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Firemedic - Department of Fire & Emergency Services

at Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Pay: $42047 to $47297/year
$42047 - $47297
Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2320033
Keywords: emergency

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Class Summary

Revised 1/31/19 to include Hiring and Referral Incentives

The Grade for this position is FF233. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Incentive:
$2,000 Hiring Incentive within first year of employment


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency medical services and fire protection to the citizens of Gwinnett County. The Department's mission is to save lives and protect property and we have a prestigious history of doing this with many significant accomplishments. As a valued member of our team, you will assist in the performance of emergency medical treatment, life rescue and basic fire suppression.

This job is a safety sensitive position that will require a pre-employment drug test and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Gwinnett County Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace.

**************   THIS IS NOT THE ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER POSITION   **************

The Grade for this position is FF233.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D. (copy must be attached to application);
  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Must secure GA Basic Firefighter Certification during 1st year of employment;
  • Must secure NPQ Hazardous Materials Awareness Certification during 1st year of employment;
  • YOU MUST HAVE ONE OF THESE CERTIFICATIONS TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION (copy must be attached to application):
    • National Registry Paramedic
    • State of Georgia Paramedic
To be considered for this position, you must attach: (1) a copy of your High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate AND (2) current Paramedic certification card with this application;
  • YOU MUST HAVE STATE OF GEORGIA PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO FINAL JOB OFFER;
  • Must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, including criminal, controlled substance, credit, driving, work history, and physical agility testing.

For information related to position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills and Physical requirements, click here. *

For more information about the hiring process for this position, click here .

*NOTE: The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.

Benefits Offered

  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-site Medical Wellness Center
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 days accrual per year
  • Sick leave: 13 days accrual per year
  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • 529 College Savings payroll deduction
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Funeral Leave
  • Longevity pay after 3 years (full-time status)
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Employee discount programs
  • Retirement Benefits include:
    • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
      • Employees can choose a contribution rate of 2.5%, 5.0%, or 7.5%
      • Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
        • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
    • Deferred Compensation Plan
      • If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).