Career Opportunities

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LCFD preparing for Academy 35 in Summer/Fall 2022

The Las Cruces Fire Department is in the planning stages to commence it 35th fire academy starting in the summer of fall of 2022. Stay tuned for detials

DateProcess StepsLocationTime
Fall 2022Written Test (email notifications have been sent to all applicants with instructions to pre-register for the test. Individuals who fail to pre-register will not be allowed to test)To Be DeterminedTo Be Determined
Fall 2022Physical Ability Test and Personal History Statement ScreeningLas Cruces Fire Department Training TowerTo Be Determined
Fall 2022InterviewsTo Be DeterminedTo Be Determined
Fall 2022Background Checks, Physicals, Medicals, Polygraphs (only for individuals selected to continue)To Be DeterminedTo Be Determined
Fall 2022Academy Start DateLCFD Training FacilityTo Be Determined

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Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Age 18 by the start of the Fire Academy. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet department standards.
  • Valid drivers license required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.
  • LCFD will provide EMT-Basic course as a portion of the current Academy hiring.
  • Prior to the start of the academy and as part of the selection process, candidates must pass: 
    • Acrophobia Test
    • Assessment board
    • Background investigation (to include a polygraph test
    • Medical examination upon offer of position (includes drug screening)
    • Physical Ability Test (PAT)
    • Written exam (has no study guide)

If you meet these qualifications, please fill out an application as instructed.

Application Process

Apply now on the Job Interest Card. You will select Fire and EMS, as the Las Cruces Fire Department provides both of these services in our organization. Verify that your email address is correct before submitting. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is received. Please be sure to check your spam folders and add the City of Las Cruces as an approved sender for all email correspondence.