Current Openings

 
Firefighter Position

The Town of Lake Lure is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time firefighter at the Lake Lure Fire Department.  Applications can be obtained at the Quick Links on the left side of this page, at Lake Lure Town Hall 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC., or at the Lake Lure Fire Department.  Interested parties may contact the Lake Lure Fire Chief at 828-625-9333.  

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 a 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.  Preference will be given to applicants who live within 30 miles of Lake Lure City Limits.  The pay rate is commensurate with experience and the Townís pay classification plan.  Applications should be submitted to: Lake Lure Fire Chief at PO Box 255, Lake Lure, NC 28746.  Applications will be accepted until position filled.

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.


 


 

 

Development and Environmental Review Specialist

The Town of Lake Lure is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Development and Environmental Review Specialist.  Candidate will perform professional, administrative and enforcement type work requiring extensive public contact reviewing applications for land development, codes, environmental regulations, and nuisance abatement.   

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and be able to work independently with minimum supervision.  Independent judgment and initiative must be exercised in determining if land development, environmental regulations and other requirements and provisions of the Code of Ordinances are met in performing various duties as assigned.  Considerable tact and firmness are required in dealing with contractors, engineers, architects, property owners and the general public on zoning, nuisance, lake structures, flood plain, erosion control, tree protection, and other enforcement related matters. 

Candidate must be proficient in detailed report writing and will serve as staff support to the Board of Adjustment/Lake Structures Appeals Board and other Town Boards.  Minimum requirements include a Bachelorís Degree and valid NC Driverís License.  Two years of professional experience in administration and enforcement of local government ordinances and regulations with ARC/GIS Acumen and database management experience is desired.  Consideration will be given to equivalent combination of experience and training.

Submit cover letter, resume, and an application to Human Resources, P.O. Box 255, Lake Lure, NC  28746 or by email to hrcoordinator@townoflakelure.com. Applications can be obtained at the Quick Links on the left side of this page, at Lake Lure Town Hall, 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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.





 

 

 

General Overview of benefits for Full-time employees:

Retirement:

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.

Pension

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.

401(K)

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.

Law Enforcement Officer 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.