|We're Hiring! ALS/BLS Full and Part-Time Positions Available|
|By Member Jason Ferguson|
|December 31, 2020|
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 and will work closely with volunteer fire & EMS agencies as a part of the combined Fire & EMS system. As a member of an all-hazards response organization, duties will include rescue and the provision of emergency medical care and transport of the sick and injured, firefighting, hazardous materials response, and community risk reduction.
Minimum Requirements: All candidates must be 21 years of age, valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record. Must be able to pass standard medical exams and physical ability/practical skills tests, to include CPAT within 1-year from date of employment or be able to show proof of a valid CPAT within the past 3-years. Will be required to perform all physical tasks associated with emergency medical services, fire suppression and related activities. All applicants must at least have 3 years of fulltime career fire and EMS experience and be able to clearly affirm such experience.
BLS applicants must also possess the following credentials: Virginia Emergency Medical Technician Certified, Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (minimum of class 2) and meet all other job requirements set forth in the BLS full time job description.
ALS applicants must all posses the following credentials in addition to those of BLS applicants: Virginia Intermediate or Paramedic (National Registry preferred); ACLS, PEPP or PALS, PHTLS preferred, and meet all other job requirements set forth in the ALS full time job description.
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.
EMT- Firefighter-BLS – Salary Range: $35,753-$53,630
EMT- Firefighter-ALS – Salary Range: $39,686-$59,529
Benefit package includes VRS retirement (w/ LEOS), health, dental, and life insurance, and educational reimbursement opportunities.