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The City of Albemarle offers many exciting employment opportunities. Our employees receive a very compensative plan with excellent benefits and with a very rewarding career.

Please note that the chosen applicants will be offered the job contingent upon passing a substance abuse test.


How to Apply for a City of Albemarle position:

  • Presently employed City personnel may apply directly to the City Human Resources Director.
  • All qualified applicants must complete a City of Albemarle Employment Application,  which can also be obtained from the Albemarle NCWorks local office, 944 N First Street, Albemarle, NC.
  • Completed application may be submitted in person to NCWorks or the City Human Resources Office via email, fax, or mail. 


The City of Albemarle is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Police Officer I

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.16/hour ($35,273/year)
  • Posted Date:04/04/2019 8:33 AM
  • Deadline to Apply:04/30/2019

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, April 30

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Patrol Captain
Location/Hours: Varied locations in Albemarle, NC/12 Hour Rotating Shifts

Position Overview 
Performs a full range of general law enforcement duties in the patrol division.  Work includes patrolling the City during a shift in a police car, on foot, by bicycle, or other appropriate means preventing, detecting and investigating disturbances and crime; investigating traffic accidents, helping victims, and performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; testifying in court; and executing related assignments.  

General Responsibilities
• Patrols streets in a police car, on foot, by bicycle or other appropriate means; checks doors and windows; examines premises of unoccupied residences or buildings; detects unusual conditions, may maintain surveillance and observation for stolen cars, missing persons, or suspects; reports dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions.
• Responds to calls for assistance, complaints, suspicious activity, domestic disputes, loud and disruptive behavior, and other needs; completes calls by determining true nature of the situation and taking whatever legal or persuasive action is warranted.
• Investigates traffic accidents; issues traffic citations; directs traffic and participates in other emergency operation activities.
• Performs investigations of accidents and possible crimes through observation, questioning witnesses, and gathering physical evidence; performs investigative tasks; arrests and processes criminal suspects.
• Advises the public on laws and local ordinances; testifies in court; executes search warrants; serves papers as needed.
• Regulates and directs vehicular traffic at busy times or when traffic signal malfunctions or accidents require; maintains order at public gatherings.
• May be assigned to special School Resource Officer or Traffic division work.
• Operates a two-way radio to receive instructions and information from or to report information to police headquarters.
• Prepares detailed records and reports of activities.
• Uses a variety of software programs to prepare incident reports, perform research, check driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations, check for outstanding warrants and related research.
• Performs special projects as assigned by the department such as helping with background investigations of applicants, helping install or maintain security of technology, and helping coordinate in-service training.

• Age 20.
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.   
• Possession of or ability to obtain a valid N.C. Driver's License.
• May reside within Stanly County or adjoining counties, but where the qualifications of the prospective employees are substantially the same, City residents will receive first consideration.
• Must be a United States citizen.
• Applicants must undergo background investigation, fingerprint checks.
• Applicants successfully completing the background investigation shall undergo a battery of skills test, psychological evaluation and physical fitness test.
• Applicants with satisfactory results from these tests will appear before an Oral Review Board.
• The chosen applicants will be offered the job contingent upon passing substance abuse testing.

The City of Albemarle is home to approximately 16,000 residents and provides a full range of municipal services to a growing community.  Albemarle has a very strong and stable history in the Council-Manager form of government. The successful candidate must have effective interpersonal skills and desire to serve our community with humility and respect, honesty, integrity, and teamwork. EEO

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