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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

Police Chief
Part-Time Firefighter
Police Officer I
Police Officer II
Full-Time Public Services Technician

See detailed job descriptions below. You may complete your application online or 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:
$11.00/hour during a 6-month probationary period
$11.36/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 or NC Medical Responder certification
Valid Class “C” NC Drivers License (Must obtain Class “B” NC Drivers license within 1 year of hire date)

Process Information:
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.

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 complete an application form online or 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 Firefighter Process.

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

Mocksville Fire Department is also seeking volunteers. If you’re looking for a great way to give back to your community and make a difference, the Mocksville Fire Department is always looking for dedicated volunteers to serve in the department.

There are many volunteer jobs in the department that we need help with. If you would like more information check out the Fire Department website or stop by the station at 335 Sanford Avenue in Mocksville, NC.


Police Chief

Salary Range
Town of Mocksville Pay Grade 32
Salary Range: $62,670.78 – $94,006.17

General Statement of Duties

Performs managerial, administrative, and specialized law enforcement work in directing all activities of the Police Department and oversees the overall management of the Agency for the Town and for surrounding areas in certain mutual aid circumstances.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs administrative and managerial law enforcement work serving as the director of the police department and the chief law enforcement officer for the Town of Mocksville. Work involves planning, organizing, and implementing department and Town policies, rules, and directives related to management of the police department. Work also includes preparing annual operating budgets as well as long term capital budgets, administering personnel and payroll of staff, and planning and implementing employee training and the programs. Considerable judgment and initiative is required to determine facts, interpret and apply laws, develop organizational strategies and policies to define the direction of the organization including its mission and objectives. Although work is primarily administrative in nature, the employee is always subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. The employee receives direction from the Town Manager in terms of system wide policy and goals.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Develops and directs the implementation of goals, long-range plans, objectives, policies, directives, regulations, procedures, and work standards for the department
  • Plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates the work of sworn and non-sworn staff through subordinate levels of supervision
  • Recruits, selects, and oversees the training, professional development and work evaluation of department staff; authorizes discipline as required: provides policy guidance and interpretation to staff; ensure that laws, ordinances and policies are consistently enforced
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and the Town needs
  • Develops department budget proposals and administers allocated funds; ensures funds are maintained according to Town accounting procedures; oversees and approves expenses for personnel, equipment, and contracts; monitors payroll expenditures and authorizes overtime
  • Oversees the investigation of major crimes in coordination with other agencies
  • Prepares, recommends and implements strategic plans to meet the Towns current and long-range needs
  • Prioritizes and allocates available resources; reviews and evaluates program and service delivery, makes recommendation for improvement and ensures maximum effective service provision
  • Prioritizes and allocates available resources; reviews and evaluates program and service delivery, makes recommendations for improvement and ensures maximum effective service provision
  • Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, bid and requests for proposals, contract, procedure, ordinances and other written materials
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature of level

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of police administration and methods
  • Considerable knowledge of state statutes and codes, federal guidelines and protocols, and local ordinances relating to law enforcement
  • Knowledge of the physical, economic, and social characteristics of the Town of Mocksville
  • Knowledge of budgetary principles, mathematics, and organization skills
  • Skilled in the use of firearms and other police equipment
  • Ability to perform all law enforcement functions including patrol, investigation, and interrogation
  • Ability to act with sound judgement in routine and emergency situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors and staff, both orally and written
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with staff
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public and address any needs or concerns with the Department
  • Ability to work under physically and emotionally stressful situations
  • Perform other related duties as required

Physical Requirements of Work

Work in this class is described as medium work and frequently requires physical exertion. Employee must have the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and perform extensive reading. 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. 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 fluids.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in criminal justice, political science, public administration or a related field and five years of command or supervisory experience in law enforcement equivalent of Lieutenant; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Special Requirement

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License. Maintain the Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Interested applicants may complete the online application or 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. Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your application.

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 complete the online application or 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 complete the online application form or 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.


Public Services Technician FT

Salary Range

Town of Mocksville Pay Grade 16
Salary Range: $28,710.21 – $43,065.31

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 Requirement

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

Interested applicants may complete the online application form or 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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