Town of Cary, NC Job Postings

Town of Cary, NC Job Postings

Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area is repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire.

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About the Positions

The Town of Cary is seeking a highly motivated Transportation Planning Engineer to perform difficult professional work participating in the planning, design, construction and project management of a variety of multi-modal transportation projects. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Facilities Planning Manager. The anticipated hiring salary range is $58,073 – $82,492 depending on qualifications.


  • Organizes transportation project requests and prepares grant applications;
  • Represents the Town at regional meetings and promotes both Cary and regional transportation projects;
  • Provides information to a variety of groups increasing awareness of transportation projects;
  • Serves as one of the Town’s staff voting members at the MPO and other meetings and advises the Council’s voting member on meeting agendas, projects, etc.;
  • Coordinates transportation issues with Town Council and interdepartmental staff;
  • Manages the Town’s bike program and the certification as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community;
  • Performs planning, design and administration of projects and negotiates project approval by Town, County, State and other agencies;
  • Manages professional services consulting contracts; develops and issues RFQ’s and RFP’s; leads consultant selection process; negotiates and prepares contracts; monitors contract progress, payments and performance to ensure contract compliance;
  • Reviews plans and related documents for compliance with Town Standard Specifications and Details, adopted technical codes, zoning ordinances, State and Federal regulations, etc.; works with architects and engineers on required corrections;
  • Performs and/or reviews complex engineering calculations using computers, calculators, design manuals and other resources;
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation of designs, drawings, estimates, specifications, contracts and related planning and engineering work;
  • Prepares and presents reports pertaining to technical subject matter and ordinance requirements on projects appearing before Town officials, homeowner groups and other community organizations;
  • Provides technical information, code interpretations and answers complex questions from architects, engineers, developers, contractors and the general public relating to transportation projects, and serves as the point of contact in this process;
  • Coordinates data collection and other research such as traffic counts, regional model data, etc.;
  • Meets and confers with the public, engineers, developers, architects, governing officials, and contractors in a variety of situations and conditions, mediates disputes, resolves conflicts, and provides solutions to both technical and non-technical problems;
  • Assists in departmental planning and program management, including maintaining, updating and enforcing the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, Standard Specifications and Details Manual, Land Development Ordinance, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Master Plan and various Standard Procedures and Town Policies;
  • Participates in the preparation and administration of the department’s Capital Improvement Plan and Budget;
  • Researches new products, practices, procedures and alternatives, including providing interpretations as necessary to Town staff, sales representatives, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors regarding the acceptance of new engineering products and technology;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and/or transportation planning as related to the preparation of plans and specifications in the area assigned; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the planning and design of infrastructure projects; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contract negotiations and administration; comprehensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and standards related to the design and construction of structures; comprehensive knowledge of engineering cost estimating; thorough knowledge of CADD and/or GIS software; ability to perform or oversee difficult engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on engineering problems and planning; ability to manage multiple complex projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate complete ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to perform complex cost calculations.


  • Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, civil engineering or closely related field and a minimum of three years experience in the planning, design and/or construction of public infrastructure.
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have a minimum of five years progressively complex experience in transportation planning and environmental screening of a wide variety of multimodal transportation projects. Strongly prefer candidates with experience working with a regional transportation planning agency and a North Carolina Professional Engineering License or AICP certification or the ability to obtain within six months. Extensive transportation planning project management experience and the ability to write technical reports is highly desired. Must have strong organizational skills, extensive public participation experience and be able to interact with Town officials, employees and the general public. Must have excellent oral and written presentation skills and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.


$27.92 – $46.07 Hourly
$58,073.60 – $95,825.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/18/17

CLOSING DATE: 05/10/17 11:59 PM

The Town of Cary is seeking an Emergency Communications Officer to perform responsible technical work to dispatch police, fire, rescue, and other emergency and non-emergency personnel on an assigned shift. The anticipated hiring salary range is $35,651 – $60,923 depending on qualifications.


  • Performs responsible technical work to dispatch police, fire, rescue, and other emergency and non-emergency personnel on an assigned shift.
  • Please note that Emergency Communications Officers are considered critical personnel (Positions identified by each Department Director as critical to service delivery).  In the event of adverse weather conditions or emergency situations, Emergency Communications Officers are required to work outside of their normally scheduled hours and/or past the end of their scheduled shift as needed.
  • Work includes extensive public contact in dealing with incoming and outgoing calls.
  • The work of the emergency communications officers is essentially the same; being distinguished primarily by experience and training. Senior Emergency Communications Officers may serve as a field trainer and  may have lead worker responsibilities, as does the Emergency Communications Officer II, for providing guidance to newer employees. Work is performed under the regular supervision of an Emergency Communications Shift Supervisor.


  • Note: The typical tasks listed below are performed by all levels of emergency communications officers.
  • Answers emergency and routine telephone calls; determines appropriate service to respond; provides life- saving medical instructions to callers over the phone; enters caller information into Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and makes decision to accept or reject recommendation; provides logistic support for public safety field activities as necessary;
  • Operates state-of-the-art radio console, telephone, CAD systems and other computer programs and applications;
  • Dispatches appropriate agency and monitors progress of the call; records times and other information regarding the call;
  • Responds to requests from general public for information concerning full range of available public services; routes calls to appropriate department or division; assumes responsibility for Town Hall telephone information lines after hours and during holidays;
  • Maintains dissemination log for criminal histories as well as other logs for missing or wanted persons, stolen vehicles, stolen articles, etc;
  • Operates terminals for DCI (Division of Criminal Information), RMS, SIMS, and CAD; enters and extracts data needed for investigatory purposes by police or others authorized to receive such data;
  • Monitors security cameras, traffic cameras, alarms, Digital Tape Logging systems, and incoming and outgoing radio traffic;
  • Monitors status of Public Works and Utilities operations such as out-of-service hydrants, street closings, or other information and announces to affected departments and external agencies as needed;
  • Records 911 database and CAD corrections and new street names in appropriate files;
  • Contacts other services or businesses for field units such as Duke Power, Public Service Gas Company, etc;
  • Maintains and updates Special Needs Assistance Program and hazard files;
  • Maintains appearance of the communications center by performing light maintenance work and equipment cleaning; performs preventive maintenance on radio equipment;
  • Participates on assigned work teams and completes special assignments assigned by direct Supervisors;
  • Maintains roster of off-duty personnel;
  • Requires ability to perform standby status on a rotating basis for a designated period of seven consecutive days where employee is expected to be readily available for contact by phone, during all non-work hours, per the Town’s Standard Procedure 47 Standby Compensation for Employees.
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.


  • Thorough knowledge of internal procedures for documenting and responding to all requests for assistance; thorough knowledge of geographical and topographical features of the Town and surrounding area; thorough knowledge of the Town’s infrastructures to include all transportation routes, buildings, and residential areas; general knowledge of standard telecommunications equipment used in law enforcement or public safety settings; general knowledge of public safety policies and procedures for responding to emergencies; ability to operate technical, computerized equipment; ability to communicate precisely with high degree of accuracy and clarity; ability to deal with the public courteously but firmly under stressful conditions; ability to exercise good judgment, calmness, and emotional maturity under stressful conditions; ability to recognize potentially dangerous or hazardous situations based on verbal descriptions.


  • As part of the application process for Emergency Communications Officer I, you are required to fill out the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission (FORM F-3).
  • This form can also be found on the NC Department Of Justice website.
  • Please complete this form prior to completing your Town Of Cary Application. Save this PDF form on your device first, then complete it. The ‘form-fill’ PDF will not retain your data if you fail to save the form first on your device. Once completed, and as you are working on your town application, please attach the F-3 form to the town application. Failure to fill out and attach the form will automatically eliminate your application from consideration. This form is lengthy and may take some time to complete.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and a minimum of one year experience in public safety work. Preference will be given to candidates with public safety experience and/or DCI, EMD and NC Basic Telecommunications Certifications.
  • Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

The Town of Cary is seeking a highly skilled Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Leader at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The USA Baseball National Training Complex features a 1,800 seat stadium, three side fields, full concession stand, and plenty of parking, all maintained at the highest standards. A complete listing of events is available online. The anticipated hiring salary range is $42,000 – $51,000 depending on qualifications.


  • The Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Leader will work a varied, flexible schedule performing responsible supervisory and technical work in the repair, construction, and maintenance of the Town’s high quality athletic fields at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
  • Facilities Maintenance positions are “critical positions”, meaning you are required to report to work during adverse weather or other emergency situations, to maintain equipment and/or assist the Facilities Maintenance Division in any capacity necessary to continue Town operations.
  • An employee in this class leads a team of facility maintenance workers and facility attendants in the development, maintenance and operation of athletic fields where higher profile tournaments and events are held. The town generally categorizes its fields as professional, tournament and recreational. An athletic field maintenance crew leader will lead a crew at a professional or tournament grade facility where public visibility and consequence of error are higher. An employee in this class is expected to have a high level of formal education and training related to the work and be able to lead a crew performing athletic field maintenance.
  • Work is performed independently with general supervision from an Expeditor. Supervision is exercised over other personnel assigned to the same facility.
  • Note: This class specification is generic in that it applies to multiple positions assigned to different facilities. The duties described below are intended to be representative examples and may not pertain to all positions.


  • Coordinates and directs a crew to insure timely preparation of fields;
  • Provides input on performance reviews and other personnel actions of crew members;
  • Rebuilds fields, constructs and maintains fences, constructs and maintains planting beds on-site;
  • Orders and picks up materials;
  • Top dresses, aerates, slices, sods and fertilizes all fields;
  • Directs and participates in the precise mowing and lining of fields;
  • Maintains fields to tournament or higher standard;
  • Prepares and paints logos and lines for events;
  • Uses laser to make sure fields have proper layout and slope;
  • Sets and adjusts the heights of mowers;
  • Trains and supervises staff in all aspects of field maintenance;
  • Determines the rate of application of fertilizers and herbicides;
  • Performs pest management at other facilities;
  • Assists outsiders with setting up of events;
  • Coordinates with coaches and event staff;
  • Provides technical support to professional teams or tournament personnel;
  • Maintains multiple facilities on-site such as multiple fields, Frisbee golf or cross country trails;
  • Oversees the routine maintenance of specialty equipment;
  • Maintains irrigation systems;
  • Directs and provides support to events to include moving bleachers and setting up event activities;
  • Participates in work activities;
  • Make recommendations concerning budget needs;
  • Works with hazardous weather response team for snow, ice, debris removal;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.


  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to plan the work and lead a work team in turf management and field preparation, thorough knowledge of turf growth and maintenance; thorough knowledge of the use and maintenance of specialty equipment used in field maintenance; thorough knowledge of athletic field maintenance; considerable knowledge of the appropriate safety precautions of the work; ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to operate specialty equipment; ability to work in a high profile environment; ability to work with and coordinate with outside teams and organizations; ability to lay out fields; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff and the general public; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.


  • Requires:
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in turf management or related field and considerable experience in sports turf management. Extensive experience in the field of sports turf management may be substituted for the degree.
  • Certified Sports Field Manager Certification (or the ability to obtain within 12 months per STMA guidelines.)
  • Some experience leading a team or crew
  • Possession of a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire) with a good driving history
  • Pesticide License (or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire)
  • Ability to work a very flexible schedule which includes evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.
  • Prefers:
  • Considerable experience leading a team or a crew in performing turf management at a professional or collegiate facility
  • Previous experience working at a professional or collegiate level athletic complex
  • Knowledge of rules/regulations for professional-level baseball a plus

Also requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment and a physical agility test to measure one’s ability to perform necessary job functions prior to employment. Testing includes kneeling, squatting, bending, carrying, push/pulling, and heavy lifting.

About Cary

Money Magazine named Cary, North Carolina, the hottest town in the East and one of six Hottest Towns in America. Cary was also recognized by Money Magazine as one of the Best Small Cities in America, ranking an impressive fifth on one of the magazine’s annual lists of Best Places to Live. As noted in several major publications, Cary’s accolades are numerous.

Cary Embraces the Best of City Life

On the whole, Caryites are a hard-working group with one of the highest median household incomes in the state. And being no further than 20 minutes from major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina, it’s no wonder that education is an important part of Cary life. More than two-thirds of adults hold a college degree. About 97 percent of citizens have access to the Internet in this, the Technology Town of North Carolina.

A Progressive Approach to Challenge

Cary is proactive. The Town conserves drinking water by reclaiming treated wastewater for irrigation and industrial processes; preserves open space; integrates sustainability into all that it does; and works with citizens and county leaders to make its schools even better. At the Town of Cary, staff focus every day on enriching the lives of citizens by creating an exceptional environment and providing exemplary services that enable our community to thrive and prosper.

Sense of Security

Cary continually ranks as one of the top 20 safest large cities nationally and the safest in the Southeast. Its Police and Fire departments and Emergency Medical Services are nationally accredited.


Tree-lined streets and well-groomed subdivisions and office parks show Cary has grown the right way.


Cary is home to world class businesses and national retail stores. Its fast-growing Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program has something for everyone, regardless of age or interest.


School-age children comprise nearly a quarter of Cary’s population. Yet people of retirement age are the fastest-growing group in Cary. Nineteen percent of townspeople were born in another country, and the Asian population – Cary’s largest minority – tripled during the 1990s.

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  • Population: 155,918 (January 2016)*
  • Median age: 36.6 years (2010 Census)
  • GPS Location: (Chatham and Academy streets) — 78.7812 35.7873
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*Population estimate based on the reported number of Certificates of Occupancy issued in the Town.

Cary Brings Home the Gold!

Cary has been named the 2016 Gold Medal Award winner for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

Lowest Property Crime in the South: Midsize Cities

Safeco Insurance has ranked Cary No. 1 in its list of highest/lowest instances of property crime. Cary is also known for its safety. In 2015, SmartAsset ranked the 200 safest cities in the country, and Cary clinched the No. 4 spot.

Safest City in the Southeast and America

Still one of the safest cities in America, Cary is consistently rated one of the Safest Cities in the Southeast among municipalities with populations of 100,000-500,000, and a new 2016 study lists the Town again. Smart Asset ranked Cary 4th safest city in the nation in 2015. And in 2014, Cary had the lowest total crime rate for municipalities its size in the U.S. based upon data published in the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report. Cary was also named the 3rd safest city in the nation by

Safest Cities to Drive in Bad Weather

Allstate ranked Cary one of the 10 safest cities to drive in during bad weather in its 2016 report.

Best Places to Live

In 2015, Cary ranked 6th, up from 8th in 2014, on 24/7 Wall Street’s America’s 50 Best Places to Live in America.

Top Town for Families

Forbes touted the Raleigh-Cary area as #1 for raising a family in 2014 and @bizjournals rated Raleigh-Cary as one of the best areas for raising kids.

Questions about Town of Cary job postings?

Contact Donna O’Neill in the Cary HR Department!