The TERO Office is pleased to provide the following jobs listing for the Cherokee area. We ask that when applying for any of these jobs, to please reach out to us to enroll in our Job Bank.

We moved to the Aquoni Building at 756 Aquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC.

If you have any questions or need more information about a specific opening, please contact Hillary Norville or Douglas McCoy at the email or telephone numbers below.

If you need a Job Bank Application, please email Hillary or Doug, or you may download the form from our website at this link: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Hillary Norville
TERO Job Bank Coordinator

Douglas McCoy
TERO Job Bank Coordinator

Job Opportunities

Posted 5/9/22 until Filled

Mother Town Assistant Supervisor

Supervises substance abuse recovery participants. The position will ensure that the goals, programs and policies of the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) are implemented and In compliance with tribal, state (as applicable), and federal laws. This is a lead position that requires assigning and reviewing work/case records of the participants being supervised. Work includes developing work plans, enforcing work standards for the positions within the control of this position. The position requires maintaining statistical measures of cases in process, analyzing those statistics and managing performance of the unit being supervised to meet performance outcomes.

Associate degree in a related field required. The equivalent combination of education and experience in in agriculture, farming practices, landscaping, small equipment operation, or human services. three (3-4) years may be accepted in lieu of degree requirement.  Must possess a valid N.C. Driver’s License. Level 7: $15.99/hour to 19.99/hour

Indigenous Conservation Corps Crew

With an emphasis on Cherokee heritage and tradition, Tribal members are invited to join a Conservation Corps North Carolina crew to learn and engage in a variety of natural resources within southwest North Carolina (Murphy, NC, Franklin, NC, & Cherokee, NC), including work with the United States Forest Service & the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Program dates are June 6th – July 29th, 2022.

Crew members will receive the following benefits:

  • training in Wilderness First Aid, S212 chainsaw, and crosscut saw
  • engaging in a diverse set of environmental conservation and restoration projects including trail construction and maintenance, forest management, habitat restoration, invasive species treatments, heritage work related to ancestral lands, disaster relief, fire & fuels reduction, and much more
  • cultural enrichment through learning Tribal management practices and history related to natural resources
  • day crew model with a consolidated schedule
  • accrued hours towards a Public Land Corp (PLC) hiring authority, which allows individuals to compete for Forest Service positions with merit hiring status
  • professional development and career resources related to natural resource conservation and working for the USDA Forest Service

Apply to be an Indigenous Conservation Crew Member (Age 18-30 or 35 if Veteran): https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3131

Apply to be an Indigenous Conservation Crew Leader (21+): https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/3130

Research Natural Resource Scientist/Research Engineer

The Forest Operations Research Unit of the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station is seeking outreach responses for a Research Natural Resource Scientist/Research Engineer. Click here for more information.


Local Job Openings for March 2022 (updated 3/11/22)

Arby’s: shift manager, team member, crew member, assistant manager, and general manager.  You can apply online at https://careers.arbys.com/us/en/search-results and the phone number is (828) 497-9613.

Brio Italian Grille: assistant server, virtual ghost kitchen cook, server, dishwasher, bartender, host, prep cook, and cook.  For information on how to apply, please visit https://www.brioitalian.com/careers/ and click “apply now.”

Cherokee Central Schools: varsity baseball pitch count coach, Cherokee Language instructor, custodian, special education teacher assistant STARS, full-time speech language pathologist, special education middle school teacher, math/reading interventionist, school nurse, substitute security, substitute teacher, and volunteer .  For information on how to apply, please visit https://www.ccs-nc.org/ and click on “job opportunities.”

Cherokee Enterprises: accepting applications for the following positions, laborer, equipment operators, CDL truck drivers, and assistant project manager.

Dollar General: store manager candidate, full-time lead sales associate, part-time lead sales associate, assistant store manager, and sales associate.  You can apply online at https://careers.dollargeneral.com/ and the phone number is (828) 554-1305.

Domino’s: customer service representative, delivery driver, assistant manager, and general manager.  You can apply online at https://jobs.dominos.com/dominos-careers/ and the phone number is (828) 497-5500.

Family Dollar: customer service representative.  You can apply online at https://www.familydollar.com/careers and the phone number is (828) 332-6000.

Food Lion: openings available.  There are no paper applications so you must apply online at https://www.foodlion.com/careers/ and the phone number is (828) 497-4743.

Granny’s Kitchen: hiring for all positions.

Great Smokies Inn: housekeepers.  Applications are available at Great Smokies Inn and the phone number is (828) 497-2020.

Maximus: tribal liaison.  The minimum requirements include: a bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience working with a state or federally recognized tribe, experience working with EBCI is preferred, in lieu of a bachelor’s degree, two years of leadership experience will suffice, must reside, or relocate to NC & travel within the state of NC and must have strong presentation skills.  If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to jillaharvey@maximus.com

Native Sun Solar: seeking individuals who are interested in the Solar Industry. If you are looking to be trained and have an interest in Solar panel installation and maintenance, please contact John McCoy at (828) 788-5776.

Pizza Hut: assistant restaurant general manager, driver, shift leader, cook, server, and restaurant general manager.  Applications are available at Pizza Hut’s drive-thru, or you can apply online at https://jobs.pizzahut.com/.  The phone number is (828) 497-5600.

Qualla Security: two part-time hospital security guards for first shift on Saturdays and Sundays (7am-3pm), one full-time hospital security guard for second shift (3pm-11pm) through the week, and one full-time hospital security guard for third shift (11pm-7am) through the week.  All applicants must be at least twenty-one years old, have a valid driver’s license, pass a drug screen, and have no criminal record.  The phone number is (828) 497-4568.   

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: bartender, host/hostess, food runner, server, grill cook, sauté cook, prep/pantry cook, prep cook, dishwasher, server assistant, and restaurant manager.  For information on how to apply, please visit https://www.ruthschris.com/ and click “careers” located at the bottom of the website, then click “current openings.”

Sequoyah National Golf Club: retail manager/group sales coordinator and seasonal opportunities are coming soon. 

Taco Bell: shift lead, assistant general manager, team member, and restaurant general manager.  You can apply at www.midsouthtacobell.com and the store # is 027317.  The phone number is (828) 497-1440.

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center: shift supervisor, cook I, senior cook, host/hostess, dishwasher/steward, server, bartender, bowling and arcade attendant, social media specialist, bowling mechanic, EVS, I.T team member, and sous chef.  For information on how to apply, please visit https://ultrastarnc.com/careers/

Wendy’s: crew member, general manager, shift manager, breakfast shift manager, and assistant manager.  You can apply online at https://wendys-careers.com/job-search/ and the phone number is (828) 497-1277.