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Nederland Fire Protection District
Nederland, Colorado

Fire Chief
Annual salary range: $102,500 to $127,500
Application deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021.

Nederland, Colorado is a picturesque mountain town nestled 17 miles west of Boulder and 41 miles south of Estes Park along the Peak-to-Peak Highway in the Rocky Mountains. Established in 1874 with a population of approximately 1500, Nederland has something for everyone. Their world-class mountains offer a scenic view of the Indian Peaks wilderness and a wide array of hikes for people of all skill levels. They have a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as relaxing hiking trails and unique family-friendly attractions that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Nederland Fire Protection District offers an array of challenges and opportunities for its next Fire Chief. Firefighters in the district are exposed to a diversity of rescues and calls, offering the Chief an opportunity to train, mentor, and lead the team in a variety of areas. There are opportunities to modernize the department, transforming it from its old school focus to a 21st fire and emergency service model. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and directing all aspects of the fire department including supervision and evaluation of all paid and reserve personnel, including employee safety, training, and job performance. Nederland Fire provides a wide range of emergency services to an estimated 56 square miles, including the Town of Nederland, the town site of Eldora, the Eldora Ski Area, and a vast expanse of public lands.

The District is seeking a Fire Chief who is a skilled administrator and proven leader. The next Chief will demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate, and support a team, develop relationships with the community, and be open and thoughtful in addressing a variety of different perspectives and opinions from the public and the Town. This role offers the right leader a tremendous range of potential opportunities to make an impact on the Nederland Fire Protection District now and into the future.

The position requires an associate degree AND at least 10 (ten) years of progressively responsible fire service experience that includes a minimum of two (2) years in a fire department leadership position as Captain or higher. A current Colorado State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification is required.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your materials to:

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Timmons
CPS HR Consulting

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The Nederland Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer.

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