Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Safety


City of Valdosta

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018

End Date: Sep. 24, 2018


Annual Minimum Salary:     $33,000.24;     
                                                                        With Partial College = $34,000.24;     With Full College = $35,000.24
Announcement Type:                 Internal/External
Department:                                      Fire
Facility:                                                  Fire Station
City/State:                                           Valdosta, Georgia
Pay Grade:                                            13
Deadline:                                              OPEN UNTIL FILLED


The City of Valdosta is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter in the Fire Department. This position will respond to emergencies such as Fire calls, Medical calls, Haz-mat calls or Rescue calls. Perform firefighting duties on fires, such as combating and extinguishing fires, rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul procedures. This position will provide basic first responder procedures while responding on medical calls such as CPR and defibrillation. Conduct rescue operations involving, but not limited to vehicles, high/low angle, confined space, structural collapse and trench.  This position must participate in daily, weekly, monthly and annual training. This position must perform daily, weekly, monthly station, equipment and apparatus maintenance.


The employee in this position must be able to lift, pull or move up to 50 lbs., ability to climb stairs, ladders and maneuver up to one (1) mile; work with large and small objects. This position will work outdoors and indoors and may be exposed to changing weather, adverse smells, adverse conditions, sights, loud sounds and repetitive operations.


Certified Firefighters, through the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council, who have successfully completed an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a Fire Science/Administrative, Public/Business Administration, and/or related fields, from an accrediting institution, are eligible for a salary enhancement. Certified Firefighters who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to receive a yearly bonus of $2,000 to their annual base salary or a $1,000 yearly bonus to their annual base salary for an Associate Degree.


Minimum requirements are:

  • Eighteen (18) years of age prior to the established closing date
  • Possess a High School Diploma or a General Education Development (GED) equivalency
  • Possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License
  • Must live within 60 miles of Fire Station 1 (106 South Oak Street, Valdosta, GA) or 20 miles of City Hall (216 E. Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia) if assigned a take-home vehicle, within one (1) year of employment date
  • Must satisfactorily complete the required background check, pre-employment physical and drug test.


Please complete the City of Valdosta Firefighter Application Packet and submit completed packet via email to LaToya Robinson at covhr@valdostacity.com  to be considered. You may also apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department (Bottom Floor),  216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601 or mail completed packet to: City of Valdosta, Human Resources Department, ATTN: Berna Hepburn, PO Box 1125, Valdosta, GA 31603.

Sorry, No Phone Calls Please due to the volume of applications we receive.

The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer.


Posted by Berna Hepburn June 14, 2018 Categories: $30k - $40k Full Time