Current Openings


August 21, 2014


CLASSIFICATION:    Income Maintenance Caseworker II – Family and Children’s Medicaid

HIRING RANGE:  Grade 63  ($28,416 - $29,148) 

SALARY RANGE:   ($28,416 - $41,184)

RECRUITMENT PERIOD:    A complete NC State Application Form (PD107) and official transcript of highest degree must be received by Scotland County Department of Social Services, Attn: Personnel, P.O. Box 1647, Laurinburg, NC  28353 no later than September 2, 2014. Applications can be obtained on the following website:,  or in hard copy from Scotland County Department of Social Services.

STARTING DATE:  Immediate Upon Hire

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Applications are being accepted for an Income Maintenance Caseworker II.  This position is responsible for taking/processing applications, completing reviews, changes, reports, and problem resolutions within NC Fast.  The caseworker must work directly with clients and collateral contacts.  Some home visits may be required; some in and out-of-county travel may be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to learn the program area of assignment and all agency programs and services which could affect the client/applicant. Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret rules, regulations and procedures. Ability to communicate with clients/applicants, the public at large, and public officials to obtain data, and to explain and interpret rules, regulations and procedures. Ability to instruct and to evaluate the work of lower level employees. Ability to perform caseworker functions within structured time frames. Ability to present information orally and in written form.  Must have computer experience.  Bilingual preferred.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High School graduate with two years of an equivalent combination of training and experience which includes negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data and/or performance of mathematical or legal tasks; with one year of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker I.

Criminal Records check, Drug Screen, and References will be required for candidate hired.

All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed. In lieu of no qualified applicants, trainees will be considered.

Resumes in lieu of a completed state application are not acceptable.

Equal Opportunity Employer.



August 19, 2014


CLASSIFICATION:   Office Assistant III

SALARY GRADE:     57      SALARY RANGE:   ($21,696 -$31,452)

HIRING RANGE:       ($21.696 - $22,812)              

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, P O Box 1647, Laurinburg, NC   28353, no later than August 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Applications can be obtained on the following website:, or in hard copy from Scotland County Department of Social Services .

STARTING DATE:   Immediate Upon Hire

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer



August 13, 2014


CLASSIFICATION:  County Social Services Director

SALARY RANGE:   $68,508 - $96,792 (Salary will be negotiated upon experience, education and salary history of the candidate chosen)

RECRUITMENT PERIOD:   Open Until Filled.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The position requires directive/managerial work in serving as the executive officer of the county board of social services executing the authority of the board (as defined in GS 108A-14) for a primarily rural county with a population of 37,000.  The agency director directs other managers/supervisors, professional, paraprofessional, and support staff in the delivery of agency services and provides leadership and direction for program development, establishing program standards and monitoring and evaluating quality of service delivery systems.  The Director will supervise budget activities totaling $8.6 million with approximately $103 million in client benefits; and maintain direct involvement in conflict/complaint resolution, staffing and personnel issues for 91 positions; and serve as the principle spokesperson for the agency relative to program issues.  Work also involves representing the agency with government officials, other human services providers, and a variety of advocacy groups to influence the decision making process in order to insure adequate resources for program maintenance and expansion and the delivery of comprehensive services. The director is appointed by and reports to a local board of social services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the legal and philosophical basis for public welfare programs.  Considerable knowledge of principles and practice of social work.  Thorough knowledge of management principles, techniques, and practices.  Knowledge of the agency’s organization, operation and objectives and applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.  Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions; direct employees and programs in the various areas of responsibility; and develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, and with federal, state, and local officials.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: A master’s degree in social work and two years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services; or a bachelor’s degree in social work and three years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, one of which must have been in Social Services; or graduation from a four year college or university and three years of supervisory experience in the delivery of client services, two of which must have been in Social Services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

References will be required.  The Scotland County Social Services Director Search Committee will further evaluate the qualified applicants.  The successful candidate will be required to reside in Scotland County.

All applicants must complete and submit a State Application Form PD-107 (available at, or; Official Sealed College Transcript of undergraduate and graduate degrees; and a detailed resume, to Scotland County Personnel, 507 W. Covington Street, PO Box 489, Laurinburg, NC 28353.  Resumes in lieu of a completed state application are not acceptable.  Open Until Filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.




JULY 11, 2014


(POSITION # 539-56-328)


SALARY GRADE:  69          PAY SCALE:  $38,184 - $53,940


LOCATION:  Scotland County Health Department, Laurinburg, NC


DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Enforces State and Local Environmental Health Regulations for Food & Lodging, Swimming Pools, Tattoo Parlors, and Lead Investigation.  Oversees programs that are mandated by the State, recommends fees for services, member of the health director’s Senior Management Team, Emergency Response Team and Scotland County Preparedness & Response Team.  Acts as a Public Information Officer to the Health Director for Environmental Health activities. Professional environmental health work in the promotion of public health through education surveillance, consultation, inspection and enforcement.  Work requires a complete knowledge of a variety of material and physical sciences as a basis for enforcement, education and consultation roles

QUALIFICATIONS:  Considerable knowledge of environmental health laws, rules and procedures, as well as a complete understanding of the concepts of public health law.  Considerable knowledge of microbiology, biology, chemistry, food science, epidemiology, soil science, entomology, and basic engineering technology as applied to environmental health practice.  Ability to analyze and comprehend a wide variety of technical and administrative regulations, records and reports.  Ability to exercise sound judgment and deal tactfully with a wide range of public contacts while enforcing public health laws and consuming public matters relating to protecting and promoting public health.  Ability to present formal environmental health training program; develop and express ideas and opinion concisely, comprehensively and clearly in oral and written form.  Ability to independently plan and schedule work activities.  Ability to apply environmental health knowledge and techniques in the investigation of environmental health programs.

REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING:  Successful candidate must have two years of experience at the Environmental Health Specialist level in a health department.  Must be registered as a Sanitarian by the NC State Board of Sanitation Examiners.

APPLICATION:  Submit completed State Application (PD-107 available at, along with official sealed transcripts to:


Scotland County Health Department

P. O. Box 69

Laurinburg, NC  28353-0069

SELECTION PROCESS:  Applications will be reviewed to select the best qualified applicants for admission to the interview.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”



May 2, 2014

Scotland County Emergency Services – Recruitment Announcement

Full-time Paramedic position

Scotland County Emergency Services is seeking applicants for the position of Paramedic to perform skilled work in responding on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injuries and illness. Determines seriousness of the patient's condition by conducting complete examinations. Employs variety of established emergency medical techniques, methods, and equipment, according to established protocols, to stabilize the patient before transporting to a health care facility. Operates the various technical medical equipment, and the emergency ambulance during all possible conditions.  Employee must exercise tact, courtesy, and firmness in dealing with sick or injured persons and the general public.  Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue and extrication, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases.  Works involves 24 hour shifts.

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from high school and some experience in emergency medical services preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess computer skills to enter data and generate electronic reports for the department and hospital use.  Possession of a valid NC driver’s license is required.

Special requirements: Must have and maintain current NCOEMS EMT-P certification, ACLS, BCLS/CPR, BTLS/PHTLS, and PALS/PEPP.

Salary begins at $31,356 with excellent benefit package.  Criminal Background checks will be done on final candidates.  Pre-employment Drug Test Required.

Submit State application (PD-107 available at, to Scotland County Personnel, 507 W. Covington St., P O Box 489, Laurinburg, NC   28353

An Equal Opportunity Employer.  Open Until Filled.




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