Current Openings


March 24, 2015


SCOTLAND COUNTY Parks & Recreation Department is seeking applicants for the position of Recreation Assistant:   Part-time (27 hours/week) position to perform a variety of duties at the Wagram Recreation Center. Duties include but are not limited to customer service, office assistance, conduct recreation activities and light custodial. This position eligible for Retirement and NC 401(k) benefits only.  $10.70  per hour.

Submit State application (PD-107 available on our website, to Scotland County Personnel, P O Box 489, 507 W. Covington St., Laurinburg, NC 28353.  Pre-employment criminal background check and drug test required.   An Equal Opportunity Employer.   Open Until Filled.



MARCH 23, 2015



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

POSITION AVAILABLE:  May 1, 2015    


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) by April 10, 2015, 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”



March 17, 2015


CLASSIFICATION:                           Income Maintenance Caseworker III (Lead)

UNIT:                                                 Work First Family Assistance

SALARY RANGE:  Grade 65            $31,092 - $45,060

HIRING  RANGE                                $31,092 - $31,896

RECRUITMENT PERIOD:   A completed State Application Form (PD-107) and an Official Certified Transcript of the Highest Degree must be submitted to Scotland County Department of Social Services, Attn:  Personnel, no later than March 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  Applications can be obtained on the following websites:, or in hard copy from Scotland County Department of Social Services.

STARTING DATE:  April 16, 2015

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This position is in the Work First Family Assistance (WFFA) program.  This caseworker’s primary responsibility is a lead worker over Caseworker I’s and Caseworker II’s that performs all eligibility functions for assigned caseloads, which include processing and review.  The caseworker also screens and refers clients to other programs available to them.  Some home visits will be required; some out-of-county travel may be required.

Duties: The primary responsibilities of this position are:

  1. Perform second party reviews on re-determination, process applications and monthly reporting cases.
  2. Train new staff and current staff in new procedures, policy, organizing and directing work in a day to day operation.
  3. Maintain a caseload, which includes ongoing WFFA, Transitional Medicaid, Medicaid, FNS & Foster Care and Adoptions Assistance.
  4. Performs eligibility functions for Work First Family Assistance and Family and Children’s Medicaid & FNS.
  5. Assists the unit supervisor in monthly training sessions.
  6. Assists the unit supervisor and develop corrective action plans as required.
  7. Supervises the Work First unit and CIP & Medicaid Transportation in the absence of the supervisor.
  8. Performs additional duties as directed by the supervisor.


Thorough knowledge of manuals, rules and procedures used in determining eligibility.  Good mathematical, reasoning, and computational skills.  Ability to instruct, organize, direct, and supervise lower level employees.  Ability to communicate effectively with workers, supervisors, applicants, and community agencies to obtain pertinent data and to interpret rules and regulations.  Ability to present information orally and in written form. Considerable knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the

client/applicant. General knowledge of all income maintenance programs. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret a variety of regulations, policies and procedure of varying complexity. Ability to work independently and prioritize work.  Ability to understand the needs and problems of clients/applicants. Ability to perform caseworker function under and within structured time frames.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience as an Income Maintenance Caseworker (preferably in Work First); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

References will be required. Resumes in lieu of a completed state application are not acceptable. All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed.  A criminal background history will be required on final candidates.


March 16, 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.


March 10, 2015


CLASSIFICATION:    Social Worker III –Adoptions/FC Licensing       

UNIT:    Children's Services Unit

HIRING RANGE:   Grade 69  37,224 - 38,184   SALARY RANGE:   37,224 – 53,940           

STARTING DATE:      Immediately Upon Hire

RECRUITING PERIOD:      A completed State Application Form (PD-107) AND OFFICIAL CERTIFIED COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE must be received by Scotland County DSS, Attn:  Personnel, P.O. Box 1647, Laurinburg, NC  28352 no later than April 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM  Applications can be obtained on the following websites: or in hard copy from Scotland County Department of Social Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   The primary purpose of this position is two-fold in that it has the responsibility to license and relicense family foster homes to assure that children in out-of-home care have safe, nurturing homes that will help them grow and reach their full potential and completes the adoption process for agency, relative, step-parent, adult, and private adoptions.  The foster home licensing program is responsible for the recruitment, licensing, and re-licensing of foster parents within the county.  This position is also responsible for providing training opportunities to foster parents that may include parenting education for foster parents, biological parents, and/or adoptive families.  The adoption program is responsible for ensuring all legal requirements for adoption are met and adoption decrees are awarded.  This position is also responsible for determining adoption assistance eligibility and processing adoption assistance payment requests.

Access to an automobile for in and out of county travel is a requirement. Unit staff rotates on-call coverage and carry a beeper, making a Children's Services worker available 24 hours per day.  Applicants must be able to respond to the beeper and when necessary appear on site within 30 minutes.

This position requires participation in unit staffings and working effectively with all members of the unit.   The ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, peers, supervisors, and the community is required.  This position requires the preparation of case summaries and maintenance of accurate and up-to-date case records.


  • Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems.
  • Considerable knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral, and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory.
  • Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics and a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, and resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program.
  • General knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training.
  • In certain settings, considerable knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis.
  • Skill in establishing rapport with a client and in applying techniques or assessing psychosocial, behavioral and psychological aspects of client’s problems.
  • Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of case load and their families, as well as civic, legal, medical, social and religious organizations.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.


Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and completion of the Child Welfare Collaborative (Child Welfare positions only); Bachelor’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and one year directly related experience; Master’s degree in counseling in a human services field and one year of social work or counseling; Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university and two years directly related experience; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of directly related experience.  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Resumes in lieu of application will not be accepted.  All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed.  In lieu of no qualified applicants, trainees will be considered.  References will be required. Criminal Background Check and a Drug/Alcohol Screen will be completed on applicant hired.  Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred.  Equal Opportunity Employer



March 4, 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.


March 2, 2015


SCOTLAND COUNTY Board of Health seeks Local Health Director to serve as administrative head of local health department with an annual budget of approximately $2.7 million and a total staff of 41 full-time managers/supervisors, professional, paraprofessional, technical and support staff as well as contracted professionals.  More information about the Scotland County Health Department is available through our website, Duties include planning, budgeting, supervision, evaluation, and implementation of public health programs and services appropriate for Scotland County along with the duties and powers provided for under the provisions of GS 130A-41 and GS 130A-45.5.  Must have considerable knowledge of management principals, techniques, and practices with working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.  Must have 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.  Experience with the process of Accreditation preferred.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s degree in public health administration with at least 1 year experience in health services; or Master’s degree in a public health discipline other than public health administration with at least 3 years experience in health services; or Master’s degree in public administration with at least 2 years experience in health services; or Master’s degree in a field related to public health with at least 3 years experience in health services.  Must possess a valid NC Drivers License.  Mileage will be reimbursed at County mileage rate.  The successful candidate will be required to relocate and reside in Scotland County.  Salary range ($68,508 - $96,792) with excellent benefit package.  Submit State application (Form PD-107 available on our website) along with a resume, cover letter and an original official school transcript of any undergraduate and graduate studies to Mr. Robert Davis, Chairman, Scotland County Board of Health, c/o Scotland County Personnel, P O Box 489, Laurinburg, NC  28353.  All applications will be reviewed and the best qualified applicants will be interviewed.  Criminal background check and drug test required.  An Equal Opportunity Employer.  Closing Date:  4/10/2015


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, 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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