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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.

Firefighter/Medic - New Kent County Fire-Rescue

Title Firefighter/Medic
Organization New Kent County Fire-Rescue
Salary $36,597.00
Closing Date 07/31/2015

The County of New Kent is seeking motivated, experienced candidates to join our high performance team in the position of Firefighter/Medic. New Kent Fire-Rescue is a dynamic organization which strives to provide the best EMS and fire services to the citizens and guests of New Kent County. As of July 1, 2015, the County of New Kent accepts applications for the positions of Firefighter/Medic, Firefighter/EMT year round. Applications will be held valid on file for a one year period. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to periodically update their application. To be considered for the current hiring process, you must have your application, resume and cover letter (all three are required) submitted to the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm July 31, 2015. To access the employment application and full job description click on this link or copy and paste the URL into your browser's address bar, http://www.co.new-kent.va.us/jobs.aspx Special Note- A Consideration will be given to ALS providers without firefighter certifications. These candidates, if hired, would be provided this training during their initial probation period and must successfully pass and achieve the required firefighter certifications.


Candidates must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent and must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Must Possess a current Virginia EMT-P or EMT-I certification, Virginia Fire Fighter I and II, Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations, EVOC Class 3. Additional education, experience and/or requirements are included in the full job description. Preference will be given to National Registered Paramedics who have Virginia EMT-P and Veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard. In addition to the starting salary and benefits, after successful completion of probation and other requirements are met, there is an additional $5,000.00 per year for EMT-Paramedic and $3,000.00 per year for EMT-Intermediate. The successful 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 or assigned. The successful candidates will work varying shift schedules.

Additional Information

The Process: Submission of completed New Kent County Application, resume and cover letter to New Kent County Human Resource Department before closing date and time. Written test (applicants test scores will be ranked). Skills testing Physical agility test. Applicant must sign waiver forms prior to taking physical agility test. Background checks to include DMV records, criminal history, experience, professional certifications. Any candidate that has not resided in the Commonwealth of Virginia continuously for the past 5 years must provide a DMV transcript from the state in which they resided. Interview by interview panel. Fire Chief Interview. Medical examination and drug testing administered post job offer. Selection of most qualified applicants will be made from evaluation of above.


Contact: Battalion Chief Lisa Baber
Telephone: 804-966-9618
E-mail: lgbaber@newkent-va.us

Firefighter/Medic - Franklin Fire & Rescue, City of Franklin

Title Firefighter/Medic
Organization Franklin Fire & Rescue, City of Franklin
Salary DOQ
Closing Date 08/07/2015

Performs difficult protective service work in fire suppression and providing emergency medical care to sick and injured patients; does related work as required. Work is performed under emergency conditions and involves an element of personal danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.


Min. requirements include a HS Grad. or equivalent, valid State of VA Driver’s License, copy of your DMV record, with a zero or plus points balance. Preferred requirements: Firefighter II, EMT – B, EMT-E, EMT-I or EMT-P. Must have the ability to pass a written test, physical agility test, psychological test and thorough background investigation.

Additional Information

For full job description/application contact the Personnel Dept. – 207 W. 2nd Ave. – Franklin, VA 23851 – 757- 562-8508.
Applications will be accepted through 08/07/15. EOE/M/F/H


Contact: Chief Vince Holt
Telephone: 757-562-8581
E-mail: vholt@franklinva.com

Firefighter/Medic - Newport News Fire Department

Title Firefighter/Medic
Organization Newport News Fire Department
Salary $38,325 Base
Closing Date 08/20/2015

The City of Newport News has a rich history that can be traced back to the summer of 1888. Today, under the direction of Fire Chief R. B. Alley, III, the department is comprised of nearly 400 professional personnel, staffing 11 Fire Stations. Recruits are compensated during training in extensive fire and emergency medical academies. Upon completion of Fire and EMS precepting programs, Firefighter/Medics First Class will earn a competitive salary (approx. $43,044, depending on merits) while averaging 10 working days per month.

Additional Information

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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015