General Employment Information

Colquitt EMC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Colquitt EMC takes pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer and affirms our commitment to comply with all federal and state laws, regulations and executive orders concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. To this end, all positions opened to the outside are also posted with the Georgia Department of Labor Web site.

When a job becomes available at Colquitt EMC, an announcement of the vacancy is posted on the company bulletin boards for five working days. These notices describe the position opening, location, position description and job specifications. This practice gives our current employees first chance at applying for open positions. Our policy is to promote from within when possible. If there are no internal applicants for the position or if the position requires a specific education level, knowledge, skills or abilities that are not available inside the company, it may be necessary to seek candidates from outside the company.

Colquitt EMC’s policy is to formally accept outside applications for employment only when a job opening exists in the organization that has been opened for outside applicants. Outside applicants should read the information listed below for some company policies that may affect their eligibility for employment at Colquitt EMC.

Nepotism Policy

It is the policy of Colquitt EMC that the employment of close relatives of any member of the Board of Directors or to any Colquitt EMC employee is not permissible.

Residency Policy

There are certain jobs at Colquitt EMC that have a residency requirement. Line crew personnel and certain other personnel are required to live within or near their assigned on-call location.

This residency requirement serves two main purposes. It helps ensure that we give our customers the best possible service especially during periods of service interruption. This policy also encourages employees to live in the areas that we serve. This helps to promote involvement in community and civic activities, which is consistent with the spirit of our cooperative.

Education and Experience Requirements

Education requirements depend on the position requirements. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required for all positions at Colquitt EMC. You will find that additional college or technical school training and/or degrees are required for some positions. These requirements, along with the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required for each position, are listed in the Job specifications for each position.

Driver’s Licenses

A valid driver’s license is required for all positions. In addition, many positions require the employee to have or obtain within the time frames defined by Colquitt EMC and maintain a class A Commercial Driver’s License as well.

Drug-Free Workplace

Colquitt EMC is very aggressive in maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace for all of its employees. Every employee is tested on a random unannounced basis. There is ZERO tolerance for drug or alcohol abuse.

Offers of Employment

All offers of employment at Colquitt EMC are made conditional upon acceptable references, an acceptable driving record and the passing of a drug screen and physical exam.