Employment opportunities

An official Town of Kill Devil Hills employment application is accepted for current position listings only. No applications shall be accepted by a temporary agency or a Town department; all referrals must be made through the Assistant Town Manager (Human Resources Officer). 

A Town of Kill Devil Hills Employment Application must be completed and received in the Administration Department by 5 p.m. or postmarked by the closing date to be considered for the current vacancy. 

Access online job posting here: Online Job Postings & Application

Open Positions:

The Town of Kill Devil Hills is accepting applications for the following position:

Police Officer 

This is an entry-level sworn law enforcement position (PO-1).  The position entails diverse duties, which may be physically and psychologically demanding.  These duties include:  community policing, patrol procedures, criminal investigations, accident investigation, preliminary investigations, and traffic enforcement.  The department offers a progressive career development plan for ambitious employees seeking professional growth.  The candidate will receive a 5% increase in salary upon successful completion of one-year probationary period.  Candidates selected for further consideration must submit to a medical exam, psychological testing, and an extensive background investigation.  The department will also require the candidate to successfully complete a field-training program.  Applicants must satisfy certification requirements of Basic Law Enforcement Training as outlined by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  Applicants must have a valid N.C. driver's license, H.S. diploma or GED (Degree from accredited college preferred) & NC Basic Law Enforcement Training certification.  Starting pay is $45,702 plus an excellent benefit package. 

Town of Kill Devil Hills Employment Applications must be received in the Administration Department.  Deadline:  Open until filled.

Town of Kill Devil Hills
ATTN:  Mr. Shawn Murphy, Assistant Town Manager
102 Town Hall Drive
P.O. Box 1719
Kill Devil Hills, NC  27948

To receive an application, please call (252) 449-5300, check the website at www.kdhnc.com, or come to the Town Hall Administration Department.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If an application was completed for a period of up to two (2) years earlier than the current vacancy, that application may be reactivated for the current opening upon request from the applicant. The applicant is responsible in making sure all information is current and accurate on the application.

All applications become the property of the Town of Kill Devil Hills and cannot be returned.

Incomplete applications, i.e., unsigned applications or applications that do not reference a current vacancy, will not be considered. The Assistant Town Manager will provide notification by mail to applicants when the position is filled. This process may span several weeks from the advertised closing date. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to request assistance if needed during the application process.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Town of Kill Devil Hills hires only those individuals who are United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete a verification form and provide documentation of employment eligibility and identity.