Firefighter – Texarkana, Texas

$38,643.00 – $45,827.00 Annually


Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Eligibility Requirements
The eligibility requirements to be a City of Texarkana, Texas Firefighter are established by the City of Texarkana, Texas Civil Service Commission and the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 143. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be at least 18 to 35 years of age at the time of testing.Must have reached 18 years of age as of the date of the exam, and not have reached 36 years of age as of the date of appointment.
Be able to prove legal U.S. citizenship status and work in this position within the State of Texas.
Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
All applicants for beginning firefighter positions in the City of Texarkana, Texas Fire Department shall possess a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate (GED) by the date of the exam to be eligible to take the entrance exam.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
No certifications are required to take the entrance exam. However, City of Texarkana Local Civil Service Rules allow preference in hiring to be given to individuals who possess Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification as a structural firefighter, Texas Department of State Health Services certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and prior full-time, career fire service experience. Your chances for employment will be greatly enhanced if you possess both firefighter and EMT certifications.


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