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JOB POSTING: Post until Sept. 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm


Salary: $49,222-$54,268

Scheduled Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (required hours will vary) and Tuesday Nights for Volunteer Drill Nights.


Job Duties


  • Coordinates structuring, planning and organizing a professional development training program based on national standards and state requirements.

  • Assists firefighters with plans for certifications, testing, career path progression and training opportunities.

  • Perform a variety of supervisory, management and administrative tasks of the fire department’s emergency medical first response program.

  • Implements a comprehensive training program, prepares class schedules and structures training classes.

  • Prepares teaching aids including Powerpoint presentations, video programs and maintains a library of educational material.

  • Instructs career and volunteer members in basic and advanced subject matter.

  • Prepares buildings and facilities for training.  Conducts hands-on training, including live fire training.

  • Evaluates and reports performance of firefighters and certifies training completion.

  • Analyzes and evaluates training activities and program effectiveness and revises curricula as needed.

  • Researches and evaluates current and new training methods, tools and instructional information. Advises Fire Chief of any needed changes/updates.

  • Coordinates the scheduling and use of fire department assets and personnel for training and drills.

  • Maintains training and administrative records and files.

  • Conducts audits of emergency medical first response incident reports to ensure compliance and accuracy.

  • Attends meetings, seminars and training sessions as appropriate. Maintains professional affiliations.

  • Serve as the fire department liaison between emergency medical control, ambulance service providers, various agencies and hospitals.

  • Develops records and reports for accountability of equipment.  Prepares and submit budget requests as directed.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the operation of the fire department’s emergency medical first response program procedures and implements modifications as required.

  • Responds to and assists with emergency incidents.  Aids subordinates in direction of personnel and operations.  May assume command when necessary.

  • Must be on call a minimum of five (5) nights a month. During this time, you need to be within county limits or a distance to make a quick response to emergency incidents.

  • Performs inspection and maintains repairs of assigned fire and emergency medical equipment and vehicles for safe operation.

  • Other duties as deemed necessary for the operation of the fire department.


Education/Work Requirements:


  • State Certified Fire Fighter-meeting requirements of O.C.G.A. 25-4-8 and the rules as specified by G.F.S.T.C.

  • Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or higher.

  • NPQ Fire Instructor I

  • Certification as an instructor in various aspects of fire, rescue and emergency medical services.

  • History of service with a certified department in the capacity of Training Officer for a minimum of two (2) years and services as an officer at a rank of Lieutenant or higher for three (3) years.  (Include resume with application)

  • Required to maintain all applicable certifications throughout employment.


Education Preferences:


  • Certification of NPQ Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate or higher, NPQ Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, NPQ Fire Instructor, NPQ Fire Officer.

  • Experience with the National Incident Management System (N.I.M.S.) and the Incident Command System (I.C.S.), the National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A.) Standards, and the Insurance Services Office (I.S.O.) Grading Schedule.

  • Associates degree with course work in Fire Science or Fire Administration


Post Offer Requirements:


  • Post Offer Negative Drug Test (Drug Free Workplace)

  • Acceptable Driving record. Valid Class B (or equivalent) Driver’s License

  • Must obtain and maintain certification and licensure as a Georgia EMT-I or higher within 2 years of employment



  1. All inquiries, applications and background consent paperwork should be obtained from the Reception Area, Catoosa County Governmental Building located at 800 LaFayette Street, Ringgold, GA or at  

  2. Resume must be included with Application.

  3. Catoosa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  4. Current employees wishing to apply for a transfer are expected to complete an

                 application and will be notified if chosen for  an interview.             

Catoosa County Government  • 800 Lafayette Street • Ringgold, GA 30736 • Phone: 706-965-2500 • Fax: 706-935-3112 


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