FIREFIGHTER Job at City of Americus, Americus, GA

  • City of Americus
  • Americus, GA

Job Description

Company Description

The City of Americus is a local municipal government that serves a population of 17,041, with 150 full time and 12 part time employees. We are an innovative, clean, and safe city where our citizens enjoy a good quality of life. We are committed to creating an outstanding level of opportunities for our diverse population, and to also provide quality governmental services, cultivate economic development, and promote quality jobs and successful businesses.

Americus, Georgia is located in Sumter County in southwest Georgia 132 miles from Atlanta and nine miles from Plains, the home of America's 39th President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jimmy Carter.

The City of Americus operates under the City Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority are vested in the governing body which consists of a Mayor and six council members all elected on a nonpartisan basis. Council members serve four-year staggered terms, with three council members elected every two years. The Mayor is elected at large to serve a four-year term. The six council members are elected by district. The governing body is responsible for passing ordinances, adopting the budget and appointing the City Manager, Municipal Court Judge and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing body and for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the government.

Job Description

The City of Americus is seeking three (3) qualified candidates to fill the position of Firefighter. The beginning salary is $34,308.00 annually ($12.45/ hour) .

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to responding to fire and or medical emergency calls for protection of life and property and to control/extinguish fires, perform search and rescue operations, and provide basic trauma and life support to sick or injured persons.


Requirements include completion of High School diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in fire fighting and First Responder emergency medical treatment programs; previous experience is preferred but not required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. Must possess and maintain valid Georgia Fire Fighter 1 certification within six months of employment. Must possess Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate Certification or above, within three years of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license. City of Americus Fire Department employees are required to live within a reasonable response time to the Public Safety Building not to exceed 60 minutes. All Applicants for the entry level position of Fire Fighter must show proof of successfully passing the Georgia Work Ready Fire Fighter Entry Level Profile test, scoring Silver or above at time of applying. Tests are administered at South Georgia Technical College, located at 900 South Georgia Tech Parkway Americus, Georgia 31709.

Additional Information

How to Apply: THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. An application may be obtained by visiting the City's website at An application and a full copy of the job description may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. Applications and all supporting documentation MUST be submitted to the Human Resources Department either by Fax at 229-924-2012, by email at ejohnson(at)americusga(dot)gov, by mail or in person at the City Americus Human Resources Department, 101 W. Lamar Street Americus, GA 31709, 3rd Floor, Ste. 301. For further details, please contact the HR Department at 229-924-4411, Monday- Friday (8am-5pm).

BENEFITS: The City of Americus offers an excellent benefits package which includes life, health, dental, and vision insurance (including telemedicine); a full service health and wellness program (which includes local gym access, special programs and events, and access to 2 health coaches), 457B Deferred Compensation and GMA Retirement plan.

EEOC: The City of Americus is an equal employment opportunity provider, regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the City of Americus will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Local area, Monday to Friday,

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