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(updated 4/25/17)

The following positions are currently available:

Walker County, Georgia government seeks a qualified college intern to join our creative Public Relations Department. Successful candidate will gain experience in traditional and social media, website design, digital production, records management and government operations. Must be an energetic, self-starter with ideas to improve community connections by measurable analytics. The ideal intern will have a good understanding of how to engage with millennials and get them more involved in their government. This is a paid internship of $10 an hour, up to 40 hours a week.
·         Produce content for web and social media
·         Deliver grammatically clean and creative copy
·         Brainstorm and collaborate with PR Director on digital marketing and video production projects
·         Shoot and edit pictures and video
·         Assist in website redesign
·         Inventory tourist attractions and events
·         Develop and launch a community education campaign
·         Work with local media (TV, newspaper, radio) to schedule interviews
·         Update database of media contacts
·         Work with county employees to improve social media skills
·         Proof press releases and internal correspondence
·         Manage multiple projects with short and long-term deadlines
·         Provide additional PR support as needed
Must be an undergraduate or graduate level college student with an interest in government relations. We are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an advanced knowledge of social media. You also need a general working knowledge of AP style and traditional media. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, willingness to learn and ability to follow-through on assignments. Graphic design is a plus.

Payroll Clerk: Job Duties will include but are not limited to maintaining payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data. Updates payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers and separations. Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages. Will assist Human Resources Director and Comptroller in other duties as needed. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits.

Public Works Director: 
Professional level supervisory and administrative responsibilities. The Director is responsible for effective and comprehensive development and implementation of programs, practices and procedures for Walker County's Public Works Department.

A thorough knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, as well as a thorough knowledge of construction principles and practices pertaining to municipal public works, road repair, drainage and concrete work is essential. Skill in operating and maintaining heavy and light equipment is also required. Computer software, such as Excel, Word, Google Docs and Sheets, and electronic equipment skills are expected. Administrative skills needed include the ability to prepare bid specifications, maintain crew training and certifications, participate in the safety training program, prepare written job evaluations, assist in budget preparation and cost control. Must be able to communicate effectively with subordinates and crew, the general public and the governing body. An Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering and five years experience in public works is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.

To apply for any position, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your cover letter and resume to s.robinson@walkerga.us

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