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    Default Henrico County, VA Hiring!

    Henrico County, VA will be taking applications for entry-level firefighters from December 1 through January 5.

    From the county's HR website:

    Job Title: Firefighter (Entry)
    Location: Henrico, VA, US
    Organization Name: County of Henrico Division of Fire

    About Us
    Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

    Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

    Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

    An Internationally Accredited Fire Department, being first accredited in 1998 and reaccredited in 2013, the County of Henrico Division of Fire serves Henrico County. We have twenty fire stations staffed by over 500 highly trained and certified firefighters. All field personnel are State certified firefighters and also certified to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Over 200 are also certified to provide advanced life support (ALS) services. The Division currently has on duty each day 20 engines, 15 Advanced Life Support Medic units, 5 ladder trucks, 3 Heavy Rescue Squads, 2 EMS supervisors, 3 Battalion Chiefs and a District Chief. We also have other specialty equipment available each day. Utilizing the above staff and equipment we provide the following services: Urban and Rural fire services and response; Emergency Medical Advanced life support services and transport; Specialized Teams (HAZMAT, Tech Rescue, Dive/Swift Water); Fire Prevention, Education, and Investigations; Response and Recovery to natural and man-made disasters.

    General State of Duties
    Engages directly in firefighting, rescue, fire prevention, equipment operation and maintenance, fire station maintenance, community service, training activities or EMS functions in the Division of Fire; does related work as required.

    Closing Date
    This position closes on Monday, January 5, 2015.

    Essential Duties
    Ability and willingness to learn; ability to communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain composure and to work well with peers, superiors and the public under stressful emergency conditions, as well as under more relaxed conditions; ability to comply with oral and written instructions, to follow directions and to carry out orders under stressful emergency conditions, as well as under more relaxed conditions; ability to exercise sound judgment during emergency situations; ability to solve problems in a logical, creative and resourceful manner; ability to climb a ladder and work from heights; ability to work in confined spaces, ability to work in and around temperatures extremes (both heat and cold); ability to operate a motor vehicle; ability to keep simple records and to make oral and written reports; basic math ability; dependability; positive attitude; flexibility; physical conditioning which permits the activities necessary in and inherent to the firefighting profession.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Graduation from high school; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Additional Information
    Interested candidates MUST submit a Personal History Questionnaire and required documents by January 19, 2015. Click here to access the Personal History Questionnaire.

    The Division of Fire desires the following knowledge, skills and/or experience for the position of entry-level firefighter position: continuous professional development, familiarity with Henrico County, technical skills related to the fire service, proven leadership and team participation.

    Applicants who successfully meet the requirements for this position will be invited to take a written test.

    A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

    Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a valid Virginia driver's license with a Division of Motor Vehicles record of no more than six (6) demerit points in one (1) year or nine (9) demerit points in two (2) years. Must submit to a battery of pre-employment tests (written and physical strength/agility). Must be eligible for and successfully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia EMT-B Certification course as part of the Division of Fire Recruit Academy. Requires a pre-employment physical examination and/or medical tests and substance-abuse tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services or their contractees, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the position.

    How To Apply
    You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through www.henricojobs.com.


    Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, January 5, 2015.

    Minimum Salary: $41,060

    Maximum Salary: $73,783
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    Do you know how many they are looking to hire ?

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    I would guess 15-25, depending on retirements, etc.
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    Is a virginia license really requires at the time of the app?

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    I spoke with HR yesterday and they said no you do not need to have a Virginia license.

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    Confirmed that you do not need to have a Virginia license to apply, but must have one prior to first day of employment.
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    Hey all did everyone receive the background questionnaire via email yesterday or did I just miss it on the original application. I looked over the application multiple times and don't recall seeing it. Anyone else have same issue.

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    Sent my packet in today. Hey Nupe I can't figure out how to PM you any way you can send me link for study guide

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    FF2010 Turn on your PM and try to again.

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