Thank you for visiting the Town of Forest City's Career Opportunities page. We appreciate your interest in employment with the Town of Forest City and look forward to reviewing your candidacy.


The Town of Forest City is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.



The Town is seeking a motivated, well qualified applicant to fill the position of Planner I.  

The Town has seen growth with many commercial projects, including the Facebook Data Center located within the city limits.

Our downtown has experienced revitalization with new restaurants and apartments, construction of a new amphitheater and a 13-mile rails to trail corridor.  The position includes responsibilities such as site plan reviews to assure that regulations are met, approval of permits, review of subdivisions plats and maps and research of property data. Also, being responsible for enforcing residential, commercial, land use, watershed, zoning and other ordinances; assist customers with interpretation of land use and zoning regulations; prepare information and make presentations to the Board of Planning and Adjustment; maintain updates of rezoning information in the Smart Gov system.  Advise property owners and tenants of violations and issue fines when necessary.  Applicant must be a graduate from a college with a degree in planning or related fields.  A minimum of one-year experience as a planner is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of the GIS system and customer relation skills are preferred.  Salary range for this position is $37,797 to $56,696.  Successful applicant must pass drug test and criminal background check prior to employment. EOE.  Open until filled.  First review of applications will be June 5, 2020.  Applications can be obtained at our website www.townofforestcity.com or at Town Hall located at 128 North Powell Street, Forest City, NC 28043. For further information call 828-248-5242.




Please download our application and fill it out. You may turn your application in at Town Hall, Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.