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Lateral Firefighter EMT-Medic Positions

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Position:                          Lateral Firefighter Paramedic/ Lateral Firefighter EMT

2023 Salary:                    $81,798 Firefighter Medic IV/$67,363 Firefighter EMT IV

                                             $91,422 Firefighter Medic III/ $76,987 Firefighter EMT III

                                             $101,045 Firefighter Medic II/ $86,610 Firefighter EMT II


Benefits:                           Benefits-eligible (including group medical, dental, and vision, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Life, Flexible Spending Plan, and supplemental insurance)

Status:                               FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Status:                 Union; covered under Collective Bargaining Agreement

Shift schedule:              48/96


Application period:

October 17 – November 18, 2022


Deadline for application:                               November 18, 2022, 11:59 pm

All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the application deadline.


Application materials to be submitted:      Cover letter


                                                                             Completed MVFR application

                                                                             Copies of all licenses, certifications, and documents as per application


How to apply:                                                   MVFR Career Site – Click here to apply


Recruitment Timeline: 



10/17/2022 - 11/18/2022

Open Application Period

12/05/2022 - 12/16/2022

Skills Assessment Center and Interviews

01/17/2022 - 01/27/2022

Medical Testing


Lateral Academy


Position Qualifications:

All candidates must meet all of the following minimum qualifications by the application deadline in order to be considered for the position:


A minimum of two (2) years (full-time) paid firefighting experience while employed full-time by a state, county, special district, or municipal fire department.  AND A minimum of a career firefighting academy intended to be used for full-time employment by a state, county, special district, or municipal fire department.  Academy training does not count toward the two (2)-year experience requirement.

In order to qualify as a Lateral Firefighter Grade IV, at the time of application, the applicant must possess and provide copies of the following certifications.  For Grades III and II please refer to SOG and the Job Description (attached)

·        State Firefighter 2 (must meet ProBoard/IFSAC accreditation)

·        Hazardous Materials Operations certification (must meet ProBoard/IFSAC accreditation)

·        Current State of Colorado EMT or Paramedic certification or National Registry

·        Current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR and ACLS certifications, as required for EMT or Paramedic

·        NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800              


General Requirements of Eligibility

·        Must be of good moral character

·        Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

·        Must possess a valid Drivers’ License.

·        Must have a clean driving record

·        Must complete and submit a Mountain View Fire Rescue application along with all other required documentation per application.




·        High school diploma or GED

·        Associates Degree from an accredited college or university is highly desirable



Members of the Mountain View Fire Board of Directors

Any applicant who is unable to pass any portion of the selection or introductory process

Any applicant who does not meet the minimum requirements for the position by the application deadline



In addition to the intangible benefits derived by service to the community and gaining invaluable training and experience MVFR offers:

·        Highly competitive wages

·        FPPA Pension

·        48/96 Shift Schedule

·        Generous Benefits

o   Medical, Dental, Vision

o   Flexible Spending Account

o   Short & Long-term disability

o   Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance

o   Supplemental Insurance

·        Employee Assistance Program

·        Annual Uniform Allowance

·        Access to fitness facilities

·        Continuing Education and Advanced Training in

o   Structural and Wildland Firefighting

o   Emergency Medical Response

o   Hazardous Material and Vehicle Extrication

o   Heavy Rescue and Technical Rescue

·        National Fire Academy Courses

·        Tuition Reimbursement

·        Career Guidance and Development

Testing and Assessments

All applicants will be required to successfully complete a battery of assessments to determine suitability for the position they are applying for.

At a minimum the candidate will be subjected to the following assessments:

·        Practical assessment of EMS skills commensurate with the position being applied for

·        Oral board with employees of the district

·        Interview with the Chief of the District

Candidates who are made a conditional offer will be required to successfully pass the following:

·        Integrity Interview & Background Investigation

·        Medical Exam with Drug Screening to include VO2 Max


Successful candidates will be placed on the active Hiring List. 


If you have any questions about becoming a Lateral Firefighter with Mountain View Fire Rescue, please contact Human Resources at:


Gina Daly, HR Assistant

Phone: 720-900-4027


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