Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0215

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Fire and Rescue Department

Job # 13-0215

$50,942  (Grade F18)

Under direct supervision, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property; combats, extinguishes and prevents fires; drives emergency apparatus, including a life support unit; participates in rescue extrication operations and provides emergency medical care to the sick, requiring Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification; and performs related work as required.



Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education. Possession of a Class A medical rating in the assigned medical group. Accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Certified as an Advanced Life Support Provider at National Registry EMT-P or EMT-I or Virginia State Certification as EMT-I or EMT-P. Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license at the time of application, and at all times during employment in the uniformed service. Following successful completion of Fire and Rescue recruit training: Certification as a Hazardous Materials First Responder in accordance with Fairfax County training standards; Certification in the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC); AND Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic electronic defibrillation (AED); Certification as a full Advanced Life Support provider in Fairfax County and in full accordance with all current County training standards; Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Certification in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS); Certification in Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS); and Certification in Basic Trauma Life Support.



Must complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a physical ability test to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of application. Applicants selected must be able to obtain a Class A medical rating in the assigned medical group prior to starting work. Must be tobacco-free and nicotine-free at the time of appointment, and be willing to sign a Conditions of Employment Agreement to not use tobacco or tobacco products on- or off-duty. Must successfully complete Fire and Rescue recruit training, the department's ALS Certification Training and internship standards, and a one year probationary period following graduation from recruit school.



Certification as a National Registry EMT-P or Virginia EMT-P.



The appointee will start at the salary for F18-1 (currently $50,942). After successful completion of recruit fire school and ALS internship, appointee will be placed at the salary for F18-3 (currently $56,163). For additional information about this job opportunity, visit the Fire and Rescue Department's website. The position Class Specification and Compensation Plans are located on the Fairfax County Jobs website.


To Apply:

Follow the TWO-STEP application process below. You will not be considered for the position until you have completed both Step 1 and Step 2. Step 2 registers your name as an official applicant with Fairfax County. You will receive an email confirmation after you complete each step. For your own recordkeeping purposes, please save both of these confirmations.

STEP 1: Application Form

All applicants for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic must complete an initial application, which asks for information about your professional and personal life. Please be aware that applicants must have either the certification for National Registry or Virginia Registry Paramedic to apply. The form is available in a "fillable" format online. Please submit the form the same day you submitted your resume through AIMS.

Before you fill out the Initial Application Form, save it on your computer so that you will not lose your information. To fill out the form online, you must have Adobe Reader 8 or higher on your computer. Older versions of Adobe Reader do not have the features required for completing and saving this form. Download your free copy of the latest Adobe Reader.

Note: Please be aware that because of known issues with other applications, MAC users must use Adobe Reader to fill out the application. Click here to download the MAC version.

Interested in applying? Download the form now: Initial Application Form.

After you fill out the form, save it again and click the Email to Recruitment button at the bottom of the application or attach it to an email to fire.recruitmentapply@fairfaxcounty.gov.

If you have any questions about the Initial Application Form, email the recruiting office or call 703-246-3939.

STEP 2: Resume

After successful completion of the application, the second step is to submit a resume online through the Fairfax County Applicant Information Management System (AIMS).

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system. If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account. Please direct any questions about AIMS to the Fairfax County Department of Human Resources at 703-222-5872, TTY 711.

Please remember, your application will not be considered until both Step 1 and Step 2 have been completed. Once we receive both your resume through AIMS and your Initial Application, we will contact you.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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