Positions Available

CEDAR MOUNTAIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT is looking to fill two part-time clerical staffing positions.

Duties include routine office duties such as answering phones, sorting mail, preparing bills to be paid and various other office related tasks.

Hours will be between 13 and 29 hours per week, depending on staffing needs.

For further information, please contact

Cheryl Tuttle at 435-682-3225.





Fire Chief Recruitment

Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District (CMFPD)

Employment Opportunity

CMFPD Fire Chief Recruitment period from April 20 through June 30, 2019


About the CMFPD:



The CMFPD was formed in 1994 as a completely volunteer fire department.  The District that was created sits in the North West corner of Kane County Utah and encompasses 94 square miles of Federal, State and private lands in the Dixie National Forest, while serving the unincorporated community of Duck Creek Village. 

Today the CMFPD is a combination fire department with both career and volunteer members serving approximately 250 full time residents and 4,000 seasonal residents.  Tourism is a big part of the local economy with cabin rentals that allow for population spikes on weekends and holidays.

The CMFPD’s response area ranges from approximately 6,000 feet to 10,000 feet in elevation with fuels ranging from sage brush to conifer and pine trees.  The community of Duck Creek Village is serviced by two main thoroughfares, U.S. Highway 89 and State Route 14 and there are hundreds of dirt roads and trail systems that interlink the 22 subdivisions and two commercial areas within the District boundaries.

The CMFPD has an operating budget of approximately $1,306,500.00 and receives its revenue through a fee for service.  This total amount comes from approximately $950,000.00 in fire fees where there are 4,749 taxable lots in the response area and lot owners are assessed an annual fee of $200.00 for fire and EMS response.  The second portion of the budget comes from approximately $356,500.00 in snow removal fees where 3,100 taxable lots are assessed an annual fee of $115.00 for snow removal on county roads in the respective subdivisions and the clearing of fire hydrants to allow for emergency vehicles the access to make an effective response for fire and medical emergencies.  

The CMFPD is overseen by a five person elected Board of Directors.  The Fire Chief oversees the day to day operations of the fire department with the aid of subordinates that include a Career Deputy Fire Chief, Volunteer Captains, Career and Volunteer Lieutenants, Career and Volunteer Firefighter/AEMTs, Volunteer EMS only members, two part time Secretaries and Volunteer Firefighter Support Members.

Including the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief, the CMFPD has 8 career members, two part time members and approximately 25 volunteer members.

Fire department operations are conducted out of two fire stations which responded to 262 calls for service last year.  Station number 1 is located at 3620 Mammoth Creek Road and Station number 2 is located at 325 West Ranch Road.  CMFPD is a State of Utah Licensed Quick Response Agency at the AEMT level and members respond to all hazards in the community including but not limited to, EMS, MVA, hazmat, structure fire and wildland fire emergencies.

The CMFPD is seeking a well-rounded, skilled leader to serve as its Fire Chief.  The ideal candidate should be a dedicated, self-motivated, strategic manager who is committed to serving the public while demonstrating a high level of personal and professional accountability.  The Fire Chief reports to the CMFPD Governing Board Chairperson throughout the month and to the CMFPD Board of Directors during monthly board meetings and / or during committee or special project meetings.

The next Fire Chief will be tasked with maintaining CMFPD’s reputation as a progressive fire service agency with both the region and the state.  The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to maximize the efficiencies within available resources, and work successfully with the community and the media to carry out the goals of the CMFPD.  This leadership challenge will require an emphasis on a culture that values teamwork, communication and partnership.

The next Fire Chief must be operationally proficient and be willing and able to engage in operations activities when necessary.  Effective communication, strong collaboration, negotiation and team building skills are necessary for this individual to be successful.  The ability to make organizational changes that improve the operational effectiveness of the agency is desired.  The next Fire Chief must be able to exhibit consistent and ethical decision making, inclusiveness, and diversity awareness in all CMFPD practices.

The ideal candidate will have:

Ability to:      

Provide leadership in recruiting, retaining, training and motivating CMFPD members.

  • Develop, implement and administer policies, goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and public education services

  • Prepare, administer and monitor large and complex budgets

  • Allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner

  • Work effectively under pressure of deadlines and conflicting demands

  • Present findings, recommendations and information to individuals and groups in an understandable and persuasive manner

  • Define and analyze problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and adopt and implement an effective course of action as needed

  • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques

  • Understand, interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written mediums

  • Use and apply firefighting, EMS and disaster preparedness techniques and procedures; think and act effectively in emergencies

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contracted in the course of work including Fire District Board, Fire District Members, cities, counties and other governmental officials and agencies, community groups (private and businesses), and the public

  • Identify and respond to community and CMFPD Governing Board issues, concerns and needs

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, methods and techniques of modern fire protection, EMS and disaster preparedness

  • Principles and practices of public administration, budgeting, training, personnel management, and organizational techniques; principles and practices of leadership, management and supervision

  • Methods of analyzing, and modifying administrative and operational policies and procedures

  • Applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding local governmental operations, services and programs

  • Modern firefighting strategies and tactics using limited resources in a wildland urban interface

  • Basic techniques of hazardous materials identification and incident management

  • Principles and procedures of fire scene investigation and arson detection

  • Basic operation and mechanics of firefighting equipment, use of emergency medical aid, rescue equipment and other emergency equipment

  • Geography, fire hazards and fire protection resources within the CMFPD and neighboring agencies

Skills in:

  • Providing leadership

  • Delegating authority and responsibility

  • Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of CMFPD members

  • Selecting, supervising, training, motivating and evaluating staff

Examples of duties:

The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by an employee in this position.  An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below.

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, supervises and evaluates fire protection including suppression and prevention, emergency medical services and disaster preparedness programs and activities for the CMFPD

  • Selects, assigns, trains, motivates and evaluates CMFPD members; provides or coordinates staff training; listens to, responds to, and resolves employee problems, concerns and grievances

  • Develops an annual budget that coincides with the goals set forth in the CMFPD’s strategic plan; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with the budget; initiates remedial action and report significant variances to the Fire District Board; actively pursues new and existing revenue sources for the CMFPD

  • Administers the preparation of the CMFPD Board meeting agendas; attend CMFPD Board meetings, future committee meetings and represents the CMFPD in community projects as directed by the Governing Board.  Gives oral and written presentations to the CMFPD Governing Board and other public and private groups; provides information to the media and public regarding CMFPD Operations.  Establish a strategic plan for the overall development and progression of the CMFPD, works with the Governing Board and manages the implementation of CMFPD goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned service area

  • Develops, evaluates, recommends and administers operational and administrative policies, procedures and guidelines to meet the goals and objectives of the CMFPD while ensuring timely, efficient and effective delivery of programs and services

  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, identifies opportunities for improvement, directs the implementation of changes

  • Plans, directs and coordinates through subordinate level managers the implantation of the CMFPD’s work plan, meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems

  • Provides direction and support to CMFPD members and the board including advice, education and consultation.  Receives, investigates and resolves inquiries, complaints and concerns regarding CMFPD programs, services and facilities

  • Acts as a liaison and represents the Fire District to cities, counties, regional, State and Federal agencies as well as outside organizations on a broad range of matters.  Participates on a variety of boards and commissions, attends and participates in professional group meetings, stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields’ of fire suppression and prevention, EMS and disaster preparedness programs

  • Represents the CMFPD in matters pertaining to grievances and labor management relations.  Maintains a positive, courteous and collaborative attitude with CMFPD members

  • Represents the CMFPD with dignity, integrity and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with the many and varied public as well as interaction with community and professional organizations and in dealing internally with CMFPD members

  • Responds to incidents, performs emergency activities and provides direct supervision as deemed necessary to ensure effective and efficient delivery of emergency services

  • Fights fires inside and outside of structures and in the wildland and urban interface; provides emergency medical assistance to level of training, certification and licensure



Education and Experience:

Any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to function as the CMFPD Fire Chief.  Examples of typical ways to gain the required knowledge, skills and abilities are:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science or Technology, Public Administration or Management

  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV

  • Ten (10) years of consecutive service in public fire protection and EMS.  This experience should include at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.

  • Graduate of or current enrollment in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program


  • Must possess a valid State of Utah driver’s license. CDL preferred and be able to maintain insurance coverage through CMFPD’s insurance carrier

  • National Registry Certified as AEMT or State of Utah Licensure as AEMT

  • Must maintain EMS licensure with the State of Utah during employment

Other Requirements

  • Employee must establish permanent residency within the geographical boundaries of the CMFPD, within six (6) months from the date of employment.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.

  • 100% contribution paid by the District into the State of Utah Retirement System.

  • Medical insurance allotment of $600 monthly.

  • Seven paid holidays plus two (2) weeks paid vacation annually.

  • Department issued Chief’s response vehicle included.

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Exempt Status.


Please contact the CMFPD administrative office at cmfpdadmin@scinternet.net for a full job description.

To express interest in this position please email your resume and contact information to cmfpdadmin@scinternet.net.  CMFPD will conduct a multi-phased screening process that may include leadership assessments, telephone interviews, essay review on the topics of the modern day combination fire department, volunteer recruitment and retention, the culture of the modern day fire service and how it relates to rural community in the urban interface environment, and / or the possibility of site visits to the CMFPD.  This will give the applicant the opportunity to learn more about the agency, its culture and the community it serves.

Upon completion of the screening process, qualified candidates will be invited to submit a formal application to CMFPD and an interview for the candidates will be scheduled at our main fire station located at 3620 Mammoth Creek Road, Duck Creek Village, Utah 84762.





Recruitment Information

Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District

3620 Mammoth Creek Road / HC 82 Box 1084

Duck Creek Village, Utah 84762

(435) 682-3225



Posted: December 21, 2017

Classification: Firefighter/AEMT


The Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District is currently recruiting for Firefighter /AEMT positions.  This open application period will remain open indefinitely.   The CMFPD plans to fill current and future openings from this ongoing recruitment.

Applications received will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the Fire Chief.  This is an ongoing recruitment with applicants updating their application and resume as needed.  A physical agility testing process will be completed at the main fire station during the summer months.  A current CPAT card will be accepted in lieu of the CMFPD  Physical Agility Course.

Minimum qualifications include:

·         Must be 18 years or older

·         Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent

·         Must have a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District’s vehicle liability insurance

·         Must be able to read, write and speak the English language 

·         Must have effective written and oral communication skills

·         Must pass all phases of the recruitment process

·         Must have Utah Firefighter II or IFSAC equivalent certification

·         Must have Utah EMT Basic Certification or National Registry EMT Basic Certification and the ability to obtain Utah certification within three months of hire date. With the understanding that employee must obtain Utah AEMT Certification within the probationary period of one year.

This eligibility list is for full time Firefighter/AEMT positions.  The position is with full benefits including paid time off (PTO), State of Utah Retirement, uniform allowance and health insurance allotments with an annual salary of $22,000.  This position is in the Operations Division and will work the 48/96 Firefighter Schedule.  

Please contact the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District for a full description of the position.  Applications can be picked up at the Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District’s Main Fire Station located at 3620 Mammoth Creek Road Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM or requested through E-Mail at cmfpdadmin@scinternet Applications must be turned in by the applicant in person.