Current Openings

The Town of Kitty Hawk is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Captain.  The position is responsible for providing middle management leadership and will be assigned as fire station commander.  Key responsibilities include responding to emergency calls, working supervision for or as the incident commander; directing and leading staff in associated duties; to include training, pre-incident planning, fire safety inspection, public education as well as equipment and facility maintenance.  All Fire Captains are subject to take call and be available for emergency recall during times of operational need.

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a two (2) year degree in fire science and six (6) years of career firefighting experience and supervisory experience. Must possess NC Emergency Medical Technician Basic; Fire Officer II certification strongly preferred.

This position requires the possession of a class B driver’s license valid in North Carolina.  The ability to pass annual NFPA physical and CPAT examination is also required.

To express interest in this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, March 27 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to Melody C. Clopton via email at or by mail:

Melody Clopton

Town of Kitty Hawk

Management Assistant

PO Box 549

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Seeking Qualified Police Officer Applicants

The Town of Kitty Hawk Police Department, located on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, is actively pursuing qualified applicants who are interested in being police officers for the Town.

The Department is considering both applicants who have no experience and those who are currently police officers both in and out of North Carolina.  Only applicants who have North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Certification, the ability to obtain NC BLET or the Out-of-State equivalent, will be considered.

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:  

Must be twenty years of age or older; NC Basic Law Enforcement Certification or ability to obtain within one year required; Law Enforcement Certification from a reciprocal state will also be considered; Valid Driver’s License required

Starting Salary Range

Salary will be equivalent with law enforcement service.

Police Officer Applicant Criteria

The Town of Kitty Hawk is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information contact the Kitty Hawk Police Department at 252-261-3895.

  • Must be twenty years of age or older
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony in any state
  • Must possess NC Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification or be able to obtain or the Out-of-State equivalent
  • Must possess High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a Valid Driver’s License

For more information on Out-of-State Reciprocity visit:–Applicants.aspx

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

Mail the completed applications to Town of Kitty Hawk, Melody Clopton, P.O. Box 549 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.  Position is open until filled. EOE.

Town of Kitty Hawk Application

NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards – Personal History Statement 12-13