VAIL FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES
2399 N. FRONTAGE ROAD WEST
VAIL, COLORADO 81657
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Updated: October 18, 2021
Postition Title: Firefighter
The Town of Vail Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) is now recruiting for the position of Firefighter! Candidates
Salary Information: $20.59 - $25.73 DOE
Vail Fire and Emergency Services works a 48/96 schedule which equates to approximately 2920 hours per year.
Benefit Information: Can be found here.
Department Contact:Jake SavonaBattalion Chief970email@example.com
Department Overview: Are you interested in living and working in Colorado’s Vail Valley? The Vail Valley is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains, offers easy access to Denver (100 miles to the east); is surrounded by the White River National Forest, offering world class outdoor activities in summer and winter such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, white water, fishing, hunting and serving two world class ski resorts (Vail and Beaver Creek). Vail is a guest service oriented and resort destination community. We realize that to set the standard for world-class alpine resorts, our employees make all the difference. This is why we are looking for passionate individuals who strive for excellence in all that they do. When asked, most of our employees say that working for the Town of Vail feels like family. Our values-based culture is nurtured by the employees’ strong desire to foster teamwork, take ownership in Vail’s future and an overall pride for serving their community. Let’s not forget that our efforts not only benefit the community but also allow us to enjoy the spectacular amenities and culture in the Vail Valley which we call home! To find out more about our community, please visit our website www.vailgov.com and click on Vail Information.
Job Description: Firefighters are responsible for providing quality fire suppression, EMS, rescue, fire prevention, and public education to the community and our guests. Duties include but are not limited to extinguishing fires under stressful and hazardous conditions. Additional duties include rescue of endangered victims from vehicles, water, buildings, and the environment (i.e. ice rescue). Job duties also include station maintenance, equipment maintenance, training, and other duties as appropriately assigned. Firefighters frequently perform their duties in stressful situations and hazardous conditions while being exposed to temperature extremes, dirty environments and noisy conditions.
New firefighters are expected to complete S-212 within 24 months of hire, and perform the role of acting Engineer as needed. The ideal candidate will function well within the VFES chain of command; possess a high level of moral character, physical fitness, leadership, and professionalism. VFES Firefighters are expected to be life-long learners and have a high level of commitment to safety. Work is performed under the supervision of a Company Officer, with the ideal candidate demonstrating the ability to develop into a supervisory role.
Employees of VFES are required to maintain a primary residence that provides for a response back to the closest Vail Fire Station within two hours. Response time to a Vail Fire Station is based upon travelling at posted speed limits and roads that are open year-round. VFES also has an appearance policy that candidates should review prior to accepting a position.
Images of VFES can be found on the Vail Fire Facebook Page.
Preferred Qualifications (in addition to the above):