Employment

Since 1951, Wellington Fire Protection District has provided fire suppression, rescue, extrication, hazardous materials, emergency medical, public education, and risk reduction services to 288 square miles of northern Larimer County, including the Town of Wellington, Waverly, Buckeye, and surrounding communities. The District realizes that in our pursuit of the standard for world-class organizations and top-tier emergency services providers, our employees make all the difference! Thus, we are seeking a team member who strives for excellence in all that they do. The District is now accepting applications and conducting testing, assessment, and evaluation for the open positions of Full-time Firefighter and Lieutenant.
  1. Firefighter
  2. Lieutenant

This process will fill current vacancies and determine a limited eligibility list for potential future openings. This position is an entry-level firefighter that will work an anticipated 48/96 shift schedule. Grade I FF compensation includes $50,000/annualized ($17.36/hr) with shift assignment, FPPA pension plan and a competitive benefits package. The entry-level firefighter is typically supervised by the Lieutenant, and duties include emergency response, public education, training, station and equipment maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements:
(Required with application)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Current State of Colorado EMTB
  • Current AHA CPR Provider
  • Current Colorado State IFSAC/ProBoard FFI
  • Current Colorado State IFSAC/ProBoard Hazmat Awareness and Operations
(Required by start date)
  • CPAT certificate
Highly desired qualifications:
  • Current Colorado State IFSAC/ProBoard FFII
  • NWCG Wildland Firefighter II
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, & 800
To apply:
  • Complete an application packet including:
  • WFPD Employment Application and Waivers  (ALL signatures required)
  • Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications
  • Proof of current qualifications listed above.
  • Send the packet to candidate@wfpd.org no later than January 31 at 5:00 p.m.; multiple emails may be necessary due to the file size of your attachments.
Tentative process dates:
  • February 3, 2020 – Notification of next phase to selected candidates
  • February 5 and 6, 2020 – IF SELECTED, Assessments
  • February 7-21, 2020 – IF SELECTED, Ride Along Phase
  • February 24 – 28, 2020 – IF SELECTED, Chiefs Interview
  • March 1, 2020 – Conditional offer of employment to selected candidates
  • March 9, 2020- Tentative Start Date

ALL questions relative to the application process should be forwarded to candidate@wfpd.org.

Printable Documents:
WFPD Application (PDF)
Firefighter Job Announcement (PDF) 


Equal Opportunity Employer: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors. The Wellington Fire Protection District values all applicants and encourages Veterans and minorities to apply.