Entry-Level Firefighter; Aurora Civil Service Commission, CO

National Testing Network - , Washington

May 26, 2021

Application Deadline:
Sep 24, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$55,335.00-$97,740.00 annual

Job Description

The Aurora Civil Service Commission in Aurora Colorado will be accepting applications for Aurora Fire Rescue Entry-Level Firefighter. This position will only accept FireTEAM exam scores from the National Testing Network that are valid through September 24th, 2021.

To be considered for the current hiring process, you must complete the following:

  • Complete and successfully pass the FireTEAM exam through the National testing Network.
  • Submit an online Aurora Fire Rescue application by the deadline established by the Commission in the open posting. (If open, you will find the application here: http://bit.ly/AuroraCSCjobs ) If there is not an open posting, fill out a job notification card at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/auroracs/jobInterestCards/categories to receive an email when there is one.
  • Pass Civil Service Commission minimum qualifications. A list of minimum qualifications and automatic disqualifications are available at: http://bit.ly/APDMQ
  • Possess a CPAT certification that is current prior to but within 12 months of the academy start date. Please note that Aurora Fire Rescue is not a current CPAT testing site.

*** Out of state applicants are encouraged to apply and will be offered options to accommodate minimal travel.***

*** Out of state applicants are encouraged to apply and will be offered options to accommodate minimal travel.

Position Information: If you are motivated, self-directed, in good physical condition and believe in Honor, Duty and Integrity, Aurora Fire Rescue can offer you a career unlike any other.  Visit the AFR recruiting website  AuroraGov.Org/Recruit for more information about becoming an Aurora Firefighter.

A comprehensive list of a firefighter's duties is not possible, but those working within the Aurora Fire Department perform some of the following functions:

-Responds to fire, rescue and emergency medical calls for service including providing fire suppression, emergency medical treatment, and assistance to technical rescue teams as assigned. -Responds to and stabilizes incident area in hazardous materials incidents -Designates and establishes safe medical treatment area for the assessment, treatment, stabilization and transportation of patients according to medical protocol and level of emergency medical certification. -Participates in training to maintain and upgrade current physical fitness, firefighting, and emergency medical skills. -Cleans, maintains, and inspects apparatus and equipment checks every shift. -Cleans, maintains, and performs duties related to the maintenance and repair of fire station facility and equipment. -Responds to requests for public assistance for moving invalids, welfare checks, smoke and Carbon Monoxide monitor checks, blood pressure, first aid standby, and bomb threats. -Provides fire safety, prevention, health assessments, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid training in the public schools or to other community groups upon request. -Resolves routine problems encountered in performance of work assignments. -Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications are as follows: must be 18 years of age by the Academy start date, must have a valid Driver’s License, no felony convictions in their criminal history, must have a high-school diploma or G.E.D., must be a U.S. Citizen, no marijuana usage within 365 days of application, good driving history. A comprehensive list of automatic disqualifications can be found at http://bit.ly/APDMQ

Candidate Contact Information:  Heather Dearman or Michelle Haines Civil Service Analyst 


Benefits Information:

Salary: ++Effective January 1++++, ++++2022 ++Yearly grade increases – Members advance in grade pay every year ·         Grade IV - $55,335 ·         Grade III - $60,038 ·         Grade II- $60,038 ·         Grade I - $75,611 - $90.000 ·         Paramedic - $83,177 - $97,740

Holidays: ++Effective January 1, 2022 ++

·         Holidays – Personnel working 24 hour shifts will be compensated at time and one-half (1½) for hours worked during the legal holidays

Vacation and Sick: ++Effective January 1, 2022 ++

·         Vacation - Five (24-hour) shifts accrued per year * ·         Sick Leave – Six (24-hour) shifts accrued per year * *Time is accrued on a 48-hour work schedule.  40 hour (administration) schedule will differ.

Sick Leave:

  • 150 hours annually

Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance:

  • The City of Aurora offers contributions to a variety of health insurance plans, including some where the monthly premium is completely covered by the city. Employees have optional dental, vision and life insurance plans available to them. Employees can also add life insurance coverage for their dependents.  *Insurance does not take effect until the 1st day of the month following the date of hire.  (ex. Hire date of May 5th, insurance effective June 1st)
  • After ten years of service, members are vested in the retiree health plan.


  • The city contribution provides death and disability coverage through the Fire & Police Pension Association (FPPA).


  • Members and the city both contribute 8% bi-weekly into their retirement fund. 
  • IRS qualified tax-exempt retirement plans meeting 401A status can be rolled over when the candidate provides IRS determination letter, subject to approval of the Retirement Board.

Deferred Compensation:

  • Members may tax defer a certain dollar amount of salary annually.


  • Annual in-service training.  Members are also eligible for job-related sponsored training and tuition reimbursement.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Grad/GED
  • Experience: No experience necessary

Contact Information

National Testing Network Support

National Testing Network
, Washington
phone: 8558213761

How to Apply

Schedule Your Test:

  1. Go to ++www.nationaltestingnetwork.com++
  2. Search for jobs by profession: Firefighter Jobs

  3. Select all the agencies you wish to apply for

  4. Schedule a Test at an NTN center or via Virtual Testing

Candidate Contact: National Testing Network Support 855-821-3761 ++support@nationaltestingnetwork.com++

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