Deadline: May 12, 2017
Salary: $48,225.00 Annually
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Completes fire suppression activities by driving assigned apparatus to and from emergencies; laying and connecting hoses; maintaining pumping apparatus; ventilating structures; searching for hidden fires; operating hose lines; climbing ladders; searching for victims; and eliminating the possibility of rekindling.
- Provides emergency medical services by answering calls and responding to requests for service; extricating victims from accident scenes; lifting and transporting patients; checking vital signs; and providing life support and emergency medical treatment.
- Educates the public by providing instruction on fire prevention; overseeing fire drills; conducting fire station tours; facilitating first aid classes; conducting fire safety surveys; developing pre-fire plans; and answering general questions.
- Maintains the fire station by cleaning the facility; maintaining the grounds; completing preventive maintenance and repairs on the facility and apparatus; cleaning, inspecting and replacing hoses, inspecting equipment and apparatus; and maintaining protective equipment.
- Assists with fire investigations by reviewing information and preserving evidence.
- Minimum age is 21 and maximum age is 35
- United States citizen
- Graduation from an accredited high school OR possession of an equivalency certificate
- Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
- No illegal drug use within the past three (3) years
AND THE FOLLOWING by Job Offer Date
- Certification as a Paramedic, as issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AND/OR
- Certification as a Basic Firefighter, as issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
- Driver’s License
- DD214 for Veteran Points
- A Completed Personal History Statement (click this link to download)
The attire for the examination is business casual. Please bring additional clothing for the physical agility test that will be administered immediately after the written examination, weather allowing.
Applicants must pass the written exam with a minimum score of 70 percent. The entrance examination must be completed within two (2) hours and will consist of a written examination from which the eligibility list shall be established and will remain in effect for six (6) months, or until exhausted.
Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation to complete testing must contact the Civil Service Director at 972-230-9601 at least two weeks prior to the scheduled test date. Documentation supporting the need for accommodation will be required.
- Skill in the operation and use of standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products
- Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials
- Ability to successfully complete the written exam, rigorous physical agility, psychological and polygraph testing, and additional background screening and investigation
A Study Guide is available online at desototexas.gov on the Fire Department page.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.