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Welcome to the City of Kinston’s Career Opportunities Listing. This listing is provided as a service for persons interested in pursuing a career in public service with the City of Kinston. The listing is updated on a weekly basis to enable applicants and other interested persons to stay abreast of the career opportunities currently available.

Those who are interested in making application with the City of Kinston may do so by visiting us at our offices on the second floor of City Hall, located at 207 East King Street in Kinston. Applications are accepted during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Completed applications may also be submitted by mail at the following address:

City of Kinston
Department of Human Resources
P. O. Drawer 339 / Kinston, NC 28502

Those who live outside of Kinston or Lenoir County may request an application by contacting Debra Thompson, Recruitment Coordinator. She may be reached by phone at 252-939-3120 or at her e-mail address; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

You are encouraged to contact Debra Thompson if you have questions about a specific position or about the recruitment and selection process. She will be most happy to assist you.

Personal resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of an application for employment with the City of Kinston. When applying with the City, it is important that you obtain and fully complete the City’s employment application form. A personal resume may be attached to a completed application. A separate application is required for each position for which you apply.

It is the policy of the City of Kinston that employment applications are accepted only for advertised vacant positions. If you are seeking employment in a position which is not currently being advertised, you are encouraged to visit us or contact us by phone, mail or e-mail to request that an Employment Interest Card be completed. Providing us with your name, address, telephone number and the position/department in which you are interested in will enable us to notify you when we are recruiting for the position of your choosing. Employment Interest Cards will remain on file until the specified position is advertised or six (6) months, whichever occurs first.

The City of Kinston is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy and drug-free workplace. Therefore, successful candidates for employment with the City must submit to a pre-placement medical screening which includes a drug-screening. In addition, successful candidates for all positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license and a satisfactory driver history. Some positions require applicants to obtain a CDL permit license within 30 days of employment and CDL license within 90 days of obtaining the CDL permit. Those applicants who possess a valid out-of-state driver's license are encouraged to obtain a certified copy of their driver's history and to submit it with their application to ensure prompt processing.

The City of Kinston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply for positions with the City.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about career opportunities with the City of Kinston, you are invited to contact us. We want to hear from you.

City of Kinston
207 E King St, Kinston, NC 28502