Tidewater Federal Firefighters
  • Getting Hired With Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services
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    Become a Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services Firefighter

    We are always looking for new members to work with us in the best federal fire and rescue department in the country. Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services is one of only 300 accredited agencies by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International with many members credentialed through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Our members provide fire, rescue, EMS, hazmat, and other emergency services as an all hazards response agency on and off base, Protecting Those Who Defend America and our supporting communities. Join an award winning department with districts and members regularly receiving national and regional honors for their hard work, including the Navy Large Fire Department of the Year. NRMA-FES is a world class provider of prehospital emergency medical care and transport, even winning the Virginia Governor’s Award for Outstanding EMS Agency and has the National Association of EMTs Paramedic of the Year. Internationally accredited training is provided for all members helping them achieve these goals with fire and rescue through the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program, leading to IFSAC and ProBoard certifications. EMS training and certification is through internal state credentialed BLS instructors and ALS, leading to National Registry of EMTs certifications. NRMA-FES is primarily located in Virginia and based out of Naval Station Norfolk, but spans to Crane, Indiana and Kittery, Maine with other locations inbetween. Opportunities are endless working at NRMA-FES with constant opportunities for career development, promotion, and even transfer to other federal departments or overseas posts. So, join the best team working the best job in the world as a firefighter and be a part of the Tidewater Federal Firefighter family.


    For entry level firefighter positions, all training is provided on the job or through an academy.
    For advanced firefighter positions, credit is given based on certification and years of experience.
    Specific requirements are under the OPM Fire Protection and Prevention Series (0081) classification.


    Federal Human Resource Offices use a standardized resume following the instructions on USAJobs
    USAJobs has a job application-based tool to walk applicants through making a standardized resume.
    Users create a secure account to access the resume builder and potentially apply for other positions.  
    NOTE: NRMA-FES does not have any positions listed on the USAJobs search website.

    How to Apply

    NRMA-FES is always accepting resumes through the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Authority.
    Applicants can send their completed USAJobs resume and certifications to DirectHireFire@Navy.mil


    NRMA-FES firefighters are paid from GS-03 to GS-07 with paramedics and captains GS-08 to GS-09. 
    The base GS pay scale DOES NOT reflect a firefighter's true pay due to built in overtime and scheduling.
    To better understand the actual salary including locality adjustments and scheduled hours check FedFirePay
    Members are also eligible for the 401k style Thrift Savings Plan with up to 4% federal fund matching.


    NRMA-FES firefighters are federal civilian employees that enjoy a mix of federal and Navy benefits.
    Healthcare benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance with FSA and HSA options.
    Insurance benefits include life, long term disability, and long term care all found through OPM

    Additional Information & Articles

    Apr 26, 2022
    For the best chance to get hired by Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services, applicants should use a USAJobs resume style resume. By using this resume template, it is easier for HRO employees to review candidate qualifications and evaluate experience or be processed by automated keyword tools. We have linked to the USAJobs Help Center: How to build a resume article before but wanted to provide a more in-depth walk-through... (continued)

    Page Last Updated: Apr 26, 2022 (11:27:00)
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