Current Openings

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), 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”




JULY 11, 2014



SALARY GRADE:  65   PAY SCALE:  $31,896 - $37,908

POSITION AVAILABLE:  September 1, 2014

LOCATION:  Scotland County Health Department, Laurinburg, NC


DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Position assists the local health director in carrying out activities associated with the administrative and management responsibilities of the agency.  Provides all management support for the Health Director; serves as Personnel Officer for the agency; Deputy Registrar for Vital Records; serves on the agency Accreditation Team, Health Director’s Senior Management and Leadership Teams; would serve in the Emergency Operations Command Center during a Bioterrorism or Disaster event; serves as the Title VI Coordinator for the agency; attends and sets up meetings for the Board of Health and take minutes of Open and Closed Session meetings; attends and may facilitate staff conferences in the health director’s absence; attends/takes minutes for other aspects of health director in his/her absence as required. (i.e., Senior Management, Staff Meeting, Board of Health, Animal Services Committee), acts as a portal into the health director’s office; and, other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Thorough knowledge of office management techniques and the ability to practice effective communication techniques, both orally and in writing, including ability to coordinate a variety of resources in gathering information and independently answering inquiries.

General knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and/or business administration.  Should be knowledgeable of personnel policies and practices.

Considerable knowledge of effective practices and ability to plan and supervise the work of others, which in this case, being on the health director’s management team and has frequent interactions with supervisors and staff regarding administrative and supervisory issues of staff.

Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and resolve problems and questions independently; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, officials, the press and the general public.

Should exhibit skills in organizing work flow and coordinating activities; and must be extremely discrete regarding all aspects of confidential information. This position handles critical information which includes all confidential information of health department activities.  Critical information goes through this desk daily.  Long range planning by health director and other staff members could cause misunderstanding if not handled in proper fashion.  Intense mental concentration is required in every aspect of this position.  Consequence of error could be vital.  Careful attention should be given to details.

This is a people oriented position and must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in oral and written forms with the public as well as with staff.

REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING – Completion of high school or equivalent and six (6) years of progressively responsible secretarial or clerical/administrative experience including two (2) years of administrative or office management experience involving substantial public contact, information gathering and writing experience; or completion of a two year secretarial science of clierical administrative experience, including two (2) years of administrative or office management experience’ or completion of a four-year program in a college or university preferably with a major emphasis on coursework in business administration, public administration of other related fields and one year of administrative or office management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Position requires considerable knowledge of programs and paramount working of the agency.  Requires a high degree of verbal, written, word processing and typing skills as well as being people oriented.  Employee should posses a working knowledge of county and state government.  Requires exemplary organization skills.  It is tantamount that the person in this position maintain and open mind and pleasing disposition.

It is strongly recommended that any new employee coming into this position be sent the UNC School of Government to take Basic Public Personnel Administration and take continued education classes regarding Public Personnel Law Updates, Qualifications Workshops, Family Medical Leave, Fair Labor Standards, Americans with Disabilities, and other available continued education classes, including training in Bioterrorism, Preparedness & Response.  Employee will also be required to take one-on-one training from Vital Records to qualify as the Deputy Registrar.

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



June 27, 2014


Classification:    Social Worker Investigative, Assessment, Treatment

Salary Range:     Grade 70          Hiring Range: ($38,280 – $39,264)

                                                      Salary Range:   ($38,280 - $55,476)                   

Starting Date:    Immediate Upon Hire

Recruiting Period:       A complete NC State Application Form (PD107) and official transcript of all degrees held must be received by Scotland County DSS, Attn: Personnel, P.O. Box 1647, Laurinburg, NC  28351 no later than 5:00 PM on July 10, 2014.  Applications can be obtained on the following websites:                                   

  or ,or in hard copy from Scotland County Department of Social Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   This is advanced, professional level casework providing protective, investigative, counseling and case management services for children who are at risk for neglect, abuse, or dependency. Social work services provided will include immediate response to crisis situations for at-risk children; investigation of alleged neglect and abuse; substantiation as prescribed by federal and state guidelines; and assessment of individuals and family dynamics of any age and any developmental, mental, medical, substance abuse, or financial problems.  Crisis intervention may require referrals for treatment and placement in foster care or residential facilities.  This worker will provide expert testimony in court hearings, and follow-up with case management and preventive services for clients.  The scope of interpersonal contacts will include clients and their families, foster families, a variety of medical and psychological professionals, law enforcement, legal services and social and community agencies. Access to an automobile for in and out of county travel is required, as the worker is required to visit homes of service recipients and visits to other service providers.  Unit staff rotates on-call coverage and carries a beeper, making a Children's Services worker available 24 hours per day.  The person in this position must be able to respond to the beeper and when necessary appear on site within 30 minutes.  There are also other times when this person may be required to work after the normal working hours.  Participation in unit staffing and working effectively with all unit members is a crucial element of the position. Preparation of case summaries and maintenance of accurate and up-to-date case records and documentation are also a responsibility of this position. Computer experience is important in this position

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   Master's degree from accredited school of social work and one year of social work or counseling experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience;  or Master’s degree in a counseling field and two years of social work or counseling experience;  or four year degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience; or  graduation from a four year college or university and four years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling, or a related human services field providing experience in the techniques of case-work, group work, or community organization; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. One year of work experience can be credited for completion of the social work collaborative.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their applications to complex caseworker, treatment and investigation of abuse or neglect of children; Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures as evidenced by the ability to cite the authority of federal and state law;  Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community; Ability to interact and motivate a resistant involuntary client population and the public who may not agree with the laws, rules or policies of the process or the programs; ability to employ advanced case management interview techniques to establish a supportive relationship and involve families in the initial assessment for the need of services; ability to quickly assess the risks and safety of the client environment during daylight hours, after dark and in high crime areas; ability to employ expert negotiation skills in the most complex cases; ability to analyze and assess child development safety issues in relation to risk factors;  ability to communicate effectively and establish supportive client relationships; ability to perform manual work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  (Bilingual preferred)

All applications will be considered but not necessarily interviewed.   In lieu of no qualified applicants, trainees will be considered.  References will be required.  Drug testing and criminal background check will be completed on applicant hired.

Affirmative Action 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 on website, 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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