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Now Hiring: Emergency Management Director

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Now Hiring:  Emergency Management Director

Gordon County is currently accepting resumes for the position of Emergency Management Director.  This position will manage, organize, and direct the overall operation of the Gordon County Emergency Management Agency.  Major job duties will include but are not limited to: review, development, and ongoing update of emergency and disaster plans; operate the Emergency Operations Center in conjunction with other local, state, or federal public safety agencies; direct the emergency shelter program when needed; work with other local public safety agencies to conduct simulated emergency drills; prepare and administer grants; and attend various monthly meetings.  Minimum education requirements are Vocational/Technical degree with training emphasis in emergency preparedness; a minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in the public safety sector, with five (5) years of those years in a position of leadership and management.  Preferred education requirements of a bachelor degree in one of the following: Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Business Management, or related field.  The following certifications, or the ability to complete certifications within a reasonable amount of time: Certified Emergency Manager through GEMA; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); and Basic Firefighter Certification.  Alternate qualifications are any combination of experience, education and certifications, which provide the required knowledge and abilities needed for this position.  Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License.  Must be able to pass a criminal history check and drug screening.  A complete job description and other pertinent information is available at the Human Resources Office.  Resumes and completed consent forms (consent forms are available online at gordoncounty.org) will be accepted at the Human Resources Office, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701, by email at jobs@gordoncounty.org, or by fax at 706-629-9516, no later than 4:00 pm, Tuesday December 20, 2016. GORDON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY...

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SATURDAY EARLY VOTING for SENATE DISTRICT 54

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SATURDAY EARLY VOTING for SENATE DISTRICT 54

The Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office will be open Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am until 4 pm for early voting, for the Special Election that will be held on December 13th. Gordon County will have a Special Election for Senate District 54 on December 13th. Only those voters that vote in the following voting precincts will be eligible to vote in this Special Election: Sonoraville Red Bud Pine Chapel Oakman Fairmount and part of Resaca. You can go to MVP at www.sos.ga.gov to see if you’re in Senate District 54. Early Voting began on November 28th and will end on December 9th in the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office located at 101 S. Piedmont Street, Calhoun, GA 30701.  For more information, please call...

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County Offices Closed 11/24-11/25

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County Offices Closed 11/24-11/25

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. All offices will reopen on Monday, November 28th.

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Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

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Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

Gordon County is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of administrative assistant to work in the Tax Assessor’s Office. This position will be responsible for the following duties: data entry, filing, answering the telephone, serve as secretary to the Board of Assessors, take minutes of BOA meetings, appraisal computations, and written correspondence. Qualified applicants should possess the minimum education requirements of a high school diploma or equivalency, three- (3) years experience in a general clerical position, and be willing to take courses to become a Level 1 Appraiser with the State of Georgia. Applicants should possess good communication skills, both verbal and written, must be computer literate, accurately type a minimum of 45 wpm, ability to do math computations on a high school level and be familiar with general office procedures. Please apply at the Human Resources Office, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia, no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday December 5, 2016. Application and consent forms may be downloaded at gordoncounty.org. (Consent forms must be notarized.) Applications or resumes may also be faxed to 706-629-9516 or emailed to jobs@gordoncounty.org. A complete job description and other pertinent information available with the application. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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2017-Construction Consultant

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2017-Construction Consultant

The Commissioners of Gordon County issue this Request for Qualifications for a construction consultant with substantial construction experience to serve as an independent contractor to recommend…

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Irwin Mill Road Closure

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Irwin Mill Road Closure

Fire Chief Doug Ralston and Public Works Director Barry Hice report that Irwin Mill Road between box 270 and Ryo Mountain Road is closed due to unsafe conditions such as falling rocks and trees caused by the fire . We urge everyone to avoid the area of Irwin Mill Road and the Ryo Mountain area.

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County / City Joint Public Safety Announcement

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County / City Joint Public Safety Announcement

A Joint Public Safety Announcement By The City of Calhoun and Gordon County Fire Chiefs Due to the extreme drought, dry conditions, and high winds, City of Calhoun Fire Chief Lenny Nesbitt and Gordon County Fire Chief Doug Ralston declare an immediate county-wide temporary ban on all types of outdoor open burning, including campfires, open cooking fires, warming fires, and bonfires. This shall also include a State of Georgia ban on the use of Consumer fireworks. This ban on open burning is supported by the Gordon County Board of Commissioners Resolution of November 4th, 2016, officially banning all types of outdoor fires, and the City of Calhoun Code of Ordinances, Section 50-133, prohibiting fires during hazardous conditions. In other words, do not light any outdoor fires or shoot any fireworks while this ban is in effect. GCFD, CFD and 9-1-1 are getting calls for smoke in all areas of the city and county. This smoke is coming from the many large wildfires burning north and northeast from us. Call 9-1-1 if you see active fire or columns of smoke from a specific area, but please be aware that smoke is wide spread across the area. Chief Ralston and Chief Nesbitt want to ensure that the public understands the serious danger associated with open burning during this drought event. Failure to comply with the request of no open burning may result in penalties for the responsible party. Please also remember to be safe during the upcoming holiday seasons with cooking and decorations in your homes and businesses. From: Chief Lenny Nesbitt and Chief Doug...

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Administrator’s Report for November 15, 2016

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Administrator’s Report for November 15, 2016

Financial Update: FY2015-2016 Closeout:  The budget for the previous fiscal year has been closed and the Gordon County Revenue and Expenditure Budget Report for the year ending June 30, 2016 is submitted to the Board of Commissioners for review (report attached). Highlights follow: $2,051,785.18 excess revenue over expenditures in the General Fund. $490,942.14 excess revenue over expenditures in the Fire Fund. $17,069.74 excess revenue over expenditures in the E-911 Fund Significant Projects: Government Plaza:  Momon Construction is working with subcontractors to complete HVAC system repairs and fabricate replacement windows for installation next month. The Building and Grounds Department and Tax Commissioner are coordinating with Calhoun High School students to repair & refinish ten wooden benches underneath the breezeway. Upon completion of these first floor repairs, a final schedule will be presented for the relocation of the Tax Commissioner, Tax Assessor, and Voter Registration and Elections from the 1st floor of the Courthouse Annex to the 1st floor of the Government Plaza. We anticipate this relocation may occur during January 2017 and conclude in February 2017. Courthouse and Courthouse Annex:  Gordon County requires a consultant with substantial construction experience to recommend the hire of specialists to evaluate the Gordon County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex. This work will precipitate the repairs and renovation, which will be funded through the 2012 SPLOST. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be posted on November 19, 2016. Health Department:  The State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with the State Property Commission to affect the transfer of state owned property to Gordon County, which could allow the new structure to be erected behind the existing Health Department without disruption in service delivery. The State agreed to convey the property to Gordon County for $10 as long as the property is limited to public use in perpetuity. Ranger Fire Station:  The repairs at the Ranger Fire Station are approximately 50% complete. The Fire Department projects the work will be finished by the end of the month. Departmental Update: Fire Fighter Graduation:  The County and City Fire Department hosted their first Joint Firefighter Graduation Ceremony on November 3rd. Recently hired City and County Firefighters were individually and collectively recognized for completing the rigorous training and testing standards for National Fire Protection Association certifications. Wildfire Operations:  Gordon County full-time and part-time Firefighters deployed to Dade County over the weekend to provide wildfire support to the State Forestry Commission per the mutual aid agreement. EMA Reorganization:  The Human Resources Department will be recruiting for an EMA Director. Based on commissioner feedback, EMA will be re-structured as a stand-alone agency that is better positioned to support local public safety...

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Press Release: Concerning the Outdoor Burn Ban

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Press Release:  Concerning the Outdoor Burn Ban

Gordon County Board of Commissioners imposed a countywide burn ban on November 4, 2016. It is important to remind everyone that this ban applies to all types of outdoor fires, including bonfires, campfires, and leaf burning. Fireworks are a particular concern. The only exception is a small cooking fire that is carefully contained within an outdoor grill. Violation of this local burn ban could result in a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Burning without a permit could also result in much higher penalties imposed by the State of Georgia. The absence of rain, extreme dry conditions, and potential windy conditions has lead to a highly dangerous situation. It only takes a single spark just a few minutes to get out of control. The potential hazard is unprecedented, and Gordon County is taking this very seriously. Multiple forest fires throughout North Georgia clearly demonstrate the dire situation. Due to the haze drifting into areas of Gordon County from Fannin and Dade Counties, we are concerned that the smoke from a local fire could be dismissed as haze. We want to encourage residents to call 911 immediately if they suspect a fire. # # #...

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Election Night Results

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Election Night Results

Click here for the November 8, 2016 General Election Results. Tuesday is Election Day!!  To avoid a lot of confusion on Election Day; know before you vote! Are you registered to vote?  The last day to be registered to vote was October 11. Know which voting precinct you vote at. Review the sample ballot before you go vote. Bring proper photo ID. Go to http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov to find out if you are registered to vote, to know where your voting precinct is, and to view a copy of the sample ballot! Know Before You Vote 🇺🇸 Below is information concerning the upcoming November General Election: General Election Sample Ballot Proposed Constitutional Amendments Summary 2016 Certified Write-In Candidates for Gordon County If you would like to check your voter registration status, we encourage you to text “GA” or “Georgia” to “2VOTE” (28683) to link to the office’s Online Voter Registration (OLVR) site, check their “My Voter Page”, or call the Gordon County Voter’s Registration Office at...

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