Firefighter/EMT: Prince William County Virginia Deadline: April 6, 2018


Deadline: April 6, 2018

Salary: $48,256.00 – $81,910.40 Annually

Job Description:


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CAREER YOU CAN BE PROUD OF?  Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue personnel are dedicated to protecting lives and serving their community. We train individuals to provide emergency medical services, fight fires, perform rescues and promote fire safety and prevention.

Hiring Salary: $48,256.00 per year with excellent full-time benefits. Experience is not necessary. This is a unique employment opportunity to earn full pay and benefits from day one of your 26-week training.

This selection process is for positions projected for Recruit Schools in 2018 and 2019.

Attention ALS providers: ALS certification pay is available to qualified Department personnel holding a current National Registry or Virginia State EMT – Intermediate (I/99) or an EMT – Paramedic certification.

Signing Bonus: Applicants that meet the EMT-P / EMT-I requirements or meet the firefighter/EMT requirements listed below may be eligible for a signing bonus upon completion of recruit school. The applicant must have either a National Registry or Virginia State EMT-P or EMT-I certification or two years paid experience working as a career firefighter/EMT with the following requirements:

  •  Firefighter I & II (ProBoard); Applicants who possess certifications from any other state must be eligible to obtain reciprocity from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.
  • Virginia EMT or National Registry EMT; applicants who possess certification from any other state will be required to retake EMT during recruit training.

Prince William County, VA, pop. 426,000, is a large and diverse community located 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. We are a growing organization of over 600 career personnel that offers tremendous learning and promotion opportunities. We are dedicated to the growth and development of a customer service-driven, diverse workforce to meet the needs of our citizens.



General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Performs responsible protective service work involving fire suppression, rescue, basic life support, salvage and/or fire prevention.  Certain assignments will require the performance of advanced life support medical care.  These personnel will receive a supplemental pay benefit.
Work is performed under immediate supervision.
Drives, operates and maintains fire, rescue and EMS apparatus and equipment;
Conducts fire prevention inspections and related work;
Assists in fire investigation activities;
Attends training sessions;
Performs basic life support emergency medical and supports advanced life support unit operations;
Conducts full range of fire suppression duties;
Performs salvage operations;
Performs rescues from hazardous sites;
Responds and performs during fire and rescue calls;
Provides immediate emergency care to ill or injured persons;
Conducts training sessions;
Performs routine clerical and administrative functions;
Presents public education programs.
General knowledge of basic and advanced life support principles and practices – advanced life support and medical care when applicable to work assignment; some knowledge of Prince William County geography; general knowledge of County geography and incident command; general knowledge of the principles and practices of tactical uses of firefighting apparatus and equipment; general knowledge of the principles of hydraulics; some knowledge of firefighting apparatus and equipment; some knowledge of the principles and practices to apply fire prevention codes; some knowledge of tactical uses of firefighting apparatus and equipment; some knowledge of standard office equipment to include computers and applicable software; ability to read and understand policies, rules, instructions and written material pertaining to fire and rescue operations; ability to learn firefighting and basic life support emergency care evolutions, techniques, methods and to apply such information appropriately; ability to follow written and oral directions; ability to exercise prudent judgment during hazardous circumstances; ability to act quickly and effectively during emergencies; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public, co-workers, and supervisors; ability to present public education programs; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to function and perform at emergency incident scenes; ability to conduct in-station training.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school by the time of application.
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license by July 1, 2018.

Special Requirements

Applicant must meet further duly authorized requirements of the County Fire and Rescue Department within the time limits specified therein before obtaining status as a permanent employee;

Our comprehensive selection process includes a written test, candidate physical ability test, polygraph, psychological screening, criminal history check, driving transcript, medical exam and drug test and panel interview.

Please visit our web pages at and click on “Career Opportunities” to learn more about us, our selection process and how we can offer you a promising future. 
Effective October 2012, mandated by the Virginia State Board of Health 12VAC5-31-540, VA EMS Regulations require a criminal background check conducted by the Central Crime Records Exchange and the National Crime Information Center via Virginia State Police; and a driving record transcript from the individual’s state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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