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Fire/EMS Training Captain

Dawson County

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Job Title: Fire/EMS Training Captain  
Department: Dawson County Emergency Services
Salary: $62,466 Annually DOQ
Status: Full-Time/Salaried/Non-Exempt


Job Summary:
The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist with selection of and train newly hired Firefighters, and provides ongoing training for incumbent firefighters. The position is responsible for developing and presenting professional development training, technical training in compliance with state and national standards, developing training schedules, preparing required reports, assessing firefighters, preparing performance evaluation reports, performing related administrative and clerical tasks.  This position will also act as the department Health and Safety Officer. This position works independently, reporting to the Division Chief of Operations/Training.

Job Requirements:
Applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED; Associate’s degree from an accredited college in the field of Fire Science, EMS Technology, or other related course of study or knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work. Minimum of five (5) years career experience with a Full Time Department; Georgia State Certified EMT-I or Higher; Georgia State Firefighter's Certification and NPQ FF II; NPQ Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor II; NPQ Hazardous Materials Operations; NPQ AOPP & AOPL; NIMS 100-400; Structural Fire Control Live Fire Instructor; Pressurized Container Live Fire Instructor; Incident Safety Officer; NPQ Evaluator; VFIS Drivers Training Instructor (Shall obtain within one year of hire date); Valid class E or F Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), along with the ability to obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia. Applicant must pass a background check and drug screening and must meet all in-house career matrix and testing requirements

To apply, please go to our website at and apply online.  Paper applications are also available online or may be picked up in the Human Resources Department.  Paper applications may be mailed or delivered to the Dawson County Human Resources Department, 25 Justice Way, Suite 2233, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM; or emailed to  All applications submitted are subject to public disclosure under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Dawson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.

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