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Firefighter - EMT Lieutenant** Bargaining Unit position**-EXTENDED

Company: Dona Ana County
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

WRITTEN TEST WILL BE ADMINISTEREDLieutenant Basic - Classified Status Employee ($15.78/hour-$47,182.20/year)Firefighter Intermediate- Classified Status Employee. ($16.26/hour-$48,617.40/year)Firefighter Paramedic- Classified Status Employee. ($16.74/hour-$50,052.60/year)**An Individual whose qualifications exceed the minimum qualifications for the job may be hired above the minimum of the range based on full years of related work experience as presented on the application**THIS POSITION IS GOVERNED BY A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTOversees and supervises fire company(s) at assigned station that protects life and property through firefighting, emergency medical service (EMS), and other emergency response activities in order to meet the needs of the residents throughout Do--a Ana County.ESSENTIAL DUTIES. Coordinates the activities of an assigned fire company in a designated fire district or station. Directly oversees a minimum of three (3) firefighters assigned to a particular fire district or station, and may oversee career and/or volunteer personnel. Inspects assigned fire station, buildings, grounds, and facilities, and examines firetrucks and equipment to ensure compliance with maintenance standards. Responds to fire alarms and determines from observation nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and source of water supply, and directs firefighting crews accordingly. Performs fire suppression activities, fire prevention, rescue, communications, and emergency medical care. Responds to emergency calls to render emergency medical care. Interacts with fire and emergency medical personnel to assign and instruct volunteer and career personnel with emergency assistance. Position involves substantial interpersonal contact with both internal and external customers which must be conducted with respect at all times. Consequences of error may include life, injury, property, monetary loss, and inconvenience. Compiles report of each fire call, listing location, type, probable cause, estimated damage, and disposition utilizing personal computer and emergency reporting software. Evaluates efficiency of career personnel by conducting regularly scheduled performance reviews.Conducts training for subordinates in use of equipment and methods of extinguishing all types of fires. An employee in this classification provides training in all aspects of suppressing and extinguishing fires including fire prevention, performing emergency rescues, and providing emergency medical assistance.Assists and coordinates the maintenance and repair of county facilities, apparatus and equipmentAid with ordering of station supplies, as well as replenish supplies for emergency response. ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Performs other duties as assigned.Education. High School diploma or equivalent.Experience. Three (3) years full-time field experience, as a career firefighter, in emergency response. Employee must be 18 years of age as of the first day of employment. Education / Experience substitution. As per County Policy.Licenses/Certifications. Required at time of application:Valid Driver's License, IFSAC certified Firefighter I and Firefighter II; Licensed EMT-Basic; IFSAC Hazardous Materials A/O; IS 700, 800 ICS 100, and 200; and IFSAC Fire Inspector I. IFSAC Fire Officer I; Must obtain NM EMT licensure within six months of hire; Must obtain NM EMT-Intermediate within two years of hire will be required to certify at the Haz-Mat technician level; NM Class E Driver's License or equivalent and defensive driving course within one year and maintain Firefighter and EMT certifications for continued employment or be subject to dismissal.Preferred: NM Licensed EMT Intermediate; Fire Officer II; Hazardous Materials Technician, Class E NM Driver's License; Associate's degree in fire science or related field or 65 college credit hours; supervisory or lead worker experience; Bilingual (English/Spanish). Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver's license record, etc.). Medical examination, drug screen, and law enforcement background investigation, finger printing and driver's license record. MANDATORY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING ACCORDING TO DOT REGULATIONS.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Knowledge of: Practices, procedures and equipment used in fire suppression. Communication and interpersonal methods and techniques to deal with the general public and County staff, which must be conducted with courtesy and respect at all timesSupervisory methods and techniques to effectively lead a fire companyGeneral business inspections and fire codesAbility to: Analyze emergency situations and to select effective courses of action, giving regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances. Cope with stressful situations. Learn and perform firefighting, rescue and emergency care practices, techniques, and methods and to apply such information to specific situations. Interpret information accurately and make decisions according to existing laws, regulations, and policies. Produce written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.Work independently with general supervision making determinations of appropriate action to take.Make minor equipment repairs and adjustments under supervision.Communicate effectively, speak clearly, and distinctly with the public and employees.Successfully complete annual medical physical according to NFPA standards and successfully complete annual physical ability test for the appropriate assignment. Able to drive emergency response apparatus and equipment to which assigned. Must have the ability to wear self contained breathing apparatus, climb ladders, work from heights, and work in confined places, toxic atmospheres, and extreme environmental atmospheres. Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships.

Keywords: Dona Ana County, Las Cruces , Firefighter - EMT Lieutenant** Bargaining Unit position**-EXTENDED, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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