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Employment Opportunities

The County of Nelson is currently seeking interested and qualified applicants for the following positions:

Position: Information Systems Specialist (Full-Time/Non-Exempt)
Salary Range: $43,399 – $50,171 (Excellent Benefit Package Included)
Closing Date: Until Filled by Qualified Applicant
Beginning Date: As Soon as Possible

Nelson County is seeking a qualified candidate to join the Information Systems Department as a full-time Information Systems Specialist focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GIS Specialist assists with data collection, entry, and mapping activities in order to maintain accurate GIS data for the County, performs specialized technical work in preparation and maintenance of maps and related tasks within the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and works to advance GIS solutions to meet department needs. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains and updates a wide variety of GIS layers and maps;
  • Provides GPS and field support, which may include troubleshooting and resolving problems;
  • Provides IT network, telecommunications, and user support;
  • Produces standard or custom maps, charts, graphs, GIS analysis and projects, and related information;
  • Organizes and maintains filing systems for mapping and related records;
  • Assists with various projects to improve department or program efficiency;
  • Remains knowledgeable about emerging GIS technologies and industry developments;
  • Assigns new addresses and updates existing addresses to comply with 911 requirements.

The successful candidate will have strong computer skills and working knowledge of various software (i.e., Microsoft Office, databases, GIS, AutoCAD); the ability to report information in a clear and concise format, and the ability to be organized and efficient. Candidates with a four-year college degree in a related field preferred.

Interested persons are to submit a completed application, cover letter, and resume with three references to Nelson County Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949. (434) 263-7137. For a Nelson County employment application, please visit: Nelson County Job Application. Applications may also be faxed to (434) 263-7134 or sent by email to Linda Staton at lstaton@nelsoncounty.org. EOE.

 

Position: Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher
Salary Range: $28,017-$32,389     
Closing Date: Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities include answering and documenting all calls into the Emergency Operations Center including dispatching appropriate emergency personnel. Must have the ability to communicate orally, effectively handle emergency situations, and work well with the public. Education equivalent to high school graduation is required. Knowledge of PC applications, county road systems, and emergency communication center techniques and procedures is preferred. Candidates will be required to undergo a background check.

Interested persons may apply at Nelson County Department of Finance & Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949. (434)263-7137. EOE. Applications may be faxed to (434)263-7134 or submitted by email to Linda Staton at lstaton@nelsoncounty.orgFor a Nelson County employment application, please visit: Nelson County Job Application.

 

Position: Part-time Animal Shelter Attendant
Salary Range: $10.56 – $12.21
Closing Date: Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities include cleaning and feeding at animal shelter, monitoring sick, quarantined, and injured animals and observing them for unusual physical and behavioral conditions. Report monitoring results daily to Animal Control Officer on duty.  Additional duties include assisting in the administration of the shelter when open to the public. Requirements include basic computer skills for record-keeping and good communication skills for positive interactions with the public. High School diploma or equivalent required.

Interested persons may apply at Nelson County Department of Finance & Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949. (434)263-7137.  EOE.  Applications may be faxed to (434)263-7134 or submitted by email to Linda Staton at lstaton@nelsoncounty.orgFor a Nelson County employment application, please visit: Nelson County Job Application.

 

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking interested and qualified applicants for the following position:

Position:  Certified Deputy Sheriff
Click below for the application information to submit directly to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office:
Field Deputy Application.

Please be aware, the Nelson County Department of Human Resources does not handle applications for Constitutional Offices.  Please direct any applications, resumes, or questions directly to the Constitutional Office.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

USDA
Office of the Assistance Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 9410
Washington, DC 20250-9410
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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Contact Us
Physical Address
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
Contact
Candy McGarry - Director
434-263-7135
Linda Staton - Finance Technician (Payroll & Human Resources)
434-263-7137
Brenda Loving - Finance Technician (Accts. Payable & Public Services)
434-263-7138
fax: 434-263-7134