FIREFIGHTER/EMT

Recruitment #19-F1-1547

Introduction

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) is a combination career/volunteer organization comprised of close to 600 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 400,000 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.

LCFR is a member of the LC-CFRS, comprised of 15 volunteer Fire/Rescue agencies and the career department, with the career Chief serving as the System Chief. 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. Additional information about Loudoun County Fire and Rescue can be found at https://www.loudoun.gov.

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 (Total salary – $55,636) Paramedic - $14,000 (Total salary - $57,636)

Job Requirements

Candidates must be at least age 18 years old and possess a High School Diploma or GED by May 1, 2019. 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. 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 and Rescue. If you would like additional information, contact LCFRHiring@loudoun.gov.

Special Requirements

Preference 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 between five and seven 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 Screening, and an in-person interview 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. Upon completion and submission of your county application, applicants will be emailed a supplemental questionnaire that must returned per the instructions. Failure to complete the questionnaire will result in disqualification from the hiring process.

Please note, all written testing will occur April 29th through May 3rd. Physical agility testing (PAT) will occur between the first three weekends in May (4/5, 11/12, 18/19). There will not be any additional dates available for either of these steps in the hiring process. The PAT is a proprietary test administered by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. CPAT certifications are not recognized and will not be accepted in lieu of the test.