The City of Southport has an opening in the Fire Department.

The BATALLION CHIEF OF OPERATIONS is a full-time permanent position in the Fire Department.

The immediate supervisor for this position is the Fire Chief. The person in this position is supervised daily regarding briefings and task assignments. The person in this position works autonomously, conferring daily with his/her immediate supervisor. The person in this position works regular hours during the week, also working two to three times a month attending various training/business meetings of the department held in the evenings. There is no shift work associated with this position.

The employee will perform duties for the Southport Fire Department as related with directing a variety of departmental activities to include fire suppression, fire prevention and education programming, and emergency medical response to protecting the lives and property of the citizens from fire damage and injury. The Battalion Chief of operations focuses on the emergency medical services planning, organizing and service while also assisting with fire related matters.

The person in this position must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, NC Fire Fighter 1 & 2 certification, EMT-Basic is preferred, may obtain within 1 year of hire, Fire Officer I required, Fire Officer II preferred, Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification required, must obtain and maintain yearly CPR certifications.

Annual salary is 56,603.00 plus full benefits with retirement and health insurance.

Applications are available at 1029 North Howe Street or Applications may be submitted to Chief Charles A. Drew .

Closing date to receive applications Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00pm.

Police Officer – Deadline for application: Opened until filled.

Police Officer for the City of Southport provides law enforcement including: community policing, traffic, investigation and patrol duties (foot patrol & bicycle patrol). Department: Police: Minimum Requirements; Must hold a BLET Certificate from a BLET Training course accredited by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division or must be enrolled in a BLET program at the time of application. Applicants will need to provide a copy of their certificate or if currently enrolled a letter from the BLET director or coordinator. In lieu of a BLET certificate out-of-state applicants must hold full-time sworn status and be able to transfer certification as approved by the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division. Applicants must have a High school diploma or successful completion of a certified GED program.  Applicants must also possess a valid NC driver license. Out-of-state applicants must have a valid driver’s license from the state of residence and have the ability to obtain a valid NC driver license by hire date. Hiring Range: $36,320 – $38,136.

How to Apply: Complete Application of Employment (State of North Carolina PD-107) and North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Division Form F-3 (LE). Forms must be received in the Human Resources Office by the posted deadline. Resumes may be submitted in addition to but not in lieu of a completed Application of Employment (PD 107). Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to: City of Southport, Human Resources Dept. Attention: Teresa Parker-Mosley, 1029 N. Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 or email to:


Employment Opportunity: City of Southport Police Officer