Positions Currently Available


The Town of Newport, NC is seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of professional law enforcement experience including leadership, management, strong fiscal management and a customer-service philosophy with experience in municipal law enforcement, community policing, and resource management to serve as the next Chief of Police. 

The Town of Newport operates under a Council – Manager Form of government. The Chief of Police reports directly to the Town Manager and is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $754,000.  Department staff include 8 full-time and 3 part-time sworn personnel.   Minimum requirements include: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a closely related field; advanced leadership training; 10 years of progressively responsible municipal law enforcement experience, including a minimum of 5 years at the supervisory or administrative level. Must be certified as a law enforcement officer in NC or eligible for certification immediately upon hire.  Must possess a valid NC Driver’s License. Interested applicants must submit a Town of Newport employment application along with cover letter and resume. The Town of Newport employment application is available at www.townofnewport.com  at the front desk of Newport Town Hall. All applications must be submitted via electronically to Angela Christian, Town Manager   achristian@townofnewport.com or delivered to: Town Manager, Town of Newport, and P.O. Box 1869 Newport, NC   28570.     This position is open until filled.        


The Town of Newport is accepting applications for a  Planning & Zoning Administrator.   The position will be responsible for administrative functions for planning, zoning, flood and minimum housing as needed.    The successful applicant will provide administrative and professional support to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and Town Council.   Additionally,  they will  

  • Reviews development and related land use permit applications, site plans, subdivision plats, variance applications, etc.
  • Examines applications for compliance with established plans and ordinances, and applicable local, state or federal regulation.
  • Gathers, assimilates, interprets and analyzes a variety of data, requests, appeals and information pertaining to planning and zoning operation.
  • Receives, researches and processes zoning questions, requests and appeals.
  • Undertakes a variety of special projects and studies requiring the use of technical knowledge such as grant applications.
  • Prepares and issues zoning permits and flood permits; may assist with code enforcement
  • May update ordinances necessary to implement plans, policies, etc.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum qualifications include any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering or a related field with  6 months to 3 years professional experience in urban planning.     AICP helpful, but not necessary.    Starting salary range is $46,500-$51,000 with excellent benefit package.   Resume, town application, and references should be sent to Angela Christian – email  (achristian@townofnewport.com) or P. O. Box 1869 Newport, NC   28570


MAINTENANCE WORKER   (Full-time) and (Seasonsonal)

The Town of Newport is accepting applications for  full time (1)  and seasonal (1)  positions in our Public Works Department.  Public Works maintains all town buildings, grounds, streets and storm water.  Candidate should have general knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing.  Should be able to operate zero turn mowers, tractors and have some backhoe experience.  Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.  Occasional night and weekend work, both scheduled and unscheduled.  Applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid NC Driver’s license. Salary based on qualifications and experience.  Applications are available on the Town website and at Town Hall. 




  The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer    Positions open until filled