Job Announcement - Cunningham Fire Protection District


Job Announcement - Cunningham Fire Protection District
2015 S. Dayton Street, Denver, Colorado 80247• Phone (303) 755-9202
Job Announcement
Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic
Closing Deadline: April 20, 2015
Cunningham Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/ Paramedic.
The Cunningham Fire Protection District, located in Arapahoe County, provides fire and Emergency Medical
Services to portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County and portions of the City of Centennial.
General Position Overview
This is a sworn/uniformed position assigned to Fire Suppression.
Provides advanced medical care and transport of the sick and injured. Performs all technical functions related to fire
protection, fire suppression and emergency medical services under both emergency and non-emergency situations.
The Firefighter with Paramedic Differential must function as a member of a team, follow the orders and direction of
all superior officers, and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, crew members, members of
other crews, divisions, cooperating agencies, and the public. Additional responsibilities in the areas of leadership
and mentorship may be assigned. A Firefighter with Paramedic Differential must occasionally function without
direct supervision. While functioning under the direction of the Fire Suppression Lieutenant, Firefighter with
Paramedic Differential has minor supervisory responsibilities. Functions as team leader while assigned to a medic
unit; requires coordination of the activities of an independently functioning unit and the personnel assigned to the
Successful candidates must be able to work independently, with limited supervision, in a production-oriented
position. Successful candidates must possess customer service skills with the ability to work with others and be
able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing while demonstrating a professional demeanor and attitude.
Successful candidates must have experience using a computer with specific knowledge of database and word
processing systems.
Minimum Qualifications
 21 years of age or older
High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
Valid Colorado driver’s license with good driving history and be insurable by the District’s insurer
Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a paid Firefighter/Paramedic with a career fire department
providing care in accordance with the Denver Metro Protocols
Current Colorado Department of Health Paramedic Certification
Current Colorado Division of Fire Safety-Firefighter II, Hazardous Material Operations, and Driver
Operator Certifications
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Provider Certification
Salary and Benefits
Annual Salary range is $65,156 to $77,927 depending upon qualifications and experience. Cunningham Fire
Protection District offers a comprehensive employee benefit program including health insurance, dental insurance,
vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, FPPA defined benefits pension plan and 457 Plan,
vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and other employee benefits.
Additional Selection and Background Processes
Personality Profile Test
 Ride-Along
Physical Ability Test
Criminal History Check
Background Check
Polygraph Examination
Post Offer Psychological and Medical Examinations
Application Process
Interested applicants can download an application packet from the “Career Opportunities” page on the Fire District
web site and submit a complete resume with a letter of introduction and completed application
packet with copies of the required certifications to:
Cunningham Fire Protection District
Manager of Human Resources
Post Office Box 370070
Denver, CO 80237
Attn: Firefighter/Paramedic
Application and cover letter along with copies of required certifications must be received at the post
office box by 12:00 p.m. on the closing date of Monday, April 20, 2015.
Facsimile or email submissions will not be accepted.
Tentative Selection Process Schedule:
Written Tests
May 1, 2015
May 4-8, 2015
EMS Skills Evaluation
May 11, 2015
Firefighter Skills Evaluation
May 11, 2015
Firefighter Physical Ability Test
May 13, 2015
Background & Polygraph
May 15, 2015
Final Interview
May 22, 2015
Conditional Job Offer
May 25, 2015
Contingent upon satisfactory completion of medical examination and psychological evaluation.
Psychological Evaluation
May 29, 2015
Medical Examination
June 1, 2015