Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services - Marietta, Georgia

Sep 10, 2020

Application Deadline:
Oct 4, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$46,000 annual

Job Description

For questions, contact our recruiters from Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services via email at  or call (678) 581-5477.

Essential Functions

  • Performs work in controlling and extinguishing fires.
  • Performs first aid and emergency rescue and medical treatment at the emergency scene.
  • Responds to and performs duties as assigned, at accidents. disasters. emergency rescues, searches, and any other emergency situation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Nonexempt (Eligible for overtime)


24 hours on duty / 48 hours off duty

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age on or before test date
  • Must have a valid Drivers License
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Must successfully complete the following:
    • Written entry level test
    • In-depth background investigations
    • Physical agility test
    • Polygraph examination
    • Psychological examination and drug screen
    • Medical examination and drug screen
    • Oral interviews

Additional Information

FIREFIGHTER Working Title : FIREFIGHTER I (2020)Position Information

This position is located in Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. If your application is approved by Internal Affairs, you will be sent further information via email regarding the required entry-level exam.

Entry Level Salary: $46,000 per year ($22.12 per hour)

Lateral Entry Salary: Applicants may be eligible for a 1% increase per year (up to 5 years), based on previous experience (subject to program requirements).

Academy Graduate: $48,435.69 per year (after 18-month probationary period)

Certified Paramedic: An additional 10% after completion of recruit school if assigned to an ALS station.

Annual Education Incentive Pay: $1,000 Associates, $2,000 Bachelors, $3,000 Masters (paid as quarterly payments per policy)

Tuition Assistance available while attending college (per policy)

Paid Military Leave: up to 18 days per year (per policy)

Salary$46,000 per year ($22.12 per hour)

Attends training sessions as required to gain skills and knowledge regarding department operations, job performance, and policies, procedures, rules and regulations: reads professional literature and training materials; completes tests and skills assessments; and obtains and maintains professional affiliations.

Responds to emergency calls for fire suppression, medical assistance, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, natural disasters, explosions, bomb threats, downed power lines, and other emergency situations: responds to instructions from dispatcher; and contacts appropriate related agencies as needed.

Provides protection of life and property: suppresses, controls and extinguishes fires; performs search, rescue, extrication of victims, and forcible entries; assists individuals from burning structures; establishes openings in buildings for entrance, ventilation, or salvage; ventilates smoke and gas from buildings; performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris; assists with cleanup activities; and exercises control of emergency situations until relieved by a superior officer.

Responds to a variety of emergency calls requiring the administration of basic first aid and medical treatment.

Maintains a state of readiness and preparation for emergency response: checks and maintains stock of equipment and supplies on fire vehicles and in fire station; re-loads equipment and apparatus following response to emergency calls; assists in preparing apparatus for subsequent emergencies and in testing personal equipment, hoses and pumps, and other tools and apparatus; and ensures the emergency medical service equipment is properly stocked and operational.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable regulations, policies and procedures: maintains and awareness of new equipment, procedures, trends and advances in the profession; participates in physical fitness training, training drills and other continuing education activities; and attends shift meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate.

Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, buildings, quarters, apparatus, equipment and tools in operable condition: inspects and tests equipment; replaces fluids and greases equipment; replaces parts; washes and cleans equipment, cleans quarters, and performs grounds maintenance; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; and reports faulty equipment for necessary maintenance work.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

High School Diploma or GED and ability to graduate from the Fire Academy within 12 months required.

Must be age 18 or older by January 31, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications License and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; must be able to obtain NPQ Firefighter I and II and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certifications within 12 months.

Physical Abilities

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

Sensory Requirements

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, traffic hazards, bright and dim lights, toxic agents, animal and wildlife attacks, animal and human bites, explosives, or rude and irate customers.

Posting Number03429Posting Date09/07/2020Closing Date10/04/2020Open Until FilledNoEEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Important Information – Please Read Thoroughly

Background Packet Information Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by Internal Affairs. If you are approved to move forward in the recruitment process, you will receive an electronic CIP (Candidate Information Packet) via email from You should receive this within one week of submitting your application.

If you do not receive an email within one week of submitting your application, please contact Internal Affairs at: PLEASE check your Spam Filter and Junk Mail before contacting Internal Affairs.

Test Date/Time Information The entry-level test for this position will be scheduled once the CIP is received and reviewed by Internal Affairs. If you do not receive your scheduled date and time for the exam within one week of completing your CIP, please contact Internal Affairs at:

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: No experience necessary

Contact Informaton

Recruiter Rivas or Cochran

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services
1595 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, Georgia 30008
phone: (678) 581-5477

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