The search has begun for a new county fire and rescue chief.
“The job description is now posted on our website and we are beginning an extensive search for a new fire chief,” says County Manager Tom Zdunek. “The citizens of Bernalillo County and the fine men and women of the Bernalillo County Fire Department deserve nothing less than our best effort.”
The position is being advertised and listed at many locations including Career.com, Linkedin, the International Association of Firefighters, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Association of Counties, and the New Mexico Association of Counties.
To view the job description and qualifications, go to
then click on Fire and Rescue Chief #341-12.
Interviews will be conducted by County Manager Tom Zdunek and an interview panel that will include professionals from the fire and rescue fields.
The new fire chief will supervise the overall operations of the Bernalillo County Fire Department with a command staff that includes:
deputy chief of operations/support, division chief of logistics, division chief of fire prevention (fire marshal), division chief of emergency medical services (EMS), division chief of training and division chief of staffing/communications.
There are currently 255 uniformed officers, engineers, paramedics and firefighters employed by the fire department.
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