FIREFIGHTER/ADVANCED EMT Montgomery County Fire-EMS Department

Employer: Montgomery County, VA Economic Development
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 5/31/2024
Closing Date: 8/1/2024
Montgomery County, Va Economic DevelopmentMontgomery County, VA Economic Development
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Montgomery County, VA through economic growth. Montgomery County is a growing technology oriented community nestled in the beautiful mountains of Virginia and is home to Virginia Tech and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. We ensure this growth through business retention, expansion, and attraction programs, developing sites/buildings, and supporting local workforce development.
Job Description The Montgomery County Fire-EMS Department is seeking a Firefighter/Advanced EMT. This position performs technical work providing fire suppression, human health emergency medical services, and stabilization procedures at scenes and during transport to medical facilities. The position is normally assigned to a 12-hour shift in the eastern area of Montgomery County.  Duties are performed under emergency conditions and frequently involve considerable personal hazard, including heavy physical effort.  The candidate must have familiarity of the geographical layout of Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, including streets, roads, and major landmarks. This position drives and operates department vehicles and assists in the maintenance and repair of station and equipment.  Candidates must be able to work well with other emergency services personnel, often under hazardous and stressful conditions.
High school diploma or GED required; associate degree or higher preferred.  Experience required; two years of experience as a firefighter or two years of 911 experience as an Advanced EMT. The successful candidate must have a valid Virginia driver’s license, Virginia Advanced EMT certification, ICS-100, 200, 700, 800, VDFP Firefighter I, VDFP Firefighter II, VDFP Hazmat Operations, VA approved emergency vehicle operator’s course, VDFP Driver/Pump Operation (within one year of hire), AHA BLS.  The candidate must be able to successfully complete a written and physical agility test, and pass an NFPA 1582 annual physical.
Starting salary $47,698; dependent on experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits (health, dental and vision, flex spending, life, disability, VRS retirement, 401 & 457 retirement options, onsite clinic, wellness programs, and much more). Qualified candidates should submit an online application with a resume and cover letter at: The position will be open until filled, with the first review of applications on June 14, 2024. For application accommodation for disabilities, contact Human Resources at (540) 394-2007.
Montgomery County, VA, is committed to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) organization, we are dedicated to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention, or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/sexual orientation/gender/identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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