Job Opportunities


The County Government has the following openings for employment:

EMA Director

The Burke County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of EMA Director.  The position acts as department head for the County’s EMS/Fire and Emergency Management Agency.  The EMA Director supervises over 100 personnel.  The Director assumes responsibility for assigned budget and purchasing for the department.  Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in Health related field, Business or Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Five (5 )years' experience in EMS as a Paramedic preferred. Five (5) years' experience in EMS/Fire supervision preferred.  Applicants are preferred to: meet the firefighter requirements set forth by the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training; hold certification as a Georgia certified firefighter (NPQ preferred); hold certification as a Georgia certified paramedic (with all appropriate certs CPR, ACLS). Applicants must have a clean background and MVR, applicants also must be able to pass a drug screen. Full-time employee benefits include Health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation time, County funded retirement.  Burke County EMA is a combination Fire EMS agency.

Resumes can be submitted to Burke County Board of Commissioners, Attn. Merv Waldrop, Manager, PO Box 89 Waynesboro, GA 30830 or emailed to merv.waldrop@burkecounty-ga.gov

 

Resumes are due by October 30, 2020

Mechanic II

The Burke County Board of Commissioners has an opening for one full time mechanic in the auto shop at the Road Department.  Potential candidate 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.

Between 8am and 2pm. Monday - Friday

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 Office at 706-554-3124. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

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 $12.16.  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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