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The Town of Dallas, NC is currently seeking applicants for the full-time position of Planner. Dallas, a community of 5,924 residents located 20 miles west of Charlotte, is known as the “Crossroads of Gaston County”.  Its prime location conveniently situated near the intersection of I-85 and US-321 has sparked an increase in development interest in the past few years – a trend that is expected to continue.  This is a new position in the Development Services Department that will provide planning support to the Development Services Director.

Position responsibilities include: municipal and regional planning; comprehensive and small area planning; land use planning and development regulation; transportation and transit planning; acting as support for Planning Board and Board of Adjustment; developing an effective relationship between the Town and business community; extensive public contact and involvement; and assists the Development Services Director with other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the initiative to promote sound growth and development, and have the ability to balance the needs of a diverse community in the changing economic environment.  Personal attributes should include: excellent oral and written communication skills; considerable tact and professionalism; and a positive and cooperative attitude.

Requires possession of a Bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field, and experience in local government planning and/or community development, or equiv. comb. of education, training and experience. Knowledge of laws, principles, and practices of local and regional planning as well as information technology applications such as GIS, mapping, and presentations.

Hiring range is $48,401 - $53,822 DOQ, with competitive benefits and a 5% increase upon successful completion of the probationary period. Submit a cover letter, resume, and Town application to: Human Resources, 210 N. Holland St. Dallas, NC 28034 or by e-mail at: Applications may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or from the Town’s website   First consideration given to applications received by December 10, 2021.  EOE

Police Officer


The Town of Dallas, NC is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  This position performs a full range of general law enforcement duties.  Work includes patrolling the Town during an assigned shift in a police car, on bicycle, or on foot; preventing, detecting, and investigating disturbances and crime; performing traffic control work; apprehending suspects; and executing related assignments.  Work involves frequent public contact which requires tact, firmness, and decisiveness.

Applicant must have a working knowledge of law enforcement principles, practices, methods, and equipment; skill in the use of firearms; knowledge of the use of information technology as it applies to law enforcement; communicate effectively in oral and written forms; and the ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the citizens.

Graduation from high school and completion of basic law enforcement training; possession of a Basic Law Enforcement Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Hiring range for this position is $41,811 to $44,152 DOQ, with a 5% increase following the probationary period. Applications may be obtained at the Town of Dallas Administrative Offices located at 210 N. Holland St., Dallas, NC 28034 or at  Completed applications can be emailed to or turned in at the Administrative Offices.  Open until filled.  EOE

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