Job Opportunities

Duplin County Government seeks career-oriented professionals who have a commitment to public service. 

To apply, you must meet all minimum requirements and submit a Duplin County Application to the Human Resources Office, Duplin County Administrative Building, PO Box 910, Kenansville, NC 28349 or deliver to Duplin Administrative Building, 224 Seminary Street, Kenansville, NC.  To request an application, telephone (910) 296-2174.  Please indicate whether you want a regular or law enforcement application.


Career Readiness Certification (CRC) is preferred. For more information about how to earn a CRC visit: http://www.jamessprunt.edu/WorkKeys  or call James Sprunt Community College at (910) 296-6040.


LAST UPDATED: Friday April 17, 2014
This document is normally updated by Friday P.M. Check back every week!

Offers of employment with Duplin County are contingent upon successful completion of:

  • Background check
  • Reference check
  • Pre-employment substance abuse screening
  • Driver's authorization

Duplin County participates in the Federal e-Verify program



ELECTIONS

DIRECTOR OF ELECTIONS (Salary Grade 73- Range:$39,818 - $53,588) Graduation from four year college in a business related program and two (2) years related computer experience; or graduation from a two year college in a business related program and four (4) years related  computer experience; or graduation from high school/GED with six (6) years related computer experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Prefer applicant possess knowledge and skills of various computer software programs and knowledge of computer hardware.

Applicant must take and successfully complete within three (3) years of employment, the North Carolina Program and Certification in Election.  Within one (1) year of employment, applicant must complete and successfully pass the Notary Public class and obtain Notary Public status.  In accordance with the county's drug free workplace policy, employees  will be subject to pre-employment and random drug screening.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to Chapter 163 of the Election Laws of North Carolina and all memorandums and Orders from the State Board of Elections.
  • Attends Board of Elections meetings and keeps minutes of meetings; maintains all records of the Board and handles all correspondence concerning the Board and any election; keeps Board informed of all changes in election laws, deadlines, and meetings; keeps precinct officials informed of any changes in their duties and responsibilities and changes in laws; trains precinct officials; prepares and submits departmental budget to Elections Board.
  • Maintains permanent registration file; registers voters; provides lists of registered voters upon request; prepares voter registration maps.
  • Notifies municipalities in the County of positions available in upcoming elections; receives notices of candidacy for elective office and collects filing fees for County, State, and municipalities; prepares campaign reporting manual to candidates.
  • Prepares for all types of elections held in County; orders ballots; prepares voting booths; programs ballot layout pages; prepares all forms to be used in holding elections; performs all duties to hold election, including posting transfer and absentee votes, taking returns from precincts; and canvassing all returns.
  • Responds to inquiries concerning voter registration; acts as liaison with local, State, and Federal election officials for voter registration and election matters.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety or reports and correspondence.
  • Supervises and trains election officials.
  • Compiles all payrolls and submits same to Finance for payment to Election officials, staff, and Board Members per established policies.
  • Submits all expense (travel, rent, mileage, etc.) for payment per established policies.
  • Prepares recommended budget for submission to the County Board of Elections.
  • Registers voters and processes applications; keys history; assists with checking out provisional ballots.
  • Receives and issues boxes of assorted supplies.
  • Types correspondence and reports; files documents.
  • Issues absentee applications and absentee ballots.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Closing Date: "OPENED UNTIL FILLED"

LIBRARY

Correction: Library Assistant I Part-time (Warsaw & Kenansville Branchs) (Salary Grade 56 - ($9.7625 - $13.1399 per hour) High school diploma or GED;  supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving clerical work and customer or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the supervision of the Library Assistant IV, perform all circulation duties including shelving books and materials and ensures that the shelves are in order. Take money, write receipts. Maintain library displays; provide readers' advisory and reference support for patrons using computer programs, reference books, all online reference sources. Plan and perform public service duties; meet with the public and promote the library and its material. Selects books and materials for branch library collection.
  • Substitute at all branch libraries as assigned
  • Perform basic readers' advisory and reference service. Request interlibrary loan services under guidance of the ILL Library Assistant II.
  • Meet with the public and promotes the library and its materials. Provide publicity and marketing items as requested by the Library Director. Posts information for the public on information boards.
  • Maintain and report branch library/main library statistics daily, monthly and/or annually as directed. Maintain branch library/main library facility and ensures that it is an attactive facility for the use of the public. Reports maintenance issues to the Town Hall. Deliver town money to Town Hall for photocopier service. May be asked to work Saturdays.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Special Hours: 39 hours per week: (as follows)
    • Monday & Friday 9:00-6:00 Warsaw
    • Wednesday 9:00-5:00 Kenansville
    • Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-1:00 Kenansville & 2:00-6:00 Warsaw

Closing Date: April 28, 2014

Library Assistant II (Kenansville Branch) (Salary Grade 58 - ($21,981 - $29,584) High school diploma or GED;  supplemented by college level course work or vocational training in secreterial science; supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training involving library or clerical work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Customer service experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required. Experience with e-books required. Computer networking experience preferred, but not required. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the supervision of the Library Assistant IV. Assists patrons with downloading e-books and using e-reading devices. Communicates with the e-book vendor, Overdrive, and reports issues to Overdrive as needed Assist patrons on the public computers
  • Implements and reviews all circulation policies and procedures; performs circulation duties; takes overdue fines and writes/prints receipts; issues library cards; Substitute at Branch libraries as needed. Take money, write receipts. Shelve books and reads shelves. Maintain library displays; Provide readers' advisory and reference support for patrons using computer programs, reference books, all online reference sources. Plan and perform public service duties; Meet with the public and promote the library and its materials.
  • Communicate with the county IT department and report computer issues to the county IT as needed. Communicate with the library's automation system vendor (TLC) and reports issues to TLC as needed. Assist with computer classes offered at the library. Must be willing to work Saturdays if asked.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Closing Date: April 28, 2014

HEALTH

Public Health Nurse II (Salary Grade 72 - ($38,270 - $51,508) Graduation from a four-year college or university with a BS Degree in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation; or graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Special Requirements

  • Must be a RN in the State of North Carolina with an active unrestricted license
  • Valid NC drivers license and reliable means of transportation
  • Certified in basic CPR
  • Two years experience working with children and their families
  • Completion of Dispensing by Public Health nurses within one year of hire date
  • Attends and passes the Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing course within one year of hire date if doesn't have a BS degree in Nursing

Essential Functions:

  • Contacts patients identified as having a priority risk factor through claims data (Emergency Department utilization, ante partum hospitalization, utilization of Labor & Delivery triage unit) for referral to prenatal care and assess for care management need.
  • Reviews and enters all initial and follow-up pregnancy risk screenings received from PMHs covered by pregnancy care managers into the Case Management Information System (CMIS) within seven business days of receipt of risk screening forms.
  • Utilizes risk screening data and provider referrals to develop strategies to meet the needs of those patients at highest risk for poor pregnancy outcome.
  • Accepts pregnancy care management referrals from non-PMH prenatal care providers, community referral sources, and patient self-referral, and provide appropriate assessment and follow up to those patients based on the level of need.
  • Reviews CCNC data reports as appropriate and available identifying additional pregnancy risk status data.
  • Conducts a thorough assessment by review of claims history and medical record, patient interview, case review with prenatal care provider and other methods, on all recipients with one or more priority risk factors on initial or follow-up risk screenings and all recipients directly referred for care management for level of need for care management support.  Document assessment findings in CMIS.  Assessment should be continually updated as new information is obtained.
  • Assigns intensity levels as outlined according to program guidelines, based on level of patient need.
  • Provides care management services in accordance with program guidelines utilizing those interventions that are most effective in engaging patients and meeting their needs, including telephone outreach, practice encounters, home visits, and/or other interventions needed to achieve care plan goals.
  • Develops patient-centered care plans and documents key activities within CMIS.
  • Identifies community resources available to meet the specific needs of the population.
  • Refers identified population to childbirth education, oral health, behavioral health or other needed services reimbursed by Medicaid.
  • Refers identified population to community resources including:  lactation, parenting, and other supportive services and classes as available in the community.
  • Assess and follow-up on compliance with prenatal care plan and other needed clinical services.
  • Ensures changes in status and compliance with care are communicated to the PMH and other appropriate providers.
  • Provides education about the importance of and assistance with the scheduling of postpartum visits.
  • Provides home visits during the postpartum period to evaluate the status of the woman and her infant.
  • Supports 17P treatment through regular outreach and education to patients on 17P treatment and assist patients in arranging to receive 17P injections in accordance with best practices.
  • Arranges transition from the PMH to a primary care medical home for recipients beyond the postpartum period.
  • Works with the local Community Care Network Pregnancy Home Coordinator to ensure program goals are met.
  • Reviews and monitors Community Care and/or NCCN, Inc. reports created for the PMH program to determine individuals at greatest risk.
  • Communicates with Supervisor regarding challenges with cooperation and collaboration with PMH and non-PMH prenatal care providers.
  • Participates in relevant PMH meetings.
  • Attends pregnancy care management training offered or coordinated by the Network, the Division of Public Health and/or NCCCN, Inc.
  • Assesses client’s needs in General Clinic.
  • Participates in direct patient care of clients receiving services in the Health Department clinic including adult health services, child health services, STD services, immunizations, communicable diseases, and tuberculosis control.
  • Refers client to FNP, MD, or other Health Department services as indicated.
  • Uses nursing assessment skills to manage client’s request/problem using standing orders.
  • Maintains knowledge and use of in-house standing orders, lab services.
  • Maintains knowledge of immunizations, physical assessment, TB skin testing and treatment, STD treatments and communicable disease.
  • Provides and documents appropriately family planning limited history and dispensing of birth control methods.
  • Provides pregnancy test counseling and documentation.
  • Obtains history and work-up of AH, MH, FP and CH patients for FNP.
  • Provides HIV pre and post test counseling for clients.
  • Maintains knowledge of HIV control measures to prevent spread of HIV within the community.
  • Stays informed of current trends in public health by attending workshops and conferences.
  • Dispenses meds from pharmacy according to current pharmacy policies and procedures.
  • Participates in shelter duty and other activities relating to the Department’s emergency response and other disaster relief efforts.
  • Serves as a team member during outreach projects such as flu vaccine season, and disease outbreaks.
  • Performs any other duties and responsibilities as directed.

Closing Date: April 28, 2014

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Substitute EMT/Basic (Salary Grade 62 $12.1394 per hour) High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training as a basic emergency medical technician and 36 hours of continuing education for EMT certification; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving emergency medical work;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 24/72 shift.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Certification by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as an Emergency Medical Technician. Possession of certification for emergency response team and EVOC.  Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina. In accordance with the county's drug free workplace policy, employees will be subject to pre-employment and random drug screening

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant; performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians trained in approved training programs, certified by the Board of Medical Examiners to perform medical acts, and functioning in an approved mobile intensive care program, may do any of the following in accordance with protocols established by their sponsor hospital:
    1. When confronted with a pulse less, non-breathing patient, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation including, when appropriate, defibrillation by means of an automatic defibrillator and insertion of blind airway device
  • May perform any of the following procedures if allowed by the County Emergency Medical Services System in which they function: 1) patient assessment; 2) basic life support techniques in accordance with the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, including airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 3) oxygen administration; 4) hemorrhage control; 5) treatment for shock; 6) bandaging and dressing soft tissue injuries; 7) splinting fractures and dislocations; 8) treatment of injuries to the head, face, eye, neck, and spine; 9) treatment of injuries to the chest and abdomen; 10) provision of basic life support for medical injuries; 11) assisting in normal and abnormal childbirth; 12) treatment of injuries as a result of heat or cold; 13) treatment of burns; 14) lifting and moving patients for transfer to a medical facility; and 15) extraction of patients from confined areas.  (Note that additional protocols employed in various emergency medical situations are referenced in the Emergency Medical Standard Operating Procedures Manual.)
  • Responds to non-emergency calls, such as requests to transport patients from hospitals to their homes or from local medical facility to a specialized medical center.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical clinical work and in ambulance service and operation; maintains knowledge of new or modified operational protocols and procedures; studies street and road patterns and networks of the County in order that future runs may be made with minimum difficulty and delay.
  • Inspects and tests ambulances and their emergency equipment; maintains proper inventory of equipment and supplies for County EMS units and volunteer units; cleans and sanitizes ambulance and equipment; ensures that equipment is in proper and good working order; makes routine adjustments, but reports other than minor defects for specialized attention.
  • Collects patient bills from ambulance units and submits to the proper department; maintains records of calls and activities, gas usage, and mileage; prepares reports.
  • Answers the telephone; responds to questions from the public.
  • Teaches first aid training to schools and businesses; administers public blood pressure checks.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Closing Date: "OPENED UNTIL FILLED"

EMT/Intermediates (3 full time Positions & Substitutes) (Salary Grade 64 $13.1399 per hour) High school diploma or GED; supplemented by EMT-Intermediate certification, and (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving emergency medical work;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 24/72 shift.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Certification by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as an Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate.  Possession of certification for emergency response team and EVOC.  Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant; performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care.
  • Evaluates condition of patients, gathers pertinent information, including patient medications, allergies, medical history, etc. and determines proper treatments.
  • Administers necessary emergency medical care, monitoring vital signs and performing basic life support skills such as bandaging, splinting, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life support skills such as administering intravenous solutions and prescribed drugs, drawing blood, suctioning airways, and other treatments as instructed by a physician. 
  • Utilizes life support equipment, including, immobilization equipment, M.A.S.T. trousers, syringes, cardiac monitors, etc. in performance of patient care.
  • Prepares and transports sick or injured persons to appropriate facilities.  Administers and directs others in administering treatment to patients while en route to hospital. 
  • Communicates with medical facility, notifies facility of incoming emergency, prepares patient information and documents treatment given on ambulance call reports and provides report to the medical facility.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service operation.
  • Assist in EOC during disasters. 
  • Answers telephone and responds to questions from the public. 
  • Teaches first aid training to schools and businesses and administers public blood pressure checks. 
  • Performs related duties as required. 
  • Inspects and tests ambulance and emergency equipment, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Cleans and sanitizes ambulance and equipment, ensuring proper and good working order.
  • Makes routine adjustments to equipment and reports other than minor defects for specialized attention to supervisor.
  • Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to ambulance.

Closing Date: "OPENED UNTIL FILLED"

EMT/Paramedics (2 full time Positions & Substitutes) (Salary Grade 66 $14.2226 per hour) High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training as a Paramedic and 36 hours of continuing education for EMT-P certification; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving emergency medical work;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 24/72 shift.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Certification by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as a Paramedic.  Possession of certification for emergency response team and EVOC.  Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant; performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Advanced Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care.
  • Paramedics trained in approved training programs, certified by the Board of Medical Examiners to perform medical acts, and function in an approved mobile intensive care program, may do any of the following in accordance with protocols established by their sponsor hospital:
    1. While at the scene of a medical emergency where the capability of continuous two-way voice communication is maintained with a physician or approved Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) located in the sponsor hospital and upon order of such physician of MICN, perform pulmonary ventilation by means of a menorah tube and administer epinephrine.
    2. When confronted with a pulse less, non-breathing patient, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation including, when appropriate, defibrillation by means of a manual defibrillator and pulmonary ventilation.
  • May perform any of the following procedures if allowed by the County Emergency Medical Services System in which they function:  1) patient assessment; 2) advanced and basic life support techniques in accordance with the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, including airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 3) oxygen administration; 4) hemorrhage control; 5) treatment for shock; 6) bandaging and dressing soft tissue injuries; 7) splinting fractures and dislocations; 8) treatment of injuries to the head, face, eye, neck and spine; 9) treatment of injuries to the chest and abdomen; 10) provision of basic life support for medical injuries; 11) assisting in normal and abnormal childbirth; 12) treatment of injuries as a result of heat or cold; 13) treatment of burns; 14) lifting and moving patients for transfer to a medical facility; and 15) extraction of patients from confined areas. (Note that additional protocols employed in various emergency medical situations are referenced in the Emergency Medical Standard Operating Procedures Manual.)
  • Responds to non-emergency calls, such as requests to transport patients from hospitals to their homes or from local medical facility to a specialized medical center.
  • Evaluates condition of patients, gathers pertinent information, including patient medications, allergies, medical history, etc. and determines proper treatments.
  • Administers necessary emergency medical care, monitoring vital signs and performing basic life support skills such as bandaging, splinting, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life support skills such as administering intravenous solutions and prescribed drugs, drawing blood, suctioning airways, and other treatments as instructed by a physician. 
  • Utilizes life support equipment, including, immobilization equipment, MAST trousers, syringes, cardiac monitors, etc. in performance of patient care.
  • Prepares and transports sick or injured persons to appropriate facilities.  Administers and directs others in administering treatment to patients while en route to hospital. 
  • Communicates with medical facility, notifies facility of incoming emergency, prepares patient information and documents treatment given on ambulance call reports and provides report to the medical facility.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service operation.
  • Assist in EOC during disasters. 
  • Answers telephone and responds to questions from the public. 
  • Teaches first aid training to schools and businesses and administers public blood pressure checks. 
  • Performs related duties as required. 
  • Inspects and tests ambulance and emergency equipment, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Cleans and sanitizes ambulance and equipment, ensuring proper and good working order.
  • Makes routine adjustments to equipment and reports other than minor defects for specialized attention to supervisor.
  • Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to ambulance.

Closing Date: "OPENED UNTIL FILLED"

SHERIFF'S OFFICE (requirements/qualifications to have to be part of this team)

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A PART OF A PROGRESSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM

Requirements for this position are: (Must meet these requirements to apply)

            Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification

            Possess valid North Carolina Driver’s License

            Possess a minimum of a high school diploma

            Willing to relocate to Duplin County

            Pass a thorough background investigation and drug test

            Be of sound moral character

            Possess a strong work ethic

Offering competitive salary and benefits.

For further information or questions, please contact Captain Tim Jones with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150.