Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions.
Great News!  Polk County Local Government is now offering a $1,000.00 sign-on bonus for all full-time and part-time regular new hires through the end of Fiscal Year 2022.  

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Employment Opportunities

Sheriff's Department Job Openings

County Job Openings (full-time regular)

County Job Openings (part-time regular)

County Job Openings (Part-time, as needed)



In order to be considered for an open position with our Local Government, applicants MUST complete and submit a County application.  Additional application materials such as resume, profile, cover letter, credentials, etc. may be submitted with your application, however; will not be considered without a County application. 

Polk County Local Government does not accept unsolicited applications.

Download a county application using the following link:

Polk County Employment Application

Please ensure your application is fully completed, signed and dated.  E signature is acceptable.

If filled out by hand, please complete, sign and date using BLACK OR BLUE INK.

For employment consideration, submit completed applications to:

Human Resources Office
Polk County Local Government
PO BOX 308
Columbus, NC 28722

or email application to:

Contact Us

or fax application to:
(828) 722-5222

Polk County Local Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Polk County recognizes that its continued success in meeting the needs of its citizens requires the full and active participation of talented and committed individuals, regardless of their sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender expression. It is the policy of the County to foster, maintain and promote equal employment opportunity by the use of a consistent recruitment program, and to identify and attract the most qualified applicants for employment with the County. This policy is to be achieved by announcing positions and vacancies, by evaluating all applicants using the same criteria, and by applying testing methods through the local job service office, or other agencies providing job information to the public.