City of Farmington
  • 24-Feb-2023 to 09-Jun-2023 (MST)
  • Fire - Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 42,515 (Academy) and $45,946 (Shift)
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT: Fire Department

PAY GRADE: FH8 (During Academy)/FD7-1 (Shift/Post Academy)

HIRING RANGE: $42,515/$45,946 - Annual

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

WORK LOCATION: Fire Department

DAYS WORKED: Rotating Shift Work




Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.

All appropriate documentation MUST be submitted during the application period.


Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose and performing fire suppression, containment and extinguishment tasks. Also performs emergency aid activities for the ill and injured, including basic life support and providing other assistance as required.

Works under the general supervision of a Fire Department Officer.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials and all members of the general public.

Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, technical rescue, wildland firefighting 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, washes and dries hose, washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus/ equipment as well as other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

Perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings and nights including weekends and holidays.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the Department and the City.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Upon completion of probationary period, may assist in department supervisory and administrative activities as assigned.

Upon completion of probationary period, may assist to coordinate, instruct, or supervise the work of new recruits or other department personnel, 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.


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


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

The employee must meet initial medical requirements as outlined in NMAC Reg. C (4), and maintain annual medical requirements outlined in NMAC Reg. C (5) and (6).


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, in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, heated environment, cold environment, 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.


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.

All candidates must:

  • Successfully pass a Firefighter entrance exam.
  • Preparation material will be available for purchase, once you have applied you will receive additional information regarding where to purchase material.
  • Successfully pass a Firefighter Combat Challenge course in less than 7 minutes. (Applicant must provide a doctor's release prior to taking the Firefighter Combat Challenge entrance exam.)
  • Successfully pass interview panel(s).
  • Pass an extensive background check.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and psychological examination.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Have a valid High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Be 18 years or older at the time of employment.

Possess a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years. Must be able to obtain a driver's license applicable to Fire Department apparatus.

Must pass annual physical assessment per NWCG guidelines.

Be able to read and write the English language.

Have a working knowledge of driver safety.

Have the ability to complete the Farmington Fire Department recruit academy which will include local customs and jurisdictional practices including firefighter I and firefighter II information and skills. Also will receive instruction through the live fire evolutions included in the fire lab portion of the recruit training academy. The candidate must successfully complete and earn all necessary certifications during the academy prior to assignment on shift.

Have the ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergencies, trainings or station activities/trainings for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke.

Have the ability to act effectively during emergencies and stressful situations.

Have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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

Have the ability to obtain New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification within the first year of employment.

Preference Points

Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on the highest level of formal education completed (0.5 point for an Associate's Degree, 1 point for a Bachelor's Degree, and 1.5 points for a Master's Degree or higher; based on a 100 point grading scale).

Military preference point will be awarded to candidates based on submission of a qualifying DD214 and/or proof of current active reserve duty status (1 point, based on a 100 point grading scale).

Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on current EMT licensure (0.5 point, based on a 100 point grading scale).

Preference points will be awarded to those who are currently employed with Farmington Fire Department at the time of the hiring process - proof of employment must be submitted for verification (0.5 point, based on a 100 point grading scale).

Preference points will be awarded to those living within 30 miles of City of Farmington City Hall at time of the hiring process - proof of residency must be submitted for verification (0.5 point, based on a 100 point grading scale).

Preference points will be calculated and awarded after the candidate has successfully completed each portion of the Firefighter entrance exam.


City of Farmington
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Follow Jobs:
  • Follow Our Jobs On Facebook Follow Our Jobs On Twitter See us on LinkedIn
  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
logo departments government community doing business services how do i emergency services parks and rec community works electric