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White County is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Firefighter. Application and complete job description are available at the White County Board of Commissioners Office 1235 Helen Hwy Cleveland, GA or at www.whitecountyga.gov. This position is open until filled.
This is a full time position with comparable wages and full benefits. Qualified candidates must possess the following: GA State Firefighter or NPQ1 Certification, Class A, B, or F Georgia Driver’s License, and must be a EMT-B or higher. Successful candidates must pass a background check, drug screen, physical ability test, pre-employment physical, and have an acceptable driving record. Applications are subject to the open records law. EOE
JOB TITLE: Firefighter
DEPARTMENT: Public Safety - Fire Services Division
JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this job is to perform specialized work functions in preparing for and responding to fire and medical emergency calls and in providing general support within the Fire Department. Duties and responsibilities include maintaining readiness for emergency call response; responding to fire and related emergency calls when dispatched; educating staff and public on fire safety and prevention; performing other tasks related to County and Fire Department activities.
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include state statutes and laws, federal laws, county ordinances, department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange administrative, firefighting and emergency medical information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, running, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee must be able to lift light or heavy objects, use tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguish between shades of color.
Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in a vehicle, outside or in an office environment. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, and dirt, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and inclement weather. The work may require the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: The employee works under the general and technical supervision of the Fire Services Division Chief; reports to Fire Services Lieutenant and Superiors. This position typically does not have managerial responsibilities, however, utilizing NIMS the individual could be part of the command structure on any given incident scene.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Refer to Policy Directive 7.20 Fire Services Career Path – Promotional,
Attachment – Promotional Grid
Minimum Qualifications of Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council
Firefighter Certification Requirement: O.C.G.A 25-4-8
Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (50 plus pounds). Must be able to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert more than 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Must be able to coordinate hands, feet, and eyes in using equipment.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, pathogenic substances, animal attacks, or animal bites.
White County, Georgia, 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.
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