Fire Chief

Organization: Glynn County, Georgia
Salary: Beginning salary is negotiable to the upper $90's DOQ
Close Date: September 4, 2015

Job Description:

Reopened — Organizational Structural Change

Glynn County is located in southeast Georgia on the Atlantic Ocean. The County seat is Brunswick which is the County’s only municipality. Glynn County is growing. Its 2013 population was 81,508; the 2000 Census reported population was 67,568. The County’s coastal location makes it a recreational haven for residents and visitors alike. Its features include award-winning golf courses and some of the best fishing on the East Coast, as well as beautiful beaches on the coastal islands. The five islands of Jekyll, St. Simons, Sea, Little St. Simons, and Blythe make up the Golden Isles, so named because of their vast marshes that turn a beautiful golden color in the fall. The islands' beaches, resorts, shops, and historic sites attract more than two million visitors annually from around the world.

The Glynn County Board of County Commissioners (Board) is composed of seven members elected by the voters to staggered four-year terms. As the County's governing authority, the Board is responsible for establishing policy for County operations, enacting ordinances and resolutions and promoting the County's health, safety, and welfare, and for approving the County’s annual budget. The Board appoints the County Administrator and the County Attorney. The County Administrator appoints the directors for all other departments that fall under the Board's jurisdiction, including the Public Safety Department.

The Glynn County Public Safety Department is comprised of Police, Fire, EMA and Animal Control. The Fire Department (GCFD) provides fire protection, rescue operations, and hazardous materials response to approximately 420 square miles of area located outside the city limits of Brunswick and Jekyll Island. GCFD operates eight fire stations including three on St. Simons Island and five on the mainland. In addition GCFD has an emergency squad stationed at the Brunswick Fire Department Headquarters Station. The Department operates seven full-time advanced life support squads, nine fire engines, two aerials, one airport crash fire truck, and two quick response mini-pumpers.

The Fire Chief reports to the Public Safety Director and leads an organization consisting of 135 personnel of which 130 are certified firefighter positions. The Department’s FY 15/16 budget is $10,830,348. The County has a Class 3 ISO rating.

Requirements include education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited school and significant, increasingly responsible local government fire suppression/prevention and EMS experience, including at least nine years of management level experience gained in a department of comparable size and complexity. Must be a skilled leader and an outcome focused manager with excellent interpersonal skills, a strong customer service orientation and have unimpeachable integrity. Must have or be willing and able to quickly obtain a Georgia Fire Fighter certification. A video which provides more insight into Glynn County and this position is available at You are also invited to visit the County’s website at

Beginning salary is negotiable to the upper $90's DOQ.

The position will remain open until filled. First review of resumes is scheduled September 4, 2015. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit (prefer email) your cover letter and resume with current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848


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