Recruitment #24-118-0054


Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is a combination career/volunteer organization comprised of approximately 700 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 425,000 citizens within a 520 square mile area. Additional information about the Department can be found 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 can be found at www.loudoun.gov/benefits.

Job Description

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Specialist position working 40 hours a week. The successful applicant should have knowledge of recruitment marketing, retention techniques and programs, a fire and rescue combination system, volunteer operations, procedures, and training.

The successful candidate will work a flexible schedule to address their duties to include:

  • Recruits fire and rescue volunteers, in both operational and administrative roles.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements community outreach and volunteer recruitment events.
  • Coordinates and implements social media communications with the Fire and Rescue Public Information Office and volunteer companies.
  • Assists with training co-workers in the volunteer companies on recruiting and retention techniques; explains program policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements recognition and retention programs for volunteers and their contributions to the County.
  • Develops annual volunteer staff development and training programs.
  • Ensures volunteers have all the resources they need to be successful in their roles, including training.
  • Establishes performance expectations and goals for the volunteer recruitment and retention team; leads team with activities and plans to accomplish goals.
  • Manages volunteer records and personnel interactions.

Hiring salary commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a related field; one (1) year of related work experience preferably with at least one (1) year of experience as an operational volunteer in fire and/or rescue; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid driver's license and good driving record (driving records may be reviewed annually for continued qualification). Certifications in bloodborne pathogens and CPR instructor preferred. Certification as a firefighter or EMT is preferred.

Special Requirements

Will be required to work varied hours including evenings and weekends. Must be able to drive during day and night hours. This position requires lifting at least forty (40) pounds.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Selection process comprised of application review, panel interview and background investigation, to include criminal record check, DMV, credit, and fingerprinting.