Firefighter: Harrisonburg Virginia Deadline: April 20, 2018


Deadline: April 20, 2018

Salary: $36,517.00 – $42,001.44 Annually

Job Description:


The City of Harrisonburg Fire Department is seeking applications for the position of Firefighter.  Preferred hiring range: $36,517 – $42,001 annually.

Physical Requirements: This is medium work requiring the exertion of 75 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, 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 inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne and airborne pathogens and will be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a Firefighter position:
• 18 years of age by date of hire,
• High School graduate (or equivalent), and
• Valid Driver’s License.

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Successful completion (both written test and physical agility test) of the Regional Firefighter Testing,
• Currently employed as a Career (full-time) Firefighter by one of the four local jurisdictions listed below, or
• Currently a Career (full-time) Firefighter with another fire agency.

An original, valid Regional Firefighter testing certificate, if applicable, must be submitted with the City application to be considered for an available position. Career Firefighters in the City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, Augusta County, and Rockingham County are eligible to apply without taking the Regional Firefighter Test.

Career Firefighters who are not employed by one of the four jurisdictions listed above are also eligible without taking the Regional Firefighter Test. If hired, the individual must successfully complete the Regional Firefighter Testing (both written test and physical agility test) at the next scheduled test date, no later than 12 months from hire date.

The following certifications are required: Virginia Firefighter II, EMT and Hazardous Materials Operations, or a VA recognized equivalency.

Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV Motor Vehicle check and must complete a satisfactory criminal background check, medical evaluation and drug screening.

Supplemental Information

Application Deadline:  April 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.

In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a City of Harrisonburg Application Form, valid Regional Firefighter testing certificate (if applicable) and proof of other required certifications. Applications will be accepted online only. You may complete and submit an application and appropriate attachments at City’s web site:

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS with Enhanced Hazardous Duty), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.


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