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Employment Opportunities

(updated 12/6/17)

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:




MECHANIC III:
Walker County Government’s Maintenance and Shop Department currently has two openings for Mechanic III positions.
 
Job Summary:
This is a third level position that provides mechanical and diagnostic services to county vehicles at the direction of the Mechanic IV and the Shop Supervisor. This position performs auto service on all vehicles, from automobiles and light trucks to agricultural mowers and tractors and emergency services equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to, brake work, including air brakes, major electrical repairs, major diagnostics, complete engine repairs, front end alignments, tire changes, rotations, and balances.
 
Qualifications:
Requirements include intermediate automotive knowledge, with a thorough knowledge of diagnostic equipment and scanners, hydraulic jacks and air jacks, and the ability to operate a tire changer/balancer and a brake lathe. Other requirements are: High School Diploma or equivalent; 5 years’ experience in a related environment; experience with medium trucks and equipment a plus. Excellent customer service aptitude is essential. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required, a CDL is desirable. Must supply own hand tools. The work is performed in a typical automotive and garage setting. Must pass background check, MVR, and drug screen.




ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN:
Walker County Animal has an opening for an Animal Care Technician. 


Job Summary:
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.


Qualifications:
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. 




FIREFIGHTER (PART-TIME):
Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter. The starting pay for this position is $13.00 per hour. Applications will be received until positions are 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, Georgia Class F or equivalent is required
*Georgia Certified Firefighter/NPQ Firefighter I
*Successful candidates must pass a physical agility, oral and/or written testing, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check
*Georgia Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (Basic), Intermediate, Advanced, or Paramedic

Preferred Qualifications:
*U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
*College degree from an accredited college or university
*Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications
*Technical Rescue 




FIREFIGHTER:
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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