Buncombe County Employment

Job TitleHuman Services Planner/Evaluator I
AgencyHealth Center
Salary Range$71,260 - $74,466
Job LocationBuncombe County Health & Human Services
Closing Date5/13/2015
Job Details

General Statement of Duties
This position serves as the Human Services Planner/Evaluator I(HSPE)for Public Health and Economic Services and has responsibility for coordinating the fiscal and program functions of a cross section of Health and Human Service programs and special initiatives. (#1845)

Examples of Work
This position works with the divisions in reviewing processes, data, and best practice models to provide a high level of effectiveness in delivering the programs for which these divisions are responsible. In addition, this position is responsible for working with the divisions in budget development and monitoring. This position will also serve to facilitate programmatic integration of services where applicable and will work with both fiscal staff and programmatic staff in the development of models that are cost efficient while providing the best interface for customers. This position must have the ability to lead discussions and processes and actively listen in order to work with staff and management in achieving programmatic and fiscal goals. This position reports to the Director of the Health & Human Services Support Team but will work closely with program directors by coordinating with them in carrying out their mandated responsibilities.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
While programmatic knowledge of the specific programs is helpful, it is not required. The ideal candidate will display a keen ability to understand complex organizational and fiscal structures and must be able to understand and assist in implementation of best practice management models for government. This person must be able to effectively manage many tasks at one time and must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. This person must have the ability to efficiently and effectively interact with co-workers to accomplish common tasks; ability to have efficient and courteous interaction with the employer’s customers; ability to function in highly stressful circumstances; ability to maintain high level of professionalism and to conduct business in an ethical manner at all times. This position provides an excellent opportunity to work with all of Health & Human Services in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.


Minimum Education and Experience
A four year degree in public service administration, psychology, sociology, or social work or a human service programmatic field, preferably with coursework in human services planning/program evaluation; or graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of administrative, program evaluation or consultative experience in a human service program; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 

Additional Information
Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training, and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title. If work history involves part time work, you must state the number of hours per week to receive credit.  

ATTENTION LIFEGUARDS: Buncombe County pools are now under the management of Swim Club Management.  Applicants interested in working at the pools should apply on their website at lifeguardasheville.com, or contact Sarah McKenzie at (828) 348-4770.

How can I apply for County Employment?

Applications are accepted for posted position vacancies only. Please apply online. Paper applications are not accepted.

The full application package contains the Buncombe County application for employment, work history continuation sheet, Buncombe County authorization for release of personal and confidential information and the Buncombe County drug screening through urinalysis applicant consent form.

A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Worker positions. Please attach a copy or have your college send one to:

Buncombe County Human Resources
200 College Street, Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801

Should you require special assistance to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 828-250-4166.


  • Resumes are not accepted in place of applications and will not be accepted via e-mail. A resume may accompany a completed application for a posted vacancy.
  • Drug screen consent & personal information release documents are required with all applications.
  • To apply for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position.
  • Be sure to indicate on the application the specific position for which you are applying.