Entry & Lateral Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic: Grand Junction Colorado Deadline: August 24


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Entry & Lateral Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: August 24, 2018

Salary: $20.66 – $28.93 Hourly

Job Description:

Entry Pay Rate: $20.66
Lateral Pay Rate: $21.71
(2912 hours per year)
Additional pay increase given after Fire Academy graduation & completion of Mesa County protocols


The City of Grand Junction is now accepting applications to fill current vacancies and create a pool for future vacancies. The Grand Junction Fire Department is the largest career fire department between Denver and Salt Lake City. The GJFD is a self-sufficient organization providing a variety of services. The department serves 649 square miles of Mesa County and is also the area’s ambulance provider. The department is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to provide quality care to a varied population in a dynamic and demanding environment. GJFD operates a progressive Advanced Life Support (ALS) system leaving you as the patient care decision maker. In conjunction with local hospitals, GJFD was awarded the American Heart Association Gold Standard for identifying “STEMI’s” in the field.

FPPA • Comprehensive Benefits • Competitive Pay • Career Advancement • Outdoor Capital of Western Colorado


Grand Junction Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedics work under the general supervision of a Fire Captain and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls.  They work with their assigned station crew to provide basic life support care; perform all phases of fire suppression and fire prevention duties to protect life and property; provide emergency rescue including Hazardous Materials, Technical Rope, Swift Water, Confined Space, Trench, and Hazardous Device (bomb); operate, maintain, and inspect emergency response equipment and vehicles; and perform station maintenance.

 Primary functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for performing heavy, moderate or light lifting; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; operating emergency medical equipment.Qualifications


Lateral candidates must have successfully completed a fire academy and have a minimum of 3 years of experience at a paid career department upon application
Colorado EMT-I or EMT-P certificate OR a National Registry EMT-I or EMT-P certificate on or before September 1, 2018
PALS certificate OR PEPP certificate on or before September 1, 2018
ACLS certificate on or before September 1, 2018
CPR certificate on or before September 1, 2018
Valid Colorado Driver’s License or ability to obtain
Must be able to distinguish red and green and a minimum vision 20/30
High school diploma or equivalent
Must be 18 years of age upon time of hire
 Supplemental Information


This list of critical admissions, which may be cause for disqualification from employment with the Grand Junction Fire Department, is provided to Fire Department applicants, Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Technicians and others involved in the Fire Department recruiting process. The listed admissions are not the exclusive basis for disqualification. The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the following admissions. • Any conviction of: a felony, perjury, “hate crime”, crime of violence as an adult, theft, DUI/DWAI, and/or a hit and run accident • Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancelation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state • Illegal drug use and/or current alcohol abuse


City applications are available online at www.RedOrBlue4u.com–Apply Online. Application must be submitted by 5:00 PM on August 24th, 2018. For hearing/ speech/ visually impaired dial 711 (TTY). Contact Human Resources with questions, (970) 244-1512. Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.


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