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  

  • Office Assistant I  (Finance Department)
    Application Deadline: October 13, 2014
    Minimum Starting Salary: $29,041

    The Town of Wake Forest is seeking a knowledgeable and professional individual for the position of Office Assistant I. This position entails a variety of administrative, secretarial, and record keeping duties. This position is responsible for answering the Town's main telephone lines, transferring calls, receiving and greeting visitors to Town Hall; and provides information to visitors to assist with addressing their needs. This position also coordinates the Town's Guest Services Volunteer Program; interviews volunteer candidates; trains selected volunteers; schedules and oversees the work of the volunteers. This position requires tact and discretion in handling public information matters in the various program areas. Work often requires a high degree of independence and decision making on the part of the employee. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Finance Director. Graduation for high school with some secretarial or clerical experience desired. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
  • Part-Time Office Assistant  (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $14.66/hour

    The Town of Wake Forest seeks a Part-Time Office Assistant for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department. This position will perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the activities of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Job duties will include word processing, data entry, filing, and customer service via phone, email and in-person. This position will be responsible for providing tours of the facility, accepting class registrations, booking reservations and collecting rental fees. Other duties include: invoice preparation, calendar management and assisting with marketing and fundraising efforts. Work is performed under the supervision of the Centre Manager and is evaluated through observation, conferences and the quality and effectiveness of work completed. Minimum Qualifications include: high school diploma or equivalent, 2-3 years of verifiable work experience in a clerical or administrative assistant role, an intermediate/advanced degree of proficiency creating and maintaining word processing and spreadsheet documents, 2-3 years of verifiable work experience offering exceptional customer service. Preferred Qualifications include: verifiable experience in marketing public relations, event promotion and/or venue fundraising. This position will work no more than 25 hours per week. This ideal candidate is available days, evenings and weekends.
  • Part-Time Audiovisual Technician  (Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $14.00/hour

    The Town of Wake Forest seeking a knowledgeable and professional individual for the position of Part-Time Audiovisual Technician. This position will work primarily at the Renaissance Centre. Responsibilities include the setup and operation of a digital soundboard, microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors and all lighting equipment. The selected candidate must be able to successfully fulfill the multimedia needs of a wide range of clients utilizing the Renaissance Centre for their special events. When necessary the A/V Technician will review technical riders for artists and coordinate with production managers. This position will have flexible daytime hours with some evenings and weekends. Minimum qualifications include 2-5 years of verifiable experience as an A/V Technician.
  • Construction Worker III (Streets Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $33,619

    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. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.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 Public Safety Department. Selected individuals will perform general law enforcement work to protect life and property with 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, polygraph, a physical and psychological screening. North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is required. Only applicants with NCBLET Certification will be considered. Shift work required.
  • Telecommunicator (Public Safety Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $33,619

    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 for this highly sensitive position. High school diploma or equivalent required. Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts, 4 days on &  4 days off.
  • Street Crew Supervisor(Streets Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $38,918

    We are looking for a highly motivated team member with experience in skilled equipment operation and supervision of a crew. Must be able to operate a variety of heavy equipment and assist the crew with a variety of jobs including patching potholes, repairing sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveway aprons. This individual will also perform semi-skilled & skilled work in street maintenance, right of way maintenance, construction & maintenance of storm sewers and miscellaneous work. Applicants must be able to read, write and exert up to 100 pounds of force with exposure to all weather conditions. A good driving record is essential. Considerable related construction experience and Class A CDL required. Hours of work:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Equipment Mechanic II (Fleet Maintenance Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $37,065

    We are seeking a qualified applicant to serve as a skilled mechanic in the garage. The ideal candidate will perform minor and/or complex automotive and mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel engines and/or preventative maintenance on all types of automotive and construction equipment. The work requires operation of various test equipment and hand tools in order to support the work activities. The employee is subject to hazards associated with mechanical repairs including working in both inside and outside environments and may be subject to unscheduled overtime and occasional overnight training courses. High school diploma or GED, considerable experience and technical and electronics training preferred. Class A CDL required. Hours of work: Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Yard Waste Collector (Environmental Services Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $25,087

    We are looking for a team member to perform responsible work in yard waste collection and the delivery of solid waste and recycling carts. The ideal candidate will operate construction equipment including trucks, knuckle boom truck, compactor truck and other medium and light equipment. This person will serve on a crew to collect yard waste such as limbs, grass clippings and leaves. Must have the ability to work cooperatively as a team member and respond courteously to citizens. Valid NCDL required, Class B CDL preferred. Must be able to read, write and exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently and 20 pounds constantly. Hours of work: Monday -Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Electric Powerline Technician III (Electric Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $42,907

    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 & considerable experience required. Hours of work: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Recently Closed Positions

  • Urban Forester-position filled

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