Employment Opportunities

Building Inspector

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Lancaster County is seeking applicants for the position of Building Inspector. Duties include inspecting construction, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work in commercial and residential structures (inspections are performed under the authority of the Uniform Statewide Building Code); reviewing plans for new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures and issuing certificates of occupancy; office management including taking permit applications, issuing permits, maintaining records, making computer entries, writing professional letters and communicating with the public via telephone, email and in the office; routine maintenance of county-owned property; assisting during county emergency situations and other duties as assigned. Normal working hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Requirements include a high school diploma or GED; Virginia driver's license with a good driving record; satisfactory criminal history background check; 3 years' experience in the construction trades or education equivalent to experience as noted in the Uniform Statewide Building Code; and future satisfactory completion of courses at the Virginia Building Code Academy. Preferred - post secondary courses or degree in a construction related field, Virginia certification as a Building Inspector in one or more construction related disciplines and previous experience in code enforcement. The selected applicant must obtain a least one Virginia certification in building, electric, plumbing or mechanical inspections within eighteen months of employment and all within three years of employment.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer. A detailed job description is available for download from the link above (PDF format). Resumes are welcome, but must be accompanied by a county employement application (available for download from the link at the bottom of this web page - PDF format). Applications should be sent to the County Administration Office, Attention: Don G. Gill, County Administrator, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503 and must be received by 5 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Interviews are expected to begin shortly thereafter, but the position remains open until filled.

Solid Waste Site Attendant

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Lancaster County is accepting applications for the position of Solid Waste Site Attendant. Refer to the job description linked above for details.

Family Services Specialist I/II and Family Services Specialist IV

Lancaster County Department of  Social Services is seeking a Family Services Specialist I/II and Family Services Specialist IV.

For complete job descriptions, and application instructions go to: https://dss.virginia.gov/geninfo/jobs.cgi and select Local Agency Careers - Search and Apply for jobs on Local HR Connect (new)

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications for these positions must be submitted electronically through the website. Mailed, Emailed, Fax or Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Unless otherwise noted, the following form(s) must be submitted:

Lancaster County Employment Application Form