Employment Opportunities/Applications

Archive Assistant
Position Description: Assists the County Archivist and Records Manager in the operations of the Washington County Records Management and Archives Department and serves as the designated substitute in the absence of the department head. The position of Archive Assistant reports to and is supervised by the County Archivist and Records Manager. This is a 25-hour per week part-time position. No benefits accrue with the position.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • provides access and reference assistance to individuals using county records;
  • assists in the transfer, storage, and preservation of county records;
  • assists in organizing and processing materials housed in the department;
  • assists in developing and maintaining guides, indices, and other access tools for retrieving and using county records;
  • assists in training and supervising archive volunteers;
  • and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements:


  • a high school diploma or GED;
  • an ability to assist and communicate effectively with a diverse clientele;
  • an ability to work well with others;
  • a basic knowledge of research methodology for genealogy and local history;
  • an ability to organize and process complex sets of records;
  • an ability to work independently or with limited supervision;
  • familiarity with technology tools and skills (computer skills, Internet searches, word processing skills);
  • effective personal communication skills (oral and written);
  • good work habits (punctual, self-motivated, etc.);
  • must be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds;
  • must be able to use stairs, step-stools, and ladders


  • experience in providing reference assistance in regard to historical records; 
  • work experience in an archive or library setting;
  • knowledge of the history of Washington County, Tennessee;
  • experience with website design and records management software 

Application Process: A copy of your current resume should be mailed to Ned Irwin, County Archivist and Records Manager, P. O. Box 219, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or by e-mail to nirwin@washingtoncountytn.org The application deadline is May 15, 2016. 

Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer.

Deputy Clerk, Probate/Chancery Court
Nature of Work - This position is responsible for administrative maintenance of records, legal documents and accountings for the Chancery Court of Washington County. The primary responsibilities of the position involve the coordination of court activities and file maintenance for the Clerk & Master’s office. Additional responsibilities include: maintaining dockets or calendars of cases to be called, using computer software, recording case dispositions, court orders, and arrangements made for payment of court fees, answering inquiries from the general public regarding judicial procedures, court appearances, trial dates, adjournments, outstanding attachments, summonses, subpoenas, witness fees, and payment of fines. Preparing and issuing orders of the court, including attachments, release documentation, certificates, and summonses, preparing documents and recording the outcomes of court proceedings.

Job responsibilities - This position requires a great deal of accuracy due to the complexity and detailed nature of the information utilized on the job, considerable knowledge of the functions and operations and procedures of Chancery and Probate Court.  Strong interpersonal, organizational and decision-making skills are required. Job performance is reviewed by the Clerk and Master through review of the accuracy and thoroughness of completed work, knowledge and expertise in assigned duties and related responsibilities and the overall functioning and efficiency of the Clerk and Masters’ office. Job activities are also subject to state audit. 
Requirements - Graduation from an accredited four-year high school.  Significant organizational, decision-making, and interpersonal skills combined with a dedicated attention to detail.  Ability to maintain information privacy and confidentiality is required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office is also essential.
Preferred candidates will also have supplemental experience in the legal field, experience with court proceedings and/or office administration.
Please send cover letter and resume to Clerk and Master, Washington County Justice Center, 108 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2157, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659 or by e-mail to slawson@washingtoncountytn.org Deadline for submission is May 13, 2016.

Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer. 

Bilingual Public Health Office Assistant
The Washington County Health Department is accepting applications through April 15th for a full-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Public Health Office Assistant. Candidates should have prior experience with clerical support (healthcare setting preferable) and customer service; must be proficient with the use of a computer. High School diploma or GED and valid driver's license with reliable transportation are required. Contact Tammy Cox to obtain an application at 423-975-2200.

Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer. 

Animal Services Manager

The two jurisdictions of Washington County and Johnson City Tennessee, who jointly operate animal control for the entire City and County, and who also operate a new animal services facility, are seeking an experienced, energetic, team builder to be their next Animal Services Manager. Salary range $40K - $62K, DOQ plus benefits. Position reports to a five member Board comprised of two representatives from each local government (city and county), and the President of the local Humane Society. The Manager will have 4 full-time and 12 part-time employees under their direction with an annual operating budget of approximately $612K.The successful candidate must be a proven manager with demonstrated success in animal shelter and control operations, finance, community interface, and leadership. Bachelor's Degree with 5 to 8 years of experience preferred. Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience and training in lieu of degree will be considered.

To apply, send resumes to: employment@johnsoncitytn.org

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Washington County, TN is an equal opportunity employer. 

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