• Emergency Services Specialist

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    US-CO-Fort Collins
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    One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety.

    This is a first-line supervisor position responsible for directing and supervising assigned personnel. Performs a variety of Emergency Services Unit and administrative duties; such as wildland fire, search and rescue, water rescue, wildland fire safety and hazardous materials.


    The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a skilled problem-solver to join our team as an Emergency Services Specialist. The ideal candidate is a natural communicator, can make good decisions quickly, and takes pride in being resourceful and innovative.



    Specifically, the Emergency Services Specialist:

    • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over volunteer and paid personnel as assigned.
    • Assigns, directs, and supervises activities of assigned and incident personnel, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards.
    • Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning work, scheduling work hours, granting leave, appraising performance, disciplining, and submitting such records and reports as required by Sheriff's Office and County policies and procedures.
    • Exercises direct, first level supervision of employees, operations and activities within the assigned section.
    • Oversees the care and operation of all assigned equipment.
    • Maintains discipline and ensure agency rules and policies are followed.
    • Prepares agreements; writes and reviews grant proposals.
    • Evaluate training needs of subordinates; research and design training programs; conduct in-service training for staff, agency personnel, and volunteers and outside organizations; maintain related training records and reports.
    • Assists in budget preparation and in the development of goals and objectives for the Emergency Services Section.
    • Coordinates and oversees operations, finance, logistics, and planning of all assigned incidents.
    • Attends and presents at public and community events.
    • Completes proper incident records and reports.
    • Conducts inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment, and make purchase requests as appropriate.
    • Works on a 24/7 on–call basis in emergency situations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.
    • When a local declaration of emergency or disaster is declared by the Board of Commissioners, all Larimer County employees may be required to as a Disaster Worker.
    • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.

    Click here to view the complete job description and full salary range for an Emergency Services Specialist.


    Sheriff Justin Smith encourages forward thinking, servant leadership, and a sense of family among all Sheriff's Office members. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Sheriff's Office is an agency of 405 family oriented employees, dealing with a range of responsibilities including support services, patrol, jail, wildland fire, search and rescue, and investigation duties.  If you are seeking a career, have a desire to serve your community, and want to work alongside others with the same mindset, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office is a great place to call home. 


    Larimer County is located in the heart of North Central Colorado, extending west to the Continental Divide, north to the Wyoming border, and is home to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Over 300 days of sunshine each year provide Larimer County residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.


    An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and offers a diverse culture of education, breweries, historic charm, a thriving economy, and is a bike-friendly community. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found in the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. 


    The City’s long list of acknowledgments includes:

    • #10 in "Healthiest Places to Live" - Niche.com 2017
    • #17 in Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2018
    • #14 in Top 100 Best Places to Live” - Livability.com, 2018
    • Bicycle friendly -- Earned Platinum Award from League of American Bicyclists, 2017


    • High School diploma or GED, supplemented by specialized courses in wildfire management and control, and search and rescue.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
    • CPR and First Aid certified.
    • Preferred qualification, or ability to obtain within 3 years, National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards as a Task Force or Strike Team Leader.
    • Preferred qualification, or ability to obtain within 5 years, NWCG standards as a Type 3 Incident Commander.
    • Certification at the NWCG arduous level work capacity test.
    • Certification of National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100, 200 and 300.
    • Preferred certification, or ability to obtain within 3 years, NIMS ICS 400.
    • Certification of NIMS IS 700 and 800 levels.

    Other information to note:

    • Will be required to meet physical fitness standards applicable to the job. 
    • Pass oral board interview
    • Pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history and financial status
    • Pass polygraph examination
    • Pass a Captain's interview and receive a conditional offer
    • Pass psychological evaluation
    • Pass medical examination
    • Pass drug testing

    Employee Benefits

    Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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