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Public works department hiring for multiple positions
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The application window for Dawson County’s Public Works Director position has been extended until Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. 

Recently, current director Denise Farr tendered her resignation as its Public Works Director, with her last day being May 6. Applications are also being accepted for two road operator positions, a transfer station one and a project manager for department and SPLOST-assigned projects.

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Denise Farr. Photo courtesy of the Dawson County Government.

An annual salary of $74,076 is being advertised for the full-time director position. More information about the job and application process is available through the Dawson County HR department’s “Job Openings” webpage. 

During her time with Dawson County, Farr has spoken to the Board of Commissioners about topics including challenges at the county’s trash transfer station and the proposed Elliott Road realignment project. 

Farr submitted her resignation via letter on Monday, April 4.

“As discussed last month, I am tendering this letter to provide formal notification that I am resigning my position as Public Works Director effective May 6, 2022,” Farr wrote in a letter to County Manager David Headley. “I appreciated the opportunity for professional growth that you have provided during my time with Dawson County. Please let me know how I can help during the transition period.” 

Farr later provided a follow-up statement in addition to the letter. 

“I am sincerely appreciative of the opportunity to serve the residents of Dawson County and wish the employees of Dawson County the best in all future endeavors,” she wrote.