City of Farmington
  • 22-May-2018 to 30-Jun-2018 (MST)
  • Fire - Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 13.53
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

No Benefits


JOB OPENING

CITY OF FARMINGTON

JOB POSITION #5:  SEASONAL WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  Up to 8

DEPARTMENT:  Fire Department

PAY GRADE:  FD7

HIRING RANGE:  $13.53 / Hour

TYPE OF POSITION:  Seasonal, Part-Time

WORK LOCATION:  Fire Operations 

DAYS WORKED:  TBD

HOURS WORKED:  TBD

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED THROUGH: Until Filled

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

JOB DUTIES

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 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 perscribed 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 and power tools.

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

Performs fuel reduction activities and/or other wildland fire mitigation projects. 

Other duties as assigned by FFD supervisors and administration.

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 services, 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.

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.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

May assist to coordinate or instruct 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.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Wildland fire suppression equipment, wildland fire apparatus, chippers, chain saws, weed eaters, fire pumps, hoses and other standard equipment, 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; 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.

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, 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 activities when noise levels may be loud.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.
  • Successfully completes an arduous level pack test per NWCG guidelines.
  • Pass an extensive background check.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Be 18 years or older at the time of employment.

Have a valid High School Diploma or GED equivalent. 

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.

Be able to read and write the English language.

Have a working knowledge of driver safety, CEVO class preferred.

Must have ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.

Must pass the Work Capacity Test, arduous level: 3 mile walk with a 45 lb pack in less than 45:45.

Must be available 24/7 during the hired work period for in City and out of the area deployments.

Must meet the meet the NWCG standard for Firefighter Type 2.

Have the ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance for prolonged periods of time under extreme conditions (heights, heat, cold or smoke).

Have the ability to act effectively in emergent 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:

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).

A Military preference point will be awarded to candidates based on submission of a qualifying DD214 (1 point, based on a 100 point grading scale). 

A preference point will be awarded to candidates based on current EMT licensure (1 point, based on a 100 point grading scale). 

Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on current wildland certifications at time of hire (1 point each for S-131, S-212, S-215, and S-290 based on a 100 point grading scale). 

Future preference points will be awarded to candidates that are testing for full-time employment as a firefighter with the Farmington Fire Department (2 points on a 100 point scale).

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.

City of Farmington
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