Qualifications

  • Must be able to respond to emergency and non-emergency situations. When contacted, the employee must be able to report to work unless there are special non-recurring circumstances. Outside employment or the operation of a business is not considered a special circumstance
  • Must obtain and maintain a license from the State of New Mexico - EMS Bureau as an EMT-B or higher within the first year of employment
  • Must obtain and maintain a license from the State of New Mexico - EMS Bureau as an EMT-I or higher within the first two years of employment. Based on extenuating circumstances, an extension of time for this requirement may be granted at the discretion of the fire chief
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Must have basic computer experience
  • Must be able to pass a written entrance examination
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position
  • Must be able to pass the required physical examination, drug test, and undergo psychological testing
  • Must be able to pass the strength and agility test
  • Must be able to lift and move objects weighing more than 75 pounds
  • Must have a clean driving record and be able to obtain a valid New Mexico Class E license
  • Successfully complete Certified Emergency Vehicle Operation course within 60 Days of hire
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or other crimes involving moral turpitude
  • Two years experience as a volunteer firefighter, or one year experience as a professional firefighter, performing fire suppression work preferred
Physical Functions
  • Ability to crouch, kneel, and/or bend up to one half hour per normal work day
  • Ability to stand, walk, crouch, climb, kneel, crawl, bend at waist, or remain in a prone position during an emergency situation
  • Ability to work with arms bent up to two-thirds of working day, and with arms extended up to one-third of normal working day
  • May be required to have arms extended for a longer period of time during an emergency situation
  • Ability to push and pull with arms with a force of up to 2 pounds for one half hour each normal working day
  • May be required to push and pull with arms with greater than 50 pounds of force during an emergency situation
  • May be required to twist and rotate arms during and emergency situation
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy emergency equipment weighing up to seventy pounds during an emergency situation
  • May be required to balance with legs during an emergency situation. May be required to push and pull with legs with a force of greater than 50 pounds during an emergency situation
  • Ability to grasp and manipulate objects, and perform fine finger dexterity movements for up to one-third of normal working day. This work involves eye-hand coordination and some bilateral coordination.
  • May be required to grasp and manipulate objects and perform finer finger dexterity work with exceptional speed and bilateral coordination during emergency situations