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Employment Opportunities

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

Position: Full-Time Permit Technician
Department: Building Inspections
Hiring Range: $30,863 – $35,680
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsibilities include assisting the public by phone and in person; processing building, erosion and sediment control, and well and septic permits, including data and fee collection; creating and maintaining records of appointment schedules for staff; maintaining client files, preparing correspondence, compiling data and preparing departmental reports; maintaining office supply inventory and ordering supplies; and preparing written price quote solicitations as needed.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of PC applications, permit application processes, Nelson County geography, road systems, and landmarks. Experience using AS400/Bright and Associates building inspections module and iWorQ software is preferred. The ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public in oral and written form, type and spell accurately, perform basic mathematical computations, prioritize and multitask job duties are essential for the successful candidate. Must have the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner. Knowledge of construction and Building Code terminology and requirements is desired.

High school education or GED equivalent is required, two-year college education is preferred. ICC Permit Technician certification is required or may be obtained within 18 months of hire date. Costs of certification courses and testing fees will be paid by the County. Excellent benefits package offered.

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


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

Position:  Benefit Programs Supervisor
Beginning:  As soon as possible (until filled)
You must apply for this job at:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/196493

Position:  Family Services Specialist I/II (Adult and Adult Protective Services)
Beginning:  July 22, 2020 (until filled)
You must apply for this job at:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/192405


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