Lateral Fire Fighter/EMT and/or Fire Fighter Paramedic

Firefighter
Forsyth County Fire Department (GA) - Cumming, Georgia

Apr 27, 2022


Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$45,551 - $77,731 annual

Job Description

Working as part of a highly motivated team, aggressively provides safe and efficient emergency response to the citizens and visitors of Forsyth County, GA. Responds with assigned fire company to incidents involving fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and vehicle accidents; evaluates scene upon arrival; directs co-workers, other responding agencies, and civilians as necessary.

Maintains a high level of physical and mental readiness through education, training, and physical fitness.

Assures personal and departmental equipment and apparatus are in good working order ensuring operational readiness.

Complies with all legal rules, orders, and instructions issued by chain-of-command. Proudly upholds the mission and values of the Forsyth County Fire Department.

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a State of Georgia EMT-Intermediate or higher. If an applicant is from out-of-state, they must  be a National Registry EMT-Advanced or higher.

Must be NPQ/IFSAC Firefighter I and II certified.

Must be an active firefighter in a similar sized/call volume department.

Prefer a minimum of two years experience.

Supplemental Information

This process will not include a written exam.

The hiring list will be comprised from a physical agility test and oral interview.

The selection process will result in a final eligibility roster. The candidates for hire will be chosen from the eligibility roster in sequence from the top candidate to the bottom candidate.

All selected candidates will not be required to attend recruit school but will be placed on-shift under the supervision of a field training officer.

Forsyth County offers outstanding benefits including a generous 401K and 457b match for vested employees. See benefits section for further details.

++Benefits++

BENEFITS PROVIDED BY FORSYTH COUNTY TO FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES:

++Personal Leave Accrual (for Firefighters)++

Personal leave shall be accrued as follows:

0 – 1 Year                  -          4.89 hours per pay period

1 - 4 Years                -            8.15 hours per pay period 

5 - 14 Years                -       10.19 hours per pay period 

15+Years                -            12.23 hours per pay period

++Observed Holidays++ New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (2), and Christmas (2).

++Medical Insurance++ The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners offers employees a choice of two medical plans offered by Aetna and a plan offered by Kaiser Permanente.

Aetna Choice POS II - $2000 Individual Deductible (Basic Plan)

Aetna Choice POS II - $1000 Individual Deductible (Plus Plan)

Kaiser Permanente HMO - $0 Individual Deductible

++Dental Insurance++ The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners offers two dental plans from Delta Dental:

Base $1,000 Plan

Buy-Up $1,500 Plan

++Vision Insurance++ The vision plan offered by Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is administered by EyeMed and will offer office visit copays for exams, as well as copays for lenses, frames, and contacts.

++Basic Life & AD&D Insurance++ The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of basic life insurance for all of its employees. The Board provides term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) protection for each full-time employee. This is a County-paid benefit. 

++Disability Insurance – Short Term and Long Term++ 100% paid by Forsyth County.  Eligibility begins date of hire.

Short Term Disability – 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,000.00 a week.  Eligibility begins 14 days after an accident or sickness and has a benefit period of 24 weeks.

Long Term Disability – 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $5,000.00 a month.  Eligibility begins at 26 weeks to coordinate with the end of Short Term benefits and continues 24 months (Own Occupation). 

++Additional Life Insurance and AD&D  ++ Rates vary based on amount of coverage selected.  Additional life insurance may be purchased for employee, spouse, and children.

++Retirement Plan (401K)++ Fully vested at five years of employment – 20% graduated vesting annually.  Eligible to begin contributions immediately upon hire.

6 mos to 3 yrs – County matches 100% of a max 5% of employee gross contributions

3 yrs to 10 yrs – County contributes 5% of base salary & County matches 100% of a max of 5% of gross employee contributions

Over 10 yrs – County contributes 5% base & County matches 100% of a max of 5% of gross employee contributions & County matches 50% of next 5% of gross employee contributions

Supplemental Retirement Plan (457b)

The 457(b) contribution limit will be $20,500 for 2022, which is in line with 401(k) contribution limit. Additionally, there is a catch-up provision that allows employees 50 and over to contribute an additional $6,500 each year.

Additional Benefits

EAP

Mental Health / CISM Care and Intervention

Department-wide cancer reduction initiatives

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Highschool diploma or GED
  • Experience: Preferred 2 years

Contact Information

Jason Keyman

Forsyth County Fire Department (GA)
3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, Georgia 30028
phone: 770-781-2180

How to Apply

Please select the following link to apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forsyth/jobs/3223394/lateral-fire-fighter-emt-and-fire-fighter-paramedic

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