City of Farmington
  • 09-Oct-2018 to 14-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Fire - Operations
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 14.08
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits


JOB POSTING

CITY OF FARMINGTON

JOB POSITION #158:  LATERAL FIREFIGHTER

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  Hiring List

DEPARTMENT:  Fire Department

PAY GRADE:  FD7-1

HIRING RANGE:  $14.08/hour

TYPE OF POSITION:  Regular, Full-Time

WORK LOCATION:  Fire Department 

DAYS WORKED:  Rotating Shift Work

HOURS WORKED:  Varied

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED THROUGH:  Friday, December 14th, 2018

JOB DUTIES

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose and performing fire combat, 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; makes minor repairs; washes and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.

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

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.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

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.

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. 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 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 or more.

The employee must meet initial medical requirements as outlined in NMAC Reg. 11.5.2.10 C (4), and maintain annual medical requirements outlined in NMAC Reg. 11.5.2.10 C (5) and (6).

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 or EMT 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.
  • Preparation material will be available for purchase at https://secure1.cpshr.us/CRC3/default.aspx?ID=SOP47552
  • Successfully pass a Firefighter Combat Challenge course in less than 7 minutes. (Applicant must provide a doctors release prior to taking the Firefighter Combat Challenge entrance exam.)
  • Successfully pass interview panel(s).
  • Candidate may be required to complete a skills assessment.
  • Pass an extensive background check.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and psychological 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.

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 abbreviated Farmington Fire Department recruit academy which will include local customs and jurisdictional practices including a review of 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 the abbreviated academy prior to assignment on shift.

Candidate must submit certificates in his/her name for Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations which bear the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal or equivalent certifications and documentations with the application.

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

Have the ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergencies, trainings 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 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.

Preference point will be awarded to qualified fire fighter candidates based on one of the below criteria (1 point, based on a 100 point grading scale):

  1. Candidate must have a minimum of two years previous related full time experience, in good standing, within the three year period preceding application for lateral employment.
  • Related full time fire experience shall include post academy service with a full time career fire department which includes, but is not limited to structural fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, inspection, and public education programs AND validated evidence of successful completion of a related training academy certified by the appropriate state, federal, or local regulatory or oversight agency.
  • Reserve firefighting may be accepted in lieu of full time career firefighting when duties include, but are not limited to structural fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, inspection and public education programs AND validated evidence of successful completion of a related training academy certified by the appropriate state, federal, or local regulatory or oversight agency. The candidate will submit a letter from the Chief of their current fire department showing the number of shifts and hours worked each month by the reserve firefighter for the previous 24 months. The letter must be signed by the Chief of the fire department, with his contact information listed.
  • The candidate will submit a firefighter job description from their current fire department.
  • Candidate must produce certificates in his/her name for Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations which bear the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal or equivalent certifications and documentations with the application.
  • Candidate must hold or be capable of acquiring certification within the first year of employment in: S130/190 Wildland firefighter certification, operations level technical rescue certification, New Mexico EMT Basic certification.
  • Candidate must provide documented satisfactory performance ratings on at least two annual performance appraisals within the last three years prior and include this with the application. At the time of application, the candidate must provide satisfactory performance ratings, letters of successful performance or equivalent documentation for each year of related experience claimed.

OR

  1. Candidate has attended and successfully completed the 16-week San Juan College Recruit Training Academy within the last 18 month period or a comparable accredited college or program within the same 18 month period. In the event that the academy/training program was concluded more than 18 months prior to the application deadline; the candidate can extend his/her qualifying period for one time only for an additional 12 months (1 year), by successfully completing an accredited Firefighter- II skills refresher course through San Juan College or another comparable institution/agency. Candidate must include a copy of college transcripts with the application.
  • Candidate must hold or be capable of acquiring certification within the first year of employment in: S130/190 Wildland firefighter certification, operations level technical rescue certification, New Mexico EMT Basic certification.
  • Candidate must have a 3.0 GPA in Fire Science courses and a letter of recommendation from Fire Science Coordinator.
  • Candidate must provide the names and contact information of three (3) references. At least one of the references must be a fire service professional (Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, etc.). Relatives of the candidate may not be used as a reference.

Additional Preference point will be awarded based on one of the below criteria (based on a 100 point grading scale):

  • 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).
  • Military preference point will be awarded to candidates based on submission of a qualifying DD214 (1 point, based on a 100 point grading scale).
  • Preference points will be awarded to candidates based on current EMT licensure (1 point, based on a 100 point grading scale).

 

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

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