All job announcements specify how and by what date you should apply. The majority of open positions require that you apply through the North Carolina Employment Security Commission office. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive in response to advertisements for employment, it is important that you fill out your application completely and attach any documentation that you feel is relevant to the position applied for. Some positions specify that you submit a resume by the closing date. Resumes are not accepted in place of applications unless specifically requested.
If the job announcement instructs you to apply through the Employment Security Commission, you will need to obtain a “City of New Bern Application for Employment” through their office and return the application to them. Please print legibly or type the information on your application. All applications must be turned in to the Employment Security Commission by the deadline date, without exception. Please do not mail your application directly to the Human Resource office. Applications received by the Employment Security Commission will be forwarded to the Human Resources Department after the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will only be accepted for currently posted positions.
If the job announcement instructs you to submit a resume, you may mail or fax your resume directly to (252)639-7577. Once your resume is received, you may be sent a City of New Bern employment application for completion. Please fill the application out completely and return it to this office by the deadline date, without exception. Please note, resumes will only be accepted for currently posted positions.
In order to get specific information regarding employment as a Police Officer, please contact the Assistant Director of Human Resources at (252) 639-7572 or the New Bern Police Department Recruiting Unit at (252)672-4289.
Job Offer Process
The Human Resources Department evaluates each application and resume based on skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience required for the job. All persons recommended for employment with the City of New Bern will be required to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen before being hired.
Conditional Offer of Employment
A “conditional” offer of employment may be extended when a suitable candidate is identified. Confirmation of an employment offer is based upon the favorable outcome of a pre-employment physical and drug screen or other eligibility requirements. Failure to complete pre-employment requirements may nullify any offer of employment. Once a candidate has met all requirements and conditions of employment, an orientation will be scheduled.
Employment Application Status
The Human Resources Department welcomes your inquiries regarding your application. After the closing date, applications are processed through the Human Resources office. Please wait at least fifteen (15) working days after the closing date of the job announcement before calling the Human Resources Department at (252)639-7571 for the status of your application.