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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.

Emergency Medical Technician - Paul D. Camp Community College

Title Emergency Medical Technician
Organization Paul D. Camp Community College
Salary Range $613 to $1,046 per credit hour depending upon experience
Closing Date 01/16/2015

Seeking adjunct faculty to teach daytime, evening and weekend EMS courses at the Franklin campus.


Minimum Qualifications: Current National or State of Virginia Registry certification or Commonwealth of Virginia Certification at EMT level. Minimum of two years' full time work experience or equivalent in EMS. Current certification as a Virginia EMS Education Coordinator. Preferred Qualifications: Associate's Degree in EMS along with Current National Registry Certification at EMT-paramedic level. Recent teaching experience at a community college. Experience in the use of instructional technology.

Additional Information

Application Instructions For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, a current resume, unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees, any other relevant coursework or certifications, and a completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment. Interested candidates should apply on-line through the Commonwealth of Virginia's Recruitment Management System by going to Or Contact Gerald Griffith at 757-569-6732 or at


Gerald Griffith

Probationary EMT/Firefighter - City of Winchester

Title Probationary EMT/Firefighter
Organization City of Winchester
Salary Range $36,524.80
Closing Date 01/02/2015

The City of Winchester is accepting applications for Pro-bationary EMT/Firefighter and will be administering a pro-cess to establish an eligibility list.


To Qualify, applicants must have:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid EMT Certification
  • Firefighter I (NFPA 1001)
  • Hazmat Awareness (NFPA 472)

Additional Information

Applicants meeting the qualifications above will receive notification with fur-ther instructions about the testing process.
Starting Salary: $36,524.80/yr, plus benefits package.
Employees new to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) must contribute 5% of their annual salary.
Additional ALS Incentive: Offered for existing VA EMT/NREMT –Intermediate ($6,000) or VA EMT/NREMT - Paramedic ($7,000).
In addition, must have current certification in ACLS, ITLS and PALS to receive this incentive.
Upon hire, 50% will be added to the annual salary once Virginia reci-procity has been obtained (if applicable), and the remaining 50% will be add-ed after being cleared operationally.
Apply online at:
Electronic copies of certifications must be uploaded and attached when making online application or no further consideration will be made.
A Physical Ability Test practice day will be held on January 12, 2015.
The Written/Physical Ability Test will be held on February 5, 2015.
We are an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer.
On-line applications accepted until 5:00 pm January 2, 2015


Medic - County of Spotsylvania

Title Medic
Organization County of Spotsylvania
Salary Range $39,798
Closing Date 12/19/2014

Performs emergency response work involving emergency medical care, emergency rescue, specialized rescue, and/or operating associated equipment and apparatus; trains in the methods and techniques of emergency response and use of equipment/apparatus; inspects and maintains equipment; performs various maintenance and custodial duties at the assigned station.


HS/GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in emergency medical technician programs, one (1) year of advanced previous experience and/or emergency medical care training; or any equivalent combination of education/experience. Required to possess and maintain a valid CPR, EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Intermediate, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent certifications, and a valid driver’s license or recognized equivalent(s) with appropriate endorsement(s). Ability to successfully obtain and maintain International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certifications within 12 months of employment. Additionally, ability to successfully obtain and maintain VDFP Firefighter I, Mayday Operations, and EVOC, if offered. Medic applicants are required to be indorsed to practice at the intermediate or paramedic level by their Operational Medical Director in accordance with the guidelines established by a FREM approved regional EMS Counsel within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Preference may be given to applicants with VDFP Firefighter I. Employee is eligible to receive an annual ALS stipend ($42,798) upon being released to practice as an ALS provider by the County.

Additional Information

The County subscribes to the current edition of National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1582 medical guidelines and applies these guidelines.

Applications must be completed on-line at


Romona Sturm

EMT - Patient Transport Medic - Newport News / Gloucester / Williamsburg

Title EMT - Patient Transport Medic - Newport News / Gloucester / Williamsburg
Organization Riverside Health System
Salary Range Competitive
Closing Date 12/31/2014

Riverside Health System is a major provider of health and quality of life services in Virginia, an area noted for its wealth of scenic, beaches, recreational, festival, cultural and educational opportunities. We have been a vibrant part of the communities we serve for nearly a century and are a National Employer of Choice for more than 9,500 team members. The people who make up the Riverside family are bound by the shared mission which is to care for others as we would care for those we love – to enhance their well-being and improve their health. Riverside was recently awarded the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Health and Wellbeing Award. This award is in recognition of Riverside’s Employee Health and Wellbeing Initiatives. Come join the Riverside family where you too can make a difference in the lives of others. We are seeking dynamic Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician professionals to join our team! Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia has been ranked as the top hospital on the Peninsula and # 2 in the Hampton Roads area by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals ranking due to the skill and dedication of the physicians and nursing team members shown to every patient. For more information please visit

The Patient Transport Medic at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia works under the supervision of the department manager and supervisor and the online medical director. Is responsible for providing quality care in transporting patients to/from Riverside Regional Medical Center or to/from other outlying facilities not requiring 911 assistance. In addition, must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to age of the patient served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Must also possess the ability to collect data reflective of the patient's status and assist with the interpretation of appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to age specific needs as describes in the departmental policy and procedure guide. Must be a confident leader who can accept the challenge and responsibility entailed. Must be able to function independently to high level of care within a structured environment that is constantly changing. HOURS: Full Time, Rotating Shifts Monday through Friday


EDUCATION: Successful completion of paramedic or EMT-I training course and maintains a Virginia or National Registry Certification. Education verification of High School Diploma or GED.

LICENSURE: EMT-I or Paramedic Virginia or National Registry Certification. Current valid driver's license and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained employment. CPR Required. Emergency Vehicle Operations Certification required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year of field experience required.

Additional Information

Apply online


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Last Updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014