Current Openings

Public Information Officer/Town Clerk

The Town of Kitty Hawk is seeking candidates for a newly created position of Public Information Officer /Town Clerk.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop, implement, and administer communications strategies on behalf of the Town.  This position also serves as the Town’s Public Information Officer and performs the statutory responsibilities of the Town Clerk by the North Carolina General Statutes.

This multifaceted role serves as the Town’s Public Information Officer and the Town Clerk. Qualified candidates will utilize professional communication skills and marketing strategies to increase citizen awareness of Town services, programs, events, and initiatives.  Effective written and oral communication skills are imperative to create publications that may include news releases, newsletters, and social media posts.  Excellent organizational skills are required as this role is responsible for all public records and official Town documents.  Expert knowledge of technology, Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms, and graphic design software.  The ability to establish and foster collaborative relationships with all stakeholders in the Town is crucial to this role.

To be considered for this role any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Communications, or related field and three (3) years of professional experience in a related field is required.

Salary range begins at $61,300.40 and is commensurate with experience.  The Town also offers an excellent benefits package to includes paid health, dental, and vision plans, Health Savings Account partially funded in part by the Town, participation in the Local Government Employee’s Pension plan, paid holidays, as well as generous vacation and sick leave accruals.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Town of Kitty Hawk Application, see below

This role also requires the submission of:

  1. ONE Professional Writing Sample
  2. ONE Graphic Design Example

Submissions that are not inclusive of these two items will not be considered.  All the above is to be submitted to Laura Walker, Administrative Services Director, [email protected], by March 23, 2024.

Employment application April -2023 Fillable


Ocean Rescue Lifeguards for 2024 Season!



We are looking for energetic individuals who want to make a difference and have a great time while doing it all summer in 2024!

The Town of Kitty Hawk is seeking dedicated Ocean Rescue Guards to be our ambassadors to the Kitty Hawk Beaches.  Providing the best service while also ensuring safety and fun for all our citizens and hundreds of visitors to the best beach on the Outer Banks.  We prefer guards to be 18 years of age but have considered younger candidates with exceptional performance.

Our beach is rated number two by PlanetWare out of 11 beaches rated on the Outer Banks.  The Architecture Digest June 2023 issue listed Kitty Hawk as one of the 10 best places to buy a summer beach house.  Why not be part of it this summer?

Our rate of pay is based on your level of experience and training, we start our new guards at $18.50 an hour and experienced and returning guards are provided with additional incentive pay!

In addition, we have limited housing options available at the Kitty Hawk Fire Department, this is on a first come first served basis.

What to expect in this role:

Monitoring the beach and working oceanside with a great team of fire and rescue professionals as well as skilled guards. We work hard, and train hard for excellence in this team and there are expectations from day one.

Scheduled shifts are from 10 am to 6 pm daily, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  You must be able to work any day of the week.  Two days a week are mandatory training sessions all summer long.  You will be in the best physical shape ever!

Minimum Tested Requirements:

  • Physical testing of your swimming skill, demonstrated by completing a 500-meter swim in 10 minutes or less.
  • A one mile run in sand in less than 10 minutes.

We strongly recommend anyone interested should engage in training for the above requirements.

Our Training Academy is scheduled for May 13-26, 2024, in Kitty Hawk.  Attendance is mandatory.

 The academy will start first thing with the qualifying swim/run test listed above. Those who are unsuccessful will be provided with a definitive date to meet the requirements.

  • We will provide First Responder Training and Advanced USLA Training during this academy.
  • You will train with our fire team and will work closely with them throughout the season.

A day in the life of a Kitty Hawk Lifeguard

  • First and foremost, serve as Kitty Hawk’s ambassador to our beaches, providing exceptional service to all our visitors.
  • Active monitoring of the public on the beaches and in the water.
  • Patrolling the beaches on an ATV to ensure complete coverage.
  • Providing EMS assistance to our visitors as needed
  • Supporting fellow guards when a rescue event is in progress.
  • Work alongside the Kitty Hawk Fire Rescue team as well as our Dare County safety partners to deliver exceptional service.

What can you bring to this role?

  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • We are seeking true lovers of the outdoors and the beach
  • Exceptional communicators
  • Able think on their feet and engage their training
  • Respect for the ocean and the beach

Special Requirements

This position requires the possession of a valid driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.

What to expect from the process:

Click on the Town Employment Application below.  Please complete the employment application and send to [email protected]

Please note, selected candidates will undergo a background check, physical and a drug screen as a requirement of employment.

Take a look at what a day in the life of a Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue team member is like in the video below!

For most up to date happenings around the town, please see our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram hosted by our Police Department and Fire & Rescue Department.

F-3 Law Enforcement Personal History Statement Form

Employment application April -2023 Fillable