Who We Are.

Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and bordered by the Catawba River, Catawba County offers the hospitality and connectivity of a mid-sized community with convenient access to amenities and North Carolina’s scenic outdoors. We are an ideal home for those with a sense of adventure and a heart for hard work.

Our community’s work ethic is reflected throughout our organization: if it can be done, we’ll do it. If we can improve it, it’ll get better. And if we can do it together, it’ll be the best it can possibly be. We invite you to join our team in Catawba County, where we are dedicated to Making. Living. Better. – for our employees, our community, and our future – every day.

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Why We Work Here.

Why work here? While we like to have fun at work, we are serious about public service. We recognize that the opportunity to work here is an opportunity to make a difference for our community, and that’s what defines us. We embrace innovation and continuous improvement to ensure we can deliver the best solutions possible to our citizens. But don’t just take our word for it; listen to what some of our team members have to say about why they work for Catawba County.

It’s a humbling feeling to know that I help families in their worst of times and can provide them with resources, services, and even a boost of confidence to show them that they have the strength as a family to overcome these obstacles. This reason alone makes me feel like we are making a real difference in the community and in people’s lives. - Justin, Social Services

I love helping people. It’s cliché, but it is why I love what I do. Going home every day knowing I made a difference in someone’s life is rewarding. - Jodie, 911

When I help someone who has a problem or issue, I know that I may be doing something that can change a life. - Kurt, Library

I enjoy building a relationship with each participant, watching them grow, and helping them feel like they matter. - Lena, Public Health

It's about improving and helping someone's livelihood. That's what makes our job so great. - Lindsey, EMS

I enjoy my job because of the satisfaction of helping someone. When a customer is frustrated and calls IT for assistance, it’s a nice feeling to be able to work the issue out with them and get it resolved.- Garrett, IT

Employee Spotlights

Our Core Values.

Catawba County Government works for the citizens of Catawba County. We are more than a service organization; we are people dedicated to serving our community in ways that reflect the inherent values we hold true to ourselves. We embody our roots as doers by continually striving to do the best job possible for our residents and our community every single day.

Our approach to this work is guided by our shared commitment to four core values:

  • Doing What's Right: Integrity, Respect, Transparency, Professionalism
  • Doing What Matters Most: Service to Others, Initiative, Empowerment, Prioritization, Authenticity
  • Doing It Together: Teamwork, Inclusion, Stewardship, Empathy, Patience
  • Doing It Well: Innovation, Accountability, Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement

Growth Opportunities.

Leadership. Education. Professional Development. Promotion. Lifelong Careers.

In Catawba County, we like to say collaboration is our secret sauce. We strive to provide an inclusive, upbeat, interactive and fun work environment across our organization. And once you’re here, we’d like you to stay for a while – which is why we actively cultivate and support opportunities for individual leadership, team building, continued education, professional growth, recognition, promotion, and employee engagement, regardless of title.

Getting curious? We encourage you to learn more about us and check out our available jobs here. If you don’t find one that suits you just yet, contact us to get added to our Catawba County Talent Network and we’ll keep you posted when a good fit opens up.

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