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State Fire Marshal

Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

The purpose of the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office is to protect lives and property from the devastating affects of fire. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) provides a number of services related to the safety of residents and guests of the state. The functions of the State Fire Marshal’s Office are divided into four sections, Fire Training Academy, Fire Service Support, Arson Investigations, and Code Enforcement.

The State Fire Marshal shall be well versed in fire services, including structural fires, training, investigations, and code enforcement, as well as administrative duties, including personnel, operating budgets and capital planning and expenditures. The State Fire Marshal shall have an understanding of insurance services office requirements, wildland firefighting and legislative advocacy.

The state fire marshal oversees and manages the state fire marshal’s office and directs its activities, in addition to promulgating rules pursuant to the State Rules Act relating to the state fire marshal’s office and the fire services council.

The ideal candidate must have demonstrated leadership experience in fire services. The ideal candidate must demonstrate exceptional customer service while working in structured and unstructured environments and managing multiple projects with competing deadlines. The ideal candidate must possess exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, knowing how to effectively communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders. Finally, the ideal candidate should have a passion for the protection of the public safety of New Mexicans.

The Fire Marshal is appointed by the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. This position is open until filled. The salary for this position is between $100,000 and $110,000 annually.

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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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