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Employment Opportunities with the Town of Huntersville will be posted on this page.   

The Town of Huntersville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.  

A drug screen and background check are required for all successful applicants.

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Job Title
Starting Salary Closing Date
 Police Officer
$38,636.78  Ongoing
 Public Works Equipment Operator
$30,667.72 Open Until Filled 

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.

Huntersville Police Department
P.O. Box 664
Huntersville, NC 28070

The Town of Huntersville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Public Works Equipment Operator

Starting Salary: $30,667.72 with a 5% increase at the end of a successful 6-month probation period.

Description of Work:  Position will function primarily under general supervision of Public Works Crew Leader(s) 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.

Essential Duties, Skills, and Demands of the Position:  The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
• 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.

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.

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

Physical Requirements:  
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; 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 use of measuring devices and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to vibration, frequently working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to the risk of electrical shock and occasionally requires exposure to extreme cold and exposure to extreme heat; work is generally in a very loud noise location. This position is subject to Emergency Call Back during emergency situations and inclement weather.

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

How to Apply: All applicants must submit a Town of Huntersville application to the contact person listed below. Resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing Town of Huntersville application.

Contact Person: Candice Tatu- Administrative Assistant (

Contact Address: Town of Huntersville, PO Box 664, Huntersville, NC 28070

Contact Phone: (704) 875-7007
Contact Fax: (704) 875-1114