OPENING DATE: May 8, 2017 CLOSING DATE: May 26, 2017
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue, P.O. Box 70, Mescalero, New Mexico 88340 (Station #1, 25220 NM State Highway 70, Mescalero, NM)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a fire suppression (structure/wildland), preventative inspection and emergency medical service/rescue position. Performs a variety of life and property protection work through the suppression, prevention of fires, and in response to emergency aid calls on a schedule shift. At the scene of a fire, work is performed under hazardous conditions involving smoke, heat, and cramped surroundings, generally requiring strenuous physical exertion. At the scene of medical emergency or accident, firefighters attend to the public under stressful conditions involving trauma, suffering, and personal tragedies.
Is required to drive fire and rescue apparatus in all weather and traffic conditions in a safe manner and as quickly as possible; provides emergency medical treatment in the field and in transit to medical facilities within certification level; disentangles and extricates individuals at the scene of an accident, using common and specialized hand and power tools; fills out and maintains ambulance records; coordinates multi-agency response on alarms outside the local jurisdiction.
Direct supervision of other full-time employees is not a responsibility of positions in this classification. However, experienced employees may be assigned to research a topic and conduct training sessions for career and volunteer firefighters, direct volunteer firefighters at the scene until relieved by an officer and direct volunteer firefighters on all EMS calls. Reports to a Station Lieutenant, who is the shift officer. Close supervision is required initially; however, as training and experience is gained, the degree of supervision lessens with the employee assigned a task which is performed with considerable independence. Work performance is reviewed for the knowledge demonstrated during drills and training sessions, for the quality of emergency medical attention provide, and for the quality of daily activities.
Applicants should describe their previous experience and training for each of the following selection factors. These factors will be the basis for selecting the most qualified applicants. Candidates selected for employment must satisfactorily demonstrate possession of these factors during a prescribed probationary period, and afterwards, for continued employment.
- Ability to read, comprehend, and apply variety of fire suppression, prevention, inspection, and emergency medical materials and information.
- Ability to reason and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations of situations involving personal danger.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Physical strength and agility to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Ability to perform a variety of mechanical operations.
- Ability to perform prolong and arduous work under adverse working conditions.
- Ability to learn and apply a variety of firefighter duties and methods, as well as skill in the use of firefighting equipment within a reasonable work test period.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Emergency Medical Technician –Basic or EMT Intermediate Certification. Note: Individuals may apply if currently enrolled in a certification course through an accredited college/school (must maintain certification as a condition of employment).
- Valid New Mexico State Driver’s License free of any serious driving history, must qualify for CDL or Class E.
- Background check free of felony or serious misdemeanor(s).
- Must be willing to become a minimum Wildland Firefighter Type 2 qualified.
- Must be willing to attend specific required training as identified by the MAFR to include, but not limited to: IFSAC Firefighter I Certification, IFSAC Hazmat Awareness/Operational Certification, Wildland Engine Boss Certification, and Incident Commander Type 5 Certification.
- Must maintain a valid home telephone number.
- Must be available to work overtime as required to maintain minimum staffing.
- May be hired with minimal qualifications less than required if full performance level can be met within a reasonable probationary training period.
- Employee Ordinance 06-02 applies to this position.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested persons may pick up an application for employment at the Mescalero Apache Fire Department or Human Resources office. The completed application must be submitted to Myra LaPaz, Human Resource Department, located at the Community Center, Mescalero Activity Hall.
Post expires at 4:30pm on Friday May 26th, 2017