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: Wednesday July 30, 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



INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IT Software Administrator (Salary Grade 79- Range:$50,497 - $67,964) Bachelor’s degree with course work emphasis in computer science or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) to eight (8) years previous experience and/or training involving computer programming;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Supervisor experience required. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares new DBC computer programs and makes adjustments to existing programs; works with outside programmers; installs computer software; prepares user documentation and manuals; files and indexes programs, operating manuals, computer instructions and other material related to computer operations; plans, updates, and implements computer applications.  Oversees the training of county programming staff.
  • Performs duties of the County software Database manager.  Helps establish standards for collecting,
    managing, accessing county computer data.
  • Writes code to create software programs in a variety of computer languages, specifically the DBC programming language.
  • Taking ideas and planning the software, creating models and flowcharts detailing how the code is to be written. Directs Dept. Programming staff on project design and assignments
  • Update and expand existing programs.
  • Turns program designs into instructions and designs that a computer can follow.
  • Debugs programs – test programs to ensure that they produce the expected results.  If the program does not work correctly, they check the code for mistakes and fix errors.
  • Build and use computer assisted software engineering (CASE) tools to automate the writing of code.
  • Use code libraries, which are collections of independent lines of code, to simplify the writing.    
  • Troubleshoots problems that arise on a daily basis; advises department heads when system or programming errors occur.
  • Instructs, assigns work, reviews work, disciplines, and supervises the work of Computer programmers; oversees work of contract programmers.
  • Ensures that all computer data is maintained and secure at all times.
  • Educates users on the system or on independent personal computers; trains all staff in collecting data to meet the system’s needs.
  • Supervises and instructs programmers within the IT department. 
  • Helps with Web applications and County Website support.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Closing Date: August 13, 2014

FINANCE

Deputy Purchasing Agent (Salary Grade 67- Range:$31,395 - $42,254) Associate’s degree with course work emphasis in accounting; supplemented by vocational/technical training in purchasing or supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes purchasing work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives requisitions from departments; secures quotations from vendors; evaluates quotations on orders; makes price comparisons; encumbers funds and notifies department heads of any need for budget transfer or manager approval; prepares purchase orders; maintains records of requisitions, purchase orders, and encumbrances.
  • Reviews bid information that a department submits for accuracy, calls department to clarify/confirm and document information in an effort to ensure bid meets statutory requirements.
  • Receives shipment from vendors; checks shipment and arranges for delivery to department; compares packing slip and invoice to purchase order; codes invoices for payment.
  • Maintains capital outlay inventories records to include tagging of inventory per policy and balancing general ledger capital outlay line items to capital outlay report for auditor.
  • Maintains central inventory, to include pulling inventory for delivery to a department and billing issued inventory to a department.
  • Keeps files of vendors, contract prices and quotations.
  • Supervises the work of Mail Clerk/Receptionist who handles all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Maintains gas inventory; reorders when low; reads meters, bills departments, and encodes and issues gas keys.
  • Assists departments with preparation and review of request for proposals and bid requests to ensure compliance with bidding statutes.
  • Assists departments in obtaining additional bids for needed items or in determining additional vendors to request a bid from.
  • Controls Finance Officer’s signature stamp; stamps checks for payroll and accounts payable, while auditing for backup information, coding, and compliance with county policies.
  • Coordinates County surplus sale through Gov Deals.
  • Updates county capital inventory with new purchases, transfers, items declared surplus, and items sold.
  • Stays up to date with changes in purchasing laws, daily reviews the purchasing list serve for information/ideas and shares with appropriate department.
  • Assists other departmental personnel and subordinates in tasks.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Closing Date: August 5, 2014

COMMUNICATIONS - (2) two positions available

Telecommunicator (Grade 61 Salary Range $24,753 - $33,317) 12 Hour Shift Work / Nights / Days / Weekends / Holidays / Rotating Shift Work Every Two Weeks 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. High school diploma or GED; 2 years of computerized data entry experience or secretarial/clerical work; fluent typing skills; and knowledge of windows based operating computer systems. Must be able to obtain Telecommunicator Certification with 1 year. Knowledge of the geographical layout and county road name system for Duplin County is preferable.
Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid drivers' license issued by the State of North Carolina;
  • Must be able to obtain DCI certification in General Inquiries (Module 1);
  • Criminal Records (Module 2);
  • DCIN/NCIC File Transactions (Module 3) within 120 days;
  • DCI Certification in Modules 1-3 must be maintained throughout employment;
  • Must be able to obtain DCI Certification for Protective Orders as deemed necessary;
  • Must be able to obtain Telecommunicator certification;
  • Must have the ability be able to multi-task: example: being able to answer phones, monitor radio traffic and know where units are located, and document information in the CAD system at the same time;
  • You must be able to pass thorough background investigation, be of sound moral character, and posses a strong work ethic.

Essential Functions:

  • Answering incoming emergency telephone calls and taking appropriate information;
  • Dispatching call to appropriate agencies based on determination made from information received and standard operating guidelines;
  • Monitoring radio traffic for requests for assistance from responders and to document pertinent times of units responding;
  • Maintains call logs and records of radio traffic requesting assistance;
  • Prepares criminal history requests for appropriate individuals;
  • Assigns and tracks incident numbers for fire and EMS;
  • Transmits and receives information via DCI as needed for related agencies;
  • Appropriately files, retrieves, enters, modifies, clears, and cancels DCI records and documentation for law enforcement agencies with a valid service agreement;
  • Maintain records to assist with confirming entries and computerized hits received for other agency entries with a valid DCI service agreement;
  • Operates a computer terminal connected to a network which includes the Division of Criminal Information (DCI), the National Crime Information Center, and a variety of other local and state databases to retrieve and submit information. Corresponds with local police departments, Duplin County Sheriff's Office, and other law enforcement agencies or public service jurisdictions through this system;
  • Processes and maintains records of information obtained. Works with a variety of law enforcement agencies performing criminal history checks and providing driving histories, and vehicle registration information;
  • Performing criminal history checks and providing driving histories, and vehicle registration information.
  • Utilized computerized data entry equipment and various windows based software programs;
  • Relays problems and/or complaints to a Shift Leader or Supervisor;
  • Answers non-emergency calls for the Sheriff's Office and the Water Department after regular business hours and when calls are transferred for relay purposes;
  • Assists other counties with misrouted emergency calls
  • Requests mutual aid from other county agencies as required or needed based on standard operating guidelines;
  • Require to attend appropriate training classed deemed necessary for proficiencies in job performance;
  • Required to work when notified and request for emergency situations (employee shortages, inclement weather..);
  • Requests Medical Examiners as needed or requested;
  • Utilizes schedules to make contact with appropriate agent/officer and to serve as the liaison to provide them information for the following agencies: Mental Health Commitment Officers; Magistrates; Social Services; Department of Transportation; Narcotics; Detectives; East Pointe; Probation; Animal Control; Public School Bus; Fire Marshal; Forestry Service; Court Dates; and Emergency Management;
  • Advise officers of preplanned residential checks to be performed;
  • Broadcast Weather Alerts and inclement weather conditions;
  • Broadcast road closing information, BOLO's, weather alerts, fire rating and conditions;
  • Tests Satellite Phone as required by state regulations
  • Logs information received from Repossession Companies on repossessed vehicles;
  • Contact Funeral Homes, according to rotation schedule, for transports of DOA;
  • Assist Solid Waste Officer by documenting complaints regarding illegal dumping;
  • Prepares various reports;
  • Notifies appropriate agencies of hazardous road conditions.
  • Assist in training new Telecommunicators.
  • Makes service requests for needed repairs with communication equipment;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Closing Date: August 14, 2014

CABIN LAKE

Part-Time Park Attendant (Salary Grade 55: $9.3841 per hour) High school diploma or GED(some college and computer skills preferred); supplemented by previous experience and/or training involving customer service, previous Parks and Recreation experience, and building and landscape maintenance; or an equivalent combinations of education, training, and experience. Ability to obtain basic first aid and CPR certification within first year date of hire. Able to swim and prefer experience with basic lifeguarding duties. Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina. Must be bondable.
Essential Functions:

  • Weekend and holiday work required.
  • Works varied work schedule
  • Provides excellent customer service involving greeting and registering park visitors and informing visitors about the facility and its operation via telephone or in person informing them of park rules, policies, and hours of operation.
  • Employee must use considerable tack and courtesy in frequent contact with the public.
  • Collects fees and registers transactions in computer system.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; ability to make change.
  • Operates paddle boat area.
  • Performs grounds keeping work, which includes mowing, weed eating, emptying trash cans, etc.
  • Makes minor repairs to facilities.
  • Assists in keeping facilities (shelters, restrooms, play ground, office, etc.) clean for park visitor's use.
  • Pick up litter and empty trash cans.
  • Open and close buildings and restrooms as needed.
  • Provide basic first aid and CPR.
  • Provide emergency management to park incidents.
  • Report any participant injuries or property damage within 24 hours of occurrence.
  • Patrols park regularly for security and maintenance issues.
  • Assists in general maintenance of park buildings and equipment; and performs minor repair work as needed.
  • Replaces light bulbs; changes air filters; check fuel levels.
  • Management reserves the right to add or amend duties at any time.

Closing Date: August 5, 2014

TAX

GIS TECHNICIAN (Grade 63 Salary Range $26,795-36,062 annually) Associate’s degree with course work emphasis in GIS or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving surveying, geography, planning, land use, GIS, computer science, or cartography; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Special Requirements: Ability to obtain North Carolina Property Mappers “Mapper” certification and Designation as Map Review Officer within 2 years from date of hire. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license is required. In accordance with the county’s drug free workplace policy, employees will be subject to pre-employment and random drug screening.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Maintain computerized digital mapping of cadastral (Land Records) and ortho-photography using ESRI ArcGIS Standard (formerly Arc Editor)
  • Assist in maintaining files of various maps, documents, and correspondence; operates digital mapping system.
  • Ability to read and interpret deeds, land surveys and metes and bounds and adjoining boundary descriptions.
  • Assists in the transfer of real property to the extent consistent with job duties
  • Answers general questions relating to matters within the tax office that may not be directly related to tax mapping responsibilities
  • Assigns tax identification numbers for permit applications; performs data entry including coding of fire districts
  • May be required to assist with inquires that may arise at the service counter that are directly related to tax mapping responsibilities
  • May be required to assist in the printing and updating of “property cards”
  • May be required to assist with telephone inquires that may arise that are directly related to tax mapping responsibilities
  • May be required to assist in the capture and maintenance of street centerline files using handheld GPS devices
  • May be required to provide support and emergency operations during disasters
  • Performs other duties as required

Closing Date: August 5, 2014

SOCIAL SERVICES

Foreign Language Interpreter (Bilingual) (Grade 60 Salary Range $23,794-$32,024) Graduation from high school or GED and one year experience preferably in a health care or human service setting or related experience, demonstrating fluency in English and the foreign language(s) necessary to successfully perform assigned job duties. Must have valid NC Driver's License. Must have access to use of a motor vehicle for travel to clients homes and various destinations throughout the county.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in interviews with non-English speaking Hispanic population to interpret and gather information needed for clinic services and outreach programs.
  • Interviews and interprets for applicants and/or recipients of all Social Service programs.
  • Obtains data for financial status and household composition.
  • Gathers necessary information to determine eligibility.
  • Completes paperwork accurately and orderly within specified time frames.
  • Explains clearly and concisely the Social Service Programs to clients through the interpreting process.
  • Reading and comprehension of policies, regulations, and instructions from manuals on work procedures.
  • Translate and prepare written material for department use.
  • Makes home visits as deemed necessary.
  • This employee will be On Call every two weeks. They will have to be available 24/7. This employee will need to be able to respond to the call thirty (30) minutes from when the call is received. The employee will be occupied by a Social Worker and at times law enforcement.
  • Works in disaster shelters as deemed necessary.
  • Attends supervisory conferences, staff meetings and training.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Types letters, forms, and other documents and completes computer-input forms.
  • Performs general filing.
  • Proficiency in computer input with dexterity.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Closing Date: August 6, 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:

    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:

    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.

    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.