Deadline: First 400 Applications
Salary: $1,077.83 Biweekly
CITY OF HOUSTON
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
THE POSITION OF
HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Per Chapter 143.023 of the Tex. Loc. Gov’t code, “A person may not take an entrance examination for a beginning position in the fire department unless the person is at least 18 years of age but not 36 years of age or older. A person may not be certified as eligible for a beginning position in the fire department if the person is 36 years of age or older.” Below are two (2) categories of which you may apply:
- Non-Certified Firefighter & EMT: Must have twenty-four (24) transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better (only two (2) credit hours of Physical Education will be accepted) OR at least two (2) years of full-time active military service with an honorable discharge as stipulated on a DD214 Member 4. Applicant must meet the above requirements by the Civil Service Exam date.
- Certified Firefighter & EMT Basic or Higher: Must possess an active Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Fire Fighters Certification Basic or higher AND an Active Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification Basic or higher. Applicant must meet the above requirements by the Civil Service Exam date.
All certified applicants must have a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), and 15 transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited college or university. No course completion certificates will be accepted.
The exam will be open to candidates, who have made a proper application and have met the requirements of Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code for beginning positions in the Fire Department, which are listed in the Fire Application.
DATE AND TIME OF EXAMINATION:
The examination will be given at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the HCC Northeast Campus, Codwell Hall, Amphitheater, 555 Community College Drive, Houston, TX 77013. A member from our team will notify you via email advising you of the time in which you will need to report to the testing site for the exam.
Bring your driver’s license or other photo ID.
ONLY “on-line” applications will be accepted. To apply for this examination, please log on to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston. Access to the Internet and to computer terminals may be found at the City of Houston Human Resources Department, Classified Careers & Services Division, 1801 Smith Street, 6th floor, or any Public Library. On-line applications will be accepted until all testing slots are filled.
- Participates in classroom lectures, seminars and practical training sessions as directed by the Houston Fire Department.
- Receives and participates in various types of training in fire suppression and emergency medical services up to and including paramedic certification.
- Participates in drills, demonstrations and instruction in hydraulics, pump operation, maintenance, fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services.
- Proof of immunizations/tests will be required.
- The minimum passing score is 70 percent on the written examination before the extra five (5) points for qualified veterans are added.
- Per Chapter 143.025of the Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code, an additional five points shall be added to the examination grade of an applicant who served in the United States armed forces, received an honorable discharge, and made a passing grade on the examination. Applicants who are eligible for extra military points must scan and attach a copy of their DD214 (Member-4) to their electronic application or send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. The last day to submit a DD214 is Friday, January 31, 2020. NO DD214s will be accepted at the test site.
- Texas Commission of Fire Protection State Fire Fighters Certification and Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician Certification(s) will be subject to verification by the Human Resources Department.
- Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technicians Certification as a Paramedic will be subject to verification by the Human Resources Department.
- An applicant may not take the examination for a particular eligibility list more than once.
- The eligibility list created as a result of this examination will be effective for a period of not less than 6 months or more than 12 months as determined by the Civil Service Commission.
- Passing applicants will be referred to the Human Resources Department Classified Recruiting section to continue processing. Any falsification in the application process will result in disqualification. Applicants must pass all phases of the hiring process.
- Applicants’ eligibility for hiring will be determined in rank order from the eligibility list.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.
Interview Techniques: HERE