Positions Currently Available

Finance Director

The Town of Newport is currently recruiting a Finance Director.  This position will work with the Town Manager, staff and Council to manage a solid financial system including all accounting functions.   Work involves coordination of accounts payable, budgeting process, capital projects, purchasing, debt administration and special analysis.    The Finance Director is responsible for being the key contact with the auditor and preparing various financial records, reports and fiscal analyses as needed.   The Finance Director will advise and assist department in financial matters applicable to their departments and also make recommendations on employee benefits and benefit plans.   The Town of Newport has a strong fund balance and FY20 budget is $7,178,671 of which $2,688,764 is Water/Sewer.    Duties may include preparing and  processing accounts payable, posting journal entries, payroll and bank deposits along with reconciling bank statements and cash reports.   Additional responsibilities involve administration of financial software and general supervision.   

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, public administration or related field and considerable experience in public finance administration including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Master’s degree and/or certified local government finance officer a plus. Applicant must pass a background check and be bondable. Salary hiring range is $63,274 to $68,000; dependent upon qualifications. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your experience, a current resume, and a Town of Newport employment application (available at www.townofnewport.com or in person or by mail to: Town of Newport P. O. Box 1869, Newport NC    28570 or email to Angela Christian (manager@townofnewport.com). Position is open until filled.

The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Full-time Police Officer and Part-time Police Officer

The Newport Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time police officer and part-time police officer positions.


The Newport Police Department embraces the concept of community policing, while providing police services to include traffic and criminal law enforcement, emergency response, criminal investigations, and special events.  The Department serves a community of approximately 4,800 residents and is conveniently located between Morehead City on the Crystal Coast and the City of Havelock, home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.


Applicants with previous law enforcement experience, advanced education, or advanced training in criminal justice or related field experience preferred.  Applicants must pass a comprehensive background investigation, must possess a NC driver's license at the time of appointment, and meet the minimum standards required for certification as a criminal justice officer as oulined by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Standards Commission.


For consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, employment application, personal history statement (NC Form F3), and an authorization for release of information.  Completed application packets should be submitted electronically to the Chief of Police.  Application packets will also be accepted by personal delivery or US Mail at:

Newport Police Department

255 Howard Blvd.

Newport, NC  28570


Positions open until filled.  For more information: http://www.newportpolice-nc.org/employment/

The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer