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Application Form (PD-107)

Current Vacancies:


Salary Range: $27,000-$35,000

Date Posted: June 25th, 2015

Closing Date: July 10th, 2015

General Statement of Duties:
    The Director will be responsible for the planning, promotion, and administration of the Madison County Parks and Recreation Department. An essential goal will be to plan and implement an all encompassing recreation department including programs for youth, adults and senior citizens. Activities and programs are to be well balanced between athletic leagues, lifetime sports, leisure recreation, special community events, and various other beneficial recreational programs. Importance will also be placed on recreational programs in all parts of Madison County and not primarily limited to one area. Position reports to the county manager.

Specific Job Functions

  • Administer the facility usage agreement with all county leagues. Work with the league officials to make said leagues operate smoothly.
  • Act as a liaison for the Madison County Parks and Recreation Department with the Madison County Board of Education, Town of Hot Springs, Marshall, and Mars Hill with regard to shared facilities.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and implement recreational activities and programs for Youth, Adults, and Senior Citizens.
  • Work with existing organizations in promoting and organizing recreational activities
  • Constantly pursue availability of recreational facilities. This includes contacts for use of existing facilities and obtaining funds to build new ones. This also includes maintenance, upkeep, and repairs of said facilities as per ownership or contractual agreement.
  • Work to implement the newly adopted Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan, including the pursuit of grant funding and private fund-raising for plan goals.
  • Promoting and publicizing Madison County Parks and Recreation through various means-speaking engagements, print media, social media, schools, etc.
  • Annually prepare, maintain, and efficiently administer the annual budget for Parks and Recreation.
  • Meet as directed with said officials:
        Madison County Board of Commissioners
        Madison County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
        Various other Boards and individuals as directed by above said Boards
  • Work with county officials in regard to Parks and Recreation functions, including, but not limited to: County Commissioners, County Manager, County Finance Director, Board of Education, Sheriff's Department, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of objectives and ideals of a county parks and recreation program
  • Working knowledge of current trends in the parks and recreation field
  • Ability to speak, write, and effectively promote parks and recreation programs
  • Ability to work varied hours (may include days, evenings, split shifts or weekends)
  • Ability to prepare, write, and administer grants
  • Experience with volunteer management (preferred)
  • Experience with facility management (preferred)

Minimum Requirements:
    Preferred Bachelor's degree in Recreation or a related field, two years of job experience in recreation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license. All applicants are subject to background check and drug screening.

Application Process:
    A completed Application Form (PD-107) must be submitted to:

Forrest Gilliam, County Manager
Madison County Government
PO Box 579
Marshall, NC 28753

Pre-employment drug test and criminal background checks are required.

Application form is available in the highlighted link or at the top of this page. Also available by calling the Madison County Finance Office: (828) 649-2521, Ext. 5. For additional information about the position, please contact Forrest Gilliam, County Manager, at (828) 649-2854.


Salary Grade: 72

Salary Range: Starting salary -$35,360

Location: Marshall, NC

Date Posted: June 10, 2015

Closing Date: Until filled.

Description of Work:
The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) has an opening for a Public Health Nurse II to serve as a school nurse for the Madison County School district. The school nurse serves in the role of case manager, direct care provider, collaborator/advocate, educator and counselor in assigned schools and would be available to assist the MCHD during a public health emergency and with other activities as needed.

Minimum Education and Experience:
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; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications:
A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina by the N. C. Board of Nursing.

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.

Application Process: Applicants should contact Diana Rogers D.O.N. at the Madison County Health Department at (828) 649-3531 or access www.madisoncountypublichealthnow.com to see posting and link to the State application process.

Transportation Dispatcher

Essential Duties and Tasks
Answers telephone and takes requests for transportation from eligible clients, participating human services agencies and the public; schedules, and confirms trips and cancellations schedules and confirms travel; makes driver schedules, assignments and re-assignments to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of services. Communicates with drivers in the field throughout the day; dispatches drivers to specific locations; maintains status and position of drivers; notifies drivers of changes, Prepares reports and records and maintains a variety of forms such as patient intake and medical forms, verification forms, client emergency medical information, and related information; maintains and processes daily trip records and verifies daily manifests, schedules, passenger rosters and other information for audit and use. Answers questions and deals with passenger and client complaints and concerns, resolving when possible and referring to Director. Assesses client needs and identifies travel options to meet those needs; maintains client files. Provides information to clients with estimated pick-up time, fares, cancellation and no show policies and other applicable policies for service. Schedules demand-response trips and assures drivers have assignments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of communicating and dispatching in a large scale transportation setting. Knowledge and of current technology in office practices and procedures using word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs; ability to maintain clerical records to be used in reference and reporting. Ability to plan and organize daily work routine and to establish priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time management methodology .Ability to operate radio dispatching equipment and telephone, and to communicate accurately, clearly and to problem solve as needed by telephone, radio, and in person in coordinate routes with drivers, human service agencies, medical providers and the general public in a professional manner. Ability to make decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and departmental policies and procedures, to identify problems or situations as they occur and to initiate action for resolution in scheduling and services. Ability to maintain high quality communication and interaction within department, with co workers, and the general public. Ability to adhere to all safety standards established by the County and various regulatory agencies.

Minimum Training/Experience:
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and generate data and figures, operate a computer, to work extensively with two way radio, mobile and office telephones, and give attention to detail in scheduling riders and transportation drivers for the security and safety of clients served. Graduation from high school with considerable experience in telecommunications, records management and customer service preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement
Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s license for substitute driving duty.

Applications Reviewed on: July 1st 2015

Application Process:
A completed Application Form (PD-107) must be submitted to:

Regina Sams, Director
Madison County Dept. of Community Services
462 Long Branch Road
Marshall, NC 28753

Pre-employment drug test and criminal background checks are required.

For additional information and/or to obtain an application, call (828) 649-2722.

Tax Assessor

Salary: $40,000-$55,000

Job Available: August 3

Application Closing Date: Open until filled.

Description of Primary Duties:
Plans, directs, and coordinates the appraisal and reappraisal of real and personal property; performs the duties of Tax Assessor as outlined in North Carolina statutes and imposed by law; supervises and coordinates personnel engaged in the listing and preparation of tax bills; supervises and coordinates the GIS/Mapping department; supervises and coordinates support personnel engaged in appraisal. Position is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and reports to the Tax Administrator.

Description of Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the N.C. Machinery Act and County tax law. Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and practices used in appraising commercial, industrial, and residential property for tax purposes. Must have demonstrated management skills needed for short and long range planning. Must have ability to supervise, plan, direct and evaluate work of subordinate employees. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with members of the public.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Preferred bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or related field. Must hold current certification as an appraiser from N.C. Department of Revenue or be able to obtain certification within two years of initial employment. Considerable experience in a government tax office setting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Interested applicants must submit the following: Current resumé along with completed Application Form (PD-107) available by calling the Madison County Finance Office at (828) 649-2521, Extension 5.

Please submit resumé and application to:
Madison County Tax Assessor Position
P.O. Box 579
Marshall, NC 28753

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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