Loundoun County Government FIRE-RESCUE TECHNICIAN in Virginia


Recruitment #18-F2-0052

Date Opened:8/10/2017 8:00:00 AM

Closing Date:8/24/2017 5:00:00 PM

Hiring Range:$46,524-$82,736

Department:FIRE & RESCUE

Job Type:

Departmental Recruitment



Eligible For:Full Benefits



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Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is seeking qualified applicants to establish a two-year eligibility list for regular, full-time Fire-Rescue Technicians working 42 hours per week at various sites. General duties include: emergency fire and rescue response, training, maintaining emergency apparatus in a state of readiness, public education, fire safety building surveys, life safety activities, and civilian and volunteer customer service. Fire-Rescue Technicians routinely drive and operate fire equipment, and direct and perform daily, weekly and monthly inspections of emergency response vehicles. This position may be used to fill various administrative and/or other Technician vacancies within and across the Department, to include all Divisions and Sections; personnel are subject to transfer based on Departmental need. This eligibility list will be good for a period of two years but may be extended or closed at the discretion of the Chief of System.


Must be 21 years of age and a full-time, regular employee of LCFR on or before the date of ad closure. Requires a high school diploma/GED and three years as a current career LCFR Firefighter/EMT or LCFR Assistant Fire Marshal on or before the posted closing date of the job advertisement.


Requires a valid, appropriate driver’s license. Required certifications include: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, Virginia EMT-B, NFPA 1002 EVOC III, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations, and NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator-Pumper. In order to show proof of certification at the time of application for the NFPA 1002 Driver Operator-Pumper requirement, candidates will be required to submit either a Virginia Department of Fire Programs certificate or certificate showing equivalency through the Pro-Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System, as outlined in SOP 02.05.01, Promotional Guidelines. Applicants must complete an LCFR Promotional Addendum (Form 019), attach (only) a copy of your NFPA 1002 Driver Operator-Pumper and submit via e-mail as one scanned document to: lcfr-hr@loudoun.gov by 1700 hours on the date of ad closure (note: candidates DO NOT need to include a copy of valid driver’s license or high school diploma/GED). To receive preference points for college education, include a copy of your degree with the promotional addendum. A County of Loudoun electronic application must be received by County Human Resources by 1700 on date of ad closure.


The selection process will include: review of application and promotional addendum, a written examination, practical skill exercises, verification of certifications and experience, and a full review of personnel file. Two non-compensated, non-mandatory orientation sessions will be held on August 29, 2017 (0900 hours) and August 30, 2017 (0900 hours) at the Oliver Robert ‘O.R.’ Dubé Fire & Rescue Training Academy. These sessions will address the multiple choice test and practical examination. Sessions are redundant; candidates only need to attend one. The written examination will consist of a 100-question multiple choice test, which will be administered on September 12, 2017 and/or September 13, 2017; assignment of test date for each candidate will be made by LCFR Human Resources based on Departmental need. Appeals sessions for the multiple choice test will be held on September 13, 2016 (1600 hours) and September 14, 2016 (1000 hours). Additional information regarding appeals will be disseminated at the multiple choice test. All written test questions will be selected from the following publications: NOVA Quick Reference Guide for Occupancy Responses (December 2013); NOVA Manual – Engine Company Operations (December 2013); IFSTA Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook (Third Edition) – Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; Jones and Bartlett: Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, (Enhanced Third Edition) – Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 36, 37, 38; Loudoun County EMS Council, Inc. Protocols, Policies & Procedures (as of July 2017); LCFR Vehicle Inspection Manual (February 2009); LCFR Procedure for Rural Water Supply Operations (April 2005); LCFR SOPS – Sections 1, 2, 3, and 5; and Loudoun County HR Policy Handbook Chapter 3. The top 40 candidates scoring 70 percent or above on the written exam will be invited to the practical skill exercises. The practical skill exercises will be conducted with a Class A pumper and will include a drafting and pumping station, an attack evolution station, a driving station, and an apparatus inspection station. The practical skill exercises will be administered the week of October 2 – 6, 2017. Further details regarding the practical skill exercises will be provided to those candidates eligible to compete.