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Macon County Government is dedicated to hiring and retaining progressive, well-qualified and motivated employees. We offer equitable salaries and excellent benefits to talented, competent individuals who can contribute to County Government through their employment. Outstanding professional service to the public is our goal.

Macon County provides it's employees an exceptional health insurance benefit, paid life insurance, County matched Local Government Retirement, longevity pay, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and numerous tax deferred savings and supplemental insurance plans.

If you feel you can contribute to our workforce in a positive way, please review the positions listed below. All applications for employment are taken through the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions. If you have any questions about the positions listed below, or would like to apply, you may contact the Division of Workforce Solutions at (828) 369-9534, or access their web site at www.ncesc.com. You may also call Macon County Human Resources with inquiries at
(828) 349-2020 or email us - mdecker@maconnc.org.

Macon County is an ADA/AA Equal Opportunity Employer

AVAILABLE JOB LISTINGS

Position: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Extender II
Macon County Public Health
Salary Grade: 39, $60,845
Closing date: Open Until Filled

Responsibilities:
Employee will perform physical assessments, diagnosis, treatment and counseling in the clinical areas. Serves as the primary provider within the health department. Priority clinics include Family Planning, Adult Health, Child Health, Communicable Disease and STD clinics.

Must be approved to practice medical acts by the appropriate State Board. Approval to practice medical acts includes giving a medical diagnosis, and prescribing medications outlined in the approved formulary. Employee will practice under the Medical Director who is ultimately responsible for the employees' medical practice; supervision from the physician includes a set of mutually agreed to patient care protocols and medical guidelines with the physician immediately available by telephone or physically, if needed, for consultation.

Hours of work are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening & weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of techniques of interviewing, medical and relevant history taking, principles and practices of general medicine and disease states as they relate to the area of work;
  • Thorough knowledge of health appraisal tools, laboratory tests and findings, medication, and therapeutic procedures as relate to the area of work;
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to plan a regime of care based on assessment and findings;
  • Considerable knowledge of available resources and appropriate referral methods.
  • Skills in performing clinical functions.
  • Skill in assisting with routine surgical procedures.
  • Ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities;
  • Ability to record accurately and completely all information necessary to evaluate and plan care and to convey this to the treatment team;
  • Ability to communicate orally;
  • Ability to teach and counsel individuals, families and groups in areas of health maintenance, preventive medicine, and care of the sick;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to gain the confidence of patients and families and work effectively with them;
  • Some ability to plan and conduct in-service training programs.
  • Ability to use a computer and document in Electronic Health Record.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements
Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board and one year of experience as a Physician Extender.

How to Apply
A State application (PD-107) is required and may be obtained at and submitted to the Division of Workforce Solutions, 427 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, N.C, and must be submitted on or before the closing date. Please include 3 references with contact information and a valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant. Resumes will not be considered.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER.
All prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check.


Position: Medical Office Assistant
Macon County Public Health
Salary Grade: 22, $26,547
Closing date: October 24, 2014

Responsibilities:
Employees in this position must have excellent keyboard skills; be proficient in Word and Excel; and be capable of handling financial transactions with the general public. Knowledge and experience with HIS is a plus.

General duties include filing, typing, processing paperwork, verifying income and residency documentation, phone skills, data entry, and working with clinic patients. Must have organizational skills and must be flexible and able to prioritize workloads and requests.

This clerical position requires good communication skills and ability to work with people with courtesy and tact, as direct patient contact is a requirement. Must have ability to screen communications based on predetermined guidelines to independently respond to route inquiries. Must have ability to compile information based on general guidelines. Some lifting will be required.

General work hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some early morning or occasional evening and/or weekend work required to meet the public health needs of the community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of common health and safety precautions in working in local health departments.
  • Ability to work with staff and patients, under supervision, as set up by departmental policies.
  • Ability to maintain clerical records and to compile reports from these records.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and empathy in dealing with patients.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from high school and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least one year of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

How to Apply
A State application (PD-107) is required and may be obtained at and submitted to the Division of Workforce Solutions, 427 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, N.C. by the above closing date. Applicants must include 3 references with contact information and a valid personal email address as all correspondence from the employer to the applicant will be routed electronically. Resumes will not be considered.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER.
All prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check.


Position: Public Health Nurse II
Alliance Staffing
Salary: 24.71 / per hour
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities
This position requires intermediate level professional nursing work in a local public health setting. Ability to independently demonstrate and implement techniques of nursing care and outreach to the community as needed. A portion of this employee's duties will be performing general public health nursing care to promote health and prevent disease in various clinic and a portion will be in performing and promoting occupational health services.

Hours of work are generally 8-5 Monday through Friday with occasional evening & weekend hours.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health;
  • Knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed;
  • General knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others;
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions;
  • Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions;
  • Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.

    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience or, Master's in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience.
  • A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply at www.ncapha.org


Position: Social Services Director
Macon County Department of Social Services
Salary Range: Grade 41 $67,082.00 - $100,623.00
Closing date: October 31,2014

General Statement of Duties
This position serves as the chief executive officer of the Macon County Social Services Department, located in Western North Carolina.

The Macon County Board of Social Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Macon County Department of Social Services. The employee in this class provides overall direction to 55 full time staff in program development and resource management that is consistent with the mission of the agency.

Responsible for the development, administration and management of an annual operating budget in excess of $62 million. Responsible for the delivery of client services and serves as executive officer and secretary of the Social Services Board. Plans, organizes, administers, and directs complex social services programs in Macon County with a population of 35,582. Establishes organizational relationships with other agencies and groups and works with State agencies to develop resources within the county.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, administers and directs all divisions within the department.
  • Assesses the needs of the Community from a Social Services perspective on a continual basis and recommends appropriate service programs.
  • Provides direction to the Community's short and long-range planning for social services programs.
  • Oversees the work of the Social Services staff to ensure delivery of program services.
  • Assists staff in understanding and carrying out operating policies and procedures for effective service/program delivery.
  • Ensures that grants and contracts within all programs are meeting goals and objectives.
  • Develops and maintains effective inter-agency working relationships.
  • Confers with Community, County, State and Federal officials, representatives of related agencies, institutions and public or private organizations as necessary.
  • Prepares/monitors operating budget for the Social Services Department.
  • Monitors grants/proposals to obtain funding for a variety of projects/services.
  • Prepares and submits a variety of reports regarding Social Services activities/operations.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Thorough knowledge of the legal and philosophical basis for public assistance programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practice of social work.
  • Thorough knowledge of management principles, techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of agency's organization, operation and objectives and all applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, general public, Federal, State and Local officials.

Minimum Training and Experience
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications established by NC Office of State Human Resources:
  • 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.

Special Requirements
A copy of college transcripts should be submitted with State PD 107 for consideration. Must have a valid North Carolina driver's license. Successful candidates must pass a series of pre-employment testing. Macon County offers a competitive benefit package with subsidized health insurance, defined retirement benefits, paid vacation and sick leave; other insurances available are dental, vision, life, accident, disability and cancer. The successful candidate will be required to live in Macon County.

How to Apply: A fillable State application PD 107 and PD107a can be obtained from Department of Commerce Work Force Solutions - (DWS) Website or above * and must be submitted to DWS:

Department of Commerce Work Force Solutions - (DWS)
427 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734

Resumes may not be substituted for a completed State Application, but may be attached. Resumes or attachments will not be accepted for job descriptions in PD107. Please provide three (3) references with contact numbers and an email address along with your application. A Criminal Background check will be completed before hiring and an official college transcript of undergraduate and graduate studies will be required. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on the October 31, 2014 deadline.

Macon County Department of Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act


Position: Social Services Income Maintenance Caseworker II
Or IMC I w/work against IMC II
Macon County Department of Social Services
Salary Range: Grade 23 IMCI $27,874.00 / Grade 25 IMCII $30,731.00
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities
This position which is located at Angel Medical Center is a dual purpose Income Maintenance Caseworker I/ II position in the Family and Children's Medicaid, and Work First Unit and conducts the initial interviews and correctly determines the applicant's eligibility for Family and Children's Medicaid, N.C. Health Choice and Work First Cash Assistance. This position also determines Medical Assistance to the Aged, Disabled, and/or Blind and Carolina Access that is administered by Macon County DSS. Employee is responsible for interviewing applicants to gather data according to a pre-determined format; obtains necessary verifications, requests medical information inspects documents; which when verified, forms the basis for determining eligibility for any one of several public assistance programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the program/area(s) of assignment. General knowledge of all agency and community programs and services which could affect the client/applicant. Good mathematical reasoning and computational skills. Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets 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 perform caseworker functions within structured time frames.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements
College education or High School graduation and 2 years of specific experience of paraprofessional, clerical, or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, gathering and compiling of data, analysis of data and/or performance in mathematical or legal tasks with at least one year of such experience being in an income maintenance program; or graduation from high school and three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which included negotiating, interviewing, explaining information, the gathering and compiling of data, the analysis of data and/or the performance of mathematical or legal tasks; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Exemplified computer proficiency is a must for this IMC II role.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Structured interview using work sample exercises and skills test will be administered. A screening committee will review applications to select the best qualified applicants to the interview. Applicants admitted to the interview will be given a written test for simulated tasks to perform typical to those of the Social Services Income Maintenance Caseworker and a computer performance test.

How to Apply
A State application PD 107 can be obtained from and must be submitted to DWS at the address below or online. Include 3 references and an e-mail address on the application. A Criminal Background check will be completed before hiring. No resumes may be considered, but may be attached to PD107. No applications are accepted at Macon County DSS.

Division of Workforce Solutions
427 HARRISON AVENUE
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Social Worker I - Intake
Macon County Department of Social Services
SALARY RANGE: SW I Grade 25 $30,731.00
Closing date: Until Filled

Description of Work:
To assess and identify needs of all services delivery intake. This position is responsible for CPS and APS intake, case preparation, ID and CPS checks, and forwarding to appropriate departmental social workers for investigation. This position will also provide support to all Social Workers as well as serve as back up for the Medicaid Transportation Coordinator as needed.

Social Worker I in this position serves families, children, and adults of all ages and financial backgrounds. This worker must deal with all citizens which can include people who are mentally ill; beligerant or under the influence of drugs /alcohol.

Duties are assigned to this Social Worker I on the basis of speciality, with all clients being residents of Macon County. However, this Social Worker I must have knowledge of all services in the event any other social worker is unavailable. Referrals to this social worker may be received from the community, schools, professionals, other agencies, or within the department.

Minimum Education and Experience for Social Worker I:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of basic social work principles, techniques, and practices and their application to specific casework, group work, and community problems. Knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community. Some knowledge of behavioral and socioeconomic problems and their treatment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative supervisors, with members of case load and their families, and with care providers and various community organizations. Ability to express ideals clearly and concisely. Ability to plan and execute work.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution; Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

First preference will be given to applicants who have completed the North Carolina Child Welfare Pre-Service Training Curriculum or BSW with In-Service training.

A TRANSCRIPT OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE IS REQUIRED

How to Apply:
A State application PD 107 can be obtained from and must be submitted to DWS at the address below. Include 3 references and an e-mail address on the application. A Criminal Background check will be completed before hiring. No resumes may be considered, but may be attached to PD107. No applications are accepted at Macon County DSS.

Division of Workforce Solutions
427 Harrison Ave
Franklin, NC 28734

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Medical Lab Technologist II
Macon County Public Health Center
Salary: Grade 32, $43,242
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities
This position functions as Manager for a Moderate Complexity Medical Laboratory. Provides laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products, and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures; developing and implementing analytical procedures; evaluating laboratory information; consulting with appropriate staff; reporting results according to local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Maintain laboratory equipment performance by establishing standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff competency and compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair. Coordinate and maintain appropriate laboratory certifications (e.g. CLIA, Drinking Water Coliform Testing under the Safe Drinking Water Act - state certification, etc.).

Manage laboratory expense and revenue budgets and maintains laboratory supply and equipment inventories. Monitor laboratory productivity and makes appropriate operational or staffing adjustment. Maintains quality results by participating in the department quality assurance/improvement programs.

Maintain laboratory reporting and information systems by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; training employees; and, maintaining security and confidentiality. Implement new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing; and monitoring progress.

Manage laboratory staff, (Medical Laboratory Technician and Medical Office Assistant), completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning staff; and following up on work results.

Hours of work are generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening & weekend hours.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable theoretical knowledge of the variety of laboratory procedures applicable to the area(s) of work;
  • Considerable theoretical knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation, and terminology;
  • General knowledge of the basic pathophysiological processes being monitored and how the medical laboratory science is applied.
  • Skill in the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of procedures. Ability to make accurate observations and written reports of test results.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to instruct medical technology students and other health professionals in lab procedures and instrumentation.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to research procedures and methods and implement necessary changes.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, or a biological science or medical technology from an appropriately accredited institution and, two years of medical laboratory training or experience in a CLIA certified moderate complexity laboratory and in addition, two years of supervisory laboratory experience in a CLIA certified moderate complexity laboratory.

How to Apply:
A State application (PD-107) is required and may be obtained at and submitted to the Division of Workforce Solutions, 427 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, N.C, and must be submitted on or before the closing date. Please include 3 references with contact information and a valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant. Resumes will not be considered.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER
All prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check


Position: Transit Driver - Part Time
Macon County Transit
Starting Salary $10.00/hr
Closing date: Applications accepted until filled.

Macon County is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Transit Driver for the Transit Services Department

This position requires the ability to drive a transit vehicle to provide transportation services for Macon County citizens and residents. Work includes following an assigned route schedule, assisting passengers in using the services, collecting funds for services, accurately completing required reports and records and maintaining the cleanliness of vehicles. The successful candidate must have a special understanding of the needs and behavior of passengers served, including the elderly and those with disabilities.

Hours of work vary, typically consisting of 10-hour workdays that usually begin prior to 8:00 a.m. and/or extend beyond 5:00 p.m.

    Special requirements of this position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Applicant must be at least 21 with 5 years minimum driving experience
  • Valid NC Driver's license with clean driving history
  • Ability to use lift-equipped vehicle (requires pushing, pulling, and stooping)
  • Travel outside Macon County
  • CDL license with "P" endorsement or obtain within 60 days of employment
  • Random, Post-Accident, and Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing after employment
  • Must pass Pre-employment drug screening
  • Must pass pre-employment Background check

How to apply:
A State application (PD-107) is required and may be obtained at and submitted to the Division of Workforce Solutions, 427 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, N.C, and must be submitted on or before the closing date. Please include 3 references with contact information and a valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant. Resumes will not be considered.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER
All prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check


Position: Part Time Emergency Medical Technician, Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic Levels
Salary Salary: $10.64 - $13.06 / hour depending on level of certification
Closing date: Until Filled

Description:
Provide pre-hospital medical care. No set schedule, employee will fill vacancies as needed. A more comprehensive job description available upon request

Minimum Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
Valid NC Driver's License
Current NC Certification in Emergency Medicine

How to Apply:
A state application (PD107) must be completed and returned to the

Division of Workforce Solutions
427 HARRISON AVENUE
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

Resumes may not be substituted for a completed application. Please provide 3 references with contact numbers and an e-mail address along with your application. A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER

     
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