Employment & Volunteer Service

 

Current Job Openings

Sworn Firefighter

Under supervision, Firefighters respond to alarms with their assigned company to assist in the protection of life and property in various emergencies such as fires, technical rescues, first aid and treatment, hazardous material releases and disaster operations. 

At time of application, you must possess the following:

The following must be completed within the timeframe indicated:

  • CPAT certificate (Must be completed by 04/27/2019)
  • IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter II (must obtain Colorado within nine months of hire date)
  • Colorado EMT – Basic within nine months of hire date
  • Basic Wildland Firefighter – S130/190, L180 within nine months of hire date
  • Ice Rescue Technician within nine months of hire date
  • VFIS or equivalent 16 hour emergent driving course within nine months of hire date
  • In addition to the above, to start at FF Level II, candidates must have IFSAC or Pro Board FFII and IFSAC or Pro Board Driver Operator Pumper

Please visit the “Career Resources” section, below, for information on how to obtain these qualifications.

(LFRA reserves the right to alter any recruitment process without notice)

03/31/2019 4:30pm MST Deadline for City of Loveland/LFRA application and NTN FireTEAM and Work Attitude Questionnaire (WAQ) testing
04/10 – 04/11 Phone interviews
04/17 – 04/18 Panel interviews
05/01 –05/02 Chiefs interviews*
05/10 Offers extended
05/28 Equipment sizing and physical assessment*
07/29 – 07/30 Employment start date*
07/31 – 10/12 Academy*

* must be in-person – Loveland, CO

Firefighters currently work a traditional Berkley shift schedule and will transition to a 48/96 shift schedule in November 2019.

  • Pay:
    • The salary range for this position is $46,400-$67,400 (FF Level I); $52,000-$78,000 (FFII) with a hiring range of $50,000-$53,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
    • Click here for LFRA’s full pay plan
  • Benefits:
    • Paid sick, vacation and holiday leave
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Life insurance
    • Uniforms and equipment provided
    • Retirement plans – 401 and 457
    • Tuition reimbursement program

If you have additional questions, LFRA’s Recruiting Team can help:
970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

Volunteer Firefighter

The Canyon Battalion of Loveland Fire Rescue Authority once operated as the Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. This Battalion is 100% staffed by volunteers. They provide fire and emergency services to the residents of the Big Thompson Canyon, and the Cedar Park area. They have two fire stations: Station 8 is on Highway 34 at 1461 Big Thompson Road, Drake, CO and Station 9 is at the top of Storm Mountain at 100 Palisade Mountain Drive, Drake, CO. The firefighters of the Canyon Battalion are fully certified as required by the International Fire Safety Training Association. Please visit the Canyon Battalion’s page for further information.

  • Minimum Qualifications – Structure Fire and/or Wildland Firefighter
    • 18 Years of age or older
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • High School Diploma or Equivalent education
    • A completed LFRA/City of Loveland employment application is required prior to the closing date
  • Additional Certifications Required After Hire
    • Wildland Firefighter 2 (NWCG)- S130/S190, L180
    • NIMS ICS 100/200/700/800
    • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

Structural Firefighter

Under supervision, Firefighters respond to alarms to assist in the protection of life and property in various emergencies such as fires, technical rescues, first aid and treatment, hazardous material releases and disaster operations. Firefighters may also be assigned to work on various projects as assigned. 

Wildland Firefighter

Responsible for performing wildland fire suppression operations and rescue and recovery under the direct supervision of a lieutenant or captain. 

We are not currently accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. Please check back.

  • Attend mandatory trainings and meetings.
  • Attend department Special Events.
  • Respond to no less than 25% of total calls.
  • Participate in continual professional development with internal and external training opportunities.

If you have additional questions, LFRA’s Recruiting Team can help:
970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

Civilian Opportunities

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has a variety of civilian positions within Administration, Emergency Management, and the Community Safety Division. All of our civilian positions are key components in making LFRA run smoothly. Please click on the links below to view our current job openings:

Please check back for details about the application process.

There are currently no job openings. Please check back in the future.

    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee health clinic
    • 401 retirement plan – up to 9% LFRA contribution
      • 0-7 years of service: 3% employee, 5% LFRA
      • 8-10 years of service: 3% employee, 6% LFRA
      • 11-15 years of service: 3% employee, 7% LFRA
      • 16-20 years of service: 3% employee, 8% LFRA
      • 21+ years of service: 3% employee, 9% LFRA
    • 457 retirement plan (voluntary) – up to IRS limits
    • Vacation, medical, and holiday leave
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Peer Support Team
    • Short-term and Long-term Disability plans
    • Life insurance – 1.5 times annual salary up to $450,000
    • Supplemental Life insurance (voluntary)
    • Tuition Assistance

If you have additional questions, LFRA’s Recruiting Team can help:
970-962-2808
Email: LFRAcareers@LFRA.org

LFRA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, genetic information, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.  We encourage, value and respect diversity.