Position Detail:

Woodstock Fire Department
103 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188



Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter EMT1/EMTA/EMTP
Last Filing Date:  January 4, 2023

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Job Description
Protects life and property by performing fire fighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

Job Responsibilities
Performs firefighting activities including operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.

Performs emergency aid activities including administering first aid and providing other assistance as required.

Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects.

Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communication equipment.

Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants, and other structures in fire prevention programs.

Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment.

Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.

Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, hazardous communications, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities.

Presents programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.

Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.


Assists in department supervisory and administrative activities as assigned.

Assists in supervising volunteer firefighters as required. Assists in training new employees as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities -

(A) Must be able to meet all Entry Level special requirements.
(B) Must be able to pass a medical exam and the Department?s physical agility test.
(C) Must complete and have the Module 1 Georgia Fire Certificate, or NPQ1, and FF1 and 2 curriculum test as well as EMT Intermediate (EMT I) and demonstrate a working knowledge of territory and department SOP?s.
(D) Attain Valid Class B Georgia Driver?s License within 12 months of promotion.

Education and Experience:

(A) High School Diploma or GED equivalent and completion of a recognized fire recruit training academy or equivalent courses.
(B) A minimum of twelve (12) months with the City of Woodstock Fire Department as a paid firefighter.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Working knowledge of fire suppression and prevention principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; working knowledge of first aid and resuscitation techniques and their application.
(B) Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.
(C) Ability to apply standard firefighting and emergency aid techniques to specific situations; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public; ability to perform strenuous or peak physical efforts during emergency or training activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke; ability to meet the special requirements listed below as applicable.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMT activities when noise levels may be loud.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
All applicants tentatively selected for a position will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing and background investigations prior to hire.

The City of Woodstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, theDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee?s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify?sphoto screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services? (USCIS) photograph.

Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized towork, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Application Special Instructions
Must be able to pass the Department?s written exam and physical agility test and have the ability to read and write the English language.

After successful completion of all steps in entrance process, each candidate may be selected for positions as they become available. The entrance list for all positions shall remain in effect for twelve (12) months.

The City of Woodstock provides a competitive benefits and compensation package to eligible employees including paid time off, health, dental, vision and employer-paid long term disability as well as life insurance; an employer-paid pension plan and 457 tax deferred savings plan w/employer match; and free gym membership.

Starting Salary:  $38,627.39 to $42,637.41 per year DOQ
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Woodstock Human Resources
12453 Highway 92

Woodstock, GA 30188

Additional Department Details:

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

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