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Career Opportunities - Lieutenant

Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District

Position Title:                Lieutenant/EMT
FLSA Status:                  Non-Exempt
Hours:                             Full Time – 48/96 shift 
Tentative Start Date:   May 1, 2022
Salary Range:               $82,000 - $105,270
Benefits Package:  Health, dental, vision insurance; short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, personal time off, FPPA retirement and training opportunities.

Application Deadline:  Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m. MST

We are looking for an individual who wants an opportunity to be a part of a team of open-minded, progressive, and forward-thinking leaders who have a vision and direction to build a District wide foundation that is changing the traditional fire culture way of doing business while creating a positive, productive, and fun environment to work.

This individual needs to be dedicated, energetic and a committed professional who has leadership traits and skills that align with our District’s Creed that was developed and adopted by the entire organization in 2017.  We need a team player with a willing and positive attitude, has above average communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate positive relationships will all co-workers, must be detailed oriented, organized, highly skilled, experienced and can function well in a lower call volume system that will spend as much time doing administrative duties as fire ground operations. 

Join our team in our new 34,000 square foot headquarter station which opened in June 2020 and our recently remodeled Station 2 in Gilcrest with an addition of a second story living quarter space and additional square footage for our training room, fitness room and office space.


If you possess these attributes and still have an interest in our full-time Lieutenant position, fill out the initial application form below with a current résumé.  After you complete the online form, an application packet will be emailed to you.  This application packet needs to be turned in by the application deadline.  If you prefer to drop off your application packet in person, come at 202 Main Street, Platteville, CO Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please note, all required certifications MUST BE from the State of Colorado.  If you do not possess Colorado certifications, please do not apply. 

Application deadline is Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. MST

Applicants will be required to complete the below examinations in the process.  Each section will be scored and the highest scores will move onto the next step.  Each applicant will be notified either way at each step of the process.

  • Scenario/Assessment Center
  • Shift ride along (working interview) 
  • Oral board interview      
  • Chiefs Interview
  • Submit a CPAT certification with a passing validation date within 1 year of application deadline, Thursday, March 17, 2022.  Please email if you are unable to get your CPAT certification before the application deadline.  This is NOT a disqualification if you don't have it by the deadline. 


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 Lieutenant.

This position is full time and FLSA non-exempt. This position is “At Will”, which means that in the absence of a contract, neither an employer nor an employee is required to give notice or advance notice of termination or resignation. Additionally, neither an employer nor an employee is required to give a reason for the separation from employment.  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. 

The Company Officer plans, directs, and manages the activities, conduct, and job performance of firefighters, engineers and emergency medical personnel assigned to multiple locations during routine as well as emergency situations on a daily basis. Secures and assigns adequate resources to meet District staffing needs and response configurations for the performance of District operations on a continual basis. The Company Officer exercises independent judgment during complex situations without direct supervision. Performs all technical and administrative functions related to fire protection, suppression, and emergency medical services, including responding to emergency and non-emergency situations. 

  • Must pass a drug screen and criminal/driving history background check.
  • Have the ability to learn and teach a variety of firefighting duties and methods. 
  • Must be able to provide direction and give commands as appropriate.  
  • Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Must have appropriate oral and written communication skills and have skills and ability to work as an integral part of the team. 
  • Must have knowledge of surrounding resources, auto and mutual aid agreements, and the ability to manage multi-agency incidents.
  • Have a working knowledge of fire apparatus and equipment to include the operation, care and light maintenance. 
  • Have the ability to plan, assist, direct, supervise, and review the operations of equipment and staffing at the scene of an incident. 
  • Have thorough knowledge of the Incident Command System and appropriate safety practices. 
Certificates, Education, Licenses:
  • High school diploma or a G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Must possess current:
  • Colorado Firefighter II
  • Colorado Haz-Mat Operations
  • Colorado Driver/Operator
  • Colorado State Fire Officer I
  • Colorado State EMT-B certification (must obtain National Registry EMT certification within 18 months of hire)
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Current CPR card
  • Three plus years as a firefighter 
  • NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
Preferred Certifications:
  • NIMS 300 & 400
  • S-130 / S-190

Ability to perform all essential job tasks as defined in job description Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, crawl, twist, climb and lift 150 lbs. Exposure to cold, heat, extreme noise, outdoors confining workspace, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials. Meet and pass the minimum annual fitness level requirement determined by PGFPD. 

  • Application form
  • Letter of interest of why you want to work at PGFPD and what attributes you will bring to our organization.
  • Job Description
  • Schedule of Events

Fill out the form below to start the process and recieve your application packet.


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