In honor of National County Government Month, Smith County is hosting two events for the public on April 25.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., job seekers are invited to the “Setting Yourself Up for Success with Smith County” Job Fair.

From 2-3 p.m., the Smith County Purchasing Department will hold a seminar about “How to do Business with Smith County.”

JOB FAIR

The job fair will feature two of Smith County’s departments currently hiring for several positions — the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Road and Bridge Department.

Smith County Administrator Leonardo Brown will kick off the job fair at 11:30 a.m. by offering a general training about preparing and submitting job applications and resumes, as well as preparing for job interviews.

“We wanted to offer more than just your typical job fair,” Brown said. “We want to help these job seekers set themselves up for success.”

After the short training, representatives from the Road and Bridge Department and the Sheriff’s Office will talk about what they are looking for in employees and how their hiring processes work.

Attendees will then be able to actually apply for open positions in the county.

The job fair will be held on the Fifth Floor of the Smith County Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson.

Smith County posts all of its available positions for all departments at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/smithcountytx

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH SMITH COUNTY

The Smith County Purchasing Department will offer a presentation to local businesses and vendors about “How to do Business with Smith County.”

The event will be held from 2-3 p.m. on April 25, in the Smith County Commissioners Courtroom, first floor of the Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson.

“Smith County is responsible for acquiring all goods and services for Smith County,” Purchasing Director Kim Gould said. “We welcome all local business owners to come and learn how to do business with Smith County.”

The presentation will include basic procurement laws, how to register as a vendor, the bid process and required forms. The public is welcome to attend.