Planning & Zoning Administrator


$53,560 - $77,877

Open Until Filled

The Town of Newport is seeking a full-time Planning & Zoning Administrator, who is an experienced professional with strong interpersonal and planning competency skills to oversee the Town’s Planning & Inspections Department. The Planning and Zoning Administrator is responsible for developing, establishing, and executing a system for the Town’s growth and development which conforms to the directives of the Town Council and Town Manager.

This position requires excellent written/verbal communication skills to effectively convey planning and zoning topics to staff, elected officials, and citizens. The position is also involved in code enforcement violations which requires a familiarity with codes and ordinances regulating various Town functions.

Selected candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Public Administration or directly related field; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a local government setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree is preferred.

If interested, please submit a cover letter with at least four references, resume and application to


The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fire Fighter/ EMT Basic - Three Positions


$39,336. Starting

The Town of Newport is  accepting applications for three full-time FF/ EMT Basic positions.   Positions work a 48/96 schedule.  Our department covers a seventy-five square mile area with a steadily increasing call volume of over 2,300 in 2020.

Minimum Qualification:

Applicants must possess:

High school diploma, Valid NC Driver's License,

NCOEMS credential of EMT-Basic, BLS CPR

NC FF II, Haz-Mat Ops,

Applicants must also possess (NIMS) ICS 100. 200, 700, and 800.

Class B within 6 months

NC EVD (Recommended)

Applicants must be physically capable of carrying out the duties that firefighting and EMS require. 

To Apply:

Email applications and resumes to:  Fire Chief Benny Whitley at

or  in person at 125 Howard Blvd., Newport, NC 28570

Applications can be found  on the "Career" tab under  "Application"

Starting pay $39,336. with an increase in 6 months with positive probation review, followed by another increase at the end of one year. 



The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


FLSA Non-Exempt

$29,774 - $43,095

Open Until Filled

The Town of Newport is seeking a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator that is a proactive individual with the ability to function as part of a team and independently under general supervision. Operates the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant; makes adjustments to the equipment to maintain proper water quality, water flow, and volume; performs basic preventive maintenance to pumps, chemical feeders pumps and related equipment; performs water sampling and maintains daily records and reports of work performed and any other assigned tasks.


Applicant should have the ability to perform demanding physical tasks and work in all types of weather conditions. Hours are Monday- Friday 8AM to 5PM but must be able to work nights and holidays if called in for emergency repairs or disaster response. Position requires rotating weekend duty and after-hours on-call duty once training on the system is complete.

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.  Valid North Carolina Driver's License (Class B CDL with Tanker within 90 days of employment). Minimum requirements include NC C-Well and NC Grade 2 Wastewater Certification.   May consider training the right candidate. (Trainees must pass the C-Well certification test within one year and Wastewater Grade 2 within two years of employment.)  Submit applications to


The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer



200 Howard Blvd. | PO Box 1869 

Newport, NC 28570

Phone: 252-223-4749