Performs a wide range of technical and physically demanding work in fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, and public life safety education. These duties include driving and operating fire and EMS vehicles and the use of fire and EMS technical equipment. These duties are often performed under stress and in a variety of hazardous work environments. Performs other duties as assigned.
Employees in this class may be assigned to work rotating shifts or a straight day work schedule, as required.
1) Must be at least 18 years of age.
2) Minimum of 2 years of fire and EMS experience.
3) Applicants must be currently certified at the following levels:
NFPA Fire Fighter II (Virginia Department of Fire Programs or Professional Qualifications Board (ProBoard) or International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification.
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or greater
1) Hazardous Materials – Operations Level
2) Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification
Copies of current technical certifications must be attached to the City of Fairfax job application at the time of submission. Training and work experience that is deemed by the department to be equivalent to the above referenced technical certifications may be considered.
Candidates chosen to participate in the selection process will be required to pass a written examination (for technical knowledge), a work performance evaluation (for technical skill, physical strength and stamina), an initial oral interview, and an online EMS aptitude test.
Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must pass a job-related physical examination, polygraph examination, a comprehensive background investigation and final interview. Fire Department employees are required to sign an employment agreement that includes a non-tobacco use clause. All employees must possess and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license and good driving record.