Suwannee County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for


This fulltime position with the Suwannee County Fire Rescue Department will administer, plan, direct and control all aspects of the fire rescue department including administration, fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical services and fiscal management of the department. The position serves as the Chief & Commander of the fire rescue department and has the rank of Fire Chief. The primary focus of this position is management of the department and serves under the direction of the County Administrator. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the County Administrator and the Commissioners; performs related duties, as required.

Graduation from a standard high school. Trained, experienced qualified to drive emergency response apparatus, maintain and must have the appropriate class of Florida Driver’s License. Current Firefighter Certificate of Compliance from Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Certification from an accredited college or university as a certified paramedic. Must have 10 years professional Firefighting and Paramedic experience, including a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience. Computer skills are desired. The salary range for this position is $90,000 -$105,000, depending on qualifications and experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Applications are available online at, Suwannee County Building Department, 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL  32064, (386) 364-3407 or Suwannee County Administration, 13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060, (386) 364-3400. This position will remain open till filled. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, handicap status, income status, or family status. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment, failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year.

EE/AA/V/D                                                                                          4/17/24 & 4/24/24