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The application window for Entry Level Fire Recruits and Fire Fighter I (Lateral) now OPEN. We are accepting applications for both positions through Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/richmond and search "Fire Recruit" or "Fire Fighter 1 (Lateral)" to find the specific job listings.

All candidates can view their application status on the Government Jobs website.

A candidate's sex, age, color, race, religion or other factors not related to organizational abilities will not be considered in the selection process. The Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information, call (804) 646-5434.

 

Fire Recruit

Description:

The City of Richmond Fire Department is seeking to fill multiple Fire Recruit positions. We are committed hiring qualified, diverse candidates who are experienced and successful in demonstrating the principles and values of the organization, which include teamwork, exceptional communication and customer service, dedication, safety, compassion, honesty, integrity, courage and accountability. 

The purpose of this position is to learn the basic tenets of fire suppression, emergency medical, and other emergency services while attending the City of Richmond's Fire Training Academy over a period of up to 26 weeks. Successful completion of the academy will automatically reclassify the employee to the position of Fire Fighter I.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responding to alarms, fires, EMS and other emergencies for a diverse community while operating emergency apparatuses and various department vehicles;
  • Operating all types of fire suppression, medical emergency, and other emergency equipment on the scene of an emergency;
  • Removing persons from burning structures and other dangerous situations;
  • Inspecting residential and commercial buildings for fire hazards;
  • Participating in fire safety education and "Community Risk Reduction" (CRR) outreach initiatives;
  • Participating in hazmat and pre-fire planning; performing hazardous materials mitigation activities;
  • Performing general maintenance on fire station and equipment;
  • Completing general forms and preparing regular reports.

Please be sure to check your e-mails regularly, as ALL correspondence in reference to this recruitment will be e-mailed to you.

 

[Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses]

Minimum Qualification/Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age by the date the application process closes.  There is no maximum age limit;
  • Requires a high school diploma or GED;
  • Requires a valid VA driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire. (Please note:  A candidate's DMV record can have no more than 6 demerit points in one year.  Additionally, a candidate with a DWI/DUI conviction within 3 years of the date of application or of the date of hire automatically disqualifies an applicant.  Conviction of more than one DWI/DUI automatically disqualifies an applicant.);
  • No prior experience or special certification required.

Special Requirements:

  • Selected applicant must pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Applicants with a valid CPAT Certification within six (6) months at date of hire will be accepted in lieu of the CPAT Test; 
  • Selected applicants who are offered conditional employment must successfully pass the following evaluations:  NFPA 1582 Medical Examination, Psychological Test, Drug Test, and a National and State criminal history records check and FBI finger print check;
  • Must be eligible for and successfully complete a National Registry EMT Certification, VDFP Firefighter I & II, VDFP Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course (EVOC) and ICS700 & ICS800, ICS100 & ICS200 courses as part of the Fire Training Academy;
  • Must be eligible for and successfully complete VA Hazmat Awareness and Operations and CPR courses as part of the Fire Training Academy;
  • Must maintain a cumulative minimum average of 75% which will be tabulated from all department quizzes, tests and practical evaluations during the Fire Training Academy;
  • Upon successful completion of the Fire Training Academy, personnel will be reassigned to field suppression and will serve a one year probationary period.

Criminal Background:

  • A conviction for any felony or entering a plea of nolo contendere in any felony charge automatically disqualifies an applicant;
  • Conviction of more than one DWI/DUI automatically disqualifies an applicant; 
  • Conviction of one DWI/DUI within 3 years of the date of application or within 3 years of the date of hire automatically disqualifies an applicant; 
  • An applicant is automatically disqualified if s/he has more than minus 6 traffic points on their Virginia drivers license (or the equivalent for an out of state license) at either their date of application or at their date of hire;
  • An applicant cannot have been convicted of any offense that denies the applicant licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  For a list of those offenses as outlined in the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Training Programs Summary - 12VAC5-31-910 click the following link: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+12VAC5-31-910

Fire Recruit Flyer

Fire Fighter I (Lateral)

Description:

The City of Richmond, Virginia's Department of Fire and Emergency Services is seeking qualified Virginia (VA) Certified Fire Fighters to fill multiple full-time Fire Fighter I - Lateral vacancies.  We are committed to hiring qualified, diverse candidates who are experienced and successful in demonstrating the principles and values of the organization, which include teamwork, exceptional communication and customer service, dedication, safety, compassion, honesty, integrity, courage and accountability.  

Fire Fighter I - Lateral is the first level in the Fire Fighter class series (Fire Fighter I - Lateral through Master Firefighter). 

This class will receive refresher training on the basic tenets of fire suppression, emergency medical, and other emergency services, while attending a condensed (four to six weeks) training and orientation academy at the City of Richmond’s Fire Training Academy. Successful completion of the City of Richmond's condensed training and orientation academy will automatically reclassify the employee to the position of Fire Fighter I. This class works according to set procedures under direct supervision.

Please be sure to check your e-mails regularly, as ALL correspondence in reference to this recruitment will be e-mailed to you.   

Duties include but are not limited to:

The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class after successful completion of the training and orientation academy. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Duties include effectively responding to fire related and medical emergency situations to include:

  • Responding to fire alarms, structure fires, vehicle and brush fires; emergency medical services, and all-hazard emergencies to include but not limited to: electrical, gas, and water utility incidents; elevator emergencies; responding to weather events and natural and man-made disasters for a diverse community; 
  • Responding to special operation incidents such as hazardous materials, heavy and tactical technical rescues, water rescues, and other hazard types; 
  • Driving and operating all types of emergency vehicles, fire apparatus, and other emergency equipment; 
  • Removing persons from burning structures and other dangerous situations; 
  • Providing residential safety reviews and commercial buildings inspections; 
  • Inspecting residential and commercial buildings for fire hazards; 
  • Participating in fire safety education and "Community Risk Reduction" (CRR) outreach initiatives; 
  • Participating in hazmat and pre-fire planning; performing hazardous materials mitigation activities; 
  • Performing general maintenance in and around the fire station and to various types of equipment; 
  • Completing general forms and preparing regular reports; 
  • Other duties as assigned.   

[Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses]

  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application. There is no maximum age limit; 
  • Requires high school diploma or GED at the time of application; (Please attach a copy of your Diploma to your application.) 
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of sworn firefighting experience with a paid municipal Fire Department at the time of application, not including time in the Recruit Academy;  
  • Must possess a current Virginia (VA) EMT certification in good standing at the time of application which does not expire within six (6) months after the start date of the Fire Training Academy; (Please attach a copy of your VA EMT certification to your application.) 
  • Must possess Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) or VDFP recognized Firefighter I & II certifications, VDFP or VDFP recognized Hazmat Operations certification, VDFP Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course (EVOC) Level III or VDFP recognized EVOC 1, 2 and 3 certifications at the time of application; (Please attach a copy of these certifications to your application.) 
  • Must possess Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification at the time of application; (Please attach a copy of your CPR certification to your application.) 
  • Must possess ICS100 & ICS200 and ICS700 & ICS800 certification courses at the time of application; (Please attach a copy of these certifications to your application.) 
  • Selected applicants must pass the Richmond Fire Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT); (Selected applicants will be invited to take advantage of the Orientation and Mentoring sessions for CPAT that will begin June 28, 2021.  CPAT Certifications that were completed no more than six (6) months before date of hire will be accepted in lieu of the Richmond Fire CPAT Testing Process.  Please attach a copy of your CPAT certification to your application if applicable.) 
  • Requires a valid Virginia (VA) driver's license or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of hire; (Please note:  A candidate's DMV record cannot have more than negative seven (- 7) traffic points.  Please attach a copy of your OFFICIAL Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) driving record to your application.) 
  • Applicants cannot have a DWI/DUI conviction within three (3) years of the date of application or the date of hire; 
  • Upon successful completion of the Richmond Fire Training Academy, personnel will be reassigned to field suppression and will serve a one (1) year probationary period.  

Please be sure to attach scanned copies of all required documents and certifications.  Failure to do so may result in removal from the application process. 

Special Requirements:

  • Selected applicants who are offered conditional employment must successfully pass the following evaluations:  NFPA 1582 Medical Examination, Psychological Test, Drug Test, and a National and State criminal history records check which includes a FBI finger print check. 
  • Selected applicants who are offered conditional employment will be required to receive vaccines against various diseases or must provide proof of immunization for the specific various diseases. 
  • Must maintain a cumulative minimum average of 75% which will be tabulated from all department quizzes, tests and practical evaluations during the Fire Training Academy.

Criminal Background and Driving Record:

  • A conviction for any felony or entering pleas of no lo contendere in any felony charge automatically disqualifies an applicant; 
  • Conviction of more than one (1) DWI/DUI automatically disqualifies an applicant; 
  • Conviction of one (1) DWI/DUI within three (3) years of the date of application or within three (3) years of date of hire automatically disqualifies an applicant; 
  • An applicant is automatically disqualified if there are more than minus seven (-7) traffic points on their Virginia driver's license (or the equivalent for an out of state license) at either their date of application or at their date of hire; 
  • An applicant cannot have been convicted of any offense that denies the applicant licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  A list of those offenses can be found in the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Training Program Summary - 12VAC5-31-910, click the below link:  http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+12VAC5-31-910