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  • Firefighter Job Posting - Farmington, New Mexico

    JOB POSTING NO: 154
    FIREFIGHTER
    CITY OF FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO

    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 5 plus Hire List
    DEPARTMENT: Fire
    WORK LOCATION: Fire Department
    PAY CLASS: F-01
    SALARY RANGE: $8.6856 PER HOUR
    DAYS WORKED: Shift
    HOURS WORKED: Shift
    TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-time
    APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: October 27, 2000
    TESTING DATE: November 7, 2000

    City of Farmington
    Personnel Department
    800 Municipal Drive
    Farmington, NM 87401-2663
    (505) 599-1132

    If you have questions regarding the Application Process, you can e-mail us at the address below. Any questions on employment with the City of Farmington should be directed to our Personnel Department. Contact us at: [email protected]

    Thank you.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.

    Works under the general supervision of a Fire Department Officer.

    Performs emergency aid activities for the ill and injured, including basic life support, and providing other assistance as required.

    Must maintain New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification.

    Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects.

    Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates personal computer, radio and other communication equipment.

    Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants, and other structures in fire prevention programs.

    Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment, apparatus and facilities.

    Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.

    Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, hazardous communications, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities.

    Presents programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.

    Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.

    Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings, and nights including weekends and holidays.

    NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    May assist to coordinate, instruct, or supervise the work of new recruits or other department personnel, as assigned.

    Assists in department supervisory and administrative activities as assigned.

    Assists in training new employees as assigned.

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes, pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

    High school diploma or GED equivalent.

    Must be 21 years or older upon completion of the Fire Academy.

    Must possess, by time of hire, a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a commercial driver's license applicable to Fire Department apparatus.

    Must be able to read and write the English language.

    Working knowledge of driver safety.

    Working knowledge of first aid preferred. V Ability to obtain New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification within the first year of employment, or within time set by Standard Operating Procedure.

    Ability to learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment.

    Ability to learn and apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques.

    Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke.

    Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.

    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

    Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public.

    Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.

    TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

    Emergency medical aid equipment, extrication equipment, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard firefighting equipment, ladders, radio, pager, personal computer, phone.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally drag up to 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    The employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings, and nights including weekends and holidays.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMT activities when noise levels may be loud.

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

    Written examination; physical agility test; oral interview; medical examination; background verification and check.

    WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F.

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