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Instructions for submitting an application and a list of required additional materials is in each job posting.    You are welcome to drop off your completed application in person or fill out a written application at our headquarters.

Isothermal Planning and Development Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.

Current Openings

See below for information about four open positions:Finance Director and Receptionist.

Finance Director

The Isothermal Regional Commission has an opening for the Director of Finance.  This is a hands-on key organizational financial and management position reporting directly to the Executive Director.  The Finance Department administers numerous federal, state and locally funded programs and projects with the four county/twenty-three municipality planning district in the foothills of the Blue ridge and between Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville SC, and Hickory NC metro area.  This critical position is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of all financial records, accounting activities and budgeting of a governmental regional planning agency.  Tasks include but are not limited to accounting activities, payroll, budgeting, purchasing, preparing and administering cost allocation plans (including indirect cost allocation plans), preparing financial reports to state and federal agencies and personnel administration.  All financial activities are performed in accordance with the NC Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.  The Finance Director is a critical member of the Commissions’ management team and will also work to develop the Commissions Back Office Support System with its local membership to provide financial services.


The successful candidate must be well organized, detail oriented, familiar with governmental accounting standards and the NC Local Government Fiscal Control Act, and able to effectively delegate and supervise financial and accounting tasks.  The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter, who continually seeks to improve and expand services and can meet crucial deadlines.  This position requires at a minimum a BS Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and considerable experience (8-10 years preferred) in governmental accounting including federal and state grants accounting and non-profit accounting methods.  A Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation is preferred. A complete Job Description can be found here.

Position is open until filled with first round of review beginning on December 30, 2019.

How to apply:

This position has a competitive salary (depending on the experience of the candidate) with a Hiring Range of  $66,936 to a mid-range of $83,662 and an excellent benefit plan to include NC Retirement, Health Plan for employee, 401(k), and paid leave. 

Applications are accessed on the Isothermal Regional Commission Website at www.regionc.org/https://regionc.org/about/employment-opportunities/.  Resume, cover letter, and signed application must be submitted to sdadson@regionc.orgFinal candidates will be subject to a background and credit check.

Isothermal Planning and Development Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.


Isothermal Planning and Development Commission is looking for a part time Receptionist for the Main Office of the Commission, located at 111 West Court Street, Rutherfordton, NC.  Hours are @ 30 hours per week on schedule.

The Receptionist performs a variety of public contact and clerical duties.  Duties include:  Operate a multi-line phone system to answer general questions and relay incoming calls to appropriate person;  Greet building visitors, answer general questions, route to appropriate meeting room;  Process incoming mail and packages, distributing to proper mailbox;  Keep lobby, mail and copy rooms in order, printer paper trays stocked;  Assist users with troubleshooting office equipment;  Assist with inventory of office supplies and stocking when necessary;  Clerical assignments such as scanning, copying, collating, computer data entry to assist other department as needed.

Qualification and skills include:

  • Professional and friendly manner a must
  • Confidentiality
  • Strong Verbal Communication Skills
  • Dependability
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Working knowledge of office equipment
  • Typing skills with general knowledge of MS Office

Grade 13 with a Hiring Rate of $13.00/hour. 

Final candidates will be subject to a background check followed by an interview process.  This position is open until filled. First Round of Interview is expected to take place starting October 31, 2019.

A job application is linked at the top of this page. Resume, cover letter, and signed application must be submitted to Judy Lynch: jlynch@regionc.org.

Isothermal Regional Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.

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