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City of Johns Creek

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Join Our Team as a Firefighter in the City of Johns Creek!

Are you ready to make a difference and serve your community in a meaningful and impactful way? The City of Johns Creek Fire Department is seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join our ranks as Firefighters. If you possess a strong sense of responsibility, a commitment to excellence, and a desire to help others in their time of need, this is the opportunity for you.


Community Impact: As a Firefighter, you will be on the front lines, responding to emergencies and providing vital medical care. You'll have the chance to make a real difference in the lives of your neighbors and fellow residents.

Cutting-Edge Training: We provide state-of-the-art training to prepare you for any situation. You'll receive the education you need to excel in your role from advanced medical techniques to modern firefighting strategies.

Career Growth: We believe in investing in our team members' growth. With various opportunities for advancement, promotions, and specialized training, you can build a rewarding and long-lasting career within our department.

Team Camaraderie: Join a tight-knit family of professionals who support and uplift each other. You'll work collaboratively in high-stress situations, forging bonds that last a lifetime.

Competitive Pay:

Paramedics will start between $22.98 and $26.17 per hour, earning up to $72,123 annually. Plus, an annual Paramedic Bonus of $2,500.
EMTs will start between $19.89 and $22.65 per hour, earning up to $62,422 annually.

We are currently offering a generous $5,000 sign-on bonus (after the completion of one year)! We offer excellent healthcare options and fantastic retirement benefits, including 12% of your base pay to 401a, $1 for $1 up to 5% match in the 457(b) retirement plans with financial adviser services available at no additional cost (this could be a total of 22%!).


Working on a 24-hour rotation with 10 shifts/month, you will respond to emergency calls, including fires, medical incidents, rescues, and hazardous materials incidents. Your skills will be tested to provide immediate medical care and support to patients in various situations. You will operate firefighting and emergency medical equipment with precision and skill and collaborate with fellow firefighters and first responders to ensure a coordinated and efficient response.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred).
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
  • Georgia State-certified EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate, EMT Advanced, or Paramedic
  • BLS Certification
  • Certified State of Georgia Firefighter
  • NPQ Firefighter I
  • NPQ Firefighter II
  • Strong physical stamina and the ability to work in high-stress environments.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.
  • No felony convictions
  • 2+ years of experience as a certified Firefighter with a paid professional fire department
  • 20/20 vision with or without correction
  • Ability to hear within the normal range with or without correction
  • 18 years or older


The City of Johns Creek is a vibrant jewel nestled in the thriving northeast suburbs of Metro Atlanta. As the 9th largest city in Georgia, we take pride in our community of 85,000 residents and 250 dedicated employees who contribute to its growth and well-being. Established in December of 2006, Johns Creek has emerged as a beacon of safety in Georgia, consistently earning high marks on's rankings. We are committed to upholding this reputation as we move forward. Johns Creek was ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States in 2023 by and the #1 place to raise a family in Georgia by Our vision extends beyond being safe and well; we aim to be pioneers in health, wellness, and innovation, continually drawing residents and businesses from all corners to call Johns Creek their home.



Ready to take the next step in your career as a Firefighter? Apply now by submitting your resume, cover letter, and certifications through our online application portal. Join us in upholding the safety and well-being of the City of Johns Creek.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.

IMPORTANT: By submitting your resume online, you hereby authorize the City of Johns Creek to contact, obtain, and verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application from all previous employers, references, and educational institutions. You also hereby release from liability the City of Johns Creek and its representatives for seeking, gathering, and using such information to make employment decisions and all other persons or organizations for providing such information. You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information via this online portal. No unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submissions will be considered in fairness to other potential candidates for this position.




The City of Johns Creek is a drug free workplace and all positions are subject to the candidate successfully passing a background screening.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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