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Douglas County Happenings

Now Accepting Applications - Employment Openings with Douglas County Government

Road Maintenance Superintendent, Dept. of Transportation, full-time, $36,208 minimum salary based on qualifications + full benefits - high school diploma/GED with preferred Associates degree or higher - minimum 5 years related work experience - must be able to be certified in numerous required fields within 6 months of hiring - minimum 21 years of age - application deadline: Open Until Position Filled

Appraiser I, Personal Property, and Appraiser I, Real Property, Appraisal Department (2 positions total), full-time, $28,371 + benefits - requires high school diploma/GED, preferred Associates Degree in Accounting or minimum 2 years professional experience - must obtain Ga Dept of Revenue 1 Certification within 12 months, minimum 21 years of age - Application Deadline: 4 p.m., Monday, August 3rd

Animal Control Officer, Animal Services, full-time, $27,020 annual salary + benefits - minimum 21 years of age, 2 years' professional work experience in Animal Services, high school diploma or GED, Driver's License - Application Deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, August 7th

Library Assistant I, Lithia Springs Branch, part-time, 18 hours per week, $11 per hour, no benefits - must be 21 years old, computer literate, able to pass a shelving test, and have an Associates Degree or higher - Application Deadline: 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 5th

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. AA/EOE/ADA/Veterans Preference

Now: Douglas County School System New Student Registration
School starts August 5th. Registration is now open at 4841 Ga Hwy 5 from 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. weekdays. The following documents are required for registration:
  • Certified Copy of the Birth Certificate
  • Ga Immunization Form 3231
  • Ga Eye, Ear, Dental and BMI Form 3300
  • Student's Social Security Card or Waiver
  • Parent/Legal Guardian's Photo ID;
  • Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
  • Last Report Card (if applicable)
  • Discipline History for Middle and High School Students
  • Student's Transcript for all High School Students
  • Proof of Residency.

Contact: Douglas County School System 770.651.2050

Now Hiring: Bus Drivers for the Douglas County School System
$14.98 per hour for full-time + benefits, $10.75 substitute drivers - Apply at 8329 Durelee Lane, 30134, between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - CDL training available
Contact: Matthew Remillard 770.651.2400 matthew.remillard@douglas.k12.ga.us

Apply Now: AmeriCorps Community Service Specialist for 4-H Youth Development Programming
12-month contract, full-time, beginning September 1st - Specialist will assist with teaching 4-H classes in schools, leading after-school clubs and summer activities, program planning/development and volunteer management - application deadline: August 10th - apply on-line
Contact: Susan Culpepper, UGA Extension Agent 770.920.7224

Please: Foster Families Needed!
Douglas County Dept. of Family & Children's Services is seeking families willing to open their homes to children in need of a temporary, loving home. We currently have 150+ children in foster care, but only 21 foster homes. Without local foster homes, local children are placed outside of the County which has an impact on their emotional and educational needs. Please contact us to answer any questions you may have.
Contact: Sandra Hightower 678.575.8420 Sandra.Hightower@dhs.ga.gov

Now Hiring: Lawn Maintenance Workers Needed
Alternative Environments, 628 Old Town Road, Villa Rica - 40 hours per week outdoor work in various plant and landscape settings and exposure to various dust, noise and weather conditions - must be able to frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 75 pounds - experience preferred with zero-radius mowers but not necessary if employee is willing to learn - must be at least 18 years old 678.840.4449 matt@aelmi.com

Wanted: Douglas County Boys & Girls Club Seeking Part-Time Bus Drivers
Candidates must be at least 25 years old and have a CDL license with passenger endorsement. Drivers needed for the school year.
Contact: Steve Hord, Executive Director 770.577.9824 sHord@bgcma.org

Monday, August 3 - Monday, August 31: Construction Alert
Short Sections of Brown Street will be closed for sewer work associated with the Ga Hwy 92 Bypass Project - local access will be maintained
Contact: Mike Bryant, City of Douglasville 770.920.3000 bryantm@douglasvillega.gov

Tuesday, August 4, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "55 and Fabulous - Art from the Golden Years" Exhibit Opening in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Open any time the Courthouse is Open
Exhibit Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 4th, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 a.m.: Safe Kids Douglas Child Safety Seat Inspection
Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Please RSVP for a time (each appointment takes about 45 minutes) - certified inspectors will show parents how to correctly install a child safety seat
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

Thursday, August 6, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: "What's On Your Walls?" Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center
8652 Campbellton Street - August exhibit showcasing the artistic sensibilities of our community through the work we collect and treasure in our homes. Featuring art from homes in Douglas County. On view through August 28th - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6th
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Friday, August 7, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods on Main
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - games, music, prizes, hot cars
Contact: Douglasville Main Street Office 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasville.com

Saturday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Back 2 School Event at Pine Mountain Gold Museum
Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad at Stockmar Park, 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - Free Admission, Open to the Public - fun for families to kick off the school year with crafts for the kids, face painting, vendors, food, games, prizes and give-aways!
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455 lshaw@villarica.org

Tuesday, August 11 - Thursday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: District 4 Town Hall Meetings with Commissioner Ann Jones Guider
August 11th: Dog River Library, Ga Hwy 5
August 13th: Leathers 78 Cafe, Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica
Open to the Public, Free Admission
Contact: Commissioner Ann Jones Guider 770.920.7266 aguider@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, August 14: Festival of Trees Non-profit Beneficiary Applications
The 2015 Festival of Trees is taking applications until August 14th from non-profit organizations to determine which will receive the proceeds from the silent auction. Applications at provided link below. dcfestivaloftrees@yahoo.com

Saturday, August 15, 7:00 p.m.: "Keltic Kudzu" in Free Concert presented by the Cultural Arts Council
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring Celtic/Southern Fusion guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Tuesday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Public Meeting - Maxham Road Congestion Reduction and Traffic Flow Improvements from Thornton Road to Tree Terrace Parkway
Holiday Inn Express, 850 Crestmark Drive, Lithia Springs - View draft project concept mapping and provide public input regarding the program via comment cards. No formal presentation; a Court reporter will be available. Written statements may be submitted to Ms. Brandi Peck, P. E., Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134. 678.626.5645 bpeck@co.douglas.ga.us

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

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

Tuesday, August 4, 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

Tuesday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.: Joint Meeting of the Board of Commissioners with the Planning and Zoning Board
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public - Broadcast live on dctv23 (Channel 23 on Comcast, Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse, simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com)

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

Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System

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

Monday, August 3: Sneak A Peek Times for Elementary and Middle Schools Elementary Schools - All Grades - 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Middle Schools - All Grades - 5:30 - 7 p.m.

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, August 13, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Biolife Plasma Services - Free for Members, $20 for Guests


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.