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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 Director - Accomack County Department of Public Safety

Title Public Safety Director
Organization Accomack County Department of Public Safety
Salary Range $68,006 – $98,609
Closing Date 05/22/2015

Accomack County, Virginia (33,148) Located on the northernmost portion of Virginia’s scenic Eastern Shore, Accomack County. The county has a total area of 1,310 square miles, of which 455 square miles is land and 855 square miles is water. Emergency Services in Accomack County are provided through a combination volunteer/career system which includes 50 career personnel (full-time and part-time) assigned to operations and over 600 dedicated volunteer members. Services are delivered from 14 independent volunteer fire companies and 1 independent volunteer rescue squad. Crews respond to an estimated 7,000 calls annually. The Director of Public Safety manages the career fire-rescue providers and Emergency Management within Accomack County. The Department operates a fiscal budget of $2.7 million


Minimum requirements for the position require any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public administration, fire sciences or emergency medical services or related field from an accredited university. Ten or more years experience with an extensive amount of fire & EMS leadership preferably as a Chief or Division Chief. Designation of Chief Fire Officer or Executive Fire Officer is desirable.

Additional Information

Position is open until filled. First resume review will be May 22, 2015. To be considered, please submit cover letter, résumé and Accomack County Employment Application to Dept. of Public Safety Attn: Billie Jean Miles, Administrative Analyst, Post Office Box 102, Tasley, VA 23441. Employment application and full-time benefits may be found online at http://www.co.accomack.va.us/residents/job-opportunities-423. For more information, please contact Billie Jean Miles, Administrative Analyst at bjmiles@co.accomack.va.us



Billie Jean Miles

Medic/Fighter - King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services

Title Medic/Fighter
Organization King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services
Average Starting Salary $48,439*(Tech I) / $50,774*(Tech II)
Closing Date 05/22/2015

Medic/Firefighter Base Salary: $43,803(Tech I) / $45,903(Tech II)
Average Starting Salary: $48,439*(Tech I) / $50,774*(Tech II)
*Includes scheduled Overtime, Shift Differential, and Holiday.
The King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services is seeking qualified applicants to fill Full-Time, twenty-four hour (24/7) Medic/Firefighter vacancies.


•Minimum of 18 years of age
•Valid Driver’s License •Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) – Preferably EVOC Class 3
•Certified as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate or Paramedic
•Current CPR Certification (BLS Healthcare Professional or equivalent)
•Firefighter II (ProBoard)
*Preference given for field experience, and current ACLS, BTLS, and PALS/PEPP certifications.

Additional Information

The Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services is a rapidly growing organization, looking for highly motivated individuals. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, Virginia Retirement System and optional 457 retirement plans through Nationwide Financial and Colonial Life. Departmental Training provided and career advancement encouraged. Eligible applicants must successfully complete a written examination, physical agility test, oral interview, medical and drug screening. To be considered for one of these positions, please submit a completed and signed employment application with copies of all Fire/EMS/NIMS certifications. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled and recruitment test will be scheduled as needed. King George County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

More information

Contact Contact: Deputy Chief Steven D. Basham
Telephone: 540-775-8900
Email: kgdes@co.kinggeorge.state.va.us

Firefighter/Medic - City of Williamsburg Fire Department

Title Firefighter/Medic
Organization City of Williamsburg Fire Department
Salary $36,868 (plus $5,200 per year for EMT-Paramedic or $2,500 per year for EMT-Intermediate), with benefits package.
Closing Date 05/27/2015

CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG Firefighter/Medic 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 (1) 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 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. 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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015.


Candidates must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, 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 Candidates not possessing preferred certifications will be required to complete Tidewater Regional Fire Academy and a minimum of EMT-Intermediate.

Additional Information

Contact: Eric Stone
Telephone: 757 592-6511
E-mail: estone@williamsburgva.gov

Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015