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JOB POSTINGS FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

How to apply?

A State Application, PD-107, must be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date to:

 

Rutherford County DSS

PO Box 242

389 Fairground Road

Spindale, NC  28160

828 287-6283 Phone

Attn:  Luann Hoyle Butler

FAX to:  828-288-3406

Email:  luann.butler@rutherfordcountync.gov

 

Rutherford County provides eligible employees with a competitive benefits package including paid health and dental insurance, paid holidays, and other optional benefits.

 

Rutherford County DSS is not responsible for failure to

receive faxed applications. Please take a moment to ensure your transmission

was received. 

 

Employee may be called upon in case of disaster, either natural or

man-made, to serve the citizens of Rutherford County.  This service, if required,

will take precedence over duties described in this position vacancy announcement.

 

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DSS STAFF ATTORNEY II

Position #:  5310115

Starting Salary:  $70,000/Annually/Negotiable

Posting Date:  November 21, 2014

Closing Date:  December 4, 2014

 

Position Responsibilities
The Staff Attorney will perform professional legal work for the Rutherford County Department of Social Services including Child Welfare Services, Child Support, Adult Protective Services, Guardianship, Program Integrity and Personnel.  The work involves preparing cases associated with the Department of Social Services for trial, including performing research, interviewing and talking with experts, and presenting these cases in court; drafting court orders; preparing legal documents; participating in required pretrial conferences; assisting staff in developing protocols and procedures; consultation and training to Social Services staff; and providing legal advice and consultation to the Director of Social Services and the Board of Social Services; serve as the agency's HIPPA Officer; and other duties as instructed by the Director.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of case, statutory, regulatory, and common law.  Considerable knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.  Ability to conduct civil or criminal litigation.  Ability to interpret and apply constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, court decisions, and other precedents.  Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments.  Ability to express conclusions and arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships.  Thorough knowledge of the rules of civil procedure and evidence; knowledge and ability in trial and appellate advocacy; knowledge and specialization in the substantive state and federal law in the subject areas of DSS agency representation and an understanding of legal jurisprudence and theory which informs the same; skill in legal drafting and particular knowledge of the requirements of juvenile court and child support orders; skills in time management; skills in negotiation; skills in crisis management and abatement; significant interpersonal skills, thorough knowledge of technologies necessary for carrying out essential job functions; thorough knowledge of legal research techniques and tools; general understanding of poverty as it affects dependent populations; the developmental psychology of children; the mechanics and causal agents of non-accidental child injury; as well as, psychological testing, paternity testing and drug testing.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from a recognized school of law and one year of professional legal experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  License to practice law in the State of North Carolina.  Meet the requirements imposed by the North Carolina State Bar for continuing legal education.

Special Requirements
Copies of final transcripts from accredited school showing date degree awarded must be submitted with application. Must have a valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Rutherford County’s insurance regulations.  Must have access to a vehicle. 

Selection Process
The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.

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PROCESSING ASSISTANT V

Position #:  5310132

Starting Salary:  $28,014/Annually

Posting Date:  November 21, 2014

Closing Date:  December 4, 2014

 

Position Responsibilities
This position serves as an assistant to the agency attorney.  The work involves preparing court orders, legal briefs, court subpoenas and other legal documents for the attorney's review; reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal document; drafting letters and documents; collection and analyzing information; organizing and providing support at case meetings with social workers and child support staff in preparation for court.  Work also involves assistance with researching cases, gathering necessary documents for trials and submitting paperwork to the Clerk of Court's Office or private attorney offices.  Performs other duties as directed by the Attorney.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of office organization, workflow, and practice and procedures; knowledge of legal terminology and the content, and format of legal documents and correspondence; knowledge of and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, spelling, proofreading and office and legal terminology to compose and/or proofread court summaries, court orders, correspondence, reports and other legal documents; skilled typing ability and knowledge of personal computers, hardware, software, and related applications and systems; skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing; ability to record, compile, summarize and analyze data; ability to review and process information to determine conclusions, actions or compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations; ability to interpret policy and legal content in making decisions and explaining policies, regulations and programs. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledges, skills and abilities gained through at least three years of office assistant/secretarial experience; or completion of a two-year secretarial science or business administration program with one year of responsible experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Selection Process
The selection process will include a structured interview.  Applications will be reviewed; structured interview evaluations will be studied; educational and work experience histories will be considered.  After careful evaluation of the above-mentioned criteria the appointing authority will appoint the applicant who in the judgment of the appointing authority is best suited for the position.

If you have applied within the past six months, your application on file will be considered.