Water Distribution Crew Leader Position Available

The City of Lafayette has a position available for a Water Distribution Crew Leader!

This is a full time, permanent, 1st shift position with benefits. Candidates should have a high school diploma, or GED equivalent.

Other job requirements include:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, and ability to obtain a CDL
  • Experience in the operation of tools & equipment
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather & conditions
  • Knowledge of water distribution system repair & maintenance principles
  • Ability to read & write
  • Must have reliable means of transportation
  • Candidates must submit to physical exam and drug screening

Starting salary $15.07 per hour

Applications are available on our website at http://cityoflafayettega.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/formEmploymentApplication.pdf

Applications are also available at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. All completed applications should be submitted to this address.

The City of LaFayette is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.

Vehicle Maintenance Manager position available!

The City of Lafayette has a available position for a Vehicle Maintenance Manager.

This is a supervisory 1st shift, full time, permanent position with benefits. Position requires high school diploma or GED equivalent, with additional specialized training in the field of work. Desirable candidates will have 3-5 years experience with automotive repair. Candidates must also hold a valid driver’s license.

Position duties include:

  •  Supervises employees on work procedures, procedures & standards related to their work.
  • Enforces safety guidelines
  • Troubleshoots vehicle and equipment operations problems: diagnoses problems
  • Coordinates the maintenance and repair of a variety of vehicles and equipment, assigns staff to perform related duties
  • Maintains required records, including warranty information, purchase orders and billing
  • Directs and coordinates activities related to the acquisition of automotive equipment
  • Researches and negiotates to secure parts & tools from vendors
  • Ensures the shop is in compliance with environmental laws and regulations
  • Delivers vehicles to dealers for warranty repairs
  • Supervisory role over lead mechanic (1) and mechanic (1)
  • Performs other related duties

Interested applicants can print a application from our website (under the “other”)  heading, or pick up a application at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. All completed applications should be submitted to this same location.

The City of LaFayette is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.

 

Groundsworker Position available

The City of Lafayette electric department is hiring for a groundsworker position.

This is a full time, permanent position responsible for the assisting in construction, repair & maintenance of the city electric distribution system.

Requirements: High school diploma, GED or equivalent. Current drivers license (CDL a plus), related duties in the installation & repair of the electric distribution system. Must be able to work in inclement weather, monitors the work of the linemen to identify unsafe working conditions, assists derrick truck operator in setting poles, assists with the connection, disconnection and maintenance of service & security lights, assists with the removal of old or unused poles, operates chipper truck, and performs other duties as needed.

Salary range $11.20 hourly grade 10A with benefits.

To apply print a application from our website, or pick up & submit a application at Lafayette City Hall, located at 207 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728.

The City of LaFayette is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.

CDBG Presentation

The City of Lafayette will be applying for a $500,000 (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant to replace the water main on S. Chattanooga Street from Pattten Street to Pledger Pkwy. This requires a matching of $25,000, and a estimated leverage of $125,000 for the (estimated) project cost of $650,000.

Please email mwilliams@cityoflafayettega.org for more information.

CDBG Public Hearing

Patrol Officer Position Available!

The Lafayette Police Department is hiring for a patrol officer position.

This is a full time, permanent, rotating shifts position. Potential Candidates must hold a Georgia Driver’s license, have a clean driver’s history and criminal history. Must be able to meet all requirements under Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training including, but not limited to; passing drug screening, background investigation, polygraph test, and psychological testing. Must be proficient in communication skills including writing, grammar & comprehension skills. Must be proficient with computers and typing.

Salary Range $30,000-$32,000. All applications must be received by March 1, 2015.

Note: Non-certified employees need only fill out the city application. Certified applicants should fill out the city application (available in the forms category, under the OTHER heading) & the police application packet. All applications should be submitted to Lafayette Police Department.

police application

GoFundMe Firetruck Fundraiser

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The City of LaFayette purchased its first motorized fire truck in February, 1926. The fire truck that was purchased for the then exuberant amount of $11,260 was a 1926 American-LaFrance Foamite Type 40 Trip #5534. This mean it was a triple combination pumping, chemical & hose fire engine.

The fire truck that was delivered & remains here at the city today is a 600 gallon fire truck, powered by a 4 cylinder, 75 horsepower engine. It is chain driven, has a hand crank & mechanical brakes. Unlike so many other cities, LaFayette chose to keep its vintage fire truck for the past 88 years. According to the Antique Fire Truck Club of America, only 120 Type 40 Trip’s were ever built, making our very own city fire truck exceedingly rare.

While the truck has remained in good condition & has been kept safely indoors & out of the elements, it is still 88 years old, and like anything of advancing age, it needs some general repairs. The city would like to eventually do a full restoration of our classic fire engine that it so clearly deserves, however at this time we would like to raise enough funds to make old #5534 safe & roadworthy once again.

The city is looking to raise $10,000 for the general repairs which would be used to purchase new tires, have the original wooden wheels repaired/restored & to make other much needed repairs such as rebuilding the starter & carburetor. Because of the advanced age of #5534, parts are rare & don’t come cheap.

The city has created a GO FUND ME account which is way or raising funds online. Interested parties can donate funds from $1-$10,000 to contribute to the cause. The funds will be placed in a WEPAY Account (similar to a PAYPAL) account, and moved over to a city bank account, where the repairs can begin.  You can check out the Go FUND ME campaign at http://www.gofundme.com/lafayettefiretruck

We would like to have the fire truck running & driving again, where our citizens can enjoy it & appreciate this rare asset that has been here since new.

If you have questions about the fire truck, or the campaign, please email mwilliams@cityoflafayettega.org

Marsh House Christmas Ornaments!

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The 2014 Marsh House Christmas Ornaments are here!

These porcelain ornaments are all limited edition, and are all hand numbered. This is the 3rd ornament in the set of Lafayette’s historical Christmas ornaments. The prior two ornaments are of Gordon Hall & the Presbyterian Church. All 3 of these history filled sites were built in 1836.

These ornaments can be purchased for $15 a piece, or $40 for the set of 3 ornaments.

Get your ornaments while they last at the Walker County Welcome Center (across the street from the Marsh House) or at Debbi’s Flowers on the square.

The ornaments will also be on sale at Gordon Hall during the model railroad & village display from 6-10pm on December 5th, 13th-31st nightly.

These ornaments are a DDA project, and all ornament proceeds go back into DDA projects in your community.

 

Christmas Parade Entry Form Available!

The entry form for the 2014 Christmas parade is now available. The Christmas Parade will be  held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00pm.

All entry forms must be turned in by Monday, December 1st, 2014. No new entries will be allowed on the day of the parade.

Parade Flyer 2014

Christmas Parade Application

Please fill out form, & hand deliver, fax it or mail as shown on form. Thank you all participants, and  let’s have a great parade!!