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.

Click here for employment application.

Current Job Openings:

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 Personal Property Appraiser/Auditor

Washington County Tax Assessors

Closing Date:  August 17, 2018

This entry-level position is responsible for assisting the Chief Tax Appraiser with the appraisal and auditing of real and personal properties for the purposes of assessment. The position requires office work with some time spent in the field, which may involve inclement weather and/or hazardous conditions.

  1. Candidates must possess a minimum of an Appraiser I certification, as mandated by the Georgia Department of Revenue, or have the ability to attain the necessary certification within 6 months.
  2. Candidate must also be computer literate and be skilled in both written and oral communications and have an understanding of basic mathematics and accounting. Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  3. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to relate to a wide variety of people. The candidate must also have to ability to interact with other county departments and regulatory agencies.
  4. Ideal candidate will have associates degree or higher in accounting or related field.
  5. Candidates must complete a job application, a background check authorization form, and submit a resume.

Click here for a complete job description.

Starting pay is based upon qualifications and experience.

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

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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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All non-emergency offices will be closed Monday, September 11 Due to Extreme Weather Conditions

PAINT THE TOWN LABOR DAY WEEKEND

ATTENTION: Vietnam Veterans – Download the information form for our Vietnam Monument

An effort is underway by the Vietnam Monument Committee to collect the names of those who served in the Vietnam War and who are natives of Washington County.

These names will be engraved on a monument to be placed on the courthouse square aside the monuments for veterans of other wars.

We are trying to reach all Vietnam veterans who are Washington County natives – whether or not they still reside in Washington County or elsewhere. This will take the help of friends and families in contacting those veterans who do not live locally.

Attached is a form with the information needed. Please deliver this form to the veteran and return the address as shown on the form. You may also just fill out the web form below.

Thank you for your assistance as we are trying to make sure that all Vietnam veterans’ names are included on the monument.

Click here for a printable version of the form

Vietnam Veteran Information Form

  • Number and Address of Contact Person

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES: INITIATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY UNIFIED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

http://washingtoncountyga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PUBLIC-HEARING-COMPL-PLAN.pdf

SPLASH PAD HAS BIG OPENING WEEKEND By: The Sandersville progress

By: Jake Baker

After a long awaited opening for the Splash Pad the time has finally arrived. While it seems that there were times when it would never open all that came out this past week can agree that is was well worth the wait. With this summer seeming hotter than ever there could not have been a better time to offer a place for all the children to come in and try to cool down.

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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.

Washington County Receives StormReady Recognition

Department: Washington County Emergency Management Agency
Contact Information: Russell Riner, EMA Director, 478-232-7025 firechief@sandersville.net

NOAA recognition highlights good practices by county

Sandersville, GA (July 9, 2015)

At the regular Washington County Commission Board Meeting on Thursday, July 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, was in attendance and recognized Washington County as a StormReady Community.

A framed recognition certificate along with a metal road sign was presented to Washington County stating that the county is a StormReady Community by the National Weather Service.

In order to receive such recognition by NOAA the county had to demonstrate competency in certain areas of storm preparedness such as providing timely alerts to the public and public safety agencies.

Other areas demonstrated were the abilities to have trained storm spotters and ways to communicate weather conditions to the National Weather Service during a severe weather event.

The Washington County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for severe weather preparedness for the community and is available to provide help in the emergency planning process.

The StormReady recognition is awarded for a three year period and has to be renewed by inspection through the National Weather Service.

National Public Safety Telecommunication Week

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