Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 16, 2022
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This position serves as an evaluator or instructor for fire/EMS Training. Personnel in this position should be able to effectively communicate lesson plans in a variety of settings to include classroom and practical settings.


  • The ability to communicate in both oral and written forms to students.
  • Provide Fire/EMS training instruction to new recruits both volunteer and career.
  • Prepare lesson plans for both didactic and practical settings.
  • Provide support to training and administrative staff during practical testing.
  • Assess potential applicants during promotional assessment centers.
  • Maintain accurate class records and personal records as they pertain to documenting hours worked.
  • Must adhere to all applicable Roanoke County and Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department polices and procedures.


Required: Current Virginia Department of Fire Programs Instructor 1 certification or higher, graduation from high school or the equivalent.
Preferred: Current Virginia Department of Fire Programs Instructor 2 Certification, Associates Degree or higher from an Accredited College or University. Current Virginia Emergency Medical Technician –Basic Certification.
Required: Three years of documented experience in the fire service as a firefighter or above.
Preferred: Three years of documented experience as a certified fire instructor. Five years of documented experience in the fire service as a firefighter and three years documented experience as a fire officer.
Certifications/ Licenses
Required: Current Virginia Department of Fire Programs Instructor 1.
Valid Virginia Drivers License with zero points or positive points.
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Good physical condition. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer physical examination. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise students while in training

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

• Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
• Twelve paid holidays
• Short Term Disability Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
• Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered   position.  County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
• Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit Union Membership