Masthead for Rutherford County Human Resources

303 North Church Street • Murfreesboro, TN 37130 • Phone: (615) 494-4480 • Fax: (615) 907-5699

Contact Us:

303 N Church Street
Suite 200
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Office: (615) 494-4480
Fax: (615) 907-5699

Monday to Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

Jobs Currently Available


Application Instructions: If you are qualified and interested in applying for one of the positions listed, please send completed application, resume, and demographic information form to: Rutherford County Human Resources Department, 303 North Church Street, Suite 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Pay close attention to the application process for each listing and include work history on the application. Completed applications, resumes, and demographic information forms must be received by the closing date listed on the announcement to ensure consideration. If you have a question please call the Human Resources Department at (615) 494-4480.

Rutherford County Government is an E-Verify participating employer.
Please view the following required posters:
E-Verify Poster English 2012 / E-Verify Poster Spanish 2012
Right-to-Work Poster English 2012 / Right-to-Work Poster Spanish 2012

Position /
Department / Salary
Job Summary / Minimum Qualifications / Requirements

Animal Care Specialist

Department: P.A.W.S.

Starting Salary: $24,165 - $25,942 / year (commensurate with experience)

Job Summary: The purpose of this classification is to perform general/specialized work associated with providing effective and efficient animal control. Duties and responsibilities include cleaning of kennels, cages, and related spaces in the animal holding areas and shelter; feeding and watering animals; inventory of all animals twice daily; supply inventory and maintenance; training new employees; and the overall care of impounded animals. Documents and responds to all inquiries, service requests, and comments received from the public to provide pertinent information on adoptions, ordinance requirements, spay/neuter questions, and any other type of general information. Reports to Animal Control Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or GED; and one (1) year of customer relations experience supplemented by two (2) months previous experience and/or training involving animal control or animal handling; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license. Must possess and maintain valid Euthanasia Certification. Must possess time management skills, including the capability to work productively in fast-paced environment, keep focus on several tasks at once, and be prepared for interruptions when needed to attend to more crucial matters. Must be able to effectively communicate knowledge and information to a non-technical audience. Must possess basic computer skills, including but not limited to word processing, email, and Internet. 

Additional Requirement:  Please include copies of all certifications, diplomas, and TN Career Center Readiness certificates (if applicable) with employment application.

Application Deadline:

September 26th, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

County Engineer  

Department:  Engineering

Salary: $65,137- $76,437 / Year (Commensurate with Experience)

Job Summary:  The purpose of this classification is to provide consultation to county administrators and commissioners on engineering activities, and to perform managerial and administrative work associated with engineering. Duties and responsibilities include planning and directing departmental activities, including engineering office, Public Works, and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as set forth in the Clean Water Act. Position is also responsible for monitoring construction projects, making recommendations, supervising assigned employees, developing and administering budget, maintaining records, and performing other functions as appropriate. Reports to County Mayor.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible civil engineering, budget administration, basic knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics and soil characteristics, familiarity with federal and state agencies, and management/supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification. If the Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification is not for the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee P.E. must be obtained within 6 months of employment.  Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

Additional Requirement: Please include copies of all certifications and diplomas with the Rutherford County employment application.

Application Deadline:

September 18th, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

Election Workers

Department: Rutherford County Election Commission


The Rutherford County Election Commission is in need of election workers for the following election:

Tuesday, November 4th.

Positions Needed:
Voter Registrars (paper style)--pay is $120/day
Voter Registrars (computer style)--pay is $120/day
Voting Machine Operators--pay is $120/day
Computer Set-up Technicians--pay is $170/day--must be knowledgeable enough about computers to set up laptops, connect printers and mouse to laptops, and connect laptops to a network hub. Required training is 2 hours.

Must be at least 17 years old (an excused absence form will be provided for your high school); Must be a registered voter of Rutherford County (unless only 17 years old); Must be reliable and have reliable transportation; Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds (some positions); Computer skills preferred; Cannot be a candidate or elected official; Other restrictions may apply.

Most County employees are not eligible however; teachers and administators at schools are eligible.

If interested, please contact Denniese Liles at 615-898-7743 or at IMMEDIATELY. Applications are available online at

Application Deadline:

Open Until filled