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Macon County Human Resources
Job Listings

Macon County Government is dedicated to hiring and retaining progressive, well-qualified and motivated employees. We offer equitable salaries and excellent benefits to talented, competent individuals who can contribute to County Government through their employment. Outstanding professional service to the public is our goal.

Macon County provides it's employees an exceptional health insurance benefit, paid life insurance, County matched Local Government Retirement, longevity pay, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and numerous tax deferred savings and supplemental insurance plans.

If you feel you can contribute to our workforce in a positive way, please review the positions listed below.

All applications for employment are taken through the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions. Macon County does not accept applications from any other job-posting website.

If you have any questions about the positions listed below, or would like to apply, you may contact the Division of Workforce Solutions at (828) 369-9534, or access their web site at www.ncesc.com. You may also call Macon County Human Resources with inquiries at
(828) 349-2020 or email us - mdecker@maconnc.org.

Macon County is an ADA/AA Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Position: Nutrition Project Site Supervisor
Position Number: 211-53-4602
Macon County Department of Social Services
Salary Grade: 18 - $21,840.00
Closing Date: February 19, 2021

Description of Work:
The primary purpose of the Nutritional Project Site Supervisor is to coordinate the activities of congregate meal site and home delivered meals for seniors and disabled clients.

Under the general supervision of the Nutrition Project Coordinator the Nutrition Project Site Supervisor helps staff/volunteers in the preparation and serving of meals, maintains clerical records, checks inventories of food and supplies, coordinates volunteer participation, plans and coordinates recreation activities, offers participants assistance with transportation, consults with participants on problems and refers to professionals for guidance, submits purchase requisition requests, and performs related work as required.

This position serves as backup to the Nutrition Project Coordinator.

Minimum Education and Experience for Social Worker III

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of the social, economic, health and environmental conditions of the participants served.
  • Knowledge of the nutritional and recreation needs of the elderly.
  • Ability to maintain and update participant records in accordance with AAA standards using spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to plan activities and projects based on the needs and interests of the participants.
  • Ability to relate to the needs of the elderly. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
  • Education equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience in performing similar tasks in a hospital, nursing home, school, camp, or other social service area;
  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience

HOW TO APPLY: A completed State of NC Application PD-107* State of NC Application PD-107 and, if needed, PD-107 Continuation Sheet must be submitted to NC Works at 5 West Main street, Franklin, NC 28734. Please include three references and an email address.

MACON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Position: Mechanic
Macon County Garage
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Minimum Salary - $29,268.20
Grade - 24
Closing Date: January 26,2021 5:00pm.

General Definition of Work:
Performs intermediate skilled trades work maintaining and repairing a variety of automotive and landfill equipment, repairing small engines, performing welding, fabrication and general equipment repair, maintaining work/shop area, performing road service calls, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Fleet Management Director.

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential Functions:
  • Diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and services a variety of cars and light trucks; may assist with servicing landfill equipment, trucks and related equipment.
  • Diagnoses, repairs and overhauls brakes, ignition and fuel systems, hydraulic systems, differentials, and front and rear axle assemblies.
  • Diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and services air conditioning systems.
  • Operates equipment such as lifts, jacks, tire changers, air guns, battery chargers, wrenches, cranes, air compressors, and other hand tools; welds and operates lathe to fabricate parts.
  • Relines, replaces, and checks brakes; realigns wheels and makes corrections using wheel alignment devices.
  • Lubricates, repairs, and replaces parts and filters; cleans and replaces spark plugs, installs radiator hoses, and replaces belts.
  • Performs electrical work on automotive equipment such as diagnosing electrical shorts, installing batteries and terminals, repairing and adjusting lights and replacing wiring; tests electronic ignition systems and makes necessary repairs.
  • Repairs and adjusts lights and replaces wiring; tests electronic ignition systems and makes necessary repairs.
  • Performs body repairs on trucks and equipment; uses body fillers and makes fiberglass repairs; paints automobiles and equipment.
  • Performs state safety inspections.
  • Receives and responds to calls for service; operates wrecker, tractor and rollback equipment; transports equipment; repairs vehicles and equipment on job site.
  • Maintains cleanliness of shop area, tools and equipment; maintains inventory; orders and stocks parts and supplies as needed.
  • Assists Landfill Mechanics as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the use and operation of shop tools and machinery; general knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars and trucks, construction and maintenance equipment; ability to detect by inspection any worn or broken automotive parts; ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems; ability to interpret and work from sketches, diagrams and installation and repair charts; ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately; mechanical aptitude; ability to operate personal computer including some knowledge of applicable software packages; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and associates.

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED and moderate (3 to 5 years) experience repairing automotive, construction and specialized equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements:
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, walking, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling and repetitive motions.

Work requires close vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception and color perception; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities.

Work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts, frequently requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to vibration and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and exposure to the risk of electrical shock; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements:
Possession of or ability to obtain North Carolina Safety Inspection license within six months of employment. Valid commercial driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

HOW TO APPLY: A State application PD 107* and if needed PD-107 continuation job sheet can be obtained from and must be submitted to DWS at the address below. You must include 3 references and an e-mail address on the application. No resumes will be considered, but may be attached to PD-107. No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Garage.
A Criminal Background check will be completed before hiring.

NC Works Career Center
23 Macon Avenue - Courthouse Annex
Mailing address: 5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734
By the application deadline listed above.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Social Worker Investigative/Assessment and Treatment (SW I/AT)
Position Number: 211-40-3105
Macon County Department of Social Services
Salary Grade: 32 - $43,242.16
Closing Date: Until Filled

Description of Work:
This Social Worker will supply advanced, professional level casework providing protective, investigative, counseling and case management services for children who are at risk for neglect and/or abuse. This Social Worker works within a unit that provides immediate response to crisis situations for at-risk children in the most complex cases in the department.

Work involves investigation of alleged neglect and abuse, substantiation of the alleged neglect or abuse as prescribed by federal and state guidelines, providing expert testimony in court hearings, and following-up with case management and preventive services for clients. This Social Worker will analyze situations and determine appropriate courses of action immediately or in short time spans and often under very stressful conditions. They may also provide group, family or individual treatment to clients of any age and any developmental, mental, medical, substance abuse, financial or family problem.

This Social Worker is also required to be on-call after hours every 13 weeks to respond to reports of child abuse, neglect or dependency, as well as to respond to calls concerning adults who are disabled and in need of protective services.

Minimum Education and Experience for Social Worker III

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their applications to complex casework, treatment and investigation of abuse or neglect of children
  • Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures as evidenced by the ability to cite the authority of federal and state law
  • Thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior, family dynamics, and medical, behavioral and/or psychosocial problems and their treatment theory.
  • Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community.
  • Ability to interact and motivate a resistant involuntary client population and the public who may not agree with the laws, rules or policies of the process or the programs;
  • Ability to prepare documentation such as written investigative reports for the court, case records and treatment plans
  • Ability to testify as an expert witness; ability to employ advanced case management interview techniques to establish a supportive relationship and involve families in the initial assessment for the need of services
  • Ability to quickly assess the risks and safety of the client environment during daylight hours, after dark and in high crime areas
  • Ability to employ expert negotiation skills in the most complex cases
  • Ability to analyze and assess child development safety issues in relation to risk factors
  • Ability to analyze tense family situations and make decisions about removing children when the decision has to be made with limited direct information and limited access to consultation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish supportive client relationships.
  • Ability to perform manual work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience
  • Or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and two years of social work or counseling experience
  • Or Master's degree in a counseling field and two years of social work or counseling experience
  • Or a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum and three years of social work or counseling experience
  • Or graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling or a related human service field providing experience in the techniques of casework, group work or community organization
  • Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

One year of work experience can be credited for completion of the social work collaborative. May consider qualified work against or trainee status at lower salary and grade.

First preference will be given to applicants who meet minimum education and experience requirements and who have completed the North Carolina Child Welfare Pre-Service Training Curriculum or applicants who meet minimum education and experience and who have completed the Child Welfare Services in NC for BSW Students course.

A TRANSCRIPT OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED IS REQUIRED.

HOW TO APPLY: A completed State of NC Application PD-107* State of NC Application PD-107 and, if needed, PD-107 Continuation Sheet must be submitted to NC Works at 5 West Main street, Franklin, NC 28734. Please include three references and an email address.

MACON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Position: Macon County Public Health
Personnel Technician I (Human Resource Coordinator)
Salary Grade 25: $ 30,731.22 (Non-Exempt Position)
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities
Employee will be responsible for the Human Resources function of the Health Department, including, but not limited posting Employment Opportunities, maintaining Job Descriptions and Evaluations of all staff and contract employees, work with the NC Office of State Human Resources to insure that all state employment laws are followed, serve as Privacy Officer enforcing HIPAA laws and guidance for all staff, contract employees and visitors.

Serve as Training Officer to insure that all staff maintain certain credentialing and continuing education as required by degree, certificate and program. Establish and maintain, provider credentialing with insurance providers. Provide and maintain Vital Records information including submitting reports to NC Vital Records, and signing and verifying Death and Birth Certificates for the county. Manage HIPAA compliance, risk management and consumer complaints for the agency

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements - Graduation from high school and four years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work including at least one year of experience in administering a personnel program(s) for a work unit or in a personnel office, preferably related to the area assigned to the position; or graduation from a four year college or university; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Significant knowledge of Public Employment Law
  • Significant knowledge of NC Personnel Administration and it's applicable laws
  • Significant knowledge of Local Government Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to successfully communicate to Administration
  • Ability to discern corrective action and disciplinary process.
  • Ability to maintain confidential files and information
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and submit detailed accurate reports that are time sensitive.

**Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

828-369-9534 - phone
828-369-5166 (fax)
ncworks.3700@nccommerce.com (email)

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Public Health Nurse II - School Nurse
Macon County Public Health Center
Salary Grade Grade : Grade 33, $37,685 - 10 month position
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for partnering with the other school nurses to assure that school health nursing services are delivered in assigned schools. Duties will include scheduling health screenings, reviewing health and immunization records, developing health care plans for children with chronic illnesses, providing case management for students with chronic illness, doing home visits as needed, monitoring schools for epidemiological issues, providing resources for parents in the community for assistance, providing emergency care as required, and serveing as a resource for education for teachers.

Hours of work are generally 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening & weekend hours. School holidays are generally observed as long as employee has accumulated leave time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health;
  • Knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed;
  • General knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others;
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions;
  • Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions;
  • Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.
  • Knowledge of growth and development of school age children; knowledge of common pediatric illness

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience or, Master's in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience.
  • A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing.
  • Certification in School Health Nursing or ability to obtain certification within three years of employment.

Selection Procedures:
A screening committee will review applications to select the best qualified applicants to be interviewed. Interviews will include a structured panel interview consisting of generally three (3) panelist AND a skills test.

    How to Apply:
  • Applicants must register online or in person with NC Works. www.ncworks.gov*.
  • Submit a State application (PD-107)* and a Continuation Sheet, if needed via mail, email or fax to the address below
  • Complete job skills testing with NCWorks, if required
  • Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and the applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.
  • Resumes will not be considered but may be attached to PD-107.
  • No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Public Health.
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

**Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

828-369-9534 - phone
828-369-5166 (fax)
ncworks.3700@nccommerce.com (email)

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Preparedness Coordinator/Agency Accreditation Coordinator
Macon County Public Health
Salary Grade 31: - $41,183.22
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
Serves as the preparedness expert for the agency. Provides preparedness consultation and educational services to Health Center agents as well as providers, hospitals, labs, emergency management and other community agencies. Serves as the Agency's Accreditation Coordinator.

Develops and establishes plans for Preparedness and Accreditation activities, sets outcome measures and standards and designs information flow via electronic means where possible. Recommends and maintains resources based on trends and data.

Coordinates with the County Health and Medical Directors to develop, plan and implement policies and procedures to meet preparedness and accreditation standards. Serves as the Quality Improvement Coordinator for the agency. Occasional nights and weekend work required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of the organization and program of services available in a local health department.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration
  • Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations applicable to the area in which assigned.
  • Ability to counsel, guide, assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to present comments clearly and concisely in oral or written form.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to coordinate and plan activities that would involve multiple partners.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Considerable knowledge of office suite.

    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements :
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university. Five years of paid employment in an administrative, supervisory, or consultative capacity including three years in a public health or mental health program.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint desired.

    How to Apply:
  • Applicants must register online or in person with DWS (NC Works). www.ncworks.gov*.
  • Submit a State application (PD-107)* and a Continuation Sheet, if needed via mail, email or fax to the address below
  • Complete job skills testing with NCWorks.
  • Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and the applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.
  • Resumes will not be considered but may be attached to PD-107.
  • No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Public Health.
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

* Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

828-369-9534 - phone
828-369-5166 (fax)
ncworks.3700@nccommerce.com (email)

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Environmental Health Specialist
Macon County Public Health
Salary Grade 30: $39,222.04
Closing Date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
Duties include promotion of public health through education, surveillance, consultation, inspection, and enforcement of state and local environmental health laws and regulations.

The majority of work will be in the Food and Lodging Programs, including inspections of food handling establishments, hotel, motel and other lodging establishments, daycare centers and migrant housing to determine compliance with current sanitation standards. Complete inspection forms and post sanitation grade cards. Participate in investigation of general environmental health complaints, and evaluation of problems for all permitted establishments.

Hours of work are generally 8-5 Monday through Friday with occasional evening & weekend hours and ability to be available afterhours to respond to a public health emergency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of environmental health laws, rules, and procedures, as well as a complete understanding of the concepts of public heath law.
  • Practical knowledge of microbiology, biology, chemistry, food science, epidemiology, soil science, entomology, and basic engineering technology as applied to environmental health practices
  • General knowledge of community resources
  • Working knowledge of the responsibilities of other agencies involved in environmental health work.
  • Working knowledge of the interrelationship between socio-economic factors and environmental health concerns.
  • Working knowledge of the design of private drinking well water systems, on-site wastewater systems, food sanitation, foodborne diseases, communicable diseases, vector control, protection of water supplies, solid waste management, and institutional sanitation.
  • Working knowledge of inspection methods and investigation techniques as applied in environmental health
  • Ability to analyze and comprehend a wide variety of technical and administrative regulations, records, and reports
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and deal tactfully with a wide range of public contracts while enforcing public health laws and regulations
  • Ability to motivate and educate business and property owners and the consuming public in matters related to protecting and promoting public health
  • Ability to present formal environmental health training programs
  • Ability to develop and express ideas and opinions concisely, comprehensively, and clearly in oral and written from.
  • Ability to independently plan and schedule work activities
  • Ability to apply environmental health knowledge and techniques in the investigation of environmental health problems

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements :

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semesters of course work in the physical or biological sciences and two years of exposure in environmental health
  • or a four-year or Master's degree in environmental health from a program which is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and one year of experience in environmental health.

Necessary Special Qualification - Approval for registration as a Sanitarian or registration as a Sanitarian by the North Carolina Board of Sanitarian Examiners prior to employment.

    How to Apply:
  • Applicants must register online or in person with DWS (NC Works). www.ncworks.gov*.
  • Submit a State application (PD-107)* and a Continuation Sheet, if needed via mail, email or fax to the address below
  • Complete job skills testing with NCWorks.
  • Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and the applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.
  • Resumes will not be considered but may be attached to PD-107.
  • No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Public Health.
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

* Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

828-369-9534 - phone
828-369-5166 (fax)
ncworks.3700@nccommerce.com (email)

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Coordinator
NC Alliance for Public Health Agencies
Salary: $56,333
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
This position will serve as the coordinator for a regional team in the Public Health Region 1 of Western North Carolina (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania Counties). Position will have primary responsibility for coordinating activities of the team under the guidance of the NC RPS Coordinator located in the Division of Public Health's Communicable Disease Branch.

Specifically, this position will supervise the RPS Consultant/Trainer and work in coordination with long-term care settings to 1) review infection prevention practices, 2) conduct infection prevention education to staff in these settings, 3) provide infection prevention guidance to these settings, 4) develop and/or revise tools to assist in the assessment and promotion of infection prevention compliance, 5) assist in the investigation, control, education, prevention and care activities to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19, and 6) work in coordination with the NC Division of Public Health and the NC Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (NC SPICE) to address identified infection prevention and control gaps. The position reports to the RPS Team Coordinator.

Work consists of a 40-hour work-week - generally 8-5 Monday through Friday. Modification of hours is required to cover after hours and/or weekend work as needed. Frequent travel throughout Region 1 will be required with occasional in-state travel.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience in infection prevention principles and outbreak management of communicable diseases.
  • Ability to apply infection prevention principles and knowledge in new settings.
  • Ability to organize, develop and conduct formal training programs.
  • Ability to manage, anticipate, recognize and respond to complex situations to include conflict resolution, decision-making and prioritizing.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with patients, staff and outside agencies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and provide consultation to nursing and medical staff, patients and families, professional colleagues, State/Federal partners, and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, external partners, and the general public.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
Healthcare experience required. Prefer direct clinical practice. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse, EMT, or related field in the State of North Carolina and two years of clinical experience in the area of specialization.

    How to Apply:
  • Submit online application to NCAPHA at www.ncapha.org
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.


Position: Regional Prevention Support Team Infection Prevention Consultant/Trainer
NC Alliance for Public Health Agencies
Salary: $46,684
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
This position will have primary responsibility for providing consultation and training as part of a regional team to long-term care settings in the Public Health Region 1 of Western North Carolina (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania Counties).

Activities will include: 1) review infection prevention practices, 2) conduct infection prevention education to staff in these settings, 3) provide infection prevention guidance to these settings, 4) develop and/or revise tools to assist in the assessment and promotion of infection prevention compliance, 5) assist in the investigation, control, education, prevention and care activities to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19, and 6) work in coordination with the NC Division of Public Health and the NC Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (NC SPICE) to address identified infection prevention and control gaps. The position reports to the RPS Team Coordinator.

Work consists of a 40-hour work-week - generally 8-5 Monday through Friday. Modification of hours is required to cover after hours and/or weekend work as needed. Frequent travel throughout Region 1 will be required with occasional in-state travel.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and experience in infection prevention principles and outbreak management of communicable diseases.
  • Ability to apply infection prevention principles and knowledge in new settings.
  • Ability to organize, develop and conduct formal training programs.
  • Ability to manage, anticipate, recognize and respond to complex situations to include conflict resolution, decision-making and prioritizing.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with patients, staff and outside agencies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and provide consultation to nursing and medical staff, patients and families, professional colleagues, State/Federal partners, and the general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, external partners, and the general public.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in public health or related field with two years of experience required. Licensed to practice in NC as a Registered Nurse, EMT or related field preferred.

    How to Apply:
  • Submit online application to NCAPHA at www.ncapha.org
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.


Position: Transylvania County Lifestyle Coach
Minority Diabetes Prevention Program (NCMDPP) Grant

NC Alliance for Public Health Staffing
Location: Transylvania County
Position Hours: 10-19 hours/week Pay: $15.00/hour
Closing date: Open Until Filled

The purpose of the MDPP initiative is to create healthier communities by:

  • Engaging at risk populations for participation in Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP)
  • Screening at risk populations for pre-diabetes
  • Referring to Diabetes Prevention Programs
  • Offering the Diabetes Prevention Program to minority communities in Region 1

The primary purpose of this position is to engage, screen and deliver the Diabetes Prevention Program that includes the CDC curricula, Prevent T2 or Prevenga el T2, to priority populations within Transylvania County.

The curriculum consists of 16 core sessions (held weekly for 16-26 weeks) and a minimum of 6 post-core sessions (held monthly for the remainder of the year). Lifestyle Coaches are affiliated with an organization that is a CDC-recognized provider (or for which recognition is pending) of the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.

Lifestyle Coaches support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working with the group to address any challenges or barriers that arise. The ability to communicate basic health, nutrition, and fitness principles is ideal; however, Lifestyle Coaches do not need to be health care professionals - ideal candidates must be effective facilitators and support the group process as it relates to lifestyle and behavior change.

Description of work:

  • Deliver the CDC evidence-based curriculum (Prevent T2/Prevenga el T2) as it was designed within Transylvania County in a way for participants to make and sustain positive lifestyle changes (i.e. Lifestyle Coach can add his/her personal strengths as a coach and provide culturally relevant examples of food, types of physical activity, barriers, etc. but should not alter the key message of the curriculum)
  • Deliver the curriculum in Spanish (where applicable)
  • Prepare for each session (i.e. review lesson plan as it is outlined in the CDC curriculum, provide feedback for participants on their food and activity trackers on a weekly basis)
  • Ensure participant and program data is entered into the MDPP database on a weekly basis
  • Participate in all mandatory NC DPH coach calls
  • Maintain an outreach log to track correspondence with MDPP participants who are unable to attend a class
  • Assist to coordinate screenings for prediabetes among priority populations within Transylvania County
  • Refer at risk people to local DPP classes
  • Refer individuals with a diabetes diagnosis to a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program
  • Provide DPP classes with items and services to address participant barriers to participating in the DPP classes; including transportation, childcare, supplies, etc.
  • Assist in administering an incentive program for participants
  • Complete required evaluation and program activities
  • Complete two-day Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach training as outlined in the most recently approved Division of Public Health Agreement Addendum (registration covered through available grant funding)

    Suggested Qualifications:

  • Bilingual preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles of behavior change and group facilitation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and in front of a small group
  • Demonstrate ability to leverage group dynamics by facilitating and fostering relationships with and among participants
  • Ability to guide behavior change without prescribing personal actions or solutions
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people of varying ages, ethnicities, life experiences, etc.
  • Active listening skills
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of basic health, nutrition, and fitness principles

    Background and Education:
  • Graduation from High School and demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least one-year experience of working in a community-based setting, preferably in healthcare.

Application Process
Interested applicants should complete an online application by visiting the Alliance Staffing website www.ncapha.org


Position: Public Health Nurse II
Macon County Public Health Center
Salary Grade:33 - $45,404
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
This position requires intermediate level professional nursing work in providing OB Case Management (OBCM) to pregnant women. The OB Case Management (OBCM) program provides formal case management services to eligible women during and after pregnancy and intervention as early in pregnancy as possible to promote healthy pregnancy and positive birth outcomes.

Case management services are provided in a variety of settings including client's home and consists of a variety of components such as outreach, assessment, service planning, referral and follow-up. The employee will work with other agencies in the community, region and state to coordinate health services for pregnant women on the caseload according to the developed service plan.

Ability to independently demonstrate and implement techniques of nursing care and outreach the community as needed. This position serves as a team leader/charge nurse for a State mandated and governed program. The employee will be expected to assist in data collection and review of services to determine compliance with guidelines, best practices and funding arrangements.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Considerable knowledge of, and skill in, the application of nursing theory, practice, principles, and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health;
  • Knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed;
  • General knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and oversee the work of others;
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions;
  • Ability to work in partnership with patients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions;
  • Adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.

    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation and one year of Public Health Nursing experience; or Master's in Public Health and graduation from a school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or graduation from a school of professional nursing and two years of professional nursing experience including one year of Public Health Nursing experience.
  • A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing.
  • Hours of work are generally 8-5 Monday through Friday with occasional evening & weekend hours.

    How to Apply:
  • Applicants must register online or in person with NC Works. www.ncworks.gov*.
  • Submit a State application (PD-107)* and, if needed PD 107 continuation job sheet
  • Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and the applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.
  • No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Public Health.
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

**Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Public Health Education Specialist
Macon County Public Health
Grade 28, $35,575
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
This position serves as the Program Integrity Coordinator for the department. The primary function of this position is to provide management oversight and leadership for Quality Assurance, Accreditation, Strategic Planning, Program Evaluation, Grants Review, and Risk Communication.

This position reports to the Population Health Section Administrator and works in conjunction with the Health Director, Assistant Health Director, Medical Director and other Leadership Team Members to assure the delivery of best practices in public health care/service.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public health and public health education activities. General knowledge of modern educational theory and techniques in the field of public health education; journalistic principles and methods of preparing subject matter in the promotion of public health activities; and, display techniques and skill in the arrangement of exhibits.

Ability to work effectively with people on all educational levels and to maintain effective working relationships with local health departments, community agencies, and the public; and, ability to write and speak effectively and to stimulate interest and cooperation among various groups in carrying out a program in public health education.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in public health education and one year experience in public health education or related field or, a Bachelor's degree in a health-related field and two years' experience in public health education; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must register online or in person with NC Works. www.ncworks.gov*.
  • Submit a State application (PD-107)* and, if needed PD 107 continuation job sheet
  • Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and the applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.
  • No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Public Health.
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

**Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: Macon County Public Health
Human Services Planner/Evaluator I (Human Resource Coordinator)
Salary: Grade 31 - $41,183.00 (Exempt Position)
Closing date: Until Filled

Responsibilities:
Employee will be responsible for the Human Resources function of the Health Department, including but not limited to posting Employment Opportunities, maintaining Job Descriptions and evaluations of all staff and contract employees, work with the NC Office of State Human Resources to insure that all state employment laws are followed, serve as Privacy Officer enforcing HIPAA laws and guidance for all staff, contract employees and visitors.

Serve as Training Officer to insure that all staff maintain certain credentialing and continuing education as required by degree, certificate and program. Establish and maintain, provider credentialing with insurance providers. Provide and maintain Vital Records information including submitting reports to NC Vital Records, and signing and verifying Death and Birth Certificates for the county. Manage HIPAA compliance, risk management and consumer complaints for the agency

    Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
  • A four-year degree in public service administration, psychology, sociology, or social work or a human service programmatic field with human service planning and/or evaluation coursework or graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of administrative or consultative experience in a human service program; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Delegation of Authority Issued by the NC Office of Human Resources

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Significant knowledge of Public Employment Law
  • Significant knowledge of NC Personnel Administration and it's applicable laws
  • Significant knowledge of Local Government Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to successfully communicate to Administration
  • Ability to discern corrective action and disciplinary process.
  • Ability to maintain confidential files and information
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and submit detailed accurate reports that are time sensitive

    How to Apply
  • Applicants must register online or in person with NC Works.www.ncworks.gov*.
  • Submit a State application (PD-107)* and, if needed PD 107 continuation job sheet.
  • Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and the applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.
  • No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County Public Health.
  • A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

**Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works on or before the closing date.

Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER.


Position: EMT Intermediate
Department: Emergency Management
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Grade 25: Salary Range: $30,731 - $46,097
Deadline for applications - Until Filled

General Definition of Work:
Performs intermediate skilled technical work providing Intermediate level emergency medical care, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the EMT Paramedic Supervisor. Applications from Paramedic-level certificate holders will be accepted as well.

NOTE: There are two full-time openings available. Candidates with paramedic level certification are encouraged to apply.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Provides emergency and non-emergency care to residents and visitors of the County.
  • Operates equipment and administers first aid.
  • Transports victims to emergency care facility.
  • Documents findings.
  • Responds to emergency calls which might require advanced life support.
  • Provides emergency medical care in accordance with established guidelines and written and verbal instructions from physicians.
  • Determines extent of illness or injury and establishes priorities for required care.
  • Transmits vital patient information and telemetry data to receiving medical care facility.
  • Observes patient in route and administers additional care as needed.
  • Completes and files documentation on calls.
  • Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on assigned apparatus and equipment; assists in cleaning station and grounds.
  • Participates in continuing education activities and maintaining certification hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care, including diagnosis, proper treatment and automobile extraction and transportation
  • General knowledge of the reading of electrocardiograms
  • General knowledge of the principles of anatomy, physiology and chemistry in relation to the respiratory and circulatory systems
  • General knowledge of the street system and geography of the County
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to keep simple records and prepare reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience High school diploma or GED and minimal experience as an Emergency Medical Technician/intermediate, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions.

Frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing or balancing and tasting or smelling.

Work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly.

Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.

Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities

Work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, frequently requires exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to the risk of electrical shock; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements Possession of North Carolina EMT Intermediate and CPR certifications upon hire. Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

How to Apply:
Applicants must register with NC Works AND submit a * State application (PD-107) and, if needed PD 107 continuation job sheet. Registration and PD-107 are required and may be obtained from and submitted to NC Works either online at www.ncworks.gov or in person at the address below on or before the closing date. Applicants must include 3 references with their contact information and applicants valid email address for all correspondence from the employer to the applicant.

Resumes will not be considered but may be attached to PD-107. No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County EMS. A criminal background check will be completed before hiring.

NC Works Career Center
23 Macon Avenue - Courthouse Annex
Franklin, N.C.

Mailing Address :
Division of Workforce Solutions - NC Works
Court House Annex
5 West Main Street
FRANKLIN, NC 28734

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER


Position: EMT Intermediate Part-time
Department: Emergency Management
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary; $14.77/ per hour
Deadline: Open Until Filled

General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate skilled technical work providing Intermediate level emergency medical care, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the EMT Paramedic Supervisor. Applications from EMT-Basic and Paramedic-level certificate holders will be accepted as well.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Provides emergency and non-emergency care to residents and visitors of the County; operates equipment and administers first aid; transports victims to emergency care facility; documents findings.
  • Responds to emergency calls which might require advanced life support.
  • Provides emergency medical care in accordance with established guidelines and written and verbal instructions from physicians.
  • Determines extent of illness or injury and establishes priorities for required care.
  • Transmits vital patient information and telemetry data to receiving medical care facility.
  • Observes patient in route and administers additional care as needed.
  • Completes and files documentation on calls.
  • Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on assigned apparatus and equipment; assists in cleaning station and grounds.
  • Participates in continuing education activities and maintaining certification hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care, including diagnosis, proper treatment and automobile extraction and transportation; general knowledge of the reading of electrocardiograms; general knowledge of the principles of anatomy, physiology and chemistry in relation to the respiratory and circulatory systems; general knowledge of the street system and geography of the County; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep simple records and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and minimal experience as an Emergency Medical Technician/intermediate, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force.

Work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting and occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing or balancing and tasting or smelling.

Work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision.

Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.

Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, frequently requires exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and occasionally requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to the risk of electrical shock.

Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements
Possession of North Carolina EMT Intermediate and CPR certifications upon hire. Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

How to Apply
A State application (PD-107)* is required and may be obtained at and submitted to the
Division of Workforce Solutions
NC Works Career Center
23 Macon Avenue - Courthouse Annex
Franklin, N.C.
Mailing Address : 5 West Main Street, Franklin NC 28734
by the stated closing date and time.

You must include 3 references and an e-mail address on the application. No resumes will be considered, but may be attached to PD-107. No applications are accepted at Macon County Human Resources or Macon County EMS.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER.
All prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check