Fire Cadet

Los Alamos County - Los Alamos, New Mexico

Oct 28, 2021

Application Deadline:
Dec 10, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$15.65 hourly

Job Description


Starting salaries are based on 2080 hours in a calendar year. Upon assignment to shift, salaries are based on 2912 hours in a calendar year.

Fire Cadet: $15.65/hr., $32,552.00/annually. Assignment to shift: $16.00/hr., $46,592.00/annually

The following incentives may be available at the conclusion of the academy for those who hold the required qualifications, certifications, licenses. Maximum of two incentives.

Paramedic: $3.69/hr. IV Tech: $1.46/hr. HazMat: $1.46/hr. Technical Rescue: $1.46/hr. Fire Investigation: $1.46/hr. ++NOTE: Candidates will be required to successfully complete 1 1/2 mile run in 13 minutes 20 seconds.++

Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Company Officer, provides entry-level fire suppression, prevention and emergency response while training to become a Fire Fighter 1. Performs public education, rescue and emergency medical services for the residents and visitors of Los Alamos County, the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Minimum Qualifications: •High School Diploma or GED. •Must be eighteen years of age. •Must be a United States Citizen. •Must possess, or ability to obtain within first thirty days of employment, and maintain a valid New Mexico CDL-E driver’s license. •Must promote to Firefighter 1 by the end of the probationary period. •Must possess, or ability to obtain within probationary period, and maintain an EMT (B, I or P) license that qualifies for New Mexico Administrative Code 27.2 Certification and Licensing requirements, and maintain positive Medical Direction status. If non-New Mexico EMT, including Paramedic license, must pass New Mexico State licensing examination and achieve positive Medical Direction status before end of probationary period. •Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700, 800B and 804 certifications or equivalents by the end of probation. •Must possess, or must make application for a DOE Q clearance within thirty days of employment with ability to obtain, and maintain a DOE Q clearance and is subject to additional federal background investigation. Prior to issuance of the Q clearance, must be eligible at all times to be escorted into secured areas until such time as the initial investigation period has expired and a Q clearance is issued. Subsequently, should Q access authorization be under review, but not suspended or revoked, and employee remains eligible to be escorted into a secured area, a reasonable time for reinstatement shall be allowed. •Successful passing of the LAFD examination related directly to the job duties by receiving satisfactory scores on an assessment of their abilities. •Successful completion of an examination by a licensed physician and be free of any physical condition as listed in the LAFD Medical Standards per NFPA 1582. •Be free of any mental or emotional condition, which might adversely affect performance. May be required to be examined by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. •Successful completion of the physical agility standard requirements of the LAFD and annually thereafter. •Successful completion of mandatory drug screening and subsequent random drug screenings. •Successful completion of the background investigation, including FBI fingerprint check. •Must not have been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.

Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications:

•Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or related field. Current DOE Q Clearance.

•Current Paramedic Certificate or License.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: HS Diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

Contact Information

Rosabella Romero

Los Alamos County
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
phone: 5056628341

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