Current Openings


The Town of Kitty Hawk, on the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina, is now accepting ocean rescue lifeguard applications for the 2023 summer season. Kitty Hawk Fire Rescue is an USLA advanced open water lifeguard agency. As part of Kitty Hawk Fire Rescue, Ocean Rescue Lifeguards provide a vital level of protection and service to the Town’s beachfront.

Ocean Rescue Lifeguard base pay is $18.00 per hour.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Able to swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less
  • Run 1 mile in 10 minutes or less
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen

Mandatory paid training academy starts May 15 which consists of First Responder and Advanced USLA training.

Competitive pay starting at $18.00 per hour.

Please send completed Town Application for Employment to:
Kitty Hawk Fire-Rescue
Attn: Steve Gray
PO Box 549
Kitty Hawk , NC 27949
[email protected]

The Town of Kitty Hawk, year-round population 3,800 and up to 17,000 seasonally, is currently accepting applications for a qualified Police Officer.

Responsibilities include:  Enforcing state statutes and municipal ordinances to protect and serve the Town. Patrolling Town to maintain order, prevent crimes, and protect life and property. Responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary and follow up investigations through interviews and gathering and securing of evidence and attending Court.

Minimum Requirements:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training. Must meet the requirements to be certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina by the North Carolina Education, Training, and Standards Commission.

NOTE: Police Officer Trainees will be provided paid training to complete North Carolina’s Basic law Enforcement Program.

Starting Pay:  Equivalent with Experience

To Apply:  Must complete Town Application and Personal History Statement from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.   For applications or additional information, log onto You may also contact Melody Clopton at 252-261-3552 or [email protected].

Email completed applications to [email protected].  Applications can also be mailed to Town of Kitty Hawk, Melody Clopton, P.O. Box 549 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.  Position is open until filled. EOE.

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Town Employment Application