Duties & Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities / Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors


Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue duties and act as Firefighter-EMT / Paramedic. Employees in this classification perform highly skilled, technical level work. Position is responsible for providing life and property protection. Performs related work as required.

Requirements


Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age by date of hire.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 30 Semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Minimum passing score 75%. (Applicants with an honorable discharge from the military as documented on the DD2-14 and who pass the written exam with a minimum passing score of 75% will receive an additional 5 points for military service.)
  • Neither Basic Firefighter Certification nor EMT / Paramedic Certification are required to apply. Must successfully complete all pre-employment testing. Must obtain valid Texas Class B driver's license within sixty- (60) days of hire, possess a good driving record and maintain a good driving record while employed.

Physical Functions


Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing and typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (up to 100 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (100 pounds and over).