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


Current Fire Services position openings

Fire Chief

Hailey, Idaho
Salary: $120,000 – $145,000 DOQ
Job Close Date: September 8, 2019

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Fire Chief provides creative and strong strategic leadership to a combination of fulltime and paidcall members with the ability to fully implement best practices for the safe deployment of fire and EMS resources, as well as emergency management issues related to the Fire District.

Assistant Fire Chief

Town of Wytheville, VA
Salary: DOQ
Job Close Date: October 10, 2019

Job Description

Applications will be received by the Human Resources Manager of the Town of Wytheville, for the position of full-time Assistant Fire Chief. Desired Qualifications: In addition to Town of Wytheville standards, applicants must have 10 years increasing responsibility in an organized Fire & EMS Department, minimum certifications in Officer 2, Instructor 2, EMT-Basic, High School Diploma with 60 hours of college credits. Considerable knowledge of modern fire suppression, community service and emergency medical services. Working knowledge of Standard Operating Guidelines, rules and regulations pertaining to Fire & EMS regulations. Proposed starting salary: $39,192 – $63,192. Application packets must include a completed and signed application, cover letter, resume and three letters of reference. Please read, sign and have a witness sign the Understanding of NFPA 1582 Form. The Town of Wytheville Human Resources Department located in the Town Municipal Building at 150 E. Monroe Street, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications will be received until position is filled. The Town of Wytheville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 10 years of increasing responsible command and supervisory experience in an organized Fire Department
  • Certifications (minimum): EMT, FF2, Officer 2, Instructor 2, EVOC, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
  • High School Diploma with at least 60 hours of college credits


Firefighter (Full Time)

Firefighter (Part Time)

City of Harrisonburg, VA
Salary: $38,556.44 – $44,344.04
Job Close Date: September 19, 2019

Job Description

HFD operates in a team environment with a mission to enhance the quality of life for the community by protecting their health, safety and welfare through fire suppression, emergency medical services, prevention and public education.
Physical Requirements: This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 75 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne and airborne pathogens and will be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a Firefighter position:

  • 18 years of age by date of hire,
  • High School graduate (or equivalent), and
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion (both written test and physical agility test) of the Regional Firefighter Testing,
  • Currently employed as a Career (full-time) Firefighter by one of the four local jurisdictions listed below, or
  • Currently a Career (full-time) Firefighter with another fire agency.

An original, valid Regional Firefighter testing certificate, if applicable, must be submitted with the City application to be considered for an available position. Career Firefighters in the City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, Augusta County, and Rockingham County are eligible to apply without taking the Regional Firefighter Test.

Career Firefighters who are not employed by one of the four jurisdictions listed above are also eligible without taking the Regional Firefighter Test. If hired, the individual must successfully complete the Regional Firefighter Testing (both written test and physical agility test) at the next scheduled test date, no later than 12 months from hire date.

The following certifications are required: Virginia Firefighter II, EMT and Hazardous Materials Operations, or a VA-recognized equivalency. Applicants hired into this position must become a released Engine Driver/Operator and be proficiently advanced to a Firefighter II position in accordance with the corresponding position description within one year of employment. Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV Motor Vehicle check and must complete a satisfactory criminal background check, medical evaluation and drug screening.


VFCA Professional Development Chair
Virginia Fire Chiefs Association
Salary: Contract; paid a flat fee for services rendered, based upon experience
Job Close Date: September 11, 2019

Job Description

The Chair of the Professional Development Committee reports to the VFCA Executive Director.  This position is responsible to lead the Professional Development Committee and to coordinate the educational opportunities offered by the VFCA to include the Annual Virginia Fire Rescue Conference, Summits, and other educational sessions provided by the Association. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to

Job responsibilities:

  • Develops agenda, schedules PD meetings to include annual Kickoff meeting in April of each year and second meeting in August/September timeframe. Will schedule additional meetings as needed to accomplish goals and priorities of committee.
  • Attends and participates in the Conference Planning Committee CPC) meetings. Works with CPC to recommend attendee fees, conference theme and address big picture issues.
  • Assists the VFCA ED as requested in preparation, submittal and finalization of conference grant paperwork.
  • Draft and distribute “Call for Presentation” letters to appropriate contacts to include VDFP, OEMS, VDEM, IAFC, and other avenues that will help ensure a wide array of educational proposals.
  • Develop associated PD budget request related to committee work and the annual conference and provide to VFCA ED.
  • Receives all educational proposals related to annual conference. Responsible to develop a listing of all programs to include Draft Bios and Course Descriptions and share this information with members of PD committee in advance of first meeting. Develop a first draft of the PD educational program.
  • Will make contact with selected presenters to reaffirm proposals and is responsible to negotiate fees with the intent to keep costs at a minimum while ensuring the best and highest quality educational conference. Also responsible to review contracts and share concerns with VFCA ED. Prepare and arrange speaker travel and/or airfare. Prepare and mail letters to selected presenters. Finalize the course descriptions and presenter Bios and submit to conference planner.
  • Gather, submit, review and approve speaker invoices and send to Treasurer for payment. Make sure W-9’s are completed. Serves as liaison between speaker and treasurer for payment issues that may arise.
  • Prepare session agenda outline for Conference Planner.
  • Work with conference planner to evaluate attendance in programs to ensure the classrooms are adequate for registered attendees.
  • Prepare and set room assignments and setups.
  • Provide presenter information to AV team.
  • Review and proof program material related to PD Committee. Write two PD related articles for Commonwealth Chief.
  • Serve as liaison between state agencies and PD committee.
  • Attends the conference and addresses issues as they may arise in area of responsibility.
  • Manage OEMS/CEU Program details and VFCA certificate program details (pre/during and post conference).
  • Coordinate speaker introductions.
  • Enter speaker information into VFRC registration system.
  • Prepare PD and staff lodging sheet and coordinate with conference planner.
  • Prepare airline lists for transportation.
  • Gather and submit AV needs and share it with conference planner and AV team
  • Review conference app for content accuracy as it relates to PD areas of responsibility.
  • Provide survey information to conference planner related to PD programs. Review and analyze the survey results related to PD programs.
  • Coordinates with respective VFCA Officers in planning and coordination of Chiefs Summit, Company Officers Summit and the Sound the Alarm Summit.
  • Coordinates other related training sessions offered and delivered by the VFCA.
  • Assists as needed with the Virginia Fire Officers Academy and Virginia Chief Officers Academy to ensure an effective and efficient program deliveries.
  • Performs other related tasks as may be required as it relates to educations opportunities offered by the VFCA.


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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An Equal Opportunity Employer