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POSITION AVAILABLE – Rutherford County Senior Center has a part time position to deliver Home Delivered Meals.  Hours are 10:00-12:00, Monday through Friday, $9.39 per hour.  Must use own car, mileage paid.  Requirements:  must have valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.  Apply at Rutherford County Human Resources Office, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC or at the link above in blue.  Open until filled.  Background and drug test required.  EOE.

Rutherford County is seeking a Deputy Finance Director.  This full time position serves as an assistant to the Finance Director and is involved in receiving and disbursing funds, reviewing financial records, preparing County financial reports to include the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and assisting with supervision and management of the accounting of County revenues and expenditures.  The position also plays a key role in the preparation and maintenance of the County budget.  This employee may act on behalf of the Finance Director in his/her absence.  Independent judgment and initiative are required in disbursing County funds, accounting for cash receipts, and maintaining financial records.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Finance Director and is evaluated for the efficiency and effectiveness with which duties are performed.  Minimum requirements:  graduation from a four year college with degree in accounting or finance.  Experience in governmental finance administration or a local government leadership role a plus. Min salary $46,044 DOQ (negotiable) with excellent benefits.  Apply Rutherford County Human Resources, 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton, NC or the link above in blue.  Open until filled, Drug test required.  EOE

 Rutherford County Solid Waste Department has a Lead Mechanic position available.  This position is responsible for repairing and maintaining a variety of vehicles and equipment.  At the Direction of the Solid Waste Director, conducts scheduled preventive maintenance functions,  tune ups, checking lights, tires, brake linings, wiper blades, horns, suspension, diagnoses, repairs, and overhauls brakes, ignition and fuel systems, transmissions, hydraulic systems, and differentials. Operates equipment such as lift jacks and air guns.  Performs safety inspections.  Prepares daily work reports and inventory control and other duties as assigned.  Minimum Qualifications:  Three to five years experience in auto mechanics, certificate in auto mechanics or related field preferred, experience a must. Must be able to lift/push/pull 50+ lbs.  Possession of or ability to obtain a valid NC driver’s license and must possess valid CDL.  Hours Mon-Fri 6:00 am-2:30 pm, Saturday rotations. Salary $34,163 plus benefits.  Apply at Rutherford County 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton or at the link above in blue.  Open until filled.  Background and Drug test.  EOE




RUTHERFORD COUNTY is seeking applicants for the position of EMS Training Officer to perform administrative and supervisory work coordinating and conducting training programs for personnel in the EMS Department and maintaining personnel files and records indicative of training received.  Job functions include assisting in administrative functions; monitoring activity reports to ensure compliance; supervising activities of Field Training Officers; and overseeing, installing, and maintaining ePCR software updates and compliance.  Position serves as the Privacy Officer for Rutherford County EMS.    

Minimum Training and Experience:  High School graduate, EMT-Paramedic, and 3 to 5 years of experience in EMS work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. 

Special Requirements:  Must possess certification by the NCOEMS as an EMT-Paramedic, Level 1 or Level 2 Paramedic Instructor through NCOEMS, completed a methodology course, and possess a valid NC Driver’s License.  NOTE:  Nationally Registered EMT-P and 4 year Academic Degree preferred but not mandatory. 

Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience with excellent benefit package.  Submit application available through our website, www.rutherfordcountync.gov along with a resume and cover letter to:  Rutherford County Human Resources Director, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC  28139.  Criminal background check, drug test and pre-employment physical required.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.  Closing date:  December 15, 2015.


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.    

Position Available


Detention Center/Shift Sergeant

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must have a minimum of three years experience in Detention.
  2. Applicant should have minimum of 1 year supervisory experience.
  3. No written warnings in the past 12 months.
  4. Must have working knowledge of computer operations. Knowledge of Jail Vision system (RMS) is preferred.


       Those interested in applying must submit in writing a letter of intent, a list of your current   

       training, years of service and current position. Also, include a brief paragraph as to why

       you want to work as a shift sergeant.


      You should also submit a resume outlining your current training, years of service and  

      current position with your agency. Also, include a brief paragraph as to why you want to

      work as a shift sergeant.      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.