Employment Opportunities


Work where your job feels like family

"Work is like family away from family." - Jonathan Martin, Rear Loader

Work where you can build a career

"If you want a career, Pulaski County Public Safety is the place to do it!" - Nathaniel Davis, Pulaski County Public Safety Captain

Employment Application
Internship Application
* All applications must be submitted to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org
* If the applicant is applying for a CDL related position Appendix I must also be completed

Due to the number of applications received for County positions, applicants will only be notified if selected for an interview

Current Openings


Director of Drug Prevention

Pulaski County is seeking to fill a full-time Director position for our Department of Drug Prevention. Utilizing Opioid Settlement Funds, Pulaski County is embarking upon a new program that will directly address the ongoing opioid crisis in our community. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support the ongoing efforts to prevent drug abuse with specific focus on opioid abuse. Additional information is available on the County’s website via the job description.

Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree or equivalent is preferred as well as related experience in social work, mental/behavioral health services, public health or related fields.

The salary scale for this position is $64,029 - $76,800 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Firefighter

The Pulaski County Public Safety Department is seeing applicants for a Full-Time Firefighter. This position will perform firefighting and rescue functions in conjunction with various County and Town Departments and personnel. Respond to calls for service and perform duties as assigned and per Department policy within the scope of training, qualifications, and capabilities. Perform designated activities to protect and preserve life and property from fire and other potentially hazardous situations, and related work as assigned. Perform fire suppression, rescues, prevention, community education, support, and other duties as directed. Conduct scheduled activities including maintenance, cleaning, testing and upkeep of apparatus and equipment. Provide support to other agencies and departments in accordance with policy and mutual aid agreements.

Applicant must possess the following:

  • VDFP Firefighter I Certification (Firefighter II strongly preferred)
  • Haz-Mat Operations (VDFP or approved equivalent)
  • Extrication Technician (VDFP or approved equivalent)
  • VDFP approved EVOC Class III Certification

The salary scale for this position is $45,358 - $58,526 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Courthouse Deputy Sheriff

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is hiring for a Courthouse Deputy Sheriff position. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. Required minimum two years’ experience, as well as State Law Enforcement Certification. This position will be located in the Pulaski County Courthouse. Extensive background investigation and medical examination is required. Applicants must have 20/20 corrected vision and have proportionate height and weight. Preference will be given to applicants who are a resident of Pulaski County.

The salary scale for this position is $52,000 – $60,000 and is commensurate upon experience and years of service. Anticipated hire date of July 2024.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Elementary School Resource Officer

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is hiring for an Elementary School Resource Officer position. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. The requirements would be a current certified officer with a minimum of 2 years of current law enforcement experience. Extensive background investigation and medical examination is required. Applicants must have 20/20 corrected vision and have proportionate height and weight. Preference will be given to applicants who are a resident of Pulaski County.

The salary scale for this position is $52,000 – $60,000 and is commensurate upon experience and years of service. Anticipated hire date is June 2024.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Sanitation Worker

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Sanitation Worker I with the Pulaski County Public Service Authority. Applicants must have the ability to perform continuous heavy manual work in the collection and loading of residential solid waste. Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a maximum of 75 pounds on a daily basis. Ability to step on and off back of refuse truck numerous times daily and the ability to routinely walk a minimum of two miles.

The salary scale for this position is $28,070 - $43,680 and is commensurate on education and experience. This is a full-time position that includes benefits such as health, dental, vision and life insurance, VRS retirement program, optional 457b retirement program, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and much more.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Water/Wastewater Service Technician

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority is seeking to hire a Water/Wastewater Service Technician that is responsible for performing routine, semi-skilled and technical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of utility systems, pump stations, monitoring, repair and maintenance of flow meters, minor repairs to automotive and other equipment, inspection of sewage facilities, manholes, valves, etc.

The salary scale for this position is $34,554 - $56,393 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


E911 Telecommunicator

The County of Pulaski is seeking qualified applicants to fill experienced full-time E-911 Public Safety Telecommunicator positions. Job requirements include receiving and dispatching emergency (911) calls for police, fire and emergency medical services. Experience or training as an emergency communications officer, dispatcher or similar position required.

The salary scale for this position is $40,000 – 60,180 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Clean-up Crew Worker - Friends of Claytor Lake

The Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) is seeking a Clean-up Crew Worker that will be responsible for supporting the FOCL mission, vision, strategic plan, goals and management decisions by working with Pulaski County property owners, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Pulaski County PSA to clean Claytor Lake of floating debris in the form of wood and trash.

Applicant must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License. Employee must also successfully pass a drug and alcohol screening as well as a background and driving record check to be considered for employment.

The anticipated hourly rate for this position is $15 per hour; however, the rate is commensurate upon education and experience.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Emergency Medical Services – Field Staff

The Pulaski County Public Safety Department is hiring full-time Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced EMT's, and Paramedics.

Minimum qualifications include EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic Certification, and completion of a state approved EVOC course. Applicants must be insurable under the Existing County of Pulaski vehicle policy, which currently requires a minimum age of 18 and 1.5 years of driving experience with an acceptable driving record. A background screening and drug and alcohol test is also required.

Full-time staff work 48 hours per week with variable shifts including 24-hour shifts as needed. Salary is commensurate upon education, training and experience. A full benefit package, which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, VRS retirement, optional 457b retirement plan, paid sick, vacation and holidays are included in this position. A $1,500 recruitment bonus (paid upon successful completion of a precepting program and orientation period) is also included. The employer covers uniform and training expenses.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Grounds Maintenance Technician

Full-time position responsible for the maintenance and mowing of all County owned properties. Must be able to operate mowers, edgers, weed eaters, chain saws, trimmers, etc. A valid Virginia Driving Permit is required, a Virginia CDL License with a Class A endorsement is preferred but not required. Salary: $32,276 - $53,226

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


PSA Deputy Director - Water/Wastewater

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority is seeking to hire a Deputy Director that will oversee the Water/Wastewater Department. This position requires thorough knowledge of water/wastewater engineering and construction procedures, equipment used in the repair maintenance and construction of public works projects, ability to comprehend plans, specifications and detailed reports, supervisory experience, GIS experience, grant experience, etc.

Applicant is required to have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five year's experience and must have the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's License in Virginia. This is a full-time position that includes benefits such as health, dental, vision, VRS retirement, vacation, sick leave and paid holidays and much more. The salary range for this position is $77,662 to $122,092 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission or download and submit an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, tnichols@pulaskicounty.org.

Job Description

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Deputy Sheriff

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is hiring for a Deputy Sheriff position. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. Prefer applicants with State Law Enforcement Certification and two years of college credits; however, selected non-certified LEO applicants will begin the academy in July 2024. Extensive background investigation and medical examination is required. Applicants must have 20/20 corrected vision and have proportionate height and weight. Preference will be given to applicants who are a resident of Pulaski County.

The anticipated salary for non-certified applicants is $49,000 based upon successful completion of the NRV Criminal Justice Training Academy and field training. Tenured LEO’s would receive additional pay based upon experience and years of service ranging from $52,000 - $60,000.

Excellent Benefits Package that includes:

  • Health, dental & prescription drug insurance
  • Optional vision, cancer, critical illness, accident , life, AirMedCare, Pet, Legal insurance and Christmas club
  • Virginia state retirement & life plus optional 457b retirement program with company match
  • Sick, vacation and birthday leave
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Multiple paid holidays
  • Free YMCA membership and more!!!

Interested individuals may apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission Office or may download and deliver or mail an application to Tammy Nichols, Human Resources Director, 143 Third Street, NW, Suite 1, Pulaski, VA 24301.

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer