Job Opportunities


The County Government has the following openings for employment:

Mechanic I

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

Potential candidates needs to have knowledge of all aspects of small engine repair, auto and truck engine repair, diesel repair, diagnostics, air conditioning repair, changing tires and have own tools.  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.

Dispatch Supervisor

Burke County 911 is currently accepting applications for the following position: Dispatch Supervisor (Sergeant). Potential candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED, pass a criminal history background check, pass a drug/alcohol screening, be P.O.S.T. certified as a Communication Officer with the State of Georgia. Must be able to type a minimum of 40 wpm. Must possess leadership/supervisory skills, must have a minimum of 2 years emergency communications experience, dispatch supervisory experience preferred.

Must be able to answers multiple telephone lines, to communicate effectively with persons requesting emergency and non-emergency assistance, to clearly relay information for dispatch or transfer calls appropriately. Ability to take appropriate action when represented with a routine call or a stressful life/death situation; remains calm under all circumstances. Maintain conversation with caller to obtain/verify pertinent information. Maintains status of responders at all-times to ensure the safety of responders. Must have aptitude to deal well in stressful situations. Must be able to work various shift work and available for emergency call in. Emergency 911 operates 24/7, holidays, weekends. Must be able to efficiently and effectively train, supervise and lead dispatchers.

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 through Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5PM. Applicants are encouraged to include a resume.

For additional questions, contact Director Silas at l.silas@burkecounty-ga.gov

Communications Officer/Dispatcher

Burke County 911 is currently accepting applications for the following position: Communication Officer (Dispatcher). Potential candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED, pass a criminal history background check, pass a drug/alcohol screening, be P.O.S.T. certified as a Communication Officer with the State of Georgia and or have the ability to obtain the P.O.S.T. certification within six months of employment. Must be able to type a minimum of 40 wpm. 

Must be able to answers multiple telephone lines, to communicate effectively with persons requesting emergency and non-emergency assistance, to clearly relay information for dispatch or transfer calls appropriately. Ability to take appropriate action when represented with a routine call or a stressful life/death situation; remains calm under all circumstances. Maintain conversation with caller to obtain/verify pertinent information. Maintains status of responders at all-times to ensure the safety of responders. Must have aptitude to deal well in stressful situations. Must be able to work various shift work and available for emergency call in. Emergency 911 operates 24/7, holidays, weekends.

Entry Level Starting Salary - $14.99 an hour

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 through Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5PM. Applicants are encouraged to include a resume.

For additional questions, contact Director Silas at l.silas@burkecounty-ga.gov

Library Assistant II

The Burke County Public Library is accepting applications for a Library Assistant II position. The deadline for submitting an application will be Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Burke County is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college coursework preferred. Skilled in Microsoft Office programs/ Software and Hardware for computers. Thorough knowledge of basic arithmetic and English as well as the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions are required. Knowledge of and interest in books and libraries. One year of library experience required

For more information, please call (706)-554-3277.

Maintenance Mechanic III

Deadline for Applications:  Thursday, April 22, 2021

SALARY RANGE: $46,000 - $70,000 (depending on experience)

BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, fully funded Pension plan, County provided Cell Phone, Vehicle provided during working hours, YMCA membership, 10 paid Holidays.

JOB SUMMARY

This job exists for the purpose of assisting the Facility Maintenance department in servicing and maintaining the Facilities operated under the Burke County Board of Commissioners.                                                                           

DUTIES and CAPABILITIES

 

-       Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in working with electrical, plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry and general maintenance

-       Ability to repair, replace and upgrade faulty plumbing fixtures and systems (sinks, toilets, faucets, drain lines, water lines, water heaters, valves, etc.)

-       Ability to repair, replace and upgrade faulty or outdated electrical devices and systems (switches, receptacles, light fixtures, light ballasts, breakers, disconnects, relays, wiring, isolating faults for safe removal and replacement)

-       Ability to diagnose issues with HVAC systems

-       Experience with carpentry is preferred (rough framing, building cabinets and shelves, installing and finishing wood trim, etc.)

-       Possess an extensive knowledge and understanding of all physical components which make up the construction of a building to effectively perform repairs and maintenance of any kind.

-       Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to meet specific needs.

-       Communication skills (both written and verbal)

-       Hold a valid Georgia Drivers License and High School Diploma or GED

-       Give attention to the organization of tools and workspace

Applications are available at the Burke County Commissioners Office of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and also available on http://www.burkecounty-ga.gov/index.php/departments/administration/job-opportunities/

For more information, call Josh at the Burke County Facility Maintenance Office at 706-554-2572.   

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.

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.

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