Job Opportunities

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs offers this service to qualifying Fire Departments throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia at no charge to the locality. All listings will be posted for a maximum of 30 days unless a designated deadline is defined within the text. Also, as openings become available within the agency for general public application, those positions will be advertised through this site.

Fill out our form to submit a career opportunity for posting on our site. Only Fire Service related career opportunities will be considered for posting.

Current VDFP Agency vacancies

State Fire Marshal
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Salary: Commensurate
Job Close Date: July 30, 2019

Job Description: 

The Virginia Department of fire Programs is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as State Fire Marshal to serve as the subject matter expert and fire prevention and protection advocate for the Commonwealth, nationally and throughout the state and to provide leadership statewide on fire prevention safety and fire protection issues, to promote uniformity of code application statewide, and to organize, direct, and control the management [within the context of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) and Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (VSFPC)] of the following inspection and enforcement programs through the Headquarters and Regional State Fire Marshal’s Offices: the VSFPC Inspection and enforcement program, VUSBC for State buildings, Life Safety Code for Health Care Facilities, Home for Adults Inspection Program, and Explosives and Fireworks Programs for the primary purpose of ensuring the safety of the Virginia’s residents and workforce.


Current Fire Services position openings

Fire & Rescue System Chief
Prince William County Government
Salary: $115,564.00 – 205,475.00, annually
Job Close Date: August 9, 2019

Job Description: 

Prince William County Government in Virginia is currently seeking qualified candidates for our Fire and Rescue System Chief career opportunity. Prince William County’s Fire and Rescue System is comprised of a combination of career and volunteer firefighters. Collectively, these organizations work together to provide high quality and efficient firefighting and emergency medical services.

As our next Fire and Rescue (F&R) System Chief, you will be afforded the exciting opportunity to lead over 700 civilian and uniformed staff and 600 volunteers. The F&R System Chief is responsible for developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures; supervising all operational and administrative matters; preparing and implementing and an annual $167 million dollar budget and participating in civic programs, disaster preparedness activities, and fire and injury prevention and safety campaigns.

The Prince William County Fire and Rescue System offers exceptional paid EMS training opportunities for both initial and continued education. As one of two accredited, fire-based paramedic programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we offer our staff the opportunity to take an intensive 49-week Paramedic program in-house. Our 13,000sqft. training facility opened in 2003 as the first indoor space in the United States dedicated to preparing candidates for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).

Prince William County Government is an organization where elected leaders, staff, individuals, families and business work together to make Prince William County a community of choice. We do the right thing for the customer and the community every time. We are a learning organization, and we rely on our leadership at all levels to achieve our vision. We offer competitive wages, attractive benefits and Virginia State Retirement.


Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or Business Administration, supplemented by specialized relevant training; and 5-7 years of experience with State or local government fire and rescue services; and 3-5 years in a supervisory and administrative capacity.

Additional Information:

Prince William County Personnel Policy requires the selected candidate to reside in Prince William County following appointment.

Fire & Rescue Requirement:
Effective October 2012, mandated by the Virginia State Board of Health 12VAC5-31-540, VA EMS Regulations require a criminal background check conducted by the Central Crime Records Exchange and the National Crime Information Center via Virginia State Police; and a driving record transcript from the individual’s state Department of Motor Vehicles.


Firefighter / EMT / AEMT / EMTP
Augusta County Fire-Rescue
: Firefighter / EMT – $35,111; Firefighter / AEMT – $36,888*; Firefighter / EMTP – $42,133*
Anticipated Recruit Academy Beginning August 2019

Job Description

Augusta County Fire-Rescue is a combination system responding from 17 stations protecting Virginia’s second largest county. We have an authorized level of 105 FTE’s, plus part-time personnel. Career personnel staff 13 of the 17 stations. We respond to over 16,000 requests for assistance annually.

We offer both 24-hour and Monday to Friday day shift assignments. ACFR team members typically staff engine and BLS/ALS units throughout our combination system. Additionally, two central county stations also staff truck and heavy squad companies.

ACFR utilizes a tiered pre-hospital EMS system of EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and EMT Paramedics. Our high performance model is developing a critical care team of Paramedics that respond on high priority emergencies. ACFR offers incentive pay for Advanced EMT and EMT Paramedic qualified candidates upon successful completion of our preceptor program and release by the Operational Medical Director*.

Firefighter / EMT – $35,111
Firefighter / AEMT – $36,888*
Firefighter / EMTP – $42,133*

Augusta County is a participating agency with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s (VDEM) Region 2 Technical Rescue Team and Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team. All ACFR personnel are afforded training and career development opportunities to participate with these regional response teams.

Augusta County offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a comprehensive medical program and VRS retirement. Applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check, NFPA 1982 physical, & drug test. Submit a completed application with the following attachments no later than close of business on Friday, May 17, 2019 – resume, cover letter, fire / EMS credentials, and a copy of current DMV Driver History Report. Applications can be downloaded from the Augusta County Human Resources website at the following link:

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department


The Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department is a modern, fast paced, suburban/rural volunteer fire department that provides fire suppression services, community risk reduction education, rescue services and basic and advanced life support treatment and transport services within Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

  • FREE training
    • Uniforms and equipment
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Experience of a lifetime
  • Live in opportunities

Check us out at our monthly Business meeting held on last Thursday of each month.

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