Employment Information

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The County of Dare offers many challenging and fulfilling career opportunities. Approximately 800 full-time and part-time employees work in a variety of positions including, administration, information technology, human services, public works, law enforcement, and water. In addition to competitive salaries and opportunities for advancement, employees are offered a wide range of benefits to meet their individual needs.

Job Applications

The County of Dare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants for job openings are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin or age as provided in law. When applying for an open position a new application is required for each position.

Job Openings

The County of Dare only accepts applications for positions that are open and currently advertised. Employment applications can be downloaded from below or picked up at the Human Resources office.

Completing the Application

To be considered for employment, you must answer all questions and complete all sections of the application. Please check for accuracy. You must give complete information on your education and work history ("see resume" is not acceptable). Please make sure you sign and date your application.

Submitting the Application

The employment application and all related information must be received in the Dare County Human Resources Department no later than the closing date for that position. If a position is posted "open until filled" then applications should be submitted as soon as possible and the position may close without notice. Submission of materials is the sole responsibility of the applicant. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Completed applications and supplemental materials submitted become the property of Dare County and will not be returned.

Application Review Process

The application review process begins after the closing date, Human Resources reviews each application with care and attention to identify the candidates whose qualifications, based on the application, most closely match the position requirements.

Drug Free Workplace Policy

  • Drugs in the Workplace Prohibited

No employee engaged in work funded by a federal grant may unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use in the workplace any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, or any other controlled substance. Workplace is defined as the site for the performance of work done in connection with a federal grant and includes any Dare County building or premises or vehicle.

  • Notice of Conviction Required

As a condition of employment, each employee engaged in work funded by a federal grant shall notify his or her supervisor of his or her conviction of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

  • Penalty for Noncompliance

As a condition of employment, each employee engaged in work funded by a federal grant shall abide by the terms of this policy or may be disciplined, up to and including dismissal, or may be required to participate in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved by Dare County.