director, at 828-524-2516, ext. 312 for questions about this position.

The Town of Franklin offers a comprehensive benefits package to include health/dental/life insurance, a 401(K) plan, and participates in the N.C. Local Governmental Retirees’ System.

The Town of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: September 30, 2022

Part-time Reserve Police Officers

The Town of Franklin is accepting applications for Part-time/Reserve Police Officers 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. Part-time/Reserve Officers will work a minimal combination of 8 events and/or shifts annually (annually is the fiscal year of July 1 through June 30) at a minimum of 6 hours per detail.

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.
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 on the Human Resources page or by clicking the link below. 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 filled

» 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.