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Job Openings for Rutherford County
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Rutherford County has a Youth Services librarian position available: Position reports to the Library Director. This individual must have experience working with young children. The ideal candidate must have the ability to plan, schedule, promote, conduct and evaluate programs for children and teens. This individual must also be adaptable to change and recognize the importance of offering a personalized experience to all library patrons. We are a small library system with three branches and only one full-time traveling children’s librarian. Punctuality, a willingness to learn and a pleasant, positive, and enthusiastic attitude are essential traits for success in this position. Familiarity in working with technology is a plus. Performs other duties as assigned. Occasional evenings and Saturdays required. Annual salary $30,941 with benefits. Minimum requirements: 4 year college degree preferred or combination of education and previous library or public service experience. Experience in working with young children in schools, community agencies, volunteer organizations, church, or other group situations will be considered. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Valid NC Driver’s License. Apply at the link above in blue or 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton. Drug test required. 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 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 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.