Employment Opportunities

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

Position:  Director of Finance and Human Resources

Hiring Range:  $70,616-$81,636 DOQ + Excellent Benefits Package

Closing Date:  July 1, 2022 or Until filled by qualified applicant

Start Date:  August 1, 2022 or as soon as possible

 The County of Nelson, Virginia, is accepting applications for the full-time, FLSA Exempt position of Director of Finance and Human Resources. Nelson County is a rural community of approximately 14,790 residents located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia midway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg. The County operates with an approximate $50 Million annual gross General Fund operating budget (including schools) and a total general government staff of 97 full-time and 36 part-time employees (including Constitutional Offices). Under limited supervision, the individual selected will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the County’s Finance and Human Resources department, supervising three staff members. Associated tasks include all aspects of governmental accounting, budgeting and monitoring, together with financial management and planning. Additional duties shall include human resources and management of grant funding and activities. In the absence of the County Administrator, the individual selected will assume increased responsibilities for all County operations.

This position serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the County and extensive knowledge of local government operations, as well as direct experience in local government finance is preferred. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Public Administration, or a related field. Candidate must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and have a minimum of 3 years of responsible experience in finance and human resources with supervisory experience preferred. Experience with Bright Associates Inc. (BAI) Municipal accounting software is desired. Please see the Job Description  and Supplemental Information for additional information.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, a County application Nelson County Job Application , a detailed resume outlining career accomplishments and certifications, salary expectations, and a minimum of 3 professional references to lstaton@nelsoncounty.org or to Finance & HR Director c/o Linda Staton P.O. Box 336 Lovingston VA 22949.

Applicants should clearly articulate the specific certification credentials they currently possess in the application package.  This position will remain open until filled, with consideration of applications beginning on July 1, 2022 and interviews scheduled thereafter. All applicants are expected to be qualified with applicable experience and certifications, possess a valid driver’s license, and must be able to obtain a clear background check.

Job Description – Director of Finance and Human Resources

Director of Finance and Human Resources – Supplemental Information


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 Animal Shelter Attendant
Hourly Hiring Range:  $11.00 – $13.86 (DOQ)
Closing Date:  Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date:  As soon as possible

Responsibilities include animal intake, cleaning and feeding at animal shelter, monitoring sick, quarantined, and injured animals and observing them for unusual physical and behavioral conditions. Report monitoring results daily to Animal Control Officer on duty.  Additional duties include assisting in the administration of the shelter when open to the public.  Requirements include basic computer skills for record-keeping and good communication skills for positive interactions with the public.  Work schedule is 28 hours per week with some weekend work required. High School diploma or equivalent required.

Interested persons may mail applications to the Nelson County Department of 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.

The Nelson County General Registrar is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Position:  Part-time Assistant Voter Registrar
Hourly Range: $14.84 – $17.15
Closing Date: Until filled by qualified applicant
Beginning Date: As soon as possible

The General Registrar of the County of Nelson is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Registrar, for a term not to exceed the expected term of the General Registrar. Applicant must be a qualified voter of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Assistant Registrar must perform the duties outlined in Virginia Code § 24.2-112, as well as those determined by the General Registrar. These include, but are not limited to, the following: timely processing of registration applications and maintaining accurate and current registration records; assuring compliance with all laws and regulations regarding voter registration and elections; assisting the General Registrar and Electoral Board to insure the uniformity, legality and purity of elections; providing excellent customer service to all current and potential voters; and dealing with inquires and complaints from the general public.

Candidates must possess knowledge of and ability to use standard and proprietary computer programs. Candidate must also be able to deal with the public in a polite, courteous, pleasant and professional manner both in person and by phone. Helpful knowledge or skills include familiarity with the local government, community and political structure; accounting; standard office procedures, federal and state election laws; public relations along with good oral and written communication skills.

Though hours will be limited and at the discretion of the General Registrar, some evening and weekend hours will be necessary during election time. Valid Virginia driver’s license or appropriate transportation is a must.  Interested persons may submit a completed County employment application to the Nelson County General Registrar, (c/o) Human Resources, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA  22949.  EOE.  For more information and a Nelson County Employment Application, please visit: Nelson County Job Application.  For questions contact the Nelson County Registrar at (434) 263-7190.

The Nelson County Department of Social Services is actively recruiting for:

Position:  Family Services specialist I/II (Foster Care)
To apply for the position please visit:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/290988 

Position:  Family Services specialist I/II (Adult Service/Adult Protective Service)
To apply for the position please visit:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/294121


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