Firefighter: Bernalillo County New Mexico Deadline: January 24, 2018


Deadline: January 24, 2018

Salary: $12.60 Hourly

Job Description:



Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, perform fire suppression and emergency medical services in response to emergency calls.


  1. Control and extinguish fires and protect life and property.
  2. Respond to calls for medical services and administer emergency medical treatment at level of licensure according to approved protocols and standard of care, and assist in patient transport when needed.
  3. Participate in fire prevention activities, to include inspection of buildings and development of pre-fire plans.
  4. Prepare and compile necessary documentation to support duties and responsibilities.
  5. Maintain apparatus, quarters, building, equipment, grounds, and hydrants at assigned station.
  6. Participate in public education activities, and participate in on duty training, both as student and instructor, as needed.
  7. Develop and maintain proficiency in hydraulics/pump operations and aerial operations.
  8. Drive apparatus to scene of emergencies.

*The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.
 Minimum Qualifications

  1. Must have either a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Must have and maintain valid certification as a New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician as a Basic, Intermediate or as a Paramedic OR have a National Registry License as a Basic, Intermediate or as a Paramedic.  Individuals with only a National Registry License will need to obtain a valid New Mexico EMT License at your level and submit a copy of the license or verification that the license is process within 30 days of the close of application period.
  3. Employee must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license by employment date. A NM driver’s license class E will be required within 45 days of hire and employee must maintain the valid NM driver’s license, class E, while employed in this position.
  4. One (1) year of fire-fighting experience including exposure to the modern methods of applications of fire-fighting preferred.
  5. Knowledge of the principles and accepted practices of modern fire-fighting including appropriate equipment operation in the suppression of fire is preferred.
  6. Ability to administer appropriate emergency medical services according to techniques and procedures approved by the State of New Mexico.
  7. Ability to ascertain the best means of fire suppression.
  8. Ability to maintain and operate all fire equipment.
  9. Ability to effectively respond to the needs of those affected by the fire or emergency.
  10. Ability to develop productive working relationships with career and volunteer chiefs,  officers/supervisors, career and volunteer fire-fighters, emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement officers and the general public.
  11. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  12. Ability to work as a member of a team in stressful situations.


  1. Applicant must pass the written Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) skills test for the level of licensure the applicant possess.
  2. Applicant must pass the physical agility test.
  3. Applicant must pass an oral interview board.
  4. Applicant must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination to include compliance with the State of New Mexico’s OSHA physical, and background investigation.
  5. Applicant must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
  6. Applicant must disclose a past injury or medical condition that could prevent them from successfully carrying out the requirements of the job for which they are applying for.


  1. Employee works outdoors during emergency situations and/or firefighting activities, except when in emergency vehicle or inside emergency locations.
  2. Employee may be exposed to temperature extremes depending on weather conditions and fire hazard conditions.
  3. Employee is exposed to intermittent high noise levels such as sirens, engines and loud voices.
  4. Employee may be exposed to vibration of the body on an intermittent basis from vehicle rides, off road travel.
  5. Employee may be exposed to the following hazards:  driving hazards, rescue attempts and difficult terrain, possibility of hazardous material spills and hazards inherent in firefighting.   Employee may be exposed to exhaust fumes, heat, smoke, water, dusts, fire retardant chemicals, and toxic fumes.
  6. Employee works on uneven, natural ground surfaces, asphalt, cement, stairs, ladders, scaffolding.
  7. Employee works with a select team without direct supervision, and at times may work with a large group of people.


  1. Employee handles paperwork, bandages, IV solutions, medications, oxygen, and other medical supplies needed for emergency situations.  Employee utilizes protective clothing and devices (bio-medical and fire) as needed, flares, reflective vests, hearing and eye protection.
  2. Employee may be exposed to pathogenic bodily fluids and air during rescue attempts and emergency situations. Employee may be exposed to high pressure water, fire retardant during firefighting efforts.


How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.


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