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Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee

Gwinnett County

Listing Summary

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency medical services and fire protection to the citizens of Gwinnett County. The Department's mission is to save lives and protect property and we have a prestigious history of doing this with many significant accomplishments. As a valued member of our team, you will perform emergency medical treatment, life rescue and fire suppression, and safety education to the public. Personnel are assigned to work on rotating 24-hour shifts: 24 hours on/48 hours off, including weekends and holidays.

Employees must successfully complete state EMS licensure, state firefighter certification, and other requirements to successfully operate on a department emergency response vehicle during first two years of employment.  This job is a safety sensitive position that will require a pre-employment drug test and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Gwinnett County Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace. 

Applicants must pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal, controlled substance, credit, driving, employment history checks, an oral interview, medical exam including drug screen, polygraph, psychological and physical agility testing.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee:

  • $39,238     Starting Salary
  • $40,415     (includes 3% pay incentive for an Associate's degree)
  • $41,592     (includes 6% pay incentive for a Bachelor's degree)

The Grade for this position is FF213.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (Failure to attach both of the required documents listed below to your application will result in delayed processing of your application.):


  1. A copy of their high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate (This is a state requirement for certification purposes.)    AND
  2. One of the following:
    • Current National Registry (NR) or State of Georgia EMT Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Cards, OR
    • Any completed associates degree or higher from an accredited college, OR
    • SAT (minimum score: Verbal/Critical Reading - 430, Math - 400)*, OR
    • SAT new (minimum score: Reading - 24, Writing and Language - 25, Math - 22), OR
    • ACT (minimum score: English - 17, Math - 17, Reading - 15)*, OR
    • ASSET (minimum score: Reading - 38, Writing - 38, Math - 38)* OR
    • COMPASS (minimum score: Reading - 70, Writing - 38, Algebra or Pre-Algebra - 37)*, OR
    • CLASSIC ACCUPLACER (minimum score: Reading Comprehension - 55, Sentence Skills - 60, Arithmetic - 34)*, OR
    • NEXT-GENERATION ACCUPLACER (minimum score: Reading - 224, Writing - 236, Arithmetic - 229)*

 *Tests must have been taken within the past  five years.


  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D. certificate (copy must be attached to application);
  • Valid Driver's License from state of residency equivalent to GA Class C or higher
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

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