Status: Full-time position
Location: Hobbs, NM
Salary: Firefighter $12.76 - 18.01 and Paramedic $15.30 - $21.62
Deadline Date: 10/4/13
Date Available: 7/16/13
Job Summary: Firefighter
Protects life and property by performing fire fighting, rescue, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, mitignation, fire prevention and public education duties.
Protects life and property by performing emergency medical care at the ALS level, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention and public education duties.
Reached the age of majority (18 years old). Must hold a High School diploma or GED at date of testing. Prefer thirty six college credit hours or two years general verifiable and proven paid work experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be of good character. Prefer Honorable Discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Have not been convinced of or pled guilty or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or, within the three year period immediately preceding their application, to any violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance relating to aggravated assault, theft, driving while intoxicated, controlled substances or other crime involving moral turpitude and have not been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any of the armed forces of the Untied States. After examination by a certified psychologist, found to be free of any emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performances as a Firefighter and/or Paramedic or be prohibited from successfully completing prescribed basic training. Must successfully complete Hobbs Fire Training Academy within 11 months from date of hire. Must successfully complete an EMT Basic class and receive New Mexico State licensure within one year from date of hire. Must successfully complete EMT-Intermediate class and receive New Mexico State Licensure within two years from date of hire.
In addition to the above Firefighter minimum qualifications, must possess a New Mexico State License at the Paramedic level. Must possess an American Heart Association ACLS certification.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Ability to learn the operation of fire suppression, rescue, and other emergency equipment.
Ability to learn to apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques.
Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under condition of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke.
Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
Ability to obtain and maintain an EMT- Intermediate New Mexico State Licensure.
Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.
Prefer 21 years or older at the time of employment.
Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state for the past three years.
No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must be able to meet Department physical standards.
Maintain insurability and operate city vehicles in accordance with insurance policy.
Licensing and Certifications
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Duties: Maintains EMS and fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Human Resources Department
City of Hobbs
200 E. Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240