Employment Opportunities


Rutherford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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To download and print a copy of the application, use the link below.
Printed Application (must be mailed in to 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC  28139)

POSITION AVAILABLE - Rutherford County has a part time Receptionist position available at the Senior Center.  Position is responsible for welcoming and directing guests, answering, and directing phone calls, scheduling, and confirming appointments. Assists participants with new registration, tours, questions, and check ins.   Position will cross-train in other areas to assist with workflow when staff are out or on vacation. Position reports to the Senior Center Director.  Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma, business courses and secretarial or clerical experience including customer service or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be proficient in computer use. Tact and courtesy working with public a must. Valid NC Drivers License required. Hours: Mon thru Fri 9:00am-1:00pm.  $11.52 hourly. Apply: Rutherford County Human Resources 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton or www.rutherfordcountync.gov.  Position open until filled. EOE.  Drug test required.

POSITION AVAILABLE-Rutherford County is seeking a Property Appraiser Supervisor-An employee in this class oversees the work of Appraisers and technicians that identify land parcels and their value. Work involves training, coordinating, assisting and supervising a staff of field Appraisers involved in the appraisal of land and buildings for assessment purposes, as well as assisting with complex residential real property appraisals.  Work includes supervising and participating in the review and defense of residential property value appeals; ensuring the appropriate and consistent inspection, listing, review and calculations; checking comparisons with like properties for compliance with the Schedule of Value; and assisting in defending the Schedule of Values before the Board of Equalization and Review, the NC Property Tax Commission, and NC in Court of Appeals, as needed. Work requires the ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in ensuring proper application of established policies and procedures to individual appraisal cases, and requires displaying tact, courtesy and firmness with employees and during frequent contact with property owners and the general public. Duties subject the employee to inside and outside environments and hazards associated with site measuring tasks on construction projects. Work is performed under the direction of the Revenue Director and is evaluated through conferences, review of work, records and documents and feedback from citizens.
Desirable Education and Experience Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in real estate, business or a related field, and three years of experience in real property appraisal; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Special Requirements Certification by the State of North Carolina as a County Real Property Appraiser. NC Driver’s License.
Salary $53,217.  This is an Exempt position.  Apply at www.rutherfordcountync.gov.  Open until filled. EOE  Background and drug test required.

POSITION AVAILABLE - Rutherford County has a part time Heavy Equipment Operator position available. Position reports to the Solid Waste Director.  Work involves a variety of tasks, including loading, packing and covering refuse at the Landfill using heavy equipment such as front loader, dozer, and dump trucks. Main duties will be performed at the Transfer Station and C&D. Position will also be required to bushhog as assigned.  Minimum requirements:  Clean driving record.  Knowledge of equipment safety, driving skills and county geography.  Must have ability to get along with the general public.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors, subject to weather conditions and is classified as heavy labor.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs and push 100 lbs. Drug and background test required. Hours/Days: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 7:30-2:00, occasional Saturday work 7:30-12:30.  Hourly rate $16.57.  Apply Rutherford County Human Resources Department, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, N.C. or at www.rutherfordcountync.gov. Position open until filled.  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 passengers with a disability to board and/or leave the vehicle, must be able to load, position, secure, and unload persons in wheelchairs on lift equipped vehicles (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 up to 19 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Pay is $13.91 per hour.  Minimum requirements: valid N.C. driver’s license, CDL with passenger endorsement is preferred, excellent driving record, five years’ experience as a licensed driver, graduation from high school, background check, pre-employment drug test and DOT physical.  Participation in random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing is required.  Apply: Rutherford County Human Resources Office, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00 pm or at the link above. Position open until filled. EOE

POSITION AVAILABLE-Rutherford County Government has a Full Time 911 Telecommunicator
Salary: Starting at $34,469
$34,988 With certifications or completion of (1) year and obtaining certifications
Job Description: The primary responsibility of the Telecommunicator position is managing incoming 911 and administrative phone calls. Processing of calls within a computer aided dispatch (CAD) program. Dispatching of Rutherford County emergency service personnel to aid the needs of the citizens and visitors to Rutherford County. Continually collaborates well with coworkers, field personnel, after hours agencies. Candidate will be working with a team to complete the mission and values of Rutherford County 911 Communications. Additional Specific Job Description available
Knowledge and Skills: General knowledge of computers, email, phones, various computer programs. General empathy and professional communications skills to provide proper customer service to callers, and affiliated agencies. Ability to remain calm under circumstances which may involve life hazard incidents. Ability to multi-task between answering phones, and radio traffic simultaneously. Willingness to work twelve (12) hour shifts (currently night shift openings) Ability to sit for extended periods of time. Strong visual acuity. Strong hearing and comprehension. Willingness to put forth time, and effort to complete a comprehensive training program for the first six (6) to twelve (12) weeks before becoming a solo Telecommunicator.
Minimum Training and Experience: Must be 18 years of age. Graduation from high school or equivalent. Ability to type a minimum 20WPM. Successfully complete a computerized skills assessment (Critical) Successfully complete a board interview. Successfully complete a decision-making assessment. Successfully pass a criminal background, drug test, and hearing assessment. Rutherford County is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability. Must be able to pass drug and background check.

POSITION AVAILABLE-Rutherford County 911 Communications is seeking a part-time telecommunicator to join our team. Position: Part time Emergency Telecommunicator 
Agency: Rutherford County 911 Communications
Salary: $15.35
Job Description: The primary responsibility of the telecommunicator position is handling incoming 911 and administrative phone calls. Processing of calls within a computer aided dispatch (CAD) program. Dispatching of Rutherford County emergency service personnel to aid in the needs to the citizens and visitors to Rutherford County. Continually work well with coworkers, field personnel, and after-hours agencies. Primary schedule will be to fill in a 12p-12a shift, vacation and sick leaves. Additional specifics of job description below.  Knowledge and Skills: General knowledge of computers, email, phones, various computer programs. General empathy and good communications skills to provide proper guidance to callers. Professional and courteous customer service skills. Ability to remain calm under circumstances which may involve life hazard incidents. Ability to multi-task between answering phones and radio traffic simultaneously. Ability to work up to twelve (12) hour shifts. Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Minimum Training and Experience: Must be 18 years of age.  Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Ability to type a minimum 20WPM. Successfully complete a computerized skills assessment. Successfully complete a board interview and decision-making assessment. Successfully pass a criminal background, drug test, and hearing assessment. Apply 289 N. Main St, Rutherfordton N.C., or at the link above.  Position open until filled. EOE

 Rutherford County Sheriff's Office:

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

 POSITION AVAILABLE-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:  dependent on experience.  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.