City of Garland, TX

  • Firefighter

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2018 8:00 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Fire Department
    Target Hiring Range
    Each newly appointed Firefighter will receive a starting annual salary of $55,696 and $61,004 after one year. After one year, Firefighters may be eligible to receive longevity, additional education and assignment compensation, as provided by State Statute and City of Garland Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
    Civil Service
    Job Code Category
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for performing a variety of technical tasks in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, prevention, investigation, administrative and other special assignments.



    Essential Job Functions

    1. Perform fire suppression and other rescue operations.
    2. Search for and/or rescue trapped or injured persons.
    3. Assist in implementing continuous fire prevention activities.
    4. Respond to medical services calls.
    5. Administer first aid and emergency medical services to sick or injured persons to level authorized by Paramedic certification.
    6. Perform various administrative duties.
    7. May participate on department committees and attend staff meetings.
    8. Participate in routine housekeeping and preventative maintenance.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     


    • Persons who have served in the United States of America military, received an Honorable Discharge, and pass the Examination may have five (5) points added to their test score if candidate submits a legible copy of a United States of America government issued form documenting at least 180 days of active duty military service with an Honorable Discharge (i.e. DD 214-MEMBER 4 FORM). 
    • Have completed 30 or more hours of college credit (with a C average or better).
    • Currently certified as a licensed paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
    • Currently certified or certifiable as a firefighter with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to pass a physical examination, a comprehensive drug screening and have no more than 20/100 uncorrected vision
    • Ability to perform in a physical agility test designed to test essential job functions
    • Ability to give an oral interview answering questions regarding potential performance as a firefighter
    • Ability to pass an extensive background check including driving record and polygraph examination
    • Ability to work a shift schedule (24 hours on duty, followed by 48 hours off duty) or 40 hour work week with an 8-5 schedule

    Licenses & Certifications

     Valid Class C Texas driver's license and obtain Class B after employment.

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a fire station environment. Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    • Must be United States of America citizen at the time of application
    • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of examination, and not 36 years of age or older at the time of examination.
    • High School Graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)


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