Job Opportunities

The County Government has the following openings for employment:

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.



The 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 a 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 September 1, 2017. 

Additional information:  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. 

Part Time Dispatcher/Clerk/Driver

Burke Transit is accepting applications for the following position: Part – time Dispatcher / Clerk / Driver. Average 6 per hours per week. Minimum requirements are high school diploma or GED, ability to clearly and verbally communicate, ability to write clearly & legibly, ability to follow directives / orders, the ability to work varying & flexible schedules, and possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License with a clean driver’s history. Good computer skills a plus. Must have a clean driving history and pass a criminal background check. Must pass a drug / alcohol screening. 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 no later than August 16, 2017.

Maintenance Laborer Position

The Burke County Recreation Department is accepting applications for the part-time position of Maintenance Laborer.  Applicants may apply at the Burke County Commissioners Office in Room 205 of the Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or at the Burke County Recreation Department, 465 Burke Veterans Parkway, Waynesboro, Georgia.  Office Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  All applicants must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent and a valid Georgia driver’s license and able to pass a drug screening test.  A background check will also be conducted on each applicant.  The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, August 25, 2017.  Resumes can also be emailed to  (Please type Maintenance Laborer Application in the subject.)