The Hiring Process

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Employment Opportunities

Human Resources manages hiring for all positions. Jobs are posted as they are available.  All advertised jobs are also posted with NC Works. They may be posted with other sources .  Employment Opportunities 

Online Applications

The Town accepts online applications.  Resumes may not be submitted instead of your application.  For applicants using NC Works, a Town of Nashville application is also required.  For those without access to a computer, the Harold D. Cooley Library, located at 114 W. Church Street, offers work stations that may be used. Their hours are 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays (with the exception of Town holidays).

We only accept applications for vacant positions. Applications must be submitted online by the closing time and date posted.  When a position is listed as “open until filled,” apply right away as the position may close without notice.

Resumes do not qualify as an application. They may be attached to a completed application.  Some positions require a questionnaire. It will be included with the application.

Giving false information or omitting facts on an application may result in a rejected application or in dismissal, if employed.

Screening and Referral of Applicants

Education, experience, work record, and other factors will be considered.  Applications will be given to the hiring manager. Not everyone will get an interview. Applicants will be contacted to take part in interviews and/or assessment centers.

Applicants are contacted for interviews about two to four weeks after the closing date.  Jobs that are “open until filled,” are reviewed in the order that they are received.


Applicants will receive notice of their status by email or mail.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is our policy to promote and maintain equal employment opportunity.  Staff will be chosen based on qualifications. This will happen without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or marital status. 


You must submit proof of identity and eligibility. All jobs require pre-employment drug testing.  Some jobs require a pre-employment physical. The physical will be paid for by the Town. 

Probationary Period

Employees are subject to a trial period. The period will end if performance and conduct meet standards.  Employment may be ended at any time during the period.