Employment Opportunities

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 HumanResources@wakeforestnc.gov 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.

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

Current Job Openings  

  • Tree Trimming Technician I (Tree Trimming Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $36,183

    We are looking for 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 rights-of-way, 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 required. Line Clearance Tree Trimming Certification within 6 months of hire required. Hours of work: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm.
  • Police Officers (Public Safety Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $39,891

    The Town of Wake Forest Police Department is seeking highly motivated and qualified officers to join our Public Safety 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 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.
  • Telecommunicator (Public Safety Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $34,459

    The Town of Wake Forest is seeking an enthusiastic  team-player to receive incoming routine and emergency calls and requests for service concerning emergencies and general information. The ideal candidate must be able to operate a variety of electronic equipment, multi-task and answer several incoming calls at once. Considerable public contact required. DCI operator certification is preferred and a thorough background investigation will be conducted, as this a highly sensitive position. High school diploma or equivalent required. Work schedule: 12 hour shifts, 4 days on & 4 days off.
  • Construction Worker III (Streets Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $34,459

    We are seeking a motivated team member to perform a variety of labor tasks in construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks/curbs and storm drainage. This position requires extensive construction experience, operation of equipment at a high skill level, leading of work crews in the absence of a crew supervisor, and the ability to operate construction equipment and tools safely. Applicants must be able to read, write, follow directions and exert up to 100 pounds of force and endure exposure to all weather conditions. Applicants must have experience in skilled construction equipment operation and supervisory experience. Valid Class A CDL and street flagging certification is required.   Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. 
  • Electric Powerline Technician III (Electric Department) 
    Application Deadline: Open until filled 

    Minimum Starting Salary: $43,980 
    We are seeking a motivated team member to perform skilled journey level work.  Duties include but are not limited to: construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical power distribution systems. Position requires considerable knowledge of hazards and safety precautions involved in power line work. The ideal candidate will have the ability to climb poles, work on high voltage lines under supervision, and take precautionary measures to avoid accidents. Valid Class A CDL and considerable experience required. This is an essential position for purposes of inclement weather.  Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Recently Closed Positions

  • Construction Worker I-interviews in progress
  • Construction Worker II-interviews in progress
  • Summer Day Camp Program Counselor-interviews completed

The Town of Wake Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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