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Firefighter II

Walton County Board of Commissioners

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ENTRY SALARY: $17.49 per hour, plus benefits

JOB SUMMARY:  This position responds to fire and other emergency incidents to suppress fires, rescue victims, provide emergency medical care, and perform other duties as required. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Firefighter III (Firefighter/Driver Engineer).” Responds to fire calls and uses firefighting skills to evaluate and carry out actions to most efficiently control the emergency at hand; assists with the fighting of structural fires. Operates a variety of apparatus, pumps, ladders, hoses and other equipment at the scene of fire, rescue and other emergency incidents. Provides emergency medical care at emergency scenes. Completes required reports detailing fire incident responses. Completes work orders for vehicle maintenance and building maintenance. Completes required training and maintains required certifications. (ISO, State, EMT/Paramedic). Inspects equipment to ensure that it is in proper working order; washes and cleans equipment on a regular basis; repairs and performs routine maintenance on equipment; ensures the proper functioning of all equipment and vehicles. Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies aboard vehicles; conducts regular inspections. Provides fire prevention information to the public; assists in teaching fire safety classes; provides tours of the fire station. Performs housekeeping, grounds keeping, and building maintenance duties. Conducts station and apparatus tours for school and other community groups. Participate in public education events. Conducts pre-incident planning on commercial and residential structures as needed. Trains and Mentors less-experienced personnel. Fills in as Lieutenant when off and has knowledge of position. Conducts inspections and maintenance of fire hydrants semiannually. Performs related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.


REPLY TO: Walton County Human Resources 137 E. Washington Street Monroe, GA 3065

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