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REGIONAL PLANNER:

 

 

The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission, a 17 county regional planning agency with offices in Baxley and Eastman, has an immediate opening for a regional planning position.  The Regional Planner will be responsible for assistance in local plan updates and implementation in compliance with the Georgia Planning Act of 1989, provide or assist in providing other technical planning and plan implementation assistance to the Regional Commission and its member governments. The position requires strong research skills, oral and written communications skills, as well as analytical, organizational, and computer skills.  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, or related field; experience; and demonstrated competency.  Masters Degree preferred.  Salary commensurate with education and experience, but position is considered entry-level. Good benefits package. Please Click Here for a more detailed job description.

 

Send resume and cover letter to: Executive Director, Heart of Georgia Altamaha RC, 5405 Oak Street, Eastman, GA 31023 or email to manning@hogarc.org

 

EOE/M/F/55+

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

It is the policy of the Heart of Georgia Altamaha RC to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunity. The organization shall select employees on the basis of applicants' qualifications and without regard to age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or physical handicap. All persons expressing interest in employment with the Heart of Georgia Altamaha RC must furnish a current resume and other relevant information as requested.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG):

 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs including improvements of water systems, sewer, roads/streets, drainage, housing, etc.  Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. No less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available. The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission can assist your community with both writing an application and administering the project once funded. CDBG applications are due at the Department of Community Affairs offices the first week of April. The Commission requests you contact our offices by December to discuss possible projects.

Employment Incentive Program (EIP):

 
The Employment Incentive Program is a financing program that may be used in conjunction with traditional private financing to carry out economic development projects which will result in employment of low and moderate income persons. Many types of projects can be financed with EIP funding. However, projects creating opportunities for low and moderate income persons to advance themselves by obtaining employment, greater job security, better working conditions, job training, enhancement of workplace skills and advancement opportunities receive the greatest consideration. Possible projects include:
• Public water and sewer systems, distribution and/or collection lines, wastewater treatment projects, rail spurs, and various other types of public facilities.
• Financing for fixed assets including: land, new facilities, rehabilitation of existing facilities, machinery, equipment, etc.
 
The EIP is administered by the State of Georgia's Department of Community Affairs and is funded by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. EIP applications are accepted year round by the Department of Community Affairs.

Immediate Threat and Danger (ITAD):

 
The Immediate Threat and Danger Program provides 50% matching funds for community development activities having a particular urgency when existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community. Local funds must comprise at least 10% of project costs. Funding for this program comes from the state's annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Applicants can apply for $50,000 and DCA reserves $200,000 for "major disasters." Eligible applicants are units of general purpose local government, excluding metropolitan cities, urban counties, and units of government eligible to participate in the urban counties or metropolitan cities program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To be fundable, applications must address an event or situation having a particular urgency and uniqueness that adversely affects a community and its citizens and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. The event or situation must have a sense of urgency and be of recent origin or have recently become urgent. Recent origin is defined as a condition that developed or became critical within 18 months of application. Ample descriptions of the cause of the threat, and probable ramifications, must be provided. The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission can assist your community with the application and administration of the project.

The Telfair County Board of Commissioners is issuing a Request for Proposals to establish a contract with an independent provider of transportation services to manage and totally operate a rural public transportation program for social service agency clients and the general public who reside in Telfair County.  Public trips shall be first priority and DHS trips shall be secondary.  There shall be no segregation of Public and DHS trips and client mixing shall take place during all hours of operation, including during peak services times.  Telfair County will provide continued oversight of FTA requirements to the successful bidder throughout the contract period.

 

Proposal Package (Download Here) requests should be directed to:  telfairco@gmail.com or tcacctg@gmail.com

 

Telfair County reserves the right to:  (1) reject any or all proposals and waive informalities; (2) re-advertise; (3) award the contract in accordance with FTAC 4220.1F; and (4) retain any and all proposals for a period of thirty (30) days after opening.

 

There is no expressed or implied obligation for Telfair County to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing proposals in response to this request.

 

An original proposal plus seven copies, all to include cost information, shall be submitted in one sealed envelope, clearly marked “5311 TPO RFP” not later than April 12, 2018, 3 PM. to:

 

Telfair County Board of Commissioners

91 Telfair Avenue, Suite A

McRae, GA  31055

Attn:  County Clerk

 

Proposals will be opened at the regularly-scheduled Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

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