Human Resources

The City of Gastonia's Human Resources Department manages the recruitment and development of the City's employees, as well as the administration of associated programs. Additionally, the department is responsible for the City's insurance, loss prevention, safety programs and providing personnel guidance and assistance to City employees and residents. The City provides our employees with a robust benefits package including health insurance, 401K contribution, and NC state retirement contribution. View our benefits booklet for a more in-depth description of the benefits offered to full-time employees (
We are proud to employ over 900 diverse professionals in a wide variety of positions. The City of Gastonia is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We value diversity and promise to honor your experiences, perspective and unique identity. If you are interested in a career with the City of Gastonia, please review our job positing from the link below and apply through the online application system. You can also view our job vacancies the Government Access Channel (Cable channel 16 or 97-2).
For current job postings, click below.
All employment offers are contingent upon candidates meeting the essential functions of the position and passing a controlled substance evaluation prior to the employment.  Some positions require physicals, driver checks, and polygraph evaluations. The City of Gastonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Placement is based on ability and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, or retaliation for participating in equal employment opportunity activity.  Learn more about the City of Gastonia's personnel policies and procedures by clicking here for the personnel policy manual. 
Please contact Human Resources  at 704.866.6858 should you have questions regarding employment. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are located at City Hall, 181 S. South Street, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748.
Director of Human Resources: Judy Smith
Assistant Director of Human Resources: Steven Alvey
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws that protect you from discrimination in employment. If you believe you have been discriminated against at work or in applying for a job, the EEOC may be able to help. Additional information about the EEOC, including information about filing a charge of discrimination, is available at


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052