Job Opportunities

The County Government has the following openings for employment:

Help Desk Administrator


Deadline for Applications:  Friday, October 20th, 2023.



This job exists for the purpose of assisting the Information Technology department in servicing the computer systems, applications and devices along with administering audio/visual systems owned or operated under the Burke County Board of Commissioners.



-        Four-year degree or five years of experience preferred (not required).

-      Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts for all county employees, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, printers, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner.

-       Possess the ability to maintain and troubleshoot audio/visual configurations.

-       Experience with managing a ticketing system to provide support to end users in a timely manner.

-       Knowledge and experience working with Windows 10, 11 and Windows Server operating systems.

-       Keeping systems operating efficiently by performing any necessary upgrades and repairs.

-       Training or directing users on the correct use of software and hardware within each system.

-       General knowledge of VMWare, Cisco Meraki, Office 365, AVAYA phone systems.

-       Time management skills.

-       Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to meet specific needs of the end user.

-       Communications skills (both written and verbal) to explain complicated computer concepts.

-       Ability to work and collaborate with a team.

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

-       Relate to those you serve in a professional manner.

-       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


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



Communication Officer/Dispatcher


Burke County E911 is accepting applications for qualified individuals.

A career as a 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicator is a rewarding and challenging way to serve the responders and citizens of Burke County.

This position provides emergency response services to Burke County; works under

stressful, high-risk conditions; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow

team members and citizens.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent from a nationally accredited school
  • Type 40 WPM
  • Pass a Criminal History background check
  • Pass a Drug and Alcohol screening
  • Ability to work irregular hours to include days, nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and have aptitude to work under stress situations
  • Ability to listen effectively, obtain accurate and detailed information, maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and remain calm
  • Ability to multi-task efficient and effectively
  • Possess or successfully obtain Georgia POST Council Basic Communication Officer Certification within 6 months or less from hire date
  • Applications accepted until position is filled


Entry level starting salary annually: $ 36,500


Applicants may obtain an application online at and submit a fully completed application with an attached resume it via email to Director Silas at or apply at the Burke County Board of Commissioners Office in room 205 of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.



Economic Development Director

Burke County, Georgia is seeking an Economic Development Director to serve the Development Authority of Burke County in its efforts to market the County, attract new business investment, encourage the expansion of existing industry, locate new markets for Burke County products, attract tourists to Burke County, promote the county as a location for arts, film, music, and digital entertainment projects, as well as plan and mobilize county resources for economic development.

The Development Director is responsible for business development efforts in the county. The successful candidate’s primary duty is to assist both existing Burke County companies considering expansion and prospective companies considering a future location into the county and to positively influence investment decisions in Burke County. Working in close partnership with state, local and other officials, the primary goal is the advancement of job creation and investment in Burke County. The successful candidate will spend most days meeting with business and community leaders as well as building important working relationships with stakeholders throughout the region. Specific duties include:

  • learning the state’s incentive program, pro-business climate, community partnerships, and workforce
  • representing Burke County as the lead point of contact for companies considering expansion or new locations in the county.
  • calling on community leaders to build value-added relationships.
  • attending trade shows, conferences, and networking events to generate leads by developing strategic relationships with community, state, and consultant partners.
  • forming and maintaining relationships with executive-level decision makers of existing and prospective companies.
  • serving as the county’s first point of contact for communities, regarding economic development efforts.
  • Deep understanding of OGCA governance of Development Authorities, public benefits & incentives, Open meetings, Open records, and code of ethics.
  • Well versed in Development Authorities financing options

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Marketing, Economics, Real Estate, or similar field AND two (2) years of professional experience in related field
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people and organizations.
  • High proficiency with MS Office software (Word, Excel).
  • High level of ethical standards, discipline to self-start and work independently and remotely.
  • Must reside within the county (preferable), or be willing to relocate to the county (at personal expense)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, be willing to travel within the state and out of the state as needed.
  • The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be highly organized. He or she must also use good judgment; can understand the big picture and the logical order of projects; must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously; must be able to adapt to change quickly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four or more years of economic development experience within the state
  • Past sales experience
  • Experience with county government and development authority structure; individual and development authority goals, team building and leadership skills.
  • Persuasive and informative public speaking skills
  • Proven record of success leading projects involving multiple stakeholders

Salary & Benefits
$75,000-$114,000, vehicle, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and a defined benefit retirement plan

Send Resumes to:

Merv Waldrop
County Manager
PO Box 89
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Closing date for the position is June 23, 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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