York CountyYorktown 23690
Full Time
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Firefighter

York County
Full Time 901 Goosley Rd, Yorktown, VA 23690, United States
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Overview

Pre-Qualified—Experienced Firefighters

Applications being accepted for current and/or future openings
Responsible for performing skilled and specialized technical emergency response work in firefighting, emergency medical services, rescue, hazardous materials/technical rescue situations, and emergency responses. Performs firefighting, provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation of the sick and injured; rescue work, fire and injury prevention public education, and community services containing hazardous materials response and cleanup; performs technical rescues and disaster response services.  Provides public assistance.  Trains in the methods and techniques of emergency response operations and the use of equipment and apparatus.  Responsible for life safety and emergency response operations until relieved by a Senior/Master Firefighter or officer/acting officer.
Minimum Qualifications

Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent, supplemented by firefighting and emergency medical technician training courses; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Virginia Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification required (may be required to obtain and/or maintain, at a minimum, a paramedic certificate and released within the timeframe designated by the department). If not certified in Virginia, must hold current, unrestricted National Registry certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and be eligible for Virginia Emergency Medical Technician certification. (Virginia Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification preferred). 

 
 Graduation from the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy (TRFA), Southside Regional Fire Academy (SRFA), Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy (HRRFA), or Hampton Roads Fire Academy (HRFA) required (other approved career recruit school considered on a case-by-case basis).
 
Applicants with Virginia EMT--Paramedic only (without fire recruit school training) will be considered. If not certified in Virginia, must hold current, unrestricted National Registry certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and be eligible for Virginia Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification.
 
 
Requires the ability to obtain/maintain Professional Rescuer CPR certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association equivalent.  Must also complete the department's Driver Pump Operator program and any other training, education, or certifications required for continued employment.
 
Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with an acceptable driving record.

Supplemental Information

Pre-qualified--Experienced hire bonuses available:
 

  • Approved Firefighter recruit school graduate (noted above) and EMT-Basic certification--$5,000
  • Approved Firefighter recruit school graduate (noted above) and EMT-Intermediate certification--$6,000
  • Approved Firefighter recruit school (noted above) and EMT-Paramedic certification--$9,000
  • EMT-Paramedic certification with no prior (approved) Firefighter recruit school completion--$4,000
Advanced Life Support incentive pay is available between $4,000 and $10,000 per year (depending on certification, i.e., EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic) upon completion of preceptorship and departmental release.  Additional financial incentives are available by Personnel Policy.
 
Education Incentive Pay available for approved college degrees:
  • Associate's Degree--$1,000
  • Bachelor's Degree--$2,000
  • Master's Degree--$3,000
Other incentive pays for certain specialized response teams and for paramedic training.
 
Works wherever emergencies occur both indoors and outdoors; is exposed to a variety of hot and cold temperatures and maybe, at times, exposed to fire, smoke, infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous situations; may be required to walk, climb, crawl, bend, pull, push, or lift and balance on less than ideal terrain; is exposed to a wide variety of noise levels, which at times can be quite high, particularly when multiple sirens are sounding; administrative and management duties are carried out indoors at the department's administrative offices, in the fire stations, at indoor and outdoor training locations, or in the buildings and offices of County government; supervision of personnel occurs both indoors and outdoors, on emergency scenes, in the fire station, on training locations, and in the community.
 
This position is considered to be essential (County designation as ALPHA).  In the event of emergency/ inclement weather conditions, the incumbent is expected to remain at the worksite or to report to the worksite by the department's standard operating procedures or as notified by a supervisor.
 
Applicants selected for further consideration will be notified of the date and time of the next steps.
Physical Demands

Must meet NFPA (2000) 1582 Standards.  Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including driving fire and rescue apparatus and operating such firefighting and rescue equipment as pumps, ladders, aerial platforms, hoses, nozzles and appliances, hand tools, gasoline-powered tools, hydraulic and pneumatic tools, self-contained breathing apparatus, two-way radios, etc.  Must be able to operate emergency medical equipment, including radio communications systems between the ambulance and the physician at the hospital emergency department, cardiac monitor/defibrillator/pacers, medications, intravenous fluid administration systems, oxygen-powered cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices, oxygen administration equipment, airway management equipment, wound care and fracture immobilization equipment, ambulance cots, stretchers, backboards, stair chairs, and other patient movement equipment.  Must be able to operate hazardous materials management equipment and supplies, including radiological monitoring equipment.  Must be able to lift and push and pull objects weighing between 25-165 pounds and work with full gear that easily weighs 55 pounds. Physical demand requirements are those for very heavy work.

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