Employment Opportunities

Beech Mountain iconWHO WE ARE:
The Town of Beech Mountain is headed up by a five member Town Council whose actions are carried out by the Town Manager. The Town Manager works with 55 full time employees to increase the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of Beech Mountain by supporting Town departments with quality, state of the art municipal personnel services. As a service provider, the Town relies on well-trained, motivated, caring and professional employees.

The Town has approximately 2,350 dwelling units on the mountain, 62 miles of road, produces water for consumption, treats sewer, provides both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, polices the community, provides trash collection along with a recycling center, houses E-911, has a Municipal Fire Department, and continues to grow visitor numbers while drawing in new business opportunities. More information on all town departments and functions is available on the Town’s homepage on the left hand menu under ‘Departments and Services‘.

The Town promotes model personnel and safety programs and practices to attract, develop and retain a well-qualified and diverse work force, continuously improving these programs so that the Town of Beech Mountain will be the employer of choice. We ensure that personnel actions are both legal and fair, embracing change and providing a work environment where employees are encouraged to be creative and to maximize their potential.



An employee in this class performs general duty law enforcement work in varied areas of the department. Work includes patrol, investigating traffic accidents, investigating criminal activity, serving warrants, traffic law` enforcement, responding to domestic disputes, and other work applicable to law enforcement. Employee is highly visible in the community and exercises visible presence to prevent or abate crime. Employee must have the ability to develop a positive public image, display tact and firmness when interacting with criminal suspects or witnesses, apply reasoned and experienced judgment and discretion, and project a positive attitude. Work is performed under the direction of the immediate supervisor and is evaluated for effectiveness, visibility, compliance with standards, public support, and attainment of performance objectives.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalency; some experience in law enforcement work is desired and an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field is preferred.

  • Must obtain (and maintain) Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission (required to be continuously employed)
  • Must successfully complete the department field training program
  • The officer must successfully complete the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission requirements for probationary certification

SALARY RANGE: $35,359.32 – $53,038.98 TO APPLY: Submit a completed Town Application and Police Officers Form F-3 Law Enforcement Personal History Statement. Both are available online at www.townofbeechmountain.com/employment. Submit application material electronically to clerk@townofbeechmountain.com or mail / hand deliver to: Chief Tim Barnett, 403 Beech Mountain Parkway Beech Mountain, NC 28604 Question? Chief Barnett @ 828-387-2342 ext. 204

Job Opportunity: Summer Camp Counselor- Job Description:
The Camp Counselor is responsible for organizing and leading a variety of group activities including crafts, nature hikes, education, songs, games, swimming and canoeing. They are responsible for planning and leading programs while providing positive experiences for participants. They will also be responsible for the general safety, development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants. The incumbent will provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences. Completion of first aid and CPR certification upon hire, or must be able to attend class on Beech Mountain. Rate of Pay: $10.00 per hour. Contact Marisa Sedlak at the Recreation Center at 828.387.3003 msedlak@townofbeechmountain.com for more information.

Parks and Recreation Group Fitness Instructor- Job Description: 
The Group Fitness Instructor will provide group fitness instruction through a variety of entertaining, educational, and fun classes to promote health, wellness, and fitness in a safe environment serving as a fitness resource for class participants. As such, you will be expected to build and maintain positive relationships with members to encourage continued group fitness class attendance growth. At least 1-year experience as a fitness instructor, CPR/AED certified, & minimum of one nationally recognized Group Exercise Certification. Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour. Contact Kate Prisco at the Recreation Center at 828.387.3003, kprisco@townofbeechmountain.com for more information.


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Contact Tamara Mercer at clerk@townofbeechmountain.com or call 828.387.4236 ext. 224 for questions concerning job specifications, application process, and Beech Mountain’s Benefit Program.

The Town of Beech Mountain is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination. The Town will make all employment decisions without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or marital status. The Town of Beech Mountain participates in E-Verify.



*Employee benefit information posted on this website are intended to provide helpful information regarding benefits available to current employees of the Town of Beech Mountain. These benefits are also described in detail in contracts with the Town of Beech Mountain and/or in Town policy. The provisions of the contracts and Town policies are controlling and subject to change. None of the conditions or limitations thereof are waived or modified by reason of omission or misstatement on this website.

Town Hall
Phone: (828) 387-4236

Tax / Billing
Phone: (828) 387-2751

Police (non-emergency)
Phone: (828) 387-2342

Town of Beech Mountain
403 Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Phone: (828) 387-4236
Fax: (828) 387-4862

Fire Department (non-emergency)
Phone: (828) 387-4612

Public Works & Utilities
Phone: (828) 387-9282

Parks & Recreation
Phone: (828) 387-3003