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Employment Opportunities

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

Position:  Part-Time (Seasonal) Soccer Site Supervisor, Parks & Recreation Dept.
Dates of Position:  August 2020 – October 2020
Hourly Hiring Range:  $11.09 – $12.82
Closing Date:  Open until filled by qualified applicant

Nelson County Parks and Recreation is seeking qualified applicants for Site Supervisor for the fall soccer season. Oversees site for games; including supervision of participants and spectators as well as keeping track of game scores. Responsible for ensuring department COVID-19 protocols are followed. Some supervisory experience and knowledge of soccer preferred. Must be able to work Saturdays, consecutively with the possibility of some weeknights. A clear background check is a condition of employment.

Interested persons may submit an employment application to Nelson County Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA  22949.  (434) 263-7137. EOE. Applications may also be sent by fax to Linda Staton at (434) 263-7134 or by email to lstaton@nelsoncounty.orgFor a Nelson County employment application, please visit: Nelson County Job Application.


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 Convenience Center Attendant
Hourly Range: $10.06 – $11.63     
Closing Date: Open until filled by qualified applicant
Start Date: As soon as possible

The County of Nelson is seeking applicants for the position of Part-time, Convenience Center Solid Waste Collection Site Attendant.  Shifts are generally 6 hours (7 am to 1 pm/1 pm to 7 pm).  The position will require a flexible schedule, availability on Saturdays and Sundays, and work hours will be on an “on-call” basis at all Convenience Center sites.

Responsibilities include opening and closing staffed collection sites, overseeing the collection of household trash and recyclables, screening for non-permitted materials, operating hydraulic trash compactors, keeping sites clean and well-maintained, and ensuring that sites are used only by County residents and property owners. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. High school education or GED is preferred but not required.

Interested persons may submit an employment application to Nelson County Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949. (434)263-7137. EOE.  Applications may also be sent by fax to Linda Staton at (434)263-7134 or by email to lstaton@nelsoncounty.org.  For a Nelson County employment application please visit: Nelson County Job Application.


The Nelson County Department of Social Services is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Position:  Benefit Programs Specialist I/II
Beginning:  April 17, 2020 (until filled)
Details at:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/186074


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 as listed.

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:

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
Candy McGarry - Director
Linda Staton - Finance Technician (Payroll & Human Resources)
Brenda Loving - Finance Technician (Accts. Payable & Public Services)
fax: 434-263-7134