Firefighter 2

Los Alamos County - Los Alamos, New Mexico

Oct 28, 2021

Application Deadline:
Dec 10, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$17.78 to 25.89 hourly

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Firefighter 2 JOB CODE: 474 CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Fire/Operations SUPERVISOR: Company Officer

Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Company Officer, controls and extinguishes fires or responds to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. 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. •Three years of experience with any career fire department comparable to LAFD and certification or equivalent for completion of all NFPA 1001 requirements. •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 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. •EMT (B, I or P) license 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 new hire probationary period. •Successful completion of the Driver Relief Program.

Additional Information

Preferred Qualifications Firefighter 2: •Associates or higher level 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: 3 years

Contact Information

Rosabella Romero

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

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