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Cartersville Career Center

Cartersville Career CenterCartersville Department of Labor Career Center
19 Felton Place
Cartersville, Georgia 30120-9007
770.387.3760, fax 387.3766
Gail Fowler, Manager
Department of Labor web site
Department of Labor Fact Sheet


We have a resource room with pamphlets, books, videos, computers, and printers to help you in your job search. Ask about our job search workshops that we offer at no cost to customers. Bartow & Paulding County area jobs are posted on the "Immediate Openings" bulletin board next to the entry doors in the lobby.

The following standard assessment instruments are available at the Career Center:

  • Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS)
  • Adult Basic Literacy Exam (ABLE)
  • Interest Profiler, Interest Inventory, Interest Checklist
  • Work Importance Locator
  • Job Search Attitude Inventory
  • TapDance (typing test)

Services for Special Groups:

  • Military Services / Veterans Representative available full-time.
  • TOPSTEP - Offender Parolee Probationer State Training Employment Program - an effort to assist offenders in obtaining and maintaining employment upon release from prison and probation.
  • Georgia Works allows laid-off workers who qualify for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to receive on-site workplace training, regular UI benefits, and a special training allowance. This allowance is intended to defray some of the costs associated with training such as childcare, transportation, tools, and work clothes. Employers in the Georgia Works program provide training for a maximum of 24 hours per week for up to eight weeks.

Weekly Schedule of Other Services

Title V Older Worker Program, Call 770.387.3760 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:30, Job Search Orientation Workshop
Tuesday, 9:00 - 12:00, Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives, Walk-ins Welcomes, Bartow County Clients, For Appointment call 800.546.6401

Wednesday, 9:00 - 3:00, Social Security Representative
Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00, North Metro Technical College
Wednesday, 10:30 - 2:00, Only 2nd & 4th Wednesday of Month, Job Corps Representative

Thursday, 9:00 - 12:00, Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives, Walk-ins Welcomed, Bartow County Clients, Call 800.546.6401 for Appointment

Directions: Take I-75 to exit 288, turn right at the end of the ramp onto Highway 411. Go approximately 5 miles through 2 traffic lights and then turn left at the 3rd light onto Felton Road. Travel approximately 200 yards and take the first right onto Felton Place. The Department of Labor is the last building on the left.

Workshops - for dates the workshops will be presented, visit Calendar for Job Seekers

World Wide Web On-Line: Around the World for an electrifying job search - "Post it" and they will come. This workshop will inform job seekers on how to use the Internet as a powerful job-searching tool. Learn the best ways the Internet can be used in your job search. And much more!

Marketing Strategies: Learn how to tap into the "Hidden Job Market" and how to look for new job opportunities. Statistics say only 15% of jobs are found through traditional ways of job seeking...newspaper ads, employment agencies, etc. Therefore, the other 85% of jobs are in the "hidden job market". Learn how to effectively locate job leads by using today's Marketing strategies. Learn about Interest Assessments and resources that are available to assist you in career research development activities.

Market Savvy Resume: How to create a "Kick-butt" resume. In today's job market, the resume is an important tool for anyone looking for a job. Many employers require a resume as the first method of contact. Your resume should make you stand out from the competition. It is your "sales brochure". Learn how to create a resume that will not be over-looked.

Mastering Interviews: Be prepared -- It's a dialogue not a monologue. Interviews are very challenging and stressful events. Learn how to anticipate and prepare for the questions you may be asked, handle difficult or problem questions, negotiate your salary and benefits, and develop questions to ask the employer.

O*NET Interest Profiler Assessment Available Upon Request. What kind of work activity do you like or dislike -- Find out here!!! Finding out your interests in work activities helps you match with the job. Using the Interest Profiler Results helps you explore the world of work and identify occupations that can satisfy your particular interests. You will be able to look at the interests satisfied by occupations and compare them to your own interests. The O*NET Interest Profiler is available on Internet and paper version.

Financial Stress Management - Video Review Available Upon Request: Stretch your income...you have taken the first step toward taking charge of your finances. Change of any kind can be difficult but the stress of job loss is often overwhelming. Use this information to help move beyond the negative emotions and survive what appears to be a money crisit. This video is specifically designed to help you manage your money and deal with your creditors.

The City of Cartersville and Bartow County Government fill all employment positions through our office (except those that are filled internally).

12th grade education or G.E.D. is required for full-time positions with the City and are preferred for full-time positions with Bartow County.

If you would like to be considered for any positions within the job classifications listed below, please inform our job interviewers.

City of Cartersville (no codes)  --  Resume is required.

Job Title

Police Officer Special Events/Programs & Meeting Facilities Coordinator
Firefighter (must certify within 1 year) Park Maintenance
Secretary Sanitation Worker
Lab Technician Utility Meter Reader
Water Treatment/Waste Treatment Plant Operator Animal Control
Biosolids Truck Driver Water Service Worker
Industrial Electrician Gas Service Worker
Maintenance Mechanic Electrical Ground Worker
Welder Road Laborer
Vehicle Mechanic Park Attendant/Security
Gymnastics Instructor Public Works-Maintenance Worker

Bartow County Government - General Job Classifications:

Bartow County Government - List of Job Titles and Pay Rate

Code Job Title Pay Rate per Hour Code

Job Title

Pay Rate per Hour
50 Administrative Assistant/Secretary $13.76 66 Environmental Compliance Technician $15.13
51 Appraiser, Basic $14.22 67 Meter Reader $12.40
52 Building Inspector $17.38 68 System Maintenance Worker $12.40
53 Mapper - Appraiser I $16.02 69 Animal Control Road Officer $12.40
54 Code Enforcement $14.67 70 Grounds & Park Maintenance $12.40
55 Clerk (Records, Tag, Tax, A/P Data Entry $13.30 71 Crew Worker $12.40
56 Receptionist $10.11 72 Transit Driver $10.58
57 Mechanic $14.67 73 Watchman $9.66
58 Welder $15.56 74 Custodian $10.58
59 Carpenter $13.30 75 Laborer $11.94
60 Electrician $13.30 76 Hostess/Tour Guide $10.58
61 Painter $13.30 77 Solid Waste Laborer $11.94
62 Plumber $13.30 78 Senior Service Worker (Maintenance) $12.85
63 Equipment Operator $12.85 79 EMS ------------------------------------------ EMT
EMS---------------------------------- Paramedic
$9.66
$11.48
64 Truck Driver $12.40 80 Firefighter $9.66
65 Bus Driver N/A 81 Election Supervisor N/A
 

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