LEAD FIREFIGHTER – The City of Southport has an opening in the Fire Department.

The Firefighter is a full-time permanent position in the Fire Department. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Fulltime Assistant Fire Chief.

The person in this position is supervised daily regarding briefings and task assignments. The person in this position works autonomously, conferring daily with his/her immediate supervisor. The person in this position works 12 hour shifts, also working two to three times a month attending various training/business meetings of the department held in the evenings. Employee will be expected to lead by example, and supervises fulltime firefighter positions, and assists with overseeing volunteers on shift.

The position is an essential employee in the time of emergency situations or times of disaster, or at the Fire Chief’s discretion. The employee will perform duties for the Southport Fire Department as related to functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency medical and other emergency services; and other tasks or duties as assigned by superiors.  The full duties and responsibilities of this position are on file, will be given upon request.

High School diploma or GED is required and experience in firefighting is preferred. Must possess a valid NC driver’s license, and receive and maintain a CPR certification.

Annual starting salary is 32,200.00 plus full benefits with retirement and health insurance.  Applications are available at the Southport Fire Headquarters 1011 North Howe Street or by clicking here.

Applications can be turned in to the attention of the Fire Chief, Southport Fire Department, P O Box 10608 Southport, NC 28461 or dropped off at Fire Headquarters.

Closing date to receive applications Friday, August 16, 2019 2:00 pm.

Lead Firefighter Job Description