Chesterfield County Firefighter/EMT in Chesterfield, Virginia

Minimum Qualifications:

Chesterfield Fire & EMS is committed to recruiting qualified, diverse candidates who are 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. See our website at At time of application, must have high school diploma or GED; be at least 18 years of age; possess a valid driver's license and good driving record (NOTE: *An applicant whose driving record reflects a total accumulation of six or more negative points within the past three years, a major violation as defined in the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code within the past four years OR a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving record point balance less than negative one shall be ineligible.). In addition, applicants are required to pass a written examination and a physical ability test; pass an extensive background investigation; be in good health as determined by a physician following a pre-employment medical examination with 20/20 vision or corrected to 20/25. *PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EMT-B Certification (Virginia or National Registry), military service or an associate's degree or equivalent coursework at the bachelor's level. *Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required. This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check. *Please review the written examination's Study Guide (click this link to access).


Respond to emergency calls and provide services for a diverse community including emergency patient care, firefighting, hazardous materials mitigation, community risk reduction and public safety education. Drive and operate emergency apparatus; maintain fire equipment, medical equipment, apparatus and facilities. Perform other duties as required. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: All applicants must maintain a valid email account throughout the entire recruitment process. Applicants who submit a Chesterfield County application form online for the position of Firefighter/EMT by the stated deadline will be notified by email of test dates, times and locations. If you have questions, please contact the Chesterfield Fire & EMS Human Resource Division at (804) 748-1360, Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. EST.


40 hours/week during Recruit School; 24 hours on/48 hours off shift schedule after graduation (may vary based on assignment).

Work Location:

Fire & EMS

Job Title: Firefighter/EMT

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 12/28/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $42,800.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Requisition #: 18-00234

Position #: See the personnel requisition review request

Department: Fire