Human Resources

Job Opportunities

The Human Resources Department manages the recruitment and selection of applicants for full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary staff vacancies. Job opportunities for which we are recruiting are posted regularly as they open; view available positions and apply for those of interest to you. 

Internal Job Opportunities

Current City of Graham employees may also review the internal job opportunities postings. You may also express interest in jobs by category by submitting a job interest card online and you will be notified via email when those kinds of positions open for application.

Apply Online

The City of Graham only accepts online applications; no paper applications are available. Resumes alone do not qualify as applications, but may be attached to a completed online application. Attachments that supplement your resume or qualifications are accepted. Some positions require applicants to answer supplemental questions before the application is considered complete. If so, click the Supplemental Application tab in the NeoGov portal to locate these questions. 

We accept applications only for positions for which we are actively recruiting. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be submitted online to the Human Resources department by the stated closing time and date posted. When the stated closing date is “continuous,” apply immediately; the position may close without notice. For most positions, the closing date is normally set two weeks after the posting appears online. You will receive an immediate email confirming receipt of your submitted application. If you do not receive this email, contact customer service at (855) 524-5627 between 9AM-9PM. Monday-Friday (EST).

The HR Department normally contacts applicants for interviews approximately two to four weeks after the recruitment closing date. For jobs that indicate “continuous,” applicants are screened for possible referral to the hiring department in the order in which their application is submitted.

When completing your application, be aware that providing false or misleading information or documentation or concealing requested information to gain employment may result in your application being disqualified or in you dismissal, if employed.

The City of Graham uses an applicant tracking system, NEOGOV, which provides a quicker, more user-friendly system.  Please CLICK HERE to see the current openings and to apply for positions for which you are qualified.

Screening, Referral and Employment

In considering you candidacy, your education, experience, skills, work record and availability will be evaluated in relation to job requirements. Based on the evaluation, a limited number of applications will be referred to the hiring department. Due to the response to our recruitment efforts, not all applicants receive interviews. The HR department will contact those applicants in whom they are interested to discuss the vacancy further or to arrange a personal interview.


Applicants receive email notification of their individual status updates as the recruitment progresses. All applicants are notified via email once the position is filled. 

Job Interest Card

Submitting a Job Interest Card will automatically send you job openings based on your interests as they are posted. For the next 12 months you will get notifications each time a position opens that matches your interests. We’ll also send you a reminder email in 11 months to extend your notifications for another year.

Mission Statement

The Human Resources Department embraces change and the opportunity it brings. As a service provider, the City of Graham relies on well-trained, motivated, serving, and professional employees. It is the mission of the Human Resources Department to provide effective customer service by supporting the City of Graham’s departments with quality services.


The department of Human Resources advocates for all employees and encourages a diverse, qualified, healthy, safe, and highly dedicated workforce.


Excellence as the standard for measuring consistency, engagement, timeliness, and quality of our service.

Compassion in our service to staff and employees who have served in the City of Graham.

Diversity in the workplace by being able to value differences and honor diversity to advance an inclusive and respectful culture.

Integrity displayed as the core of all we do to provide service that is honorable, reliable, defendable, and fair.

Please explore our site to see how we can serve you. Should you need any additional information you may contact us. 

Lorrie Andrews, PHR, SHRM-CP, PS-MESH

Human Resources Manager
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

The City of Graham is dedicated to equality of opportunity. Accordingly, we do not practice or condone discrimination, in any form, against employees or applicants on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, political affiliation or mental or physical abilities except where physical or mental abilities, sex, or age are legitimate occupational qualifications. We are subject to, and comply with, the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Identity & Employability

If employed, you must submit proof of identity and eligibility for legal employment by your third day of work. Contact the Human Resources Department for a complete list of acceptable documents (examples of the most commonly used documents include a valid driver’s license, a social security card, and/or original birth certificate).

Probationary Period

An employee appointed or promoted to a regular position shall serve a probationary period.  Employees shall serve a six-month probationary period, except appointed sworn police personnel shall serve a twelve-month probationary period.  Sworn police personnel who are transferring from another agency and have been awarded General Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission shall serve a six month probationary period.

The City of Graham is a Drug-Free Workplace. 

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