Salary: 58,655 per year
Closing Date: 08/04/17
Age: Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on the date of the written entrance exam as provided by Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Education: Candidates must have successfully completed 45 semester hours of courses from an accredited college or university with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better.
An applicant who is currently a National Registered Paramedic and/or a Texas Department of State Health Services certified paramedic may receive 39 college credit hours. These hours include prior EMT certification.
An applicant who is currently a National Registered EMT and/or a Texas Department of State Health Services EMT may receive 5 hours of college credit hours.
An applicant who has successfully completed Basic Structural Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection may receive 23 college credit hours. The person must meet the minimum Standards of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Structural Firefighting personnel, as specified in the TCFP Standards Manual for Structural Fire Protection Personnel.
Driver’s License: Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license. The driving record of candidates who are selected for the final employment process will be checked.
Candidates may not have two or more chargeable vehicle accidents on their driving record. Additionally, they may not have a conviction within the past three years of any of the following:
• Any alcohol related driving offense• Hit and Run, Failure to Stop, Failure to Render Aid, or Failure to Disclose I.D. at the scene of an accident• Negligent Manslaughter involving a motor vehicle accident• Three or more moving violations• Two moving violations and one or more chargeable vehicle accidents
A background check covering previous employment, credit history and criminal record will be conducted on each candidate selected for the final employment process.
• Candidates must have an employment history which demonstrates stability and reliability. Any candidate who has been involuntarily terminated from employment, or who has resigned in lieu of involuntary termination for inefficiency, delinquency, or misconduct within (5) years of the date of application will be disqualified. Similarly, any candidate who has a history of unstable work, as demonstrated, for example, by short terms of employment over the candidate’s employment history, will be disqualified.
• Candidates shall have a credit history which demonstrates a commitment to paying just debts. Factors which will be considered include the type and number of debts, reasons for any record of bad credit, extenuating circumstances, and any potential for the credit related problems impacting the candidate’s judgment and integrity.
• Candidates must pass a criminal history check. Persons who have admitted, pled guilty to, or been found guilty of any felony will have failed the criminal history check. Persons who have admitted, pled guilty to, or been found guilty of any Class A or Class B misdemeanor within five (5) years of the date of the written entrance examination will have failed the criminal history check. Candidates who have been convicted of theft will have failed the criminal history check.
o Candidates who have limited marijuana usage that has not occurred within the immediate 24 months of the date of application may be considered for employment with the Fire Department.