Position Detail:

Effingham County Fire Department
4535 Highway 21 North
Springfield, GA 31329


912-754-8855 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter I
Last Filing Date:  February 27, 2019

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general supervision: operates fire trucks, pumpers, hoses and extinguishers during fire suppressions and/or rescue operations; tests and maintains fire detection and suppression equipment; inspects and prepares fire pre-plans for building, grounds and facilities; maintains fire station buildings, facilities and apparatus; responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, traffic accidents, rescue and other emergency calls to protect life and property; participates in training, drill and independent study activities; conducts fire safety education classes; performs various staff support assignments; and performs related work as assigned.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of: Ability to:
Basic Principles of Fire Suppression Remain Calm in Emergency Situations
Pertinent Laws and Codes Maintain Physical Endurance and Agility
Basics of Emergency Medical Care Establish/Maintain Effective Relationships
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Completion of a high school diploma or the equivalent.
License: Must possess at time of appointment, a valid Georgia Class C Driver?s License and obtain within the first twelve (12) months of employment, a Georgia Class F Non-Commercial Driver?s License.
Certification: Firefighter I, ICS 100, 200, 700, 800, Haz-Mat Operations certifications must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment; and additionally; Georgia State Certified Firefighter, Georgia Medical First Responder, Structural Fire Control, Interior Search & Rescue I certifications must be obtained within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
Other Requirements: Be at least eighteen (18) years of age, with no felony convictions within the previous ten (10) years.
We are an equal opportunity/drug free workplace employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal , state or local laws. Applicants with a known disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation in the recruitment or selection process but must request this accommodation no later than 48 hours prior to the need.

All resumes must be submitted with a completed County Application. Applications can be obtained at: Human Resources Office, 601 N Laurel Street, Springfield, GA 31329 or www.effinghamcounty.org/Jobs.aspx

Starting Salary:  $13.54 per hour
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Human Resources Office
601 North Laurel Street

Springfield, GA 31329


Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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