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  

  • Public Facilities Specialist (Public Buildings Department) 
    Application Deadline: Open until filled 
    Minimum Starting Salary: $38,562

    We are seeking a team member to perform a variety of skilled tasks related to the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities, especially the LEED certified Town Hall. Work includes maintaining and repairing facilities and equipment in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electrical and HVAC. Duties also include, maintaining inventory, tracking work orders, maintaining databases, responding to work orders and preparing reports. General knowledge of practices, materials, tools and equipment and completion of course work or experience in two of the following: plumbing, electrical, carpentry or HVAC proficiency at the journeyman level preferred.
  • Code Enforcement Officer (Electric Department) 
    Application Deadline: Open until filled 
    Minimum Starting Salary: $40,490-$55,000

    We are seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Code Enforcement Officer. The position involves plan review and inspection of work in progress. The ideal candidate will possess a Level I certification in building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. Employee will maintain records of inspections and prepare necessary reports for the Inspections Director.
  • Part-Time Maintenance Workers(Parks, Recreation &  Cultural Resources Department) 
    Application  Deadline: Open until filled 
    Minimum Starting  Salary: $10.17/ per hour

    We are currently accepting applications for Maintenance Workers.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  landscaping, mowing and park cleaning. Work schedule can be flexible and does contain some evening and weekend work.  Approximately 20-30 hour per week. Minimum qualifications include: High school Diploma/GED and a valid NC Drivers License.  All applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background screening.
  • Telecommunicator (Public Safety Department)
    ​Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $34,977

    The Town of Wake Forest  is seeking a team-player to receive emergency and routine calls for police assistance and general information. The ideal candidate must be able to dispatch police units, operate a variety of electronic equipment and answer several incoming calls at one time. Work requires frequent public contact that will require tact, firmness, decisiveness, and judgment in order to obtain necessary information from people who are under extreme stress. Must be able to multi-task and choose appropriate courses of action in a rapid and efficient manner. DCI operator certification is preferred. We will conduct a thorough background investigation, as this is a highly sensitive position. High school diploma or equivalent required. Preference will be given to applicants with public safety experience. Work schedule: 12 hour shifts rotating days and nights every two (2) weeks, working four (4) days on and four (4) days off (will include some nights, weekends and holidays). This is an essential position for purposes of inclement weather.
  • Electric Powerline Technician II (Electric Department) 
    Application Deadline: Open until filled 
    Minimum Starting Salary: $40,490

    The Town of Wake Forest is seeking a knowledgeable individual to perform technical Powerline work. Duties include but are not limited to: construction, maintenance and repair of electrical power distribution systems. Position requires knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions necessary in powerline 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 required. This is an essential position for purposes of inclement weather.  Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.
  • Police Officer (Public Safety Department)
    ​Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $40,490

    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 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.
  • Equipment Mechanic I (Fleet Maintenance Department)
    ​Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $33,311

    The Town of Wake Forest seeks an energetic and team oriented individual for the position of Equipment Mechanic I.  An employee in this class serves as a skilled mechanic in the garage.  The employee performs automotive and mechanical work repairing gasoline and diesel engines and performing preventive maintenance.  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 exposure to various hazards such as loud noises, vibration, moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and oils.  The work in this class is distinguished from that of the equipment mechanic II by the difficulty of work assigned and the technical knowledge required to perform the work, especially in the area of electronics. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fleet Services Superintendent.  Educational Requirement:  Graduation from high school supplemented by course work in equipment maintenance, and considerable related experience in repairing automotive, construction, and specialized equipment.  Hours of work: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Construction Worker III (Streets Department)
    ​Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Minimum Starting Salary: $34,977   

    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. 

Recently Closed Positions

  • Energy & Line Location Specialist-interviews in progress

  • Assistant Planning Director-interviews in progress

  • Part-Time Event Staff-interviews in progress

  • Fleet Services Superintendent-interviews completed

  • Parks and Recreation Maintenance Specialist-position filled

The Town of Wake Forest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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