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.: News & Events

CICS Request for Proposal
Central Iowa Community Services is announcing this Request for Proposals for the provision of Transitional Living Centers in the following sites:
1) Indianola – Primarily serving Boone, Madison and Warren Counties.
2) Iowa Falls - Primarily serving Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin and Marshall Counties.
3) Newton - Primarily serving Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek and Story Counties.
The Transitional Living Center is designed for residents of the CICS region that have the desire to live in an environment where they will create and carry out a plan to transition to a stable, affordable living arrangement that meets their needs. Residents may stay up to three months at the TLC while they are working to complete the steps necessary to reach the goals identified in their transition plan. See the full Request for Proposal (.pdf)

Franklin County Board of Review
The Franklin County Board of Review will be meeting at the Franklin County Courthouse on May 11th, 2016. Agenda (.pdf)

Employment Opportunity
Franklin County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Custodian. Position requires cleaning skills for all county owned facilities, excluding Secondary Road. The Head Custodian shall coordinate the custodian tasks described in the Job Description and shall direct that these tasks be performed in a timely manner. A full time, 40 hour work week. Hours are 6:30AM-4:00PM (except for snow removal days) with staggered lunches. Applications/Resumes’ must be received in the Auditor’s office by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2016. See more job information on the Job Announcement (.pdf) Full job description (.pdf)

Employment Opportunity
CASE MANAGER/SERVICE COORDINATOR - Wright County Social Services seeks a qualified individual to coordinate and monitor services for persons with mental illness, mental retardation, and/or developmental disabilities (MI/MR/DD). Successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in a human services field and at least one year of experience in the delivery of services for persons with MI/MR/DD. Candidates with a valid Social Work License are preferred. Candidates may also have an Iowa license to practice as a registered nurse and at least three years of experience in the delivery of services to persons with MI/MR/DD. Computer literacy and exceptional organizational, writing, time management and people skills are necessary. Send letter of intent and resume to:

Jen Sheehan
Wright County Professional Building
120 1st Ave NW ste 1
Clarion, IA 50525
Candidates may inquire about the position by contacting Jen Sheehan at 515-532-3309 Job description (.pdf)

Upcoming Elections
A Primary Election will be held in Franklin County on June 7, 2016 with polls being open from 7:00AM to 9:00 PM. Absentee voting is available either in person at the Auditor’s office or by absentee voting. Sample ballots for the Primary are posted for you to view below:

Geneva Ingham EMott - DEM
Geneva Ingham EMott - REP
Grant Osceola - DEM
Grant Osceola - REP
Hamilton Lee Reeve - DEM
Hamilton Lee Reeve - REP

Marion - DEM
Marion - REP

Oakland - Morgan - DEM
Oakland - Morgan - REP
Richland Ross West Fork - DEM
Richland Ross West Fork - REP
West Mott - DEM
West Mott - REP
Wisner Scott - DEM
Wisner Scott - REP

Van for Sale by Franklin County Public Health
2006 Chrysler Town and Country. Vehicle may be viewed at the Public Health Office located at 1600 Central Ave. E, Hampton. Sealed bids may be delivered to the front desk. Bids will be opened at the May 17th meeting of the Franklin County Board of Health. Individuals who submit sealed bids will have the opportunity to raise their bid at the time of bid opening. Any and all bids may be rejected.

Job Announcement
Dependable, detail-oriented individual sought for Environmental Health Director opening.
The Board of Health in Franklin County, Iowa is seeking an individual to replace our retiring Environmental Health Director.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in natural sciences, and 4 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education, training and experience preferred. Knowledge of the ARC GIS system is beneficial, and the successful candidate should also have some familiarity with basic surveying techniques, and the ability to interpret plans and blueprints.
This position may also be shared with an adjacent county, or may be asked to fulfill responsibilities under another Franklin County department. The salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience, plus insurance, retirement plan (IPERS), and county benefits package.
Resumes and completed employment applications may be mailed to:

Board of Health Chairman, Shawn Dietz
Franklin County Public Health Office 1600 Central Ave. E
Hampton, IA 50441

Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, and must pass a post-offer County physical, including drug test. Regular work attendance is required in addition to regular meetings with the Franklin County Board of Health. Regular work hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some evening work and travel may be necessary. Franklin County is an equal opportunity employer.
A completed application is required. For an application, complete job description, and list of qualifications and certifications, visit the Employment tab.

Central Iowa Crisis Line 844-258-8858
A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone."
"Crisis" can mean different things to different people. A crisis could be a major loss - the death of a loved one, a divorce or a serious illness. Or it could be a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming.
Because crisis can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, the crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All contacts are confidential.
How we help: People call our crisis line for a variety of reasons. If you are experiencing a crisis and would benefit from connection with a regular mental health provider (such as a therapist or psychiatrist), we can provide you with appropriate referrals. We can also follow-up with you after your initial crisis call.
This service is provided by Foundation 2 with funding from Central Iowa Community Services.

Job Announcement
Central Iowa Community Services has a number of job openings in this area. Including a Program Manager and two Service Coordinators. See their employment page for details.

Online Voter Registrations
The Iowa Secretary of State's Office allows for voters to register electronically. To find out how to register online follow this link to the Iowa Secretary of State's Website.

Upcoming Sheriff's Sale
There are a number of upcoming Sales. Please see the Sheriff's Foreclosure Sales Page for more information.

Obtaining Veterans Benefits 

If you are thinking about paying for someone for help obtaining veterans benefits, please carefully read the following disclosure. Remember: you are not required to pay for assistance in obtaining veterans benefits, and there are many freely available programs to help you with this process. Disclosure (.pdf)

Franklin County Emergency Notification System 
Sign up here for Franklin County/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Franklin County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. AlertIowa and the Code Red alert system will be used in conjunction until the transition to the AlertIowa system is completely finished.


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