Application & Hiring Procedures

Please read the following information before completing your application. A separate application form is required for each position title.

Employment Policy

Oconee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that employment decisions are made on the basis of merit and fitness for the position.

Completing the Application

Applicants must complete a paper or online application, and applicant questionnaire when applicable, for each position. Please follow the instructions shown on the application. If you need more space, you may attach additional sheets. All applications must be completed in full. A resume may be attached to provide additional information but does not take the place of completing the application and applicant questionnaire. You may attach your resume to your online application as well. A complete and accurate application is essential, since this is the primary source used for determining your qualifications. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

Job Requirements

Please note the education and/or experience requirements listed in the Job Description for each job. These are minimum standards which all applicants must meet in order to be considered for employment. All employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization of employability.


Vacant positions are advertised on our Job Openings page, Courthouse bulletin boards, Human Resources Office and on various bulletin boards online and throughout County Departments.  Applications are accepted only for positions which are currently open and being advertised.

Applicant Procedure

A completed Oconee County application should only be received via online submission or in the Human Resources Office.

The HR Office is located at:
Oconee County Courthouse
23 North Main Street
Second Floor, Room 203
Watkinsville, GA

Or by mail to:
Oconee County Board of Commissioners
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 145
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Application Review

Every application received is reviewed for completion by the Human Resources Office. Applications will be forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration. This does not guarantee an interview for the position.


Hiring departments select applicants for interviews from the applicant pool who are referred by the Human Resources Office. The hiring department notifies the persons selected for scheduled interviews by telephone or letter. Applicants will be contacted only if selected for an interview.

After the interviews, the hiring department makes a selection of the most suitable candidate, notifies the Human Resources Office and returns all applications to the Human Resources Office.

The hiring department contacts the selected candidate for offer of employment subject to passage of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, criminal background check and Driver's History check when appropriate. Upon positive results of the appropriate screening(s), the hiring department contacts the applicant and finalizes the offer of employment.

All candidates who are interviewed, but not selected, are informed of the decision.

Note: Applications, resumes, letters of reference, etc., submitted with the application become property of Oconee County and cannot be returned. Some information you have provided on the application may be subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Questions: Your interest in employment with Oconee county is appreciated. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Human Resources
Oconee County Board of Commissioners
P. O. Box 145
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706 769-3938