Employment Opportunities & Benefits

Current Opening:

Human Resources Coordinator, Town of Lake Lure Finance Department

Lake Lure – With a full-time population of over 1,200 and an estimated seasonal peak population of 10,000, the Town seeks a Human Resources Coordinator to perform managerial and administrative work focused on planning, organizing, and directing a comprehensive human resources and payroll management program for the Town of Lake Lure. 

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for the management of the human resources, payroll and payroll accounting functions. 

Emphasis of the work is on defining operating policies and procedures for recruitment, selection and retention, employee relations, management and staff development, equal employment opportunity, classification and pay, employee benefits, performance review and merit pay, policy development, personnel records and payroll. 

Emphasis is also on developing and following procedures and work processes to ensure accuracy of payroll and compliance with federal and state laws regulating employment, leave, overtime and Town pay and benefits policies. 

A Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree(s) in human resources, business administration or related field or at least 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in governmental or private sector human resource and payroll management and administration preferred.  Possession of a valid NC driver’s license required.

This position reports directly to the Finance Director and indirectly to the Town Manager.

The salary range for this position is $46,115-$69,174 plus benefits which include health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement.  Applications can be obtained from the town’s website at www.townoflakelure.com and mailed along with resume to:  Town of Lake Lure, Human Resources, PO Box 255, Lake Lure, NC  28746.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.