15 pay steps are included in the pay scale. Step 1 is the entry level salary after graduating from the training academy. Experienced firefighters are started between steps 1-5, at the discretion of the Fire Chief. Each step reflects a yearly 2.5% pay increase for proficient employees. This pay plan is the base pay rate and does not reflect cost of living increases or overtime. This pay scale is reviewed every three years, based on a market analysis of comparable cities.
Comprehensive health insurance program, with up to 85% paid by your employer
Free health clinic services exclusively for City employees and their covered family members
FPPA Statewide Defined Benefit pension plan includes a 10.65% employee contribution. Fully vested after only five years.
All uniforms, protective equipment, and duty gear are provided at no cost to the employee
31 days of paid time off per year
Fitness facilities at every station
Flexible spending accounts
Group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Accident and critical illness insurance
Health savings account
Deferred compensation plan
Annual sponsorship positions for paramedic school
City tuition reimbursement program
IAFF Local 2808 Union
Grand Junction Firefighters Foundation
Affordable cost of living, no big city hassles, wide open spaces minutes from town.