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Employment Opportunities

(updated 6/21/17)

To apply for any of the position listed below, click on the job title to access the application packet. Fill it out and send it along with a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
Sharleen Robinson, Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to s.robinson@walkerga.us

The following positions are currently available:

FIRE LIEUTENANT:


Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Fire Lieutenant from internal (WCES employees) and external applicants. The starting pay for this position is $36,000 to 38,500 (based on experience and qualifications). This is a non-exempt position with a 24/48 hour work schedule. A letter of intent with resume (from internal applicants) or applications with resume (from external applicants) will be received until Friday June 30, 2017 at 3pm.

Job Summary
Lieutenant, under supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty in the supervision of all activities of a fire rescue company or companies in fire suppression, fire prevention, inspection, investigation activities, rescue techniques, emergency medical care. He/ She performs related work as required and supervises his or her assigned crew.  This position is responsible for coordinating, planning and directing the functions and activities of an assigned shift of firefighters. Lieutenant reports to the Fire Captain and/or Assistant Fire Chief (Shift Commander).
 
Minimum Qualifications
·         Applicant must be 18 years of age at the date of the application.
·         Possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
·         Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
·         Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
·         Successful candidates must pass a, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check.
·         Georgia Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Advanced, or Paramedic.
·         National Professional Qualification (NPQ) Firefighter I.
·         5 years of progressive experience in the fire service with a comparable fire department.
 
Preferred Qualifications
·         US. Armed Forces Veteran.
·         Technical Rescue Qualifications.
·         Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications.
·         NPQ Fire Officer I
·         Georgia Licensed Paramedic
·         NPQ Fire Instructor I



ACCOUNTS SPECIALIST:
The Accounting Specialist will provide accounting support to major financial accounting areas, including the accounts payable desk, general ledger accounting, and account reconciliation.

Responsibilities: Provide approval of accounts payable batches, bank reconciliations, management of accounting software and other online systems. Other duties as assigned. Reports to the CFO.The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and two years of experience or equivalent. Knowledge of public sector a plus.



MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVER (Senior Center in LaFayette) - 2 part-time positions available
The purpose of this position is to facilitate the meal delivery services provided by the Lafayette Centers. The Meals on Wheels Program provides valuable and informative Health, Wellness and Educational support to local seniors who may be homebound, either partially or completely. The MOW Driver loads and delivers meals to clients' homes, including taking in and setting up for the client as needed. Communicates routine information received from clients and volunteers to appropriate agency individuals, and may also participate in in other duties such as holiday, emergency, pet food or other related deliveries. This position may also assist with other activities that occur in the Center. The successful candidate should have a High School diploma or GED. Must be able to work independently or with supervision, and use kitchen equipment, including steam tables and warmers. Basic level of computer proficiency and the Internet. A reliable vehicle, valid driver's license, proof of insurance and clear MVR are required.



E-911 COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER:
Walker County is currently seeking applications for an E-911 Communications Officer. Applicant must be able to receive and interpret information through telecommunications equipment, and verbally and accurately dispatch that information in a timely manner to the proper authority.

Job Summary:
Answer all non-emergency and emergency E-911 telephone lines, obtaining and recording pertinent information regarding the nature and urgency of the situation; determine appropriate response and expeditiously alerts responsible units or agencies via radio or telephone. Dispatch and direct responding service units, City Fire/Rescue, County Fire/Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement Agencies promptly to emergencies and other locations according to SOG. Maintain constant status and availability of all emergency service units; keep continuous records of mobile units. Interact and communicate with various groups and individuals involved in the operations of all related departments including co-workers, the general public, outside agencies, wrecker companies, security agencies, and other city, county, state and federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma (or equivalent). Employee must be able to type thirty words per minute accurately. Employee must successfully complete a forty-hour training course for Communications Officer per Georgia State Law. Employee must successfully complete and maintain LED GCIC/NCIC certification, or any equivalent combination of education training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities for this position. Employee must be EMD qualified and have the ability to learn and apply new skills in the area of telephone and radio communications relative to emergency services. Employee must be able to stay at stationary position for extended periods.


 

FIREFIGHTER:
Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. The starting pay for this position is $28,641 (based on a 53-hour work week). After completing an eight (8) week training course and obtaining State Certification and NPQ1, pay will increase to $31,728. Applicants and/or lateral hires with current State of Georgia Certified Firefighter will start at $31,728. Lateral hires with current AEMT, EMT-I or EMT-P will receive an additional 5% in pay. Applications will be received until positions have been filled.
 

Job Summary
This is an entry level, manual and technical position in fire suppression, prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical services involving duties and responsibilities of an emergency and hazardous nature on a rotating shift basis, which may require the highest level of sustained exertion and agility. Work involves exposure to extreme heat, cold, dirt, low visibility and confined spaces, extreme heights, swift and standing water, disease, death in many forms and other unpleasant conditions.
 

Minimum Qualifications
·         Applicant must be 18 years of age at the date of the application.
·         Possess high school diploma or G.E.D.
·         Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
·         Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
·         Successful candidates must pass a physical agility, oral and/or written testing, medical examination, drug screen, and extensive background check.
·         Successful candidates are required to obtain Georgia Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification within thirty months of employment (responsibility of the employee both financially and logistically) with WCES.
 

Preferred Qualifications
·         US. Armed Forces Veteran.
·         College degree from an accredited college or university.
·         Georgia Firefighter Certification.
·         National Professional Qualification (NPQ).
          o   Firefighter I or II
          o   Driver/Operator
·         National Registry of Emergency or Emergency Medical technicians.
          o   EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate,/Advanced, or Paramedic certification
·         Technical Rescue Qualifications.
·         Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Qualifications.



Walker County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job offers are always contingent on a successful drug screening and background check.

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