Civilian Positions (Non-police)

The Asheville Police Department is seeking men and women who will be dedicated to serving the Asheville community. We offer competitive pay and outstanding benefits. We are career-oriented, offering exceptional career opportunities in non-sworn positions. 

The City of Asheville publishes job opportunities as they become available. Anyone who meets the minimum qualifications is encouraged to apply. Applications can be filled out online, or by visiting our Human Resources Department located on the 6th floor of City Hall (70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC).

Applications are accepted for posted job opportunities only. If a position of interest is not posted, you may submit a request for posting notifications by clicking on the job interest card. If a position of interest is announced within one year of the date of the notification request, you will receive an email advising you of the job announcement.

The posted job opportunity should be read in its entirety. A wealth of information applicable to the position announcement is contained in the job posting. This information includes:

  • Summary of the position
  • Work schedule
  • Benefits
  • Job Functions
  • Salary Range
  • Closing Date

Non-sworn positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Animal Control 
  • Evidence Technician
  • Forensic Technician
  • Office Support 

The steps in the application process for all civilian positions include:

  • Submission of a completed and truthful application
  • Panel interview
  • Background investigation, including a polygraph examination
  • Drug screen

Safety-sensitive positions, such as telecommunicators, require both a health assessment and a psychological evaluation.