Current VBFD Candidates: Polygraph reports are now being reviewed. Updates will be sent early November.
Volunteer Interest? VBFD is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Support Technicians, now through Friday, Oct 31st!
FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT (Full Time)
Summary Position Description:
Firefighters provide skilled emergency, medical pre hospital, and non-emergency services in a variety of areas including fire suppression, medical pre-hospital assistance, public education, and information. Firefighters are assigned to work a 24-hour shift, or other assigned shift, responding as needed during that shift. During the first six years a VBFD Firefighter will be assigned to work a 56-hour work week. Other Fire assignments may include a 40-hour work week in an administrative or training position.
$39,457.44 - $57,213.36 (starting annual salary of $39,457.44)
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· Annual Leave
· Birthday Leave
· Compensatory Leave
· Court Leave
· Family Medical Leave
· Funeral Leave
· Injury Leave
· Jury Leave
· Military Leave with Pay
· Sick Leave
· Health and Dental Insurance
· Life Insurance
· Social Security and Medicare
· Worker’s Compensation
· Credit Union
· Deferred Compensation
- 18 years old (at time of employment)
- High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) (at time of application)
- Valid United States driver’s license (at time of application)
- Eligible to work in the United States (at time of application)
As a condition of employment, all VBFD Firefighter Recruit employees must sign an agreement stating they will not use tobacco products either on or off duty. Firefighters must maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness and maintain driving privileges throughout their employment with the Virginia Beach Fire Department.
NOTE: All documents submitted will become property of the City of Virginia Beach Fire Department and will not be returned. Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Start gathering or submitting requests now.
TIP: Some agencies require up to 30 days to process your request. Find out their timeline requirements when submitting your request and plan accordingly.