The Town of Hertford employs approximately 25 individuals in a variety of professions. Before anyone can be considered for employment they will need to fill out an employment application. One can be downloaded below and either emailed or mailed to us at Town of Hertford, P. O. Box 32, Hertford, NC 27944.
The application is four pages long so make sure you print or fill out all four pages and sign the last page.
We consider applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The Town of Hertford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Current Job Postings
CHIEF OF POLICE
TOWN OF HERTFORD, NC
The Town of Hertford, North Carolina, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police. Hertford is a diverse, historic community with a population of 2,143 located along US Highway 17 in Northeastern North Carolina between Elizabeth City and Edenton. Hertford has a Council–Manager form of government, with a Mayor and five Council members. The Police Department provides service twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week with eight full-time officers and three reserve officers. The Chief of Police is a "working Chief,” and regularly works a patrol shift. The Chief of Police is hired by, and reports directly to, the Town Manager. The Department has an operating budget of $720,000.
Candidates for the position are required to have at least ten years of strong technical and command or supervisory level experience in a law enforcement agency. Other requirements include: a strong commitment to community-oriented policing; excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; the ability to relate to elected officials, Town staff, citizens, and other law enforcement officials; thorough knowledge of federal, state, and municipal ordinances related to law enforcement.
A bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field; an equivalent combination of education and/ or experience will be considered. Advanced training through the Southern Police Institute or the FBI National Academy is a plus, as is possession of an Advanced Law Enforcement certificate issued by the State of North Carolina. Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience requirements for the position as established by the department and the State of North Carolina. Must be certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina by the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission.
• Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement and crime prevention principles and practices
• Thorough knowledge of the statutes, laws, and ordinances which pertain to law enforcement
•Thorough knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the town, or ability to gain the
• Ability to prepare clear and concise reports analyzing departmental operations
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with varied audiences
• Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate the work of staff, and to motivate, communicate, counsel, and otherwise establish high morale and productivity
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and react effectively in emergency situations
• Ability to maintain good physical condition
• Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with the public
• Ability to prepare departmental budget and provide fiscal analysis and justification of proposals
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, co-workers, other law enforcement agencies, and the general public
• Ability to gather, interpret, and explain technical and statistical information
• Skill in the use of firearms
Position open until filled. Resumes should be submitted no later than February 23, 2018 in order to be fully considered. The pay range is $42,516—$62,923, with the starting salary dependent on qualifications.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to:
Town of Hertford
Brandon S. Shoaf, Town Manager
114 W. Grubb St.
PO Box 32
Hertford, NC 27944
252-426-1969 x.9 office
Questions should also be directed to the above.
Reserve Police Officer
The Town of Hertford is currently accepting applications for the position of Reserve Police Officer. The Police Department provides full police services to the community, including community policing, traffic and criminal law enforcement, emergency response, investigations, special events and special operations. The Department serves a public of approximately 2200 residents.
Selected candidates will have to complete an extensive pre-hire process that will include a medical examination, pychological examination, and drug screening. Reserve Officers are required to work a minimum of 16 hours per month to keep their certification with the Town of Hertford. Successful candidates will also have to complete the department's orientation and field training program prior to working alone as a reserve officer.
All applicants must already have their Basic Law Enforcement Certification and eligible for immediate certification with NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards. All applicants must also possess a valid NC Driver's License at the time of appointment.
To apply for this position, please complete the Town of Hertford application, NC Criminal Justice Standards Division Form F3, and the consent to release information. Applications should be mailed or returned to the address below.
Open until filled.
Full Time Police Officer
The Town is currently accepting applications for the position of Fulltime Police Officer. The Police Department provides full police services to the community, including community policing, traffic and criminal law enforcement, emergency response, investigations, special events and special operations. The Department serves a population of approximately 2200 residents.
Selected candidates will have to complete an extensive pre-hire process that will include a medical examination, psychological examination, and drug screening. Successful candidates will have to complete the department's orientation and field training program prior to working alone as a police officer and are required to complete a 12 month probationary period.
Applicants must already have their Basic Law Enforcement Certification and be eligible for immediate certification with NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards. All applicants must also possess a valid NC Driver's License at the time of appointment. Starting Salary is $31,121 with excellent health and benefits package.
To apply for this position, please complete the Town of Hertford Application, NC Criminal Justice Standards Division F3, and the consent to release information. The Town Application is available on the website, please call the Department for the others and any questions.
Completed Applications and other forms should be mailed to:
Hertford Police Department
PO Box 275
Hertford, NC 27944
Attention: Brandon Shoaf, Town Manager
TOWN OF HERTFORD
Administrative Support Specialist
The Town is seeking an Administrative Support Specialist for the Police Department. Applicants must have a valid NC driver’s license. This is a full time position with excellent medical, dental, vision, with State and 40lK retirement benefits. Minimum starting wage for an Administrative Support Specialist is $10.60 per hour. A full description of the duties is available at the Municipal Building. Request an application at the Municipal Building at 114 W. Grubb Street, Hertford or www.townofhertfornc.com . Applications will be accepted for the position through February 23rd, 2018. The Town of Hertford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.