Job Opportunities


The County Government has the following openings for employment:

Reception/Kennel Technician

The Burke County Animal Services Department is currently accepting applications for the following position: One (1) Reception/Kennel Technician. Potential candidates should have at least a high school diploma or GED must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Candidate should possess the following skills: typing and filing, composing correspondence, mastery in operating standard office machines, good oral and written communication skills, proficiency in dealing with the public and also in Microsoft Word and other software. Perform daily husbandry of shelter animal, enter and track calls of services to officers, assist with adoptions and community events. Along with assisting the Director with any other office tasks.

Applicants may apply at the Burke County Commissioners Office in Room 205 of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled and all applicants are also encouraged to provide a resume.

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 salary is $34,183.22/year..  As certifications are gained, pay level increases.  After receiving the required certifications and being assigned to a shift, employees work 24-hour shifts.

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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.

MAINTENANCE LABORER POSITION

 

The Burke County Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Laborer.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Applicants may apply at the Burke County Commissioners Office at the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or at the Burke County Recreation Department, 465 Burke Veterans Parkway, Waynesboro, Georgia.  Office Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  All applicants must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent and a valid Georgia driver’s license and able to pass a drug screening test.  A background check will also be conducted on each applicant.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Resumes can also be emailed to r.rowell@burkecounty-ga.gov.  (Please type Maintenance Laborer Application in the subject.)

 

 PROGRAM MANAGER

 

The Burke County Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Program Manager.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Applicants may apply at the Burke County Commissioners Office in Room 205 of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or at the Burke County Recreation Department, 465 Burke Veterans Parkway, Waynesboro, Georgia.  Office Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  All applicants must have a B.S. Degree in Recreation, the equivalent, or a minimum of 5 years experience in organized programming, a valid Georgia driver’s license and able to pass a drug screening test.  A background check will also be conducted on each applicant.  The job will remain open until filled. Resumes can also be emailed to r.rowell@burkecounty-ga.gov.  (Please type Program Manager in the subject.)

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