Firefighter/Paramedic: Grand Junction Colorado Deadline: March 25, 2016

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Deadline: March 25, 2016

Salary: $4,986.80 – $6,047.25 Monthly

Job Description:

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. 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.


Grand Junction is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Visitors and residents enjoy activities including whitewater rafting, golfing, skiing and snowboarding, fishing and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails. Grand Junction serves as a regional hub for retail, transportation, higher education and exceptional medical care.



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 and advanced 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.



1  Colorado Paramedic Certification OR National Registry Paramedic Certification – at time of hire

2  PALS certificate OR PEPP certificate – at time of hire

3  ACLS certificate – at time of hire

4  CPR certificate – at time of hire

5  Valid Colorado Driver License or ability to obtain

6  Must be able to distinguish red and green

7  Minimum vision 20/30

8  High school diploma or equivalent

9  Must be 18 years of age – at time of hire


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.

 Supplemental Information:


Pay starts at $18.61 hourly until graduated from the Fire Academy

and on Mesa County Protocols.


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.

1  Any conviction of: felony; perjury; “hate crime”; crime of violence as an adult; theft; DUI/DWAI; hit and run accident

2  Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancelation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state

3  Illegal drug use and/or current alcohol abuse

The Hiring Process

Telephone Interview, Oral Board Interview, Aptitude Test, Physical Ability Test, Personnel Evaluation Profile, Suitability Evaluation, Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA), Fingerprints, Background Investigation, Chief’s Interview, Pre-Employment Drug and Medical/Psychological Evaluation Screening

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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