~  Job Announcement ~

Firefighter (S.A.F.E.R Position)

Starting salary $17.87 /hr - $18.50/hr (depending on qualifications)

+ strong benefits package and training

About the City

The City of Richmond Hill, Georgia is a quiet family community, located just minutes south of metropolitan Savannah. The city of more than 12,000 residents retains a small-town charm and offers a high quality of life for its residents. A diminished crime rate, outstanding educational opportunities, community services, recreational facilities, and beautiful scenery are but a few reasons to live here. This family-oriented city is a place where everyone can feel safe and have all the needed amenities and services expected from a supportive community.

About the Richmond Hill Fire Department

The Richmond Hill Fire Department (RHFD) is comprised of 27 employees and continues to grow with the growth of the City.  The RHFD is an effective combination department comprised of 2 stations, 4 engines, 1 rescue unit, 1 quick response vehicle and a 105’ platform. The RHFD provides quality fire protection and life-saving services to one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Georgia. We have 24 firefighter / EMT / paramedics, 3 officers, and 1 volunteer member who proudly serve our community by providing 24-hour fire and rescue services.  Firefighters work a 24-hour shift rotation, which consists of 24-hours on duty (unpaid sleep break of 8 hours) and 48-hours off duty.

The City is accepting applications for Firefighter (SAFER) position, which is responsible for protecting the lives and property endangered by fire and other emergency situations; perform rescue, salvage, and overhaul operations; administer first response emergency medical care; cleaning, inspection, and routine maintenance of assigned apparatus and equipment; may teach fire prevention and fire safety to local school and civic groups; participates and assists in training, fire drills, and mock disasters including set-up and evacuation; performs housekeeping and grounds maintenance duties at the fire stations; may act as s substitute driver of emergency vehicles which could include establishing a fire stream, placing ladders, and monitoring gauges; performs other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License or the ability to obtain a valid Georgia Driver’s license within 30 days from date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • State of Georgia Firefighter Certification
  • EMT certified
  • NPQ Firefighter I

To Apply:
Applications are available online through the City’s website ( ).  E-mail applications to or mail printed applications to City of Richmond Hill, Attn:  HR Department, PO Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.  

 Deadline to apply is Friday, August 28, 2020