Career Opportunities

Beneficial Impact


Find a career in a fast growing municipality with the opportunity to be an integral part of a dynamic Fire and Rescue Department?

Stafford County (home to Marine Corps Base Quantico and the FBI Academy) is a rapidly growing suburban Washington, DC jurisdiction of over 150,000 residents with excellent schools and recreation opportunities. Stafford County is rich in both Colonial and Civil War history - boasting George Washington’s boyhood home and offers many exciting career and personal growth opportunities.

Career personnel work side-by-side with over 300 active volunteers serving throughout the 14 fire and rescue stations, answering over 23,000 emergency calls for fire and rescue services each year. 

Related Challenges


Our department is growing and so are the demands and challenges faced by our personnel. Our challenges include those faced by many fire and rescue services in a suburban environment, but are further challenged by several of the county’s unique vulnerabilities such as marine traffic on the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers, commuter rail service, high security and historically significant facilities, a regional airport, one of the busiest sections of Interstate highway in the nation and the second fastest growing population in the Washington, DC metro area.

To learn more about the Department, to include, position vacancies, job descriptions, salary and upcoming recruit schools, please contact us at 540-658-7200.

To apply for a position with Stafford County Fire and Rescue, please visit Stafford website for employment and application information.

Employment Benefits for Full-Time Employees of Stafford County


Health Insurance


Coverage is available through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits.

Retirement


Administered by the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Employee contributions are funded entirely by the County. The County also participates in the Law Enforcement/Firefighter Retirement Program (LEO), which is also administered by VRS.

457 Deferred Compensation Program


Supplemental retirement program for full-time employees that allows employees to defer a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis (federal and state tax-free). The plan administrator offers various investment options.

Life Insurance


Administered by the Virginia Retirement System with coverage provided by Minnesota Life. Basic coverage includes benefits for natural death, which is twice the employee’s annual salary rounded to the next highest thousand and then doubled, and coverage for accidental health, which is double the natural health death benefit. Employees pay a small portion of their salary toward the cost of the monthly premium for basic life insurance. Optional life insurance with additional group life insurance coverage is also available to employees and their dependents.

Leave Benefits


Annual leave is accrued based on years of service. 0 to 3 years of service - 8 hours per month; 4 to 15 years of service - 12 hours per month; More than 15 years of service - 16 hours per month. Sick leave is accrued as follows: Less than 5 years of service - 8 hours per month; More than 5 years of service - 12 hours per month.

Holiday Leave


Regular full-time employees receive 10 paid holidays per year and 2 floating holidays.

Credit Union Affiliation


Employees and their families are eligible to join the Marine Federal Credit Union and the Virginia Credit Union.

Workers’ Compensation


Coverage at no cost to employees for injury or illness arising out of and in the course of employment.

Voluntary Insurance Programs


AFLAC and Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company both offer various disability, hospital, cancer, and other insurance products through payroll deduction.

"Health Choice" Wellness Program


The County’s wellness program offers a variety of educational workshops and recreational activities to promote improved health and well-being.