It probably comes as no surprise the City of Grand Junction is currently hiring for positions in the fire prevention field. Colorado fires have been top headlines for months now. Are you ready for a new career?

The City of Grand Junction's official webpage currently lists three job openings related to fire prevention. None of these fall under the categories of "fire jumper" or some related "extreme" job description. These are firefighter/EMT positions. Here's a quick rundown.

  • 1

    Entry & Lateral Firefighter

    $18.71 - $26.19 hr

    What are the duties associated with this job? According to the City of Grand Junction's official webpage:

    Grand Junction Fire Department Firefighters 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.

    Qualifications include:

    • 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 certificate OR National Registry EMT certificate on or before September 1, 2018
    • CPR certificate on or before September 1, 2018
    • Colorado Driver's License or ability to obtain
    • Must be able to distinguish between red and green
    • Minimum vision 20/30
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be 18 years of age – at time of hire
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  • 2

    Entry & Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic

    $20.66 - $28.93 hr

    Duties associated with this position include:

    • 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
    • Perform station maintenance.
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  • 3

    Fire Prevention Specialist

    $32.75 - $36.15 hr

    According to the City of Grand Junction's official webpage, the ideal candidate for this job will have:

    Experience in a government, hospital or other large organization with responsibility for performing fire and life safety inspections, plan reviews and enforcement activities. A candidate possessing ICC Fire Plans Examiner, State of Colorado Fire Inspector III – Plan Examiner, and State of Colorado Fire Suppression – Plan Reviewer certificates at the time of application is highly desirable. Fire service experience is preferred.

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