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The Town accepts applications whenever there is a vacancy to be filled. Vacant positions will be posted on this page. If there is a position posted that you would like to apply for, you can download the employment application here (.pd)

FOR POLICE POSITIONS ONLY - download the police criminal history form here (.pd)



The Town of Rutherfordton is seeking a qualified individual for the position of firefighter. The successful candidate must possess a valid NC driver’s license, NC Firefighter II certification, and NC EMT Basic certification. A Class B driver’s license is required within six months of employment. Terms of employment will include the successful candidate completing a physical agility and written skills assessment. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, ethical, team oriented and passionate about public service. Starting salary range $28,500- $30,000 DOQ. Open until filled with the first round of application screenings occurring on April 21st. Please return completed application with copies of required certifications to: Fire Chief Tommy Blanton, Town of Rutherfordton, 144 N. Mitchell St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.