Employment Opportunities

Please see below for current employment opportunities with the Town of Duck.

Join a dynamic team of professionals who serve a thriving and scenic beach community. The Town of Duck, North Carolina, located on the Outer Banks, is recruiting for the position of Permit Technician, and seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative individual to join our dedicated staff committed to maintaining high professional standards in support of the Town’s core values of Service, Ownership, Accountability, and Respect (SOAR).

Reporting directly to the Director of Community Development and Town Clerk, this position serves as a key member of the staff by performing administrative work to support planning and building inspection functions, coordinating the permitting process for the Town, as well as administrative work to support the Town Clerk.

A successful candidate displays excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to exercise independent judgment, and to work collaboratively to resolve issues while seeking innovative approaches to the work. The ability to obtain and maintain Municipal Clerk and Notary Public certifications is required. Graduation from high school is required as well as considerable administrative support experience, preferably in local government. The salary hiring range is $50,610 – $78,446, negotiable depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits.

If you would like to join the Town of Duck team, please submit your resume, letter of interest, and Town application to Lori Ackerman, Town Clerk, Town of Duck, P.O. Box 8369, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. Applications will also be accepted via email at lackerman@townofduck.com. Applications will be accepted until filled with an application review process beginning at the end of May. Town employment applications are available at the Town of Duck Administrative Offices, 1200 Duck Road, on the Town’s website by clicking here, or by calling the Town Clerk at (252) 254-5956.

The Town of Duck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Town of Duck Police Department is seeking experienced police officers holding North Carolina General Law Enforcement Certification or out-of-state officers eligible for lateral transfer. Starting salary for experienced police officers will be based on time in service and training. The recruitment range for North Carolina certified or out-of-state officers eligible for lateral transfer is $63,000 - $77,000.   

Our team members are the department’s greatest asset. Life-work balance and mental health and wellness are tenants of our positive team-centered culture. Mutual respect is the norm and out of the box thinking is encouraged. 

Benefits include a defined pension, 5% 401(k) contribution, separation allowance, and a retiree health insurance stipend; 13 paid holidays (time and a half on worked holidays) annually; 12 days of paid sick leave annually, and 12 days of paid vacation leave which increases with longevity (longevity credit given for prior gov’t service); Health, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to team members (the Town pays 75% of dependent coverage; Life Insurance and accidental death and disability insurance at no cost; Annual merit based salary increases; Tuition reimbursement program, and a career development program with 5% salary increases at each step.

Our team works 12-hour shifts (14 days per month) on a rotation that ensures you have a three-day weekend every other week.  We offer state of the art equipment, high quality training, and an assigned take home vehicle to officers residing within 50 road miles of Duck. 

If you would like to join the Town of Duck team, please submit your resume, letter of interest, and Town application to Lori Ackerman, Town Clerk, Town of Duck, P.O. Box 8369, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. Applications will also be accepted via email at lackerman@townofduck.com. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Town employment applications and the full job description are available at the Town of Duck Administrative Offices, 1200 Duck Road, on the Town’s website by clicking here, or by calling the Town Clerk at (252) 254-5956.

The Town of Duck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Every police officer employed by an agency in North Carolina shall:
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 20 years of age.
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test indicating high school equivalency.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Not have committed or been convicted of:
    • A felony; or
    • A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; or
    • A crime or unlawful act defined as a “Class B misdemeanor” within the five-year period prior to the date of application for employment; or
    • Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class B misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction; or
    • Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class A misdemeanors” except the applicant may be employed if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of application for employment.
  • Have been fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national files to disclose any criminal record.
  • Have been examined and certified by a licensed physician or surgeon to meet the physical requirements necessary to properly fulfill the officer’s particular responsibilities and shall have produced a negative result on a drug screen.
  • Have been administered a psychological screening examination by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist licensed to practice in North Carolina or by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist authorized to practice in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Armed Forces within one year prior to employment by the employing agency to determine the officer’s mental and emotional suitability to properly fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Have been interviewed personally by the Department head or a representative to determine such things as the applicant’s appearance, demeanor, attitude, and ability to communicate.
  • Notify the Standards Division of all criminal offenses which the officer is arrested for or charged with, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to or is found guilty of. This shall include all criminal offenses except minor traffic offenses and shall specifically include any offense of Driving Under The Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI). A minor traffic offense is defined as an offense where the maximum punishment allowable by law is 60 days or less.
Get paid to attend the police academy! The Town of Duck Police Department is seeking entry level police officer (uncertified) candidates who are willing to attend basic law enforcement training at College of the Albemarle’s Currituck Campus in August 2024 as paid employees. Starting compensation is $22.76/hour ($50,610 base salary), increasing to $23.90/hour ($53,140) after successful completion of field training.  Recruits will be given $10.00 per day while attending the police academy to assist with transportation and other expenses.

Our team members are the department’s greatest asset. Life-work balance and mental health and wellness are tenants of our positive team-centered culture. Mutual respect is the norm and out of the box thinking is encouraged. 

Benefits include a defined pension and a 5% 401(k) contribution with no match required; 13 paid holidays, 12 days of paid sick and 12 days of paid vacation leave earned annually; Health, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to team members (75% of dependent coverage will be paid for by the Town); and annual merit based salary increases.

Our team works 12-hour shifts (14 days per month) on a rotation that ensures you have a three-day weekend every other week!  We offer state of the art equipment, high quality training, and once you graduate from the police academy, an assigned take home patrol vehicle if you reside within 50 road miles of Duck.

If you would like to join the Town of Duck team, please submit a Town application to Lori Ackerman, Town Clerk, Town of Duck, P.O. Box 8369, 1200 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949 or via email to lackerman@townofduck.com. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Town employment applications and the full job description are available at the Town of Duck Administrative Offices, 1200 Duck Road, on the Town’s website by clicking here, or by calling the Town Clerk at (252) 254-5956.

The Town of Duck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Every police officer employed by an agency in North Carolina shall:
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 20 years of age.
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Educational Development Test indicating high school equivalency.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Not have committed or been convicted of:
    • A felony; or
    • A crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; or
    • A crime or unlawful act defined as a “Class B misdemeanor” within the five-year period prior to the date of application for employment; or
    • Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class B misdemeanors” regardless of the date of conviction; or
    • Four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as “Class A misdemeanors” except the applicant may be employed if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of application for employment.
  • Have been fingerprinted and a search made of local, state, and national files to disclose any criminal record.
  • Have been examined and certified by a licensed physician or surgeon to meet the physical requirements necessary to properly fulfill the officer’s particular responsibilities and shall have produced a negative result on a drug screen.
  • Have been administered a psychological screening examination by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist licensed to practice in North Carolina or by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist authorized to practice in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Armed Forces within one year prior to employment by the employing agency to determine the officer’s mental and emotional suitability to properly fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Have been interviewed personally by the Department head or a representative to determine such things as the applicant’s appearance, demeanor, attitude, and ability to communicate.
  • Notify the Standards Division of all criminal offenses which the officer is arrested for or charged with, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to or is found guilty of. This shall include all criminal offenses except minor traffic offenses and shall specifically include any offense of Driving Under The Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI). A minor traffic offense is defined as an offense where the maximum punishment allowable by law is 60 days or less.