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Fire Fighter Cadet - 16042

Department: Fire and Rescue
Office: Fire Rescue (multiple stations)
Position Number:continuous
Job ID#:16042
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.

You must pass a pre-employment physical examination and agility test specific to this position.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:03/16/2016
Opening Date to the Public:03/16/2016
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:Continuous
Starting Salary (or salary range):See Job description below
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.

To apply for this position, you must have a current New Mexico EMT License
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:Multiple applicants will be tested for this position before individual candidates will be selected for an interview. You will be contacted with a date, time and place for the testing.

You must supply a Medical Certification before you can test for this position. See the City''s website, EMPLOYMENT link, then FIREFIGHTER INFORMATION for instructions.
Typical schedule :Fire/Rescue schedules


Position Summary: Attend and successfully complete Firefighters Academy. Successfully complete Field Training after graduation from Academy.                  

Starting salary: Cadet $9.18 for 16 weeks on 2080 schedule. Field training 90 days. 2912 schedule; EMT-B Cadet $11.36;EMT-I  Cadet $11.36; EMT-P $12.84; Completion of FTO  2912 Schedule EMT-B $12.84; EMT-I $13.48; EMT-P $14.86

Firefighter DutiesEach day you report for duty you are responsible for the following tasks. These are not all of the tasks but represent the majority of them. 

  • Performs all firefighting duties and responsibilities at the Firefighter II level. 
  • Consistently demonstrates the highest level of customer service during emergency and routine situations.
  • Station Chores - Cleaning, cooking, minor building maintenance
  • Prefire plan inspections
  • Training - Fire, EMS and physical training
  • Public Relations - Station tours, fire prevention talks, fire extinguisher classes, smoke detector checks
  • Apparatus maintenance - Cleaning, waxing of vehicles

Your shift will begin at 0700.  We average approximately 54 calls for service each shift between the five stations

Qualifications – RequiredCurrent New Mexico EMT license: Must successfully complete a written exam, EMT written exam, work capacity test, oral boards, drug screen, background investigation, and physical.  Minimum age to become a Firefighter:  21.

Other Information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho: Generous benefit package including 80% paid health & dental for employees and their families,  Retirement through the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), and available life, disability, and vision insurances.


If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).

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