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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in a career at Berthoud Fire!

Berthoud Fire Protection District is an all-hazards emergency response agency covering 103 square miles.
The District currently has two stations (with plans for a third) that are staffed 24/7 with three shifts working a rotating 48/96 shift schedule.  

Our mission is To Serve, To Care, and To Support.  We live the mission every day for our community, its citizens, and also the members of our organization. 

We invite you to join our team today!
 

Apply for an Open Position!

Berthoud Fire is hiring a Division of Operations Chief.   

We are looking for an individual who can embrace and uphold the District's Mission, Vision, and Values, and who will live 'The Berthoud Fire Way.'
 

Division of Operations Chief Advertisement Brochure
 

Application Process:  Closed May 31, 2024  

Annual Salary:  $158,900 / FLSA Exempt Status

Position Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree with major coursework in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration or related field from an accredited university; equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of increasingly responsible fire service experience including two (2) years of current and continuous service at a level comparable to that of a Battalion Chief or above.
  • 1st Responder/CPR – Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • State of Colorado, IFSAC, or Equivalency -Hazardous Materials Operations
  • State of Colorado, IFSAC, or Equivalency - Fire Officer II 
  • State of Colorado, IFSAC, or Equivalency – Fire Instructor I
  • State of Colorado, IFSAC, or Equivalency - Fire Officer III within twenty-four (24) months of hire  (Fire Officer III requires Fire Instructor II)
  • NIMS ICS 100/200/300/400/700 
  • NWCG S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface and NWCG S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior within twelve (12) months of hire
  • Hazardous Zone Management Blue Card online course completion upon hire, Blue Card Incident Command Certification attained within twelve (12) months from date of hire
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record 


Desirable Qualifications: 

  • State of Colorado, IFSAC, or Equivalency Fire Instructor II
  • State of Colorado, IFSAC, or Equivalency Incident Safety Officer
  • Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration or related field from an accredited university; equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis.
  • Understanding of Insurance Services Office (ISO)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Special Districts, specifically Fire Districts
  • Understanding and knowledge in effective management, leadership and communication
  • An approximate 30-minute drive distance (following State and local traffic laws) from district boundaries.


Full Job Description:  Division of Operations Chief


Benefits: 

  • Medical Insurance including dental and vision
  • FPPA Defined Benefit Pension
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Basic and Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Berthoud Recreation Center Membership
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Floating Holiday Time
  • Take-Home Vehicle

 

Tentative Hiring Process Timeline*:
*Timeline subject to change
 

Application Process ClosesMay 31, 2024
Phone InterviewsWeek of June 10, 2024
Candidate Meet & GreetJuly 16, 2024 (afternoon)
Candidate InterviewsJuly 17, 2024
Chief's InterviewJuly 18, 2024 (morning)


Questions:
Please contact Chief of Staff, Jill Wilson, for any questions regarding the process at 970-532-2264 or jwilson@berthoudfire.org

There are currently no openings for Reserve or Career Firefighter positions.  If you would like to be added to our interest list to be notified of future job openings, please complete this form.

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Berthoud Fire firefighters with participants from Firefighter for a Day Camp
Berthoud Fire truck with bunker gear
B Shift crew at training