Employment Opportunities

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for choosing the Washington County Board of Commissioners to help meet your employment and career goals. We appreciate the time you are taking to complete our standard application process.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our employees, customers, and community; as well as offering all employees the security of knowing their coworkers are as trustworthy, safety oriented, and drug-free.

In order to meet these safety and security goals, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, with your written authorization, also conducts a thorough background screening; in addition to drug testing all potential new employees. If you are considered for employment, please note that some or all of the following employment screenings will be performed:

  • A Criminal Record Check
  • Previous Employers and Education Verification
  • Professional License and Credentials Verification (if appropriate)
  • Driving Record Check (if your job involves driving a company or private vehicle)
  • Employment Credit Report (if appropriate)
  • Additional levels of background screening when appropriate

With this in mind, if there are any issues that you feel need to be resolved before you submit your application and are considered for employment, please discuss them with us or return at another time to complete your initial paperwork.

ALSO, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FULLY. BLANK FIELDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Again, thank you for considering employment with the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

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Current Job Openings:

Public Works Director

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will accept applications from qualified applicants for an experienced professional to fill the vacancy of Public Works Director.  Washington County, the 10th County formed in Georgia, was created in 1783 and is currently home to approximately 20,500. Washington County has over 700 miles of roads, which include both paved and dirt roads, which require continuous maintenance and planning for improvements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or closely related field. Substantial related experience in transportation construction, engineering, or management may be considered in lieu of education requirement. Management experience in road construction, industry or government, as well as budget management is strongly preferred. Experience in County or municipal government is also preferred.  Competitive salary dependent on qualification, plus excellent fringe benefits provided.

Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of the materials, equipment, procedures and methods used in road and bridge construction maintenance; shop and equipment maintenance; garbage collection operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupation hazards and safety precautions of the work.
  • Thorough knowledge of the characteristics of asphalt materials as to methods of application and utilization.
  • Thorough knowledge of road construction and design.
  • Ability to lay out, direct and supervise the work of motor equipment operators, skilled labors and unskilled laborers performing all activities of the Road Department, Shop and Collection Center.
  • Ability to set standards of performance and inspect against these standards.
  • Ability to give on-the-job training to subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to understand and follow technical instruction and specifications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment and equipment repairs.
  • Demonstrated skills to build strong trust with the Board and Public, while enhancing the credibility of County government.
  • Promote teamwork, share information, and encourage open government.
  • Honest, respectful, ethical behavior demonstrating professional conduct at all times.
  • Understand the need to listen and ability to develop open rapport with staff.

HOW TO APPLY:

Employment applications may be obtained at the Washington County Board of Commissioners office or via email request to the address below.

Please submit resume, cover letter, employment application and salary history by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018 to:

Public Works Director

Washington County Board of Commissioners

119 Jones Street

Sandersville, Georgia   31082

You may instead email same to boc@washingtoncountyga.gov with “Public Works Director” in the subject line.

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Full Time Clerk

Washington County Magistrate Office

This individual performs the administrative and executive duties essential to the effective operation of the magistrate courts. The work involves entering data into the computer for suits and judgments. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Magistrate; job is reviewed by observation and through the examination of oral and written reports.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. File warrants.
  2. Type checks for criminal court.
  3. Input data in GCIC.
  4. Maintain accurate receipt reports for Washington County.
  5. Create and validate warrants.
  6. Maintain criminal docket.
  7. Create monthly and quarterly reports.
  8. Set up criminal and civil hearings.
  9. Travel to jail to establish bonds.

Click here for complete job description.

Starting pay is based upon qualifications and experience.

Submit Application to:
Shanika Simmons, HR/PR Coordinator
Washington County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 271
Sandersville, GA 31082
478-552-2325

Position will remain open until filled.

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Full Time Equipment Operator (Road Department):

Applicants must be willing to learn and capable of operating equipment such as tractors, motor graders, backhoes, etc. A Commercial Driver’s License is a plus.

Position will remain open until filled.

Click here for a full job description.

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Applications and job descriptions are also available at the Board of Commissioners office located at 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA 31082

Applications may also be emailed to swsimmons@washingtoncountyga.gov or faxed to 478.552.7424

 

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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Washington County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase 2015 property taxes. The levy this year will increase taxes by 11.5 % over the rollback millage rate.
Please note that this increase applies only to the county M & O portion of your tax bill so the overall tax increase will be 3.5% of your tax bill.
The entire proposed increase in taxes will be used to subsidize the financial operations of our local hospital, Washington County Regional Medical Center. The situation at the Hospital was explained during several recent public meetings.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Washington County Board of Commissioners Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am and 6:00pm and on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am. A called Board of Commissioner meeting will immediately follow to amend the budget and adopt the 2015 mill rate.

Click Here to View Current 2015 Tax Digest and 5 Year History Of Levy.

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 11.50 percent.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Commissioner’s Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on August 27, 2015 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Commissioner’s Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on September 4, 2015 at 9:00 am.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 9.698 mills, an increase of 1 mill. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 8.698 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000 is approximately $40 and the proposed tax increase for the non-homestead property with a fair market value of $75,000 is approximately $30.
The entire proposed increase in taxes will be used to subsidize the financial operations of our local hospital, Washington County Regional Medical Center. The situation at the Hospital was explained during recent public meetings.
Please note that this increase applies only to the county M & O portion of your tax bill so the overall tax increase will be 3.5% of your overall tax bill.

Online Registration At WCRD

Online Registration Is Available at Washington County Recreation Department
Washington County Recreation Department is proud to announce that online registration is available to its participants. The links are posted on the Washington County Recreation Department Facebook page under the “About” section and on the washingtoncountyga.gov website under the Parks and Recreation Department. This will offer the public the opportunity to set up family accounts and register for program offerings without driving to Kaolin Park. There will be a $2 convenience fee to do this; however, you will save the cost of travel. Look for the link at the specified locations. You may still register at our offices at Kaolin Park if you so choose. If you have any questions, or need help registering for a program, contact WCRD at (478) 552-0013. We look forward to helping you and your family stay fit!

Advance/Early Voting July 22, 2014 Primary Runoff Election

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PRESS RELEASE – Washington County Board of Commissioners 10 Year Road Resurfacing Program Continues

July 7, 2014

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Federal Flood Insurance Now Available in Unincorporated Areas of Washington County

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ONLINE TAG RENEWALS NOW AVAILABLE

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T-SPLOST to Transform Deepstep Road

By: Elizabeth Jordan, Sandersville Progress
Staff Reporter

Orange cones and the smell of freshly poured asphalt will fill the atmosphere of Deepstep Rd. beginning in the next few weeks.
A kick-off celebration was held on May 12 along Deepstep Rd. for the resurfacing project that is fully funded through the Transportation Investment Act (TIA).
“You’re to be commended and congratulated, because a lot of hard work went into getting the one percent sales tax passed in the CSRA,” said DOT District Engineer Jimmy Smith.
The CSRA was one of three regions to pass the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST).
“This project goes from the Fall Line to the Baldwin County line,” said Smith, adding that there are areas of patching, deep-base patching, and resurfacing to give those traveling on Deepstep Rd. a “smooth riding surface.”
Smith went on to say that once completed, the roadway will become a local truck route.
District 2 Georgia DOT Board Member Jamie Boswell remarked that the project is estimated to cost $1.76 million.
“We’re off to a great start,” said Boswell. “We all know what transportation means for communities and for economics.”
Ben Tarbutton III was also at the celebration, and remarked that this was a long process, and one of the reasons that the T-SPLOST passed in the CSRA was because of a “great project list.”
Tarbutton commended Sandersville Mayor Jimmy Andrews and Washington County Board of Commissioners Chairman Horace Daniel for representing the area.
“They got Washington County two projects on the list including the resurfacing on Deepstep Rd. and the Sandersville-Tennille truck route,” said Tarbutton.
Tarbutton also thanked the citizens of Washington County for passing the T-SPLOST.
“Getting this TIA passed in the environment that we were in in 2012 was not easy,” said Tarbutton. “We had a good local platform.”
Sandersville Mayor Jimmy Andrews echoed Tarbutton’s comments, saying that it was a very special day for the community.
“This is one of the main roads of this county,” said Andrews.
Chairman of the County Commissioners Horace Daniel remarked that everyone worked hard on the project.
“We had a hard time in some areas because anytime you’re going to pass a tax, nobody’s going to like it,” said Daniel. “I don’t blame them. But if you’re going to have anything this day and time, everybody’s going to have to take a part of it.”
Mayor of Deepstep Randall Veal stated that the Town of Deepstep will reap the benefits of so many people’s hard work.
“Deepstep’s a very small community, but there’s a lot of activity on the road,” said Veal. “It’s very important to maintain it for safety reasons.”
Veal went on to say that the project will be money well spent.
Pittman Construction will work on the project. They estimate that the project will take approximately 120 days.

 

Deepstep DOT

 

 

 

 

 

Washington County Property Taxes May Now Be Paid Online

Jeannette W. Anderson, Washington County Tax Commissioner is pleased to announce that effective April 9, 2014 property tax bills may be paid online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover cards. There will be a 3% convenience fee charged by the merchant, Government Window, for this service.

Taxpayers may access the online payment window by logging onto the county website: www.washingtoncountyga.gov and navigating to the Tax Commissioner page. There you will find a link to the online payment page.

Customers will have the option to pay, view, and print property tax bills at their convenience.

The Tax Office will also have available a “Self-Serve” customer computer. Taxpayers who would like to pay with a credit/debit card but do not have a home computer or internet access may use this computer to access the online payment website.

Coming later in 2014…………………….Online Motor Vehicle tag renewals!

Press Release
April 9, 2014