Employment Opportunities

Welcome!
Thank you for visiting the Town of Wake Forest’s Career Opportunities page. We appreciate your interest in employment with the Town of Wake Forest and look forward to reviewing your candidacy. Our employees are our greatest asset and we are currently seeking qualified applicants to join our growing municipality. We offer an excellent comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees including medical, dental, life, short-term disability, long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance and generous retirement benefits including Local Government Retirement System and 401k.

Understanding the Town's Employment Application Process

To Apply
To be considered for an opportunity with The Town of Wake Forest, you must complete a separate Employment Application for each position for which you are applying. Resumes alone do not qualify as an application and will not be considered unless attached to a fully completed Town of Wake Forest Employment Application. We only accept and consider Employment Applications for currently posted positions. Please check our job line 919-435-9498 or this website for a current list of our posted positions. You may download an application from this website or obtain one at Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. You may also call 919-435-9492 to have an application mailed to you. Applications must be received by mail, delivered to Town Hall or emailed to Virginia Jones by 5 p.m. on the closing day. All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screening. EOE/ADA. Once submitted, application materials become the property of the Town.


To Check on Your Application or Position Status 
When we receive an application, we send out a post card to each applicant to confirm receipt and to ensure consideration.  To check on the status of a position, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for additional information.  All qualified applications are forwarded to the hiring department and as soon as we hear from the hiring manager, we update both this webpage and our job line. Unless there is an update posted, applications are still being reviewed.  For general employees, we will contact you within two weeks of the position closing date if we are planning to pursue your candidacy.  Our hiring process takes longer for police officers, however, we will contact you within three months of receiving your application if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy.


Who can I talk to about a job I have applied for?
A Human Resources representative will contact you directly if we are interested in speaking with you about a position you applied for. We regret that due to the volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to each candidate individually regarding the status of their application.


Deadline
All positions are open until filled and may close without notice.


Current Job Openings  

  • Transportation Planner (Planning Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $49,670

    The Town of Wake Forest is seeking a candidate to join our Planning Department. The ideal candidate will have experience in transportation planning & design, right of way coordination, grant writing, and project management. We are seeking a staff person that can assist with Capital Improvement Project implementation for various transportation projects (roadway, sidewalk, greenway, etc.). Coordination with residents, other departments within the Town, external agencies, contractors and elected officials required. Work will require excellent verbal and written skills, great attention to detail and working independently. A Bachelor's Degree in planning, civil engineering or related field required. A Master's Degree in Transportation or related field and a minimum of 3 years relevant planning experience preferred. Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. -5:00p.m. 
  • Police Officer (Public Safety Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $38,918

    The Town of Wake Forest Police Department is seeking highly motivated and qualified officers to join our Police Department. Selected individuals will perform general law enforcement work to protect life and property within the Town of Wake Forest corporate limits. A high school diploma or equivalent is required along with a valid NC Drivers License. Applicants must have no criminal record and need to submit to a background check, a polygraph, a physical and psychological screening. North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) required. Only applicants with NCBLET Certification will be considered. Shift work required.
  • Event Staff-Part Time (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $11.49/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for part time Event Staff. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule primarily daytime hours with occasional nights and weekends. Duties will include but are not limited to: moving tables and chairs to create and subsequently tear down various room layouts, formal and informal place settings, ticket collection, concession sales, coat check, clearing tables, beverage service and most importantly providing excellent guest services. Applicants with prior work experience as service staff preferred.
  • Adult Softball Scorekeeper-Part-Time (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $7.25/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for a candidate who will maintain the official score book, keep track of playing time, innings and score on the scoreboard. The ideal candidate must know the WFPRD rules and ASA (softball) rules and will complete accident report forms when needed. Adult Softball has 5 leagues and runs from March through early November. Weekday evening work required.  
  • Summer Day Camp Program Director (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $12.06/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for a Temporary Summer Camp Program Director to plan and implement summer camp activities. Responsibilities include: overseeing the daily functions of the program, supervising staff, and providing directions to instructors. This camp program operates on a full-day schedule with activities including arts & crafts, sports and creative dance for participants ages 6-12. Additional responsibilities consist of general facility upkeep and maintenance of records and logs. Minimum qualifications include: a valid NC Driver's License, High School Diploma or GED, and possession of First Aid and CPR certifications before camps begin. Preferred qualifications include: 2 + years of experience as a teacher, teacher's aide or childcare provider. Progressive employment experience in a camp setting will also be considered. All applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background screening. Work schedule: 25-30 hours a week mid-June to mid-August.
  • Summer Day Camp Program Counselor (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $10.17/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for Temporary, Summer Camp Counselors to perform a variety of activities with camp participants ages 6-12. Successful candidates are dependable, conscientious, and work best a part of a team. Counselors work under the direction of camp management staff. Minimum qualifications include: High School Diploma or GED or (3) teacher reference letters, Valid NC Drivers License. All applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background screening.
  • Summer Maintenance Workers (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $10.17/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for Temporary Maintenance Workers. Responsibilities include picking up trash in parks and maintaining restroom facilities. Position begins late May and ends early August. Work schedule is anticipated to be approximately 20-30 hours per week. Evening and weekend work is required. Minimum qualifications include: High School Diploma or GED or (3) teacher reference letters, Valid NC Drivers License. All applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background screening.
  • Urban Forestry Program Specialist  Part-Time (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $11.49/hour

    We are currently seeking a part-time Urban Forestry Specialist to help maintain the health and beauty of Wake Forest's public trees. The Specialist will assist the Urban Forestry Coordinator with planting, maintaining, pruning and removing trees throughout town, managing tree inventory data, and helping with educational and volunteer events. Work will be primarily performed outdoors in varying weather conditions, and involve standing, walking, kneeling, using hand and power tools, exerting up to 50 lbs. of force and safely operating a full-size pickup truck. Occasional office work will also be necessary, particularly during periods of inclement weather. Office responsibilities may include conducting research and/or creating reports and documents. Uniforms and opportunities for professional development, training, and networking will be provided. A High School diploma or equivalent, followed by two or more years of work experience in the areas of forestry or horticulture is required. Two or more years of forestry related college coursework may be substituted for work experience. A degree in one of the above mentioned fields or five + years of relevant experience is preferred. A valid NC Driver License with an acceptable driving record is required. Successful candidates will exhibit a keen attention to detail along with the ability to work independently. Work schedule: 25 hours per week.
  • Lifeguards (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $8.25/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for Lifeguards to work at Holding Park Pool.  Minimum qualifications include: First Aid/CPR and American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications . All applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background screening. Work schedule is approximately 25-30 hours per week from late May to mid August.
  • Pool Concessions/Gate Monitor (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $7.25/hour

    We are currently accepting applications for Pool Concessions/Gate Monitors to work at Holding Park Pool. Successful applicants will have experience operating cash drawers/registers. Minimum requirements include: High School Diploma or GED or (3) teacher reference letters. All applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background screening. Work schedule is approximately 25-30 hours per week from late May to mid August.
  • Tree Trimming Technician I  (Tree Trimming Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $35,300

    We are seeking a dynamic team player to work near energized conductors/high voltage lines and operate specialized, heavy forestry/arboricultural vehicles and equipment working from an aerial lift and/or climbing trees and skillfully using power hand tools to perform multiple tree pruning, removal, planting and maintenance functions within an urban forestry program. Work is performed on street right-of ways, in parks, in sewer outfalls, and around Town facilities and land holdings. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment under general supervision. This position also requires responses to emergency tree maintenance needs, which are sometimes after normal business hours. Class A CDL is required. Line Clearance Tree Certification is required within 6 months of employment. Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.


Recently Closed Positions

  • Town Manager-applications being reviewed
  • Code Enforcement Officer I-interviews completed
  • Part Time Gym Supervisor-position filled
  • Part-Time Audiovisual Technician-position filled

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Town of Wake Forest!