Gilmer County Georgia

Job Type: Full-time


The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Equipment Operator / CDL Driver working for the Road Department.

This position will be responsible for the operation of equipment and vehicles, to complete projects related to the maintenance, upkeep, installation, and construction of County streets, right-of-ways, parks, and other infrastructure for departmental operations. Employees in this position serve as the primary operator for heavy equipment and are expected to be proficient on multiple types of equipment. Will also be required to perform manual labor responsibilities and work that is physical in nature.

High school diploma or GED; 3+ years of experience in road maintenance/repair, construction, and operation of heavy equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Experienced in the operation of the following;

  • Motor grader
  • Track hoe
  • Backhoe
  • Bush hog
  • Chipper
  • Chainsaw, etc.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia CDL license.

Hourly rate between $12.00 – $15.00 depending on experience and qualifications. Gilmer County offers a generous benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, life, 457 with employer match and paid sick/vacation time.

Applicants will be required to submit to a post-offer criminal history/background check and drug screen. Required to submit to random CDL drug/alcohol test as stipulated by the DOT and FMCSA.

The employment application can be obtained, filled out, and dropped off at the Board of Commissioners Office, 1 Broad Street, Suite 106, Ellijay, GA 30540 Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm or emailed to Resumes will only be accepted as a supplement to the completed employment application.

If applying via email please email the following documents to our office:

Gilmer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.