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The City of Cornelia provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, gender orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absences, compensation, and training. 

We abide by all laws concerning fair employment practices including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Discrimination is defined as Treatment or consideration of or making a distinction in favor or against a person based on the group, class or category to which that person belongs, rather than on individual merit.

 

City Hall
Posted 2 weeks ago
REPORTS TO: Community Development Manager FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt Purpose of Job The purpose of this job is to greet visitors and provide information regarding the history of the Cornelia Depot.  Will be required to answer phones and provide information, assist with development of promotional materials and other activities related to the Depot Museum as assigned. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Works under direct supervision of the Community Development Manager and assists with programs and activities as assigned.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance of the facility along with other staff including but not limited to: cleaning restrooms, litter removal, mopping floors, sweeping, housekeeping, and other duties as assigned.
  • Oversee and maintain all safety guidelines and elements of the property to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and guests, to include, but not limited to, maintaining first aid kits, fire extinguishers, and MSDS sheets. Review property for any safety issues or concerns; maintain knowledge of and ensure adherence to any safety guidelines.
  • This position is typically required to work odd hours and schedules that include weekends and split shifts. The schedule will include Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours.
  • Maintains daily contact with visitors and staff.
  • Participates in and assists with specific programs and activities as assigned.
  • Serves as “front-line staff” answering phones, and answering questions from visitors.
  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities High School Diploma or equivalent required, prefer advanced education.  Combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Has the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members. Has the ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.  Has the ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.  Has skill in the use of computers, calculators, typewriters, fax machines, copy machines, and other office equipment.  Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to operate various equipment, small machinery, audio/visual equipment, etc. as required. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving record. (ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, calculators, fax machines, and other office equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for light work. Attendance is an essential element of the job. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors. Requires the ability to speak to people with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management. VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional languages including accounting terminology. MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using office equipment. Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as computers, fax machines, typewriters, and other office equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.  May require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.   Mail: Human Resources City of Cornelia P.O. Box 785 Cornelia, Ga.  30531 Fax:  706-778-8585 Email: lcannon@cornelia.city

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REPORTS TO: Community Development Manager FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt Purpose of Job The purpose of this job is to greet visitors and provide information regarding the history of the Cornelia Depot.  Wil...

Fire Fighter
Posted 4 weeks ago
The City of Cornelia has an opening for a Firefighter. The schedule is 24/48. This job aims to protect lives and property endangered by fire and other emergencies, promote fire prevention and safety activities and educate the public. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing fire suppression activities, rescue, salvage, and overhaul operations, driving and operating apparatus, administering first response emergency medical care, inspecting and maintaining fire apparatus equipment, conducting station tours, and performing additional duties as assigned. High school diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid Georgia Commercial or Class E/F Non-Commercial Driver's License and the ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training act, First Responder or EMT

Qualifications

Must be physically able to operate various machinery and equipment, including fire-fighting apparatus and equipment such as pumper, ladder truck, snorkel, power tools, ladders, positive pressure blower fan, electrical power generator, pick-head axe, K-12 saw, spanner wrench, medical supplies, etc. Preferably already certified firefighter through the State of Georgia. Apply online or print, fill out and fax or mail the application and all corresponding documents to the address below.
  Mail: Human Resources City of Cornelia P.O. Box 785 Cornelia, Ga.  30531 Fax:  706-778-8585 Email: lcannon@cornelia.city  

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The City of Cornelia has an opening for a Firefighter. The schedule is 24/48. This job aims to protect lives and property endangered by fire and other emergencies, promote fire prevention and safety a...

Posted 2 months ago
City of Cornelia, Georgia Position Description
Water Pollution Control Plant Operator
DEPARTMENT Utilities DIVISION Wastewater Treatment Plant SUPERVISOR Utilities Plant Manager CLASSIFICATION Full-Time, Non-Union, Technical
DEFINITION: Under direct supervision of the Water Pollution Control Plant Manager, performs skilled work in the operations and maintenance of the wastewater plant, industrial pre-treatment program and FOG program. Under general direction assists with and conducts laboratory testing involved in control and treatment of wastewater, industrial pretreatment program, FOG program and environmental control testing. Those designated may oversee part-time, seasonal, or full-time employees in the same or lower classifications. JOB LOCATION: The Wastewater Operator is required to report to the Water Pollution Control Plant and have the mobility and agility to perform assigned work as required. When necessary, the operator may need to perform testing offsite at lift stations, manholes, creeks, industries and food establishments.   GENERAL DUTIES (LABORER/OPERATOR TRAINEE):
  • Attendance during regular scheduled work hours.
  • Operate machinery in the plant such as dump trucks, tractors, backhoe, lift jacks, forklifts, chain saws, weed eaters, mowers, power driven equipment and etc.
  • Practice general “house cleaning” duties such as sweep, mop, dust, take out trash, keep bathrooms clean and etc.
  • Practice general upkeep of the grounds such as mowing, weed eating, bushhogging, trimming trees and bushes, pressure washing, painting, wash down areas of need and etc.
  • Organize and keep work areas and buildings neat and clean.
  • Scrub Clarifiers, disk filters, chlorine contact chamber and clean grit chamber.
  • Ability to perform manual labor and lifting of up to 75lbs.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid.
  • Ability to use a personal computer.
  CLASS 3 OPERATOR LICENSE DUTIES:
  • Perform and complete daily plant check sheets.
  • Collect samples and perform basic laboratory tests in the field and lab such as: PH, DO, OUR, TSS, TRC, Alkalinity and read back BOD test results.
  • Operate belt press, collect solids % cake sample and analyze. Keep Belt press area clean.
  • Adjust plant operations as needed such as: RAS rates, WAS rates, chemical feed rates, flow rates, waste primary and secondary sludge.
  • Record accurately and timely on bench sheets, logbooks and plant process control sheets
  • Communicate effectively, respectfully and interact with the public, interdepartmental agencies, Plant Manager, other wastewater plant employees and all agencies regarding the plant and the City of Cornelia.
  • Perform all general duties as well.
  CLASS 2 OPERATOR LICENSE DUTIES:
  • Ability to perform all wastewater laboratory tests required to perform process control and regulatory reporting such as: BOD, Ammonia, Phosphorous, Nitrate, Nitrite, Fecal Coliform and etc.
  • Ability to enter data into spreadsheets, assess and determine RAS and WAS rates, chemical feed rates, flow rates.
  • Plan and requisition of parts, chemicals and supplies needed for the plant operation.
  • Become familiarized with the Plant Antero Maintenance program. Perform preventive, corrective and planned maintenance.
  • Inspect and sample food establishments grease traps.
  • Able to perform all general and class 3 operator duties.
  • Responsible for performing DMR/QA compliance testing for state laboratory license.
  CLASS 1 OPERATOR LICENSE DUTIES:
  • Ability to assist the Plant Manager in analyzing potential problems with plant process and equipment including performing complex laboratory tests and assimilating data results to resolve the issues.
  • Create spreadsheets and enter data with the ability to create graphs and charts for plotting of plant process for quality control purposes.
  • Stays in direct contact with the Plant Manager with regards to the daily operations of the plant.
  • In charge of setting up, entering data and producing work orders from the Antero Maintenance program.
  • Responsible for communicating with grease trap company to ensure grease traps are properly maintained. Responsible for receiving pictures and manifest each month and kept on file.
  • Able to perform all general, class 3 and class 2 duties.
  • In the absence of the Plant Manager can perform necessary duties to operate and maintain the plant in compliance until his return.
  ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
  • Perform all other tasks given that benefits both the wastewater plant and City of Cornelia as a whole.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of chemistry and biology as it applies to the treatment of wastewater, water and industrial waste.
  • Standard knowledge of procedures and tests in sampling of wastewater, water and industrial waste.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and a healthy work environment.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in the operation of the wastewater plant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia Class B Commercial driver’s license.
  • College or technical college level courses in chemistry, biology or environmental science of at least 20 credit hours.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must possess or obtain a valid State of Georgia Class III (3) Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License or State of Georgia Laboratory Analyst License within eighteen (18) months of employment. Satisfactory completion of background examination, physical examination, and drug/alcohol testing. Must comply with organizational and departmental policies. WORK SCHEDULE: Working hours are flexible, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, with some weekends as needed. Overtime hours may be required from time to time as necessary and regular work hours may need to be shifted to meet the operational needs of the plant. Must be available for emergency work. Apply online or print, fill out, fax or mail the application to the address below. Mail: Human Resources City of Cornelia P.O. Box 785 Cornelia, Ga.  30531 Fax:  706-778-8585 Email: lcannon@cornelia.city

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City of Cornelia, Georgia Position Description Water Pollution Control Plant Operator DEPARTMENT Utilities DIVISION Wastewater Treatment Plant SUPERVISOR Utilities Plant Manager CLASSIFICATION Full-Ti...

Police Officer
Posted 8 months ago
Please see the documents below, including a full description. Please download the job description, application, and consent forms. Return the completed forms to the address below. Thank you for your interest in the City of Cornelia. Print, fill out, and fax or mail the application and all corresponding documents to the address below. Mail: Human Resources  City of Cornelia P.O. Box 785 Cornelia, Ga. 30531 Fax: 706-778-2234 Email: lcannon@cornelia.city    

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Please see the documents below, including a full description. Please download the job description, application, and consent forms. Return the completed forms to the address below. Thank you for your i...

Fire Fighter
Posted 10 months ago
The City of Cornelia has openings for Part Time / Volunteer Firefighters. The schedule is 24/48. This job aims to protect lives and property endangered by fire and other emergencies, promote fire prevention and safety activities, and educate the public. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to performing fire suppression activities, rescue, salvage, and overhaul operations, driving and operating apparatus, administering first response emergency medical care, inspecting and maintaining fire apparatus equipment, conducting station tours, and performing additional duties as assigned. High school diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid Georgia Commercial or Class E/F Non-Commercial Driver's License and the ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act, First Responder or EMT

Qualifications

Must be physically able to operate various machinery and equipment, including fire-fighting apparatus and equipment such as pumper, ladder truck, snorkel, power tools, ladders, positive pressure blower fan, electrical power generator, pick-head axe, K-12 saw, spanner wrench, medical supplies, etc. Preferably already certified firefighter through the State of Georgia. Print, fill out, and fax or mail the application and all corresponding documents to the address below. Mail: Human Resources  City of Cornelia P.O. Box 785 Cornelia, Ga. 30531 Fax: 706-778-2234 Email: lcannon@cornelia.city  

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The City of Cornelia has openings for Part Time / Volunteer Firefighters. The schedule is 24/48. This job aims to protect lives and property endangered by fire and other emergencies, promote fire prev...

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