Firefighter - EMT

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado

Sep 28, 2021


Application Deadline:
Oct 25, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$62,273 annual

Job Description

HOURS: Full-Time 48/96 shift schedule

STARTING PAY: $62,273 (Effective December 23, 2021)

TOP STEP PAY: $87,167 (Effective December 23, 2021) 

FPPA Defined Benefit Pension

The Greeley Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants to establish an eligibility list for the position of Full-Time Firefighter/EMT-Basic. To be eligible to apply, applicants MUST have a current State of Colorado and/or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Applicants must also possess a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification at time of application and upon a Conditional Job Offer.         

The City of Greeley Fire Department provides an ‘All Hazards’ emergency response for a population of over 108,000 citizens and covers a response area of 64 square miles. The Department responds to over 14,000 emergency calls from seven fire stations and is comprised of 130 personnel. The Department provides Advanced Life Support Service at the Paramedic level and partners with a private ambulance contractor who provides transport services.

The Greeley Fire Department is proud of its long standing tradition of providing excellence in customer service. Those qualified candidates who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated sound, honest, and truthful actions with a commitment to service are highly desirable.

++RECRUITMENT TIMELINE:++

++DATES:++

  • September 27, 2021: Application Period Opens - Review Requirements
  • October 25, 2021 @ 5:00pm Mountain Time (MT): Deadline to Submit an Application
  • November 15-18 2021: In-Person Interviews with Qualified Applicants
  • December 13-14, 2021: Chief Interviews
    • Conditional job offers approximately 4 weeks after interviews (Subject to change)
    • Pre-Hire screening process approximately 4 weeks after interviews (Subject to change)

++REQUIRED ACTIONS BY CANDIDATE++

  1. City of Greeley application must be submitted
  2. NTN registration, written test completion, selection of Greeley Fire, Candidate pays NTN fee
  3. Possess and maintain Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at time of application until conditional job offer

++TO APPLY:++

Step One:

Step Two:

  • ++National Testing Network Application:++ All Candidates are required to register with the National Testing Network (NTN) and will be required to complete a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) along with the FireTEAM written examination.  The written exam is pass/fail. To fill out an application and schedule a test, visit ++www.nationaltestingnetwork.com++; select Fire and sign up for the Greeley Fire Department.  There is a fee for the test. 

Step Three:

  • ++Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)++:  Candidates must possess a current CPAT card at the time of application and must maintain a current card through the Conditional Job Offer process. 
  • Candidates who do not already possess a current Candidate Physical Ability Test card, they can visit ++https://www.aims.edu/academics/fire-science/cpat/++ for more information and to schedule a Candidate Physical Ability Test through Aims Community College.

Step Four:

  • ++Interviews & Skills Assessment:++  Candidates who meet the minimum requirements and who successfully pass the written exam may be invited to participate in the Skills Assessment and Interview process.

++JOB SUMMARY:++ Firefighter/EMT-Basics perform individually and/or as a member of a team and participate in activities in the following areas:  combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; responding to emergency medical and traffic accident calls and other related public assistance activities; performing routine custodial maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

++PRE-HIRING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:++

Candidates must provide copies of pre-hire minimum requirements prior to final job offer. 

  • 21 years of age at time of application deadline;
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • State of Colorado and/or National Registry EMT-B Certification;
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record;
  • Be in good physical condition;
  • Have vision of or correctable to 20/20;
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing, using tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • No felony convictions or conviction involving moral turpitude;
  • No felonious drug usage or related activities within the previous 5 years;
  • No use of marijuana within the last two years;
  • No arrest for DUI, DWAI, or DUID within the last 5 years.
  • Current Colorado and/or National Registry EMT-Basic Certification. Certification must be maintained through date of hire, including all required refresher courses;
  • Current CPAT certification. Must be maintained through the Conditional Job Offer process.

NOTE: Preference points will be awarded to testing scores for Military Veterans who provide proper documentation, such as a DD Form 214. Five (5) preference points will be added to the overall score of those qualified candidates who pass each section of the written exam.

++POST HIRING REQUIREMENTS:++

  • Must be certified as a Fire Fighter Level II by the State of Colorado within 12 months of hire with certification kept current; and,
  • Must maintain State of Colorado and/or National Registry EMT-Basic certification; and,
  • Must successfully pass a Field Instructor program to practice as an EMT-Basic within Weld County immediately upon completion of the post-academy training process.

++ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:++

Working Environment

  • Required to work either a 48 hour work schedule (48 on / 96 off)  or an 8 hour day / 40 hour week schedule;
  • Required to work on Fire Apparatus and may work on an EMS Transport unit;
  • Required to participate in Public Safety Education and Fire Prevention activities;
  • Required to respond to fire, accident, medical, or other emergency scenes at any time during 48-hour schedule;
  • Inability to leave work site/scene during 48-hour shift;
  • Works with the public in situations involving severe physical and personal trauma;
  • May be exposed to toxic gases;
  • May be exposed to hazards which create potential for personal injury;
  • May be exposed to seasonal weather conditions;
  • Operates, or is a passenger in, an emergency vehicle responding to fire, accident or medical emergency scenes;
  • Required to wear safety equipment as stipulated by departmental standard operating procedures.

Physical Requirements 

  • Vision sufficient to perform functions such as read and review written communications to obtain on-scene information regarding fire, accident, or medical emergency situation, to render appropriate assistance;
  • Hearing and speech enough to communicate clearly and distinctly face-to-face as well as over the radio in normal and adverse conditions.
  • Arm and hand steadiness and manual dexterity to use firefighting, extrication, and basic life support tools;
  • Stamina enough to remain physically active during a fire, accident, or medical emergency scene until relieved;
  • Stamina and strength enough to move heavy objects (50 lbs. or more) long distances (over 20 feet);
  • Ability to distinguish possible types of fires by color of smoke or flame;
  • Ability to effectively perform job duties at varying heights under adverse conditions.

++EMPLOYMENT++:

  • Those who are placed on the eligibility list will remain on the list for six (6) months. The eligibility list may be extended for an additional six (6) month period at the request of the Fire Chief and approval by the Civil Service Commission.
  • Those selected for employment will be paid to attend the Front Range Fire Consortium 15-week Recruit Fire Academy.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Current Colorado and/or National Registry EMT-Basic Certification and Current CPAT certification

++POST HIRING REQUIREMENTS:++

  • Must be certified as a Fire Fighter Level II by the State of Colorado within 12 months of hire with certification kept current; and,
  • Must maintain State of Colorado and/or National Registry EMT-Basic certification; and,
  • Must successfully pass a Field Instructor program to practice as an EMT-Basic within Weld County immediately upon completion of the post-academy training process.

Contact Information

Halle Kemp

Greeley Fire Department
Greeley, Colorado 80631
phone: 970-573-2182

How to Apply

++TO APPLY:++

Step One:

  • ++City of Greeley Application:++ All Candidates are required to submit a City of Greeley Employment Application, which can be found by visiting ++http://greeleygov.com/government/hr/job-center/fire++ or ++http://greeleygov.com/government/hr++.
  • Review information for minimum requirements and testing instructions. Applicants who do not meet all of the minimum job requirements (see below) will not be considered.

Step Two:

  • ++National Testing Network Application:++ All Candidates are required to register with the National Testing Network (NTN) and will be required to complete a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) along with the FireTEAM written examination.  The written exam is pass/fail. To fill out an application and schedule a test, visit ++www.nationaltestingnetwork.com++; select Fire and sign up for the Greeley Fire Department.  There is a fee for the test. 

Step Three:

  • ++Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)++:  Candidates must possess a current CPAT card at the time of application and must maintain a current card through the Conditional Job Offer process. 
  • Candidates who do not already possess a current Candidate Physical Ability Test card, they can visit ++https://www.aims.edu/academics/fire-science/cpat/++ for more information and to schedule a Candidate Physical Ability Test through Aims Community College.

Step Four:

  • ++Interviews & Skills Assessment:++  Candidates who meet the minimum requirements and who successfully pass the written exam may be invited to participate in the Skills Assessment and Interview process.

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