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Fire Chief

Butts County

Listing Summary

Butts County is seeking to fill the position of full time Fire Chief.  This is a leadership position that requires highly technical, supervisory, and administrative engagement of all activities of the Fire Department.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Reporting to the County Manager, the Fire Chief is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all programs, operations, and activities of the Fire Department/EMA Department;

Oversees staffing and personnel; Conducts recruitment, hiring, promotions, employee performance, and disciplinary matters for assigned employees; Plans for the future of the Department; develops strategy for service delivery, forecasts budget, and plans for training needs; Assesses overall Department operations including budget compliance, performance of service delivery, response times, and incident outcomes; Conducts public relations activities and engages community partners; Maintain awareness of community culture, state, and national fire service developments, local political environment, EMA trends, and challenges.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:


Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, or a combination of education, experience and skills that meet the prerequisites of the position supplemented by ten (10) years previous experience and/or training that includes management of a Fire/EMS department, progressively responsible fire administration, fire company management, firefighting, fire truck/equipment operation, hazardous materials incident response, emergency medical services, fire investigation, budget administration, and management. Must be willing to obtain and maintain a valid Georgia Certified Fire Fighter certification.


Employment is contingent upon a criminal background check and drug screening. Applications may be completed online at


Open until filled.

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