Firefighter/Paramedic: Sugar Land Texas Deadline: January 13, 2020

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Deadline: January 13, 2020

Salary: $52,765.44 Annually

Job Description:

The City of Sugar Land is looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, committed to public service and who possess a willingness to be challenged. The Fire-EMS Department is currently recruiting for “FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC”. Summary of Duties:

Under direct supervision of a Lieutenant, this position will perform technical work providing fire suppression, rescue operations and appropriate patient care including ambulance transportation at the scenes of emergency situations. Firefighter Paramedics are assigned to shiftwork; currently a 48-hour shift on duty with 96 hours scheduled off between tours.

Firefighter Paramedic workloads are equally balanced and rotated between ambulance and fire unit assignments. Duties are performed under emergency conditions and frequently involve considerable personal hazard while responding to fire alarms and emergency medical calls.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Class B must be completed 1 year from date of hire
  • Firefighter certification from Texas Commission on Fire Protection by February 13, 2020.
  • Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification from Texas Dept. of State Health Services by February 13, 2020.
  • Non-tobacco user preferred
  • Must complete and pass each step of the selection process

 Additional Information:

Applicants must provide proof of Firefighter Certification and Paramedic Certification by February 13, 2020.  Resumes submitted without a City of Sugar Land application or applications submitted after the deadline date will not be considered. Starting salary: $52,765 + $500 monthly Paramedic pay. Rules apply, Education Pay, Assignment Pay if qualified and excellent benefits. Offers of employment are contingent upon the results of a pre-employment controlled substance screening, criminal conviction background assessment, and a physical examination. 

Candidates must complete the full application.

Attachments to the application shall include, but not limited to the following: a letter of intent, proof of current certifications, list of 3-5 professional references and a resume. 

Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department Steps for Firefighter Paramedic Hiring Process

Step 1 Complete an Application:
This position will remain open for 30 Days with a closing date of Monday, January 13, 2020 at 5:00PM.
To complete an application, go to
scroll to the list of open positions and select Firefighter Paramedic. You must complete the on-line application.

Step 2 Testing (Written Exam):
Week of Monday January 20, 2020  . Location TBA. Applicants who pass the Written test will advance to the Physical Performance Test (PPT), Background Packets will be issued upon passing the PPT  and will need to be completed and returned by February 3, 2020.  A second test date will be given if necessary.

Step 3 Physical Performance Test:
Friday, January 24, 2020 and alternate date Saturday, January 25th (only if needed). This will be held at the Fort Bend Fire Field.

Step 4 Panel Interview: 
Candidates will be notified of a panel interview date and time to be held the week of January 27, 2020.

Step 5 Profile XT Assessment: 
Candidates moving forward will receive information for completing a Profile XT during the week of February 3, 2020.

Step 6 Chief Interview & submittal of Background Packets:
Candidates moving forward will be notified of an interview date/time with the Fire chief. Background Packets are due the week of February 3, 2020.

Candidates who pass all of the above are placed in an eligibility (applicant) pool. This is not a guarantee of employment; however, the City of Sugar Land does make job offers from the applicant pool.

Step 7 Conditional Job Offer, Background Checks, Investigation, Medical Evaluation and Drug Screen:
If a conditional job offer is made to a candidate by the Fire Chief, the candidate must successfully complete background check, medical evaluation and drug screen before a final job offer is made by the Human Resources Department.  Candidates should be aware that sensitive or confidential aspects of their personal lives will be explored. Successful candidates will be notified the week of February 10, 2020.

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


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