Stafford VA Fire/Rescue Recruit Job Announcement

Stafford County, VA Fire and Rescue Department
Hiring entry-level position of Recruit
No experience required
Starting Salary is 39,998.40 Annually
Go to www.StaffordCountyVa.gov to apply
Applications Accepted December 22, 2015 -January 4, 2016

Fire and Rescue Recruit is the entry-level position for work within the Fire and Rescue Department for the County of Stafford. Selected applicants are enrolled in the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department’s Recruit Academy for training in firefighting methods, emergency medical services, emergency vehicle rescue operations, fire prevention practices, salvage operations, public relations and education, physical fitness and associated topics to prepare for full-time field operations. After successful completion of the Recruit Academy, employees are eligible for promotion to the position of 24 Hour Fire-Rescue Firefighter/EMT or 24 Hour Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Medic. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Training Academy staff.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Fire and Rescue Recruit is an entry-level position for work within the Fire and Rescue Department for the County of Stafford. Selected applicants are enrolled in the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department’s Recruit Academy for training in firefighting methods, emergency medical services, emergency vehicle rescue operations, fire prevention practices, salvage operations, public relations and education, physical fitness and associated topics to prepare for full-time field operations. After successful completion of the Recruit Academy, employees are eligible for promotion to the position of 24 Hour Fire-Rescue Firefighter/EMT or 24 Hour Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Medic. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Training Academy staff.This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound: visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspections involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devises, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy or thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities: the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibrations, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and hazardous materials and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
 Examples of Duties:
Fire and Rescue Recruits will receive full-time training in firefighting methods, emergency medical services, emergency vehicle rescue operations, fire prevention practices, salvage operations, public relations and education, physical fitness and associated topics to prepare for full-time field operations. This training will be conducted through a Fire and Rescue Department approved Recruit Academy, under the direction of the Chief Training Officer.
Successful completion of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Recruit Academy requires maintaining an 80% cumulative grade point average (GPA) throughout the duration of the Recruit Academy. Cumulative GPA is derived from practical evaluation performance, announced and unannounced examinations, and assigned homework. Recruits are also responsible for maintaining the Honor Code of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Recruit Academy. Additionally, successful completion of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department’s Work Performance Exam (WPE) is required prior to the completion of the Recruit Academy.
Upon successful completion of the academy, Recruits will be eligible for promotion to the position of 24 Hour Fire-Rescue Firefighter/EMT or Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Medic. Personnel designated as Fire-Rescue Firefighter/EMT and Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Medic with the County of Stafford will be required to perform a large variety of tasks. These tasks are very diverse and may include: rescue of victims, fire fighting activities, emergency medical services, fire prevention, station and apparatus inspection and maintenance, apparatus and equipment operation, hazardous materials containment, physical training, training sessions, continuing education, and community service. Fire and Rescue Recruits perform various related tasks as required.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
DESIRABLE CERTIFICATIONS:
Virginia State EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-Paramedic (Applicants who possess certification in any other state or through the National Registry must obtain Virginia Certification prior to start of employment.)
Firefighter (NFPA 1001)
Hazardous Materials Operations (NFPA 472)
Emergency Vehicle Operations (NFPA 1002)
Driver Operator-Pumper (NFPA 1002)
Driver Operator- Aerial (NFPA 1002)
Fire Instructor I (NFPA 1041)
Fire Officer I (NFPA 1021)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
A program of study at an accredited college or university with course work in Fire Science, Emergency Medicine, or Fire Administration.ABILITY TO:
Learn and apply firefighting techniques and procedures;
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of firefighting equipment;
Demonstrate physical aptitude;
Understand and follow written and oral directions promptly and accurately;
Perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Demonstrate continuous effort to become more proficient in general firefighter duties, improving operations, decreasing turnout times, streamlining work processes, improving personal physical fitness and working cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
Learn and apply emergency management techniques and procedures.
 Typical Qualifications:
Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Apply here: Stafford County VA Government

 

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