Employment Opportunities & Benefits

Current Openings:

Thank you for your interest in working for the Town of Lake Lure.  We have the following employment vacancies:

POSITION: Zoning and Code Enforcement Administrator

This position involves responsible, professional, complex work in administering and enforcing zoning, nuisance, and other regulations in both indoor and outdoor settings, including rugged terrain and inclement weather conditions.

Minimum requirements include an Associateís Degree in a planning related field or equivalent experience.  Applicants must be a North Carolina Certified Zoning Official.  Those not certified, but otherwise qualified may be hired as an Assistant Zoning Administrator until this requirement is met.

Strong verbal  and written communication skills and the ability to use a computer for word processing is required.  GIS skills are desirable.  The pay range for this position is $38,916 to $58,601, with the starting salary dependent on qualifications. The position reports to the Community Development Director.

Deadline for application: None. The position will remain open until filled.        


Send cover letter, resume and application to:
Community Development Director
P. O. Box 255
Lake Lure, NC  28746

OR by email to cdd@townoflakelure.com.

POSITION: Assistant Manager for the ABC Store in Lake Lure, NC

The Lake Lure Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Store has an opening for a part-time assistant manager. This position will start out as part-time working approximately 30 hours per week leading to full-time position with benefits. Applicants must have retail experience, considerable knowledge of Quick Books, and possess a valid NC Driverís License.  Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.  The pay rate is commensurate with experience
Applications can be downloaded on this page or picked up in person at the Lake Lure ABC Store, 2654 Memorial Highway. 

Deadline for application: None. The position will remain open until filled.    


General Overview of benefits for full-time employees:


The Town provides a defined benefit pension plan which is mandatory and a traditional 401K deferred savings plan which is mandatory for law enforcement officers but optional for general employees.  The Town is also required by NC General Statutes to pay each officer, upon retirement, a separation allowance if the officer meets qualifying conditions set forth in the General Statutes.


The town participates in the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System through the State of North Carolina.  Employees working a regular position averaging 1,000 or more work hours per year must be enrolled and contributing a percentage of their salary.  The Town makes a contribution for all general employees and law enforcement officers in addition to the employee's contribution. The Town also contributes a percentage of employees' salaries into the state retirement system for retiree health coverage.


The plan is administered through Prudential Retirement.  The Town must contribute at least 5 percent of each law enforcement officer's compensation.  The Town makes a matching contribution of up to 5 percent for general employees including firefighters.

Separation Allowance

The Town is required by General Statutes to pay each officer upon retirement a special separation allowance equal to 0.85 percent of the annual equivalent to the officer's last base rate of pay, multiplied by the officer's number of years of creditable service, if the officer meets certain qualifying conditions set forth in the General Statutes.

Worker's Compensation:

The town is required either to purchase third-party worker's compensation insurance or to self-fund a program to provide for medical coverage, rehabilitation expenses, and loss of income for employees who have suffered on the job injuries or illnesses.  By statute the worker's compensation benefit is 66.66 percent of the injured worker's average weekly wage.  The benefit is tax-free and therefore approximates and employee's take-home pay.

Unemployment Benefits:

The NC Employment Security Act requires NC local government employers to participate in its employer-financed program to provide partial-income replacement benefits to employees who have lost their jobs.  The Town, unlike private employers, is not subject to the payroll tax that funds unemployment benefits unless they choose to participate in the program on an experience-rated basis.  The Town participates on a so-called reimbursement basis under which pays the ESC for the amounts that the ESC has expended in providing unemployment benefits to former employees.