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Job Openings for Rutherford County

 

You may either download and print an application to mail in or use our online application system to apply for current available jobs.

 

Submit your Application (online application system) and for DSS applicants see instructions below.

 

To download a copy of the application, use the link below.

Printed Application (must be mailed in to 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC  28139)

Rutherford County is seeking a Tax Customer Service Representative:  Work involves customer issue intake either in person or by telephone, evaluating the type of service the customer needs, and directing the customer to the correct county employee or department. Also, involves helping taxpayers complete listing forms, tax relief applications, answer questions regarding property tax information including amount of taxes due, and balance petty cash drawer with receipts for maps and document copies.  Position requires courtesy in contact with the public, general knowledge of county services and geography, and be competent using general office equipment.  $22,960 plus benefits.  Min req:  High School diploma with preferable customer service experience.  Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record.  Apply 289 N. Main St, Rutherfordton NC or at the link above in blue. Work hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00. Drug and background test required. Position open until filled. EOE

Position Available- Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority has a part time position available. The position reports to the Welcome Center Manager. The ideal candidate must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and 1-2 years’ experience in a customer service position. Must be able to handle an extremely fast-paced environment assisting up to 600 visitors in one day. Job requires great tact, courtesy, and willingness to take direction. Knowledge of, and ability to share county tourism assets, attractions, restaurants, lodging and events will be required. This position will primarily work from the Welcome Center in Lake Lure, and may also assist at events. Duties include, but are not limited to, greeting visitors, answering the phone, providing written and verbal information, restocking informational brochures, complete mailings, and daily janitorial cleaning. Applicant must be comfortable utilizing computers with Microsoft applications, daily internet research skills and be familiar with iPads and iPods. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs, bend, stoop and reach. This job requires a flexible schedule which will include weekends and occasional evenings and is up to 29 hours per week.  Wages are $10.76/hour.  Apply at Rutherford County Offices, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or at the link above in blue. Position opened until filled. EOE.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Rutherford County is seeking a full time custodian.  Work involves sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, emptying trash, cleaning restrooms, stocking supplies, reporting items needing repair, washes walls, windows, shelves, mirrors, changes light bulbs, and other duties as assigned.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.  Work is supervised and subject to final standards of OSHA blood borne pathogen regulations.  Reports to Maintenance Operations Manager.  Requires courtesy in contact with the general public.  Hours 7:00 am-4:00 pm.  Mon thru Thur, 7:00 am-12:00 pm Fri.  Wages $21,316/yr plus benefits.  Min requirements: High School Diploma, must have valid driver’s license, with a clean driving record, custodial experience preferred.  Apply Rutherford County Human Resources, 289 N Main St, Rutherfordton or at the link above in blue.  Open until filled, drug test required.  EOE

 

POSITION AVAILABLE –Part time van driver for Rutherford County Transit Department.  Position requires ability to drive a fifteen (15) passenger van.  Must assist elderly and/or handicapped adults to board and leave the vehicle, must be able to load, position, secure and unload persons in wheelchairs on lift equipped vehicle (This requires ability to pull, push, bend over, stoop and get down on hands and knees). Must be able to operate 2-way radio to maintain radio contact. Requires frequent contact with the public, courtesy, and tact. Requires knowledge of county and regional geography.  Reports to the Operations Manager. Position is 29 hours per week, Monday-Friday.  $9.44 per hour.  Minimum requirements: valid N.C. driver’s license, CDL with passenger endorsement preferred, excellent driving record, five years experience as a licensed driver, graduation from high school, pre-employment drug test and DOT physical.  Participation in random, post-accident drug and alcohol testing is required.  Apply Rutherford County Human Resources Department, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, N.C. or online at the link above in blue, Position Open Until Filled, EOE

 

EMT-Paramedic Full Time Position

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services is currently accepting applications for EMT-Paramedic full time positions. Rutherford County, located in Western North Carolina consists of 564 square miles and an annual population of 64,000.  Annual call volume averages 13,000 per year including the convalescent division.   RCEMS operates (5) EMT-P level 911 trucks from (4) bases in the County and (4) EMT-P level convalescent trucks from (1) base. The 911 trucks work a 24/48 schedule and the convalescent trucks work a sliding schedule based on need of trucks.  Salary Range is $40,000-$45,000 include overtime.

 All applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent; hold a valid driver’s license and current EMT-P credential with NCOEMS in good standing.  Individuals not holding credentials from another state and/or National Registry must meet requirement of legal recognition by the NC Office of EMS.   ALS candidates must possess BLS, ACLS, PALS/PEPP & PHTLS/ITLS/ATT.  All candidates must possess or obtain NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 prior to employment.  Candidates are required to submit to pre-employment drug screening, motor vehicle record check and background checks.

 

Rutherford County offers an excellent benefits package for full-time personnel including Local Government retirement system, Health Insurance and options of Vision, Dental, Disability and others.  Rutherford County EMS is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or creed.

Apply Rutherford County Human Resources, 289 N Main St, Rutherfordton or see above in blue to submit online.

 

For Sheriff's Department and Detention Center positions, you must bring the County job application and the Sheriff's Office Application and its requirements.

 

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office:

 

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Is Seeking Experienced Full-Time Telecommunicators for

911 Communications

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Position is supervised by the Communications Director. Work involves operating a computerized work station while answering emergency and non-emergency calls. Work requires ability to multi-task, ability to func-tion in high stress situations while remaining calm, having patience with callers who are under stress, frightened or angry. Position involves dis-patching of Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel and Firefighters. Tele-communicators work in a confined area under constant exposure to radio traffic, ringing telephones, and conversations occurring simultaneously.
Minimum requirements: must be 21 years of age, High School Diploma, proficient in computer keyboarding, must be able to pass an onsite aptitude test. Applicant must have experience as a Telecommunicator.
Potential applicant must also pass drug test and background check. Usual work schedule is twelve hours. Hours may be scheduled for days, eve-nings, weekends, or holidays. Salary range 29,000 - 31,350 includes overtime and benefits.
ALL APPLICATION PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, 198 N. Washington Street,
Rutherfordton, NC. Hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00. Position is open until filled. EEO

 

Position Available:

 

Full- Time Detention Officer Position Eligibility Requirements:

 (1) Must be 21 years of age

  1. High School graduate or  GED
  1. Posses a valid North Carolina Driver’s License
  1. Be willing and able to work 12 hour shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays

(Current Part-Time Detention Officers)

Those interested in applying must submit in writing a letter of intent with a list of your current training. Also, include a brief paragraph as to why you want to work as a Full-Time Detention Officer.

(THOSE INTERESTED FROM OUTSIDE THIS AGENCY)

To apply you must submit a full application that can be obtained from the front office at the Rutherford County Sheriff s Office. Application packets can be picked up Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm. Successful applicants must pass a criminal background and drug test.

  EOE

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking part time detention officers for the Rutherford County Detention Center.  Duties include direct supervision, processing, classification, transporting and safety of inmates.  Applicants must have good communication skills, be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma, pass drug test and pass an extensive criminal background check. Applicant must meet Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office requirements and be eligible for certification by NC Sheriffs’ Training and Standards Commission.  Wages:  $13.48 while training, $13.99 when certified.  Work schedule: 12 hour days/evenings, weekends and holidays.  Apply at Rutherford County Sheriffs’ Office, 198 N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton NC.   Mon-Fri   8:30-5:00   Job is open till filled.  EOE.    

 

For Department of Social Services positions, please submit a detailed PD-107 State Application Form. If you have a degree, please send a college transcript. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, your application on file will be considered. PD-107  and PD-107A For information about job opportunities at Rutherford County DSS contact Luann Butler at 828-287-6283 or Luann Butler.

To see a list of DSS jobs that are currently posted, go back to Departments, then select Social Services, then on the left side of the screen select Employment Opportunities.