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  • Full-time


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Address:  162 Air Wing/CES, Tucson, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $12.2643 - $16.7261 per hour (DOE)

Grade: 13

Closing Date: This position will remain posted until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

At the operations level, under general supervision of a fire department Captain, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief and/or Installation Fire Chief, perform prevention, control and extinguish all types of fires on the ground. Coordinate and perform related rescue, first aid, and property conservation. Includes fires or potential fires involving structures, wildland, aircraft, missiles and separate component weapons or other materials. Perform operations and operator maintenance of all types of firefighting and related rescue vehicles, equipment systems and devices in support of overall base emergency contingency operations. A 56-hour shift type work week schedule will be followed. Overtime may be required depending on mission requirements.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:
● Fight Aircraft/Wildland fire & standbys using various firefighting equipment and various chemicals as required for different situations: Operate fire and crash rescue tools and equipment. Control, extinguish and overhaul related fires. Perform required standbys (emergency and routine). Perform hazardous materials Awareness level duties involving hazardous spills or leaks. Shall review and follow all department SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and SOG (Standard Operating Guidelines).
● Perform on-the-job-training: Receive and participate in initial and continuing education in work-related crash, fire and rescue subjects, to include career development courses, formal schools and in-house training programs. Participate in education and practice sessions on a continuing basis to ensure correct methods and expected performance levels to meet regulatory requirements. Participate in Physical training/Skills testing, (practical drills) during shift.
● Conditioning and maintenance of firefighting apparatus and equipment: Conduct inspections and minor maintenance on firefighting vehicles and related equipment, maintain cleanliness and serviceability of personal protective clothing and uniforms, maintain fire station facilities, maintain assigned vehicles and firefighting equipment, conduct inspection, serviceability and operator maintenance on fire department compressed air systems.
● Perform emergency medical care: Provide emergency medical care to patients at the EMR,EMT-Basic level or at the Advanced Life Support level if Certified Paramedic, in accordance with local Standard of Care Medical Protocols. Ability to accurately complete patient care reports in accordance with department policy. Conduct inspection, serviceability, and operator maintenance on specialized medical equipment used by the department.
● Fight structural, vehicle and miscellaneous fires: Perform hose, vehicle relay, ground ladder and pump operations. Evacuate/rescue personnel from structures, protect exposures from fire spread, operate tools and equipment. Control, extinguish and overhaul aircraft, structural, vehicle and miscellaneous fires. Perform communication and administrative duties:
● Monitor, receive and record information from non-emergencies or emergency communication systems. Perform administrative and clerical duties. Prepare computer generated reports, records and emails. Enter data into the fire department databases such as NFIRS (National Fire Incident Reporting System) and ERS (Emergency Reporting System)*** ADD FESIMS (Fire Emergency Services Information Management System)***
● Perform rescue operations: Use tools and equipment in support of rescue operations. Gain entry and perform extrication of personnel by normal and emergency means. Shut down aircraft engines and operate seats to remove crew members and passengers from aircraft. Rescue personnel from motor vehicles. Perform confined space and hazardous materials incident duties in accordance with department policy.
● Perform fire prevention and inspection duties: Identify and report fire hazards found to the Fire Prevention Officer. Assist in conducting building evacuation drills, fire extinguisher training, and fire prevention briefings.
● Contingency Responses: Provide damage control/standbys in response to bomb threats, hijacking, terrorist incidents and perform duties as directed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
● Specialized knowledge of recognizing aircraft, structural firefighting, wildland and fire prevention methods and practices.
● Specialized knowledge of equipment, chemicals and techniques used in fighting fires.
● Specialized knowledge of hazardous material incidents to the Operations level.
● Specialized knowledge of firefighting techniques concerning jet fuel, munitions, gas, oil, solvents, cleaning chemicals, metals, etc.
● Specialized knowledge of practices, principles, methods, and legal responsibilities of emergency medical services.
● Specialized knowledge of standard first aid methods and practices, including CPR.
● Specialized knowledge of pre-hospital care.

Skilled in:
• Advanced Life Support skills if Certified Paramedic.
• Basic emergency service skills (EMR/EMT/BLS).
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Effective interpersonal skills.
• Basic computer skills.
• Specialized skills also includes: experience as member of an organized military or other governmental fire department in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescue operations; detection, reduction, or elimination of potential fire hazards; operation of fire communications equipment; controlling hazardous materials incidents; developing, implementing, or providing training in fire protection and prevention.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal techniques. -specialized skills in Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word.

Ability to:
• Make sound decisions and maintain composure during high-stress emergency situations.
• Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
• Perform heavy lifting and have physical dexterity to climb and maneuver in tight spaces.
• Work harmoniously under a team concept.
• Operate all firefighting tools and equipment.
• Detect, identify and document fire hazards
• Detect, identify and document equipment defects
• Suppress, control, extinguish, salvage and overhaul fires.
• Don and wear personal protective equipment for firefighting and medical actions.
• Pass Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, and Fire Inspector I certifications.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education, and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described. Fire Science associates degree or equivalent experience preferred along with General knowledge of aircraft and wildland firefighting as it applies to location; National Registry Certification, EMT-Basic.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Special Job Requirements:

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Arizona driver's license.
• Security clearance: Must obtain a favorable background investigation and have an appropriate clearance to allow access to computer and restricted areas in the performance of their duties (may include "Secret" clearance).
• Must comply with a pre-placement and annual firefighter physical in accordance with NFPA standard.
• Certificates/Qualifications required prior to employment: Department of Defense, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (PROBOARD) Firefighter I&II, HAZMAT-Awareness, Arizona or National Registry certification for EMT-B or EMT-Paramedic, EMR, First Responder CPR.
• Certificates/Qualifications required within 12 months of employment: HAZMAT-Operations, Driver Operator-Pumpers, Mobile Water Supply Apparatus, appropriate certifications for assigned fire station, as set forth below.
***162D: ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter) certification, Driver Operator-ARFF.
• May be required to obtain both S130/S190 and ARFF certifications.
• Will be required to pass a criminal background investigation.
• Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

● Sick leave
● Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
● Health and dental insurance
● Retirement plan
● Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
● Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.