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Employment Opportunities

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

Position: Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher (County employee)
Salary Range: $27,017-$30,567     
Closing Date: Open until filled by qualified applicant
Start 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 submit a completed County employment application to the Nelson County Administrator’s Office, 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 Treasurer’s Office is seeking interested and qualified applicants for the following Constitutional Office position:

Job Position:  Full-time Deputy Treasurer (40 hours weekly)
Beginning Date: As soon as possible
Requirements:  Minimum High School Diploma, a team player, knowledgeable of Excel, Microsoft Word, AS400; previous cash handling is mandatory.
Duties:  Greet and assist the public, process payments, answer telephone calls, and other general office duties as needed.
No telephone calls please!  EOE. Qualified applicant will be subject to a background screening.
Submit Resume to:  Nelson County Treasurer, PO Box 100, Lovingston, VA 22949


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

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

Position:  Public Safety Communications Dispatcher (Sheriff’s Dept.)
Salary:  $25,422.00
Closing Date:  Until filled by qualified applicant
Estimated Beginning Date:  As Soon As Possible

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for a Public Safety Communications Dispatcher.  Duties include:  answering incoming 911 emergency and non-emergency calls, giving medical emergency dispatch services when applicable, assessing situations by obtaining any/all crucial information for police, fire, EMS, etc., along with many other areas of assistance that is often given by the dispatcher.  The position of a dispatcher requires excellent communication, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and precise problem-solving skills.  Candidates will be required to complete the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office hiring process as well as undergo a complete background check.

Interested persons may submit a completed Nelson County Sheriff’s Office employment application to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 36, Lovingston, VA 22949.  Applications may be obtained by accessing the following link at Sheriff’s Office Application, or by contacting the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office at (434)263-7050.  EOE.

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:

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
Debbie McCann - Director
Linda Staton - Finance Technician (Payroll & Human Resources)
Grace Mawyer - Finance Technician (Accts. Payable & Public Services)
fax: 434-263-7134

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