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Fire Chief

Mescalero Apache Tribe
Mescalero, NM 88340

Fire Chief

Job Summary:
Provides administrative direction and leadership for all Mescalero Apache Fire & Rescue functions, operations and personnel through the supervision of staff and a review of their activities. Oversees the training and development of personnel in modern firefighting (structural and wildland fire), emergency medical/ambulance services, and fire prevention methods. Full job description available upon request.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science, Fire Technology, EMS or related field;
At least five (5) years management of a fire department;
Must be eighteen (18) years of age;
Emergency Medical Technician Basic and IFSAC Firefighter and Hazmat Certification required;
Successful completion of an examination by a licensed physician and be free of any physical condition as listed in the Tribe's 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 (fire and wildland) at an arduous duty level and annually thereafter.;
Must have a valid NM CDL-E Driver's License;
Must maintain instructor certification training level I;
Must reside within the 50 miles radius of the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation;
Must be willing to work any schedule;
Must have a felony-free criminal history and driving record; and
Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.
Tribal preferences will be applied. Position is open until filled. Salary is based on experience. Please submit letter of interest and resume to Alice Gandara-Diaz, HR Director,


Questions may be submitted to Ms. Gandara-Diaz via email or telephone at

(575) 464-4494.


Posted: 2019-09-09 Expires: 2019-10-10

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Fire Chief

Mescalero Apache Tribe
Mescalero, NM 88340

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