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Fire Systems Technical Specialist (General)

Application Period: Opens: Monday, July 9, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

Public notice is hereby given that the Civil Service Commission of the City and County of Denver shall hold an examination for the purpose of creating an eligible register for original appointment to the position of Fire Systems Technical Specialist (General) for the Denver Fire Department.  The eligible register shall be composed of the names of applicants who have successfully completed and passed all phases of this examination and who are approved for placement on the eligible register by the Civil Service Commissioners.

The City and County of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and the Civil Service Commission and the Denver Fire Department are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws governing the application and hiring of suitable applicants for employment with the Denver Fire Department.

Please note:  The provisions contained in this Announcement of Examination do not create or constitute any contractual rights between or among the Civil Service Commission, the City and County of Denver and any applicant or employee.  The provisions of this Announcement may be modified, rescinded, or revised, in writing, by only the Civil Service Commission, which reserves the right to unilaterally modify, rescind or revise the provisions of this Announcement.

Grade V Salary (January 1, 2018)*                                                     $79,561         annually
Grade I Salary (January 1, 2022)                                                       $100,172         annually

*Applicants accepted for the position will also see salary increases at the Grade IV, III, and II ranks which fall between the above values, but are to be determined.


Qualifications:  In addition to the Age, Education/Experience, and Skill requirements noted below, applicants must also meet all of the Qualifications for Original Appointment as specified in Commission Rule 3* and as outlined in the Fire Systems Technical Specialist (General) Examination Informational Booklet.

Age:  Applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the date of application. 

Experience:  Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of work experience in the web application development and support field.  Applicants should be familiar with web page layout and design, SQL databases, and web services.

Skill Requirements: Proficiency in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, SQL, at least one web scripting language such as PHP, ASP, or CFML. Basic CFML familiarity is required.

Skill Preferences: Responsive web design, Mobile web design, Familiarity with Active Directory/LDAP, JQuery, Angular JS, Wordpress, Microsoft Office Applications.

Beneficial Skills: Understanding of Electronics, Electrical systems, and Machinist skills are helpful.

Copies of any certificates and degrees or course transcripts must be submitted with the online technical questionnaire.  The deadline for receiving the online technical questionnaire and any supporting documentation is Friday, August 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

To Apply to this Posting:  Complete our Online Technical Questionnaire (which can be found at https://
) by the deadline of 4:30 p.m. – Friday, August 3, 2018.
Please contact Abby Rainer, Senior Human Resources Data Analyst, at if you have any questions or concerns about the questionnaire.


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Denver Civil Service Commission
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