Cherokee County is a great place to work!

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 or Nichole Turner at Cherokee County Human Resources via mail or email.

Job Listings

Roads and Bridges Equipment Operator II

Cherokee County is seeking qualified applicants for an Equipment Operator II in the Roads and Bridges Department.  Duties include but are not limited to operating heavy equipment to maintain the counties roads and bridges, and to maintain equipment on a daily basis including cleaning, greasing and fueling. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must successfully complete a drug screen

Open until filled.


This position is a paygrade 11 with a minimum starting annual salary of  $24,515.00.

Auditor's Office Part-Time Clerk

The general duties will include but are not limited to perform difficult skilled clerical work involving appraisal, listing, and billing of individual and business real and personal property taxes.




  • 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.


This position is a pay grade 11 with a minimum hourly rate of $12.57.


Open until filled.

Part-Time 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

This position is a pay grade 11 with a minimum annual salary of $24,515.00 - $32,868.

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

Diesel Technician Supervisor

Cherokee County is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Diesel Technician Supervisor position.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, the completion of repairs, inspections, diagnostics and preventative maintenance for all county diesel equipment.  Required to troubleshoot and prioritize breakdowns and see that they are executed in a timely manner.  Must keep current with industry updates and continuing education for the department.  It is necessary to keep documentation on all equipment maintenance and be familiar with their warranties.  Order all parts and inventory in accordance with the county procurement policies.  Supervise others in the department.


  • Vocational training in diesel mechanics                                
  • Requires diesel mechanics certifications
  • 5-10 years of experience in related field
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with Inventory Control
  • Must have supervisory experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must successfully complete a drug screen


Salary will be dependent on qualifications. 


Open until filled.


If you qualify and are interested in this position please submit your resume to the Personnel Office or fax it to 864-487-8549.  All inquiries are kept confidential.  Cherokee County is an EOE. 


Magistrate’s Office Clerk

Cherokee County is seeking a dependable self-motivated candidate that functions well in a fast-paced office environment.  Duties include but not limited to providing in-person and telephone assistance, scheduling traffic and civil court, sending notifications, data entry and calculating tickets which requires above average math skills.  Accuracy in all duties is required.


  • Must have experience with Microsoft products
  • Prefer an Associate’s Degree or a minimum of 5 years of office experience
  • Must have excellent organization skills and be detail oriented
  • Must be able to multi task
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with public in a professional manner
  • Post and balance account receivables on a daily basis
  • Track cases and compile information for court
  • Generate emails and answer emails promptly
  • Drug screen and background check required
  • Must be able to be bonded
  • Requires Notary Certificate


This position is a pay grade 11 with an annual salary range of $24,515 - $32,686.


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]

Nichole Turner, Human Resources Generalist
Email: [email protected]

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