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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 Building Maintenance Technician

Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in keeping Cherokee County facilities and grounds in a clean and orderly condition using a working knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and electrical.  Knowledge of materials and tools is needed to complete assigned projects.

  • Must have one year of related experience
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Prefer High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug screen and an extensive background check

Salary is dependent on qualification and experience.             

Open until filled.

Cherokee County Tax Assessor

The Tax Assessor plans, organizes, directs, and implements the departmental activities of the Tax Assessor’s Office. Responsible for properly appraising all real estate in the county, except those under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Department of Revenue.       

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and at least five years’ experience in property appraisal; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of real estate appraisal principles, techniques, and procedures.
  • Experience in supervision of department staff.
  • Ad Valorem appraisal experience which includes developing a statistical model for residential properties in compliance with South Carolina Laws and Regulations.
  • Experience with computer assisted mass appraisal systems (CAMA).
  • Knowledge of South Carolina property tax laws, and regulations that pertain to the Assessor’s Office.
  • Understanding of Act 388

Open until filled.

Communications/E911 Director

Cherokee County is looking for a professional, innovative, and qualified candidate to serve as our next Communications / E911 Director. The director is responsible for installing and maintaining emergency radio communications equipment, and for managing radio transmitters, and the installation and maintenance of map and telephone equipment. The director plans, organizes, and manages all activities of personnel engaged in communications operations with all public safety functions, including Fire, Police, Sheriff, EMS, and Emergency Management.

  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with volunteers, commissions, elected officials, media, and general public.
  • Experience in organizational and personnel management, with the ability to effectively supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Requires an extensive knowledge of local, state, and national laws and standards as they relate to the field of Emergency Communications.
  • Ability to administer and coordinate CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system.
  • Proficiency in making court appearances as required for matters relating to tapes and records for the department and other emergency service activities.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Batchelor’s Degree in a related field of study or 5 years of E911 communications experience.
  •  Performs all other related duties to ensure the proper operation of the department.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must successfully complete a drug screen.

Open until filled.  Salary dependent on qualifications.

Part Time Emergency Management Administrative Assistant

Cherokee County is seeking a qualified candidate for the Emergency Management Administrative Assistant position. Position may require response to emergency incidents or disasters to assist with documentation, coordination or other tasks as needed. May be required to use various communication equipment including computers, IPads, mobile phones, portable and mobile radios or satellite communication devices.

  • Must have excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Prefer experience with emergency services
  • Prefer Associates degree or two years equivalent experience
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point

Open until filled.

Magistrates' Office Clerk

Cherokee County is seeking a dependable self-motivated candidate that functions well in a fast-paced office environment in the Blacksburg Magistrates Office.  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 daily
  • 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

Open until filled.     

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Mapping Data Technician

The Cherokee County Assessor’s Office is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Mapping Data Technician.  Duties include but are not limited to, searching, reviewing, and processing deeds, plats, and other documents.  Also, process land combinations and splits, read and understand deed derivation and descriptions, and create and update records.  Must be willing to complete other duties assigned.

  • Prefer previous experience with deeds
  • Must be familiar with Word and Excel
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Prefer an Associate’s Degree or Diploma (or GED) with 3 years of office experience
  • Ability to work well with the public
  • Must successfully complete a drug screen

Open until filled.

Truck and Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Cherokee County, South Carolina is seeking an experienced Truck and Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic for our Vehicle Maintenance Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to Electrical, Mechanical and Computer controlled diagnostics and repairs on our Fleet of Medium/Heavy duty trucks, Construction Equipment and Agricultural Equipment.

We are seeking a self-motivated, experienced and reliable candidate to fill this position. Able to work Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm with occasional overtime if/when needed.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Must provide own set of mechanics hand tools/toolbox.
  • Must have computer diagnostic software experience.
  • Must have documented certifications if any.
  • Must have valid driver’s license (CDL a plus)
  • Must successfully complete a drug screen.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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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