Firefighter Trainee

Firefighter
CITY OF SAVANNAH - SAVANNAH, Georgia

May 23, 2020


Application Deadline:
Aug 31, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$36,300 annual

Job Description

Please join the Human Resources Department and the Savannah Fire Department for a virtual Zoom information session for the position of Firefighter Trainee on May 29, 2020 at 10 am - 12 noon. Please email jobs@savannahga.gov to RSVP by May 26th. You will receive login information via email.

Application Period: June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

New Starting Salary!!!

Firefighter Trainee $36,300

Firefighter $40,000, after completing academy

Advanced Firefighter $44,100, after successful completion of a one (1) year probation period

The Savannah Fire Department is older than the United States of America. Our agency prides itself on professionalism and excellence in service. We are a nationally and State accredited agency that follow set standards of practice. Savannah Fire Department earned an ISO Class I rating for maintaining professional standards and equipment that reduce the City's fire risk. The Savannah Fire Department is one of only 200 fire departments in the country to hold international accreditation. Employees are valued as the department's greatest asset. The Savannah Fire Department employs 318 sworn and 18 civilian personnel. We are committed to providing firefighters with a rewarding career as a Firefighter.

Are you seeking a rewarding career where every new opportunity offers new challenges that allows you to utilize your knowledge and experience? If you have a servant's heart, are hardworking, motivated, dependable, and want to pursue a fulfilling career in the exciting world of firefighting, consider a career in fire service with the Savannah Fire Department!

In collaboration with our dynamic team of firefighters, you will be responsible for protecting the community, responding to calls at all hours of the day. You will help put out fires and perform basic emergency medical care, and transport patients to the hospital when necessary. We also host community education programs and provide information on fire safety and tips on how to create a fire escape plan for their homes or businesses.

The Savannah Fire Department seeks skilled and trained Firefighters to join our department. If you are passionate about serving the community, come envision your career with a purpose!

We'll take care of you too! We offer an excellent benefits package to include: 11 paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, wellness programs, education reimbursement, deferred benefit contribution plan, Georgia Firefighter Pension Fund, & Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits Eligibility for the U.S. Department of Veterans OJT and Apprenticeship program Visit the VA OJT Apprenticeship Benefits website to see how it works.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your training may take place in a virtual environment.

The City of Savannah also employs a virtual interview process through our online video interviewing technology; an interview process you can complete from the comfort of your home.

For more information and to apply online, please visit https://governmentjobs.com/careers/savannah

A Firefighter performs firefighting activities in training, including combating and extinguishing fires, rescuing persons and salvaging property in emergency situations, training with and maintaining equipment, assisting in fire prevention activities, and controlling and containing hazardous substances.

Additional Information

Essential Job Functions:

•Firefighters prepare and respond to fire alarms in a company.

•As a firefighter, you will perform tasks such as lay out and connect hoses, raise and climb ladders, and direct the suppressants to extinguish fires.

•Firefighters also carry out firefighting activities using tools and methods in a prescribed manner.

•Firefighters perform emergency lifesaving activities, salvage and preserve property to minimize fire loss; and perform clean-up activities after fire suppression.

•Firefighters train and study with fire tools and equipment to develop and maintain competency and proficiency in fire suppression and prevention procedures and techniques, lifesaving techniques.

•Firefighters become familiar with developments in incombustible and fire hazards and conduct studies to learn locations of city streets and addresses, hydrants, standpipes, and physical features of property within a district.

•Firefighters assist in the inspection of commercial and residential properties for fire hazards.

•As a firefighter you will advise and solicit cooperation of property owners and inhabitants to rectify hazardous conditions. You will also participate in fire drills in hospitals, schools, and other high-risk structures.

•Firefighters service, clean, and test firefighting equipment and property to ensure proper working order.

•Firefighters perform general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire department facilities.

•Firefighters assist in the operation of assigned equipment, and inspect and check the conditions of fire hydrants, standpipes, and water supply sources.

•Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Firefighter applicants:

•Must be at least 18 years of age

•Must have a High School Diploma (or copy of HS transcripts) or GED

•Must Successfully completion of academy

•Must complete 240 hours of basic training within the first six month

•Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving history and the ability to work various shifts.

Note: A copy of the following documents are to be submitted:

•Birth Certificate

•Social security card

•High School Diploma/GED or HS transcript

•Bachelor's Degree/Advanced Degree

•DD214 (honorable discharge), member 4 copy for prior military service

Additional information: Verification of education, certifications, and licenses will be required prior to employment. A background investigation, and post-offer/pre-employment medical exam including supervised drug screen will be conducted . Work Location: 280 Agonic Rd. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: HS Diploma or GED
  • Experience: 0

Firefighter applicants:

•Must be at least 18 years of age

•Must have a High School Diploma (or copy of HS transcripts) or GED

•Must Successfully completion of academy

•Must complete 240 hours of basic training within the first six month

•Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving history and the ability to work various shifts.

Note: A copy of the following documents are to be submitted:

•Birth Certificate

•Social security card

•High School Diploma/GED or HS transcript

•Bachelor's Degree/Advanced Degree

•DD214 (honorable discharge), member 4 copy for prior military service

Additional information: Verification of education, certifications, and licenses will be required prior to employment. A background investigation, and post-offer/pre-employment medical exam including supervised drug screen will be conducted .

Work Location: 280 Agonic Rd. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply The City of Savannah is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Informaton

LaTrelle Porter

CITY OF SAVANNAH
121 E. Oglethorpe Ave
SAVANNAH, Georgia 31406
phone: 912-651-6484

How to Apply

Apply online June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 at https://governmentjobs.com/careers/savannah

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