Meter Reader – Calhoun Utilities

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for a Meter Reader.

Responsibilities include reading all water and electric meters each month using a hand held electronic meter reading device. Assisting with general maintenance on meter reading trucks. Replacing meter lids on water meters.

Qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, valid Georgia driver’s license; ability to climb steep banks; cross ditches; ability to drive defensively since job requires 70% driving time; ability to work well with internal/external customers.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online at

PDFApplication for Employment

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Community Development – Building Inspector

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for a Building Inspector in the Community Development department.

Work Performed:

Review applications for permits for compliance with all related state and local codes, rules, regulations, and ordinances which apply to the City of Calhoun.  Responsible for daily inspection of residential housing, commercial building and industrial projects.  Will also work in the following areas:  Soil and erosion control, flood plain management, grading, storm water management, zoning, land use and other environmental planning areas.  Provide information and assistance to private individuals, companies, developers and state and local officials regarding building codes and ordinances.  Work with local, state and federal agencies as required.  Responsible for complete and concise record keeping concerning inspections and filing reports with the Chief Building Inspector or other agencies as required.


High school diploma or equivalent and minimum of five years’ experience in construction or construction related field; preferred bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or other related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in construction related fields.  Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written and ability to work effectively with the public and local, state and federal agencies.

Ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints. Computer literate. Valid Georgia driver’s license.  Obtain within two years of employment knowledge of International Building Code, Standard Building Code, Standard Plumbing, National Electric Code, Mechanical, Gas, Fire Prevention, Existing Buildings, Housing, Swimming Pool, Amusement Device and Unsafe Building Abatement Codes and City of Calhoun Zoning Ordinance.

Also obtain within two years of employment inspector certification. Ability to do field inspections involving squatting, bending, kneeling, reaching and twisting and occasional crawling, ladder, stair and scaffold climbing.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online at

PDFApplication for Employment


Calhoun Electric Department Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts in Abbeville, LA in Response to Hurricane Delta

The Calhoun Electric Department has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in Abbeville, LA.

In October, Calhoun Electric Department sent crews to assist Abbeville, which suffered widespread outages as a result of Hurricane Delta.

Calhoun Electric Department participates in the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages.

For more information on Calhoun Electric and its commitment to mutual aid, visit or

Calhoun Recycling Center Reopening

We are excited to announce that the Calhoun Recycling Center will reopen on Monday, May 4th.  Proper precautions will be in place to ensure the public’s safety and the employee’s safety.  Social distancing and all CDC recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be required.  Thank you for your patience during this trying time.

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