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at City of Grand Junction

Pay: $20.56 to $22.69/hour
$20.56 - $22.69
Posted: 7/23/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2770026

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



HIRING RANGE: $20.56 - $22.69/HR (2080 HRS/YR)

About the Position:
The Grand Junction Fire Department is looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, and energetic Paramedics to provide quality care to a diverse population. In this role, you will respond to a variety of emergency medical incidents and non-emergency calls within Mesa County. If you are ready for a challenging and rewarding career with a fire department that values its employees through a positive work-life balance and a family-like atmosphere, we invite you to apply today.

What We Offer:
We offer an excellent benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave, a City employee health clinic, and a wellness program.  The salary range for a Paramedic is $20.56 - $28.78 hourly, broken into fifteen (15) steps. The hiring range for a Paramedic ($20.56 - $22.69) represents steps 1 to 5. Each year, with the approval of City Council, employees receive an additional step increase of 2.5%.

As an employer, the City of Grand Junction offers a culture of continuous improvement, collaborative partnerships, and exemplary service. We are not afraid to challenge the status quo; we work together across various departments to achieve our common goals; and we remain committed to fulfilling the needs of our community through thoughtful interactions.

About the Grand Junction Fire Department:
The Grand Junction Fire Department is the largest career fire department between Denver and Salt Lake City and is a self-sufficient organization providing a variety of services. The department serves 649 square miles of Mesa County and is also the area's ambulance provider.

About the Area:
Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver, CO (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City, UT (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land. Residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa National Forest. Grand Junction has a robust downtown and hosts multiple art, music, food, and market events annually. With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic and trail congestion. With an average of 245 days of sunshine, Grand Junction is the perfect place to work and play.
See Visit Grand Junction for videos and information about our community.


What You'll Do:
Under the general supervision of an EMS Officer, the Paramedic will be part of a two-person ambulance crew and work with their partner to assess patient conditions, provide essential treatment, administer medication, inform physicians of patient conditions, direct patient care, and transport patients to a local medical facility.

Click to view the full Paramedic (2080) Job Description.


What We're Looking For:
  • Colorado EMT-I or EMT-P certificate OR a National Registry EMT-I or EMT-P certificate on or by August 1, 2020
  • PALS certificate OR PEPP certificate on or by August 1, 2020
  • ACLS certificate on or by August 1, 2020
  • CPR certificate on or by August 1, 2020
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License or ability to obtain
  • Must be able to distinguish red and green
  • Minimum vision 20/30
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age at time of hire

Important Notice:
During the course of the application and hiring process, you will be asked to disclose information about your past activities. The below list of critical admissions, which may be cause for disqualification from employment with the Grand Junction Fire Department, is provided to applicants, Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Technicians, and others involved in the recruitment process. It is important that you be completely honest and forthright about this history. While a critical admission may or may not disqualify an applicant from a job, discovery of misleading or deceitful information provided by the applicant is immediate cause for disqualification.
  • Any felony investigation or conviction
  • Any conviction for a crime of violence, specifically assaults, domestic violence, etc.
  • Any conviction for a "hate crime" such as ethnic intimidation
  • Perjury conviction
  • Any theft conviction regardless of value of item
  • Theft from current employer or a previous employer
  • Drug use (including marijuana) and/or current alcohol abuse
  • An alcohol or drug conviction including but not limited to DUI/DWAI, depending on recency
  • Hit and run accident conviction
  • Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancelation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state
Please note: The listed critical admissions are not the exclusive basis for disqualification. The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the foregoing admissions. 

Supplemental Information

Testing Process:

  • Oral Board Interview
  • Physical Ability Test
  • Suitability/Psychological Evaluation
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)
  • Finger Prints/Background Investigation
  • Pre-employment drug, medical, and psychological evaluation screening