Walker County Government is an at-will employer. Job descriptions should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of duties or to constitute a contract for employment in any way.  Applications for employment will remain active 30 days after the position is filled and retained in Human Resources for two years (29 CFR 1602.31)

To apply for any of the positions listed below with the exception of the Sheriff’s Office & Tax Commissioner’s Office, click on the job title to access the application packet and information about that position. Fill it out and upload a resume and cover letter with the online application packet.

Please note: we are only accepting applications for the positions listed below. Incomplete and/or unsigned applications will not be considered. You must submit an application to be considered.  A resume only will not be considered.

The following positions are currently available:

KENNEL TECHNICIAN I (opened 7/19/21)
This position begins with basic duties such sorting, cleaning and assisting with animals at the Walker County Animal Shelter. Good customer service is also a must. This is an entry level, hourly position, but is full-time with benefits.

KENNEL TECHNICIAN II (opened 7/19/21)
This is a Level 2 position at the Walker County Animal Shelter. In addition to basic duties, this employee assists with feeding, cleaning, walking and medicating animals, along with equipment maintenance.

Walker County is currently seeking applicant who are able to receive and interpret information through telecommunications equipment, and verbally and accurately dispatch that information in a timely manner to the proper authority.

PART-TIME FIREFIGHTER (opened 12/11/20)
Are you looking for a real career that makes a real impact? Walker County Fire Rescue is actively recruiting to fill a vacancy in our Fire Department.

FIREFIGHTER (opened 10/27/20)
Are you looking for a real career that makes a real impact? Walker County Fire Rescue is actively recruiting to fill a vacancy in our Fire Department.

TRANSIT DRIVER – Full & Part-time (opened 9/23/20)
Walker County’s growing transit service has an immediate need for drivers, both full and part-time. This position operates a 14 passenger gas or diesel transit van on rural and urban routes.

LANDFILL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR: Level 3 (opened 8/19/20)
Walker County has an immediate opening for a lead operator at our landfill. This person serves in an oversight position at the Transfer Station, Brush and Tree Recycling Area, and Metals Recycling Operation. Applicant must be able to operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to, compactors, excavators, crawler tractors and tractor-trailers.

MECHANIC: Level 3 (opened 1/22/20)
Walker County Government’s Maintenance and Shop Department currently has two openings for Mechanic III positions. 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.



The Walker County Sheriff’s Office regularly accepts applications for the Detention Officer position. Applications may be obtained at walkerso.com or in person at the Sheriff’s Office main lobby located at 105 South Duke St., Lafayette, Ga. 30728. Upon completing the application you may submit it by email to mfreeman@walkerso.com or in person at the Sheriff’s Office main lobby or by mail at P.O. Box 767, Lafayette, GA 30728.

Serve your community as a volunteer firefighter. This position requires some annual training.

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

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