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 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.

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

Current Job Openings  

  • Cultural Resources Center Manager (Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $49,670

    We are recruiting a Cultural Resources Center Manager to the management of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of  cultural program development and administration; the ability to work with volunteer groups; the ability to supervise a diverse staff, and the ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public. This employee will also be responsible for promoting and marketing the Renaissance Centre for special events. This position will report directly to the Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources. Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Management, Cultural Arts, Event Management, Business, Recreation Administration, or related field is required. Five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in community program supervision/administration, or any equivalent combination of education and experience required. Grant writing & sponsorship coordination experience preferred.
  • Senior Electric Meter System Technician (Electric Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $42,907

    We are seeking a candidate to perform skilled senior level work in the operation and management of the Electrical Load Management, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR/AMI) and SCADA systems within the Town's electrical distributions systems. The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of Load Management, AMR/AMI equipment, automation and software, CT's/PT's, SCADA and three phase metering. Working in extreme temperatures, working knowledge of OSHA regulations and frequent on-call and callback required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Electric Meter System Supervisor. Extensive experience as a Journeyman Meter Technician and a Class A CDL are required. CPR and First Aid knowledge preferred. Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
  • Lifeguards (Parks, Recreation & 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 hours-30 hours per week from late May-mid-August.
  • Tree Trimming Technician I (Tree Trimming Department)
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $35,300

    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 with the 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 Trimmer Certification within 6 months of hire required.  Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
  • 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.

Recently Closed Positions

  • Electric System Meter Supervisor-position filled
  • Summer Maintenance Workers-positions filled
  • Pool Concessions/Gate Monitor-interviews completed
  • Town Manager-position filled

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