Employment Opportunites


Employment Application
* All applications must be submitted to Tammy Safewright, Human Resources Director, tsafewright@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


EMT-Intermediates or Paramedics.

The Pulaski County Public Safety Department intends to offer full time employment to qualified EMT-Intermediates or Paramedics.

It is anticipated that four full-time positions will be selected to begin orientation during the fall of 2020.

Must at a minimum be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate or Paramedic and have completed a state approved EVOC course. Must be insurable under existing vehicle policy, which currently requires employees are a minimum of 21 years of age to operate emergency vehicles.

Full-time staff work 48 hours/week variable shifts including 24 hour shifts as needed.

Full time positions include a $1200.00 hiring bonus (paid upon successful completion of a precepting program and probationary period), full benefit package including health insurance and VRS retirement offered through the County of Pulaski. Full time employees are eligible for work related uniform and training expenses as established.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Grounds Maintenance Tech

Pulaski County is seeking a Grounds Maintenance Technician that is responsible for the maintenance and mowing of all County owned properties while providing a safe and esthetic environment for our citizens. Must be able to operate mowers, edger’s, weed eaters, chain saws, trimmers, etc. Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver’s License and a Virginia Commercial Driver’s License with a Class A endorsement is preferred but not required.

This is a full time position that includes full benefits: health, dental (optional vision), life insurance, state retirement program, optional 457(b) retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave and paid holidays.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Convenience Center Attendant

Applicant would staff one of the PSA’s three solid waste drop site locations. This position directs and assists citizens in disposing of household trash, recyclables, metals, appliances, paper products, glass, plastics, tires, brush, and other items. Ensures that waste is in the proper containers and the drop site grounds free from trash and debris. Must be able to carry up to 75 pounds, stoop, bend, or stand for extended periods of time and be available on weekends. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of seventh grade.

Beginning wage is $11.00 per hour. This is a part-time position (29 hours per week) and includes pro-rated sick leave, vacation leave and paid holidays. Applicant must pass a criminal background check and drug test.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description


Pretrial Officer

New River Community Corrections & Pretrial Services is a DCJS grant funded Criminal Justice agency serving the 27th Judicial Circuit & District. NRCC&PTS has a main office located in Pulaski, Virginia, as well as several satellite offices throughout the district.

A Pretrial Officer provides supervision to defendants released on bail while awaiting trial. This position may include screening and interviewing defendants being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail following arrest, as well as preparing risk assessments and release recommendations to assist the judiciary with bail decisions. This position may also require the flexibility and aptitude to perform essential Probation Officer duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Established time management, problem solving, and organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Positive demeanor & strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in using software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments & multiple priorities
  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, or related field.
  • Experience working with confidential information
  • Experience in the field of Criminal Justice or Corrections
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices (EBP)

Applicant must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. Some overnight travel required. Must successfully pass a criminal background test and drug screen.

Pay is commensurate upon experience.

Interested individuals can apply at the appropriate Virginia Employment Commission Office or download and submit a county application to New River Community Corrections and Pretrial Services, PO Box 191, Pulaski, VA 24301.

Job Description


Sanitation Worker I

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. Ability to routinely walk a minimum of two miles. Applicants must pass a drug and background check.

The salary scale for this position is $22,880 - $37,752 and is commensurate on education and experience. This is a full time position with benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, optional vision insurance, state retirement program, optional 457 retirement program, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Environmental Services Technician

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Environmental Services Technician with Pulaski County. This position is responsible for performing routine cleaning/custodial and maintenance duties as required for all Pulaski County Buildings. Applicants must have some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment utilized. The salary scale is $22,880 - $32,707 and is commensurate upon education and experience. Applicants must undergo a criminal background check and drug test for employment.

This position includes the following benefits: health, dental, life, optional vision insurance, supplemental life, state retirement program, optional 457 retirement program, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays, and much more.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Public Safety Telecommunicator

The County of Pulaski is seeking to fill four experienced full-time E-911 Public Safety Telecommunicator postions. The salary range for this position is $30,000 - $55,000 and is commensurate upon education and experience. Job requirements include: receiving and dispatching emergency (911) calls for police, fire and emergency medical services. Applicant must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screen and have no felony convictions. Experience or training as an emergency communications officer, dispatcher or similar position required.

This position includes paid holiday, vacation and sick leave time as well as health, dental, vision, retirement and many other fringe benefits.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Aging & Disability Services Specialist - Part Time

The New River Valley Agency on Aging is seeking a part-time Aging & Disability Services Specialist/Options Counselor. Options Counseling provides person centered needs assessments, counseling and referrals, preliminary care planning and short term tracking based on consumer needs, preferences and situational context for persons in need of long term care supports.

Visit the New River Valley Agency on Aging website for more information.


General Services Crew Worker

Pulaski County is seeking a General Services Crew Worker. This position will require skilled work in the general maintenance, repair, modification and construction of County buildings and related equipment.

This is a full time position that includes the following benefits: health, dental (optional vision), life insurance, state retirement program, optional 457(b) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The salary scale for this position is $25,270 - $42,555 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description


General Services Crew Assistant

Pulaski County is seeking a General Services Crew Assistant. This position will require skilled work in the general maintenance, repair, modification and construction of County buildings and related equipment.

This is a full time position that includes the following benefits: health, dental (optional vision), life insurance, state retirement program, optional 457(b) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The salary scale for this position is $22,920 - $38,599 and is commensurate upon education and experience.

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

Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

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