Employment Opportunities with the Town of Princeton

The Town of Princeton desires to recruit, select, develop and maintain an effective and responsible work force.  All appointments and promotions of Town employees exercised by the Town Board will be made on the basis of merit, fitness and demonstrated ability.

Each employee of the Town serves an important function.  Not only is he or she entrusted with the responsibility of performing a specific job to the best of their ability, but they also serve as a representative of the Town of Princeton to the general public.  The speech and behavior of an employee of the Town can give the citizens and visitors a good or bad impression of the Town's government.  Therefore, each employee is expected to conduct himself or herself in a manner that is above reproach at all times.

CURRENT OPENINGS 

Accepting Applications Until June 15, 2024

 

Maintenance Technician I, II or III 

 SALARY - Pay Range $35,451-52,090 (Depending on Experience) 

 

PURPOSE OF CLASS:  General maintenance of town properties and utility systems with minimal supervision.

PRIMARY TASKS:

  • Serves as team leader for subordinates.
  • Maintains gutters, street signs and streets. 
  • Cleans ditches, gutters, culverts and other drainage structures.
  • Maintains grounds and landscaping.
  • Maintains park including cleaning restrooms, walkways and trashcans.
  • Assists with various special projects, including large-scale community events.
  • Assists in paving streets and potholes.
  • Assists in maintenance and repair of water distribution and sewer collection systems.
  • Reads water meters.
  • Assists in the collection of household solid waste.
  • Collects leaves and limbs.
  • Maintains good relationships with the public through respect for individual property.
  • Performs other maintenance tasks as required.
  • Drives smaller vehicles.
  • Trains to drive larger vehicles that require CDL certifications.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Small dump truck, Backhoe, Garbage Truck, Tractor, Bush hog, Lawnmower, Weed Eater, Edger, Blower, Sewer jetter, hand tools and other equipment as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  This position reports to the Public Works Superintendent.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is primarily out of doors and involves general physical hazards of working with equipment in operation; exposure to inclement weather conditions; and involves lifting, crawling and climbing in performing the operation of equipment or as a laborer.

QUALIFICATIONS OF CLASS:

Education:  High school graduation or GED required.

Experience:  Some experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general practices applied in care and safe operation of equipment.
  • Knowledge of state laws pertaining to operation of equipment on highways.
  • Skill in operation of assigned equipment.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to withstand exposure to varied climatic conditions.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work for long periods of time.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public.
  • Ability to cooperate and work well as a team member.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
  • Ability to respect public and personal property and handle it with care.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License and ability to acquire CDL certifications to operate a municipal garbage truck.