Job Openings


Rutherford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At this time, we are only accepting online applications.

Submit your Application (online application system) 
DSS applicants see instructions located at the bottom of this page.  

To download a copy of the application, use the link below.

Printed Application (must be mailed in to 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC  28139)

Rutherford County has a Network Administrator position available. An employee in this class manages the maintenance and updating of a secure computer network by troubleshooting and providing departmental assistance.  Work includes evaluating and recommending software and hardware; troubleshooting and resolving problems; identifying appropriate training sources; implementing and maintaining a fiber LAN/MAN using Cisco networking equipment; as well as an Avaya VOIP phone system.  Work also requires an understanding of networking, and its design to support a large virtual desktop/server infrastructure. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and the effectiveness of automated systems. Must be able to manage, diagnose, and solve network and phone problems; must be able to communicate effectively, must be able to lift, push, or pull 20 pounds. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, operate computer terminal and console, conduct visual inspections and do extensive reading. BS/BA in computer science, Information Technology or related field with five years’ experience in network administration, preferably in a government setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary $52,134 with excellent benefits. (Exempt position) Apply at the link above in blue or 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139.  Must be able to pass drug and background test.  Must possess valid NC Driver’s license.  Open until filled.  EOE.

Rutherford County has a full time Real Property Appraiser I position available. Reports to the Revenue Director.  Position appraises residential dwellings and commercial buildings according to code, studies building plans and information pertaining to sales, prepares field cards, appraises lots in subdivisions or other land splits, determines market value, uses a variety of Tax Office records to obtain data concerning location, owner and dimensions of property, reviews appraisals and determines whether or not assessment should be modified, defends values and makes recommendations to the Board of Equalization and Review, resolves new construction and land value complaints, assists taxpayers in correcting records of real property listing, and other duties as assigned:  Graduation from high school with Bachelors preferred in field of study, sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of position including understanding of three approaches to value regarding cost, sales comparison, and income, Certification as a Tax Appraiser by the Ad Valorem Tax Division of the NC Department of Revenue and certification by the NC Association of Assessing required within 2 - 3 years of employment. Knowledge of the geography of Rutherford County a must.  Salary range $36,380-38,054 DOE plus benefits. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.  Apply Rutherford County Offices 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton or at the link above in blue.  Open until filled.  Drug test required.  EOE

Rutherford County is seeking a Financial Specialist. An employee in this class performs a variety of paraprofessional accounting tasks in the county finance department. Work includes verifying that time and leave records comply with County policies and FLSA regulations; entering work time and leave; review benefits and pay changes; interpreting and applying the County’s personnel and payroll policies to unusual situations; computing and issuing payroll, reconciling and entering insurance payments into the general ledger, generating checks for payroll vendors, and producing a variety of payroll records and related reports including monthly tax reports, W-2 forms and fringe benefits reports and retirement reporting through Orbit. Other duties include monthly bank reconciliations for various accounts and subsidiary ledger/payment systems reconciliations, prepare journal entries and general ledger analysis of various accounts; occupancy tax reconciliation and reports, maintenance of fuel spreadsheets and related tasks. Work requires strong office technology skills and application of judgement and accuracy.  Frequent contact is maintained with departmental employees, supervisors, and benefit vendors. Independent judgment and initiative are required in the performance of duties. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences, accuracy and completeness of payroll and other records and by independent audit of financial records.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from a community college with an associate’s degree in accounting and experience in accounting or fiscal office environment, preferably with some payroll experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary $41,636 with great benefit package.
Apply at Rutherford County offices 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton or at the link above in blue. Open until filled. Drug and background screen required. EOE

Rutherford County Revenue Department has a Tax Technician position open: Work involves administrative, technical and customer service duties in the Assessor’s office providing general information to the public on tax laws and policies, assisting in maintaining accurate records of real and personal property, list and assesses personal property, compares listings with last years’ forms for accuracy and/or changes, utilizes price guides to assign values to personal property items, and provides customer service by telephone and in person to obtain information or resolve discrepancies.  Assists taxpayers with inquiries about tax assessments; reviews property valuation data errors; forwards real property information to appraisal division as appropriate.  Reviews and evaluates exclusion information and enters data into computer records.  Updates monthly registered (tagged) motor vehicle billing data in State billing system.  Processes bill adjustments and tax refunds as state law requires.  Maintains records and associated forms concerning workflow and completion dates and other duties as assigned.  Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and Internet Explorer.  $29,054 plus benefits. Min req:  Graduation from high school and one year of administrative experience in tax assessment, real estate and/or appraisal operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess valid NC driver's license with clean driving record. Apply Rutherford County 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton NC or at the link above.  Drug test required. Open until filled.

Rutherford County has a part time Data Entry Clerk position at the Senior Center available. Position is responsible for maintaining information on computer systems and answering incoming calls to Senior Center as backup to front desk when necessary. Position is responsible for entering client information into different data bases under time restraints.  Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work under pressure and meet monthly deadlines, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to multi-task, and have excellent attention to details. Accuracy a must. May be required to register and/or update clients when Site Manager is unavailable. Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.  Tact and courtesy working with public a must. Valid NC Drivers License required.  19 hours a week Monday-Friday. $10.02 per hour.  Background and drug test required.  Apply at 289 North Main Street or at the link above.  Open until filled.  EOE

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, possibility hours will increase to 29. Transit operates from approx 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, wages are $10.10 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., or at the link above. 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 is seeking full-time detention officers.  Duties include direct supervision, processing, classification, transporting and safety of inmates.  Applicants must have good communication skills, be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma, and be able to pass a drug test and an extensive criminal background check.  Applicant must meet Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office requirements and be eligible for certification by NC Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission.  Work schedule-rotating 12 hour shifts.  Salary $33,251 with full benefit package which includes health/dental insurance, State retirement and 401k. Pick up an Employment Application packet at Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department 198 N. Washington St. Rutherfordton NC. Open until filled.  EOE

 (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. EOE

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  and PD-107A 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.