Firefighter I – Copperas Cove, Texas

$42,950.16 (based on 2904 hours annually)


Desired Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. No specific work experience level required. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License without record of suspension or revocation in any State by date of hire.

Certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Basic Structural Firefighter.

Certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as either an Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic.

Unless already Paramedic Certified or Licensed, must be enrolled in a Paramedic program within one year, obtain (within 3 test attempts) and maintain Certification or Licensure for remainder of employment.

Certification of attendance to Courage To Be Safe training required within 6 months of employment. Must obtain a Texas Class B drivers’ License within 90 days of hire.

Must not have any felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories. Must be able to proficiently read and write the English language. Must successfully pass entry-level fire examination. Must pass a medical exam which includes a vision exam and hearing exam. Must pass the Department’s physical agility test and drug test. May be required to pass a polygraph examination and psychological test. Must meet City of Copperas Cove’s response time requirements.

Certification in NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 701 -706, & 800 required within 6 months of employment.


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