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The Town of Huntersville employs approximately 160 individuals in full and part time positions across the organization.  

 

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

 

Huntersville offers a wide range of benefit options and generous leave policies including:

  • Medical insurance for the employee / dependent coverage is offered
  • Dental insurance for the employee / dependent coverage is offered
  • Life insurance policy – two times annual salary with a cap of $200,000
  • Long-term disability coverage (60% of salary, up to $5,000 per month with a 6 month waiting period)
  • 401K plan with a 5% salary contribution by the Town and optional contribution by employee
  • Membership in the NC Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System with a contribution by the Town and required employee contribution of 6%
  • Employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts
  • Annual vacation accrual of 10 days and sick accrual of 12 days 
  • Holidays:  New Year's, Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and three workdays at Christmas

 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Employment opportunities are posted to this site as vacancies become available and applications will only be considered for those vacancies.  Additionally, individuals will only be considered for employment if all required forms and documents are received by the posted closing date of the recruitment noted in the table below.  All conditional offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background check.

 

Equal Opportunity

The Town of Huntersville is committed to providing equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, marital status, disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.   

E-Verify

The Town of Huntersville is required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 

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Current Opportunities:

 

Job Title Salary Range Closing Date
Police Officer  $38,636.78 - 61,722.25   Ongoing
Town Attorney $75,029.00 - 148,262.50 Open Until Filled
Staff Engineer $58,216.49 - 92,564.22 Open Until Filled
Engineering Inspector Technician $43,502.74 - 69,169.36 Open Until Filled
Public Works Equipment Operator $30,667.72 - 48,761.68  Open Until Filled
Public Works Crew Leader $36,525.75 - 58,075.93  Open Until Filled
Public Works Technician $27,294.17 - 43,397.71   Open Until Filled 
Park Repair Technician $27,294.17 - 43,397.71   Open Until Filled 
Park/Building Monitor $10.22 per hour  Open Until Filled

 

Scroll down to see a full description of each opportunity.  Starting salary is dependent on qualifications, education and training.  


Police Officer

Salary: $38,636.78 + DOE and educational level with a 5% increase at the end of a successful 12-month probation period. Excellent benefits package including 401-K and tuition reimbursement.


Requirements: The Huntersville Police Department strives to be recognized as one of North Carolina’s finest law enforcement agencies and a model of excellence in the delivery of professional, innovative and progressive police services. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of Community Policing philosophy and an understanding of the SARA model of problem solving. Must be able to make sound decisions in dealing with emergency and non-emergency situations. Job requires extensive public contact in which officer must relate professionally with students, citizens, business owners and sometimes, the media. Applicants must be BLET certified at the time the application is received. Also, accepting out of state applicants who are currently sworn as a Law Enforcement Officer with at least two years of experience. Must be able to pass all phases of the hiring process, including oral board, background investigation, psychological and physical examinations, polygraph test and drug screening.

Currently Accepting Applications for Unanticipated Future Vacancies: Applicants must have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training or are currently a sworn law enforcement officer for another agency/state.

 

To start the application process for employment as a Huntersville Police Officer, prepare a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your BLET certification and click HERE.  To ask questions or contact the recruiter directly, email hpdrecruiter@huntersville.org

 


Town Attorney

 

Description of Work:  The Town Attorney shall be the statutory legal adviser to the Board of Commissioners (“Board”), and it shall be the duty of the Town Attorney to represent the Town; advise Town officials and staff; and, perform such other duties as required by law or as may be directed by the Board.  The Town Attorney performs, and/or supervises, complex professional and administrative work, legal analytical evaluations in the areas of interpretation of law, and litigation to oversee the legal affairs of the Town.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Town Board and serves at the pleasure of the Board.  

Essential Duties of the Position: 
  • Serves as legal counsel to the Town Board of Commissioners to provide legal advice to the Board and all Town departments.  Ensure that all laws of the State, the Town Charter, Ordinances, regulations and Resolutions of the Board are executed within the Town.  Attend all Town Board meetings, and provide advice to other Town boards as needed.  Examine and advise the legality of all proceedings and actions of the Town Board. 
  • Draft, or supervise the drafting of Resolutions and Ordinances for the Town Board, and all municipal contracts, agreements, deeds, leases, including developer agreements and tax increment document review and preparation, and any other legal documents on behalf of the Town. 
  • Represent the Town in the acquisition or transfer of properties and prepare, or supervise the preparation of legal documents required for transactions. Conduct, or supervise title examinations for land acquisitions and/or conveyances, or any other matter that necessitates an examination of the records.  Advise on planning and other land use matters.
  • Advise or assist the Town in employment related matters.  Bring, or supervise as appropriate, suits necessary to be instituted, and defend, or supervise the defense of actions brought against the Town, including appellate litigation.  Decide major legal questions in litigation, claims, leases, contracts, land titles, and related legal matters.  Investigate and evaluate all claims by the Town against others and recommend appropriate course of action, including, but not limited to code enforcement and administrative actions.
  • Supervise department staff and prepare/oversee department budget and expenses.
  • Perform any other duties that may be required or authorized by the Board.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Comprehensive knowledge in a variety of legal areas, including but not limited to, municipal law, property and real estate law, eminent domain, economic and redevelopment activities, contracts, employment law, and general knowledge of bonding and financial processes; comprehensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and court decisions affecting municipalities; ability to anticipate legal problems and involvement as may affect the Town; ability to present complex ideas effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials and staff, court officials, members of the bar, and the general public.  Strong knowledge of zoning/subdivision and other planning laws is desired.  Exhibit good professional judgement, and provide sound counsel and advice.  

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  Must have juris doctor degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of North Carolina. A minimum of five (5) years of experience preferably practicing law in the State of North Carolina, with a considerable amount of which shall have been in the practice of municipal law. Must be in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar.  

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and application by email to Lara Cagle, Administrative Analyst, at lcagle@huntersville.org or mail to PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC 28070.  Applications may be downloaded from the link above.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing a Town of Huntersville application.  All applications received by December 28, 2017 will be considered at the first review of applicants in January 2018.  Contact phone:  704-875-6541

 

Staff Engineer

Description of Work:  Performs technical and professional work in the development, coordination, and design of department projects. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Engineering and Public Works Director.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position:  The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Reviews development plans and related documents/specifications for compliance with applicable ordinances, guidelines, and policies.
  • Participates on inter-departmental teams related to land development processes, permitting procedures.  Participates in writing and revising ordinances and technical designs and manuals.
  • Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable regulations, guidelines and new methods.
  • Develops roadway and drainage plans for Town Projects.
  • Assists Town Construction Engineer in the development of contract documents, cost estimates, specifications and all other related aspects of project construction administration.
  • Perform other duties as apparent or assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and equipment related to civil engineering; knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing vehicular movements; ability to communicate technical ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare and present technical reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, other public officials and representatives, associates and the general public.  Skilled in the use of computers, to include standard word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.  CAD experience is required. 

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor of Science degree with coursework in civil engineering; three to five years of working experience in the civil engineering field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience with roadway design and stormwater design is a plus.

Special Requirements:  Possession of E.I. certificate. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and application by e-mail to Candice Tatu, Administrative Assistant, at ctatu@huntersville.org or mail to PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC, 28070.  Applications may be downloaded from the link above.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing a Town of Huntersville application.  Contact Phone: (704) 875-7007 


 

Engineering Inspector Technician

Description of Work:  Position will function as Engineering inspector under direct supervision of the Town Construction Engineer and provide support to the Engineering and Public Works Department by  representing the Town’s interest on a variety of construction projects.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position: The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Performs technical and detail-oriented work requiring application of civil engineering principles and common construction practices.
  • Performs field inspections and testing on a variety of construction projects to assure compliance with applicable plans and specifications.
  • Responds to inquiries and complaints from public and private agencies and the general public.
  • Assists in project layout and general construction surveying.
  • Rejects defective work and advises contractors of necessary corrective action.
  • Prepares project reports.
  • Provides technical advice regarding Town standards as related to the installation and repair of utilities, streets, storm drainage, sidewalks, grading and erosion control.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of the materials, methods and practices used in various types of construction; proficiency in reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to work well with others and in a team environment; ability to interact courteously and effectively with public and contracting community; ability to plan, organize and prioritize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision;  proficient in Microsoft Office; possess or have the ability to obtain applicable NCDOT testing certifications.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  High school diploma or GED with three years’ experience in field engineering and construction/maintenance projects or equivalent combination of education, work experience and relevant industry/job specific knowledge, skills, and/or certifications. Previous experience in public works as well as college coursework in civil engineering, engineering technology, construction management or related field is preferred. Surveying knowledge and experience is preferred.

Special Requirements:  Possession of a driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.

To Apply:  Applications may be downloaded from the link above and will be accepted by mail at PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC, 28070 or e-mailed to Candice Tatu, Administrative Assistant, at ctatu@huntersville.org.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing Town of Huntersville application but may be attached.   Contact Phone:  (704) 875-7007  Contact Fax:  (704) 875-1114


 

Public Works Equipment Operator

Description of Work:  Performs work in the operation of various light to heavy motorized equipment in the construction and maintenance of streets, storm drainage systems, sidewalks, curb & gutter, right-of-way and other Town facilities.  Additionally, when not operating equipment, performs unskilled, semi-skilled and/or skilled manual labor as assigned.  This position is subject to Emergency Call Back during emergency situations and inclement weather.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position:  The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Operates a variety of equipment including backhoe, excavator, skid steer loader, dump truck, asphalt roller, asphalt paver, asphalt patch truck, motor grader, tractors, and other light to heavy equipment in the performance of tasks.
  • Uses a variety of hand tools in performance of tasks.
  • Frequently assigns work to Public Works Laborer crew members to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Occasionally performs duties typically assigned to Public Works Crew Leader when deemed necessary by Public Works Operations Manager.
  • Ensures that all safety rules and regulations are observed on the job site.
  • Participates in all training made available.
  • Maintains records and logs of services performed.
  • Assists in the fabrication and/or installation of street signs.
  • Performs grounds maintenance duties including mowing grass, trimming shrubs, removing weeds, trash/bulk item collection, etc.
  • Performs routine service on equipment as assigned.
  • Performs all other duties as apparent and/or assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Thorough  knowledge of public works operations and the practices and techniques of operating and servicing motorized vehicles and equipment; general knowledge of the traffic law and regulations governing equipment operation; general knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary in public works operations; some knowledge of geography and soil characteristics; skill and care in the operation of several types of trucks and construction equipment; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to learn geography of Town; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to read sketches and plans for quantity calculations; mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; ability to communicate work directions to assigned personnel; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  High school diploma or GED and experience operating medium to heavy construction equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:  A valid NC Commercial Driver’s License Class A (CDL) will be required within 90 working days of job appointment.

To Apply:  Applications may be downloaded from the link above and will be accepted by mail at PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC, 28070 or e-mailed to Candice Tatu, Administrative Assistant, at ctatu@huntersville.org.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing Town of Huntersville application but may be attached.   Contact Phone:  (704) 875-7007  Contact Fax:  (704) 875-1114


 

Public Works Crew Leader

Description of Work: Performs work in the operation of motorized equipment in the construction and maintenance of streets, storm drains, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, right-of-ways and other public works facilities and related work as required.  Supervises the activities of Public Works crew(s) in the maintenance and repair of Town infrastructure.  This position is subject to Emergency Call Back during emergency situations and inclement weather.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position:  The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Leads work crew(s) performing construction and maintenance activities; prioritizes work and decides what equipment and materials are needed to accomplish work assignments; assigns work, materials, and equipment to crew members; assures that all safety rules and regulations are observed on the job site.
  • Supervises assigned staff and evaluates performance; monitors operations to identify and resolve problems and priorities.
  • Reviews and inspects the work of the assigned staff to assure the quality of work and the timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Supervises the construction, repair and maintenance of streets and related infrastructure; read and interpret engineering plans with ability to calculate quantities.
  • Conducts training for assigned staff.  Instructs crew in work techniques and the proper use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintains records and logs of services performed and general information.
  • Monitors and ensures adherence to Town policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Operates various equipment, including but not limited, to excavators, backhoes, loaders, pavers, rollers, trucks, etc.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Thorough  knowledge of public works operations and the practices and techniques of operating and servicing motorized vehicles and equipment; general knowledge of the traffic law and regulations governing equipment operation; general knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary in public works operations; some knowledge of geography and soil characteristics; skill and care in the operation of several types of trucks and construction equipment; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to learn geography of Town; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to read sketches and plans for quantity calculations; mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; ability to communicate work directions to assigned personnel; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Training and Experience Requirements:  High school diploma or GED and considerable experience operating medium to heavy construction equipment including supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:  A Commercial Driver’s License Class A (CDL) valid in the State of North Carolina will be required within 60 working days of job appointment.

To Apply:  Applications may be downloaded from the link above and will be accepted by mail at PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC, 28070 or e-mailed to Candice Tatu, Administrative Assistant, at ctatu@huntersville.org.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing Town of Huntersville application but may be attached.   Contact Phone:  (704) 875-7007  Contact Fax:  (704) 875-1114

 


 

 

Public Works Technician

Description of Work: Position will function as Public Works Technician under direct supervision of the Public Works Supervisor and Public Works Crew Leader and will be expected exhibit skill in the safe use and care of assigned equipment including hand & power tools in the performance of various grounds, storm water, and street maintenance tasks.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position:

  • Perform shoulder and ditching work along public right of ways.
  • Assists with various asphalt and concrete maintenance and patching.
  • Performs general stormwater drainage maintenance.
  • Performs grounds’ maintenance duties including mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees.
  • Assists with horticultural practices such as fertilizing, planting, spreading seed and lime, and watering.
  • Assists with the fabrication and installation of street name markers and roadway signs.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  General knowledge of the use of common hand and specialized power tools; some knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of equipment used in grounds and street maintenance; skill in the use of equipment to which assigned; ability to perform labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.  Must be available for emergency call-back. 

Training and Experience Requirements:  High school diploma or GED with and minimal experience in grounds and street maintenance, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting, frequently repetitive motions and occasionally requires speaking or hearing; work requires depth perception and color perception; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to vibration, frequently working near moving traffic and mechanical parts and occasionally requires exposure to extreme cold (non-weather) and exposure to extreme heat (non-weather); work is generally in a loud noise location.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a driver's license with appropriate endorsements valid in the State of North Carolina.

To Apply:  Applications may be downloaded from the link above and will be accepted by mail at PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC, 28070 or e-mailed to Candice Tatu, Administrative Assistant, at ctatu@huntersville.org.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing Town of Huntersville application but may be attached.   Contact Phone:  (704) 875-7007  Contact Fax:  (704) 875-1114


Park Repair Technician

Description of Work:  Performs semiskilled work in a variety of parks maintenance and repair assignments for parks and grounds areas, facility and equipment, and related work as required. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Park Repair Coordinator.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position:  The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Inspects playground equipment to ensure items are hazard free and operating safely.
  • Mows grass, edges sidewalks and curbs, trims trees and shrubs, plants flowers, and spreads mulch.
  • Applies pesticides and weed killer.
  • Prepares athletic fields for playing; marks lines; fertilizes and aerates various playing fields; lays sod and top dresses ball fields, common grounds and turf areas.
  • Performs general custodial duties; sweeps and mops facilities; cleans restrooms; removes trash; assists in maintaining gymnasium floor.
  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of basic plumbing fixtures, minor electrical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning work.
  • Assists with concrete and asphalt installation and repairs.Performs general maintenance duties including painting objects, buildings, dug outs, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in general maintenance and grounds keeping work; materials, equipment, tools and techniques of the standard building trades; safety precautions applicable to the duties of the class; and, methods used in the preparation of baseball and softball fields; ability to understand and follow instructions; perform manual labor for extended periods of time; and, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  High school diploma or GED and up to 2 years of experience in the performance of maintenance and repair work.

Special Requirements:  Possession of valid NC pesticide application license within six months of hire. Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.

To Apply:  Applications may be downloaded from the link above and will be accepted by mail with a current resume at Huntersville Parks and Recreation, PO Box 2879, Huntersville, NC  28070 or e-mailed with a current resume to Joe Greene, Parks Maintenance Superintendent, jgreene@huntersville.org,  For additional information call 704.464.5327.  


Park/Building Monitor

Description of Work:  Performs semiskilled work opening, closing and monitoring facility operations; ensuring safety and cleanliness of facilities and equipment, and related work as required.  Work is performed under limited supervision and general hours will be within these hours:  Friday nights from 5pm – 1am; Saturday and Sunday from 6am – 11pm. Monday – Thursday from 5pm – 10pm. Work may be scheduled depending on Athletic Seasons.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the PositionThe following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Opens and closes parks and facilities; unlocks and locks bathroom doors and gates.
  • Promotes good relations with citizens using the parks and recreation facilities
  • Ensures that facilities and surrounding areas are clean and ready for use
  • Ensures that all bathrooms are stocked, sanitary and clean
  • Ensures compliance with park/gym rules and regulations, assisting individuals and groups using parks/gyms and ensuring safety and security of parks/gyms and patrons
  • Sets up facilities and equipment for use and special events and restores to original set up after use
  • Turns facilities lights on and off
  • Maintains various attendance information as required
  • Assists with field preparation, dragging and lining and temporary fencing setup
  • Consults with Facilities and Tournament Supervisor and/or Assistant Athletic Coordinator when any issues arise
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Some knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in general maintenance and grounds keeping work; some knowledge of the materials, equipment, tools and techniques of the standard building trades; some knowledge of safety precautions applicable to the duties of the class; some knowledge of the methods used in the preparation of baseball and softball fields; ability to understand and follow instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:  High school diploma or GED.

To Apply:  Applications may be downloaded from above and will be accepted Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm at the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office at 105 Gilead Rd, 3rd Floor, can be mailed to PO Box 2879, Huntersville, NC 28070 or e-mailed to Steve Roberson, Facility and Tournament Supervisor, at sroberson@huntersville.org