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 The City of Thomaston is accepting applications for the position of Fire-Fighter (full-time).  The City of Thomaston Fire Department is a fire suppression department working twenty-four (24) hour shifts.  The position starting pay is $31,440.32 annually (Certified),  $29,801.25 annually (Non-Certified). 
Qualifications include:
Certified Applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must successfully pass criminal and previous employment background
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment drug screen and physical agility screen.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the geography of the City and/or ability to gain such knowledge in six-months or less.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a variety of firefighting duties, evolutions, and operations.
  • Demonstrated skill in the effective and safe use of fire-fighting tools, apparatus, equipment, and communication devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Must possess a valid State of Georgia Class A or B operator’s license and a clean driving history (at least 3 years prior to hire date).
  • Must maintain a valid State of Georgia Driver’s license and be able to be insured through the City insurance carrier guidelines.
  • Must be physically capable to perform strenuous work under hazardous conditions, for lengthy periods of time with exposure to smoke, fire, and other hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be physically capable to climb ladders and work at heights in excess of 50 feet.
  • Must maintain a current CPR card and training to the level of 1st Responder.
  • Availability to be reached by telephone at all times.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties listed on the current job description.
Non-Certified Applicants:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete the Georgia Fire Academy curriculum (city will only send candidates once at the City’s expense).
  • Once graduate the Academy must meet all certified applicant qualifications.
  • Valid GA Driver’s License and insurable under the city’s insurance plan
  • Must successfully complete all pre-employment backgrounds & Screens including criminal, employment, physical and drug screen. 
Applicants must complete a City of Thomaston Employment Application which can be found on the City website,, or pick up an application at Thomaston City Hall, 106 E. Lee St., Thomaston, GA.  30286.  Application may be mailed or hand-delivered to Rebecca Zebe – Human Resources Director, City of Thomaston, 106 E. Lee St., Thomaston Ga.  30286.
The City of Thomaston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posting Open until the position is filled or pulled.

Posted 1/13/2020, Reposted 8/25/2020

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