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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Current Vacancies:

Soil Conservationist

Essential Duties and Tasks:
This position performs technical and professional work providing solutions to resource concerns as well as supervising and coordinating operations of the District. Employee is responsible for providing technical assistance in the planning, design and implementation of the conservation of natural resources. Identifying natural resource problems, developing potential solutions and alternatives, designs and best management practices that address the problem. Employee is responsible for development of conservation plans addressing resource concerns, grant writing, and participating in other District programs. Employee may participate in environmental education as sanctioned through the Division of Soil and Water. Position spends much time writing and administering grants and allocations to create more projects and programs for Madison County with the relationship to water quality, natural resources, and environmental education. Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and techniques of best management practice design and installation in rural and urban areas is preferred. Ability to plan, organize and carry out projects effectively.
Present District outreach programs and recommendations effectively in oral, written or graphic from. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with landowners, land users, associates, governmental officials and the general public. Position requires the ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, work independently, work in teams and give attention to details.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Biology, Engineering, Agriculture Education, Environmental Education, or related field. A strong history with agricultural community may replace formal education. Employee should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. A valid driver's license and a "safe" driving record are required. Must have ability to work outside under all weather conditions. Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Training:
Ability to secure and administer grants. Skilled in the basic use of engineering surveying equipment or, GIS and GPS systems. Job Approval Authority for BMPs; excellent customer service skills. Applicants with a PE license, agricultural engineering environmental engineering license, previous Soil and Water Conservation, NRCS, or agriculture planning experience will be given preference. Knowledge of local resource concerns, local flora and fauna, and water quality trends.

To apply for this position, please go the following link where you can begin your application: https://sara126.typeform.com/to/Dj6f53

Transportation Authority Coordinator

Essential Duties and Tasks:
Supervises and oversees the daily operations and maintenance of the Madison County Transportation Authority vehicles and drivers. Supports the financial objectives of Madison County. Performs a variety of transportation such as scheduling, office support and communications work in scheduling drivers and dispatching vehicles in the County Transportation program and in maintaining service documentation. Responsible for the overall safety and training of the transit system.

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 and clearly, and to problem solve as needed by telephone, radio, and in person and coordinate routes with drivers, human service agencies, medical providers and the general public in a professional manner. Ability to read, analyze and interpret written materials, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to manage business and personnel effectively.

Minimum Training/Experience:
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and generate data and figures, Requires 1 year experience in Fleet management, strong computer skills required, 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 operations. Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally with peers, customers, employees, board members, community and regulatory agencies.

Special Requirement:
Possession of a valid North Carolina Driverís license for substitute driving duty.

Applications Deadline on: May 25th, 2015

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

Regina Sams, Director
Madison County Transportation Authority
387 Long Branch Road
Marshall, NC 28753

Temporary Seasonal Part-Time Assistant

Posting Date: April 17, 2015

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Salary: $12.00 per hour/30 hours per week

Location: Marshall, NC

Description of Work:
Madison County Parks and Recreation has an opening for a temporary seasonal position. This position will assist director with summer program for school-age children of Madison County. Each week we will go to a different location with up to 70 children on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Staff member will be responsible for chaperoning on and off the bus during the day. Staff member will also be responsible for marketing, registration, and data management of the summer program. Staff member will be responsible for communication with parents of children before, during, and after trips. Staff member will conduct evaluation of program at conclusion of summer. Perform general administrative functions and office duties as required including assisting customers, answering phones, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering computer data, preparing reservation contracts and agreements, and other related duties as required or assigned by Director.

How to Apply:
Submit State Application Form (PD-107), cover letter, and resume to:

Lynn Bowles, Director
Madison County Parks and Recreation
PO 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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