FIREFIGHTER/EMT

Recruitment #22-F1-3402

Introduction

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) delivers essential emergency and non-emergency Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from 20 strategically located stations, responding to more than 29,000 incidents annually. LCFR, as part of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS), provides administrative, operational, and logistical support for the County's 14 volunteer fire and rescue companies, the LC-CFRS Executive Committee, and its governance structure. LC-CFRS is comprised of approximately 700 career employees and 800+ active operational and administrative volunteers. The Department is a growing organization that serves a large and diverse population located 30 miles northwest of Washington, DC. We provide a full range of emergency and non-emergency services to approximately 430,000 citizens within a 520 square mile area. Additional information about the Department is located at www.loudoun.gov/fire.

We seek to hire a highly motivated, effective, and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the County's citizens and visitors and support the Department's core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service. Loudoun County offers a meaningful career, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information is available at www.loudoun.gov/benefits.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is a State-Approved Agency for Veterans Education and Training. Eligible veterans are able to use their GI Bill benefits while attending the recruit academy as well as the remainder of their probation period in operations. This institution is approved to offer the GI Bill educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. Additional information about Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is accessible at www.loudoun.gov/fire.

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, public education program delivery, and other duties, as assigned. All candidates will be required to successfully complete a Fire-Rescue Recruit School before assignment to a fire and rescue station. Recruit school is expected to last approximately six (6) to seven (7) months.

While in Recruit School, Recruits will be assigned to a 40-hour work week. Upon successful completion of Recruit School, and considered minimum staffing, Recruits transition to Probationary Firefighters/EMT's and will then move to a 48-hour work week. This schedule equates to 24 hours on shift, 48 hours off shift with an assigned "Kelly day". (Kelly Day-A regularly scheduled day off at a scheduled interval to ensure a consistent 48-hour average work schedule). Employees' salaries will remain the same upon transition from a 40-hour schedule to a 48-hour schedule.

ALS Benefit: We are seeking Advanced Life Support (ALS) Providers to join our department. Upon local authorization following successful completion of Recruit School, an Intermediate or Paramedic will become eligible for a $10,000 one-time, lump sum incentive, in addition to an ALS Stipend. The current ALS Stipends, in addition to base salary, are Intermediate-$12,000 and Paramedic-$14,000.

Job Requirements

Candidates must be at least age 18 years old and possess a High School Diploma or GED. A valid driver's license is also 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. Successful candidates must be tobacco-free and nicotine-free, both on and off duty, at the time of hire and remain tobacco and nicotine free for the duration of their employment with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

If you would like additional information or have any questions, contact Fire-Rescue Human Resources via LCFRHiring@loudoun.gov attention: Lt. Michael Haynes.

Special Requirements

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

To be considered for advancement in the hiring process; applicants must complete the Applicant Supplemental Questionnaire by clicking here.  Failure to complete the questionnaire will result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

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

Please note, all written testing will be conducted on-line. Applicants will need access to a computer with a camera, microphone, and a reliable internet connection.

Online testing dates: TBD

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) eight (8) week mentoring sessions dates: TBD

Valid CPAT certifications will only be accepted after July 1, 2021 through July 1, 2022. There will not be any additional dates available for either of these steps in the hiring process.

Failure to complete the Applicant Supplemental Questionnaire will result in immediate disqualification from the hiring process. You can do so by clicking here.