Walton EMC strives to comply with all laws and regulations related to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. To facilitate this, all positions open outside the company are posted on the Georgia Department of Labor website.
We only accept outside applications for employment when such a job opening exists. You can also find out about openings by looking on the bulletin boards in our office lobbies or by calling us at 770.267.2505 and asking to be transferred to our job line.
Certain jobs have a residency requirement. Line crew personnel and certain other operations personnel are required to live within a reasonable distance of their assigned office location.
Why a residency requirement? It helps us give our customer-owners the best possible service, especially during outages. It also encourages employees to live in the areas we serve. This promotes involvement in community and civic activities, which is one of the seven cooperative principles.
Education and Experience Requirements
Education requirements depend on the position. A high school diploma or GED certificate is required for all positions. Additional college degrees or technical school training are required for many positions. These requirements, along with the experience, knowledge and skills required for each position, are listed in the job specifications for each position.
We require a valid driver's license for all positions. In addition, many positions also require a Commercial Driver's License.
All offers of employment are conditional upon acceptable references and the passing of a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical exam.
We are strongly bound to this policy because adherence to equal employment opportunity principles is the basis for democracy and our American heritage. Walton Electric Membership Corporation is committed to ensure that we: 1) recruit, hire, train, and promote persons to all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or age; 2) base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity; 3) ensure that promotion decisions are made in accordance with principles of equal employment opportunity by imposing only valid job requirements; and 4) ensure that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or age.
To help ensure the success of our commitment, we have implemented an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program (EEO/AAP). Anyone who wishes more information on this program should contact Walton EMC. Any requests should be directed to Russell DeLong, Vice President Corporate Services.
Close relatives of Walton EMC employees are not eligible for employment with Walton EMC. Close relative, by blood or marriage, is defined below and includes “foster” or “step” relatives: