Application Process

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.

Job Opportunity Information

A list of current job openings is available in the City of Sanford Human Resources office at:
225 East Weatherspoon Street
Sanford, NC 27331

Job openings are also posted on our local channel Sanford 11, hosted by Charter Communications, and website. Job applications may be obtained from the Employment Security Commission (ESC), the City of Sanford Human Resources office, or downloaded from the City’s website and returned via email.

The City of Sanford only accepts applications for specific open positions.

Employment Application

The employment application 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 Human Resources Department reviews each application with care and attention to identify the candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position requirements. From this group, the hiring department conducts interviews for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview must have in their possession a valid driver’s license. A review of the candidates driving history will be conducted by Human Resources and the candidate can be disqualified based on their driving history. 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 via email 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.

Pay and Benefits

The City of Sanford offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Some benefits include: participation in the Local Government Employee Retirement System; a 5% employer-paid 401(k) contribution; health, life, dependent life, accidental death and dismemberment, and short term disability insurance coverage with no cost to the employee; vacation, sick, and personal leave; paid holidays; and tuition assistance of up to $2,000 for eligible expenses per fiscal year.