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Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority has a part time position available. The ideal candidate must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and 1-2 years experience in a customer service position. Must be able to handle an extremely fast-paced environment during the summer season assisting up to 600 visitors in one day. Job requires great tact, courtesy, and a willingness to take direction. Knowledge of, and ability to share county tourism assets, attractions, restaurants, lodging and events will be required. This position will primarily work from the Welcome Center in Lake Lure, and may also assist at events, particularly with the Mobile Welcome Center. Duties include, but are not limited to, greeting visitors, answering the phone, providing written and verbal information, restocking informational brochures, completing mailings, and light cleaning. Applicant must be comfortable utilizing computers with Microsoft applications, using internet research skills and familiar with IPads and IPods. This job requires a flexible schedule which will include rotating weekends and is 29 hours or less per week. Wages are $9.08/hr. Apply at Rutherford County Offices, 289 N. Main Street Rutherfordton, or at the above link in blue. Positions open until filled. EOE
POSITION AVAILABLE –Part time van driver for Rutherford County Transit Department. Position requires ability to drive a Multi passenger vehicle. Must also assist elderly and/or handicapped adults 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 $9.44 per 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 Rutherford County Human Resources Department, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, N.C., 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 is seeking part time Telecommunicators for the 911 Communications Center. Position is supervised by the Communications Director. Work deals with operating a computerized work station, answering emergency and non-emergency calls. Also involves dispatching, Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel and Firefighters. Work requires ability to multi-task, ability to function in high stress situations while remaining calm, having patience with callers who are under stress, frightened or angry. Telecommunicators work in a confined area where you are exposed to radio traffic, ringing telephones and conversations occurring simultaneously. Minimum requirements: must be 21 years of age, high school diploma, pass drug test, and background check, proficient in computer keyboarding, pass on site aptitude test. Usual work schedule is twelve hours, days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Wages: $9.29 per hour training wage, $12.50 per hour when training is completed. Apply: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, 198 N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton, NC. Hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00. Job is open until filled. 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 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.