Wildland Firefighter - Temp, On-call

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US-CO-Fort Collins


One Agency. One Mission: Public Safety.


Firefighters respond as requested to Wildland fire incidents under the supervision of Emergency Services personnel.


The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking talented men and women to join our team of temporary, part-time, on-call Wildland Firefighters. Temporary, part-time, on-call Wildland Firefighters would work with the Larimer County Yellow Jackets Fire Crew.  Come join a team that has maintained a very high standard and is known throughout the United States for its training and dedication to safety on the fireline.  Click here to read more on the Larimer County Wildland Fire program. 


Specifically, Wildland Firefighters:

  • Use, operate, and maintain basic wildland fire equipment and vehicles including a variety of hand tools for fire-line construction, portable pumps, chain saws, firing equipment, and portable radios.
  • Ensure personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn at all times and safety procedures are followed during all operations.
  • Maintain inventory and required equipment on assigned apparatus.
  • Take direction from assigned fire-line supervisors and communicate fire status, safety, and equipment information as necessary or assigned.
  • Participate in ongoing monthly training classes.

Click here to view the complete job description for Wildland Firefighters.


 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 over 400 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 acknowledgements 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


  • To be eligible, all applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications at the time of application:
    • Must have successfully completed at a minimum: 
      • NWCG or FEMA Introduction  to ICS (I-100)
      • NWCG Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
      • NWCG Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
      • NWCG Firefighter Training (S-130)
      • National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) (IS-700.b)
      • OR be currently enrolled in a training program.
        • Proof of enrollment must be included in the application.
    • Must be able to maintailn first aid and community cpr certifications
    • Must sccessfully complete the NWCG Work Capacity test
    • Must live within 50 miles of 1303 N. Shields, Ft. Collins, CO 80524.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must hold a valid, current drivers license.

Other Information to Note: 

  • The Sheriff's Office prohibits possession of marijuana by employees under any circumstances and expects employees to comply with federal law.
  • All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

Application Process:

  • Application and submittal of required certifications
  • Prescreening
  • NCIC/CCIC Check
  • Conditional offer upon sucessful completion of previous steps
    • Complete Health Screening Questionnaire (HSQ)
    • Waiver of Liability for Work Capacity Test
  • Review of HSQ  (if there are areas of concern, a medical exam may be required prior to the next step)
  • Work Capacity test

Please note - candidates applying for this position must upload the following certificates: S130/190, L-180, I-100, and IS-700.b.  Failure to upload these documents will result in a delay in processing your application.  New applicants can upload these documents when creating their profile in the area entitled "Cover Letters."  Returning applicants can log into their candidate accounts, click "Update Profile" on their dashboard, scroll down to the "Cover Letter" section and upload the documents before clicking "Update Profile."   If you are unable to upload these documents, you must email Deb Marsden at marsdedw@co.larimer.co.us for assistance.

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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