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PUBLIC NOTICE

  CITY OF LITHONIA GENERAL ELECTION AND QUALIFYING PERIOD FOR CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS

 TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF CITY OF LITHONIA, WITHIN DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA:

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 7th day of November, 2017, a general election will be held in the CITY OF LITHONIA to fill three positions for the office of City of Lithonia City Council.

Each candidate will file notice of his or her candidacy and the appropriate affidavit in the office of DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur, GA  30032. 

Qualifying for candidates will begin on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM and will continue until Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.   The qualifying fee is $122.40. 

The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the general election is Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

The general election will be held in the regular polling place, Lithonia Municipal Complex, 6920 Main Street, Lithonia, GA 30058.  The polls will open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM.

The City of Lithonia is accepting application for the position of City Clerk, which is a full-time position of 40 hours a week.  The job is described in more detail below.   The salary for the position will be determined based on qualifications.  To apply for the position, please complete the employment application below and provide a resume.

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

This is a responsible position of a varied nature that includes providing administrative support to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager.  Work involves extensive contact with the public by issuing City notices, business licenses and various permits as well as responding to general inquiries.  This position requires considerable judgment, discretion and confidentiality in performing duties. Position requires 40-hour work week.

DUTIES

The following duties are inclusive of, but not limited to, job performance typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Acts as assistant for Mayor, City Council and City Manager by taking messages or providing information according to established policies and procedures.

Arrange training and travel for Mayor, City Council and City Manager; and other staff as assigned.

Advises general public on requirements of City ordinances, policies, and regulations; provides general information about city codes for general public.

Custodian of the City seal and official documents.

Obtains the necessary signatures for ordinances and resolutions; files and sends ordinances for codification.

Files contracts and other important documents.

Provides preliminary review of zoning issues; handles re-zoning, variances and special use permit requests; schedules hearing dates; submits legal advertisement to paper; arranges for posting of hearing notice signs on property; and sends correspondence to affected property owners.  Informs City Administrator of zoning requests and submits information to Zoning Administrator according to city policy.

Sets up planning & zoning committee meetings, posts, send notices and all pertinent materials.

Issues business licenses, handles yearly renewals, sign permits and all other various permits.

Issues beer and wine licenses, including yearly renewals.

Types correspondence from written draft, oral or recording equipment.

Gathers materials and prepares agenda for City Council meetings and work sessions.  Transcribes minutes from City Council meetings.  Keeps minute books.  Copies minutes and sends out for codification.

Files and retrieves materials from data from department computerized and manual filing systems.  Establishes and maintains files.

Gathers news for City newsletter.  Types and distributes to all city residents.

Post all meetings of City Council, committees and local events.  Posts all local public hearings.

Submits all legal ads, public hearing, public notices, etc. to the local newsletter for publication or public information.

Drafts and types proclamations for the public, including welcome letters.

Submits purchase requisitions for administrative department.  Handles purchases of office supplies, equipment, etc.  Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain filing systems.

Ability to work independently without specific instruction.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of people including but not limited to citizens, business and civic leaders, other government officials, etc.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees and the general public.

Perform other additional related duties as required.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Sitting: Most assignments may require frequent sitting while operating equipment.

Bending/Twisting: Various bodily positions while performing administrative tasks.

Speech/Hearing: Constant communication with coworkers and the public while maintaining a safe work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum: Associates degree in business administration or related field; must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license, and have three years of progressively responsible administrative and/or secretarial, office management, accounting and/or legal work.

Preferred: Bachelor degree or higher in business administration or related field of study; and some work towards State of Georgia Municipal Clerk’s Certification.

 

For additional information, please contact the City Administrator Cheryl Foster at 770-482-8136, ext. 116 or cheryl.foster@lithoniacity.org.

 

CLICK HERE FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION:  City EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION rev 2014

 

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed
    02
    Aug
    2017
    Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    6:00 PMLithonia Amphitheater 2515 Park Drive, Lithonia GA 30058

    WindDown Wednesday 8-2-17

 


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To Lithonians, our City is more than a City of Granite. Lithonia has a rare mix of small-town Southern charm, a rich and diverse historical background, a bustling local economy, and a wide range of leisure activities for the entire family. Our faith-based community includes several of the nation’s foremost places of worship, and our close proximity to Atlanta make us an idyllic location for many of our residence who commute to the City each day.