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21 years of age minimum.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (final semester college seniors are eligible to apply).  If your degree was obtained outside the United States or outside a US territory, an Equivalency Report from an educational research organization will need to accompany your degree transcripts. 

These educational requirements will not be waived for any reason.

Physical Fitness 

Must be able to perform all physical demands of the job as stipulated in the job description.

United States Citizenship

Applicant must be a United States Citizen or possess proper I-9 documentation; also must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.


 The test process is currently OPEN to entry level positions. It is OPEN to certified and non-certified applicants. Lateral applications or Colorado Certified applications are accepted and applicants are tested on an on-going basis.

Other Requirements

All applicants  should be aware of certain requirements that are inherent within the profession. These may be identified by character traits that include honesty, maturity, self-discipline, initiative, problem solving and an exceptional ability to deal frequently with traumatic occurrences.