Employment Opportunities

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for choosing the Washington County Board of Commissioners to help meet your employment and career goals. We appreciate the time you are taking to complete our standard application process.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our employees, customers, and community; as well as offering all employees the security of knowing their coworkers are as trustworthy, safety oriented, and drug-free.

In order to meet these safety and security goals, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, with your written authorization, also conducts a thorough background screening; in addition to drug testing all potential new employees. If you are considered for employment, please note that some or all of the following employment screenings will be performed:

  • A Criminal Record Check
  • Previous Employers and Education Verification
  • Professional License and Credentials Verification (if appropriate)
  • Driving Record Check (if your job involves driving a company or private vehicle)
  • Employment Credit Report (if appropriate)
  • Additional levels of background screening when appropriate

With this in mind, if there are any issues that you feel need to be resolved before you submit your application and are considered for employment, please discuss them with us or return at another time to complete your initial paperwork.


Again, thank you for considering employment with the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

Click here for employment application.

Current Job Openings:

Full Time Mechanic (Road Department):

 The successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks in the Public Works shop (located at 1862 Kaolin Road) related to the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. This position is under the direct supervision of the Lead Mechanic and Public Works Director. The position requires proficiency in the following:

  • General mechanic work
  • Repair and overhaul work on vehicles, heavy and small equipment
  • Basic welding
  • Operation of tools (torches, drills, saws, grinders, etc.)

Position will remain open until filled.

Click here for a complete job description.


Full Time Equipment Operator (Road Department):

Applicants must be willing to learn and capable of operating equipment such as tractors, motor graders, backhoes, etc. A Commercial Driver’s License is a plus.

Position will remain open until filled.

Click here for a complete job description.


Applications and job descriptions are also available at the Board of Commissioners office located at 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA 31082

Submit Applications to:
Shanika Simmons
Washington County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 271
119 Jones Street
Sandersville, GA 31082


Applications may also be emailed to swsimmons@washingtoncountyga.gov or faxed to 478.552.7424


Click here for employment application.




Washington County Tax Commissioner Tag/Title System Down

The Washington County Tax Commissioner Office will not be able to process tag and title transactions after 2PM Tuesday, January 12 through Monday, January 18 in preparation for DRIVES upgrades.

Washington County Ballots Recount

Washington County Elections will conduct a recount of ballots by hand beginning November 13th, 2020 at 10:00 am.-5:00pm daily and November 16th- 18th as well. The location will be at 316 E. South Central Ave., Tennille, Ga. 31089.

2020 Property Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy

County Offices Closed to Public

All County offices are currently closed to the public for an indefinite period of time due to COVID-19.

This is to ensure the safety of employees and public.  Business will be conducted through email, phone, and fax.  If you need to contact any offices, please refer to the Departments tab to get the contact information.

• If an in person visit is necessary, please call the appropriate office to schedule an appointment to discuss any issues or business in person.

• Upon entering, we ask that you please wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet between you and any staff for the safety of all involved.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as necessary.


Click here to view Courtroom Procedures during COVID-19



Current 2019 Property Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy

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Tax Commissioner Upgrade Announcement




The Washington County Board of Commissioners today announces its intention to increase 2015 property taxes. The levy this year will increase taxes by 11.5 % over the rollback millage rate.
Please note that this increase applies only to the county M & O portion of your tax bill so the overall tax increase will be 3.5% of your tax bill.
The entire proposed increase in taxes will be used to subsidize the financial operations of our local hospital, Washington County Regional Medical Center. The situation at the Hospital was explained during several recent public meetings.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Washington County Board of Commissioners Board Room, 119 Jones Street, Sandersville, GA on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am and 6:00pm and on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am. A called Board of Commissioner meeting will immediately follow to amend the budget and adopt the 2015 mill rate.

Click Here to View Current 2015 Tax Digest and 5 Year History Of Levy.