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

HR Administration Program Coordinator

Salary: $40,000 – $55,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Job Closing Date: 1/11/21

Job Description

This position will primarily be responsible for coordinating the agency’s recruitment/selection activities; coordinating the on-boarding and orientation of new full-time, part-time and contract staff; and serving as the agency’s time, leave, and attendance coordinator.

Specifically, the HR Administration Program Coordinator will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Preparing and securing approvals for all documents to initiate the recruitment/selection process for all agency job vacancies
  • Consulting with hiring managers to make updates/edits to Employee Work Profiles (EWP) and job announcements as needed before jobs are posted
  • Assisting with the screening of job applicants; scheduling interviews;
  • Providing customer service and information to applicants, assisting with developing interview questions; managing and compiling recruitment files/records, EWP/evaluation documents, and similar documents;
  • Assisting with the preparation and submission of pay action worksheets for approval (PAW’s).
  • Responsible for scheduling and conducting new employee orientation at the agency level to include assisting new employees in the completion of hiring documents, collecting new employee forms for submission as well as reviewing identification documents for I-9 verification/E-verify processing
  • Assisting with acquiring new employee work space, system access, and supplies needed on or before the first day of employment.
  • Responsible for agency time, leave, attendance administration to include: setting up new employee TAL profiles and making updates to employee TAL balances as needed
  • Assisting managers with TAL leave administrations as needed
  • Managing the agency TAL Leave liability report
  • Assisting managers with completing injury reports; and assisting with managing Virginia Sickness & Disability Program (VSDP) Short Term Disability and Worker’s Compensation claims.
  • This position also provides administrative support to the Administration Manager (AM) and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) as needed, and works very closely with the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) Shared Services Center.

Minimum Qualifications

A work history which demonstrates considerable knowledge and experience interpreting and applying the Commonwealth’s HR policies, practices, and procedures related to recruitment, hiring, and selection.
  • Knowledge and experience managing the recruitment and selection process utilizing the Recruitment Management Systems (RMS), experience using the Personnel Management Information System (PMIS) to view or enter transactions, and experience accessing reports from the HuRman system.
  • A work history which demonstrates considerable experience screening applicants, participating in the interview process to select employees for hire, as well as some experience conducting new employee orientation/onboarding.
  • A work history which demonstrates knowledge and experience providing administrative support for timesheet and leave processing.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to create spreadsheets to compile data and information.
  • A work history which demonstrates considerable experience managing and compiling electronic and physical records for recruitment files, EWP’s, evaluations or similar documents.
  • Considerable experience, which demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate verbally to provide customer service, technical assistance, and training to employees; and previous work experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate in writing to formulate grammatically correct job announcements, interview questions and presentations.

Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VMFA) Chief

Salary: $75,000 – $95,000

Job Closing Date: 1/13/21

Job Description

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs is seeking a motivated, highly qualified candidate to serve as Virginia Fire
Marshal Academy (VFMA) Chief. The VFMA Chief will plan, provide oversight, and manage all aspects of training related
to the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy. This position is responsible for directing all programmatic, budget (approximately
$1,000,000), personnel and operational activities within the program. Responsible for providing overall supervision of the
training activities to include, but not limited to, the administrative and adjunct/instructor staff. Serve as subject matter
expert (SME) and Agency point of contact responsible for establishing and maintaining effective partnerships and
serving as a liaison to local jurisdictions and regional, state, Federal, and non-government organizations within the state.
This position has a Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST) assignment and is designated as essential
personnel.  Provides support during an emergency incident either within the Virginia Emergency Operations Center
(VEOC), in a field assignment or in support recovery operations. Maintains 24/7/365 situational awareness throughout
the state. Employees may be required to work during emergency situations, such as inclement weather and natural or
man-made disasters/events as directed. This may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official
duty station, and may also include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official Employee Work Profile/job

Current Fire Services position openings

Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician (Certified)

Augusta County Fire-Rescue
Salary: $35,814 to $37,626 (Starting Range)
Job Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Firefighter/Credentialed EMS Provider

Carroll County
Job Closing Date: open until filled

Firefighter/EMT (Certified)

King George County
Salary: $38,482 – $63,496
Job Closing Date: Continuous 

Fire / Rescue Technician Level 1 & 2 (Certified)

King George County
Salary: $41,561 – $68,576 (FR Tech 1 – 213) / $44,886 – $74,062 (FR Tech 2 – 214)
Job Closing Date: Continuous

Fire Chief

Norfolk Airport Authority 
Salary: $52.8187 per hour, $109,862.83 annual
Job Closing Date: Continuous

Director of Fire and Emergency Medical Services

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


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