Current Openings

July 31, 2015


CLASSIFICATION:                          Office Assistant V

SALARY GRADE:                61        ($26,232- $38,016)

HIRING RANGE:                              ($26,232 -$26,904)

RECRUITMENT PERIOD:            A completed State Application Form (PD-107) and Official Certified College Transcript of the Highest Degree must be submitted to: Scotland County Department of Social Services, Attn: Personnel, no later than August 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

STARTING DATE:                           September 1, 2015



 This position performs a variety of office assistant tasks as generalists in support of administrative, program or technical operations.  Employee performs a variety of ongoing work functions that include a diversity of report retrieval, filing activities, public contact, office equipment operation, composition, and other general office duties.  This position is also in the rotation to work in the reception area of the agency.


  • Substantive knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices
  • Substantive knowledge of office process and procedures and ability to apply them in the analysis of information and in decision making
  • Substantive knowledge of and ability to use correct grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and office terminology to compose and/or proofread correspondence, reports and materials
  • Considerate ability to record, compile, summarize and analyze data
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Substantive knowledge of office or work unit procedures, methods and practices.
  • Ability to interpret and explain office rules and regulations.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in problem situations.
  • Ability to answer inquiries independently and coordinate a variety of resources in acquiring information.
  • Ability to train new back-up workers as they come in.


Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledge’s, skills and abilities gained through at least three years of office assistant/secretarial experience; or completion of a two-year secretarial science or business administrative program with one year of experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed. References will be required.  Drug testing and criminal background check will be completed on applicant hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer

July 31, 2015

Scotland County Emergency Communications – Recruitment Announcement

Public Safety Communicator

Hiring Range $28,140 - $30,312 with excellent benefit package

Scotland County Emergency Communications is seeks motivated, committed applicants exhibiting a high level of personal integrity to fill the mission critical position of Public Safety Communicator (PSC).  The PSC is the first point of contact the public has in reporting emergencies in Scotland County.  PSCs answer 9-1-1 calls, other calls and dispatch units from the police department, fire, EMS and rescue departments, and sheriff's office.  PSCs make critical, time sensitive and life safety decisions and provide clear direction and advice; including pre-arrival medical instruction to callers reporting medical emergencies.  PSCs use a wide variety of high technology systems including 9-1-1 telephone, GIS mapping and aerial photography, computer aided dispatch (CAD), multi-channel radio systems, law enforcement data systems, etc.  PSCs gather, classify and supplement pertinent information obtained from the caller and maintain control of the conversation.  PSCs also dispatch, manage, deploy and communicate with police, fire, EMS, rescue and sheriff units in all emergencies.  PSCs adhere to established policies and procedures, work under the direction of an Emergency Communications Director and make critical independent decisions within protocols.  A probationary period of three - nine months is required for the satisfactory completion of the prescribed training program and demonstrated proficiency as a Public Safety Communicator.  Flexibility in hours worked is required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school and demonstrated ability to perform the necessary work, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:  As a condition of employment, within a six-month time period from date of employment, trainees must attain, and maintain the following certifications:

  • Emergency Telecommunicator (Basic Telecommunicator Course) - 40 Hours
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) - 24 Hours
  • DCI (SBI Computer System) - 32 Hours
  • NC Aware (NC Warrant System) - 16 Hours


  • Must be a United States citizen, be at least 18 years of age at time of hire
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation, drug testing prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions (reasonable accommodation may be made on a case-by-case-basis)

TO APPLY: Submit State application (PD-107 available at or, to Scotland County Personnel, 507 W. Covington St., P O Box 489, Laurinburg, NC   28353.   Scotland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status.   Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   EEO/AA/TTY.

Open Until Filled

July 31, 2015


SCOTLAND COUNTY is seeking applicants for a temporary position of General Laborer in the Public Buildings & Grounds Department.  Duties include landscaping duties; custodial duties in maintaining clean parks, shop area, bathrooms and offices.  Must also be able to supervise inmate labor workers to assist in these duties.  Must be able to operate tractors, mowers, and other landscaping equipment.  Must have a valid NC Drivers License.  $10.00 per hour.  Submit State application (PD-107) to Scotland County Personnel, P O Box 489, 507 W. Covington St., Laurinburg, NC 28353.  (PD-107 available on our website, or in hard copy in Scotland County Administrative Office.)  Pre-employment criminal background check and drug test required.   An Equal Opportunity Employer.   Open Until Filled.

July 22, 2015


SCOTLAND COUNTY is seeking applicants for the position of Custodian to perform general office housekeeping and light maintenance work in the Public Buildings & Grounds Department.  Must be able to do heavy lifting, grounds keeping, cleaning and general maintenance duties.  Must also be able to strip, wax, and buff commercial floors.  Also, must be able to supervise Inmate labor and Community Service Workers.  Usual work schedule will be 12 pm – 9 pm, but flexible hours may also be required.  At least one year of custodial experience required, which includes experience with maintenance of commercial floors.  Must have valid NC Driver’s License.  Background check and drug test required.  Hiring Rate $19,644 ($9.44 per hr) - $20,136 ($9.68 per hr) with excellent benefits.   Submit State application (PD-107 available on website, to Scotland County Personnel, 507 W. Covington St, P O Box 489, Laurinburg NC   28353.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.  Open Until Filled.

July 9, 2015


SCOTLAND COUNTY Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a part-time contracted Tennis Professional.  Professional will be responsible for operation of tennis center, including lessons and maintenance of soft courts.  Criminal Background Check and Drug Test Required.  Submit resume to Scotland County Parks and Recreation, P O Box 1668, Laurinburg, NC  28353 or hand deliver to Scotland Place, 1210 Turnpike Road, Laurinburg, NC  28352.  For more information contact Parks & Recreation at 910-277-2585.  Open Until Filled.

July 6, 2015


SCOTLAND COUNTY is seeking applicants for the position of Economic Development Director to perform promotional and consultative work in maintaining and improving an economic development program for the County.  Employee is responsible for consulting with local officials; community leaders; along with retail and industry executives for the purpose of promoting economic growth through expansion and retention of existing industrial and commercial bases, and attraction of new business into the County. Duties include development of data, statistics, and publications, which portray the economic potential of the county; identification of prospective industries; and maintaining proper records, reports, and public information for the program; development of grants and funding sources in conjunction with local government efforts to support infrastructure improvements.  Work requires considerable planning and timely execution of work. Decisions must be made quickly with accuracy when dealing with the economic management teams. Employee must exercise independent judgment and simultaneously must consider financial, socio-economic, legal, and regulatory variables as they affect the County. Reports to the County Manager.  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Planning, Economics, Public Administration, or a related field with at least five years of professional experience in industrial or economic development; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Designation as a Certified Economic Developer desired.  Must possess a valid NC Driver’s License.  Scotland County residency requirement within six months of hire.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent Benefits.  Submit State application (PD-107 available  at or ) along with resume, cover letter, and an OFFICIAL SEALED TRANSCRIPT OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE to:  Scotland County Personnel, 507 W. Covington St., P O Box 489, Laurinburg, NC  28353.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Criminal Background Check and Drug Test Required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


APRIL 30, 2015



SALARY GRADE:  63      PAY SCALE:  $29,148-30,624



DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The primary purpose of this unit is to provide professional nutrition services by the application of nutrition theories and concepts in the comprehensive assessment and counseling with clients as well as to provide high quality services to Scotland County participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  Provides individualized nutrition assessment and counseling for participants of the WIC program.  Functions in collaboration as needed with other health department/local health care providers including nurses and social workers.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Specialized knowledge in the principles and application of nutrition and dietetics to improve health outcomes.  Knowledge of relevant medical terminology and skill in documenting in the medical record. Ability to deliver nutrition education programs and communicate with individuals and small groups.  General knowledge of behavior change theory and learning theory.  General knowledge of life-cycle nutrition with preference for knowledge of maternal and child nutrition, and lactation.  Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education – approved Didactic Program in Dietetics; or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university; or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university; or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university.

Candidates should provide documentation of registration status from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, provide university or college transcripts and CADE verification statement.

APPLICATION:  Submit State Application (PD-107) to:

Scotland County Health Department
P. O. Box 69
Laurinburg, N. C.  28353-0069
SELECTION PROCESS:  Applications will be reviewed to select the best qualified applicants for admission to the interview.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

July 31, 2015


Applications are being received for the Scotland County Sheriff's Office for Patrol Deputies.  Applicants must be BLET Certified.  Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office located at 212 Biggs Street, Laurinburg, NC  28352.  For more information, please call 277-3114.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


July 31, 2015


Applications are being received for the Scotland County Detention Center.  Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office located at 212 Biggs Street, Laurinburg, NC  28352.  For more information, please call 277-3114.

An Equal Opportunity Employer




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Scotland County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Scotland County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which Scotland County has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Scotland County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Scotland County’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including dismissal.