Job Opportunities


The County Government has the following openings for employment:

IT Specialist

The Burke County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for the IT Specialist position within the Burke County’s Information Technology Department servicing the computer systems, applications, and devices owned or operated under the Burke County Board of Commissioners. 

Preferred applicants should possess a four-year degree or five years of experience (not required), High School diploma or GED, knowledge and experience working with Windows 10 and Windows Server operating systems, the ability to create and maintain Active Directory user accounts and group policies, and possess a general knowledge of Veeam, VMWare, SonicWall, Office 365, and AVAYA phone sytems. 

Applicant must also have time management skills, possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to meet specific needs of the end user, possess communication skills (written and verbal) to explain complicated computer concepts, have the ability to work and collaborate with a team, display professionalism at all times, and give attention to the organization of tools and workspace. 

Additional duties include (but not limited to):

  • Lead desktop and help desk support efforts for all county employees, ensuring all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Installation and configuration of software applications.
  • Keeping systems operating efficiently by performing any necessary upgrades / repairs.
  • Assigning and updating security permissions for the system network.
  • Training or directing users on the correct use of software and hardware within each system.
  • Soliciting bids for system hardware, computers, printers, and scanners.

Must pass pre-employment alcohol and drug screening. Applicant must also possess a valid Georgia drivers license.  Applications are available at the Burke County Commissioner's Office, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830 Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Contact Josh Dailey at 706-554-2572 for more information.  Deadline for accepting applications and resumes is Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:30pm.

Payroll Clerk

The Burke County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for the Payroll Clerk position within the Burke County’s Administrative Department. Preferred applicants should have a minimum of a high school diploma and two years of experience in accounting/bookkeeping with at least six months of experience in payroll. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is desired with a strong attention to detail. Applicant must pass pre-employment alcohol and drug screening and criminal background check. Applicant must also have dependable transportation. This is a full-time position with typical hours from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

    • Process bi-weekly payroll and maintain employee time records.
    • Enters, maintains, and/or processes information in the payroll system.
    • Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, and other deductions.
    • Records and processes federal and state payroll tax deposits.
    • Assists with entering all payroll changes to include new hire enrollments, reconciling monthly payroll invoices, and assisting employees with payroll questions and changes.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applications may be picked up from and returned to the security screening station within the lobby of the Historic Burke County Courthouse located at 602 North Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA. 30830 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for accepting applications and resumes is Friday, March 19th, 2021.

Code Enforcement Officer

The Burke County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for the Code Enforcement Officer’s position within the Burke County’s Planning and Zoning Department. Preferred qualifications include Georgia P.O.S.T certification with prior law enforcement and/or code enforcement experience.  Residential and commercial construction experience is also preferred.  If the applicant is currently not P.O.S.T certified, the applicant must possess the ability and skills to obtain certification through The Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE).  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma, proficient computer skills with a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft word and excel.  Applicants must pass pre-employment alcohol and drug screening, criminal background check, and consent to pre-employment credit screening. Applicants must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license and have dependable transportation. This is a full-time position including some alternative night and weekend work schedules.

Applications may be picked up from and returned to the security screening station within the lobby of the Historic Burke County Courthouse located at 602 North Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA. 30830 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for accepting applications and resumes is Friday, March 12, 2021.

Building Maintenance Mechanic I

The Burke County Board of Commissioners has an opening for a Building Maintenance Mechanic I to work in the Burke County Facility Maintenance Department.  Minimum Qualifications are as follows: High School Diploma, Georgia Driver’s License, general Carpentry skills, general knowledge of Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical systems. Applications are available at the Burke County Commissioners Office of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For more information call the Burke County Facility Maintenance Office at 706-554-2572.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 4:30pm.

Paint & Body Technician 2

The Burke County Board of Commissioners has an opening for one full time paint and body technician located at the auto shop/ road department.  Potential candidate must have at least a high school diploma or GED, trade school or equivalent level of education.  Five years in a similar position or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities required.

Potential candidates need to have knowledge of all aspects of body repair and finishing, wiring, creating written estimates, mixing color codes, light mechanic repair. Must have tools, and possess and maintain a Georgia driver’s license, be able to pass a drug and alcohol screening and maybe subject to a background check.

Applications are available at the Burke County Road Department, 144 Southside Drive Waynesboro from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Monday - Friday.  For more information, call the Burke County Road Department office at 706-554-3124.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Firefighter / AEMT

 The Burke County EMA is accepting applications for the following position of Firefighter / AEMT.  Minimum requirements are High School Diploma or GED, pass a pre-employment test, pass criminal background checks, pass drug / alcohol screening. Candidates must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license and have dependable transportation.  Must possess a dependable contact phone number. Ability to follow directives / orders. 

If not already certified as both a Georgia Certified Firefighter and Georgia Certified AEMT, you must successfully complete both training courses and pass certification tests and requirements. Good physical condition and ability a must. Must pass physical fitness tests. A more detailed job description may be picked up at the Burke County EMA (277 Hwy 24 South, Waynesboro, GA). Applications may be picked up at the Board of Commissioners Office, 602 N. Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA or the Burke County EMA. Completed applications are to be turned in to the Burke County EMA IN-PERSON. 

Employees who start employment NOT certified as a Georgia Firefighter and NOT certified as an AEMT the hourly rate will be $12.40.  As certifications are gained, pay level increases.  After receiving the required certifications and being assigned to a shift, employees work 24-hour shifts.

Mechanic I

The Burke County Board of Commissioners has an opening for one full time tire/light mechanic in the automotive shop at the Road Department.  Potential candidates must have at least a high school diploma, five years plus in a similar position or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities required.

Potential candidates needs to have basic knowledge of all aspects of light service and preventative maintenance, must have knowledge of mounting and demounting small tires up to large tires and TMPS sensors, and understand the operation of a tire balancer.  Must possess and maintain a Georgia driver’s license, able to pass drug screening, and is subject to a background check.

Applications are available at the Burke County Road Department, 144 Southside Drive, Waynesboro 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call the Burke County Road Department at 706-554-3124. The deadline for applications is until the position is filled.

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