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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.

Assistant Fire Marshal III - Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management

Title Assistant Fire Marshal III
Organization Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management
Salary $54,538-$72,857
Closing Date 10/09/2015

Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and techniques related to general fire prevention, and fire suppression as outlined in NFPA 1031, 1033 and 921. Essential knowledge of the content and application of local, state and national laws, codes and standards related to building construction, fire detection and suppression systems, general fire protection, canine operations, the handling, storage and use of explosives and the storage and use of hazardous materials. Essential knowledge of court deci-sions, criminal laws and practices that may influence the investigation of fire, explosive or hazardous materials incidents. Through knowledge of techniques utilized to investigate a fire, explosive or hazardous material event. Working knowledge of operations and practices of other County departments, incorporated towns within Loudoun County, and municipal agencies. Basic knowledge of the governmental structure and operations of the County, to include the incorporated towns, regarding phys-ical layout, street and utility systems, key political and other law enforcement staff and unique circumstances and situations affecting the enforcement of codes and related laws. Must be able to think and work strategically. Must possess the ability to take direction, understand and follow verbal and written orders and directives. Must be able to identify common fire and life safety hazards, eliminate dangerous conditions in buildings and the environment, and fairly enforce the fire code and related ordinances. Must be able to provide depositions and expert testimony and represent the concerns of the Commonwealth and Loudoun County in all courts. Must be able to work independently or as a member of a team during inspections, investigations, and/or explosives incidents. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to perform physical requirements associated with emergency response and law enforcement activities, use a firearm and per-form defensive tactics, employing restraint and proper discretion during highly stressful situations. Must possess the ability to develop effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteer personnel, other members of the fire-rescue staff, other law enforcement agencies and members of the general public. Must be able to maintain accurate records and other documentation and accurately prepare incident based reports and reports for code enforcement and investigative activities. Ability to convey information correctly and concisely both in writing and verbally, organize material and information for clarity and understanding, and verify that messages are received and interpreted correctly.


REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who already have the certifications listed below. If not already certified, must obtain and maintain certification within 18 months of appointment.
> Virginia NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector
> Virginia NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator
> Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VFMA) or DCJS equivalent, to include firearms and asp certification.
Also required within 18 months of appointment: EVOC, HazMat Operations, CPR, OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens, VCIN, LINX, Virginia DHCD Core.

Additional Information

Please view www.loudoun.gov jobs for additional required information.


Contact: LCFR-HR for information.
Telephone: 703-777-0333
E-mail: lcfr-hr@loudoun.gov

Firefighter/Medic/Enhanced/Advanced/Intermediate - Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management

Title Firefighter/Medic/Enhanced/Advanced/Intermediate
Organization Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management
Salary $39,973
Closing Date 10/23/2015

The employee is responsible for technical work involving fire suppression, emergency medical care, specialized rescue, hazardous material mitigation, prevention activities, pre-planning, building inspections, training, physical fitness, public education and performing other work as required. Individuals in this position must have the ability to interact positively with volunteer personnel based on the structure of fire and EMS services in Louisa County. Work involves operation of both County and Volunteer emergency equipment, with responsibilities to include maintaining, cleaning and performing minor repairs of all associated fire and EMS apparatus and equipment. Maintains and performs custodial duties at assigned station. Works under the direct supervision of the Station Lieutenant and/or Asst. Chief-Operations.


Possess and maintain the following licenses and certifications:
High School diploma or equivalent; VA State Firefighter I & II;
Virginia EVOC (Class III); VA EMT-I or higher;
Must possess a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operators License.
*Must maintain all required certifications and licenses.
** Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a fire & EMS system.

Additional Information

Job Openings: Louisa County Fire & EMS is accepting applications for the Paramedic/ Enhanced/Advanced and Intermediate /Firefighter. For complete details, please visit our website at www.louisacounty.com, click on employment.


Contact: Susie Needham Telephone: 540-967-3491 Email:sneedham@louisa.org

Last Updated: Friday, October 2, 2015