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Town of Mocksville


The Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,200 residents, is recruiting to hire a full-time Public Service Technician to work through the public works and utilities functions for the Town.  We enjoy community appreciation for what we do and strong support from our Town Board. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.

The person in this position reports to the Public Services Director, and performs public service and maintenance activities for the Town. The Town seeks an experienced professional with any transferable public service working experience. This experience should include an emphasis in municipal government public services.

Interested applicants can submit a completed employment application with optional letter of interest or resume. The current salary for this position ranges from $21,840 to $32,760, and is negotiable based upon qualifications and experience. Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and annual leave benefits are provided by the Town. Annual salary adjustments are offered through both cost of living adjustments and also through annual performance-based merit pay raises. Submit application materials as noted above to the Mocksville Public Services Technician Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171S. Clement Street or email This position will be open until filled. The Town of Mocksville is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Applications are available at Mocksville Town Hall, or you may click here to download an application.



General Statement of Duties

Performs skilled manual labor in maintaining all public utilities, streets, and infrastructure in the town of Mocksville.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs manual labor in maintaining streets, public utilities, and downtown projects. Work includes general water and sewer repairs, installing pipes, rebuilding manholes, repairing potholes, snow removal, planting trees and flowers, mowing, bush hogging, and any other associated needs that may arise within the town. The employee uses a variety of specialized power equipment including trackhoe, backhoe, skid steer, dump trucks, tractor, snow plow, packers, and jack hammers. Judgement is required in applying rules, procedures and decisions that may affect the quality and accuracy of the work performed. Employee receives assignments from the supervisor and then develops a plan to complete the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Services Director and is evaluated through daily observation until completion.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Operates a variety of power driven equipment including trackhoe, backhoe, skid steer, dump trucks, tractor, snow plow, packers, and jack hammers
  • Sets, forms, pours, and finishes concrete to repair curbs, gutters, driveways, streets, and sidewalks
  • Maintains city properties by cutting brush, raking and hoeing
  • Works with concrete, tearing out, pouring, finishing, and cleaning up
  • Works to improve downtown area by planting trees and flowers, mowing, and flag maintenance
  • Installs and repairs sewage pipes and rebuilds manholes
  • Installs and repairs water pipes and pumps
  • Cleans and removes debris from streets, gutters, storm drains, catch basins, drainage ditches, sidewalks, and streets
  • Performs heavy physical activity doing snow removal
  • Performs related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and aspects of street maintenance
  • Considerable working knowledge of power driven equipment and tools used in construction and maintenance work
  • Ability to understand and adhere to basic safety precautions and procedures
  • Ability to understand written and oral directions
  • Ability to apply policies and procedures at work
  • Knowledge and application of appropriate OSHA standards
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public

Physical Requirements of Work

Work in this class is described as very strenuous. This includes exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. An employee must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. An employee must possess the visual acuity to operate dump trucks, backhoes, tractors, and other power equipment. The employee is subject to environmental conditions, both inside and outside. The employee is, at times, exposed to potential hazards including fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, risk of electric shock, and exposure to wet and/or humid conditions.      

Education and Experience

High School diploma or GED with one to three years experience in water/sewer, plumbing, heavy equipment operations or related labor trade, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License (preference for CDL)

Parks and Grounds Technician I – Part Time/Seasonal
An employee in this class performs manual labor in maintaining Town structures, facilities, parks and grounds. Work includes mowing and landscaping, leaf collection, general maintenance including painting and carpentry, and janitorial duties. Employee will use a variety of tools and light equipment. Judgement is required in applying rules, procedures and decisions that may affect the quality or accuracy of results. Employee is under immediate supervision with detailed instruction and close frequent review of work.

Click here to download the Parks and Grounds Technician I Position Description

Click here to download Application

Town of Mocksville Internship Opportunity

The Town of Mocksville is advertising to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in serving as a management intern with the Town. This opportunity will expose students to experiences in career fields of interest in a local government setting.  An intern will have the opportunity to shadow local government professionals from every major department in order to learn how local governments function. Assignments will include special research projects at the request of the Town Manager. The intern needs to be capable of conducting budget and management analysis, and general data analysis through the use of Microsoft Excel. Work may include some clerical work including data entry tasks, filing, copying, etc. An internship with the Town will also include the opportunity to work briefly alongside Town staff, and to also assist in the coordination of events. To be considered for an internship position with the Town of Mocksville, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited college or university;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills;
  • Be proficient with computer software applications, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Be eager to learn and able to work independently as well as with a group;

Someone with prior local government experience or service with the public a plus. If you ar3e interested in interning with us or have additional questions, please contact Town Hall at (336) 753-6700. Please email or mail a professional resume and a letter of interest to


Town of Mocksville Police Department

Narcotics/General Detective
Investigates and apprehends persons suspected of illegal sale or use of narcotics: Compiles identifying information on suspects charged with selling narcotics. The person in this position must be proficient in Excel, Microsoft office.  The ideal candidate shall possess a minimum of three years documentable Narcotics experience as well as General detective experience. An associate’s degree in a related field is preferred but not required.

Click here to download Narcotics/General Detective Position Description

Click here to download Application

Send applications and resume to:

Chief Todd Penley
Mocksville Police Department
278 N. Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028

Mocksville Police Department – Reserve Police Officer

The Town of Mocksville Police Department is accepting applications for reserve officer. Requirements: Graduation from High School (or GED), BLET Certificate, and valid NCDL. Pass all pre-employment testing: Background investigation and drug screen. Reserves are a non-paid position. Reserves will be required to work 12 hours per month as a condition to hold your certification. Town of Mocksville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications available at Mocksville Town Hall or online: Download Application.

*All applications will be held for six months and reviewed as openings occur.

Send applications and resume to:

Chief Todd Penley
Mocksville Police Department
278 N. Main Street
Mocksville, NC 27028

Town of Mocksville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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