Job Opportunities

The County Government has the following openings for employment:

Heavy Equipment Operator I


Must have Heavy Equipment operating experience, knowledge and ability to operate bulldozer and compactor. Excavator and loader expereience helpful, valid driver's license, high school diploma, must work some Saturdays, must act in a respectful manner to public and fellow employees. Job duties include: pushing up and compacting trash when new C&D opens but in the meantime helping in other areas where needed. 

Position requires to fill in where needed: loading trucks with loader equipment, packing trucks with excavator, loading metal rolloff and tire trailer with excavator, cutting grass/trimming, maint. wells, litter control, regular equipment checks (fluids, tires and grease), clean out bay, help keep break area clean, fill in at Scale Office, practice safety during work hours. Must pass drug test and background check. This is a full time position with county benefits and the hours are 8am-5pm Monday - Friday with some Saturdays. The Burke County Landfill is accepting applications at the Old Burke County Courthouse (602 N. Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830) for Heavy Equipment Operator I until the position is filled. 


Supervisor of Elections and Registration


The Burke County Board of Commissioners and Board of Elections & Registration are seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill a vacancy for the Supervisor of Elections and Registration. Individuals must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Individuals must have experience in working on local elections, voter registration or both. Must have a valid Georgia Driver's License and must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs. The candidate for this position must have a detailed knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of Federal, State and Local Elections law and requirements and the ability to ensure compliance of all aspects of Election Law. One must have the computer expertise to learn the current and revised voter registration system and elections equipment and software. One must also possess the ability to work with State Elections resources. The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain Georgia Elections and Registration Official Certification.

The Supervisor of Elections and Registration works directly under the supervision of the County Manager and the Board of Elections. This position is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of County, State and Federal Elections within Burke County. The employee will also register new voters and maintain the voting records for residents of the County. The Supervisor of Elections also serves as the custodian of voting equipment and the filing officer for candidates. This position is a full-time county employee position with Health Insurance, Retirement, Vacation and Sick Leave. Submit applications to the Board of Commissioners at PO Box 89, Waynesboro, GA 30830 or in person at 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830. The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00P.M. on March 31, 2023.



Facility Maintenance Mechanic I

The Burke County Board of Commissinoers has an opening for a Facility 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 knowledge of landscaping/groundskeeping, ability to operate a lawnmower, weed-eater, edger, blower and other general grounds keeping equipment. Applications are available at the Burke County Commissioners Office of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 8:00A.M. to 5:00P.M., Monday through Friday. Or via Burke County's website at For more information call the Burke County Facility Maintenance Office at 706-554-2572. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 15, 2023.


Mechanic 1 (Tire Technician)


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.


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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