Fire & Rescue Officer Trainee I: Dallas Texas

Fire & Rescue Officer Trainee I

Deadline: September 6, 2017

Salary: $44,658.00 Annually

Job Description:


For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here.  Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification specification.

For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.

Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed.  A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.

Vacancies currently available in the following department(s): Dallas Fire Department

Minimum Qualifications

Forty-five (45) semester hours of college credit (excluding developmental courses) with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher from a college or university accredited by a Regional Institutional Accrediting Organization.


A minimum of forty-eight (48) months active service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America with an Honorable Discharge (as indicated on separation documents provided by the military, i.e., DD214-Member page 4)

Additional Requirements

·         Military discharge must be “Honorable” (if applicable).

·         Must be at least eighteen (18) and not have reached thirty-six (36) years of age on the date the Civil Service written examination is administered



·         Must have valid driver’s license with good driving record.

·         Must possess the physical/medical health to adequately perform the duties of a Firefighter.

Required Documents

Official college transcript (if using education credits to qualify) and DD214 (Member Page 4) (for ALL applicants with service in the Armed Forces of the United States of America) must be submitted fo validation to:

Civil Service Department
1500 Marilla Street, Room 1C-South
Dallas, TX 75201

The Civil Service exam is only ONE part of the DFR Application process. In addition to sending the required documents to Civil Service, you will also need to provide the same documentation to the Dallas Fire Rescue personnel, at their request.

Documents will not be accepted via fax or email. 

The Civil Service department is not responsible for mailed documents that do not arrive to the Civil Service office. 

PLEASE NOTE: NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE ALLOWED IN THE EXAM ROOM. Candidates who have electronic devices in the exam room will be dismissed from the testing process and their exam will be voided.

Exam Description: Exam covers basic math skills, reading comprehension, ability to read and interpret maps/Mapsco, spelling, mechanical aptitude, and attention to detail. Time Limit: Two (2) hours and thirty (30) minutes. (Allow three-four (3-4) hours for entire process.) PICTURE I.D. REQUIRED

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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