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Employment Opportunities

(updated 7/28/17)

To apply for any of the positions listed below, click on the job title to access the application packet. Fill it out and send it along with a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to s.robinson@walkerga.us
The following positions are currently available:

Walker County Government seeks an Accountant to work in our Financial Department. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Organize and maintain financial documents, reports and data
  • Contribute to the budget development process
  • Monitor costs and expenses, and make recommendations for resource allocation
  • Conduct analysis of data to identify trends and inform financial decisions
  • Review accounting records to evaluate accuracy and compliance with regulations
  • Create and distribute financial reports
  • Administer the Financial software, interacting with the vendor, organizational users and the IT Department to assure updates, modifications and needed maintenance requirements are done in a timely manner.

A bachelor's or master's degree in accounting or a related field is required, a CPA is desirable. Three to five years of related experience required.

Walker County Animal has an opening for an Animal Care Technician. This position will begin with basic duties such sorting, cleaning and assisting with animals. Good customer service is also a must. This is an entry level, hourly position, but is full-time with benefits. We are looking for someone who will be able to grow in the job, developing competencies and responsibilities. This position does require working closely with a variety of animals who have assorted temperaments and in changing environments. Some weekend work will be required. Transportation of animals will sometimes be needed, so a valid driver's license is required. One year of experience in a kennel or vet environment is preferred. High School/GED.

Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. The starting pay for this position is $28,641 (based on a 53-hour work week). After completing an eight (8) week training course and obtaining State Certification and NPQ1, pay will increase to $31,728. Applicants and/or lateral hires with current State of Georgia Certified Firefighter will start at $31,728. Lateral hires with current AEMT, EMT-I or EMT-P will receive an additional 5% in pay. Applications will be received until positions have been filled.
Job Summary
This is an entry level, manual and technical position in fire suppression, prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical services involving duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature on a rotating shift basis, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility. Work involves exposure to extreme heat, cold, dirt, low visibility and confined spaces, extreme heights, swift and standing water, disease, death in many forms and other unpleasant conditions.
Minimum Qualifications
·         Applicant must be 18 years of age at the date of the application.
·         Possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
·         Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
·         Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
·         Successful candidates must pass a physical agility, oral and/or written testing, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check.
·         Successful candidates are required to obtain Georgia Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification within thirty months of employment (responsibility of the employee both financially and logistically) with WCES.
Preferred Qualifications
·         US. Armed Forces Veteran.
·         College degree from an accredited college or university.
·         Georgia Firefighter Certification.
·         National Professional Qualification (NPQ).
          o   Firefighter I or II
          o   Driver/Operator
·         National Registry of Emergency or Emergency Medical technicians.
          o   EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate,/Advanced, or Paramedic certification
·         Technical Rescue Qualifications.
·         Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications.

Walker County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job offers are always contingent on a successful drug screening and background check.
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