Positions Currently Available

Full-time Town Clerk / Tax Collector 

The Town of Newport is currently accepting applications for a full-time Town Clerk / Tax Collector who provides a direct link between the citizens and their municipal government. This position also performs administrative duties in the collection of taxes for the Town.

Work in this critical position would involve a variety of para-professional tasks in support of the record-keeping and public access of the Town to include administering the tax collection program; developing and implementing programs to collect delinquent taxes; coordinating tax billings with the county and handling more complex inquiries regarding taxes. Work requires considerable knowledge of state laws regarding ad valorem tax collections in North Carolina. Town Clerk duties require considerable knowledge of the Town Charter, governing ordinances, structure and organization of the Town; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, municipal government, personnel management and supervision; good knowledge of English, composition, and report writing; good knowledge of office management methods, procedures, and computerized equipment and programs pertinent to the Town Clerk's position; ability to interpret North Carolina General Statutes as they relate to the Town Clerk's functions; ability to effectively maintain public records and documents; ability to prioritize tasks to ensure that deadlines are met; ability to supervise the work of others through planning, organizing, instructing, motivating, and objectively evaluating performance; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with town officials, employees, and the general public.

A full position description further defining this opportunity can be viewed here

The selection and appointment of this position is by the direct authority of the Town Council. For consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to the Town Manager c/o Chris Turner

Interim Town Manager, Newport, NC.


The position is open until filled with a salary range of $45,977 – $63,688 for qualified candidates.

The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Full-time Police Officer and Part-time Police Officer

The Newport Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time police officer and part-time police officer positions.


The Newport Police Department embraces the concept of community policing, while providing police services to include traffic and criminal law enforcement, emergency response, criminal investigations, and special events.  The Department serves a community of approximately 4,800 residents and is conveniently located between Morehead City on the Crystal Coast and the City of Havelock, home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.


Applicants with previous law enforcement experience, advanced education, or advanced training in criminal justice or related field experience preferred.  Applicants must pass a comprehensive background investigation, must possess a NC driver's license at the time of appointment, and meet the minimum standards required for certification as a criminal justice officer as oulined by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Standards Commission.


For consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, employment application, personal history statement (NC Form F3), and an authorization for release of information.  Completed application packets should be submitted electronically to the Chief of Police.  Application packets will also be accepted by personal delivery or US Mail at:

Newport Police Department

255 Howard Blvd.

Newport, NC  28570


Positions open until filled.  For more information: http://www.newportpolice-nc.org/employment/

The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer