Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life?  Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities. 

Position Details

  • Department: Fire & EMS
  • Compensation: Starting salary $17.81/hour, may be negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
  • Hours: Part-Time
  • Deadline:  Position open until filled.
Powhatan County is accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the County’s Part-time Firefighter/EMT positions.  This position averages 24 hours per week on a 12 hour rotating shift with a salary of $17.81 per hour.  Shift times include weekday, weekend, and weekend overnight.
This position performs professional protective work providing firefighting services, in addition to emergency and non-emergency medical services.

Candidates shall be able to drive and operate various types of fire and rescue equipment, respond to fire and medical emergencies, and provide appropriate care to patients.

 A thorough knowledge of fire, rescue, hazardous materials and emergency service delivery is required.  Must possess the ability to act quickly and appropriately in all hazardous situations.  

Certification as Firefighter II (NFPA 1001), EMT-Basic; Hazardous Materials Operations and NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800 is required.

Must be at least 21 years of age on first day of employment; pass a criminal records check; pass a driving history check; pass a pre-employment physical exam; cannot serve as an active operational  member of any volunteer Fire or EMS agency within the County of Powhatan; may have to work beyond work schedule with little or no notice; must maintain EMT-Basic certification and valid driver’s license for duration of employment.  

Salary negotiable, based on qualifications and experience. Submit completed County application, letter of application, detailed resume, salary history and work related references to: Human Resources, County of Powhatan, 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or email Position open until filled.  Powhatan County applications can be obtained from the County’s website at

Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace
Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a Drug Free Workplace.

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