Firefighter/Paramedic: Baytown Texas Deadline: October 19, 2018

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Deadline: October 19, 2018

Salary: $63,419.00 Annually

Job Description:

The City of Baytown, TX is now seeking candidates who possess the qualifications and talent to join the elite ranks of the Baytown Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. If you are interested in beginning or advancing your career in Fire and Emergency Medical Services then do not hesitate to apply. The application period runs from September 14, 2018, until October 19, 2081, 5:00 p.m.

The written examination will be held on November 2, 2018.

Please note the following items before you start the online application process:

  • Applicants who have served in the military must attach their DD-214 (long form) to the online application. Five (5) additional points will be awarded to the final score of applicants who pass the written examination whose DD-214 contains an honorable discharge and at least 180 days of consecutive active service.
  • Applicants will need to provide the license number issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians if you have valid EMT certification.

The following are key dates/items you will want to be aware of:

  • Baytown Fire Department (BFD) Applicant Questionnaire – All qualified individuals will receive an email with the next steps of the process. 
  • Study Guide – The Firefighter/Paramedic entrance examination is designed to be taken where no prior fire or medical training or experience is assumed of candidates. The Entry-Level Firefighter Candidate Study Guide (2nd Edition) is designed to help candidates prepare to take any IPMA-HR entry-level, multiple-choice Firefighter test. The Study Guide helps candidates understand what each test assesses and the content and types of questions found on each test. It also provides test-taking tips, a 100-item practice test, and explains the answers to 25 of the practice items. Purchase of this study guide is optional and not required in order to take the entrance examination. This study guide is available exclusively from IPMA-HR. You can order the Entry- Level Firefighter Candidate Study Guide online at:
  • November 2, 2018 – The Fire entrance examination will be held on this day at 9:00 a.m. at the Baytown Community Center (2407 Market St., Baytown, TX 77520). 

Throughout the hiring process communication will be conducted via email. Applicants should add ‘’ to their email safe sender list to avoid missing any communication provided by the City of Baytown.


  • Performs rescue operations involving removing people from hazardous situations such as vehicle rescue, confined space trench rescues and above ground rescues. Performs medical duties at an EMT level.
  • Participates in pre-fire planning, fire inspections, fire prevention activities, and building surveys.
  • Cleans and checks equipment on truck including air pack, tools, equipment, oil, engine fuel levels, pumps, and radio. Fills out and files reports. Cleans station, which includes sweeping, mopping, and performing general maintenance such as painting or mowing grass.
  • Suppresses fire including trash, grass, building, vehicle, and chemical fires.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:

The following are the minimum requirements required to take the entrance examination:
  • Applicant must be at least 19 years of age and less than 41 years of age by the date of hire.
  • Applicant must possess a High School Diploma or GED at the time of examination. 
  • An applicant is eligible to take the entrance examination if the applicant has completed a paramedic training program through an accredited training facility. The applicant must possess certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic or as a Texas Department of State Health Services certified Emergency medical Technician Paramedic at the time of appointment. 
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen 
  • Applicant must have not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions.
  • Applicant must successfully meet Baytown standards for all supplemental questions relating to criminal history.

 Additional Information:

Knowledge of fire science and fire fighting tactics, hydraulics and pump operations, extrication methods, EMS, emergency driving and building construction to perform the varied tasks. Skills in operating power tools and rescue equipment. Ability to respond properly and quickly to emergency situations.  Ability to work with others as a team.  Ability to get along appropriately with co-workers and the public.

Attendance is an essential function of this position and in the event of an emergency this position may be required to work in order to perform essential services needed to sustain City operations.

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

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