HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB WITH DOUGLAS COUNTYSubmitting a Douglas County Application for employment: Only ONE paper application per person, per year. Do NOT submit separate applications for multiple positions. Applications remain on file for one year; if an additional position becomes available for which the applicant is qualified, they may call and notify the department of their desire to use their current application towards that new position.
Applicants must complete a Douglas County Application for Employment for currently advertised positions only. Currently advertised positions are listed on the right side of this page. Do not submit an application for positions which are not advertised, or after their stated deadline; such applications will not be considered.
Application fields must be filled out entirely. Resumes may be attached, but they are not a substitute for a complete application.
You may deliver your application to Human Resources by mail or hand-delivery to
Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Human Resources Department
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Do not submit separate applications for multiple positions.
Human Resources/Personnel Department Overview:
Douglas County Board of Commissioner's policy is to provide equal opportunity employment to all persons; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. The Personnel/Human Resources Department is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
The Personnel/Human Resources Department serves both internal (employees) and external (citizens) customers. For our citizens, the primary purpose of the Department is to receive and screen applications for employment with Douglas County Government.
The Department's internal customers, County employees, utilize the Department for various reasons such as assisting in the recruitment processes: preparing and submitting job descriptions and advertisements; facilitating background checks, scheduling pre-employment physical examinations and drug tests; and conducting New Hire Orientations.
New hires, transfers, promotions, demotions, terminations, and disciplinary procedures are all coordinated through the HR Department. These procedures are normally initiated by the respective Department head with guidance and administrative support from this Department.
All of the County employees' benefits are administered through the HR Department. These include, but are not limited to: medical and dental insurance, unemployment insurance, life insurance, Employee Assistance Plan, COBRA, and retirement. Any County employee needing information or assistance in any of these areas should contact the HR Department.
The Payroll Office of the Finance Department, not the Human Resources Department, issues employee paychecks. The HR Department processes all of the salary changes that result from new hires, promotions, demotions, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases, across-the-board raises and any adjustments to pay brought about by decisions made by the Board of Commissioners or department heads. This includes the monitoring of all employee evaluations that may also be used in determining salary changes.
All employee personnel files relative to their work history at Douglas County, are stored within the HR Department. The Department also keeps separate files on individual medical, Worker's Compensation, and retirement savings. To a limited extent, the Department continues to store files on former employees, although these are purged periodically, as permitted by law.
Security and Immigration Compliance:
O.C.G.A. 13-10-91 (2009) Verification of new employee eligibility, applicability, rules and regulations
(a) Every public employer, including, but not limited to, every municipality and county, shall register and participate in the federal work authorization program to verify employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Upon federal authorization, a public employer shall permanently post the employer's federally issued user identification number and date of authorization, as established by the agreement for authorization, on the employer's website.
Douglas County Company ID Number: 112382
Date of the MOU: 04/08/2008.