Deadline: October 17, 2018
Salary: 16.17 – 20.22 Per Hour
THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE ON 10/17/2018.
SALARY: 16.17 – 20.22 Hourly USD
The salary range listed is for a Firefighter Trainee. After successful completion of required certifications, compensation will transition to the appropriate step plan salary structure.
Time: 6PM CST
Location: Arlington Convention Center: 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
IN ORDER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE/GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CARD AND OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT/DIPLOMA PRIOR TO THIS POSITION/POSTING’S CLOSE DATE. FAILURE TO ATTACH THESE DOCUMENTS TO YOUR APPLICATION PRIOR TO THE CLOSE DATE WILL DISQUALIFY YOUR APPLICATION.
The eligibility requirements to be a City of Arlington Firefighter Trainee are established by the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 143 and the City of Arlington’s Fire Department Civil Service Commission Local Rules. The following represents part of these initial eligibility requirements.
- Have earned a high school diploma or GED.
- Be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization.
- Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
- 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 the appointment. Applicants must be 19 years of age to be appointed.
- Be able to pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) and/or other criminal background check(s).
- By completing this application, Applicant acknowledges that a preference may be given to those holding an Advanced EMT or Paramedic Certification.
A properly completed City of Arlington Firefighter Trainee Exam Application must be completed online in order to sit for the exam. After submitting your completed application, you will receive an email confirming submission. Once the Civil Service Office determines your exam eligibility, you will receive a second email confirming whether you are eligible or ineligible to sit for the exam for this current hiring process.
Pursuant to Sec. 143.026 of the Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code and Sec. 26.C of the Civil Service Commission Local Rules, the City Manager of the City of Arlington may exercise his discretion in making appointments by giving preference to applicants who already possess relevant national and/or state certification(s). If preference is exercised, then non-certified candidates who are not appointed in order of the eligibility list will remain on the list until it is expired or otherwise exhausted for future hiring purposes.
Please review the list of disqualifications – Causes for Disqualification. Prior to submitting your application, you will be asked to acknowledge that you have read these.
Applicants in need of an accommodation due to a disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), must contact the Civil Service Office. Requests for accommodations must be emailed to Accommodations@arlingtontx.gov. Accommodations must be requested no later than 48 hours prior to exam date.
The eligibility list shall be in effect for one year from the date of examination, unless exhausted earlier.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.