What is it like to work in Madison County? > Pictured above is the Madison County Employee Social Committee:  (from top left) Jan Franklin, Audrey Williams, Sylvia Riddle, Kary Ledford, and Lynn Bowles.  They work to keep the climate of "family" everpresent amongst county employees.

Madison County Government offers a variety of benefits to its employees. Background tests and drug screening is used as a precondition to employment. Madison County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Application Form (PD-107)

Current Vacancies:

Director of Public Health Department


POSTING DATE: October 21, 2014

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled


SALARY RANGE: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour

LOCATION: Marshall, NC

The Madison County Health Department has an immediate opening for a fulltime Environmental Health Services (EHS) Specialist. This is professional environmental health work in the promotion of public health through education, surveillance, consultation, inspection, and enforcement of state, local, and federal environmental health laws and regulations. Employees may work as generalists with responsibility in a variety of environmental health programs, or as specialists with the majority of time spent in a single program area with some additional responsibility in other programs. Employees typically consult with Environmental Health Program Specialists, Environmental Health Program Coordinator, or supervisors on more complex issues. Work requires a complete knowledge of state, local, and federal environmental health laws and regulations, as well as procedures utilized in enforcing these laws and regulations. Work requires a general knowledge of a variety of material and physical sciences as a basis for enforcement, education, and consultation roles.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with 30 semester 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.

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

Appointees must be eligible for registration and apply for registration as a Sanitarian Intern within 60 days of employment. Employees may remain registered as a Sanitarian Intern until registration as a Sanitarian or up to three years, whichever comes first.

Resumes will not be accepted without the completed application. Application must include a summary of job duties performed and work experience. "See resume" on application is not acceptable.

Submit State Application Form (PD-107) and resume to:
John Graeter, Health Director
Madison County Health Department
493 Medical Park Drive
Marshall, NC 28753


WORKING TITLE: Adult Services Social Worker

CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 27, 2015


SALARY RANGE: $25,538 - $31,976

LOCATION: Marshall, NC

Adult Protective Services: Performs professional social work duties evaluating alleged Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of disabled adults where duties include assessing their function in the context of their chosen environment; identifying strengths and needs; developing treatment plans; determining their capacity to make life choice decisions; coordinating the delivery of services from community agencies; testifying in court hearings; documenting cases; and, preparing reports.

Adult Protective Services Intake: Shares the responsibility with other unit social workers for receiving and documenting reports alleging the abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled adults.

Special Assistance In Home: Provides case management services for those clients receiving Special Assistance In Home. Assesses the suitability of potential clients for the service when slots are available, completes required assessments and re-assessments, makes a determination that the client's needs will be met safely in the home and recommends the appropriate payment to meet the client's needs.

Representative Payee: Serves as representative payee for the Department's caseload of Social Security beneficiaries. The employee communicates with the beneficiary, his/her family members, service providers and requests payment of the beneficiary's benefits to ensure that the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary are met.

Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited school of social work; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited school of social work and one year of social work experience; or a four year degree in a human services field and two years of social work or a four year degree and three years experience.

Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Madison County Department of Social Services shall be tested for the use of the drugs specified in the agency policy. Refusal to submit to testing shall be a basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer. Valid NC Driver's License and own transportation required. Criminal Background Check required.

Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office, therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title.

A NC State Application Form (PD-107) and a CERTIFIED COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT must be submitted to:

Madison County DSS
P.O. Box 219
Marshall, NC 28753
Attn: Connie M. Harris, Director


Madison County is a drug-free workplace. Positions require pre-employment drug testing. Madison County will employ only those individuals who are US citizens or legal aliens authorized to work in the US. Madison County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, religion, age or disability.


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