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Positions Open with Upper Pine River Fire Protection

Firefighter/Paramedic (Full-time or Reserve)

*Reservists are part-time positions that have a limited benefits package and do not exceed 120hrs/month.

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Seasonal Wildland Firefighter

Applications for Seasonal Wildland Firefighters begin October 19th, 2022. Fire season starts the first week of April through the end of October and applicants must be willing to commit to the entire season. Applicants must have proper certifications for the position(s) applied for.

*Applicants with S-212, NREMT will receive special consideration.​

Taking applications for:

ENGB (Engine Boss)

ENOP (Engine Operator)



Open until filled.

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ENGB Job Description:

The Wildland Division personnel will have the ability to respond to local, regional, and national wildland incidents as well as pre-position and severity assignments. While not on wildland incidents crew will be performing mitigation projects that will include cutting (chainsaw), slash pile construction burning and chipping. The applicant will need be familiar with the Colorado State Forest Defensible Space guidelines and will also need to have a proven track record of exceptional leadership and communication skills. They must have experience with engine operations, progressive hose lays, chain saw operations and fire line construction. Applicant will also be responsible for leadership development and work with staff to establish trainings and task book completion. They should be efficient at completing CTRs, ETRs, as well as ICS 225, 211, 213, 214, 219 documentations. And they should also have a high degree of competence with P150 and P150s VHF radios and the ability to trouble shoot radio anomalies. Familiarity with IQS and PMS 310-1 as well.

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Application Process:

Applications may be obtained in the District administrative offices between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by clicking on the download button to the right.

Deliver application packages to:

HR Coordinator
515 Sower Dr.
Bayfield, CO.  81122
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as established to meet the ongoing needs of the district. Upper Pine River Fire Protection is an “at-will” employer. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District  is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, or status as a U.S. Veteran.

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