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Animal Services/Control

The Forest City Police Department is excited to announce an opportunity for those passionate about animal welfare and public service. We are currently seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as our part-time civilian Animal Services/Control. This role is integral in promoting the care, custody, and control of animals within our city limits and ensuring compliance with city ordinances.

About the Position:
Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week at $17.00 per hour.
Role: Non-sworn, civilian position with limited authority to issue citations

Duties Include:
Responding to service calls
Investigating cases involving animals
Capturing animals running at large
Responding to calls for sick, injured, or possibly rabid animals
Writing reports and maintaining accurate documentation
Assisting Police Officers and other department staff

Who We Are Looking For:
Individuals with a valid driver's license
Those who have or can quickly gain knowledge of the geographic area of Forest City
Ability to interact effectively in stressful situations
Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
Work requiring physical exertion
Work involves considerable risk to personal safety
Exposure to adverse environmental conditions

Join us in making a difference in our community and the lives of animals. If you have a strong sense of duty and a commitment to public service, we encourage you to apply.
For more details and how to apply, visit our website at www.townofforestcity.com/police
or contact our office at (828) 245-5555.

The Town of Forest City is accepting applications for a Part Time Maintenance Worker in the Street Department. This position is seasonal/part-time.

Applications will be accepted at City Hall, 128 North Powell Street. The position will be open until filled. Applications can be obtained at our website www.townofforestcity.com or at the Human Resources Department located at 128 North Powell Street, Forest City, NC 28043.

Applicant must have physical stamina to perform the work in various weather conditions. Duties can include leaf collections, grass cutting, weed eating, edging, and other duties as assigned. Applicants should have a valid NC driver’s license.

Successful applicant must pass drug test and criminal background check prior to employment.

For further information contact Mara Short 828-202-2234.

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 of Forest City is accepting applications for a Police Officer.

The Town of Forest City is accepting applications for the position of police officer with a minimum starting salary of $45,252. Salary consideration will be based on experience. Additional benefits include: Prudential NC401K with a 5% employer contribution, death and disability income with Hartford Life Company, membership into the NC Retirement System, State Employees Health Plan/provided to the employee at no cost, 12 paid holidays per year. Lateral new hires may transfer accumulated sick leave.

Preferred applicants will have a good knowledge of modern police practices, laws relating to arrest, search and seizure, apprehension of criminals and traffic control. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must: possess NC General Law Enforcement Certification, high school diploma/GED, have no felony convictions and a valid NC class “C” driver’s license. Prior to employment, applicants must successfully complete a physical/drug screen examination, psychological, polygraph and extensive background investigation. Application packets may be received in person at Forest City Police Department or by contacting Lacey Euten at 828.245.5555 ext 1401. For consideration, the completed application packets must be returned to Chief Chris J. LeRoy at 187 S. Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for consideration and position will be open until filled.

Applicants who have previously submitted applications and/or who have an active application on file will be receiving a letter from the Forest City Police Department. The letter will inform the applicant he/she must submit a letter of interest to Chief Chris J. LeRoy to remain in consideration for this and future openings. Those not submitting a letter of interest will be taken out of the active applicant file and will not be considered for further employment unless the applicant submits a letter requesting his/her application remain in the active applicants.

The Town of Forest City 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.

Please download our application and fill it out. You may turn your application in at Town Hall, Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm or submit the application to hr@townofforestcity.com.