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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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JPJ subscriptions are – and always will be – free. We depend on businesses and advertising to help us meet our goals and keep the public informed. That’s where you may be able to help. We need an outgoing individual to sell advertising for JPJ – the only newspaper in and focused solely on Jackson Parish.

If interested contact us at jpjjacksonla@gmail.com.

Jackson Parish Police Jury
Hiring for the following open position.

POSITION: Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Jackson Parish Maintenance Department

Description:
Under administrative direction of the Operations Manager (or the Secretary-Treasurer in the absence of the Operations Manager), this position is a working supervisor role that plans, oversees, and coordinates the various operations of employees who repair, clean, and maintain Police Jury buildings and grounds. Supervisor performs complex maintenance tasks and other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age.
• High school diploma, or equivalent, required.
• Class E Driver’s License required; progression towards Class B Commercial CDL a plus.
• Requires specialized training beyond high school that can be obtained in one year or less.
• Three (3) years of journey-level experience in construction and/or maintenance work, including one year of experience in a specialty building trade and as a lead worker or supervisor or have equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
• Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds frequently.
• Able to work safely in all weather conditions, including adverse conditions.
• Understands, follows, and communicates oral and written instructions.
• Able to work in elevated areas, confined spaces, and on and off ladders.
• Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Basic Responsibilities:
• The Maintenance Department Supervisor is responsible for carrying out orders given by the Maintenance Superintendent which includes performing periodic (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) inspections of assigned areas, maintaining documentation records, and following up with staff to make corrections, adjustments, etc.
• Expresses ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to groups and individuals.
• Performs periodic (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) inspections of assigned areas and maintains documentation records; is expected to follow-up with staff to make corrections, adjustments, etc.
• Prepares work schedules, work orders, purchase orders, voucher requests, and other required forms.
• Reviews, approves, and submits Maintenance Department timecards in the absence of the Superintendent.
• Estimates material and labor costs for repairs, remodeling, alterations, and installation projects.
• Orders and issues tools, equipment, and supplies.
• Maintains material and equipment inventories; places orders when necessary while managing to budget.
• Performs complex repair and maintenance tasks.
• Oversees a staff of skilled and semi-skilled workers, as well as inmate trustees, in such maintenance duties as painting, carpentry, masonry, cement work, custodial tasks, building and grounds, and general upkeep involving structures, furnishings, equipment, floor coverings, acoustical ceiling, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and related systems.
• May establish new preventive maintenance programs and procedures.
• Directs and works alongside Maintenance Department staff.
• Handles routine personnel matters, recommends pink slips and other disciplinary actions or customer-related items that arise to Superintendent.
• Acts as fill in/backup staff in the event of absent personnel.
• Acts in the absence of the Superintendent and assists in managing the Maintenance Department staff and its overall operation.
• May be required to be on 24 hour call out.
• Works directly with the Secretary-Treasurer in Superintendent’s absence.
• Attends any required Police Jury or Committee meetings, training classes, or seminars that relate to the incumbent’s role within the department.
• Assures that incumbent’s performance meets or exceeds all Police Jury expectations.
• Sets forth a professional appearance and attitude on and off the job.
• May be required to lift equipment, tools, or any combination in excess of 100 pounds.
• Adheres to all traffic laws, applicable Federal and State health and safety rules, local ordinances, and Jackson Parish Policy Jury rules and regulations and policies and procedures.
• Able to drive various pieces of equipment used by the Police Jury.
• Follows safety procedures and practices as required, as well as wearing required safety equipment.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Please submit all applications to: Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, LA 71251. Applications will be received until 4:30 pm on Friday, June 30, 2023.

To request a detailed job description, please contact our office at (318) 259-2361 or by email: egibbs@jppj.org.

Jackson Parish Police Jury
Hiring for the following open position

POSITION: Administrative Accounts Payable Clerk
DEPARTMENT: Police Jury Office – 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, LA

Description:
The Administrative Accounts Payable Clerk reports directly to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Police Jury and is responsible for providing financial, administrative, and clerical payroll services. This includes processing and monitoring payments and expenditures and preparing and monitoring vendor accounts. This position is responsible for complex and/or lead administrative support work performed for the Administrative Department. An employee, under general direction in this classification, is responsible for performing specialized administrative and program support functions requiring extensive knowledge of the Parish and departmental policies and procedures. The Administrative Accounts Payable Clerk plans and ensures that work assignments are carried out independently after objectives, priorities, and deadlines have been defined and performs complex administrative duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must be 18 years of age.
• High school diploma, or equivalent, required.
• Completion of two (2) years of college or business school with courses in office practice, office administration, or bookkeeping along with two (2) years of experience as an office assistant; progression towards 4 year degree a plus.
o Will consider substitution of the above requirement with four (4) years of experience in a position equivalent to an office assistant.
• Basic computer skills with general knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; additional software exposure preferred.
• Class E Louisiana driver’s license required.
• Able to work safely in all weather conditions, including adverse conditions.
• Understands, follows, and communicates oral and written instructions.
• Able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Basic Responsibilities:
The responsibilities herein are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Jackson Parish Policy Jury.
• The Administrative Accounts Payable Clerk receives, verifies, and processes periodic accounts payable batches for payment for invoices and requisitions for goods and services provided to the Police Jury and Jackson Parish Library.
• Verifies that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures.
• Creates necessary Purchase Orders for the Administrative, OEP, Coroner, and Maintenance Departments as needed (and other departments if necessary).
• Prepares vendor checks for mailing and distribution in a timely manner.
• Completes all required and requested reporting (daily, monthly, quarterly, etc.) in a timely manner.
• Provides requested information to auditors.
• Maintains and updates vendor files and accounts payable records and all related backup information.
• Performs monthly reconciliations of Payroll and Court Witness Fees bank accounts and reviews reconciliations performed by other staff for accuracy and completion.
• Prepares documents for Jackson Parish board and commission appointments and maintains records of attendance, terms, expirations, etc.
• Posts Police Jury and other boards/commissions agendas and minutes to the on-line website calendar.
• Posts other requested information and updates to the on-line website.
• Prepares and processes all related documents for new hires, terminations, retirements, and other employee changes for employees.
• Thorough knowledge of building permit process, regulations, and rules.
• Interviews applicants seeking building permits and prepares and submits qualifying permits; collects and records receipts and fees collected.
• Greets members of the public and Police Jury organization with a professional and courteous manner.
• Prepares and/or posts daily deposits from cash collections.
• Performs administrative duties effectively.
• Establishes and supervises maintenance of files.
• Designs forms and procedures to be approved by the Secretary-Treasurer.
• Prepares, types, and distributes complex reports, correspondence, and specifications.
• Collects and analyzes data and prepares management reports under the direction of the Secretary-Treasurer.
• Maintains stationery, office equipment, and inventories.
• Assists in budget preparation.
• Maintains bookkeeping, purchasing, and payroll records.
• Expresses ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to groups and individuals.
• Addresses and tries to resolve complaints.
• Answers phone calls; and when needed, takes complete and accurate messages.
• Assists and supports operational staff including Maintenance, Road, and Solid Waste Departments.
• Checks work of others for accuracy and completeness.
• May be assigned to act as lead person in the absence of the Secretary-Treasurer.
• Attends any required Police Jury or Committee meetings, training classes, or seminars that relate to the incumbent’s role within the department.
• Assures that incumbent’s performance meets or exceeds all Police Jury expectations.
• Sets forth a professional appearance and attitude on and off the job.
• Follows safety procedures and practices as required, as well as wearing required safety equipment.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Please submit all applications to: Jackson Parish Police Jury Administrative Building, 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, LA 71251. Applications will be received until 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2023. To request a detailed job description, please contact our office at (318) 259-2361 or by email: egibbs@jppj.org.

 

Sheriff’s Sale

SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING LLC
# 37171
ERIC MICHAEL MOORE

PARISH OF JACKSON
STATE OF LOUISIANA

By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued out of the Honorable Second Judicial District Court, Parish of Jackson, State of Louisiana, and to me directed, I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale for cash at the principal front door of the Courthouse, Jonesboro, Louisiana, on Wednesday, the 2nd day of AUGUST, 2023. Between the hours governing judicial sales, the following property to wit:

BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SE 1/4 OF NE 1/4, SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 4 WEST, AND RUN SOUTH TO SOUTH LINE OF THE HODGE-ARCADIA HIGHWAY FOR A STARTING POINT, SAID POINT BEING 30 FEET PERPENDICULAR FROM THE CENTER OF SAID HIGHWAY; THENCE RUN SOUTH 208.7 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 60 DEGREES EAST 211 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 29 DEGREES EAST 208.7 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 61 DEGREES WEST, ALONG AND PARALLEL TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID HIGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 313 FEET TO THE STARTING POINT, TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS AND APPURTENANCES THEREUNTO BELONGING, ALL LOCATED AND SITUATED IN JACKSON PARISH, LOUISIANA; SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, SERVITUDES, RIGHTS­ OF-WAY AND OUTSTANDING MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD AFFECTING THE PROPERTY.

Seized as the property of the above named defendant and will be sold to satisfy said Writ and all cost, sale to be made for cash with WITH the benefit of appraisal.

ANDY BROWN, SHERIFF
EX-OFFICIO, AUCTIONEER

6/21/23
7/26/23

Sheriff’s Sale

HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK
# 37160
JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER WOMACK
(A/K/A JOSEPH C WOMACK, A/K/A JOSEPH WOMACK, A/KIA JOEY WOMACK)

PARISH OF JACKSON
STATE OF LOUISIANA

By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued out of the Honorable Second Judicial District Court, Parish of Jackson, State of Louisiana, and to me directed, I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale for cash at the principal front door of the Courthouse, Jonesboro, Louisiana, on Wednesday, the 5 day of July, 2023, Between the hours governing judicial sales, the following property to wit:

BOAT: 2019 SKEETER (HIN NO: STE47949D919) TRAILER: 2019 SKEETER (VIN NO: 7FUBB2221KK190594) MOTOR: 2019 YAMAHA VF 200 (SERIAL NO: 6CDL1005651)

Seized as the property of the above named defendant and will be sold to satisfy said Writ and all cost, sale to be made for cash with WITH the benefit of appraisal.

ANDY BROWN, SHERIFF
EX-OFFICIO, AUCTIONEER

6/21/23

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Jackson Council on Aging has declared the following items as surplus property and authorized disposal of each item separately by sealed bids to the highest bidder.

One(1) 2010 Ford Transit
One(1) 2016 Ford Transit T-35 Passenger Van

These items may be inspected Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm & Friday 8am-2:00pm at Jackson COA Office, 120 Polk Ave. Jonesboro, LA.
(318)259-8962

Bids submitted for each vehicle item must be submitted in sealed envelope, clearly marked SEALED BID no later than 1:00pm Friday July 14, 2023.

All items are to be sold “as is”.

The Jackson Council on Aging reserve the right to reject any or all bids.

LEGAL NOTICE

Affidavit of Succession and Certificate of Service

PUBLIC NOTICE

Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana – Paradise Point Supply
TTHHM MCL Violation

Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana Paradise Point Supply is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:Xll)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking water standards and requires the disinfection of drinking water. Where disinfection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA and LDHH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acid (HAAs). Some people who drink water containing THMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5s in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

In December 1998, EPA set enforceable drinking water standards for TTHMs at 80 parts per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at 60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce the risk of cancer or other adverse health effects. Compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards for public water systems servicing less than 10,000 individuals initially became effective and enforceable on January 1, 2004. Compliance with the TTHMs standard is determine by calculating a locational running annual average (LRRA) of quarterly TTHMs sample results. Compliance calculations performed for the second quarter of 2023 show that the system’s current TTHMs LRAAs is 89 ppb at sample location DBP01 – 119 Eden Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of TTHMs standards.

UIL has received grant funding from the Water Sector Program for improvements to the water system. The project scope of work will include interconnecting with the Spillway Water System, installation of a granular activated carbon (GAC) filter, and drilling a second well at the Spillway Water System. The final approval process is underway to allow the construction to begin. UIL has kept LDH informed of our progress.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have any questions, contact the UIL Compliance Administrator, Vicki Spence at 985-893-6646 – Opt. 2.

This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. EPA and LDH do not consider this violation to have any serious adverse health effects on human health as a result of short-term exposure; however, continued long-term exposure to TTHMs and HAA5 levels above the standard (e.g., 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.

Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana  – Spillway Water Supply
HAA5 MCL Violation

Utilities, Inc. of Louisiana Spillway Water Supply is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:Xll)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) set drinking water standards and requires the disinfection of drinking water. Where disinfection is used in the treatment of drinking water, disinfectants combine with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA and LDHH set standards for controlling the levels of disinfectants and DBPs in drinking water, including trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acid (HAAs). Some people who drink water containing THMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5s in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

In December 1998, EPA set enforceable drinking water standards for TTHMs at 80 parts per billion (ppb) and for HAA5 at 60 parts per billion (ppb) to reduce the risk of cancer or other adverse health effects. Compliance with the TTHMs and HAA5 standards for public water systems servicing less than 10,000 individuals initially became effective and enforceable on January 1, 2004. Compliance with the HAA5 standard is determine by calculating a locational running annual average (LRRA) of quarterly HAA5 sample results. Compliance calculations performed for the second quarter of 2023 show that the system’s current HAA5 LRAAs are 71 ppb at sample location DBP02 – 133 Suanna Road and 71 ppb at DBP03- 211 Spruce Drive. Thus, the system is currently in violation of HAA5 standards.

UIL has completed the bidding process for the water system upgrades. The project scope of work will include interconnecting with Paradise Point Water System, installation of a granular activated carbon (GAC) filter,and drilling a second well at Spillway. The final approval process is underway to allow the construction to begin.
UIL has kept LDH informed of our progress.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have any questions, contact the UIL Compliance Administrator, Vicki Spence at 985-893-6646 – Opt. 2.

This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. EPA and LDH do not consider this violation to have any serious adverse health effects on human health as a result of short-term exposure; however, continued long-term exposure to TTHMs and HAA5 levels above the standard (e.g., 20 years of exposure) has the potential to have serious adverse effects on human health.

 

 

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