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)

Position Available-Rutherford County has a part-time scale operator position for the Solid Waste department. Duties include answering telephones, waiting on customers, accepting payments and other duties as assigned.  Must learn landfill policies, billing, posting payments, and be able to offer great customer service. Responsibilities include learning and operating the waste works system on the computer. Requires tact, judgment, organizational skills, and the ability to deal with the general public. Needs to be a self-motivated individual that can work in a fast paced environment.  Has to be flexible incase there is a need to work longer hours due to someone being off. Min requirements:  high school diploma and valid drivers license. $9.80 per hour. Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1:30pm-4:30 pm and three Saturday’s per pay period from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Apply at the link above in blue or at Rutherford County Human Resources, 289 N Main St., Rutherfordton.  Open until filled.  EOE

Rutherford County has an Operations Manager position for the Public Works/Maintenance Department: Manages the maintenance and repair functions of County buildings, grounds and vehicles. Work requires robust leadership skills and involves planning, coordinating, and supervising building and grounds maintenance; as well as, automotive vehicle repairs; performs difficult skilled technical and administrative work in supervising the operations, services, and staff of the department, prioritizes work orders, administers contract services, and reviews plans, diagrams and preventative maintenance programs. Requires extensive knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Building systems. Must be computer literate and comfortable using computer information systems. Requires a self-starter who possesses strong supervisory skills.  BA degree in course of study related to business management preferred or a combination of education and experience; Wastewater certification also preferred.  Hours 37.5 per week, Monday through Friday, with 24/7 on-call and after-hours availability required. Reports to the Public Works & Planning Director.  Salary $54,532.  Must possess a valid NC driver’s license with clean driving record.  Background and drug test required.  Apply at the link above or 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139.  EOE Open until filled.

Rutherford County Library is seeking a part-time Library Associate with Spanish language skills.  The ideal candidate will communicate orally and in writing in both Spanish and English; translate library handouts into Spanish; meet with members of the Spanish-speaking community; interpret for patrons; prepare library displays; help provide tours, book talks, and multi-media programs in both English and Spanish; with the help of other staff members develop and present programming for all ages.   Customer service experience a plus. 19 hours per week, days and location vary.  $13.26 per hour.  Background check, EOE, open until filled. Apply at the link above or 289 North Main St. Rutherfordton NC.

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 911 Communications is seeking a
Part Time Call Taker for a 5pm – 11pm (approx.) mini-shift.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  EXPERIENCE is desired but the right candidate will be trained. Position is supervised by the Communications Director. Work involves operating a computerized work station while answering emergency and non-emergency calls. Work requires the ability to multi-task and function in high stress situations while remaining calm, having patience with callers who are under stress, frightened or angry. Position involves Call Taking for Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel and Firefighters. Call-Takers work in a confined area under constant exposure to radio traffic, ringing telephones, and conversations occurring simultaneously. Minimum requirements: must be 18 years of age, High School Diploma, proficient in computer keyboarding, must be able to pass an onsite aptitude test.  Those experienced with call handing are strongly encouraged to apply. This is not a dispatch position.  Growth opportunities are available. Potential applicant must also pass drug test and background check. Hours may be scheduled weekday evenings, weekends, or holidays. 
Salary range starts at $12.00 per hour.  Certification requirements within the first full year of employment.  APPLICATION PACKETS can be picked up at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, 198 N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton, NC,   The Communications Center, 240 N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton, NC or Human Resources. Ask specifically for the 911 Communications application packet.  https://www.rutherfordcountync.gov/departments/communications_center/employment.php  Hours Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00. Position is open until filled. EEO

 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. Apply 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.