Protects life and property by performing firefighting, rescue, emergency medical care, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention and public education duties. Maintains fire and EMS equipment, apparatus, and facilities.
Regular attendance is required to perform the duties of this position.
Performs firefighting and rescue activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.
Performs emergency aid activities including administering emergency care and providing other assistance as required.
Utilizes all skills, procedures and medications within NM State EMT scope of practice and other special skills if applicable.
Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects.
Operates radio and other communication equipment.
Maintains fire and EMS equipment, apparatus and facilities; Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment.
Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants and other structures in fire prevention programs.
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, hangs and dries hose; Washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.
Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, communications, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities.
Presents programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.
Initiates and completes written documents related to emergency treatment and work incidents.
Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.
Desired Minimum Qualifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Reached the age of majority (18 years of age).
Must hold a High School diploma or GED at date of hire.
Prefer thirty six (36) college credit hours or two (2) years general verifiable and proven paid work experience.
Must be certified NREMT or NM State EMT, and/or Firefighter I & II IFSAC.
National Registry certified EMTís must enroll and complete NM EMT bridge course as soon as possibly upon appointment.
Must be of good moral character; Prefer Honorable Discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States (if applicable).
Have not been convicted of or pled guilty to 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 United States.
After examination by a certified psychologist, found to be free of any emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performance as a Firefighter and/or EMT or be prohibited from successfully completing prescribed basic training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, 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 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 driverís license without record of suspension or revocation in any state for the past three (3) years.
Must possess or obtain, and maintain a valid state Class E driverís license upon hire.
No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven (7) years.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must be able to meet Department physical standards.
Must be able to meet City of Hobbs Fire Department Certification and Licensure policy.
Maintain insurability and operate city vehicles in accordance with insurance policy.
Residency requirement: All HFD employees shall reside within a 45 mile radius of Hobbs Central Fire Station 1 to ensure prompt emergency fire/medical/emergency response time when necessary.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
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.
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, The employee is frequently required to reach with hands to finger handle or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is also frequently required to 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 120 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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 and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, 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.