FIRE CHIEF

Operations Manager or Director
Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue - Mescalero, New Mexico


Application Deadline:

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Salary is based on experience annual

Job Description

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.

Additional Information

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.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be eighteen (18) years of age
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Fire Technology, EMS or related field
  • Experience: At least five (5) years management of a fire department

Contact Informaton

Alice Gandara-Diaz

Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue
PO Box 70
Mescalero, New Mexico 88340
phone: 575-464-4494

How to Apply

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, agandara-diaz@mescaleroapachetribe.com. Questions may be submitted to Ms. Gandara-Diaz via email or telephone at (575) 464-4494.

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