This is going to be the perfect job for someone in Grand Junction.

It's no secret that good-paying jobs can be hard to come by in Grand Junction, but that doesn't mean those jobs don't exist. For the person that meets the criteria and possesses the necessary skills and aptitude - a job with a good salary and benefits can be found in Grand Junction.

The Grand Junction Fire Department says it is experiencing "unprecedented growth" and is "excited to welcome the next generation of community servants to join our family." If having a career as a firefighter or firefighter/paramedic is appealing to you, this is work checking out.

The Job Description

I think it takes a special person to be a firefighter. The job description for a position with the Grand Junction Fire Department is pretty detailed but essentially it entails responding to emergency and non-emergency calls which may include fire suppression, medical response, traffic collisions, hazardous materials incidents, building collapses, wildland fires, technical rescue, and extraction.


Obviously, being a firefighter or a firefighter/paramedic requires some special training and a number of certifications are required including EMT and CPR. These certifications would need to be obtained by January 1, 2022.

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What About the Benefits?

The salary range for one of these jobs is $4,520-$4,991 monthly. That is a fantastic wage, and then you add the benefits on top of that. The benefits package includes health and dental insurance, retirement, paid leave, a city employee health clinic, and a wellness program. There is paid training and no less than two pay increases.

Get More Information

It's clear to me that being a firefighter is not an easy job. It's a job that is both physically and mentally demanding, but for the right person, it's a rewarding and challenging job and a well-respected career path. You can get more information about the job on the government jobs website.

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