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Employment Opportunities

As of February 12, 2016 (1 position removed; 0 position added):

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

* Position: Animal Control Officer
Department:  Animal Control
Salary Range: $28,615 – $31,585
Closing Date:  Until filled
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Documentation: Nelson County Job Application

Responsibilities include cleaning and feeding at animal shelter, assisting with rabid and unclaimed animals, impoundment of abandoned and stray animals, and investigation and processing of dog bite and other cases.

Applicants should be aware up to 75% of time may be spent assisting with shelter duties.

Requires education equivalent to high school graduation.  Certification in Basic Animal Control is recommended, but may be obtained within first year of employment.

Interested persons may apply at the Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA  22949.  (434)263-7135. EOE.

* Position: Animal Shelter Attendant Part-time
Department:  Animal Control
Hourly Rate: $11.33 – $11.91
Closing Date:  Until filled
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Documentation: Nelson County Job Application

Responsibilities include cleaning and feeding at animal shelter, monitoring sick, quarantined, and injured animals and observe them for unusual physical and behavioral conditions. Report daily to Animal Control Officer on duty the results of monitoring.

Requires education equivalent to high school graduation.

Interested persons may apply at the Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA  22949.  (434)263-7137. EOE.

 

* Position: Part-time Office Assistant
Department:  Tourism
Hourly Rate: $10.28 – $11.07
Closing Date:  Until filled
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Documentation: Nelson County Job Application

Responsibilities include answering the phone, restocking brochures, and greeting the public in the Nelson County Visitor’s Center. Must have the ability to communicate orally and work well with the public.  Education equivalent to high school graduation.  Candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

Position is for Saturday and Sunday shift, hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; 16 – 32 hours per month.

Interested persons may apply at the Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA  22949, (434) 263-7137.   EOE

 

 

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

* PositionAssistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Department:  Commonwealth’s Attorney Office
Salary: $53,967
Closing: Open until filled by qualified candidate

Prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors in all courts in Nelson County. This position manages dockets, prepares cases for trial, conducts legal research, interviews, and prepares witnesses, answers discovery, and performs all other related work in trying cases. This is a two attorney office.

Must be licensed Virginia attorney in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Preference given to candidates with prosecution or criminal defense trial experience. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment.

Résumés can be mailed to the Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office at
P. O. Box 447, Lovingston, Virginia, 22949.
* Position: Part-time Director, Victim/Witness Program
Department:  Commonwealth’s Attorney Office
Salary: $19,490.00  (20 hours per week)
Closing: Open until filled by qualified candidate

The Director performs crisis intervention, advocacy and case management duties for victims of crime.  The position is housed in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney works closely with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, court personnel, state agencies and other human service delivery organizations.  This position provides criminal justice process and victim’s rights information; sends out correspondence to victims at various stages of the criminal justice process; assists victims with filing claims with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; assists victims with the submission of Victim Impact Statements.  The job involves providing court advocacy to crime victims, assessing needs, making referral to human service agencies and developing service plans.

This position is also responsible for maintaining a variety of records and files pertaining to assigned cases and preparing reports. This position requires the ability to exercise independent judgment, discretion and initiative in ensuring the proper services are delivered to clients and the general public.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, criminal justice or a related human services environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Résumés can be mailed to the Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, P. O. Box 447, Lovingston, Virginia, 22949.


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

* Position: Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Department:  Sheriff’s Office
Closing: Open until filled by qualified candidate
Required Documentation: General_Application

Responsibilities include general office duties such as preparing correspondence, handling travel arrangements, answering and routing phone calls, establishing and maintaining files, purchasing office supplies, and general office management. Must have general knowledge of PC applications including word processing and spreadsheets, standard office procedures, typical office equipment, and records management, Previous office experience and familiarity with local government practices, Code of Virginia, and Nelson County codes and ordinances is preferred. Must be able to communicate courteously and effectively with the public in oral and written form.  General understanding of government budgeting procedures.  Must have the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.

High school education or GED equivalent is required.  Two year college education is preferred.

Interested persons may apply by submitting an application at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA  22949.  (434)263-7050. Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is an equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.

* Position: Deputy Sheriff
Department:  Sheriff’s Office
Entry Level Salary: $31,009.00
Closing: Open until filled by qualified candidate
Required Documentation: Field Deputy Application

The qualifications for selection and appointment to a sworn position in the Sheriff’s Office shall meet or exceed the minimum state qualifications that are set forth in § 15.2-1705, Code of Virginia and the requirements of the Sheriff’s Office.

Individuals who wish to apply must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Undergo a background investigation, which includes a fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiry into both the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and may include a check of school records, credit history, inquiry as to character and reputation;
  • Have a high school diploma or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) exam; Associate degree or higher preferred.
  • Possess a valid Virginia driver’s license at the time of employment with no minus points or suspensions;
  • Be at least twenty years of age
  • Not have been convicted, pled guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia
  • Not have any convictions for misdemeanor crimes
  • Pass a written Police Officer Selection Test (POST) exam (exemption: previous or current DCJS law enforcement certification); study guides and practice tests are available at http://www.tests.com/practice/police-test
  • Complete an oral interview
  • Pass a Polygraph Examination
  • Complete a physical / medical examination conducted under the supervision of a licensed physician; at the expense of the Sheriff’s Office
  • Pass a drug urinalysis
  • Interview with the Sheriff
  • For Law Enforcement appointments: § 15.2-1525, Code of Virginia and the requirements of the Sheriff’s Office:
    • The applicant must live in Nelson County or be willing to relocate within a reasonable distance of the administrative Sheriff’s Office, as determined by the Sheriff

After the applications are reviewed, qualified applicants will be invited to take the written test.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact the Sheriff’s Office (434-263-7050).

* Position: Dispatcher (Communications Officer E-911)
Department:  Sheriff’s Office
Closing: Open until filled by qualified candidate

Exciting, challenging, and rewarding public service position with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.  Answers emergency and service calls from the public and dispatches to law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies.  Utilizes regional radio system, telephones, mapping system and multiple computers to receive, interpret and transmit information to public safety personnel.  Must have excellent multi-tasking skills and work well with others in a team based environment.

Successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license, submit a completed application for employment, pass an intensive background check including criminal records, polygraph test and drug screen.

Applicant must be willing to work 12 hour shifts, day or night including weekends and holidays.

Interested candidates can acquire a job description and application from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA 22949.

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is an equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/D/V

 


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, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistance Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., 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
Debbie McCann - Director
434-263-7135
Sara Turner - Finance Technician (Payroll & Human Resources)
434-263-7137
Grace Mawyer - Finance Technician (Accts. Payable & Public Services)
434-263-7138
fax: 434-263-7134