Driver Engineer
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18-03 Driver Engineer

Posted on: 2017/07/10

Minimum Qualifications:
•High School Diploma or GED. 
•Two years of experience as a Los Alamos Firefighter II.  
•Must be a United States citizen.
•Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico CDL-E driver’s license.
•Must possess and maintain an EMT (B, I or P) license that qualifies for NMAC 27.2 Certification and Licensing requirements, and maintain positive Medical Direction status. 
•Must possess at time of application an IFSAC Fire Officer I certification.
•Must possess and maintain a DOE Q clearance and is subject to additional federal background investigation.  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.
•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 and alcohol 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Associates Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Knowledge of fire behavior and fire suppression principles, methods, techniques and practices.
•Knowledge of operation and maintenance of fire pumping equipment and related apparatus.
•Knowledge of technical firefighting techniques and the principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression. 
•Knowledge of prevention and safety principles and methods. 
•Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies and codes and ordinances; modern first aid techniques. 
•Knowledge of advanced firefighting and rescue techniques, EMS/ambulance operations, incident management systems, and the mechanics and maintenance of pumping equipment and apparatus.
•Skill in analyzing situations quickly and objectively, and determining the proper course of action.
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 
•Ability to gain or have knowledge of County Uniform Fire Code, ordinances and practices.
•Ability to perform maintenance and minor mechanical repairs to fire equipment and other apparatus. 
•Ability to function as a firefighter when necessary. 
•Ability to memorize the names of streets and locations of water mains and fire hydrants.
•Ability to lead and train employees, to include mentoring, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. 
•Ability to safely operate tools, apparatus, vehicles and equipment used in fire suppression, rescue and medical assistance operations.
•Ability to assess situations and take appropriate course of actions under extremely stressful and hazardous circumstances.
•Ability to perform mathematical calculations in hydraulics to support training and fire suppression. 
•Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
•Ability to read, understand and follow specific instructions and procedures, maps, orders pre-fire plans, medical charts and study material. 
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, as well as by radio. 
•Ability to be reached by telephone at all times.
•Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 
•Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Maintains all applicable duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skill and abilities as FFI and FFII.
•Responds to fire, EMS and other emergency alarms by driving assigned vehicle to fire scenes and other locations as directed. 
•Places apparatus in appropriate position at the scene of an emergency, calling for apparatus resources. 
•Performs preventive and minor maintenance on assigned vehicles. 
•Spots the equipment, sets up for pumping or drafting, sets and adjusts controls on the pumper to deliver required water pressures and flow. 
•Lays hose lines and supply lines and operates aerial ladders as assigned. 
•Assists in the maintenance of fire station and surrounding grounds. 
•Operates pumper equipment and otherwise assists in the suppression of fires. 
•Performs a full range of firefighting duties, EMS, rescue and life-saving work. 
•Estimates building heights and adjusts equipment to ensure proper and safe operation. 
•Conducts inspections of public assemblies and commercial, industrial or governmental buildings and other public establishments to secure compliance with codes and regulations pertaining to fire safety. 
•Inspects and tests fire protection systems. 
•Assists in the investigation of fires. 
•Assists in maintenance of fire station and grounds. 
•Flow-tests hydrants; maintains and services hydrants.
•Serves as a member of an EMS/ambulance crew.  Provides emergency transportation and renders emergency care for the sick and injured.
•Ensures that all equipment is in a constant state of readiness for immediate use. 
•Prepares and maintains vehicle records and reports. 
•Participates in classroom and drill yard training activities in all phases of fire suppression, rescue, patient care and ambulance operations.
•Assists in training other firefighters in the skills of driving, operating the equipment and firefighting and EMS functions.
•Attend special schools, conferences, seminars and other related events, as directed.
•Performs duties as Acting Company Officer in his/her absence.
•May conduct or assist in the training of regular and volunteer personnel.
•Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
•Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
•Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a fire house and outdoors setting with high noise level.  Work involves potential exposure to radiation, high explosives, high voltages, toxic and exotic chemicals, fluid borne pathogens, smoke, heat, rugged terrain, confined spaces and human tragedy, under all weather conditions at any time of the day or night.  Wildland Urban Interface firefighting and aircraft rescue firefighting conditions may also be experienced.  Current tour of duty consists of 48 hours on duty, 96 hours off duty.  Assignments may mandate a 40 hour workweek at the discretion of the Fire Chief. Must report to work when called out for emergency and non-emergency situations. Extended work hours and various work hours and various work schedules will be required.  May be deployed as part of a strike team responding to state and FEMA emergencies out of state.
Authorization to provide emergency medical services may be modified, suspended or terminated by the LAFD Medical Director.  The Medical Director’s actions will not constitute discipline.  Failure to be authorized to perform an essential job function may subject the employee to discipline.

This position requires mandatory and random drug and alcohol testing and screening; therefore, all applicable federal/state regulations or laws and county rules and policies covering random, post-accident, pre-hire, and return to duty testing will be conducted prior to and during employment.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance.  Employees are required to:

•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
•Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
•Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
•Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
•Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.

How to Apply:
County application is required.  Apply at the Human Resources Division, County of Los Alamos, 1000 Central Avenue, Ste. 230, Los Alamos, NM  87544.  Applications are available in our office, at or by calling (505)662-8040.  All vacant positions are listed on the above website and on our Job Line at (505)662-8039.  

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application.  Some documents can be provided in accessible formats.  Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.

Selection Procedure:
The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.



Deadline for Submissions: 07/28/2017