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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-Medic - Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department

Title Fire-Medic
Organization Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department
Salary Range $51,338 - $55,338
Closing Date 05/01/2015
Description

The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Fire-Medic. The essential function of this non-exempt position is to provide protective fire and rescue services. Ranked among the top 100 small towns to live in by Money Magazine in 2011, Manassas Park is a family-oriented community of more than 15,000 residents and award-winning schools in beautiful Northern Virginia. The Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department is a premier career fire service agency providing fire suppression, advanced life support transport-EMS, fire code enforcement, community education programs, and disaster preparedness and response coordination. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Fire-Medic responds to fire, medical, hazardous material, and technical rescue emergencies and other hazardous conditions and takes appropriate actions to control the emergency and care for the sick and injured. Performs associated duties including training, pre-incident planning, fire safety inspection, public education, and equipment and facility maintenance. Operates emergency vehicles, systems, and portable equipment. Typically assigned to the Operations Division working on one of three 24-hour shifts; however, may be assigned to the Administration Division working on special projects as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must have Emergency Medical Services experience and firefighting experience as an active and regular member of an organized fire-rescue department. In addition, qualified candidates must meet the following minimum criteria: Fire-Medic Minimum Requirements The following are the minimum qualifications to apply: 1. At least 18 years of age 2. United States citizen 3. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate 4. Must have Firefighter II (ProBoard or IFSAC), Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC 2, and Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), EMT-I or EMT-P certifications; or, the ability to obtain EMS certifications through state reciprocity. 5. Valid Virginia Driver’s License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record 6. Able to pass a background investigation and polygraph 7. Able to pass a medical examination and drug screening conducted by City-appointed medical providers 8. Able to pass a physical ability test

Additional Information

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111. (Resumes accepted in lieu of application). You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link: http://www.cityofmanassaspark.us/index.php/component/content/article/128-about-manassas-park/city-departments/124-human-resources To be considered for the current hiring process you must have your application submitted to the Human Resources Department by May 1, 2015. For more information about Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department go to: http://www.cityofmanassaspark.us/index.php/publicsafety/fire-a-rescue

Contact

Battalion Chief Joseph M. Neiberger
571-208-7030
j.neiberger@manassasparkva.gov

Firefighter-EMT - Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department

Title Firefighter-EMT
Organization Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department
Salary Range $46,566
Closing Date 05/01/2015
Description

The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter-EMT. The essential function of this non-exempt position is to provide protective fire and rescue services. Ranked among the top 100 small towns to live in by Money Magazine in 2011, Manassas Park is a family-oriented community of more than 15,000 residents and award-winning schools in beautiful Northern Virginia. The Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department is a premier career fire service agency providing fire suppression, advanced life support transport-EMS, fire code enforcement, community education programs, and disaster preparedness and response coordination. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Firefighter-EMT responds to fire, medical, hazardous material, and technical rescue emergencies and other hazardous conditions and takes appropriate actions to control the emergency and care for the sick and injured. Performs associated duties including training, pre-incident planning, fire safety inspection, public education, and equipment and facility maintenance. Operates emergency vehicles, systems, and portable equipment. Typically assigned to the Operations Division working on one of three 24-hour shifts; however, may be assigned to the Administration Division working on special projects as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must have Emergency Medical Services experience and firefighting experience as an active and regular member of an organized fire-rescue department. In addition, qualified candidates must meet the following minimum criteria: Firefighter-EMT Minimum Requirements The following are the minimum qualifications to apply: 1. At least 18 years of age 2. United States citizen 3. Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate 4. Must have Firefighter II (ProBoard or IFSAC), Hazardous Materials Operations, EVOC 2, and Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), EMT-B certification; or, the ability to obtain EMS certification through state reciprocity. 5. Valid Virginia Driver’s License (or ability to obtain), and acceptable driving record 6. Able to pass a background investigation and polygraph 7. Able to pass a medical examination and drug screening conducted by City-appointed medical providers 8. Able to pass a physical ability test

Additional Information

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111. (Resume accepted in lieu of application). You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link: http://www.cityofmanassaspark.us/index.php/component/content/article/128-about-manassas-park/city-departments/124-human-resources To be considered for the current hiring process you must have your application submitted to the Human Resources Department by May 1, 2015. For more information about Manassas Park Fire and Rescue Department go to: http://www.cityofmanassaspark.us/index.php/publicsafety/fire-a-rescue

Contact

Battalion Chief Joseph M. Neiberger
571-208-7030
j.neiberger@manassasparkva.gov

Firefigher/Medic - County of Spotsylvania

Title Firefigher/Medic
Organization County of Spotsylvania
Salary Range 43,879.00
Closing Date 04/03/2015
Description

Spotsylvania County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management (FREM) is looking for Firefighter/Medics who have previously completed a FREM-approved recruit firefighter academy and/or equivalent training. Selected applicants will not be required to attend a FREM Recruit Academy. Our Department staffs 10 ALS engines, 10 ALS medic units, 1 EMS supervisor, and 2 Battalion Chiefs. Additionally, we also cross-staff 2 ladder trucks, 5 tankers, and 2 heavy rescue squads, as well as other specialty equipment. We provide fire suppression, emergency medical basic and advanced life support response and transport, technical rescue, dive team/water rescue, training services, emergency management, code enforcement, public fire education, fire investigations, and response to natural and man-made disasters. If you have what it takes to be a member of our growing team and have the desire to professionally serve our citizens and our community as a Firefighter/Medic, we have a place for you. Salary $43,879 (Entry). Salary $46,879 (after released as a FREM ALS provider). All current valid unexpired copies and/or transcripts of only the minimum qualification certification(s)/license(s) are required to be mailed, faxed or attached to your on-line employment application no later than Friday April 3, 2015 by 11:59 p.m. Out of state applicants must provide current valid unexpired equivalent certification(s)/license(s) and/or transcripts with proof of reciprocity from the state issuing the certification(s)/license(s). Preference may be given to Medic level providers who are already endorsed to practice at the intermediate or paramedic level by their Operational Medical Director in accordance with the guidelines established by a Regional EMS Council within the Commonwealth of Virginia. GENERAL STATEMENT Performs skilled technical work operating ambulances and fire apparatus, rescuing victims, administering emergency medical care to patients during transport to medical facilities, responding to emergency/non-emergency calls, administering advanced/basic life support treatment and perform general firefighting duties; attends to various maintenance and custodial duties at the assigned station; responsible for performing in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques, but must exercise considerable independent judgment in diagnosing a victim’s condition and in applying life sustaining medical care. Employee is subject to the normal hazards of emergency rescue and firefighting work. Reports to assigned station Lieutenant/Captain. This position is essential. Personnel occupying this position may be scheduled to work regardless of weather conditions and/or when general County offices are closed. Person(s) in this position will encounter sensitive information in the performance of their duties and is expected to maintain that information confidentially.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIRED CERTIFICATION(S)/LICENSE(S) •High School or GED •Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) •Firefighter I •Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) •Firefighter II •EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Intermediate •Hazardous Material Operations •CPR •Mayday Operations •EVOC II and EVOC III •Have held in good standing (at minimum 3 years) a valid unexpired drivers’ license or recognized equivalent(s) with appropriate endorsement(s) TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Vocational/technical training in emergency medical technician and fire fighting programs; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training in Emergency Medical Technician work and fire fighting and completion of a previous recruit academy or equivalent as determined by FREM (applicants meeting requirements will not be required to complete recruit academy); or any equivalent combination of education/experience. Additionally, ability to successfully obtain and maintain all certifications contained within the County’s Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management Recruit Academy curriculum and EMT-I or EMT-P. Curriculum includes, but is not limited to: CPR, VDFP Firefighter I, VDFP Firefighter II, Virginia Hazardous Material Awareness/Operations, VDFP Mayday Awareness/Operations, VDFP Emergency Vehicle Operation Course II/III (EVOC), National Fire Academy Incident Command Systems (NFA ICS), VDFP Vehicle Rescue Operations, VDFP Rural Water Supply and ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800. Ability to successfully obtain and maintain an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification within 12 months of employment and a Driver Pump Operator certification within 24 months of employment. The County subscribes to the current National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1582, medical guidelines and applies these guidelines.

Additional Information

Conditions of employment are based on the successful completion of: 1.) post-offer pre-employment physical ability and written aptitude tests; 2.) post-offer pre-employment medical physical; 3.) driving record and criminal background checks; 4.) upon employment, compliance with the current Special Conditions of Employment for Public Safety Employee agreements (reimbursement and no tobacco products). Should you be considered eligible, you will receive an invitation for the written aptitude and physical ability tests scheduled on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Applications comprised of successful candidates may remain active for up to one (1) year without a re-test requirement, or unless otherwise exhausted. The appointing authority may select any candidate from among those active applications, regardless of their standing. Retention of active applications is not a guarantee or warranty of employment. Applications must be completed on-line at www.spotsylvania.va.us. (EOE)

Contact

Romona Sturm
540-507-7290

Last Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015