2023 Qualifying Candidate Information

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131(1)(A), the following qualifying fees were set by the City of Calhoun City Council during the regular City Council meeting of January 9th, 2023.

Municipal Office Qualifying Fee
Mayor $540.00    
City Council Member- Post 1, Post 2 $252.00    
School Board Member- Post 4, Post 5 $1.00    

Qualifying for the offices listed above will be held at City Hall located at 226 South Wall Street, Monday, August 21, 2023 through Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Basic Firefighter


The City of Calhoun Fire Department is now accepting applications for the position of Basic Firefighter.

Qualifications to apply are:

• Must be at least 18 Years Old
• Have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
• Are required to have a valid Georgia driver’s license (progressing to class E or F) and maintain throughout employment
• Must not have been convicted of a felony within the last 10 years
• Be physically prepared to take a Timed, Pass or Fail test, which is the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as prescribed by the Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council
• Have the ability to pass an extensive background check prior to being considered for a position
• Pass a Medical evaluation and Drug screening after being offered a position.
• Successful candidates will be required to complete and pass an 8 week Rookie School to become a State of Georgia Certified Firefighter progressing to Firefighter 2 and maintain this Certification throughout employment
• After hire, and completions of firefighter rookie school, the successful candidate will be required to obtain an Advanced EMT Certification within 3 years when enrolled in appointed CFD EMT class, and maintain throughout employment.

***Certified Firefighters Preferred***
***Starting Salary will be based on the Certifications***

Successful qualified applicants will be contacted about the date and time of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and practice times. Contacted applicants will then receive an information packet concerning requirements for the CPAT.

Employment Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street Calhoun, Georgia during normal business hours and at www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com.

Application for Employment

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed applications should be returned to City Hall.


Information Regarding City of Calhoun 2023 Alcohol License Renewals

The Department of Revenue will be performing a system upgrade over Labor Day weekend. The Georgia Tax Center (GTC) will be unavailable beginning Friday, September 2 at 8 pm through Monday, September 5 at 8pm. Upon completion of the new upgrade local government alcohol renewal applications will need to be completed via the Georgia Tax Center in conjunction with the renewal of your State alcohol license. The Department of Revenue has provided a pdf entitled “Read more about what to expect after the GTC upgrade” which is available on the GTC website.
All licensees holding a pouring license will be required to complete the “Annual Report – Alcohol Pouring” report in addition to the other required renewal documents. These documents will be available for download through the GTC application process. If you would like to review the Annual Report-Alcohol Pouring form and other required forms you may do so by following this link:

Please remember, all licensees under this article are required to renew their licenses annually and in a timely manner on or before January 1st each year, and requiring approval by Mayor and Council at a regular scheduled meeting. For this reason, we are requesting renewals be submitted on or before November 15th to allow for timely processing of your application. Once the GTC portal opens on September 6th, local alcohol licensees may begin the renewal process.

O.C.G.A § 3-2-7.1 requires the Department of Revenue to develop and
implement a state-wide centralized application process for initial
applications and renewals of retail licenses. The centralized licensing
process provides a way for retail licensees to simultaneously apply for such
licenses and renewals online. The license types included in the centralized
licensing process are retail (beer/wine), retail package, consumption on
premises (includes distilled spirits), and special events.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Craig, Business License Clerk at 706-602-5631 or Sharon Nelson, City Clerk at 706-602-5501.

Cemetery – Part-Time Laborer

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for a part-time laborer at the Cemetery. 

Qualifications include ability to do manual labor and lift up to 75 lbs., ability to operate a weedeater and experience in zero turn lawn mower operation preferred.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online at www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com.

PDFApplication for Employment


Police Department – Certified Police Officer

The City of Calhoun Police Department is now accepting applications for a Certified Police Officer.

Qualifications are: high school diploma or equivalent; valid Georgia driver’s license; no felony arrest record; must be a certified police officer; bilingual a plus; ability to pass medical and physical fitness exam as required by the State of Georgia.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online at www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com.

PDFApplication for Employment


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