Police Officer

The Town of Lake Lure Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Officer.    A North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Certificate is required.  Applicants must have no criminal history.  Thorough criminal, financial and driverís record checks will be conducted prior to employment.  Starting salary for this position is $35,066 plus benefits which include health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement.

Application packets can be obtained through the Lake Lure Police Department at 2950 Memorial Highway, or you may click here to download the Lake Lure Police Department Application Packet.  An application and resume should be submitted to Chief Sean Humphries at the Lake Lure Police Department, PO Box 195, Lake Lure, NC  28746.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information call 828-625-4685.

The Town of Lake Lure is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

The Town of Lake Lure Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time firefighter.   You may click here to download an application or you may pick one up in person at Lake Lure Town Hall or at the Lake Lure Fire Department.
This is a 24 hour shift position and will require work on holidays, weekends and emergency callback.  Applicants should meet the following qualifications: NC Certified Firefighter, current NC Emergency Medical Technician, Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification, Incident Command Level 700, 800, 100, and 200 Certification, NC Wild-land Fire Suppression, and valid NC Class B Driverís License.
Candidates should have at least 3 years experience in a progressive fire department, rescue training and experience in medical response. 
Candidates not already possessing these certifications shall be required to obtain NC Advanced EMT, NC Technical Rescuer, Swift Water Rescue Technician and Ropes Technician within two years from date of hire. 
Candidates must provide medical clearance from physician, complete a physical agility course and written firefighter exam.  Successful candidates will work closely with three other contracted volunteer departments and must exhibit professional attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work in extreme conditions.
Starting salary is $33,396. A 5 % salary increase will be given upon successful completion of a six month probationary period. Applications should be submitted no later than Thursday, September 26, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. to: Lake Lure Fire Chief at PO Box 255, Lake Lure, NC 28746.  



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.