Applications for employment are being accepted by the Peach County Board of Commissioners for:
FIREFIGHTER – Full-Time with Benefits
Salary: $30,577.00 Annually
Application Deadline: March 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
This position is responsible for responding to fire and/or emergency calls and providing fire suppression of others as needed. The firefighter may also suppress fire and smoke at accident scenes, educate the public on fire safety and prevention, maintain assigned equipment, vehicles, and supplies, and prevent loss of life or property due to fire.
Responds to emergency calls for assistance at the scene of a fire, accident, illness and/or life-threatening situation; assesses danger; directs witnesses, residents and other persons at the scene; implements applicable policies and procedures governing safety, infectious control, and hazardous materials; determines if there are persons in danger and works to remove them from harm; provides authorized patient care; extricates accident victims; and suppresses and/or contains fire and smoke.
Drives and operates emergency vehicles to include fire trucks; operates a variety of fire-fighting and fire suppression equipment, apparatus and tools, including aerial ladders, fire pumps and hoses, breathing apparatus, saws, radios, etc.
Inspects vehicles, apparatus and equipment; ensures vehicles are properly equipped with fire suppression equipment and supplies; performs preventive maintenance and cleaning; changes oil and filters on vehicles; ensures the ready state of equipment and supplies; replenishes supplies as necessary; identifies needed repairs on vehicles; makes repairs when possible; and maintains the cleanliness and safety of the fire station.
Completes and maintains records paperwork documenting shift activities, incident response actions, and other related activities; enters fire reports into department database; and downloads National Fire Information Response System (NFRIS) data.
Plans and implements activities to educate the public regarding fire safety, fire prevention, and related topics; conducts fire inspections for business establishments; assists persons with the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; demonstrates proper use of child passenger safety seats; and conducts tours, and lectures upon request.
Assists other emergency services agencies as needed.
Operates a personal computer, telephones, copiers and other general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
Qualifications: This is an entry-level firefighter position. High School Diploma or GED required. Vocational/technical training in fire suppression supplemented by up to six (6) months previous experience and/or training in fire prevention and suppression or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisites for this job is preferred. Applicants must possess and or be eligible to obtain within first twelve (12) months of employment Firefighter certification from the state of Georgia. Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. Applicant must submit three (3) year driving history with application and pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.
To Apply: Applications for employment may be obtained at the Peach County Commissioners’ Office or website at http://www.peachcounty.net/employment. Please submit application, three (3) year driving history, AND notarized criminal history consent form to:
Peach County Board of Commissioners
ATTN: Human Resources
213 Persons Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Peach County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.