Firefighter/EMT - Experienced and Recruit

$36,149 - $43,423 yearly
  • ACCGov
  • 700 College Avenue, Athens, GA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2021
Full time Fire & EMS

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Fire Sergeant or Fire Lieutenant, depending on the job assignment

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System – Requires satisfactory completion of a 12-month probationary period.
PAY GRADES: Firefighter/EMT - Recruit (FD01): $36,149 annually; Firefighter/EMT – Experienced (FD02): $43,423 annually
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes - Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance

Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to protect lives and property endangered by fire and other emergency situations, to promote fire prevention and safety activities, and to educate the public. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing fire suppression activities, performing rescue, salvage and overhaul operations, driving and operating apparatus, administering first response emergency medical care, inspecting and maintaining fire apparatus equipment, conducting station tours, and performing additional tasks as assigned.

FIREFIGHTER/EMT – RECRUIT applicants must provide either a copy of their current State of Georgia or National Registry EMT certification; OR an official transcript for any Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college; OR an official copy of qualifying entrance exam scores as described in the instructions attached to the job posting (see below for further details on how to apply).

FIREFIGHTER/EMT - EXPERIENCED applicants must provide proof of National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) certification for Firefighter I and Firefighter II, as well as a copy of their current State of Georgia or National Registry EMT certification, before participating in the PAT.

ALL applicants will be required to pass all phases of testing, to include participation in a physical agility test (PAT), and interview, to be placed on an eligibility list. If selected for hire, you will be required to have your fingerprints processed and participate in further pre-employment testing (e.g., medical examination, routine drug test, psychological examination). You must successfully complete all phases of pre-employment testing.

Job Related Requirements

WORK SCHEDULE: While assigned to Shift: On duty 24 hours, off duty 48 hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following day). While assigned to Training, Community Risk Reduction, or Special Assignment: 40-hour work week. Subject to callbacks occasionally. Weekends, holidays and overtime are required

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.



High School diploma or equivalent.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

FIREFIGHTER/EMT – RECRUIT applicants must obtain NPQ Firefighter I, NPQ Firefighter II, NPQ Hazardous Materials-Awareness and Operations, and Georgia EMT-Basic certifications within 12 months of date of hire. These certifications must be maintained throughout employment with Fire and Emergency Services.

FIREFIGHTER/EMT – EXPERIENCED applications must have comparable career (full time) fire and rescue experience along with equivalent firefighter recruit training (NPQ Firefighter II, NPQ Hazardous Materials - Awareness and Operations, and EMT certification). These certifications must be maintained throughout employment with Fire and Emergency Services.

Must be able to meet the current requirements set forth by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.
Proof of vaccinations for the following are required on date of hire: MMR, TB test, Hep B, and Tdap (within last 5 years).

Must have no felony convictions within the past 10 years.


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