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We are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We invite you to explore our available job opportunities.

If you would like to apply for a position within Cherokee County, please download and fill out the application form.

Submit your completed application with your resume and a cover letter to Renee Crocker at Cherokee County Human Resources via mail or email, preferably at [email protected].

Job Listings

Cherokee County Finance Director

Cherokee County is now accepting applications for the position of Finance Director.  The Finance Director will plan and direct a number of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical personnel involved in diverse finance-related responsibilities.  This full-time position performs various accounting functions, including assisting with budget preparation and oversight of financial reporting, A/P, A/R, payroll, cash management, information technology, debt management, internal reviews of accounting controls and practices, coordination of annual audit and PSC reporting, customer service functions, and assisting with the annual budget as needed.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Must have a minimum of 5-7 years Government Finance Experience
  • Must have General Ledger experience
  • Payroll processing experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Must be able to complete a criminal background check and drug screen

The annual salary rage for this position is $57,805 - $88,632.

Open until filled.

Cherokee County Deputy Assessor

The Cherokee County Tax Assessor’s Office is seeking a qualified South Carolina Certified Real Estate Appraiser to fill a Deputy Assessor’s position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assist in coordinating and supervising the daily operations of the Tax Assessor’s Office, including the listing and appraisal of real property in Cherokee County.


  • Must possess a S.C. Certification as a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser
  • Ad Valorem appraisal experience is preferred
  • Must have excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel
  • This position requires a high school diploma, GED or Specialized vocational training
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or related field is preferred

Open until filled.

Building Inspector

Cherokee County is seeking qualified applicants for a Building Inspector.  Duties include, but are not limited to, performing inspections of commercial and residential construction to ensure compliance with adopted codes and the code of ordinances.  Also, assists with office procedures and field work in zoning, permitting and property maintenance code issues.  Reports to the Chief Building Official.


  • Must have knowledge of international and national construction codes
  • Preferred ICC Residential or Commercial Combination Inspector certification, or have the ability, to gain certification within two years
  • Must qualify for and obtain registration with SCLLR as a code enforcement officer for continued employment
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Three years of experience as a building contractor or building inspector or combination of education and experience which provides the skills, knowledge and experience required
  • Computer skills including using standard and customized software applications
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to successfully complete a drug screen and criminal background check

Open until filled

Roads and Bridges Equipment Operator II

Provides the necessary transportation as well as operate a bulldozer, excavator, front-end loader or backhoe.  Maintenance of structures such as highways, streets and temporary roads and properly maintain right of ways.

  • Must have valid drivers’ license
  • Ability to read maps
  • One to three months related experience and/or training
  • Must successfully complete drug screen

Position is open until filled.

Auditor's Office Part-Time Clerk

The general duties will include, but are not limited to, performing skilled clerical work involving appraisal, listing, and billing of individual and business real and personal property taxes.  The schedule is Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 2:00p.m.

  • Requires thorough knowledge of tax appraisal, listing, billing or collection programs, policies and procedures.
  • Requires knowledge of routine accounting principles and practices, and standard office methods and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions relating to assigned operations with applicable laws and policies.
  • Must have the ability to operate standard office and data entry equipment.
  • Requires good mathematical and communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
  • Preferred Associates Degree or (3) years of considerable experience involving tax listing or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Open until filled. 

The beginning hourly rate is $16.18.

Recycling CDL Driver

Drives the recycling truck and collects, sorts and packages recyclable materials.  Responsible for completing routes in a timely manner and performing routine maintenance checks of the truck according to established guidelines.

  • Must have CDL license
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds
  • Ability to deal with the public in friendly and professional manner
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug screen

Open until filled.

Solid Waste Clerk

Cherokee County is seeking a clerk for the Solid Waste Department.  The duties will include, but not limited to, answering phones and emails, filing, creating requisitions, general clerical duties, and dealing with the public with problems and concerns. 


  • Must have H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Must have a minimum of two years clerical experience
  • Must have two years’ experience managing public complaints and requests
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug screen

911 Telecommunication Operators

General duties include but are not limited to performing a variety of routine clerical, administrative and technical work in receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information for law enforcement, fire and emergency agencies. Twelve hour shifts and schedule includes an eight day break every three weeks for the full time positions.


  • Prefer a SC Criminal Justice Academy certificate or able to obtain within (6) months of hire
  • Prefer NCIC and EMD Certification
  • Must successfully complete SLED criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 25 words per minute
  • Be available to work holidays, weekends and nights
  • High School Diploma or GED

These positions are a grade 10.

Open until filled

Solid Waste Collections Drivers

Cherokee County is seeking qualified candidates to fill open positions for Solid Waste Collection Drivers. Drivers are responsible for completing daily routes with two collectors to pick up household garbage door to door throughout the County, City of Gaffney and Town of Blacksburg. Must monitor the safety of the crew, perform daily pre and post trip inspections, and report any and all truck maintenance issues.


  • Must have valid CDL Class B license
  • Must be able to learn and follow daily routes
  • Prefer experience with heavy trucks
  • Must successfully complete a drug screen

The beginning hourly rate is $18.00.

Part Time Deputy Coroner

The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Deputy Coroner. The Deputy works under the direction of the Coroner and duties include but not limited to securing crime scenes, collecting evidence and testifying in court. Professionalism, attention to detail and ability to prioritize under stressful situations is a must. Hours worked are dependent upon need which can include nights, weekends and holidays. Ten hours budgeted per week.


  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Good computer skills (Word and Excel)
  • Good communication skills
  • Must live in Cherokee County
  • Prefer experience in death investigations, law enforcement or forensic science
  • Must have valid SC Driver’s License
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and background check

This position is a grade 11 with a minimum beginning annual salary of $6,130.80.

Position is open until filled

Cherokee County Human Resources
110 Railroad Ave.
Gaffney, SC 29340

Phone: 864-487-2795
Email: [email protected]

Renee Foxx Crocker, Human Resources Director
Email: [email protected]

Laurie Byars, HR Generalist
Email: [email protected]

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