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Fire Lieutenant-PIO Officer 

Position Requirements

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a minimum of 6 years of progressive firefighter experience and two years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including fire suppression, prevention, training at a rank of Firefighter II or higher or equivalent.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Must possess or obtain a State of Georgia Firefighting Certification

An associate degree in fire science, mass communications, business or public administration or a related field is preferred.


Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • 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.

ADA Compliance

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, rain, 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.


The city is an EOE, DFW; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


No calls please, only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted




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Position Summary: The working title of Public Information Officer (PIO). This classification performs professional marketing work, communicates through many types of media, and coordinates information flow to the public on a broad range of city programs, activities, and services. An employee in this class writes, edits, plans, and coordinates a wide variety of documents, media, and programs to inform and educate citizens, promote the fire department, and increase positive media exposure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, lay out, and coordinate electronic distribution and limited printing of a variety of newsletters, reports, brochures, fliers, etc.; prepares or acquires graphic materials as needed; write and distribute press releases and newspaper articles; prepare fire department staff for media interviews, and handle media relations.
  • Implement branding and marketing plan for the fire department in coordination with the City of South Fulton’s Department of Communications and External Affairs.
  • Work with vendors to prepare ads and publications; create marketing material distribution strategies.
  • Serve as webmaster for the fire department, coordinate development of website with vendors. Keep website current. Coordinate work of all fire department divisions (Field Operations, Community Risk Reduction, Safety and Member Services) related to the website and social media platforms.
  • Train employees in website posting, editing, and updating. Post minutes, agendas, news stories, calendar items, photos, etc.
  • Create fire department informational packages and plan strategies for distribution.
  • Devise new marketing and promotion programs for the fire department.
  • Attend a wide variety of town functions such as council meetings, special events and community business events to help communicate and promote the fire department, devise marketing plans for various fire department events and activities.
  • Provide direct information to citizens; create a data base on citizen inquiries to identify trends on informational needs and identify ways to systemize them.
  • Use appropriate software (something like eCrier) to email updates and items of interest to residents.
  • Participate in crisis management planning and develop crisis communications plan(s).
  • Maintain database of HOA’s, civic organizations, and other community contacts.
  • Manage development and maintenance of all web-based and social media platforms.
  • Coordinate all FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests for the fire department. Remain up to date on all relevant laws, ordinances, requirements, and compliance guidelines.
  • Manage, schedule, promote, and coordinate Annual Awards ceremony, C.E.R.T. program, and FIRE 101 classes
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with all media outlets; local, state, and national.
  • Be the point of contact for the fire department for open records


Additional Functions

Performs other related duties as required


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