Buncombe County Health and Human Services is reaching out into the community to encourage area residents consider a career in local government to help the county’s workforce mirror the people served.
Lisa Eby, Human Resources manager for Health and Human Services, said, “We want our workforce to reflect the rich diversity of our community and our passion to serve. We encourage folks with big hearts who care about the resiliency and well-being of this community to apply. To build a strong and vital workforce, we need the help of the community to pass this information on to their family, friends, and professional networks.”
Eby listed a wide range of positions staffed by Buncombe County: front-desk staff, social workers, health inspectors, public assistance workers, call center employees, nurses, case managers, language translators, and many other career opportunities. Including new hires and replacements for departing workers, the county fills more than 70 vacancies each year.
For some positions, individuals who speak multiple languages are especially needed.
Educational qualifications range from high school diplomas to master’s degrees. New positions are posted every week, online at the Buncombe County website at www.buncombecounty.org (click on “Employment Opportunities”). New postings are added Thursday mornings and usually come down two weeks later (Wednesday at midnight).