Careers at the Town of Hilton Head Island

We're glad you're interested in employment with us!

Here, you can have a fulfilling career in one of the most beautiful and highly regarded communities in the country, surrounded by amazing recreational and cultural opportunities.

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Competitive Pay

We recognize your performance with competitive pay.

We also offer opportunities for pay increases, promotions and exploring other work areas.

Generous Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement programs with employer contribution
  • Vacation, sick leave, disability & paid holidays
  • Health and wellness programs
  • And much more

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A Supportive Culture

Hilton Head Island's core values are diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, continuous improvement, professional development, and customer service.

Work that Matters

When you work for local government, you improve the lives of family, friends and neighbors. Town employees work every day to improve our citizens and visitors health, safety and quality of life.

What drives our work is our mission, vision, goals and core values.

After You Apply

Step 1. Application received and reviewed by hiring staff

Step 2. Preliminary Interviews

Preliminary Interviews may be via phone or virtual.

Step 3. Second Round Interviews

Second Round Interviews may be in-person.

Depending on the job, you may be required to participate in any or all of the following:

  • Computer-based skills testing
  • Written test
  • Physical abilities assessment
  • Drug/alcohol screening
  • Medical exam

Step 4. Candidate Selected

Step 5. Background and Reference Checks Conducted

Required checks may include:

  • Criminal background check
  • Reference Checks
  • Driver's license check

Step 6. Employment Offer to Candidate

New Employees

  • Attend new employee orientation
  • Fill out forms for taxes, work authorization and benefits registration
  • Serve a six month probationary period

The Internship Experience

Earn while you learn!

The Town offers several different internships every year.

  • You gain valuable work experience with a recognizable organization.
  • You get the opportunity to make an impact on people's quality of life.
  • You can build connections with professionals across the organization.

Internship Work Areas

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Fire Rescue
  • Office of Cultural Affairs

Internship Eligibility

You must be either:

  • A student working toward a degree or certificate from an accredited school (this may include high school students)
  • A recent high school or college graduate (within six months of graduation)

Apply for an internship

We typically accept applications in February and March.

View Current Internship Opportunities

Contact Info


  • Monday thru Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm