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Candler County

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The Candler County Board of Commissioners is seeking a qualified candidate for a position as a Fire Chief and/or to provide Fire Protection Consultation Services for the Unincorporated Area of Candler County, Georgia.  In seeking to fill this position the County is emphasizing leadership capacity, and the ideal candidate will posses certain, relevant technical expertise. 

This position will assist and advise County leadership in the implementation of a local fire and rescue service including but not limited to:

  • Creating and implementing department standards;
  • Advising county leadership on budgeting, operational standards, and capital requirements;
  • Meeting or exceeding all guidelines including department SOP, county ordinances, NFPA recommended standards, local, state and federal laws;
  • Coordinate with other local public safety services;
  • Perform fire suppression activities, performing rescue, salvage and overhaul operations, inspecting and maintaining fire apparatus equipment, and performing all other tasks assigned within the scope of establish Fire Department rules

In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced fire/EMS professional with demonstrated leadership ability who also excels in the areas of management, communication, emergency management, and service;
  • Be able to exercise independent judgement and initiative;
  • Have ability to interact professionally with citizens of the community, County elected officials and the County Administrator;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ related experience and leadership in a fire service command position;
  • Be able to meet the physical demands of the position including providing emergency response;
  • Have possession of or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of equipment operated

Compensation for the position will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.  Candler County is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about the position please contact County Administrator Bryan Aasheim at or (912) 685-2835.

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