Career Opportunities


Economic Development Services, Research Analyst

The Appalachian Council of Governments is seeking a Research Analyst to work as part of a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary team focused on using data and technology to support informed regional economic development and community planning in the region. The successful candidate will be technically skilled, naturally inquisitive, attentive to details, and highly organized. In addition, they will have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to interact effectively with partner organizations and government agencies. Specific areas of work include research and analysis, grant writing, and the preparation of various studies, reports, and plans. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, economic or community development, public or or business administration, or a related field and proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite. Interested candidates should submit a resume to Brooke Ferguson via email at This position will be open until filled. 

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Regional Jobs

City of Inman, Planning Director

The Planning Director plans, organizes and directs the City's planning and zoning activities. Work involves developing comprehensive plans and strategies for City growth and development, ensuring the equitable and reasonable enforcement of approved City codes and regulations related to development. This position reports directly to the City Administrator. Bachelor’s Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Zoning or a related field required; Master’s Degree is preferred; supplemented by three years of experience in planning, zoning, or closely related field. Applications can be found online at The position will be open until filled.

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City of Inman, Chief Building Official

The Chief Building Official administers and enforces various City and state codes regulating the construction, use and occupancy of buildings and structures and directs the Building & Codes Department. Supervises and performs inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and other buildings during and after construction to ensure code compliance. Performs related administrative, supervisory and technical work as required. Maintains all professional licenses and certifications required by state law for employment as a Building Code Official. Reports to the Planning Director. Associate degree in building technology, construction management, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building construction, architectural science or closely related field and previous experience a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a building inspector or in general construction and related fields; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license. Applications can be found online at The position will be open until filled.

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Town of Pacolet, Grounds Foreman

The position serves as the crew leaders in the Grounds Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department. This position will primarily receive direction from the Town Administrator. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of operating lawncare equipment; general knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary for the proper operation of equipment; skill and care in the operation of the equipment; mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. For more information see this link for the Grounds Foreman

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Town of Pacolet, Grounds Laborer

This position assists the Grounds Foreman in the maintenance of town properties and equipment. General knowledge of the principles and practices of operating medium to heavy equipment is needed. Work is performed during the day usually. Personal safety equipment and apparel will be provided and must be used. Minimum qualifications: high school education or GED. For more information see this link for the Grounds Laborer.

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The ACOG is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a work environment free from discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and respect. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



The South Carolina Appalachian Region is nestled in the lush foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of the state. The ACOG serves a six county area that includes Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties.

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