Fire Eligibility Requirements

CFDCITY OF CLEBURNE FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

QUALIFICATIONS:
As prescribed by Chapter 143 Local Government Code
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and be able to read, write and fluently speak English.
  • Age 18 to 35 years at the time of written exam.
  • Possess a valid Texas Class B driver’s license or be able to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment that is not in jeopardy of suspension or revocation.
  • Effective January 1, 2016, applicants applying for beginning positons in the Fire Department shall have a minimum of 20 college credit hours from an accredited college our university at the time of their start date with the Fire Department.
  • Preferably possess certification as a basic Firefighter, or become certifiable at time of appointment, as established by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. At or before the time of entrance exam, applicant shall provide either (1) evidence of certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, or (2) evidence of current enrollment in a basic recruit fire training academy approved by the Texas Commission of Fire Protection.
  • Preferably possess certification as a (1) Paramedic (more preferable) or (2) an EMT by the Texas Department of State Health Services at time of appointment. At or before the time of entrance exam, applicant shall provide either (1) a Paramedic or EMT Certificate issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services, or (2) evidence of current enrollment in a Paramedic (more preferable) or EMT course approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate.
  • Official transcripts or other competent evidence of completion of the aforementioned academic requirements must be submitted with application.
  • Applicants convicted of a felony under State, Federal, or military law will not be considered for employment. Applicants will not be considered for employment while charges are pending for any offense.
  • Must pass the written Civil Service exam with a minimum score of 70 percent.
  • Candidates who pass the written exam will be subject to successful completion of the following: driver analysis; background investigation; physical ability test; psychological evaluation; polygraph test; oral review board; medical exam; including drug testing; and any other relevant investigations deemed necessary.
  • Full eligibility requirements are outlined in our Civil Service rules available at www.cleburne.net.

BENEFITS: Annual salary is $48,602.16 plus FRR Retirement Plan, Life/Health/ Dental Insurance, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.


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