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May 29, 2015

Scotland County Emergency Communications – Recruitment Announcement

Public Safety Communicator

Hiring Range $27,864 - $30,012 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 www.scotlandcounty.org or www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/general.htm), 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.

Closing Date:  5:00 pm, June 8, 2015.


 

May 27, 2015

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

CLASSIFICATION:                     Income Maintenance Caseworker II / Centralized Intake

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 DSS, Attn: Personnel, P.O. Box 1647, Laurinburg, NC  28351 no later than June 16, 2015. Applications can be obtained on the following websites: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/general.htm, 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.


MAY 19, 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - SOCIAL WORKER II - POSITION # 539-40-065

SCOTLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LAURINBURG, NC

SALARY GRADE:  67          PAY SCALE:  $34,896 - $49, 308

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Immediately

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  June 19, 2015

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Provides Care Coordination services to Maternal Health patients, for the provision of Pregnancy Care Management (PCM) for ante-partum and post partum patients residing in Scotland County.  This position also has the responsibility to serve as a Care Coordinator for the Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) Program.  Position works with children with or at risk for developmental disabilities, chronic illness, or social-emotional disorders and their families to help assure that children have maximum opportunity to reach their developmental potential.  Helps families identify and access preventive specialized and support services for themselves and their children, develop skills needed for effectively solving problems, and make decisions and manage the human service system.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution; bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be able to read and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, regulations and laws.  Must communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Must have effective listening skills and be able to develop plans of action that would not jeopardize the emotional or physical well being of any client.

Considerable knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to individual casework, group work and community problems.  Knowledge of the psychosocial, socioeconomic and behavioral problems and their treatment.  Knowledge of governmental and private organizations and community resources. Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies which govern the program.  General knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment is required in certain programs or settings. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and applying techniques of assessing psychosocial, behavioral and psychological aspects of client’s problems.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative superiors/clients on case load and their families, and with civic, medical social and religious organizations.  Ability to train or instruct lower-level social workers, students or interns.  Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work.

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

Personnel
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”


 

APRIL 30, 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -  NUTRITIONIST I  (POSITION # 539-52-204)

SCOTLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LAURINBURG, NC

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

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Immediately

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  Open Until Filled

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:

Personnel
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”


APRIL 28, 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE I  (POSITION # 539-50-122)

SCOTLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LAURINBURG, NC

SALARY GRADE:  70          PAY SCALE:  $39,936 – 56,424

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Immediately

LOCATION:  Scotland County Health Department, Laurinburg, NC

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  Open Until Filled

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Performs duties in the General Clinic, serves as the Lead Immunization nurse and makes visits to local day care facilities for immunization consultation.  Employee will also be required to work in other clinical areas such as Family Planning, and Maternal/Child Health and WIC as well as checking the Emergency Cart on a monthly basis.  Position also includes assessment of immunization records for children through the Health Information System (HIS) & the NC Immunization Registry (NCIR).  Reviews immunization records issued to the state by local daycares and educates these facilities on State Mandated Immunization Practices and requirements as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and ability to apply the principles and practices of Public Health. General knowledge of current social and economic and behavioral problems and their treatment.  Knowledge of governmental and private organizations and community resources.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative superiors, civic, medical, social and religious organizations.  Ability to plan and coordinate day to day activities. And to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in apprising situations and making decisions.  Should elicit needed information and maintain effective working relationships and to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instructions.

MINIMUM TRAINING: Graduation from a four year college or university with a B. S. Degree in Nursing which shall include a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of public health nursing experience; or graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and two (2) years of experience, including

one (1) year in public health; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

APPLICATION:  Submit completed State Application (PD-107), along with official sealed transcripts by closing date to:

Personnel
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”


MARCH 19, 2015

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - NUTRITIONIST II – WIC DIRECTOR - POSITION # 539-52-303

SCOTLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LAURINBURG, NC

SALARY GRADE:  66        PAY SCALE:   $32,520 - $47,136

POSITION AVAILABLE:  May 1, 2015   

LOCATION:  Scotland County Health Department, Laurinburg, NC

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  Open Until Filled

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  Functions as the direct supervisor of the Scotland County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  In addition, supervises all breastfeeding activities for the agency.  Must plan, direct, and coordinate nutrition services and WIC staff for the department.  Provides direct nutritional services for the WIC program, primarily with high risk patients, as identified in the program standards, with a limited number of clients who have chronic medical problems.  Uses the application of nutritional theories and concepts during nutritional assessments and counseling sessions.  Participates in health fairs, extended clinics and community presentations which may occur during other times.

Specialized knowledge and skill in comprehensive nutrition assessment and care planning, including problem diagnosis, counseling and evaluation of clients from diverse backgrounds, ages, and with multiple and complex health and therapeutic nutritional needs.  Knowledge of human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change with considerable skill in counseling.  Broad knowledge in health care ethics, documentation in the medical record, and quality assurance.  Knowledge in organization of community health and nutrition resources.  Sophisticated knowledge of current scientific information regarding nutrition, diet, and health and the ability to relate this information to clients, professionals, and the general public.  Skill in conducting a nutrition education or community needs assessment.  Fundamental knowledge of current principles and practices of public health, and program coordination.  Ability to interpret policy and protocols into operational procedures and work priorities.  Skill in organizing and coordinating the work of others.  Full range of skill in presenting ideas orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics Registration; or Master’s degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, or Nutrition; or graduation from a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education-approved Didactic Program in Dietetics and two years nutrition experience; or Dietetic Technician, Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject area from an accredited four-year college or university with two years of nutrition experience; or a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics, Public health Nutrition or Community Nutrition from an accredited four-year college or university and two years of nutrition experience.

Candidates should provide documentation of registration status from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, provide university or college transcripts and CADE verification statement.  Additional Training/Experience will be required to participate in workshops and/or continuing education trainings as deemed appropriate. Will attend any Nutrition Services Branch (NSB) required WIC program trainings.

Working knowledge of NC WIC Crossroads System preferred.

APPLICATION:  Submit State Application (PD-107), along with certified sealed transcripts to:

Personnel
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”

 


April 1, 2015

SCOTLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  - PATROL DIVISION

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

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March 16, 2015

SCOTLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  - DETENTION CENTER

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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March 4, 2015

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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 www.scotlandcounty.org or www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/general.htm ) 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.

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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.

Base Salary begins at $31,896 ($46,113 with scheduled OT and Holiday Hours) 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  www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/general.htm), 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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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.