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Mocksville Seeks Town Manager

The Town of Mocksville operates under a council‐manager form of government and is seeking a leader to serve as the chief administrator of the organization. Ensuring good management and providing reliable public services is the objective of the mayor and the town board.

The ideal candidate for the Mocksville Town Manager’s position is an experienced problem solver who demonstrates leadership qualities and has the facilitation and communication skills to develop a common vision of municipal service, gain consensus and buy‐in to that vision, and the energy and drive to execute that vision.

For the full details of the job skills required, and compensation and benefits, please refer to the Position and Community Profile which can be viewed here.

Current Openings

Part-Time Firefighter
Police Officer I
Police Officer II

See complete details below, including links to download applications, for each opening:


Mocksville Fire Department

The Mocksville Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of part-time firefighter to fill part-time shifts with 12-hour day and night shifts available 7 days a week.

Salary range:
Town of Mocksville Pay Grade 12:
$10.50/hour during a 6-month probationary period
$11.03/hour after successful completion of probationary period
Annual employee evaluations are conducted with potential for a merit-based salary increase.

Position prerequisites:
18 years old and a High School Graduate or GED
NCOSFM or IFSAC Firefighter certification
NCOSFM or IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations certification
NCOEMS or National Registry EMT Basic
Valid Class “C” NC Drivers License (Must obtain Class “B” NC Drivers license within 1 year of hire date)

Process Information:
All completed applications must be returned to the Mocksville Town Hall by August 31, 2019.
Applicants must successfully complete the MFD Firefighter Applicant Physical Abilities Test
Upon successful completion of the physical abilities test, candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview.
Successful interview candidates will be notified and scheduled for a pre-employment background check and physical with a potential start date of November 1, 2019.

Job duties and general responsibilities:
Response to calls from the public for assistance involving a wide variety of situations; all aspects of fire suppression and fire rescue, emergency medical care of the sick or injured, provision of specialized rescue service, including confined space rescue, trench rescue, rope rescue, HAZMAT, and driving/operating emergency and non-emergency vehicles

Effective communication with patients and physicians in emergency medical care situations.

Operation of various large and small hand and machine-operated tools (hydraulic and mechanical), including, but not limited to: hydraulic extrication tools, axes, prying tools, pike poles, trench rescue shoring jacks, emergency medical care equipment, confined space rescue tripod and winches, hazardous materials spill control devices, ventilation fans, chain saws, and circular saws

Inspection and maintenance of departmental equipment.

Various physically-demanding tasks related to firefighting, rescue, and response to requests for assistance requiring, but not limited to: lifting of heavy objects or persons, forcing entry, carrying heavy firefighting equipment, attacking fires by dragging and controlling fire hoses, dragging or carrying incapacitated persons, working in full firefighting and hazardous materials protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, climbing ladders while carrying equipment, overhaul of structures through a systematic search for hidden fire, working in zero-visibility, hot, and smoky environments while wearing heavy and constrictive protective equipment. Working in water while wearing flotation protective equipment.

Participation in mandatory medical monitoring program and physical fitness program to assure ability to complete various physically demanding tasks.

Ability to lead citizen groups on tours of fire stations and explain basic function of various pieces of equipment and provide educational opportunities related to fire and emergency safety for different age groups.

Participation with in-house hazardous materials response team.

Knowledge of hazardous materials response and control techniques.

Basic maintenance activities related to upkeep of stations and grounds, including but not limited to painting of walls and ceilings, sweeping and mopping, apparatus cleaning, shoveling snow, and washing windows.

Effective verbal and written communications with the public and coworkers

Answer department phones in a professional manner. Record essential information to send appropriate department resources and or transfer calls to other agencies to most appropriately assist the caller.

Other related duties assigned by an officer of the department.

Interested applicants may click here to download an application or you may pick up applications at the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, or at the Mocksville Fire Department located at 335 Sanford Avenue, Mocksville, NC 27028. Returned applications must include verification of prerequisite certifications via community college or NCOSFM certification summary transcript. Applications can be returned or mailed to town hall at the address listed above. If returning an application by mail, please mark it special attention MFD 2019 Firefighter Process.

Applicants will be notified after the application closing date of their scheduled physical abilities test time, date, and location.


Police Officer I

Salary Range
Town of Mocksville Pay Grade 19
Salary Range: $32,267.63-$48,401.44

General Statement of Duties
Performs general law enforcement work patrolling the town, responding to calls for service, and investigating criminal activity.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class performs a range of law enforcement duties to provide public safety to the community. Work includes patrol, traffic law enforcement, accident investigations, criminal investigations, domestic dispute calls, undercover work, and other related law enforcement duties. The employee works to maintain law and order, protect community members and their property, prevent crime, and the fear of crime. Work may also include specific assignments such as K9 patrol and resource officers in the public schools. The employee must exercise judgement, initiative, and control when performing duties and enforcing laws of the Town of Mocksville and the state. The employee is highly visible in the community and their presence helps deter criminal activity. The employee must maintain a positive image, display tact and firmness when interacting with suspects and witnesses, use reasonable and experienced judgement and discretion. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy as well as state and federal laws.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Protects and serves the public by enforcing town and state laws
  • Patrols streets in their assigned areas to observe and respond to suspicious and criminal activities, or hazardous conditions
  • Maintains high visibility in the community to deter crime
  • Responds to calls for service, complaints, disturbances, theft, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, and other incidents to protect public safety
  • Provides information, direction, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with the community, including specific targeted groups such as the elderly and school-age youth
  • Develops crime prevention programs and educate local business groups, schools, civic and social groups
  • Answers public questions concerning police services
  • Traffic enforcement duties including traffic control, provide directions, issues citations, assists with incidents, congested areas, and special events
  • Conducts crime investigations which includes interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims, collecting evidence, and recording information
  • Preparing court cases and testifying in court when necessary
  • Responds to, and investigates vehicle crashes. Completes all applicable reports
  • Serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents
  • Makes arrests and takes suspects into custody or transports them for medical clearance and/or booking in a facility
  • Works with other law enforcement agencies in accordance with departmental policy
  • Investigates instances of impaired driving and administers the proper field sobriety tests
  • Participates in annual firearms qualification course and maintains a clean and safe firearm
  • Maintains current information of federal and state statutes and court cases as it applies to the duties
  • Attends available trainings to enhance the job knowledge and skills
  • Performs related duties as necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of practices, materials, techniques, and equipment pertinent to the job duties
  • Knowledge of human behaviors and characteristics
  • Skilled in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self- defense tactics
  • Skilled in the use of the patrol car and onboard computer system
  • Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations
  • Ability to take charge of any situation that requires law enforcement intervention
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine the proper course of action
  • Ability to determine if criminal acts have been committed and apprehend and arrest suspects
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, superiors, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to present effective court testimony
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports

Physical Requirements of Work
Work in this position is medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and perform extensive reading. Employee may be required to use sufficient physical force to subdue or restrain persons including the use of lethal and deadly force. Employee is expected to exhibit and maintain a high degree of physical fitness required to withstand the rigors of law enforcement work. Employee is exposed to inside and outside working conditions. Employee may be exposed to noise which would cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level; hazards including proximity to moving equipment; and atmospheric conditions which may affect the respiratory system. Work environment often includes persons with criminal records with little to no respect for law enforcement. Precautions are required to minimize their exposure to blood-borne pathogens, communicable diseases, and bodily harm.

Education and Experience
AA in Criminal Justice or High School Diploma or GED and some law enforcement training or experience preferred or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements
Valid North Carolina Drivers License; Must obtain (and maintain) Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed)

Interested applicants may click here to download an application or you may pick up applications at the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.


Police Officer II

Salary Range
Town of Mocksville Pay Grade 20
Salary Range: $33,881.01-$50,821.51

General Statement of Duties
Performs advanced law enforcement work patrolling the town, responding to calls for service, and investigating criminal activity.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class performs a full range of law enforcement duties to provide public safety to the community. Work includes patrol, traffic law enforcement, accident investigations, criminal investigations, domestic dispute calls, undercover work, and other related law enforcement duties. The employee works to maintain law and order, protect community members and their property, prevent crime, and the fear of crime. Work may also include specific assignments such as K9 patrol and resource officers in the public schools. The employee must exercise judgement, initiative, and control when performing duties and enforcing laws of the Town of Mocksville and the state. The employee is highly visible in the community and their presence helps deter criminal activity. The employee must maintain a positive image, display tact and firmness when interacting with suspects and witnesses, use reasonable and experienced judgement and discretion. Work is performed in accordance with departmental policy as well as state and federal laws.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Protects and serves the public by enforcing town and state laws
  • Patrols streets in their assigned areas to observe and respond to suspicious and criminal activities, or hazardous conditions
  • Maintains high visibility in the community to deter crime
  • Responds to calls for service, complaints, disturbances, theft, burglaries, vehicle accidents, domestic disputes, and other incidents to protect public safety
  • Provides information, direction, and assistance to the public in a variety of situations
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with the community, including specific targeted groups such as the elderly and school-age youth
  • Develops crime prevention programs and educates local business groups, schools, civic and social groups
  • Answers public questions concerning police services
  • Traffic enforcement duties including traffic control, provides directions, issues citations, assists with incidents, congested areas, and special events
  • Conducts crime investigations which includes interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims, collecting evidence, and recording information
  • Preparing court cases and testifying in court when necessary
  • Responds to, and investigates vehicle crashes. Completes all applicable reports
  • Serves warrants, subpoenas, and other legal documents
  • Makes arrests and takes suspects into custody or transports them for medical clearance and/or booking in a facility
  • Works with other law enforcement agencies in accordance with departmental policy
  • Investigates instances of impaired driving and administers the proper field sobriety tests
  • Participates in annual firearms qualification course and maintains a clean and safe firearm
  • Maintains current information of federal and state statutes and court cases as it applies to the duties
  • Attends available trainings to enhance the job knowledge and skills
  • Performs related duties as necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of practices, materials, techniques, and equipment pertinent to the job duties
  • Knowledge of human behaviors and characteristics
  • Skilled in the use of firearms and other police equipment and in the application of self- defense tactics
  • Skilled in the use of the patrol car and onboard computer system
  • Ability to act with sound judgment in routine and emergency situations
  • Ability to take charge of any situation that requires law enforcement intervention
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and determine the proper course of action
  • Ability to determine if criminal acts have been committed and apprehend and arrest suspects
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, superiors, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to present effective court testimony
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise activity reports

Physical Requirements of Work
Work in this position is medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and perform extensive reading. Employee may be required to use sufficient physical force to subdue or restrain persons including the use of lethal and deadly force. Employee is expected to exhibit and maintain a high degree of physical fitness required to withstand the rigors of law enforcement work. Employee is exposed to inside and outside working conditions. Employee may be exposed to noise which would cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level; hazards including proximity to moving equipment; and atmospheric conditions which may affect the respiratory system. Work environment often includes persons with criminal records with little to no respect for law enforcement. Precautions are required to minimize their exposure to blood-borne pathogens, communicable diseases, and bodily harm.

Education and Experience
AA in Criminal Justice or High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of law enforcement experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements
Valid North Carolina Drivers License: Must obtain (and maintain) Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed)

Interested applicants may click here to download an application or you may pick up applications at the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.


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