Fire & Rescue Recruitment

To apply for a Fire & Rescue position, review the minimum eligibility requirements for our Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter Medic (EMTP) positions below on this page. To find out more about working for the Airports Authority, call our 24-hour Job Information Line at (703) 417-8366 and follow us on Twitter. Thank you for your interest in an Airports Authority career.

Office of Human Resources
Employment Department, MA-510
1 Aviation Circle
Washington, DC 20001-6000

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Salaries

Firefighter
Entry Level* 
   Annually  Biweekly
 Starting $52,219  $2,008.42
 Top Salary     $86,161      $3,313.88
 
 
Firefighter Medic
 
Entry Level*
   Annually   Biweekly
 Starting  $57,571   $2,214.27
 Top Salary  $94,993   $3,653.58
 

                                                                    Current Authorized Strength  

 Headquarters  14
 10
 Uniformed
 Civilians
 National Airport  45  Uniformed
 Dulles Airport  84  Uniformed
 Fire Department Total  153  
*revised January 10, 2016
 
 

Firefighter and Firefighter Medic – Minimum Qualifications

  1. Age 18 (or older)

 

  1. A high school diploma, a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED), or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training

 

  1. One year of progressively responsible experience (post high school) as full firefighter member (not a trainee) with Firefighter II certification of an organized fire department

 

 

  1. For volunteer service to be creditable, the volunteer service must include regularly recurring participation in training/instruction and response to fire calls and other emergencies

 

  1. Possession of Firefighter II certification, which must include HAZMAT Operations (HMO) certification, accredited by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)

 

  1. Possession of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), showing effective date and expiration date or ability to obtain this certification within ninety days of the date of the Final Offer letter. An EMT qualified candidate who is selected, but lacks certification by the OEMS, will have 90 days from the date of the Final Offer letter to obtain certification from the OEMS

 

 

  1. For Firefighter Medic, possession of EMT-P certification by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), showing effective date and expiration date or ability to obtain this certification within 90 days of the date of the Final Offer letter.  An EMT-P qualified candidate who is selected, but lacks certification by Virginia, will have 90 days from the date of the Final Offer letter to obtain certification from the Virginia Department of Health, OEMS

 

  1. Ability to perform effectively without adverse effects of motion sickness, claustrophobia or similar factors

 

  1. For Firefighter Medic, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification accredited by the American Heart Association showing effective and expiration dates

 

  1. Must possess current valid driver's license from state of residence at time of interview. [Note: Maryland residents must have Class ‘B’ endorsement]

 

  • For complete Firefighter job description, click here

  • For complete Firefighter Medic job description, click here

 

Application Selection Process

Please Note: As part of the application process, identification and copies of all required certifications must be presented at the time of the written test.

  • Structured Interview

  • Polygraph Examination

  • Conditional Offer

  • Background Clearance, to include medical examination and drug testing

  • Final Offer

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