Job Opportunities

The County Government has the following openings for employment:

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.

Burke County Magistrate Court

Clerk I


The Burke County Magistrate Court is accepting applications for full-time Clerk I position.  Applicants must possess a high school Diploma or equivalent level of education.  Applications may be obtained from the Burke County Board of Commissioner’s Office in the Burke County Courthouse 602 S. Liberty St., deadline for submitting applications is Monday, November 21, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary:

The Clerk I will perform advanced-level clerical work using a variety of skills, methods and procedures. Supervisor responsibilities: None. 


Maintains files and filing systems in accordance with deparmental procedures and policies. Writes other legal or professional documents in accordance with organizational needs. Performs other clerical tasks as needed, which may include management of mail, management of office supplies, faxing, answering the phone, operation of office equipment, typing and assisting the public. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required; higher level degree preferred. Three to five years of experience in a related field required.


Burke County Tax Commissioner

Bookkeeper/Assistant Manager


Job Description

He/She is responsible for the accounting function's of the Tax Commissioner's Office as directed by the Tax Commissioner. This individual must be able to work closely with the Tax Commissioner and Accounting staff, as well with the staffs of property tax and tag. He/She should possess the general knowledge of all areas of the work in the Tax Commissioner's Office and standard procedures as set by County and State Law. All work is subject to audit by an independent CPA and State Auditor. Supervision over personnel is shared with the Tax Commissioner. Judgmental decisions are required in this position. 


    Verify daily cash reports and summary reports.Assist with proper application of forms and computer software techniques. Post deposits. Post daily cashbook. Breakdown applications into proper categories for state reports. Process and verify report summaries for motor vehicle tags and property taxes. Process State reports for tag, title and special permits in a timely manner.Post weekly cash journal and balance with daily cash journal and checkbook. Transfer ad valorem proceeds to special tag and tax accounts after balancing. Process refunds. 

Desirable knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledgable of cash collection and tabulation procedures. Skilled in using a computer and general office equipment. Ability to understand State laws and regulations applicable to the administration of real and personal to collection functions; to apply State tax laws; to check data for accuracy and to maintain files, records and receipts. Knowledgeable in Quickbooks. 

Education and Expreience

High school graduate or an equivalent. Some college is desirable. Two years' experience as a Senior Clerk or Bookkeeper.


Application Deadline - November 30, 2022


Bookkeeper/Assistant Manager


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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