Career Opportunities - Paramedic


Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District


Paramedic (additional 2 full-time openings)

Tentative Start Date: May 26, 2020
Application Closing Date: April 1, 2020
 @ 3:00 p.m. MST 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hours: Full Time – 48/96 shift

Compensation: $58,000 - $92,000
(plus an excellent benefits package)

We are looking for additional dedicated and committed professionals to join our team at Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District. Since starting our ambulance service last April, we’ve determined the need to hire additional paramedics. Our new 34,000 square foot headquarter station will be complete and ready to be occupied by April, 2020 and the remodel of Station 2 in Gilcrest will be complete by summer, 2020.

We are looking for individuals who are energetic and excited to continue with the vision and direction the district is going, is a team player and has a willing and positive attitude. Requires effective communication, empathy and the ability to cultivate positive relationships with patients and co-workers. Must be an individual who is detail oriented, organized, communicates above average, highly skilled, experienced and can operate in a lower call volume system providing medical care to our citizens and visitors of Platteville and Gilcrest.


Complete the fillable applicationOnce complete, email it along with a current resume, required certifications and DMV driver printout not more than 30 days old to If you prefer to drop off your application packet, you can do so at 303 Main Street, Platteville, CO Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Application deadline is April 1, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m. MST


This summary is established by the Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District (PGFPD) to outline the basic requirements, duties and general responsibilities of the position of the Paramedic.

This position is full time and FLSA exempt. This position is “At Will”, which means PGFPD may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for no reason, subject to the requirements of applicable laws. Similarly, the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for no reason, without prior notice.

Under the general supervision of the Company Officer, Paramedic will respond as part of a fire-based system in both high and low acuity medical emergencies using a variety of medical skills and emergency techniques and equipment. Provide punctual response to each call and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills on the scene. Prepare necessary reports as required, maintain emergency vehicle inventory of medical supplies, conditions of ambulance and station. Acts as lead person on the ambulance unit, assist and/or instruct other employees with their duties. Paramedic will respond as part of a fire response team to emergency calls to perform medical care and transport services in addition to fire ground support for ground cover fires, structure fires, and hazardous material incidents. Paramedics will NOT be part of interior fire attack teams nor need to carry any firefighter certifications but may be asked to assist in an auxiliary role such as laying hose lines, connecting hose to hydrant, along with other assigned exterior fire ground tasks. Attend training classes to maintain and improve skills necessary to work in a fire-based EMS system. Additionally, assist the public with non-emergency requests or complaints, emergency medical education, community service and public education.

Positions are assigned a shift and will serve in a probationary status for a period of twelve (12) months.

All new hires will be required to attend a four-day academy, Tuesday-Friday, May 26-29, 2020 from 7 am to 4 pm prior to being assigned a shift.


  1. - Must be a United States citizen or proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. - Have 3 years paid paramedic experience in a 9-1-1- system (please provide the name of the agency where your 9-1-1 paramedic experience was obtained)
  3. - Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  4. - Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age
  5. - Must possess a Colorado Driver’s License or obtain one within 30 days or hire
  6. - Must possess Colorado state paramedic certification
  7. - Must possess ACLS, PALS, and BLS/CPR certification by date of hire
  8. - Must possess ICS-100, ICS-200 by date of hire
  9. - Must pass physical agility, written test and medical scenario during testing process
  10. - Must pass a drug screen and criminal/driving history background check


  1. - NREMT-Paramedic
  2. - PHTLS or ITLS
  3. - State of Colorado Driver/Operator Certification
  4. - S130/190


  1. - Duties and Responsibilities
  2. - Distinguishing Characteristics
  3. - Physical Demands


Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District

Paramedic Position Openings

(additional 2 full-time openings)

Tentative Schedule of Events

A. Applications Accepted
March 14 - April 1
(Deadline is 3:00 p.m. on April 1st, Mountain Standard Time)  
B. Written Test/Physical Agility Test
April 10th, 2020
- Written test at Platteville Community Center – 508 Reynolds Ave, Platteville, CO
- Check-in will begin at 0730
- PAT at Gilcrest Station – 14679 CR 42, Gilcrest, CO
- PAT following written
C. Skills Assessment
April 13th & 15th (if needed)
- Station 1 - 303 Main Street, Platteville, CO
D. Oral Boards
April 29 & 30 (if needed)
- NEW Station 1 - 202 Main Street, Platteville, CO
D. Candidate invited to Chief’s Interview via email  
E. Chief’s Interviews
May 5 & 6 (if needed)
- NEW Station 1 - 202 Main Street, Platteville, CO
F. Conditional Job Offer May 8th
G. Start Date & Academy May 26th-29th
- NEW Station 1 - 202 Main Street, Platteville, CO
- Monday-Friday 7 am-4 pm
H. Shift Start
May 30 or assigned shift