FIREFIGHTER/EMT

Recruitment #17-F136-0238

Introduction

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is a growing organization that serves a large and diverse county and population located 30 miles northwest of Washington, DC. As a highly respected organization, we offer superior emergency and non-emergency services to 370,000 citizens within a 520 square mile area. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is a combination career/volunteer organization comprised of over 500 employees and 800+ active operational and administrative volunteers. Operationally, we are responsible for staffing 20 Fire/Rescue stations, and an increased demand on Fire, Rescue, and EMS services necessitate the continued expansion of our ranks.

We seek to hire a highly motivated, effective, and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the County’s citizens, work force, and visitors. Moreover, we are seeking individuals who are willing to operate within the organization’s core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service (TIPS). We offer a meaningful career, competitive salary and benefits, as well as an abundance of learning and promotional opportunities for individuals who wish to proudly serve the Loudoun County community.

 

Job Description

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is currently seeking qualified applicants to establish an eligibility pool for the position of Firefighter/EMT. Selected candidates are expected to provide skilled emergency and non-emergency related services, including, but not limited to: fire suppression, basic and advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care, hazardous materials incident response, technical rescue operations, life safety and public education program delivery, and other duties, as assigned.

All candidates will be required to successfully complete a Fire-Rescue Recruit School before being assigned to a County fire and rescue station. ALS Benefit:

We are seeking Advanced Life Support (ALS) Providers to join our organization. Upon local authorization, an Intermediate or Paramedic will become eligible for a $10,000 one-time, lump sum incentive, in addition to an ALS market adjustment. ALS Market Adjustments (in addition to base salary): Intermediate - $12,000 Paramedic - $14,000 *Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is a State-Approved Agency for Veterans Education and Training. Additional information about Loudoun County Fire and Rescue can be found at https://www.loudoun.gov.

Job Requirements

Candidates must be at least age 18 or older on the day of ad closure and possess a High School Diploma or GED. A valid driver’s license is required at the time of hire.

As part of the selection process, applicants may be disqualified for use of drugs, certain driving violations, or other factors based on selection criteria. Bi-lingual candidates are preferred.

Successful candidates must be tobacco-free and nicotine-free, both on and off duty, at the time of appointment and remain tobacco and nicotine free for the duration of their employment with Loudoun County Fire & Rescue. If you would like additional information, contact Lt. Dustin George at LCFRHiring@loudoun.gov or (703)737-8219.

Special Requirements

Preferences will be given to those candidates possessing one or more of the following: VA Intermediate, VA Paramedic, or National Registry Paramedic, Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Experience and/or Military Experience.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

The selection process may take up to nine (9) months and includes the successful completion of: a Comprehensive Written Examination, Physical Ability Test, Polygraph Examination, comprehensive background check, to include NCIC/VCIN criminal history check, fingerprinting, a driving record check, NFPA 1582 Medical Examination/Substance Abuse and Nicotine Screening, and an in-person interview to be placed in the eligibility pool. The number of candidates selected to move through the process will be based on the number of available vacancies.