Fire Captain

Date Posted:

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:10 PM


Fire and Ambulance Department - Open to Current Employees Only


$20.18 - $27.83


48/96 work shift


Open Until Filled

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as Incident Commander in the absence of a higher-ranking officer at the scene of any emergency responded to by the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Services. Provides 24-hour shift coverage for missing fire engineer staff.    Must have excellent leadership qualities, verbal and written communication skills and be a team player.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, all other departments, other governmental agencies, and the public.   Work varies requiring some interpretive judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.  The Fire Captain shall be able to serve as Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Engineer as required.  It is therefore understood that the job descriptions of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Engineer shall apply to the Fire Captain as well.


Minimum Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Six years of experience in firefighting, including advanced level (EMT-Intermediate pre-hospital EMS experience; two years’ experience as a fire engineer driver/operator pumping apparatus and aerial apparatus operations; hazardous materials operations level training; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Possess a valid Colorado driver’s license, EMT-Intermediate.  Firefighter 1 certification.  Hazardous Materials Awareness certification.  Fire Service Proctor.  ACLS.   Bilingual is helpful but not required. Laterals accepted.

Position requires physical involvement; involves walking and standing; primary responsibilities for this position will take place either in a standard office environment or on assigned sites.  Work involves exposure to heat, noise, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, solvents, pesticides or herbicides, undesirable weather conditions and potentially unsafe conditions.  Proper safety equipment should be used where undesirable physical conditions and hazards exists, to prevent injury.


The City of Lamar offers an excellent benefits package that supports quality work-life balance including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and other voluntary insurance plans.  

The City of Lamar believes in providing opportunities its employees to advance within the organization.  Any employee in good standing is eligible for promotion consideration, assuming he or she meets the minimum qualifications for the position.

How to Apply:

A resume, letter of application and a City of Lamar regular application (not internal) summarizing your qualifications must be received in the Human Resources Office.

  •          This vacant position will be posted internally for five business days and are open to all eligible employees.
  •          Employees who are interested in the position should make their interest known by completing the regular application.
  •          Internal applicants do not need the permission of their supervisor to apply for open positions. 
  •          In most cases, external recruiting may take place simultaneously to expedite the process as business needs require. Internal candidates may or may not be given preference depending on the circumstances. 


More Information:

Margaret Saldaña, HR Manager


Jeremy Burkhart, Fire Chief