Application & Hiring Procedures

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION. A SEPARATE APPLICATION FORM IS REQUIRED FOR EACH POSITION TITLE.

EMPLOYMENT POLICY

Oconee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that employment decisions are made on the basis of merit and fitness for the position.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION

Applicants must complete an application and applicant questionnaire (when applicable) for each position. Please follow the instructions shown on the application and applicant questionnaire. If you need more space, you may attach additional sheets. All applications must be completed IN FULL. A RESUME MAY BE ATTACHED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUT DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF COMPLETING THE APPLICATION AND APPLICANT QUESTIONNAIRE. A complete and accurate application is essential, since this is the primary source used for determining your qualifications. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Please note the education and/or experience requirements listed in the Job Description for each job. These are minimum standards which all applicants must meet in order to be considered for employment. All employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization of employability.

VACANCIES

Vacant positions are advertised on the County's website at www.oconeecounty.com, Courthouse bulletin boards, Human Resources Office and on various bulletin boards throughout County Departments. Applications are accepted only for positions which are currently open and being advertised.

APPLICANT PROCEDURE

A completed Oconee County application should only be received in the Human Resources Office. The HR Office is located at 23 North Main Street, Watkinsville, GA, Courthouse-Room 203. Or by mail: Oconee County Board of Commissioner, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 145, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

APPLICATION REVIEW

Every application received is reviewed for completion by the Human Resources Office. Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration. This does not guarantee an interview for the position.

INTERVIEWS

Hiring departments select applicants for interviews from the applicant pool who are referred by the Human Resources Office. The hiring department notifies the persons selected for scheduled interviews by telephone or letter. Applicants will be contacted only if selected for an interview.

After the interviews, the hiring department makes a selection of the most suitable candidate, notifies the Human Resources Office and returns all applications to the Human Resources Office.

The hiring department contacts the selected candidate for offer of employment subject to passage of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, criminal background check and Driver's History check when appropriate. Upon positive results of the appropriate screening(s), the hiring department contacts the applicant and finalizes the offer of employment.

All candidates who are interviewed, but not selected, are informed of the decision.

NOTE: Applications, resumes, letters of reference, etc., submitted with the application become property of Oconee County and cannot be returned. Some information you have provided on the application may be subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.

We require original signatures on applications, so please do not fax or send completed application forms electronically. Please bring your completed application into the Human Resources Office or mail it to the address below.

YOUR INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT WITH OCONEE COUNTY IS APPRECIATED. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Human Resources

Oconee County Board of Commissioners

P. O. Box 145

Watkinsville, GA 30677

706 769-3938

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