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Thanks for your interest in employment with the Town of Clayton! It's a great place to work!

Please only apply for positions that are listed below. To apply, you must complete a Town of Clayton Employment Application and return it to the Human Resources Office before the closing date (if any).  Resumes may be attached to your application.

We're located in Town Hall at The Clayton Center, 111 East 2nd Street. 

Faxed employment applications WILL NOT be accepted.    

Park Maintenance Worker
This position reports the Parks and Recreation Department and is responsible for basic park maintenance. The successful candidate will perform a variety of maintenance tasks such as landscape maintenance work including turf management, plant installations and maintenance, mowing, trimming, mulching, watering, fertilizing, etc. Performs minor building maintenance work (carpentry) as needed to ensure adherence to operational procedures. Cleans trash from public lands. Prepares athletic fields for a variety of seasonal activities and assists with special events as needed.   Graduation from high school and considerable experience in the area of buildings, grounds, and facility maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Hiring range is 25k to $27k. A flexible schedule is a must as some weekend work may be required. Closing date: Open until filled.

Building Inspector III
An employee in this class inspects construction work in process of old and new buildings to enforce State codes for building construction including the five trade areas of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and fire codes with a minimum Certification Level II while a Certification Level III is preferred. Work involves daily field checks in an assigned area to inspect construction work in various stages of completion. Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners, other inspectors and plan reviewers involving construction, design, and use of buildings and structures related to the NC State Building Code and local ordinances. Compiles and interprets reports, data, and designs to verify code compliance and advises homeowners, architects, engineers and contractors of the same. Minimum requirements: Four years of experience in construction or a construction trade. HS diploma (or GED), supplemented by completion of an approved apprenticeship program or technical training.  Level III Standard certification in building trades will be required within 24 months of date of hire. A Valid NC Class "C" Driver's License.  Salary range $43k to $67k. Open until filled.



The Planner is responsible for assisting with planning functions and projects requiring a combination of skills in research, analysis, development review, public presentation, and zoning code interpretation. Work is performed with instruction from the Planning Director and Senior Planner. The Planner will perform research, planning, and technical analysis of planning projects, prepare written staff reports, make presentations at public meetings, and respond to front desk public inquiries related to planning and zoning. The Planner will also assist the Senior Planner with development review, including project coordination with other Town departments and other agencies, and will perform additional duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will have: excellent oral and written communications skills; a demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate planning development review applications; ArcGIS experience; customer service and facilitation skills; experience working with boards, commissions, developers and citizens; a working knowledge of planning and land use issues and laws; a proven ability to analyze and solve planning problems; and, the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study is required. A minimum of one year of professional planning experience is preferred. Hiring range $46k to$48k. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Utility Maintenance Mechanic
This position provides general unskilled and semi-skilled labor in the maintenance and construction of water and sewer utilities. Assists in the installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines and services, valves, fire hydrants and water meters. Operates associated equipment, such as air compressors, jackhammers, rock drills, pipe saws, tap machines, and similar equipment. May operate sewer vacuum and flushing equipment, sewer inspection and video equipment, boring machines, dump trucks, backhoes, tractors and similar equipment.   May locate and mark underground utilities. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with some maintenance experience. Must posses or have the ability to obtain water and wastewater operator’s certification as well as a valid NC Class A commercial driver's license with a tanker endorsement. Ability to exert heavy physical stress in heavy work in an outdoor utility maintenance and construction environment. Hiring range: $29k to $33k. Open until filled.