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Job Title: Deputy Clerk I
The Essex County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has an opening for the full-time position of Deputy Clerk I.  The Deputy Clerk will be responsible for calculating the correct fees, recording and indexing a variety of legal documents relating to the ownership of real estate in Essex County.  Other duties will include issuing marriage licenses, opening and maintaining criminal and civil files, administering oaths, collecting court fines and costs and assisting the public.  Various computer programs will be used to complete these tasks on a daily basis.  The Deputy Clerk MUST be able to work under pressure, with frequent interruptions, and often without direct supervision.  A strong desire to work with and serve the public is essential.  Must be detail oriented.

Requirements:  Graduation from high school or equivalent, with some experience relative to the duties to be performed.  

Salary:  Approximately $25,000.00 with state retirement and other benefits.

State application is required:    www.essex-virginia.org

Applications are to be delivered in person to Gayle Ashworth, Clerk at 305 Prince Street, Tappahannock, VA or sent to:  Gayle J. Ashworth, Clerk; Essex Co. Circuit Court, Post Office Box 445, Tappahannock, VA 22560

Essex County is an equal opportunity employer. 


Job Title: Animal Care Technician

Category: Part Time (12 to 20 hours mainly weekends)

Pay Grade: 104

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

This position performs responsible work in maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people in accordance with all statutes, ordinances, and regulations pursuant to the operation of pounds and the sheltering of animals. This position shall be primarily responsible for the lawful, proper, and humane care of animals, and shall assure that all animals’ nutrition, sanitary housing and basic medical needs are met on a daily basis. This position shall assist the public when reclaiming, adopting or admitting animals and is responsible for promoting responsible pet ownership in conversations with customers. The proper performance of duties is essential to preserve the health of animals and to prevent the spread of disease within the shelter. This position receives direction from and reports to the Animal Shelter Manager.

Completed applications should be submitted to Juanita Sydnor, Payroll & HR Manager, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA 22560. Applications will be reviewed as received. Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.


Job Title: School Resource Officer
Status:  Full time, Salary:  $34,000 plus full benefits

The Essex's County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the full time position of School Resource  Officer for the Essex County High School. This position provides law enforcement and police services to the school, school grounds and areas adjacent to the school.

This position works to prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact and positive relationships with students. Attends and participates in school functions. Works with the guidance counselors and other student support staff to assist students. Obtains juvenile petitions and works with the Department of Social Services.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required along with two years of experience as law enforcement officer.

The work performed requires responding to crisis situations and involves quick decision making regarding people, resources, and property.

Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2019.  Completed applications should be submitted to Juanita Sydnor, Payroll & HR Manager, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA 22560. Applications will be reviewed as received. Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Job Title: Court Security Deputy

Status:  Full time, Salary:  To be determined upon employment.

The Essex's County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the part time position of Court Security Deputy for Essex Court System. This position performs work maintaining an orderly and safe court environment. Court Security personnel are responsible for screening all citizens entering the courthouse, using a metal detector and/or hand held wand. Assisting in the monitoring and transportation of prisoners to and from jails. The work performed requires responding to crisis situations and involves quick decision making regarding people, resources, and property. Must have the ability to collect and disseminate information, to follow written and oral instructions and to work effectively with others.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must posses a valid driver's license.

The work performed requires responding to crisis situations and involves quick decision making regarding people, resources, and property.


Salary for this position will be determined upon employment. Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2019. Completed applications should be submitted to Juanita Sydnor, Payroll & HR Manager, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA 22560. Applications will be reviewed as received. Essex County is an equal opportunity provider.

Job Title:  Basic Life Support EMT/Firefighter

Status:  Full time with benefits, Salary – $32,682.85 - $52,292
Essex County EMS is seeking a highly motivated professional individual to fill a full time Basic Life Support (BLS) EMT/Firefighter position. Candidates will perform emergency medical basic life support services and firefighter duties as required. Applicants must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, a good driving record, and must be computer literate and have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. Minimum Qualifications: EMT-B, Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification, EVOC, CPR and within one year obtain Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations certifications.  This position is subject to a criminal background investigation, drug test and health exam.  

For more information please contact the Chief of Emergency Services, James W. Brann, at 804-443-4059.  To be considered, a completed Essex County employment application with the following attachments must be submitted:  copies of training certifications, current DMV Driver History Report, and resume.  An application may be obtained below.  Completed applications should be submitted to Payroll & Human Resources Manager, P. O. Box 1079, Tappahannock, VA  22560.  Hiring salary based upon qualifications and experience.  Open recruitment – applications considered as received and as positions are available.  

Essex County is an equal opportunity employer.



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Employment Documents

Essex County Job Application

Please return completed applications to:


Payroll & Human Resources Manager
Essex County, Virginia
P.O. Box 1079
Tappahannock, VA 22560-1079


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Job Title: Planning & Zoning Director filled on 5/28/19
Job Title: Deputy Registrar
 - Position filled on 4/15/2019
Job Title: Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation
 - Position filled on 4/2/2019
Job Title: PT IT Specialist - Position filled on 3/11/2019
Job Title: PT Maintenance Assistant - Position filled on 2/26/2019
Job Title: Building Code Technical Assistant/Compliance Officer - Position filled on 11/1/2018
Job Title: Advanced Life Support EMT/Firefighter - Position filled 10/26/2018
Job Title: Advanced Life Support EMT/Firefighter - Position filled 10/19/2018
Job Title: Part-Time Maintenance Assistant - Position filled 10/9/2018
Job Title: Deputy County Administrator - Position Filled 10/5/2018

Job Title: Office Associate I - General Properties - Position filled 8/24/2018
Job Title: Assistant Attorney - Position filled 8/6/2018
Job Title: Part-Time Library Clerk - Position filled 7/9/2018
Job Title: Office Associate I - Position filled 7/9/2018
Job Title: Emergency Services Captain - Position filled 6/19/18

Job Title: Custodian - Positions filled 6/18/18
Job Title: Payroll & Human Resources Manager - Position filled 6/11/18
Job Title: Director of Parks and Recreation - Position filled 5/9/2018
Job Title:  Maintenance Assistant - Position filled 3/15/2018
Job Title:  County Planner - Position filled 3/5/18
Job Title:  Part-Time Library Clerk I - Position filled 12/4/17
Job Title: Investigator - Position filled 11/13/17
Job Title: Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation - Position filled 10/20/2017
Job Title: Youth Services Specialist - Position filled 10/20/2017
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 8/15/2017
Job Title: Library Director - Position filled 8/7/2017
Job Title: Office Associate I - Position filled 8/7/2017
Job Title: Seasonal Part-Time Pool Attendant - Positions filled 5/1/2017
Job Title: Summer Part-Time Library Page – Position filled 6/7/2017
Job Title: Communications Operator - Dispatch  - Positions filled 5/15/2017
Job Title: Maintenance Assistant - Position filled 4/26/2017
Job Title: Animal Care Technician - Position filled 4/19/2017
Job Title: Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 4/4/2017
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 3/9/17
Job Title: Senior Deputy Clerk – Position filled 3/9/17
Job Title: Warrant Technician - Position filled 1/23/2017
Job Title: County Administrator - Position filled 12/13/16
Job Title: Victim Witness Coordinator - Position filled 12/9/16
Job Title: Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 12/5/16
Job Title: Basic Life Support EMT/Firefighter - Position filled 11/1/16
Job Title: Director of Planning and Community Development - position remains open
Job Title: Part-Time Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 8/2/16
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 6/21/16
Job Title: Deputy Clerk I - Position filled 6/10/16
Job Title: Library Clerk – Seasonal Part-Time – Essex County Library - Position filled 6/7/16
Job Title: Seasonal – Part-Time Program Assistant (2 positions being hired) - Positions filled 5/10/16
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 2/29/16
Job Title: Assistant Attorney - Position filled 3/7/16
Job Title: Communications Supervisor - Dispatch - Position filled 3/7/16
Job Title: Deputy Sheriff – School Resource Officer - Position filled 1/19/16
Job Title: Geospatial Program Coordinator - Position filled 2/8/16
Job Title: Advanced Life Support EMT/Firefighter - Position filled 11/1/15
Job Title: Deputy Animal Control Officer - Position filled 9/18/15
Job Title: Administrative Assistant - Position filled 8/7/15
Job Title: Assistant Attorney  - Position filled 7/28/15
Job Title: Land Use Data Administrator - Position filled 7/14/15


Employment Documents

Essex County Job Application

Please return completed applications to:

Payroll & Human Resources Manager
Essex County, Virginia
P.O. Box 1079
Tappahannock, VA 22560-1079