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Job Openings for Rutherford County
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Rutherford County Detention Facility has a part time LPN position available:  The LPN functions under the Direction of the Registered Nurse and Detention Supervisor.  Duties include recognizing patient needs and symptoms in advance, provides care for the patient under the direction of the Registered Nurse, prepares patients for exams, assisting during treatments, coordination of tests and follow up care and maintaining accurate medical records. Demonstrates competency and skills to treat patients of all adult ages. Position requires the ability to multi task, function in stressful and emergency situations, and must have computer skills.  Must be a licensed Practical Nurse with the North Carolina Board of Nursing without restrictions with medical knowledge to complete physical assessments and make sound clinical judgement.   Required to work a variety of shifts including weekends and Holidays, no more than 76 hours per month.  Salary $15.68 hour.  Application packet can be picked up at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, 198 North Washington  Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139  Drug test and Background checks required.  EOE  Open until filled.


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.  


Part time van driver for Rutherford County Transit Department.  Position requires ability to drive a fourteen passenger van.  Must also 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.  Must be able to operate 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., Monday through Friday, wages $9.43 per hour.  Minimum requirements: valid N.C. driver’s license, CDL with passenger endorsement preferred, excellent driving record, five years experience as a licensed driver, graduation from high school ,background check and  pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing required.  Apply Rutherford County Human Resources Department, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, N.C., Position Open Until Filled, EOE.


For Sheriff's Department and Detention Center positions, you must bring the County job application and the Sheriff's Office Application and its requirements.
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.