Deadline: September 30, 2016
Our mission is to serve and protect our community through efficient, professional emergency response to fires, emergency medical, and other related emergencies. We are looking for men and women of character who are willing to serve the Waco community with excellence.
The Civil Service exam is scheduled for:
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9 a.m.
(Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m., test begins promptly at 9 a.m.)
How to apply:
AnÂ application for employment can be submitted onlineÂ or aÂ printed copyÂ may be filled out and turned in to Waco Fire Administration Building located atÂ 1016 Columbus Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701.
Preliminary Firefighter Application
NOTE: Once you submit your application online, all applicants will receive an email confirmation.
Print VersionÂ (to submit in person at 1016 Columbus Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701).
Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2016, before 5 p.m.
NOTE: Anyone who does not have a completed application on file in the Waco Fire Administration Office will not be allowed to take the Civil Service Entrance Exam.
The study guide will be made available to applicants who have a completed application on file. The study guide contains examples of material covered on the civil service entrance exam and is designed to assist with preparing for the exam. The study guide can be downloaded in a printable format or hard copy available at Waco Fire Administration.
All applicants who score 70% or higher will be ranked on an Eligibility List based on their score. Tied scores will be ranked according to Civil Service Rules. All other phases of the selection process are either Pass or Fail.
â€¢ U.S. citizen, 18-35 years of age (cannot have reached 36th birthday at time of written exam)
â€¢ High School Diploma or GED with 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university
â€¢ Valid Texas driver’s license (required to obtain a Texas Class B license while in training)
â€¢ Good driving record
â€¢ Pass the written examination and physical agility test
â€¢ No felony convictions
â€¢ Pass a criminal background check, reference check and a polygraph examination
â€¢ Veterans receive 5 additional points on passing exam score but must provide their DD214 showing an honorable discharge
â€¢ Meet all requirements of the Civil Service Commission and the City of Waco
â€¢ Pass medical examination including normal hearing and vision of at least 20/100 correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
If you have any questions regarding employment with the Waco Fire Department, please call the Administration Office at (254) 750-1740.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.