Deputy Fire Marshal

Crested Butte Fire Protection District - Crested Butte, Colorado

Mar 29, 2021

Application Deadline:
May 14, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$66,759 - $74,613 DOQ annual

Job Description

The Crested Butte Fire Protection District (CBFPD) located in the scenic Elk Mountains of the Upper Gunnison River Valley is seeking a fire prevention professional to serve as Deputy Fire Marshal. The District seeks candidates with a minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience as fire inspector or equivalent with a preference for individuals with firefighting, building code enforcement or construction experience. The ideal candidate will be groomed to succeed the current Fire Marshal upon retirement.

The position is responsible for assisting and working in the absence of the Fire Marshal to direct the fire prevention and life safety programs of the District including plan reviews, inspections, special events, fire investigation, wildfire mitigation and enforcement activities. The Deputy Fire Marshal serves as an authority in all matters regarding interpretation of adopted codes and supervises fire inspector(s) and other assigned personnel. The Deputy Fire Marshal represents the District and interacts regularly with local building officials, construction professionals, building owners and property managers. Position conducts and participates in public education and public relations programs; performs other related duties as directed.

The Crested Butte Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Information

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, direct, organize, schedule, assign, delegate and direct fire prevention and life safety activities of the District. Execute various administrative and special assignments, including but not limited to the development, implementation and supervision for safe, effective and efficient life safety, fire prevention and fire investigation programs.
  • Ensures that the District provides appropriate fire safety inspections for all major occupancies within the District and develops programs for staff to perform and deliver fire inspections and preplanning services to the community; provides and recommends training to the District personnel as necessary to support community risk reduction.
  • Develop, implement and maintain the inspection program for existing buildings to include tracking database information, preparing reports and the assignment of inspections. Validate that the quality and accuracy of the inspection process is being upheld to the CBFPD’s standards.
  • Direct, oversees, and participates as necessary in inspections of all building and property for fire hazards and compliance with adopted fire codes.
  • Coordinate development, delivery and implementation of life safety education programs, including but not limited to: fire prevention week activities, fire drills, and public safety press releases. Directs, coordinates, and participates in fire safety and prevention activities with other governmental agencies, schools, and other public and private groups.
  • Interpret policies, directive and regulations to ensure their proper application; ensure preparation and maintenance of proper records and reports.
  • As necessary, respond to fire calls to initiate fire investigations. May assist on incidents as requested in non-firefighting positions such as investigator, public information officer, liaison and safety.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding fire safety and fire code compliance issues from the public, property owners or the media, keeping immediate supervisor apprised of such issues. Instruct owners in the removal of hazards investigate complaints and assist in educating the public in order to prevent fires and advocates life safety measures.
  • Perform inspections and re-inspections on new and existing commercial and other buildings for fire hazards, warnings and order notices. May perform follow up compliance and enforcement work to ensure compliance with adopted codes.
  • Provide code enforcement procedures, code development, and plan reviews as needed. Interpret policy, directives and regulations and ensure their proper application.
  • Assist as requested on building, accident or incident safety investigations.
  • Coordinate initial and follow-up fire investigation activities, working closely with other investigators to determine the origin and cause of fire.

Work Location:

306 Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte, Colorado 81224.

Anticipated Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Health, vision and dental and life Insurance, pension plan through the Colorado Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA), vacation and sick leave, ski pass benefit, pet friendly workplace.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience: 3 - 5 Years

++Minimum Qualifications: ++

  • Previous experience as a firefighter or code official or equivalent
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Fire Inspector I
  • Current valid Colorado driver’s license
  • CPR certification

++Preferred Qualifications: ++

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any field
  • ICC certification as a Fire Inspector II
  • ICC certification as a Fire Sprinkler Inspector / plans examiner
  • ICC certification as a Commercial Fire Alarm Plan Examiner
  • Certification in structural or wildland firefighting
  • Training or certification in fire investigation

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Contact Information

Ric Ems

Crested Butte Fire Protection District
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
phone: 970-349-5333 x2

How to Apply

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, updated resume and copies or relevant certifications to Fire Marshal Ric Ems at

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