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DC Fire and EMS is currently hiring the following posiition:

1) Firefighter/Paramedics
Closing Date: March 18, 2023

DC Fire and EMS Firefighter/Paramedics can work in a fast-paced, high call volume jurisdiction with unique and high-profile special events related to its status as the Nation’s Capital.

The Department’s diverse mission also gives firefighter paramedics the opportunity to apply for positions in all four of its disciplines throughout their careers.

Firefighter/Paramedic is assigned to one of approximately thirty-three fire stations throughout the District of Columbia.

The incumbent will primarily travel by Medic Unit and Fire Unit in a prompt and efficient manner in response to calls for emergency medical care of critically ill or injured patients.

2) Equal Opportunity Specialist
Closing Date: February 2, 2023

This is position is located in the District of Columbia Government (District), Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS), Office of the Fire Chief (Office), Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Division (Division).

The Division is charged with investigating and addressing claims of discrimination in the FEMS using proactive measures including outreach and education.

The purpose of the position is to serve as an Equal Opportunity Specialist with overall responsibility for advising employees who believe they have been discriminated against; conducts prompt investigations of complaints; negotiates for resolution of cases; maintains and secures all documents pertinent to information, formal complaints, and case management.

3) Supervisory Public Health Analyst (Community Health Liaison)
Closing Date: February 26, 2023

The Community Health Liaison is in the DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services’ Office of the Medical Director. 

The position of Community Health Liaison in the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services department is responsible for assessing, developing, implementing, and reporting high-quality, standardized, and measurable community health goals to support the public health programs Implemented by the Fire and Emergency Medical Services department in collaboration with other DC government agencies. 

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Medical Director, who provides assignments in terms of broadly defined goals and objectives to be achieved.

The incumbent exercises independent judgment in planning and carrying out the assigned responsibilities.

4) Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
Closing Date: March 5, 2023

This position is located in the Apparatus/Fleet Maintenance Division of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS). 

Our team members are the heart and soul of our company.

We take pride in our equipment, our work, and our team.

We respect and value our team members and the contributions they make toward our success.

At DC Fire and EMS, you will work in a respectful and safe environment where you are a member of the DC FEMS Fleet family.

Many of our team members have experienced unparalleled growth opportunities, with many building lifelong careers within our company.

The Fleet Division is looking for an individual who wants to be an integral part of making our organization stronger and more efficient. If you get a kick out of why something isn’t working and making it work, then DCFEMS might be just the right fit for you.

5) Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic
Closing Date: March 10, 2023

At DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) Fleet Division, our team members are the heart and soul of our company.

We take pride in our equipment, our work, and our team.

We respect and value our team members and the contributions they make toward our success.

At DC Fire and EMS, you will work in a respectful and safe environment where you are a member of the DC FEMS Fleet family.

Many of our team members have experienced unparalleled growth opportunities, with many building lifelong careers within our company. The fleets division is looking for an individual who wants to be an integral part of making our organization stronger and more efficient. If you get a kick out of why something isn’t working and making it work, then DCFEMS might be just the right fit for you.

This position is located in the Apparatus/Fleet Maintenance Division of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS).

Our Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanics work under the general direction of the foreman and receive daily direction either orally or by shop repair order.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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Firefighter/EMT Application Period Closed August 31, 2022

*For inquiries related to the exam or Firefighter/EMT position, please e-mail [email protected]

 

With 150 years of service, #DCsBravest is entering a new chapter and we want you to be part of our story.

We are an all-hazards emergency response department in the Nation’s Capital. One of the busiest departments in the country, we respond to more than 250,000 calls for fire, EMS, and technical rescue service annually. We practice our core values 24-hours a day, 365 days a year – the BASICS:

Bravery * Accountability * Safety * Integrity * Compassion * Service

We offer not just a job, but a life-long career, with high quality training, a standard of excellent, and excellent pay and benefits, including a retirement pension.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. English speaking Bilingual applicants are encouraged.

WHAT IS *NEW* ABOUT THE ENTRANCE EXAM FOR FIREFIGHTER/EMT:

On August 1, the application period for Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) opens for 30 days. Once you apply, you can choose to take the exam in person or virtually!

  • The virtual option to test is an exciting first for our department! The District of Columbia has partnered with National Testing Network to develop and proctor the exam. With this new partnership, we are switching from one mass exam every few years to ongoing, more frequent testing with shorter waits in between application periods.
     
  • There is a $55.00 fee to take the Firefighter/EMT entrance exam, as well as a $23.00 fee to take an optional practice exam. If you are a resident of the District of the Columbia and can provide a DC driver’s license, these fees are waived.

At time of application, please be ready to upload the following documents:

  1. Birth Certificate or Valid U.S. Passport. You must be a United States Citizen and show that you have reached the age of 19 years old at the time of application.
  2. Valid Driver’s License.
  3. A copy of your High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

For more information:

EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: fems.dc.gov