Job Opportunities

The County Government has the following openings for employment:

Heavy Equipment Operator I


The Burke County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator I. Must have Heavy Equipment operating experience, knowledge and ability to operate bulldozer and compactor. Excavator and loader experience helpful. Must have a valid driver's license and a high school diploma and act in a respectful manner to the 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 tracks with excavator, loading metal rolloff and tire trailer with excavator, cutting grass/trimming, maintain wells, litter control, regular equipment checks, clean out bay, help keep break area clean, fill in at Scale Office, and must practice proper safety habits during work hours. Must be able to pass a drug test and background check. This is a full time position with county benefits and the hours are 8am-5pm Monday - Friday and some Saturdays. The Burke County Landfill is accepting applications in person or online at until the position is filled. In the subject line please put: Heavy Equipment Operator I opening. 

Tax Clerk II


Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Tax Commissioner's Office is accepting applications for the position of Tax Clerk II. The person selected for this position will report to the Burke County Tax Commissioner and will be working out of the Burke County Tax Commissioner's building. 

An individual in this position performs clerical work in the collection of real and personal property taxes. Must be able to interpret State laws and regulations applicable to the administration of real and personal tax collection. Must have explementary knowledge, skills and abilities in cash collection, tabulation procedures, and computer and general office equipment. Position involves considerable public contact and deals with a variety of individual problems associated with taxation. Applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug testing.

Minimum education - High School graduate or equivalent and minimum two years experience as a Clerk I or similar experience. All interested parties should send their application in by e-mail to: In the subject line, please put: Tax Clerk II Opening. 

Please use application below:

Clerk II Application

Recreation Director


The Burke County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications and resumes for the position of Recreation Director.  This is a highly responsible administrative / supervisory position that will report to the County Manager and will be responsible overseeing the planning, developing, and directing of the County’s Parks and Recreation programs and facilities. 

Requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Sports Management or relevant area and considerable experience of a progressively responsible nature in organized local government recreational activities.
  • Experience sufficient to understand thoroughly the diverse objectives and functions of the department subunits in order to direct and coordinate work normally requiring three to five years of related experience

  • Considerable experience in a supervisory capacity

  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

The successful candidate must also possess an acceptable driving record and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug/alcohol screen. 

Salary will be based on credentials and professional experience.  Burke County offers an excellent range of benefits.

Send a resume and/or an application to County Manager, PO Box 89, Waynesboro, GA 30830.


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.

Practice Pre-Employment Test

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.