Firefighter: Henrico County Virginia Deadline January 5, 2016

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Deadline: January 5, 2016

Salary: $41,882

Job Description:

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots.  Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas.  Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government.  Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies.  Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers.  Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

An Internationally Accredited Fire Department, being first accredited in 1998 and reaccredited in 2013, the County of Henrico Division of Fire serves Henrico County. We have twenty fire stations staffed by over 500 highly trained and certified firefighters. All field personnel are State certified firefighters and also certified to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Over 200 are also certified to provide advanced life support (ALS) services. The Division currently has on duty each day 20 engines, 15 Advanced Life Support Medic units, 5 ladder trucks, 3 Heavy Rescue Squads, 2 EMS supervisors, 3 Battalion Chiefs and a District Chief. We also have other specialty equipment available each day. Utilizing the above staff and equipment we provide the following services:  Urban and Rural fire services and response; Emergency Medical Advanced life support services and transport; Specialized Teams (HAZMAT, Tech Rescue, Dive/Swift Water); Fire Prevention, Education, and Investigations; Response and Recovery to natural and man-made disasters.

General State of Duties:

Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, January 5, 2016.

Engages directly in firefighting, rescue, fire prevention, equipment operation and maintenance, fire station maintenance, community service, training activities or ?xml:namespace prefix = “st1” ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” /EMS functions in the Division of Fire; does related work as required.

Essential Duties:

The County of Henrico Division of Fire is recruiting for entry-level firefighters.  The mission of the Division of Fire is a community-driven, professional public safety and service organization that takes PRIDE in stewardship and public trust.  For more information on being a part of the County of Henrico Division of Fire team, please click here.

Ability and willingness to learn; ability to communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain composure and to work well with peers, superiors and the public under stressful emergency conditions, as well as under more relaxed conditions; ability to comply with oral and written instructions, to follow directions and to carry out orders under stressful emergency conditions, as well as under more relaxed conditions; ability to exercise sound judgment during emergency situations; ability to solve problems in a logical, creative and resourceful manner; ability to climb a ladder and work from heights; ability to work in confined spaces, ability to work in and around temperatures extremes (both heat and cold); ability to operate a motor vehicle; ability to keep simple records and to make oral and written reports; basic math ability; dependability; positive attitude; flexibility; physical conditioning which permits the activities necessary in and inherent to the firefighting profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information:

Interested candidates MUST thoroughly complete and submit a Personal History Questionnaire and required documents by January 29, 2016.  Click here to access the Personal History Questionnaire.

The Division of Fire desires the following knowledge, skills and/or experience for the position of entry-level firefighter position:  continuous professional development, familiarity with Henrico County, technical skills related to the fire service, proven leadership and team participation.

For an overview of the firefighter hiring process, please click here.

Applicants who successfully meet the requirements for this position will be invited to take a written test.  To access the study guide for the written test, please click here.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a valid Virginia driver’s license with a Division of Motor Vehicles record of no more than six (6) demerit points in one (1) year or nine (9) demerit points in two (2) years. Must submit to a battery of pre-employment tests (written and physical strength/agility). Must be eligible for and successfully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia EMT-B Certification course as part of the Division of Fire Recruit Academy. Requires a pre-employment physical examination and/or medical tests and substance-abuse tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services or their contractees, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the position.

How To Apply:

Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, January 5, 2016.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.

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

County’s Website Click HERE

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