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Employment Opportunities

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

Position: Full-time Secretary III
Department: County Administrator
Hiring Range: $30,863 – $35,680
Closing Date: Until Filled

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, and typical office equipment. 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.  Must have the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.

High school education or GED equivalent is required. Two year college education and records management experience is preferred.

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. 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.

 

Position:  Full-time Maintenance Worker
Hiring Range: $26,668-$30,830 Annually + Excellent Benefits Package
Closing Date: Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities include: routine building maintenance, grounds upkeep including parks, recreation fields, and trails, installation of E-911 road signs, and completion of maintenance work orders as assigned. Experience is necessary in basic HVAC, plumbing and electrical repairs as well as routine maintenance, and the operation of lawn care and other maintenance equipment.

Successful candidate must have a valid/unrestricted driver’s license, have the ability to multi-task and courteously and effectively communicate with the public and County staff, to perform basic mathematical computations, and have the ability to operate large maintenance and lawn-care equipment. Occasional relief for Transfer Station Operators may require the ability to operate large equipment such as a bulldozer. Education equivalent to high school graduation is preferred.  Excellent benefit package offered.

Interested persons must submit a Nelson County 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.

 

Position:  Full-Time Transfer Station Operator (Scale House)
Hiring Range:  $25,420 – $29,387 Annually + OT and Excellent Benefits Package
Closing Date: Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Position is primarily responsible for operating the electronic scale system in accepting solid waste delivered to the Transfer Station located in Arrington. This includes generating charge tickets, using the computer system to process payments and charge transactions, and answering citizens’ inquiries. Other duties include: maintenance of transfer station grounds in accordance with Department of Environmental Quality standards, performance of routine preventative maintenance on equipment, and occasional large equipment operation.

Successful candidate must have a valid/unrestricted driver’s license, have the ability to effectively communicate with the public, to perform basic mathematical computations, have working knowledge of PC and communication applications, have basic knowledge of office methods and record keeping, as well as general mechanical knowledge and the ability to operate large equipment, such as a bulldozer. Education equivalent to high school graduation is preferred.  State Transfer Station Operator Certification is recommended and must be obtained within first year of employment. Required to work one half-day on Saturday per month. Excellent benefit package offered.

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 Economic Development & Tourism Specialist
Hourly Rate: $14.84 – $17.15
Closing Date: Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities include managing daily operations of the visitor’s center, analyzing various data elements relative to economic development, researching potential sources of grant funding, preparing grant applications including facilitation of programmatic requirements for successful grant projects, and other duties as assigned. Experience is necessary in standard office methods, record keeping, spreadsheets, and budgeting. Must have knowledge of general marketing with knowledge of management of social media campaigns and website platforms, economic development and advertising principles, and basic business plan development.  Must be able to communicate courteously and effectively with the public in oral and written form.  Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience is desirable.  The successful candidate must have a valid/unrestricted driver’s license.  Employment will entail approximately 24 hours per week.

Interested persons may apply at Nelson County Finance & 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.

 

Position: Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher
Starting Salary Range: $28,017-$32,389 Annually + OT and Excellent Benefit Package
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. Starting salary commensurate with experience, certifications and skills.

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.org.  For a Nelson County employment application, please visit: Nelson County Job Application.

 

Position: Part-time Convenience Center Attendant (Floater)
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 (Floater).  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 floater” position basis at all Convenience Center sites (Shipman, Massies Mill, Rockfish, and Faber).

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.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: Human Services Assistant III
Beginning:  July 23, 2021
You must apply at   https://Virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/235098

Position:  Family Services Specialist I/II
Beginning:  Sept. 7, 2021 (until filled)
You must apply at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/241260

 

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:

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

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking qualified applicants for the following position in Nelson County:

Position:  Associate Extension Agent, ANR-Nelson County
Hiring Range:  Commensurate with Education and Experience
Applications Review Date:  July 30, 2021
Closing Date:  Open until filled

 The ANR Extension Agent position for Nelson County Extension Office is now open for applications. This is an administrative and professional position in the Central District Cooperative Extension Department of Virginia Tech with focus on agriculture and life science. All applications must be completed online at the website www.jobs.vt.edu, job search #516646. The following link provides more information including a full job description and necessary qualifications for this position.

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/516646/extension-agent-anr-nelson-county  

The Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Virginia Tech has an excellent benefits package; including graduate tuition waiver.

 

THOMAS JEFFERSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
JOB DESCRIPTION – Agricultural Conservation Specialist

TJSWCD Employment Application
The Ag Conservation Specialist provides technical services related to soil and water conservation, within the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson. This position is under the supervision of the
Conservation Programs Manager. A college degree and a farm background are desirable. The Conservation Specialist must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and must be willing to provide his or her own transportation on the job if District vehicles are not available. Mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal mileage rate.
The duties of this position meet the criteria for exempt under the FLSA.

Responsibilities:
1. Recruit participants for the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost-Share and Tax Credit Programs and provide administrative support and technical assistance for the program.
2. Independently support the Ag team with technical assistance for the planning, design and installation of best management practices on agricultural lands. This assistance may be for cost-share or tax credit participants or non-participants.
3. Complete all DCR Tracking Program input for all conservation assistance provided to landowners.
4. Independently conduct annual spot checks in accordance with DCR guidelines.
5. Promote the District’s Programs by attending farm-related meetings, networking with the farm community, preparing press releases, and other effective methods.
6. Develop farm conservation plans and grazing plans for landowners within the TJSWCD.
7. Maintain required certifications and Engineering Job Approval Authority.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Certifications:
1. Extensive knowledge of agricultural operations and conservation issues related to agriculture.
2. Extensive knowledge of agricultural best management practices.
3. Surveying skills.
4. Knowledge of construction activities and conservation practice installations. Must have the ability to
oversee conservation practice construction activities, design conservation projects, and verify projects meet standards and specifications.
5. Technical knowledge of hydrologic computations and the design and installation of conservation practices.
6. Ability to utilize computer/technology application tasks – Geographic Information Systems, Global
Positioning Systems.
7. Knowledge of other soil and water resource concerns and conservation practices.
8. Ability to utilize standard computer software – word processing, spreadsheets, email, database programs.
9. Map reading skills.
10. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and through writing.
11. Functional knowledge of Spanish a plus.
12. Ability to work independently and schedule time in an efficient manner.
13. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.
14. Ability to interpret technical standards and program policies and guidelines.
15. DCR or NRCS Engineering Job Approval Authority is desirable.
16. DCR or NRCS Conservation Planner Certification is desirable. If not certified, prior District, NRCS, or farm related experience may qualify.

Personal Characteristics:
• Approachability – Is easy to approach and talk to; spends extra effort to put people at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener.
• Interpersonal Skills – Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside the organization; builds
appropriate rapport; listens; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; truly values people; can diffuse even high- tension situations comfortably.
• Planning Skills – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work tasks into steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
• Perseverance – Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before
finishing.
• Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions;
probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; conducts honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
• Action Oriented – Enjoys working hard; is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not
fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities when appropriate.
• Results Oriented and Accountable – Can be counted on to exceed goals; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly motivates self and others to obtain results.
• Written Communication – Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
• Discretion and Sound Judgement – Is able to deal with sensitive issues and information in a professional and, as required, confidential manner.
• Team Oriented – Works effectively with others; actively contributes to the achievement of group and
organizational goals; accepts shared responsibility and ownership of projects.
• Integrity – Is widely trusted and seen as direct, truthful individual; keeps confidences; admits mistakes and uses them as a learning opportunity; doesn’t misrepresent her/himself for personal gain.
• Practicality – Balances creativity with the ability to accomplish practical application of creativity to real
world situations.

Temporary COVID-19 Job Modifications: TJSWCD is presently implementing full-time remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic whenever possible, with limited office time scheduled as needed with strict adherence to our COVID-19 Policy. Most meetings are scheduled via video and phone conferencing including Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Employees are provided with a work-issued laptop for remote work. If employees do not have adequate equipment, TJSWCD will provide the resources to accomplish duties and responsibilities.
TJSWCD is conducting all field visits as outlined in the TJSWCD COVID-19 policy. Employees are generally expected to return to the office when social distancing protocols have been reduced, following state and local guidelines. Moving forward TJSWCD will be enacting a hybrid approach that combines teleworking with in person office work.

Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts: Tasks involve frequent walking over difficult terrain,
lifting and carrying moderate weight (25 lbs.), and exposure to adverse weather conditions. Operation of survey equipment is required. Tasks require alertness to avoid potentially hazardous conditions. Responsibilities require regular contact with contractors, farmers, public officials, District Board members and the general public, while using judgment and tact to resolve complex issues.
Salary: TJSWCD Pay Grade 15

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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