Forest Park, GA is located in northern Clayton County, nine miles south of the City of Atlanta. With convenient access to Interstates 75 and 285, and being just five miles east of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Forest Park has an advantageous geographic location in the southern metropolitan region. With a diverse population of 20,063 Forest Park was originally the third stop from Atlanta on the Macon and Western railroad, incorporated in 1908, the city has a total area of 9.4 square miles.
Forest Park seeks an innovative, energetic and proven fire service and EMS leader who demonstrates effective leadership abilities with strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead its full-time department. The City of Forest Park also seeks a leader with the ability to establish and enforce clear rules fairly, consistently and support team efforts to improve morale within the organization. Firefighters operate out of three strategically located fire stations working 24/48 and the department has an authorized strength of seventy-one (71).
The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all Fire Department Operations; managing a $1.9 million budget; managing personnel and public information; and coordinating fire activities with other agencies, City Officials, and the City Manager.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
? Visionary and forward thinking in the field of Fire and EMS.
? The successful candidate must treat citizens and co-workers with the highest level of respect and customer service.
? Be approachable, responsive, accountable and friendly internally and externally.
? Positive and effective leadership abilities;
? Outstanding oral and written communication skills; and
? Extensive knowledge of fire administration, fire suppression operations including modern firefighting techniques and equipment, fire prevention, ISO, fire science accreditation process, national incident management system, and fire policies, laws, and regulations.
? The ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with City officials, and other public safety agencies and the general public.
This is a full-time position with a preferred hiring salary range of $84,861.85 - $113,714.88 annually plus excellent benefits.
Successful candidates must possess:
? A Bachelor?s degree with coursework in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Business Administration, or related field and extensive progressive administrative experience of a wide and progressively responsible nature in the fire services industry, including
considerable supervisory experience in a career fire department. An equivalent
combination of education and experience will be accepted.
? A valid Georgia Driver?s License.
? Master?s degree in Public Administration, Organizational Management and/or Business
? National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer programs (EFOP)
? Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute (EDI)
? Chief Fire Officers (CFO) certification through the Center for Public Safety Excellence
Physical Requirements: This is generally light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of
force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force
constantly to move objects and some medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of
force occasionally; work requires standing, and walking; vocal communication is required for
expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive
information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing
written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation
of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and
observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside
environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.
Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a driving history review and must
satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, and drug screen.
Requirements & Deadline:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following by Friday,
March 27, 2020 at %:00 pm CST:
? Cover Letter
? Three (3) professional references
Submit the above documents to firstname.lastname@example.org : Contact Number
The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, life
insurance, paid leave and holidays. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national
origin, disability or veteran status.
The City of Forest Park, GA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.