Employment Opportunities


Rutherford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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To download and print a copy of the application, use the link below.
Printed Application (must be mailed in to 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC  28139)

POSITION AVAILABLE-Rutherford County has a Mechanic Position available.  This position is located at the County’s central garage and is responsible for repairing and maintaining a variety of vehicles and equipment demonstrating proficiency in servicing gasoline and diesel vehicles. At the Direction of the Garage Supervisor, this mechanic conducts preventive maintenance functions, oil changes tune ups, checking lights and tires; overhauls brakes, ignition and fuel systems, transmissions, and differentials; additionally, diagnoses vehicle malfunctions and mechanical problems, performs engine, exhaust, steering, electrical, air conditioning, and suspension, diagnoses and repairs. Operates equipment such as lift jacks and air guns.  Performs NC Vehicle  safety inspections.  Completes service logs, daily work reports and inventory control and other duties as assigned.  Minimum Qualifications:  Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field, sufficient to 3 to 5 years experience in general automotive repair and /or a technical school certificate (ASE) preferred.  Must possess clean NC Driver’s license. Candidate must provide appropriate tools for the trade. Must be able to lift/push/pull 50+ lbs.  Hours Mon-Thur.-7:00 am-4:00 pm and Fri- 7:00am-Noon.  Salary $40,631 plus great benefit package that includes 401k, NC State retirement, health/dental/life insurance, with paid sick and vacation leave.  Apply at Rutherford County 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton or www.rutherford countync.gov.  Open until filled.  Subject to Background and random Drug test.  EOE

POSITION AVAILABLE-Rutherford County Revenue Department is hiring a Land Records Supervisor. An employee in this class supervisors and participates in work involving land transfers, splits, ownership of property and assuring that County maps are current and updated on a regular basis.  The employee supervises the work of other employees who research deeds, map property using special software, enter data into land records data base, and assigns proper identification to deeds being recorded.  Technical work includes supervising and participation in the verification and processing of deeds and wills for updating the listing of taxes; deed and photo interpretation, research into ownership and location, records reconciliation of property lines and ownership with maps, and plotting legal description of mapping of deeds to determine exact acreage, interpreting deeds to assure the accurate transfer of property and serving as review officer to verify that deeds meet statutory requirements prior to recording at the Register of  Deeds office.  Work is of a technical nature and requires an understanding of legal land processes, official land records, and deeds transfer, and mapping processes. Work is performed under the supervision of the County Revenue Director and is evaluated through conferences, by accuracy and thoroughness of work performed, by independent audit of the financial records and an annual performance evaluation. Salary $53,217 plus a healthy benefit package which includes NC Retirement, 40k, health, dental and life.  Min req:  Graduation from a four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field and preferably three years of experience in mapping, GIS, or real estate or related experience.  Supervisory experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Requirements: Certification as a North Carolina Property Mapper within timeframe specified and must have valid NC driver’s license with clean driving record. Apply Rutherford County 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton NC or www.rutherfordcountync.gov.  Drug test required EOE Open until filled.

POSITION AVAILABLE – The Rutherford County Senior Center is seeking to hire a part-time kitchen assistant position. The position is 19 hours per week. Normal hours are 9am – 1pm Monday-Friday. The position is under the general supervision of the Senior Center Director, and under the direct supervision of the Kitchen Manager. Position is responsible for washing dishes using a commercial dishwasher, helping with food preparation, storing food and meal items, maintaining sanitation standards, cleaning kitchen and serving areas, and following correct food and safety standards. Job duties are subject to change based on the circumstances. The employee is subject to hazards associated with food preparation and cooking including exposure to heat and a variety of kitchen equipment and utensils. Minimum requirements: High School diploma with education/experience in food service.  Pay is $11.27 per hour. Apply online at www.rutherfordcountync.gov.  Position open until filled.  Background check required.  EOE

POSITION AVAILABLE- Rutherford County has a full time911Telecommunicator position available. Salary: Starting at $37,101
$37,659 With certifications or completion of (1) year and obtaining certifications. Comprehensive benefits package, 401K, paid holidays, and other optional benefits. 
Job Description: The primary responsibility of the Telecommunicator position is managing incoming 911 and administrative phone calls. Processing of calls within a computer aided dispatch (CAD) program. Dispatching of Rutherford County emergency service personnel to aid the needs of the citizens and visitors to Rutherford County. Continually collaborates well with coworkers, field personnel, after hours agencies. Candidate will be working with a team to complete the mission and values of Rutherford County 911 Communications. Additional Specific Job Description available.
Knowledge and Skills: General knowledge of computers, email, phones, various computer programs. Will understand the mission, values, and vision of the agency, and promote a civil and cohesive work environment. Professionalism and empathetic communication skills to provide proper customer service to callers, and affiliated agencies. Ability to remain calm under circumstances which may involve life hazard incidents. Ability to multi-task between simultaneously answering phones, radio traffic, or processing paperwork. Willingness to work twelve (12) hour shifts (Shift to be determined) Ability to sit for extended periods of time. Strong visual acuity. Strong hearing and comprehension. Willingness to put forth time, and effort to complete a comprehensive training program for the first six (6) to twelve (12) weeks before becoming a solo Telecommunicator. Minimum Training and Experience: Must be 18 years of age. Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successfully complete a computerized skills assessment (Critical) Successfully complete a board interview. Successfully complete a decision-making assessment. Successfully pass a criminal background, drug test, and hearing assessment. Rutherford County is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Apply 289 N. Main St, Rutherfordton N.C., or at the link above.  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 passengers with a disability to board and/or leave the vehicle, must be able to load, position, secure, and unload persons in wheelchairs on lift equipped vehicles (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 up to 19 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Pay is $13.91 per hour.  Minimum requirements: valid N.C. driver’s license, CDL with passenger endorsement is preferred, excellent driving record, five years’ experience as a licensed driver, graduation from high school, background check, pre-employment drug test and DOT physical.  Participation in random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing is required.  Apply: Rutherford County Human Resources Office, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00 pm or at the link above. Position open until filled. EOE

POSITION AVAILABLE-Rutherford County 911 Communications is seeking a part-time telecommunicator to join our team. Position: Part time Emergency Telecommunicator 
Agency: Rutherford County 911 Communications
Salary: $16.33 with no certifications, $16.58 once certifications achieved
Job Description: The primary responsibility of the telecommunicator position is handling incoming 911 and administrative phone calls. Processing of calls within a computer aided dispatch (CAD) program. Dispatching of Rutherford County emergency service personnel to aid in the needs to the citizens and visitors to Rutherford County. Continually work well with coworkers, field personnel, and after-hours agencies. Primary schedule will be to fill in a 12p-12a shift, vacation and sick leaves. Additional specifics of job description below.  Knowledge and Skills: General knowledge of computers, email, phones, various computer programs. General empathy and good communications skills to provide proper guidance to callers. Professional and courteous customer service skills. Ability to remain calm under circumstances which may involve life hazard incidents. Ability to multi-task between answering phones and radio traffic simultaneously. Ability to work up to twelve (12) hour shifts. Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Minimum Training and Experience: Must be 18 years of age.  Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Ability to type a minimum 20WPM. Successfully complete a computerized skills assessment. Successfully complete a board interview and decision-making assessment. Successfully pass a criminal background, drug test, and hearing assessment. Apply 289 N. Main St, Rutherfordton N.C., or at the link above.  Position open until filled. EOE

 Rutherford County Sheriff's Office:

For Sheriff's Department and Detention Center positions, you must bring the County job application and the Sheriff's Office Application and its requirements.

 POSITION AVAILABLE-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:  dependent on experience.  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.