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Fire Marshal

Bryan County

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The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for full-time Fire Marshal in the Department of Emergency Services.  

This position is under the guidance of the Director of Emergency Services/Chief to oversee all aspects of the Bryan County Emergency Code Enforcement, Plan Review, and Public Education to prevent the loss of life due to fire.


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.   Other duties may be required and assigned.

Directs and supervises assigned personnel.

Performs, and supervises the activities of Fire & Life Safety Code Enforcement in the County.

Conducts Plan Review of all new Structures being built in the County for Life Safety review.

Conducts Site Plan Review of all new commercial, residential and industrial developments including review of flow testing data, fire flow calculations, hydrant locations/spacing, line sizing, etc.

Represents the Department at Development Review Committee meetings with developers and property owners. 

Performs inspections for new non-residential development for compliance with Fire and Life Safety Codes.

Responds to developers/contractors’ requests for information/assistance during construction, including but limited to site visits and inspections.

Answers general inquiries about Fire and Life Safety Codes from the public regarding building in Bryan County.

Performs annual inspections of non-residential buildings.

Conducts the Fire Cause and Origin investigations.

Acts as Information sector to the Incident Commander at Large Incidents to relay pertinent information concerning building design and contents.

Supervises, and/or performs Public Fire, Life and Injury Prevention Education.

Maintains communications with Chief and Division Chief Officers to keep them aware of new and existing hazards within county.

Directs and/or participates in various training activities.

Instructs, advises, disciplines, and counsels personnel within their division in order to maintain a high level of performance, morale, and motivation of personnel.

Completes performance evaluation reports for each individual under direct supervision.

Completes and maintains a variety of reports and records such as Inspection Reports and Fire Investigation Reports.

Performs related activities in responding to fires and other emergency situations acting as incident commander until properly relieved by a superior officer.


Knowledge of:

Principles and accepted practices and procedures of Fire Department administration, management, organization, and operation as applied to various departmental programs and activities.

Modern methods of fire suppression and prevention.

Rescue and emergency medical services first responder procedures and techniques.

Working Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association standards.

Working Knowledge of International Fire Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards.

Working knowledge of Bryan County ordinances as they relate to fire prevention and life safety.

Working knowledge of State of Georgia Rules, and Laws that pertain to fire prevention and life safety.

Geography of the emergency response area with specific emphasis on locations of principal buildings, complexes and population centers, street numbering systems, hydrant locations and access roads to determine quickest and safest routes and most effective placement of equipment and apparatus.

Basic mathematics, mechanics, and hydraulics.

Modern fire cause and determination methods.

Applicable federal, state and county codes and ordinances.

Policies, procedures, and guidelines of Bryan County and Bryan County Fire Department.

Modern methods of Public Fire and Injury prevention education.

Skills in:

Commanding the respect of subordinate officers and directing work both under emergency conditions and routine administrative functions.

Directing, supervising, and motivating personnel and in communicating with others in highly stressful situations, and day to day fire prevention activities.

Working effectively with the public to ensure life safety.

Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with other County officials and the public.

Reviewing of civil construction plans and vertical building plans.

Preparing and supervising the preparation of clear, accurate, and comprehensive reports.

Instructing the public on fire and injury prevention.

Applying Bryan County and the Bryan County Fire Department policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Abilities In:

Work involving frequent lifting of heavy objects, bending, crouching, standing, and climbing/working from tall ladders, and operating equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

Work involving Emergency Medical Services Care.

Conducting Fire and Life Safety Inspections.

Conducting Cause and Origin investigations.


Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required; five (5) years experience in firefighting and related administrative duties required.  Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred. NPQ Fire Safety Educator, NPQ Fire Arson Investigator 1 & 2, NPQ Fire Inspector 1 & 2, NPQ Firefighter 1 & 2, HAZMAT, CPR and first aid certifications required.  Must be able to coordinate administrative with excellent communication skills. Responsible for training as it relates to the position associated with volunteer and full-time firefighters.  Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Bryan County is an equal opportunity employer, and we endorse the Americans’ Disability Act. Bryan County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service. 

Bryan County is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-verify. Bryan County uses the program to verify employment eligibility of all new employees after the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) has been completed. 

E-Verify Number: 157957
Authorization Date: March 3,2010
E-Verify® is a registered trademark of U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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