Job Opportunities

The County Government has the following openings for employment:

Finance Director

The Burke County Board of Commissioners is looking for a Finance Director to supervise and perform accounting functions in support of the Burke County Administration Department. Resumes should be sent to: 
Board of Commissioners
PO Box 89
Waynesboro, GA 30830
or emailed to

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. 
Good communication skills necessary for interaction with other employees and the general public.  Must have the ability to analyze data thoroughly and record as appropriate according to governmental accounting standards as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.  Must have a thorough knowledge of a computerized general ledger/payroll system.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Detailed Job Description


Burke County EMA is accepting applications for the following position:

Firefighter / AEMT. Minimum requirements are: High School Diploma or GED. Pass a pre-employment test. Pass criminal background checks. Pass drug / alcohol screening. Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license. Have dependable transportation. 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 courthouse or the Burke County EMA. Completed applications are to be turned in to the Burke County EMA IN-PERSON no later than August 22, 2018. 

Employees who start employment NOT certified as a Georgia Firefighter and NOT certified as an AEMT the hourly rate will be $11.39.  As certifications are gained, pay level increases.  After receiving the required certifications and being assigned to a shift, employees work 24-hour shifts.  

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.