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Now Accepting Applications - Employment Openings with Douglas County Government

Senior Secretary, Building Inspections, full-time, $27,020 minimum annual salary (salary based on experience) + benefits - requires HS diploma/GED, minimum 2 years professional secretarial experience, 45 wpm typing and computer literacy - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

Laborer II, DOT, Maintenance & Construction, full-time, $22,229 annual salary + benefits - requires high school diploma/GED, 2 years' experience in basic road maintenance, repair and cleanup, valid Ga Driver's License - application deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, July 10th

Park Security Officer, Parks and Recreation Department, part-time, $12.37 per hour, no benefits - minimum 21 years of age, mandatory experience in security or law enforcement, required to obtain CPR/First Aid certification within first 6 months of employment - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

Foreman I, Parks and Recreation Department, full-time, $31,278 annual salary + benefits - 10 years experience operating heavy equipment, driving trucks or related work, must have Class A Georgia Commercial Driver's License, and Class C Driver's License, minimum 21 years of age - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6

Electronic Records and Information Coordinator, Records Department, full-time, $29,133 annual salary + benefits - minimum 2 years' experience in coordinating and implementing records retention, storage, retrieval, etc. - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

GIS Analyst I, GIS Department, full-time, minimum $31,278 annual salary + benefits, based on qualifications - requires Associate's Degree with 2 years' experience, prefer Bachelor's Degree - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

Maintenance and Construction Engineer/Division Manager, DOT, salary based on experience, full benefits - requires BSCE, 8 years' progressive experience, PE registration preferred - applications accepted until position filled

Transportation Engineer, DOT Traffic Operations, full-time, $58,980 annual salary + benefits - requires BSCE or related field with 5 years' experience - application deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, July 10th

EMT - Intermediate or Advanced, Fire/EMS Department, full-time, $34,717 annual salary + benefits - must be current Georgia-certified EMT - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

Paramedic, Fire/EMS Department, full-time, $38,273 annual salary + benefits - must be current Georgia-certified Paramedic- application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

Development Control Manager/Assistant County Engineer, Development Services, full-time, $61,930 + benefits - requires BSCE with 5 years' experience in public works, utilities, or civil engineering, and PE registration - application deadline: open until filled

EMT (part-time), Intermediate or Advanced, Fire/EMS Department, $15.7800 hourly with no benefits - must be current Georgia-certified EMT - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

Paramedic (part-time), Fire/EMS Department, $17.408 hourly with no benefits - must be Georgia-certified paramedic - application deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, July 6th

All positions require a completed County application available in the Personnel Office, 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, or downloadable from the Personnel Department page of the County web site. Resumes without a completed application will not be considered.

Full position descriptions available from the Personnel Department web page at the link below.
http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/view/departments/view_dept/&cdept=37&department=Personnel/Human%20Resources



Monday, June 22 - Monday, July 20: NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Timber Ridge Drive between Prestley Mill Road and Chapel Hill Road
No Through Traffic - Accessible Only to Property Owners, Emergency Vehicles, and Students Attending WGTC and Strayer University
Detour Routes Identified by Signage
Contact: Frank Neese, Douglasville-Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority 404.433.6767


Employment Opportunity: Lawn Maintenance Men
Alternative Environments, 628 Old Town Road, Villa Rica - minimum 18 years old, must pass pre-employment drug screen and be eligible to work in the US - experience preferred with zero-radius mowers and small equipment but not necessary if willing to learn - requires long-distance walking, lifting up to 75 pounds, 40 hours per week outside work
Contact: Matt DuCharme 678.840.4449 matt@aelmi.com


Employment Opportunity: Food Service Assistant Substitutes for the Douglas County School System
We are looking for individuals who love children, love to cook (or would like to learn how to cook), and willing to work hard. Please apply on-line - click on Employment, then Job Vacancies/Postings
http://www.douglas.k12.ga.us


Volunteer Advocates Needed: Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault
We are looking for a few good volunteers to train as victim advocates for our Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Training will begin in July. If interested, please send us an e-mail! bhogan@douglastaskforce.com


Gently Used Books Needed: Douglas County Public Library
Clean out that bookshelf and closet and bring your gently used books to the Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive. Books in pristine condition may be added to the library's collection; others will be sold to raise funds for library programs - and you get clean shelves! It's a win-win situation! Thanks! (Please no encyclopedias, text books, stained or moldy books.)


Wednesdays:, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Farmers Market at the Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive at Dorris Road - Every Wednesday Afternoon - Free Admission, Open to the Public


Job Opportunity: Accounting Supervisor, Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
8763 Hospital Drive - requires Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field with 5 years general accounting with payroll and supervisory experience - duties include managing the daily functions of the Accounting Department - Send resumes to PO Box 1157, Douglasville 30133, or complete an application at the office
http://www.ddcwsa.com


Job Opportunities: Midway UMC After-School Program Hiring Staff for 2015-16 School Year
1950 Midway Road - Hours are 2 - 6:30 p.m. weekdays - Must be 25 - 60 years old, have a clean driving record, and pass a criminal background check - Will be driving a Church vehicle to schools to pick up students and helping them with homework - HS diploma required
Contact: Teresa Morris 678.755.1772 midwayasp@gmail.com


Tuesday, July 7, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Summer Fun" - July Exhibit in the Courthouse Art Gallery Opening Reception
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the talents of Douglas County residents - on view through July 29th


Wednesday, July 8 - Wednesday, July 22, 10:00 a.m.: Safe Kids Douglas Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Dates
Wednesday, July 8th, and Wednesday, July 22nd, Douglas County Multi-modal Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road
Call for an appointment!
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov
http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org


Friday, July 10, 5:00 p.m.: July 10th Fireworks Extravaganza in Villa Rica - new date from rain-affected July 3rd
V-Plex, Ga Hwy 61, south of Villa Rica - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring helicopter rides, inflatable slides, BMX stunt show, face painting, hot air balloon tether rides, games and concessions 770.459.7011
http://www.villaricaparks.com


Saturday, July 11 - Sunday, July 12: 5th Annual Turner Cassity Writers Workshop at the Cultural Arts Council
8652 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, $40 per person for 2-day workshop, $20 for Sunday only - designed to help writers with creative workshops, business panels, individual critique sessions, author readings, book signings and sales
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Saturday, July 11: Pet Adoptions from the Douglas County Animal Shelter at Pet Things and Free Wheeling
Pet Things, 6880 Douglas Boulevard: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - free bag of food & free pet bath with every adoption
Free Wheeling, 6408 Fairburn Road, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - free hot dogs and chips
Contact: Mary Celano, Resource Coordinator mcelano@co.douglas.ga.us


Saturday, July 11, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Mommy and Me Baby Shower Celebration at A Gift of Love
3870 Longview Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - important health information, games, prizes, health screenings, food and entertainment
Contact: Amerigroup 1.800.600.4441
http://www.myamerigroup.com/GA


Wednesday, July 15, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Customer Appreciation Event and Open House
Thornton Road Hyundai, 669 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Food, Drinks, Live Jazz, Complimentary Gifts
Contact: Melvina Hurd, Service Client Care Manager 678.715.5000


Thursday, July 16, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for Property Appraisal Appeals
State of Georgia law provides for a 45-day period during which a property owner can appeal the new 2015 property appraisal value. The deadline for appeal submission is 5 p.m., Thursday, July 16th, and all appeals must be either in the Appraisal Department office at that time, or have a USPS postmark with a time stamp to be considered. This is a hard deadline set by the State that cannot be modified by local officials. Submittals by fax or e-mail cannot be accepted.

To appeal a value, a property owner can use forms available in the Appraisal Department; on the Appraisal page of the County web site; or by simply writing a letter stating that the property owner feels that the stated valuation is too high or too low.
Contact: Douglas County Appraisal Department 770.920.7228



Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Grand Opening and Open House at Kritters Country Club
7377 West Strickland Street, 30134 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - building tours, pet parade, pet photos, door prizes and more - please consider bringing a donation for the Douglas County Animal Shelter: dry or canned dog food, blankets, leashes, collars, cat litter
Contact: Beth Mitchell 770.489.7500


Saturday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.: "Wasted Potential Brass Band" in Free Concert
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Bring your own lawn chair - bona-fide New Orleans-style brass band!
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24, 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: Summer Camp at Lithia Springs United Methodist Church
3711 Temple Street - Free Admission but pre-registration required
Contact: Kevin Livingston 770.948.5429
http://www.lithiaspringsmethodist.org


Monday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 7, Bankhead Highway, Beulah Community - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Worthan on any topic 770.920.7269 tworthan@co.douglas.ga.us


Thursday, July 23: Douglas County School System Stakeholder Planning Meeting
Central Office, 9030 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - opportunity to give input and feedback on the Consolidated Application-Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan, the Title I LEA Parental Involvement Policy, the Title II-A Equity Plan, and the flexible Learning Plans
Meetings at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Lisa Dunnigan 770.651.2120 lisa.dunnigan@douglas.k12.ga.us
http://www.douglas.k12.ga.us


Friday, July 31, 7:00 p.m.: Friday Night Flicks: "Despicable Me 2"
O'Neal Plaza - Free Admission, Open to the Public - pre-show entertainment and concessions - bring your own lawn chairs
Contact: Main Street Douglasville 678.449.3102 info@visitdouglasville.com
http://www.visitdouglasville.com


Saturday, August 1: Back 2 School 5K Walk
Christ Apostolic Life Church, 8510 Newman Street - 6:30 a.m. Registration, 7:30 a.m. 5K Walk - $15 registration (ends July 23) - all Douglas County school students invited to join the walk
Contact: Jeremy Robinson 404.561.1349 mellohitman@gmail.com





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, July 6, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, July 7, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: Legislative Meeting
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public - Broadcast live on dctv23 (Channel 23 on Comcast) and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Televised live on dctv23 and simulcast live on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com




Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System
www.douglas.k12.ga.us

9030 Georgia Highway 5 at Gurley Road (next to Hunter Park)
P. O. Box 1077, Douglasville 30133 ~ 770.651.2000

SCHOOL SYSTEM CALENDAR
Wednesday, August 5: First Day of School





Douglas County Chamber of Commerce:
6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

Need a Job?: Check out the latest job listings at www.douglasjobs.com.

Thursday, July 9, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street - presented by Patti H. Puckett, Ameriprise Financial - Free for Chamber Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, July 14, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon: Small Businesses of Excellence
The Centre at Arbor Connection - $20 for Chamber Members, $30 for Guests

Thursday, July 30, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Comcast Business After Hours
3Links Technology - Free for Members, $20 for Guests



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Douglas County Happenings is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications & Community Relations as a public service to our citizens. Our e-mail list is not published or sold. Listings in Happenings are limited to events open to the general Public that involve government, not-for-profit or charitable events. Deadline for submittal is Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.