ujfd careers

The UJFD is a not for profit corporation under contract with the towns of Underhill and Jericho to provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services. We protect a population of more than 8,000 people and cover an area of over 100 sq. miles. We have two fulltime Firefighter/EMTs and a group of volunteer firefighters, firefighter/EMTs and EMTs. 


The Underhill Jericho Fire Department uses a comprehensive screening process for filling its full time staff positions. Each applicant must meet the requirements in order to be eligible for employment. Those requirements are:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Valid driver's license

  • National Registry EMT certification and State of Vermont EMS licensing is required at the time of appointment.

  • Firefighter 1 certification is required at the time of appointment.

  • Knowledge of firefighting techniques, equipment and safety procedures.

  • Knowledge of emergency medical services.

  • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of department policies and procedures.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective employee and public relations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion shown as evidenced by ongoing training and professional development.

  • Regular attendance is necessary and is an essential expectation of the job functions.

  • Ability to understand and comply with UJFD standards, safety rules and personnel policies.

Essential functions

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, performing fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, technical rescue, training and fire prevention activities.​ The comprehensive list of responsibilities and essential job functions are as follows: 

  • Drive and operate fire and rescue equipment and vehicles; perform duties associated with fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, technical rescue, training and fire prevention activities.

  • Maintain vehicles, equipment, station and grounds as assigned by chief officers.

  • Perform daily inspections of department equipment.

  • Participate in the cleaning, inspection and replacement of tools and equipment.

  • Participate in department training activities.

  • Assist chief officers with daily and monthly reports as required.

  • Complete all written forms and documentation as required, administrative duties/ paperwork are a key essential job roll.

  • Maintain positive public relations; performs tours for educational groups and promote fire safety and prevention.

  • Attend classes, seminars, and workshops to maintain and improve job knowledge and skills. 


Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 per hour (commensurate upon experience) + Benefits

After initial training the hours for this job are planned to be weekdays from 7:00AM to 3:00PM with up to 3 hours of overtime a week on Tuesday nights from 7:00PM to 10:00PM to correspond with our training nights.

*** All Applicants Must Apply Online ***

If you would like to join our team, send your resume and cover letter or CV in a PDF format to info@ujfd.org

This position will remain open until filled.

The UJFD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.