FIREFIGHTER:
Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. The starting pay for this position is $11.28 per hour.  Lateral hires with current AEMT, EMT-I or EMT-P will receive an additional 5% in pay. Applications will be received until positions have been filled.

Job Summary:
This is an entry level, manual and technical position in fire suppression, prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical services involving duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature on a rotating shift basis, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility. Work involves exposure to extreme heat, cold, dirt, low visibility and confined spaces, extreme heights, swift and standing water, disease, death in many forms and other unpleasant conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:
·         Applicant must be 18 years of age at the date of the application.
·         Possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
·         Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
·         Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
·         Successful candidates must pass a physical agility, oral and/or written testing, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check.
·         Successful candidates are required to obtain Georgia Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification within thirty months of employment (responsibility of the employee both financially and logistically) with WCES.

Preferred Qualifications
·         US. Armed Forces Veteran.
·         College degree from an accredited college or university.
·         Georgia Firefighter Certification.
·         National Professional Qualification (NPQ).
o   Firefighter I or II
o   Driver/Operator
·         National Registry of Emergency or Emergency Medical technicians.
o   EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate,/Advanced, or Paramedic certification
·         Technical Rescue Qualifications.
·         Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications.

To apply for this position, click on the job title to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to s.robinson@walkerga.us

Return to the Job Board