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Employment Opportunities

(updated 10/4/17)

To apply for any of the positions listed below, click on the job title to access the application packet. Fill it out and send it along with 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 resume, cover letter and application packet forms to s.robinson@walkerga.us
The following positions are currently available:



ANIMAL SHELTER DIRECTOR: The Walker County Animal Shelter Director is responsible for oversight of animal intake, delegating work tasks, addressing employee concerns and enforcing policies. This position must also perform customer service duties, such as giving facility tours, instructing customers about proper animal care, posting animals available for adoption and responding to questions on facebook, dealing with complaints and assisting with adoptions.
 
The Director will determine when animals require veterinary care and euthanasia, administering euthanasia humanely and following proper procedures for carcass disposal. Other duties will involve cleaning and maintaining kennels and facilities, balancing the budget, monitoring inventory, maintaining equipment and coordinating fundraising efforts, volunteers and assistance from rescue groups. Tact and communications skills to handle tense and emotional situations involving the public are necessary, as well as the abilities to read and interpret documents, do basic math and perform basic computer functions. The Director must know how to use equipment, such as needles and syringes, tranquilizer guns, mace, electric clippers, police radios and animal capture devices. Certifications to administer first aid or CPR, handle drugs and perform euthanasia are required and a certification or Associate's degree in Business Administration is preferred.
 
This position does require working closely with a variety of animals who have assorted temperaments and in changing environments. Some weekend work will be required.
 
Requirements include 3 -5 years previous experience of animal shelter, animal care, or other related fields. A valid driver's license is also necessary.



ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I: Walker County Animal has an opening for an Animal Care Technician I. This position will begin with basic duties such sorting, cleaning, assisting with animals. Good customer service is always a must.This is an entry level, hourly position, full-time with benefits. We are looking for that person who will be able to grow in the job, developing competencies and responsibilities. This position does require working closely with a variety of animals who have assorted temperaments and in changing environments. Some weekend work will be required.



E-911 COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: Walker County is currently seeking applications for an E-911 Communications Officer. Applicant must be able to receive and interpret information through telecommunications equipment, and verbally and accurately dispatch that information in a timely manner to the proper authority.

Job Summary: Answer all non-emergency and emergency E-911 telephone lines, obtaining and recording pertinent information regarding the nature and urgency of the situation; determine appropriate response and expeditiously alerts responsible units or agencies via radio or telephone. Dispatch and direct responding service units, City Fire/Rescue, County Fire/Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement Agencies promptly to emergencies and other locations according to SOG. Maintain constant status and availability of all emergency service units; keep continuous records of mobile units. Interact and communicate with various groups and individuals involved in the operations of all related departments including co-workers, the general public, outside agencies, wrecker companies, security agencies, and other city, county, state and federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma (or equivalent). Employee must be able to type thirty words per minute accurately. Employee must successfully complete a forty-hour training course for Communications Officer per Georgia State Law. Employee must successfully complete and maintain LED GCIC/NCIC certification, or any equivalent combination of education training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. Employee must be EMD qualified and have the ability to learn and apply new skills in the area of telephone and radio communications relative to emergency services. Employee must be able to stay at stationary position for extended periods.



FIREFIGHTER (PART-TIME):
Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter. The starting pay for this position is $13.00 per hour. Applications will be received until positions are filled.
 
Job Summary:
This is an entry level, manual and technical position in fire suppression, prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical services involving duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature on a rotating shift basis, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility. Work involves exposure to extreme heat, cold, dirt, low visibility and confined spaces, extreme heights, swift and standing water, disease, death in many forms and other unpleasant conditions.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
· Applicant must be 18 years of age at the date of the application
· Possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
· Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or resident alien
· Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, Georgia Class F or equivalent is required
· Georgia Certified Firefighter/NPQ Firefighter I
· Successful candidates must pass a physical agility, oral and/or written testing, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check
· Georgia Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Advanced, or Paramedic
 
Preferred Qualifications:
· US. Armed Forces Veteran
· College degree from an accredited college or university
· Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications
· Technical Rescue



FIREFIGHTER:
Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. The starting pay for this position is $28,641 (based on a 53-hour work week). After completing an eight (8) week training course and obtaining State Certification and NPQ1, pay will increase to $31,728. Applicants and/or lateral hires with current State of Georgia Certified Firefighter will start at $31,728. Lateral hires with current AEMT, EMT-I or EMT-P will receive an additional 5% in pay. Applications will be received until positions have been filled.
 
Job Summary:
This is an entry level, manual and technical position in fire suppression, prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical services involving duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature on a rotating shift basis, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility. Work involves exposure to extreme heat, cold, dirt, low visibility and confined spaces, extreme heights, swift and standing water, disease, death in many forms and other unpleasant conditions.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
·         Applicant must be 18 years of age at the date of the application.
·         Possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
·         Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
·         Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
·         Successful candidates must pass a physical agility, oral and/or written testing, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check.
·         Successful candidates are required to obtain Georgia Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification within thirty months of employment (responsibility of the employee both financially and logistically) with WCES.
 
Preferred Qualifications
·         US. Armed Forces Veteran.
·         College degree from an accredited college or university.
·         Georgia Firefighter Certification.
·         National Professional Qualification (NPQ).
          o   Firefighter I or II
          o   Driver/Operator
·         National Registry of Emergency or Emergency Medical technicians.
          o   EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate,/Advanced, or Paramedic certification
·         Technical Rescue Qualifications.
·         Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications.


Walker County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job offers are always contingent on a successful drug screening and background check.
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