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.

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Current Fire Services position openings

Recruitment & Retention Coordinator 

West Point Volunteer Fire Department

Salary: $16/hr 

Job Close Date: 02/20/2020

General Description

The West Point Volunteer Fire Department is seeking a candidate for a temporary, part-time Recruitment & Retention Coordinator (RRC). The position is based on a contract, funded by a federal grant, which is renewed annually until the end of the grant. The West Point Volunteer Fire Department protects 4500 citizens in the Town of West Point and the surrounding communities through a combination of volunteer and part-time members. The RRC performs volunteer recruitment and retention duties. Pay for the position is $16 per hour with an average of 20 hours per week. This position has no benefits and no leave associated. The RRC will have a flexible schedule and work location subject to the needs of the position. The RRC will report directly to the chair of the membership committee and will work with the committee on a regular basis. A computer with the necessary software, a phone, a monthly stipend of $30 for internet, department logo wear, and the necessary office supplies will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Must be a high school graduate or have equivalent GED certificate
• Must have public speaking skills
• Must have good people skills
• Must have good computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office applications
• Must have excellent organizational skills
• Must be proficient in social media applications
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Must have possessed driver’s license for at least three years at the time of appointment.
• Must be able to perform mental and physical tasks pursuant to essential function of the position.
• Must be able to pass an in-depth background check

Preferred Qualifications

• Education and experience in the customer service field
• Education and experience in volunteer recruitment
• Experience in sales
• Experience in interviewing
• Experience as a volunteer in a volunteer or combination fire and/or EMS department
• Experience and certification as an EMT
• Experience and certification as a firefighter
• Experience and education in human resources and benefits programs
• Experience in grant writing

Fire Chief

City of Harrisonburg
Salary: $87,131.20 – $113,089.60
Job Close Date: 03/06/2020

General Description 

The City of Harrisonburg is seeking an experienced professional with proven leadership abilities to strengthen and maintain a focused team of paid firefighters and oversee the management and operations of the City of Harrisonburg Fire Department. The position, hired by and reporting to the City Manager, will ensure the department carries out the City’s values, including progressive innovation, productive communication, winning teamwork, trusted service, and valued employees. The Chief serves as the Coordinator of Emergency Services, Fire Marshall, Fire Official, and Hazardous Materials Officer. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all Fire Department operations; managing a $9+ million budget; managing personnel and public information; and coordinating fire activities with other agencies, City officials, and the City Manager.

Minimum Qualifications 

Successful candidates must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree with coursework in fire science, fire administration, business administration, or related field and extensive progressive administrative experience of a wide and progressively responsible nature in the fire services industry, including considerable supervisory experience in a career fire department.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
  • Certification as a Fire Officer IV.
  • A valid driver’s license.

A master’s degree and graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program are preferred qualifications but not required.

Physical Requirements:

  • This is generally light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects and some medium work requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force occasionally
  • Work requires standing, and walking; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels
  • Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, 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, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions.

Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a driving record history review and must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, and drug screen.

 

Firefighter

James City County
Salary: $41,428-$51,503 or higher DOQ
Job Close Date: 02/14/2020

General Description 

The Fire Department has four Firefighter career ladder levels. Candidates may start above Firefighter I career ladder if education, training and practical experience merit. Firefighters possessing Intermediate and Paramedic certifications are eligible for $3,000 and $6,000 additional pay, respectively, regardless of career ladder level. Tuition assistance for job-related college courses is available, up to $5250 per year.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • No automatic disqualifiers are met
  • Satisfactory results of post-conditional offer assessments including extensive background investigation, polygraph exam, criminal history/sex offender check, credential check, driving record check, physical exam, and drug screening

Preferred Qualifications

  • Virginia or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate or Paramedic
  • Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy or Tidewater Regional Fire Academy graduate or equivalent
  • College degree and/or military experience

 

Firefighter/Medic

City of Franklin
Salary: EMT-I $43,000 / EMT-P $51,855
Job Close Date: Until Filled

Physical Requirements
Firefighter/Medic must have the agility and physical strength to do prolonged and arduous work under
adverse conditions. This includes but is not limited to the ability to lift, move, and maintain position
on items (e.g. charged hoses) up to 90 pounds; push objects up to 25 pounds; pull objects from 25
to 50 pounds, and lift or pull victims weighing more than 150 pounds.

General Eligibility Requirements (must be met as of date of application closing date):

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally eligible to be employed
  • Must agree to sign a No Tobacco Use Agreement, which prevents an individual from using any tobacco products at any time, on or off duty, while employed by the City
  • Must meet the medical requirements set forth in NFPA 1582, Chapter 6: Medical Evaluations of Candidates.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic)
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC)

 

Firefighter/Medic (Part Time)

City of Franklin
Salary: EMT-B $16.50 / AEMT $17.50 / EMT-P $21.50 / EMT-I $19.50
Job Close Date: Until Filled

Physical Requirements
Firefighters/Medic must have the agility and physical strength to do prolonged and arduous work under
adverse conditions. This includes but is not limited to the ability to lift, move, and maintain position
on items (e.g. charged hoses) up to 90 pounds; push objects up to 25 pounds; pull objects from 25
to 50 pounds, and lift or pull victims weighing more than 150 pounds.

General Eligibility Requirements (must be met as of date of application closing date):

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally eligible to be employed.
  • Must agree to sign a No Tobacco Use Agreement, which prevents an individual from using any tobacco products at any time, on or off duty, while employed by the City.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic, AEMT, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic)
  • Intermediates and Paramedics are required to have Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Firefighter I
  • Hazardous Materials – Awareness
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC)

Preferred Requirements

  • Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials – Operations

Firefighter/EMT

Augusta County Fire-Rescue
Salary: $35,111 – $54,573
Job Close Date: open until filled

Job Description

Augusta County Fire-Rescue is seeking individuals who are public servants, highly motivated, professional, and team-oriented, to serve the citizens of Augusta County as Firefighter/EMT providers. We invite you to join a growing organization that operates under the High Performance Organization (HPO) model, striving to develop personnel, operate under a core set of values including Integrity, Continuous Improvement, Rewards, and Communication.

This position will perform fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazardous material mitigation, specialty rescue, fire prevention, and other work as required. Augusta County Fire-Rescue is a customer service driven organization that strives for excellence in all services it provides.

Augusta County Fire-Rescue is a combination department that covers 967 square miles with a population of 75,144. There are four County-owned stations. We support the County-wide volunteer emergency response system and provide career staffing in nine volunteer stations. We have two shifts, a 24/48 and a 12 hour Monday-Friday work schedule.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a valid Va. Driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, a good driving record, must be computer literate and have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. The applicant shall be Virginia EMT Certified or NREMT, Firefighter II, EVOC 3, Hazardous Materials Operations, and be able to pass Regional and/or ACFR Firefighter physical agility test (or currently employed in a similar position).

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced Life Support or Ability to Obtain Advanced Life Support, Driver Pumper Operations, Driver Aerial Operations, and Vehicle Extrication.

Additional Information

Employment contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check, drug test, and a department physical exam based on the NFPA 1582 Standard initially and yearly thereafter. Applications can be obtained from our website at www.co.augusta.va.us. Completed County application with the following attachments: copies of training certifications and/or transcripts (must meet Virginia Reciprocity requirements if applicable) and current DMV Driver History Report. This application period will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


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