City of Farmington
  • 24-Feb-2017 to 30-Jun-2017 (MST)
  • Fire - Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 13.53
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

No Benefits





DEPARTMENT:  Fire Department


HIRING RANGE:  $13.53 / Hour

TYPE OF POSITION:  Seasonal, Part-Time

WORK LOCATION:  Fire Operations 




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



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 the Wildland Coordinator, Fire Engine Boss, and/or the Wildland Shift Coordinator.

Serves as a wildland firefighter on a wildland fire engine.

Works both independently and as a crew to perform engine operational duties in the suppression of wildland fires and prescribed fires.

Drives engine to fire locations in consideration of safety of crew and equipment, and how the equipment can be best used for control and mop-up operations.

Personally performs and may direct others in starting fire pump, priming pump, adjusting engine speed and pump valves, laying hose, and using appropriate nozzles and nozzle adjustment for effective use of water and additives.

Has knowledge of maintaining specialized equipment used to respond to wildland urban interface situations.

Qualified individuals may serve as Incident Commander on initial attack.

Will serve in a hand crew capacity to construct fire line with hand tools or power tools.

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

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

Must maintain NWCG Wildland Red Card Certification.

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

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

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 including, but not limited to, 14 plus day deployments outside of the region.

May assist to coordinate or instruct other department personnel, as assigned.

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.

All candidates must:

  • Successfully pass firefighter entrance exam.
  • Successfully pass a series of interview panels.
  • Pass an extensive background check.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of employment.
  • Have a valid High School Diploma or GED equivalent.  Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on formal education (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).
  • Possess a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.
  • Be able to obtain a driver's license applicable to Fire Department apparatus.
  • Be able to read and write the English language.
  • Have a working knowledge of driver safety, CEVO class preferred.
  • Have ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.
  • Pass the Work Capacity Test, arduous level: 3 mile walk with a 45 lb. pack in less than 45:45.
  • Be available 24/7 during the hired work period for in City and out of the area deployments.
  • Meet the NWCG standard for Firefighter Type 2.
  • Have the 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.
  • Have the ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Have the ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public.

Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on current EMS licensure at time of hire (.5 points for EMR/First Responder, 1 point for EMT-B, and 1.5 points for EMT-A/EMT-I or EMT-P based on a 100 point grading scale). 

Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on current wildland certifications at time of hire (2 points each for S-131, S-212, S-215, or S-290 based on a 100 point grading scale). 


Wildland fire suppression equipment, wildland fire apparatus, chippers, chain saws, weed eaters, fire pumps, hoses and other standard equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; hike; 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 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee 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 activities when noise levels may be loud.


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