Job Openings


Rutherford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At this time, we are only accepting online applications.

Submit your Application (online application system) 
DSS applicants see instructions located at the bottom of this page.  

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)

Position Available - Rutherford County has a full time Nutrition Program Manager at the Senior Center.  Position is responsible for taking applications for the meal program, assesses eligibility, visits homes, establishes client files, conducts reassessments, and maintains home delivery meal routes and other duties as assigned. This position supervises numerous staff including full and part time.  Position reports to the Senior Center Director.  Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma, Knowledge of Federal/State Nutritional Requirements for Senior Citizens, Associates degree preferred, 1-2 years experience in the field/ and/or completion of an apprenticeship/internship in the field.  Must be proficient in computer use. Supervisory experience a plus.  Tact and courtesy working with public a must. Valid NC Drivers License required. Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:30-5:00. Wages $34,694 plus benefits.  Apply:  At the link above.  Position open until filled. EOE.  Drug test required.

 Rutherford County has a part time Program Assistant position available in the Tourism Development Department (TDA).  This position provides support to the Executive Director by executing and implementing various programs and projects for the TDA office.  The ideal candidate will organize fundraising efforts, recruit and supervise volunteers, oversee operations and budgets for those projects, represent Rutherford Bound and Rutherford County Beautiful projects at various county festivals and events. Must possess good written and oral communication skills.  Position will have direct contact in person and/or by phone and email with numerous people. The applicant must present him or herself with courteous professionalism.   Must be proficient in computer and office skills.  Data entry, scheduling calendar events, using internal system, emailing, problem solving, scheduling committee meetings, mailouts, and other duties as assigned. Associate Degree preferred or combination of education/experience in field.  Hours to be determined 19-29 per week. Salary $18.00 per hour.  Apply at at the link above. Background and drug test required.  EOE. Open until filled.

POSITION AVAILABLE – Part time van driver for Rutherford County Transit Department.  Position requires ability to drive a multi passenger vehicle.  Must also assist the elderly and/or adults with a disability to board and leave the vehicle, must be able to load, secure and unload persons in wheelchairs on lift equipped vehicle.  Must be able to operate an open air 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. Hours are based on need up to 19 hrs./week. Transit operates from approx. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, wages are $10.10per hour.  Minimum requirements: valid N.C. driver’s license, excellent driving record, five years’ experience as a licensed driver, graduation from high school, pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing required. CDL preferred. Apply at the link above. 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:

(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.