Meeting Cancellations: 

  • Bedford County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, 2018 has been cancelled
  • Bedford County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting for Wednesday, December 26, 2018 has been cancelled
  • The three public hearings as to zoning and subdivision text amendments, originally scheduled for Mon Dec 10 will be heard at the Board's next regularly scheduled meeting which will be on Monday, Jan 14th at 7:00pm.

Bedford County Broadband Authority is requesting public comments as to its submission grant

Bedford County Collection Center Holiday Hours 


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All paper applications can be mailed to: 

Attn: Department of Human Resources

122 East Main Street

Bedford, VA 24523

Fire Marshal

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$18.99 – $33.36 / hour Actual salary dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Posted Date:06/07/2018


Emergency Services


1185 Turning Point Lane Bedford, VA 24523


Position is Part-Time

Candidate must be available to work extensive after hours and fulfill on-call responsibilities


Responsible for supervising and conducting investigations of fire and explosion incidents, post incident witness and suspect interviews; presentations of finding in civil and criminal proceedings, either individually or as a team member, in compliance with the Bedford County and Virginia Code. Shall prepare detailed investigative reports; provide detailed information and opinion on matters of fire prevention and safety. Shall be responsible for overall operation of the fire marshal's office (FMO) and the supervision of employees and volunteers. Shall serve as the designated fire official, conduct inspections, supervise and manage inspection processes and enforce applicable provisions of Statewide Fire Prevention Code. Will serve as an agency spokesperson as necessary. Will facilitate presentations and training to the public as needed. Will teach relevant sections of Fire Fighter I / II and other internal and external courses as needed. At the request of the Director of Community Development, may serve on the Technical Review Committee; making recommendations for plan review and site assessment. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Fire and Rescue.


Minimum Requirements Include:

  • Valid Virginia driver's license

  • Hold VDFP 1033 Fire Investigator and 1031 Fire Inspector certifications and shall maintain state certification in each by completing all required in-service training.

  • High School diploma with post-graduate education in a related field

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Image Trend, other related computer applications; as well as the use of applicable office equipment.

Preferred Experience includes:

  • BHCD certification as a Fire Prevention Inspector

  • Completion of VDFP Firefighter II, Hazmat Operations, EVOC and Fire Instructor II

  • Possess or obtain training in the field of post blast investigations

  • Completion of the VDFP/VFMA Law Enforcement School

  • Certification as an IAAI Fire Investigation Technician, IAAI Certified Fire Investigator or NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator

Bedford County maintains a safe, drug-free workplace for its employees. Drug screening, driving record check,a criminal background check, and previous employer referencesare required for all positions as conditions of pre-employment. EOE / ADA / Minorities / Females / Vets

Salary Range

$18.99 – $33.36 / hour*


                                        *Actual salary dependent on qualifications and experience.


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Date Posted



Open until position is filled

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 For jobs with the Department of Social Services, you must use a state application form.

 Internal Job applicants must use the Employee Transfers Policy.

Or you can call 586-7601 to ask for a form to be mailed to you. You can also pick up the form in person at the Bedford County Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 122 East Main Street, Bedford.