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Firefighter 1 (FT)

Habersham County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018

End Date: Oct. 4, 2018

Position:  Firefighter I (PT)                          Department:  Fire Department
Salary:  $9.10 - $9.46                                  FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Posting Date: 01/03/2018                            Closing Date: Continuous
Major DutiesResponds to fires; suppresses fires utilizing such fire-fighting equipment and rescue techniques as nozzle direction, building ventilation, and overhaul.  Rescues fire and accident victims utilizing the appropriate extrication methods and equipment.  Administers first aid and CPR.  Inspects assigned apparatus and equipment; cleans repairs and performs routine maintenance on same.  Drives emergency vehicles; establishes fire streams and monitors gauges. May serve as incident commander until relieved by a senior officer.  May serve as lieutenant in his/her absence.  Performs housekeeping, building maintenance, and grounds keeping duties.  Participates in and assists with training sessions.  Flushes and maintains fire hydrants.  Tests hose and fire pumps.  Prepares incidents reports, gas and vehicle maintenance logs, and other reports.  Provides fire prevention information to the public; may assist with the teaching of fire safety classes.  Performs fire preplanning.  Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.  No experience requirements.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.
Habersham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application. An application and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building (Located on the 1st floor in the Old Courthouse), 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523 or downloaded from our website www.habershamga.com. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.