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Patrick Ho, IPMA-SCP


1 Broad Street, Suite 106
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4361 phone
706-635-4349 fax

John Luna
HR Generalist

Evan Bell
HR Coordinator

Sara Ingle
Sheriff HR Representative

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In support of our county’s mission, vision, principles and ethical values, it is the mission of the Gilmer County Human Resources department to support our most important resource. Our People. So that in turn they can support Gilmer County Citizens to maintain a community which is safe and healthy, convenient and pleasant to live in, with educational, recreational, cultural and economic opportunities for all.

GILMER is Our Mission

Goal – Conduct research & benchmarks to ensure that Gilmer County is consistently competitive with the market when providing benefits & compensation to our employees.

Innovation – Constantly seeking improvement for new ways to ensure that HR is efficient and effective for our employees.

Leadership – Preparing our employees to be leaders and subject matter experts in their fields to better serve Gilmer County Citizens.

Mediate – Strive to promote a safe and hostile free work environment, as we work to mediate any conflict within Gilmer County.

Empower – Encourage our employees to voice their comments, questions, and concerns as their voice matters. This will empower our employees, which promotes motivation, trust in leadership, creativity, and a stronger Gilmer.

Risk Management – A continuing process to identity, evaluate and analyze loss exposure and adverse effects which can pose a financial risk to Gilmer County.

2024 Holiday Schedule
  • Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Friday, March 29 State Holiday
  • Monday, May 27 Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth
  • Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
  • Monday, September 2 Labor Day
  • Monday, October 14 Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 11 Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 29 State Holiday (Black Friday)
  • Tuesday, December 24 Washington’s Birthday (observed on 12/24)
  • Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Holiday


Candidates can check our careers page frequently, as positions are updated daily:

If you do not have access to a computer at home to submit an online application, you can also submit an application via phone, tablet or with the utilization of Public Libraries. Gilmer County also has a physical application form for those who need it.
Yes, The information you submit for a position will only be viewed for that particular position. If you want to be considered for multiple positions, you will need to apply to all openings of interest.
HR & Hiring Managers screen and review resumes/applications and will contact those who meet our qualifications for next steps in the hiring process.
You can log into your Mighty Recruiter account and check your current status.
No, Gilmer County does not keep resumes on file. This is to maintain a fair and equal recruitment process for all candidates. All applications and resumes will be considered if the candidate officially applied for a vacancy that is currently open.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 706-635-4361.

E-Verify is an internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Gilmer County Government participates in E-Verify. E-verify #: 87591, authorized on 01/9/2008.

E-Verify: #87591
Date of Authorization: January 9, 2008

In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are-considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, non-job related disability, or any other protected group status.

If you are hired by Gilmer County Government, you will be required to attest to your identity and employment eligibility, and to present documents confirming your identity and employment eligibility. You can not be hired if you cannot comply with these requirements. 

A completed application including all telephone numbers will be helpful.