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POSITION AVAILABLE –Rutherford County has a full time Animal Control Operations Attendant position available. Reports to the Animal Control Operations Supervisor. Position is responsible to respond to grievances and complaints regarding stray, nuisance, or rabid animals including the capture and containment of such animals. Position performs routine cleaning and animal care in support of the operations of the Animal Control Facility including uploading pictures of adoptable/lost pets, maintains records, reports and paperwork, answers telephone and greets visitors. Candidate must be able to tactfully deal with the public. Candidate will work with inmates from the Department of Corrections on a regular basis. Min req: Graduation from high school with experience in animal control and care. Candidate must have or be readily available to obtain a rabies vaccination certification and a certification in animal euthanasia. Candidate must possess strong computer skills and possess a Valid NC driver’s license with a clean driving record. Candidate must be familiar with County geography. Wages $24,134 plus benefits. Forty hours per week with alternating weekend hours. Apply: Rutherford County Human Resources Office, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00 pm or at the link above in blue. Position open until filled, Drug and background test required. EOE
POSITION AVAILABLE –Rutherford County has a full time Animal Control Operations Supervisor position available. Reports to the Solid Waste Director. Position is responsible to supervise and participate in animal care, welfare, adoption, rescue and euthanasia of animals at the Animal Control Facility. Duties include planning daily work schedule, problem solving, complying with federal, state and local law and ordinances pertaining to animal care, must be able to read, analyze and interpret forms. Position may respond to grievances and complaints regarding stray, nuisance, or rabid animals including the capture and containment of such animals. Candidate must be able to tactfully deal with the public and enforce all animal control laws and ordinances. Min req: Graduation from a community college with a degree in Veterinary Technology or related field and experience in animal welfare. Equivalent education and experience accepted. Candidate must have or be readily available to obtain a rabies vaccination certification and a certification in animal euthanasia. Candidate must possess strong computer skills and possess a Valid NC driver’s license with a clean driving record. Candidate must be familiar with County geography. Hours 8:00-5:00, Mon-Fri. Wages $30,941.38 plus benefits. May be required to work occasional night and weekend hours. Apply: Rutherford County Human Resources Office, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00 pm or at the link above in blue. Position open until filled, Drug and background test required. EOE
Rutherford County is seeking a Tax Certification Specialist: Work involves researching land records and associated documentation to certify delinquent taxes are paid. Collects property tax and fees over the counter and through mail; provides receipts; records payments and enters appropriate data into the computer; balances the cash drawer. Assist taxpayers, attorneys and paralegals with inquiries regarding tax payments; responds to questions via telephone and in person; refers taxpayers to appropriate officials, mortgage holders and others in determining current or back taxes due. Requires courtesy in contact with the general public. $24,134 plus benefits. Min req: High School diploma, 1-2 yr experience, prefer paralegal training. Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Apply 289 N. Main St, Rutherfordton NC or at the link above in blue. Work hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00. Drug and background test required. Position open until filled. EOE
POSITION AVAILABLE –Part time van driver for Rutherford County Transit Department. Position requires ability to drive a fifteen (15) passenger van. Must 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 (This requires ability to pull, push, bend over, stoop and get down on hands and knees). Must be able to operate 2-way 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. Position is 29 hours per week, Monday-Friday. $9.44 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, pre-employment drug test and DOT physical. Participation in random, post-accident drug and alcohol testing is required. 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:
RUTHERFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Part Time Secretary Position (Concealed Carry Weapon Permits and Sex Offender Registry)
Applicants who are interested in applying for a Part Time Secretary Position must meet the minimum criteria to apply:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Business Degree preferred but not required.
- Great computer skills and organizational skills.
- Basic typing skills.
- Operational knowledge and familiarity of Microsoft Office.
- Telecommunicator experience and DCI certifications preferred but not required.
- Be able to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.
If interested in applying you must obtain and submit a full application through the front office. You must submit along with your application a resume outlining your current experience in this field.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.
Those interested must submit the above information to Lt. Keever on/or before 5:00pm, Friday, January 27th, 2017.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Is Seeking Experienced Full-Time Telecommunicators for
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Position is supervised by the Communications Director. Work involves operating a computerized work station while answering emergency and non-emergency calls. Work requires ability to multi-task, ability to func-tion in high stress situations while remaining calm, having patience with callers who are under stress, frightened or angry. Position involves dis-patching of Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel and Firefighters. Tele-communicators work in a confined area under constant exposure to radio traffic, ringing telephones, and conversations occurring simultaneously.
Minimum requirements: must be 21 years of age, High School Diploma, proficient in computer keyboarding, must be able to pass an onsite aptitude test. Applicant must have experience as a Telecommunicator.
Potential applicant must also pass drug test and background check. Usual work schedule is twelve hours. Hours may be scheduled for days, eve-nings, weekends, or holidays. Salary range 29,000 - 31,350 includes overtime and benefits.
ALL APPLICATION PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, 198 N. Washington Street,
Rutherfordton, NC. Hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00. Position is open until filled. EEO
Full- Time Detention Officer Position Eligibility Requirements:
(1) Must be 21 years of age
- High School graduate or GED
- Posses a valid North Carolina Driver’s License
- Be willing and able to work 12 hour shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays
(Current Part-Time Detention Officers)
Those interested in applying must submit in writing a letter of intent with a list of your current training. Also, include a brief paragraph as to why you want to work as a Full-Time Detention Officer.
(THOSE INTERESTED FROM OUTSIDE THIS AGENCY)
To apply you must submit a full application that can be obtained from the front office at the Rutherford County Sheriff s Office. Application packets can be picked up Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm. Successful applicants must pass a criminal background and drug test.
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.