Join Our Team!
By Member Jason Ferguson
July 8, 2018

The Department of Fire & EMS is seeking highly motivated candidates interested in pursuing a career in public safety. Full and part-time positions are available.

EMT- Firefighter-BLS - Position Salary Range: ($31,498 - $48,747)


EMT- Firefighter-ALS – Position Salary Range: ($32,772 - $51,244)

*****$750 Sign-on Bonus*****

***Additional $500.00 Bonus after (15) months of employment***

Botetourt County is accepting applications for full-time EMT/Firefighter-BLS and EMT/Firefighter-ALS positions. These positions will report directly to the Department of Fire & EMS, but will work closely with volunteer fire & EMS agencies. Duties will primarily focus on the provision of emergency medical care with firefighting as a secondary focus.

Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age, valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record, current EVOC, current VDFP FF I or NFPA 1001 equivalent required, FFII preferred. Virginia OEMS EMT-B (BLS), EMT-I or P (ALS) with verifiable field experience, current CPR, PEPP, PHTLS, and ACLS (ALS) preferred.

Must be able to pass standard medical exams and physical ability/practical skills tests. Will be required to perform all physical tasks associated with emergency medical services, fire suppression and related activities.

Starting salary for the positions will be based on qualifications. Comprehensive benefit package includes VRS retirement (w/ LEOS), health, dental, and life insurance, EAP and educational reimbursement opportunities. Excellent opportunities for advancement.

Applications for consideration during this process are due by 5:00 p.m., July 15, 2018

All applicants are required to be fingerprinted for background purposes prior to the initial testing and interview.

Go to for application, complete job description and benefits summary.

Submit Application, Cover Letter and Resume to:
Botetourt County Human Resources
5 West Main St, Suite 200, Fincastle, VA 24090
or e-mail to
(Reference Full-Time EMT – FF-BLS or ALS in the subject line)

A completed application form is required to be considered for the position.

Botetourt County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Attachment Botetourt Applicant Hiring Timeline SUMMER 2018.pdf  (99k)
Attachment job flyer 7_18.pdf  (229k)