Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity


It is the policy of the City of Sanford to foster, maintain and promote equal employment opportunity. The City selects employees based on the applicant's qualifications for the job, and provides compensation and opportunities for training and promotion without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, or marital status.

Employment Application


The Employment Application (PDF) is designed to assist the hiring department in evaluating your qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Please read the position advertisement carefully to be sure your background meets the requirements of the position. On your application, show your specific qualifications which relate to the position. Use an application continuation sheet to provide any additional experience information necessary to ensure your application is complete.

If you wish to apply for more than one position, please submit a separate application for each position. A copy is acceptable as long as it shows the specific position title and has an original signature. A resume may not be submitted for a complete application but may be included to supplement the application.

To ensure consideration of your application, it must be received in the City of Sanford Human Resources Department no later than 5 p.m. on the closing date.

Application Consideration


The City of Sanford only accepts applications for specific open positions. The Human Resources Department reviews each application with care and attention to identify the candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position requirements. The hiring department then conducts interviews for the position.

The candidate may not be contacted immediately. The employment process normally takes 3-4 weeks. We appreciate your patience during this process.

The City of Sanford reserves the right to re-advertise positions or to delay or cancel the filling of a position.

If you need special assistance in the employment process, please let us know.

Application Tips


Completed applications may be returned in person at 225 East Weatherspoon Street, emailed, or mailed to:
City of Sanford
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 3729
Sanford, NC 27331

Facsimiles of applications are also accepted, but not recommended due to the resulting poor quality of some copies. When faxing, please call and confirm receipt of your documents.

Applications and accompanying documents should be typed or printed legibly. Applications should be completed fully and provide sufficient description of prior work experience. Be sure to sign your completed application (electronic signature is acceptable for applications sent via email).

Be sure to complete the "Position Applied For" section on the front of your application to assure correct consideration of your application.

Employment Eligibility Verification

As a condition of employment, individuals hired by the City of Sanford are required to present proof of identity and of their eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Sanford participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program. The E-Verify program is an internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Please use the links below to view important information when applying to work with the City of Sanford:

Driving Record Standard


Applicants must meet a minimum driving record standard to qualify for employment consideration for all job classifications requiring a valid North Carolina Driver's license. Departments may elect to enforce more stringent driving record requirements as in the case with the Police and Fire Departments.

Benefits Summary


The City offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package. Please use the link below to obtain a brief summary of our benefits program.

Job Opportunities


City of Sanford applications are only accepted for vacant positions and must be submitted by the closing date and time to be considered. The City is currently accepting applications for the positions listed in each of the following categories: