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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.

Fire Chief - City of Martinsville

Title Fire Chief
Organization City of Martinsville
Salary $Min Salary $80,493 DOQ
Closing Date

The City of Martinsville, VA is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Fire Chief. Martinsville is located 40 miles north of Greensboro, NC and 50 miles south of Roanoke, VA. Duties involve assessing and determining fire, EMS, emergency service, inspection division, and community needs and effectively implementing department policy in a fiscally responsible manner to meet such needs. The Fire Chief is responsible for implementing programs for career development and employee succession. The Fire Chief will be responsible for creating and implementing a diversity and inclusion initiative within the department.


Should have Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, EMT, Fire Officer III certifications. Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred. Ten years experience in Fire/EMS with progressively increasing responsibility including 5 years supervisory/managerial experience or any combination of experience, training, and education.

Additional Information

Possession of appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Certification in an approved Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course (EVOC). Completion of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute – Professional Development Series within 12 months of appointment. Fire Officer III certification required within 18 months of appointment. Enrolled in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program within 2 years of appointment and successful completion, including applied research projects, of the program within 6 years of appointment. A required city application must be completed online by visiting the City’s website at www.martinsville-va.gov. Open until filled. EOE. Women & Minorities are encouraged to apply.


Contact: Human Resources
Telephone: 276-403-5181
E-mail: hr@ci.martinsville.va.us


Salary $37,596
Closing Date 11/20/2015

The City of Williamsburg is seeking motivated candidates to join our high performance team in the position of Firefighter/Medic. The City of Williamsburg Fire Department is a dynamic organization who strives to provide the best EMS and fire services to the community of Williamsburg. We are a unique, small department that has the honor of protecting one of the largest outdoor museums, the historic Colonial Williamsburg, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning, the College of William & Mary, and countless other local, state, and national treasures. Join our team, be a part of history!


Candidates must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license (or ability to obtain one), high school diploma (or equivalent) and must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Certifications preferred: EMT-P, EMT-I, EMT-B and/or Tidewater Regional Fire Academy or equivalent. Starting salary: $37,596 (plus $5,200 per year for EMT-Paramedic or $2,500 per year for EMT-Intermediate), with benefits package.

Additional Information

Candidates will provide emergency medical care, respond to fire alarms and other emergencies as required; extinguish fires and protect life and property against the hazards of fire; participate in fire prevention activities; exercise prudent use, care and maintenance of fire/rescue apparatus and property; and operate fire/rescue apparatus. Will perform other related work as required/assigned. Candidates will work varying shift schedules. Candidates not possessing preferred certifications will be required to complete Tidewater Regional Fire Academy and a minimum of EMT-Intermediate. Applications are available at www.williamsburgva.gov or the City Manager's Office at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185, 220-6105. EOE. Applications should be mailed or returned to the above address no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015.


Contact: ERIC STONE Telephone: 757-564-7884 Email:ESTONE@WILLIAMSBURGVA.GOV

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2015