Employment Opportunities

Lawrence county, Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is for our work force to be representative of the working population of Lawrence county, Tennessee. We do not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability in all matters pertaining to employment and promotion; we will not tolerate discrimination on the part of managers or supervisors. Women, minorities and the disabled encouraged to apply. All applicants subject to background check, physical examination and drug screening.

Director of Accounts and Budgets

  • Ensures that financial systems are established and operated in accordance with sound accounting practices and federal, state and local accounting and purchasing rules and regulations are consistently followed.
  • Oversees financial transactions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, general ledger, payroll, budgeting, county revenues, and ensures the proper maintenance of all related records.
  • Assists with budget preparation with department heads and elected officials, prepares all documents required for each meeting and formulates budgets for major categories in the general fund.
  • Manages county debt, issues new debt, records and maintains old debt and ensures debt payments are met in a timely manner after consultation with the County’s securities consultants.
  • Reviews and remains current on new laws and regulations pertaining to the accounting profession including GAAP and GASB. 

Job performance is evaluated through review of financial operations, knowledge of county government operations, level of support provided to county government operations and interpersonal, organizational and decision-making skills. Job duties and responsibilities are also subject to annual audits from the State of Tennessee.

Experience in accounting and financial administration of a complex nature including supervisory responsibilities; experience managing multiple financial accounts and performing advanced accounting transactions including accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, forecasts, depreciation, amortization, etc.; organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills, aand attention to detail.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an M.A. or M.S. Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience to provide the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills.

Commensurate with Experience and Education.

Email resume and completed job application (application available here) to ctyree@lawcotn.org

Solid Waste Laborer

This is manual solid waste and sanitation work assisting with the maintenance and operation of the county owned solid waste landfill. Activities associated with the job include assisting with the collection of recycled items from public facilities and other public and private customers and operating tow motors and bobcats to move bales of plastic and other recycled materials when necessary. Incumbents are also responsible for performing routine preventive maintenance on solid waste machinery and equipment, sowing grass seed, performing light maintenance duties, sanding and painting the maintenance shop, mowing sections of the landfill, etc. Some activities require heavy manual labor depending upon workload demands. Job duties require some experience operating heavy equipment, some knowledge of landfill and recycling operations, sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions and the ability to consistently follow departmental rules and regulations. Job performance is evaluated daily by the Solid Waste Director in consultation with the Assistant Solid Waste Director through direct observation of the activities performed on the job, ability to operate solid waste equipment and machinery utilized at the recycling center and land fill, safety of daily work activities and ability to interact effectively with co-workers and the public

Graduation from an accredited high school (or GED program); some experience working in solid waste and/or recycling operations and operating trucks and other heavy equipment; ability to interact tactfully with the public; ability to make decisions within established operating procedures; sufficient strength to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience to perform the job duties. Possession of a valid Tennessee Commercial Driver License, Class B (or better) and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.

To be considered, candidates must complete an application and send a resume to ghyde@lawcotn.org or deliver to 2126 Baler Dr., Lawrenceburg, TN 38464. Applications are available hereApplications are accepted from  January 27th - February 2nd.

Public Health Office Assistant

A detailed job description available here.

Applications are accepted through January 9-23, 2023 (application available here)

Extension Program Assistant ll

Primary Location: Lawrenceburg
 Lawrence County Extension
Campus/Institute: Institute of Agriculture
Schedule: Full-time

  • Collaborate effectively with community and state-level partners to implement specific program components of the Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program (TNCEP).
  • Assist in the provision of resources, training and technical assistance to ensure the comprehensive health, nutrition, and physical activity programs occurring in community settings.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an active coalition of County agencies, organizations, industries, businesses, and individuals to address the nutritional and physical activity needs of all county residents.
  • Maintain and grow positive partnerships with local organizations, vendors, agencies, and general public in support of the TNCEP grant goals.
  • Assist with community needs assessments and evaluation requirements as needed.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.
(include education, experience, skills & abilities, licenses & certifications):

  • Successful applicant must have a valid Tennessee driver’s licenses.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, teaching skills, communication skills, and organization skills.
  • Clear background check will be required.
  • Knowledge and experience with the local community and the low income audience.
  • Preference given to individuals who are members of the community to be served.
  • Skilled in using a series of hands-on, interactive lessons and committed to delivering sound evidence-based instruction.
  • Able to influence behaviors and impact the lives of those that are taught.
  • Dedicated to reaching diverse, low-income populations.
  • Able to recruit audience members and develop community partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, audiences, partners and Extension professionals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software programs for communication, reporting, and training.
  • Experience teaching youth and/or adults.
  • Building and maintaining community partnerships.
  • Computer experience.
UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communitites, to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels

For More Information contact the Lawrence County Extension Office at 931-762-5506 Continuation of this position is dependent upon continued funding and satisfactory work performance. (application available here)

Corrections Officer

The Lawrence County Jail

$13.28/hour plus $1,000 signing bonus

Corrections officer needed to work in the jail with inmates on 12-hour shifts, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Must have a clean record.

Candidates can print an application here and email it to staylor@lawrencecosheriff.com or turn it at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office located at 240 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Licensed Practical Nurse

The Lawrence County Jail


LPN would work in the Jail with inmates on a set schedule, 12-hour shifts, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with holidays off.

Must have a clean record.

Candidates can print an application here and email it to staylor@lawrencecosheriff.com or turn it in at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office located at 240 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Night Shift Patrol Deputies and Courthouse Security

The Lawrence County Sheriffs Office

Commissioned law enforcement officers or honorably discharged veterans will be given priority hiring status.

Candidates can apply in person at the Lawrence County Sheriffs Office, or print an application here and turn it at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office located at 240 West Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Company Policy

Lawrence County will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), age, national origin, marital status, Vietnam era or qualified special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected vetting, referrals; layoff, recall, termination, training, educational and tuition assistance, social and recreational programs, wages, other forms of compensation and job requirements.