Firefighter: El Paso Texas Deadline: March 15, 2019

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Deadline: March 15, 2019

Salary: $26,320.97 – $40,554.29 Annually

Job Description:


Candidate must have twenty-four (24) postsecondary semester credit hours in any field of study with a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Or at least two years of full time active military service with an honorable discharge and a High School diploma or GED.

Licenses and Certificates: Texas Class “C” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state. Texas Class “B” Driver’s License Permit or equivalent issued by another state by time of entry into academy. Certified by American Heart Association in Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by time of entry into the academy. Certification as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician through the Texas Department of State Health Services and as a Basic Structural Firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection by time of graduation from the Academy.

Special Requirements: Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age and meet all standards set forth by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and Department of State Health Services.  Meet El Paso Fire Department pre-appointment standards including a rigid background investigation and a comprehensive medical examination with drug screening.

General Purpose

Under immediate supervision, participate in assigned classroom instruction and field training designed to acquire certification as a firefighter and an emergency medical technician.

Typical Duties

Participate in classroom lectures, response simulations, live field exercises and other activities. Includes: rigorous physical preparation, written testing and performance evaluations. Involves: Study and practice, as qualified, job related structural firefighting and basic emergency medical care methods according to established department rules, regulations, protocols and standards including, but not limited to, fire and rescue tactics, patient care, safety and survival techniques, ladder operations and hose deployment, engine and ambulance operation and maintenance, self contained breathing apparatus use, hazardous materials awareness, station and company familiarization, computer and communications systems procedures, property salvage and security guidelines, and incident reporting and administrative recordkeeping. Respond to emergency incidents as instructed by the Training Chief.

General Information

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Salary Range:  $12.65 – $17.79 /hour

The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test Date:  To Be Announced

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to take the written examination.  Those who receive a passing score on the written examination and meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list. 

Candidates on the eligible list may not be certified for hire until successful completion of the Candidate Physical Agility Test, comprehensive background investigation, and oral board interview. Applicants will be scheduled according to their rank on the eligible list. The number of applicants scheduled to move forward will depend on the number of vacancies available.

Candidates must be successful at each stage to move forward through the process.  A conditional offer of employment will be given to those selected pending successful medical examination and drug screening results. 

Note:  The CPAT – Candidate Preparation Guide is available for download here.

Note:  Military veterans must submit DD form 214(s) member 4 at time of application to qualify for veterans points.

Note:  Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

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


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