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Cook County Fire Chief

Cook county

Posted: Nov. 28, 2018

End Date: Dec. 31, 2018

The Cook County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the newly created position of:
Fire Chief
Cook County, Georgia
Starting salary range $45,000 - $50,000 annually
(Depending on Qualifications)
Status: Full Time / Exempt
Under the administrative direction of the County Administrator, the Fire Chief/EMA Director is responsible for the overall direction of the Cook County Fire Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, management/supervision, developing policies and procedures, developing fiscal and capital budgets, representing the department at public functions, responding to emergencies, performing inspections, providing training, and performing additional tasks as assigned. The incumbent will also coordinate day-to-day emergency management activities with local government officials and department heads and serve as a liaison between Cook County and agencies such as GEMA and FEMA.    
This position is designated as an emergency position that may require work under all types of emergency conditions and availability on a 24/7 basis, including holidays. 
A degree in public administration, fire science, business administration or a closely related field with ten years of experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job is required. A minimum of ten (10) years’ extensive experience in firefighting work of a progressively responsible nature, at  least 5 years at a Chief Officer level, NFPA 1021 NPQ Fire Officer 4 or equivalent, Georgia EMT or higher certification and accredited classes on Incident Command Systems is desired. Possession of a valid Georgia Driver’s License is required.
If not currently certified, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Firefighter Certification as specified by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training as well as NIMS 100,200,300,400,700,800. The incumbent must also meet the minimum state qualifications to serve as the Emergency Management Director. 
Cook County, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers an excellent work environment and benefits.
Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. 

 Cook County Board of Commissioners Office
1200 South Hutchinson Avenue
Adel, Georgia 31620