The City of West Point, GA is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Fire Chief. West Point is located on the Georgia/Alabama border in middle Georgia and lies on the Chattahoochee River. The city is bisected by Interstate 85 and is within close proximity to many major destinations including Hartsville-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The governing body consist of a Mayor and six Councilmembers with day-to-day operations the responsibility of an appointed City Manager. The city is home to Kia Georgia Inc. the only automaker in Georgia and several tier one automotive suppliers. The city has a thriving downtown with excellent local restaurants, offices, retail, housing and is home to Point University. The city covers approximately 12 square miles.
Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 5:00 pm. All applications will remain active for six months.
The Fire Chief is responsible for the management and leadership of the Fire and EMS Division as well as 911 Communications which is a joint responsibility with the West Point Police Department. The division has one station, 17 fire and EMS personnel and six 911 communications personnel, 3 Engines, 1 ladder/tower and 2 ambulances. The division has a $1.4 million budget, responds on average to 330 fire responses and 1225 EMS call per year and has an ISO rating of 3.
The City of West Point is looking for a dedicated, focused, innovative leader who excels in the areas of communication, team building, general operational management, and emergency management. A minimum of 3 to 5 years related experience, bachelor’s degree is preferred, certifications in both Fire and EMS to meet NFPA and Georgia Firefighter standards and state EMS certification. The city offers a generous benefits package, and the salary range is $62,600 to $94,900.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Applications will be accepted Thursday, July 1st, 2021- Monday, July 26th, 2021. Fire Department Applications can be picked up at City Hall: 730 1st Avenue or online www.cityofwestpointga.com. Resumes may be attached to application, but may not be submitted in lieu of applications.
Applications should be submitted to:
City of West Point
Human Resource Department
P.O Box 487
West Point, Georgia 31833