Employment Opportunities


JOB POSTINGS FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

How to apply?

A State Application, PD-107 and PD-107A, must be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date to:

Rutherford County DSS

PO Box 242
389 Fairground Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Phone 828 287-6283 
Attn: Luann Hoyle Butler
FAX to: 828-288-3406
Email: luann.butler@rutherfordcountync.gov

Rutherford County provides eligible employees with a competitive benefits package including paid health and dental insurance, paid holidays, and other optional benefits.

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated, please submit a PD-107 State Application Form. If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered.

Rutherford County DSS is not responsible for failure to receive faxed applications. Please take a moment to ensure your transmission was received.

Employee may be called upon in case of disaster, either natural or man-made, to serve the citizens of Rutherford County. This service, if required, will take precedence over duties described in this position vacancy announcement.

Selection Process will include a structured interview. Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered. After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria, the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgement of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.
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PROCESSING ASSISTANT V
Position Number:  5310004
Annual Salary:  $30,391
Posting Date:  April 5, 2021
Closing Date:  April 14, 2021

Position Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the operations of the Family and Children’s and Adult Services Divisions by managing State required functions in the Social Work Unit. The operations include data entry, data search, and facilitating basic work duties. Other primary purposes of this position are to serve as back-up for the various clerical duties throughout the Agency.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Significant knowledge of program procedures, methods and practices.
Significant knowledge and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, spelling and program terminology to compose, proofread and edit correspondence, reports and other materials. Ability to record, compile, summarize and perform basic analysis of narrative and numerical materials. Ability to learn and independently apply laws, program rules and regulations. Ability to learn programs and services and apply this knowledge in problem-solving and responding to most questions and inquiries. Ability to use judgment in establishing program procedures and organizing and coordinating workflow. Ability to apply correct sentences and grammatical structure to independently compose and format materials within established guidelines. Ability to independently work with people with courtesy and tact in performing public contact and communication duties that may be sensitive in nature. Ability to gather and release pertinent program information. Ability to schedule and coordinate a variety of appointments, meetings and/or conferences

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills and abilities gained

through at least three years of office assistant/secretarial experience; or completion of a two-year

secretarial science or business administration program with one year of responsible experience as

described above; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Special Requirements:
Copies of final transcripts from accredited school showing date degree awarded must be submitted with

application. Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Rutherford County’s

insurance regulations.  Must have access to a vehicle. 

 


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INCOME MAINTENANCE  FAMILY & CHILDREN'S MEDICAID UNIT
INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II
Position Number:  5310140
Annual Salary:  $33,251
Posting Date:  March 31, 2021
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Position Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide maintenance of a public assistance caseload, including determining eligibility, processing applications, and conducting reviews and actions to effect reported changes in situations.  Major position activities include interviewing, eligibility determination, and record maintenance. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the program/areas of assignment.  General knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/applicant.  Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to communicate with clients/applicants, the public at large, and public officials to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, regulations and procedures.  Ability to perform caseworker functions within structured time frames. 

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
One year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Work Against Appointment will be considered.  Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in Human Services Technology, Social Services Associate, Paralegal Technology, Business Administration, Secretarial Science, or a closely related curriculum; or graduation from high school and two years of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data and/or performance of mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an income maintenance program; or graduation from high school and three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, the gathering and compiling of data, the analysis of data and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   

SELECTION PROCESS:
The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria, the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position. 

If you are interested in the position and possess the basic requirements for the position as stated above, please submit a PD-107 State Application Form.  If you have applied within the last six months, your application will be considered.