Rutherford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 has an EMS Operations Manager position available. An employee in this class plans, organizes and manages the operational activities of the emergency medical services for the County. Work involves participation in budget preparation and administration and personnel staffing and training, development and implementation of policies and procedures, and regulatory management and compliance for the division. The employee is responsible for equipment and facilities maintenance oversight, staff scheduling, purchasing supplies and medications, and addressing issues with patients and the public. Work requires short range planning for staffing, equipment, supplies and technology and knowledge of trends, liability issues, and rapidly changing medical sciences and protocols. Work involves a broad scope of public contacts, a variety of technical and detailed knowledge, and independent initiative and judgement. Employee must possess a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policies, procedures, and regulations pertaining to emergency medical and other related services.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in public or business administration or related field and considerable supervisory experience in emergency medical services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification by the State as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.
5-10 years experience as paramedic with 3-5 years supervisory experience preferred
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's
Other certifications as required by the County
Salary range $57,000-62,243 depending on experience. This is an Exempt position.
Apply www.rutherfordcountync.gov or 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139. Subject to drug test and background check. EOE Applications will close February 25, 2019.
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. $10.00 per hour. Minimum requirements: valid N.C. driver’s license, CDL with passenger endorsement preferred, excellent driving record, five year's experience as a licensed driver, graduation from high school, pre-employment drug test and the ability to pass a 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:
Full- Time Detention Officer Position Eligibility Requirements:
Must be 21 years of age
High School graduate or GED
Posses a valid North Carolina Driver’s License 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.