Human Resources

Mission 

The Human Resources Staff is committed to establishing a system of employment that will provide a fair, equitable, and productive work environment. Our goal is to recruit qualified individuals, retain valuable employees, maintain compliance with employment laws and government regulations, provide a safe and healthy work environment, and provide resources for administering benefits, policies, and procedures.

Responsibilites

Maintain current knowledge of laws and guidelines affecting HR administration; ensure all applicable HR laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are enforced; direct all employment activities; prepare and process payrolls; administer drug testing program; provide and process new employee orientation; manage employee benefit programs; coordinate, develop and deliver training and staff development programs; interacts and provides customer service to county staff, elected officials, employees, vendors, auditors, and general public and manage other related personnel needs.

E-Verify Information

Oconee County's E-Verify Identification Number for the Employee Eligibility Verification Program is #50742.

The E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program (EEV) involves verification checks of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases, using an automated system to verify the employment authorization of all newly hired employees, regardless of citizenship, after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). Oconee County has been complying with E-Verify since August 2007.

Pursuant to Title II ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia. Additionally, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, no person shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia.

Drug-Free Workplace

Oconee County is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the adverse impact of employee drug and alcohol abuse. Employee drug and alcohol abuse create serious risks of physical harm to employees, persons who rely on Oconee County's services, and to the public. Oconee County will not tolerate an employee's possession, sale, distribution, consumption or presence in the body of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs while on County property or on County business at any time. Employees who test positive for drug use shall be terminated.

Contact

Malinda Smith, Director
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Susan Roberts, Assistant Director
Alisha Foster, HR Technician


P.O. Box 145
23 North Main Street
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

Phone: 706-769-3938
Fax: 706-310-3566

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FAQS

1) How do I found out about county jobs?

2) How do I apply?

3) Is it possible to apply for a position that is not currently listed, just to have an application on record for a future opening?

4) I have filled out a County application before. Can I just submit a copy of that application?

5) I was previously convicted of a criminal offense. Can I still apply?

6) What assistance is available for persons with disabilities?

7) What can I expect after I apply?

 

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FAQS

1) How do I find out about County jobs?

The best way to find out about job openings is to the visit the Employment Opportunities section of our web site, where you can browse job listings, job descriptions and linked benefit information.

Job vacancies are posted on the County's website, www.oconeecounty.com, in the Human Resources Office, Courthouse 2nd Floor Bulletin Board and posted in various County Departments.

2) How do I apply?

Once you have found a job opening that interests you, you can print an employment application and submit your completed application by mail or in person to the Human Resources Office.

(Contact and address information provided on the Human Resources Home Page)

You should review "Application and Hiring Procedures" before completing your employment application.

3) Is it possible to apply for a position that is not currently listed, just to have an application on record for a future opening?

Sorry, but no. We only accept applications for positions that are currently open. Make sure to check the job listing often for updates of open, closed and filled positions. If you are interested in an open position, you should submit your application as soon as possible to be sure you are considered for that position.

A resume or letter of interest cannot be accepted in place of a County application, but may be attached to an application for additional information.

4) I have filled out a County application before. Can I just submit a copy of that application?

You may submit a photocopy of a previous paper application, as long as it has an original signature. You should take care, however, that the information on the application is accurate, current, and applicable to each position for which you apply.

If you have applied for a previous position within 90 days, you can ask the Human Resources to see if your application is on file in the Human Resources Office.

5) I was previously convicted of a criminal offense. Can I still apply?

Yes, but be sure to disclose the details. A conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. Each conviction will be judged on its own merits with respect to time, circumstances and seriousness.

6) What assistance is available for persons with disabilities?

Oconee County is committed to offering applicants with disabilities an equal opportunity in all employment matters. If you are an applicant with a disability who feels you may need assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office to discuss the request. It is your responsibility to inform us of your need in a timely manner so that we can determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided.

7) What can I expect after I apply?

Your application will be screened to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position you are applying for. Applications are forwarded to the Hiring Department for the vacant position. If your application is selected to be considered, then the Hiring Department will notify you to schedule an interview. If you are extended an offer of employment, it will be contingent upon completing all required pre-employment requirements, i.e. drug screening, criminal background checks, etc.

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