Posted: 01/27/2023


Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Fire Division of the Alamogordo Fire Department in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority. 



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Three (3) years of professional or three (5) years of volunteer fire service experience;
  • Fire Inspector I;  
  • Firefighter II;  
  • ICS 100, 200, 700, 800;
  • Plan Examiner I or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire;
  • Fire Inspector II or ability to obtain within one (1) year of hire;
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain within 60 days of employment, with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo (valid out-of-state license may be considered);
  • Ability to obtain a Class E endorsement within sixty  (60) days of employment; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Other Requirements:

  • Will be required to take and subscribe to an oath supporting the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution and the Laws of the State of New Mexico,  and the Ordinances of the City of Alamogordo;
  • Must live within twenty (20) miles of Alamogordo City limits within one (1) year of hire; 
  • Must successfully pass firefighting physical agility testing, written testing, medical exam, and drug screening test that meet physical requirements set forth by NFPA 1582 guidelines and a thorough background investigation; 
  • Must not have any felony convictions, domestic violence or DWI convictions, or any other convictions for crimes indicating a lack of character or moral turpitude.



  • Associate degree from an accredited university in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related academic field.
  • Fire Officer I.
  • ICS 300, 400.
  • Class E Driver’s License.

Essential Duties

  • Respond to alarms and perform fire suppression, fire protection, extrication, and rescue duties, including firefighting, ventilation, salvage work, and utilizing various methods and tools including but not limited to: hose lines, nozzles, ladders, power tools, and extinguishers;
  • Respond to incidents involving technical or specialized rescue and mitigation operations, including hazardous materials incident response, airport rescue firefighting incident response, technical rescue incident response, and natural disasters;
  • Performs regular and periodic fire protection inspections for all areas of the city where the potential severity and expectancy for fire are high and involve hazards that are difficult to recognize and, once identified, require advanced or innovative methods to reduce or eliminate them;  
  • Performs inspection of new and existing commercial and residential building premises and building structures for fire hazards and conformance with City and State fire codes;
  • Interprets various laws, ordinances, and regulations in enforcing safety regulations and fire prevention codes in accordance with national, state and city standards;
  • Conducts Pre-construction site plan review, including reviewing plans for underground pipe systems, building plans, sprinkler plans, fire alarm plans, and suppression system plans, to ensure fire and life safety codes compliance in the final construction;
  • Conduct inspections of kitchen hood systems, test ducts for leakage, proper clearance from combustibles, proper rooftop terminations, shutdowns for fuel systems, and proper operation of extinguishing systems to ensure that proper compliance letters are provided;
  • Receives, responds to, and investigates complaints regarding fire code violation; provides direction to comply accordingly; issues citations if conditions are not brought to code;
  • Conduct fire educational and informational programs through the media, schools, civic groups, businesses, and the general public;
  • Assist in maintaining and recording fire records and associated documents, including firefighter training, equipment maintenance, fire hydrant flow rates, fire inspections, public education on fire prevention, comprehensive reports documenting the situation at the scene, orders received, and other information deemed pertinent;
  • Interact professionally and provide excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens to ensure high operational and service standards;
  • Inspector for water backflow device installation and inspection;
  • Inspect for current business registration, relaying status to the City Clerk; 
  • Perform duties according to City of Alamogordo Ordinances and departmental Policies and Procedures;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety-related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.



  • Responds to emergency calls during and outside of regular work hours, as required;
  • Work 40 hours a week, possible flex schedule, hold-over shifts, and mandatory calls back to duty;
  • Work evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • Responsible for the care and alterations of own-issued uniforms; 
  • Must obtain and maintain required license(s) and/or certification(s);
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information obtained during the performance of duties; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

Knowledge of:  

  • Management techniques, personnel policies, and procedures, principles, and practices of fire prevention and suppression; 
  • Fire codes and Building codes;  
  • Fire sprinkler and alarm systems; 
  • Current firefighting tactics and strategies;
  • Department policies and procedures; 
  • Hazardous materials storage and disposal techniques and procedures; 
  • City geography; city and county response routes, procedures, and practice; fire hazards;  
  • Technical skills, including safety, fitness, firefighting, and special operations.


Skill/Ability to: 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; understand and follow instructions;
  • Perform tasks and other daily activities in a positive and professional manner alongside employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Attend work, as scheduled and on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position’s essential duties and responsibilities;
  •    Exercise common sense and good judgment in the performance of essential             duties; 
  • Establish effective working relationships with co-workers, local law enforcement    personnel, the general public, civic groups, and local and state officials; 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; 
  • Maintain records and complete reports; 
  • Read and understand blueprints; 
  • Obtain and maintain required certifications and licenses;
  • Demonstrate and maintain physical endurance, agility, dexterity, and strength         necessary to perform required duties; and
  • Develop self-discipline with an increasing level of commitment, motivation,           responsibility, accountability, self-esteem, and respect.
  • Successful completion of annual medical exam that meets physical requirements set forth by NFPA 1582 guidelines;
  •    Must successfully pass annual firefighting physical agility testing (CPAT) 
  • Performs tasks requiring; strength and stamina, such as lifting and moving equipment and objects; 
  • Sitting, standing, walking on uneven or slippery surfaces, kneeling, bending, twisting, turning, stooping, squatting, grasping and crawling; 
  • Ascending and descending stairs and ladders; 
  • Work both inside and outside with exposure to extreme weather conditions, odors, dust and pollen; 
  • Exposure to chemicals, skin irritants, fumes and solvents; 
  • Frequent exposure to hazardous atmospheres and dangerous environments to perform firefighting and rescue operations; 
  • Frequent hand and arm motion; hand and finger dexterity sufficient to use small tools; 
  • Turning and bending neck;
  • Corrected or uncorrected vision sufficient to read gauges, documents and street maps; 
  • The ability to communicate verbally; including the ability to hear and distinguish    various sounds, such as alarms, voices, and warning horns or sirens in both quiet and noisy environments;
  • The usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments. 
  • Withstand extreme temperatures for moderate periods of time; 
  • Carry heavy loads up and down stairways and ladders; and 
  • Safely operate apparatus and other equipment in all traffic conditions. 

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