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 VDFP Agency vacancies

None at this time.

Current Fire Services position openings

Firefighter / EMT

Augusta County Fire-Rescue

Salary: $34,090 – $35,814 upon OMD release

Job Closing Date: 06/12/2020

Job Description

Attends training courses in fire suppression (NFPA 1001), emergency medical technician (NREMT), hazardous materials (NFPA 1072/472), and other programs as part of the recruit academy. Shall successfully complete each program prior to graduation. Upon graduation shall complete field training programs as required in the core essential areas. Recruit training shall require approximately 12 months to complete. Performs responsible protective emergency service work in fire suppression, EMS treatment and transport, rescue, hazardous materials, and fire prevention activities; does related work as required. Work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves an element of personal danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.

Job Qualifications

General knowledge regarding utilization of equipment, apparatus, and techniques required in providing for public safety in regards to fire, EMS events, natural and/or manmade disasters, inclusive of but not limited to; equipment operation, maintenance techniques, procedures and mechanics as applied to fire suppression, emergency medical services, and control of hazardous substances, thorough knowledge of the street system, major buildings, and physical layout of the County; ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Must meet and maintain minimum qualifications for position as established by the Department and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Additional Information 

Completed applications are due not later than COB on June 12, 2020. Applicants are required to register (June 12, 2020) and attend the Regional Firefighter Testing on June 27, 2020 to be considered for employment.

Regional Recruit Academy is anticipated starting in August 2020. No prior experience or training required. Successful candidates who attend and complete the Academy will receive Firefighter I & II, NREMT, Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC III, and NIMS.

Candidates with NFPA or NREMT training are encouraged to apply.


Director of Fire and Emergency Medical Services

County of Prince George
Salary: $96,098 – $158,562/yearly 
Job Closing Date: Continuous 

Job Description

The Prince George County Department of Fire and EMS is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. This position will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operation of the Fire and EMS employees and Department Volunteers within the coordinated emergency response system. The Fire and EMS Director plans and organizes the overall role in the delivery of fire suppression, emergency medical services and other emergency services for the County within an integrated County system as provided by State law. The Director manages emergency planning for all man-made and natural disasters and coordinates disaster and hazardous materials responses.

Job Qualifications

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the department and extensive experience in fire, emergency services and/or emergency medical services, with a minimum of five (5) years in a leadership position in Fire & EMS.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fire, EMS, emergency management and disaster planning management
  • Extensive knowledge of laws and regulations controlling fire, EMS and emergency management
  • Proven management and administrative skills; ability to lead, direct and manage the activities of volunteer and career personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with volunteers, career personnel, government officials and the public
  • Ability to prepare technical and informative reports and present complex information to varied audiences
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in emergency situations.

Additional Information

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must possess certifications for ALS, EMT – Intermediate or higher, (paramedic certification is preferred), Fire Officer II or higher, Fire Instructor II or higher, Hazmat Operations and EVOC 3 or higher. Executive Fire Officer (EFO) certification is preferred.
To be considered for this position, applicants must fill out a County application which can be completed online. For additional information, please call (804) 722-8669. EOE.


An Equal Opportunity Employer