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Wednesday May 17, 2017

Vance County Hiring Fire Engineer

Vance County Human Resources

122 Young Street, Ste. B

Henderson, NC 27536

Phone: (252) 738-2017


Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday




Department:    Fire Department

Position Title:  Fire Engineer

Salary:             $34,224 – $35,940 (DOQ)

Application Close Date: Open until filled


Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Minimum of 21 years of age, Graduation from high school or GED.


Special Requirements:


NC Certified Level I/II Firefighter

NC Certified Hazardous Materials Level I

NC Certified Emergency Vehicle Driver

NC Certified Driver Operator Pumps

NC Certified Driver Operator Aerials

NC Certified EMT- Basic

NIMS 100,200 and 700, 800

NC Class “B” Driver’s License VA CDL

Ability to obtain Fire Instructor Level I and Fire Officer Level I within 12 months


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the operation of firefighting apparatus. Considerable knowledge of the hazards of firefighting and Ems procedures. Working knowledge of firefighting and Ems procedures. Ability to operate fire pumps and other equipment effectively. Ability to drive safely, fire equipment in adverse conditions and according to motor vehicles laws. Working knowledge of the routine maintenance of firefighting equipment. Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations. Ability to perform duties in accordance with established fire command and emergency medical procedures / techniques and medical protocols. Ability to communicate firmly and courteously with the public and other agencies. Ability to maintain effective work relationships with other employees and volunteers. Working knowledge of the incident command system. Considerable knowledge of and skill in administering emergency medical procedures and techniques. Considerable knowledge of County and City geography and locations of roads and streets. Ability to work with a diverse socio-economic population, based on the unique situations encountered.


Job Description/Duties:

Performs responsible protective service work in providing fire suppression; Performs responsible protective service work in providing emergency medical service. Performs responsible protective service work in operating fire department apparatus in a safe and effective manner. Fill in as officer on fire apparatus in the event as needed. Daily responsibilities for maintenance of equipment and station. Participation in on-going Fire and EMS training. All other duties as assigned by Officer in Charge.


Special Requirements:

Proficiency desired in Typing, Word, Excel and Fire Programs Reporting.



Applications are posted on the County website:

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