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Civilian Career 

West Metro Fire Rescue is accepting applications for the following positions:

A recruitment banner for West Metro Fire Rescue featuring images of Civilian Employees, activities, and equipment with the text "Join Our Team."
What is a Civilian Career? 

Each of our civilian employees play a crucial role in keeping our organization running. This work can include administrative support, handling payroll and benefits, support services, and making sure that our facilities and engines are in good shape.

Civilian roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Fleet
  • Facilities
  • Administrative Support Roles

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

West Metro employees can choose from several different medical and dental insurance plans, vision insurance, prescription coverage and flexible benefit plans. There is also a retirement health savings plan which helps employees afford medical costs when they retire. 

Retirement Plans, Life Insurance

West Metro employees have a pension through FPPA and can choose from several retirement plans, including IRA's, 457 and 401a. The district also offers life insurance and death and disability insurance. 

Vacation, Holiday, Personal Days

West Metro employees have 10 holidays a year, plus generous vacation and personal time off. 

Wellness, Workout Facility

West Metro employees are encouraged to stay healthy and there are workout facilities available in the district and for reduced cost at some local health clubs.

Tuition Reimbursement

West Metro also encourages employees to continue learning and offers education reimbursement benefits. 

WMFR Employee Benefits Brochure 2024.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions 

Do you offer Relocation Allowance?

If you are not a resident of Colorado, you may be eligible for a relocation allowance of up to $5,000. The relocation allowance is only available to civilian job applicants. 

What is WMFR’s drug and alcohol policy?

West Metro Fire Rescue maintains a drug-free workplace and requires its members to refrain from usage or possession of illegal substances at all times. Illegal substances are defined as any drug or chemical which is not legally obtainable, or which is legally obtainable but has not been legally obtained. The term includes prescription drugs not being used for prescribed purposes, and includes all controlled substances as defined by the Colorado Controlled Substances Act. This policy also applies to marijuana and products containing THC. 

1509.Alcohol and Drug Abuse.pdf#1501 - Tobacco Use - 1.1.2022.pdf

What is WMFR’s tattoo and appearance policy?

All personnel shall maintain a neat, clean, well-groomed personal appearance. Tattoos, regardless of subject matter, are prohibited on the head, face, and neck of employees. 

#1107 - Personal Appearance Standards - 11.9.23 (1).pdf
Minimum Qualifications 
  • US citizenship.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • A permanent resident of Colorado.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Able to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Must be drug free, tobacco free, and must not be currently addicted to, or utilizing any illegal drug or controlled substance.
  • Must have a valid photo ID and furnish a current copy of driving record, be insurable by the district's insurance carrier at normal rate of insurance, and obtain a Colorado driver's license within 45 days following the date of hire.
  • A background investigation will be conducted on all final applicants, including polygraph examination, a physical, and chemical testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs.

West Metro Fire Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Human Resources Department.


Call: (303) 539-9544

Picture shows West Metro command staff and employees, holding district's accreditation award.

  Equal Opportunity Statement 

West Metro Fire Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual preference or orientation including gender identity, transgender status, genetic information, pregnancy, physical recovery from childbirth or related condition, membership or non-membership in the union, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, West Metro Fire Rescue will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes performance of the essential functions of the position).