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Rutherford County has a County Library Director position available. This position is responsible for professional planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Rutherford County Library System. Develops and monitors Library budget working with Library Board and County Manager, plans monthly agenda of County, Municipal, and College Libraries Consortium meetings, and develops CMC Policy manuals and brochures. This position assures the effective and efficient operation of the library and enhances the county’s public image. Minimum qualifications: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university, 3-5 years of related experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits of the department, and possession of a valid NC Drivers License. Salary $56,168 plus benefits. Apply Rutherford County 289 North Main Street or submit online with the link above in Blue. Drug test and background check required. EOE Open until filled.
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.
Rutherford County has a Mechanic Tech Position available. This position is responsible for repairing and maintaining a variety of vehicles and equipment. At the Direction of the Garage Supervisor, conducts scheduled preventive maintenance functions, oil changes, diagnoses vehicle malfunctions and mechanical problems, performs engine, exhaust, steering, electrical, air conditioning, and brake repairs. Prepares work reports and inventory control and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Tech 1 Automotive Certification with 3 to 5 years experience in general automotive repair and /or a technical school certificate (ASE) preferred. Candidate must provide appropriate tools for the trade. Must be able to lift/push/pull 50+ lbs. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license. Hours Mon-Thur-7:00 am-4:00 pm, Fri 7:00 am-12:00 noon. Salary $28,014 plus benefits. Apply at Rutherford County 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton or submit online with the link above in Blue. Open until filled. Background and Drug test. 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.
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.