The Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter. We are excited to have multiple positions open for those interested and qualified to provide fire and rescue services to the many citizens and visitors of Frederick County. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions have been filled.
This is a non-exempt, on-call, non-benefited position. The work schedule will consist of varied days, hours, and shift assignments. Candidates will be required to commit to a minimum of 48 hours of availability per month.
This skilled, professional position involves all phases of fire and rescue services including EMT as well as routine non-emergency assignments. Station, unit assignment, and other details will be determined by the County. Shifts will be scheduled for maximum support of the Emergency Medical Services Bureau and its operations. Direction is received through the Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) chain of command and the Bureau Chief of Emergency Services.
Steps in the Selection/Hiring process may include
The following forms will be required in going through the selection process. These forms will be handed out at the Written Exam and must be turned in at the Fire WPE testing.
IMPORTANT!!! Candidates failing to bring these required documents may not be allowed to participate in the process and may be eliminated from consideration!
In addition, since candidates will be completing the Fire WPE while wearing a breathing apparatus they must be fit tested. If candidates have a valid record of an AV 3000 fit test being done within 13 months from date of testing, the Division will determine if this meets the acceptable standard necessary to waive an on site fit test; otherwise, candidates will be fitted for a face piece at the test site when they attend the Fire WPE evaluation. Candidates will also need to bring NFPA approved turnout gear including turnout coat and pants, a helmet, hood, boots and gloves to the Fire WPE evaluation.
A list of examples of work, job qualifications/requirements, and additional information regarding the position can be found within the job posting on the County’s website.
The Frederick County Division of Human Resources uses an online hiring system called NEOGOV which works in conjunction with GovernmentJobs.com. GovernmentJobs.com allows applicants to create a user account, apply for positions directly online, and check the status of their candidacy. To get started and familiarize yourself with this process, access Frederick County’s Employment page on the County’s website.
All applications must be submitted electronically via GovernmentJobs.com.
If you have questions about this part-time employment opportunity, contact Molly Staus at 301-600-1716 or the Division of Human Resources at (301) 600-1070.
The Division of Fire and Rescue Services reserves the right to change all or part of this information at any time without notice.