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Fire Service Career Opportunities

Below you will find Career Opportunities throughout the Fire Service in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All listings will be posted for a maximum of 30 days unless a designated deadline is defined within the text.

Public Safety Analyst II - Virginia Beach Fire Department

Title Public Safety Analyst II
Organization Virginia Beach Fire Department
Salary Range $49,442 - $74,164
Closing Date 9/26/2014

Job Summary: This position will support the Office of Emergency Management’s mission of advancing a comprehensive emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. This is a responsible planning position that requires the applicant to demonstrate sound research and analysis skills, and the effective communication skills necessary to generate emergency plans and procedures. This position is part of the overall Incident Management Team of the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is part of the emergency management process. Individual will represent the Office of Emergency Management to a wide range of stakeholders involved in emergency management issues across the region. The individual performs duties under the limited supervision of the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. This is a position which requires initiative, independent action, and decision making. Job Duties: Plans, organizes, and coordinates diverse projects and programs to provide effective City Emergency Management and disaster relief. Works with City, state, and federal officials, the business community, and other community leaders to develop local emergency plans. Plans and conducts exercises designed to test adequacy and effectiveness of emergency management planning. Develops and presents comprehensive public education training as needed. Organizes community meetings, interdepartmental meetings, and regional meetings as needed. Designs, implements, manages, and evaluates diverse projects and programs to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of public safety services; represents the department on various committees and teams; assists in managing the department’s web page content; engages in planning and forecasting; supervises subordinate clerical and professional personnel as required. Develops, researches, and prepares grant applications.


Minimum Requirements: Requires any combination of education above the high school level and/or experience equivalent to seven (7) years in fields such as emergency services, computer science, business administration, or public administration. Preferences: Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning or related field from an accredited college or university. Master’s Degree in a related field. Experience in emergency planning; EOC operations; exercise administration; presentations; emergency volunteer programs; and training. Experience in the evaluation and development of emergency plans and procedures. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and abilities. Strong working knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal agencies involved in emergency response. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) desirable. Experience working with computer applications in support of emergency management goals.

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Special Requirements: This is an Alpha I position, and is exempt from overtime. During City emergency situations, must be available 24/7 to support activation of the Emergency Operations Center. Must work successfully under the pressure and stress of emergency work. May require working beyond a standard 40-hour workweek, including evenings and weekends. May require an on call status. Some travel required. Must have reliable transportation. Application Dates: 9/12 – 9/26/2014. Apply online at The City of Virginia Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Christia M. Webb

Emergency Operations Planner - Newport News Fire Department - Division of Emergency Mgt.

Title Emergency Operations Planner
Organization Newport News Fire Department - Division of Emergency Mgt.
Salary Range $42,016.00 - $74,800.00
Closing Date 09/17/2014

Responsible for assisting in the research, development, maintenance, and analysis of the City's emergency preparedness plans and related grant programs to predict and mitigate impacts on infrastructures and population from natural, technological and man-made disasters.


Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Emergency Management or a related field and 5 years of related experience in emergency management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess certifications for National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) courses IS-100, 200, 300, 700, and 800, or equivalent certifications. Must obtain IS-400 or equivalent certification within one year of employment in this position. Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Professional Development Series and Advanced Professional Series certifications are preferred

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George Glazner

Last Updated: Monday, September 15, 2014