Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science/Administration/Protection, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field from an accredited institution and a minimum of 13 years of progressive firefighter experience and two years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including fire suppression, prevention, training and administration at a rank of Battalion Chief or Division Chief/Fire Marshal or equivalent.
Must possess the following certifications: NPQ or IFSAC Firefighter or State Certified (Georgia Only), NPQ or IFSAC Hazardous Material Awareness/Operation or Core, Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor II, Health and Safety Officer, Incident Safety Officer, NIMS ICS 300, NIMS ICS 400, and Basic Public Information Officer.
Necessary Special Requirements:
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
- Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D
- An applicant cannot have a felony conviction in the past ten years before their appointment, except for the provision outlined in O.C.G.A. 25-4-8 provision. O.C.G.A. 25-4-8, which address the inmate firefighters’ program through the Georgia Department of Corrections.
The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council shall be the final authority with respect to authorizing employment and certification. In accordance with O.C.G.A. 25-4-8, a person who is seeking employment cannot have been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction or of a crime, which if committed in this state, would constitute a felony under the laws of this state within ten years prior to employment, provided that a person who has been convicted of a felony more than five but less than ten years prior to employment may be certified and employed as a firefighter when the person has:
(A) Successfully completed a training program following the Georgia Fire Academy curriculum and sponsored by the Department of Corrections;
(B) Been recommended to a fire department by the proper authorities at the institution at which the training program was undertaken; and
(C) Met all other requirements as set forth in this chapter.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 150 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, explosives, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
This classification assists the Fire Chief in directing of operations and activities of the Fire Department.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
- Oversees the entire Fire department; supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
- Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
- Consults with assigned staff to assist with complex problems and provide technical expertise and management
- Implements changes in organization and operating procedures to obtain the most effective results; makes recommendations regarding selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.
- Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
- Assumes full responsibility for the activities of the department during the absence of the Chief of Fire.
- Consults with Fire Chief, officers, and other officials as needed to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; reports all major incidents to Fire Chief.
- Assists in developing and implementing departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; coordinates with division staff members regarding division budgets; assists in preparing projected capital expenditure requests; approves expenditures in compliance with approved budget; seeks and applies for grants.
- Assists in developing, implementing, and updating department policies and procedures; formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, training programs, and general orders; monitors implementation of departmental rules and regulations; updates departmental guidelines according to federal, state, or local legislation; conducts training programs.
- Acts as Fire Chief in the absence of the same.
- Performs other related duties as required.
No phone calls/emails; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.