Firefighter

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
City of Georgetown - Georgetown, Texas

Sep 25, 2020


Application Deadline:
Nov 13, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$50,803 to $73,865 annual

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The City of Georgetown is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for the Civil Service position of Firefighter. Duties will include responding to all fires, emergency medical and rescues & recovery alarms; sustaining high level of preparedness for emergencies; maintaining vehicles & equipment for fire suppression/prevention and for rescue & recovery. Subject to callback for emergencies, special training and/or other administrative reason.

Job Description

The City of Georgetown Firefighter/Paramedics truly care about the community they protect and serve in many ways including; providing emergency medical services, fighting fires, responding to hazardous materials spills, performing on specialty response teams (Dive, Rope, Swift Water, Etc.), providing education to the public, investigating fires and enforcing code. Professional Firefighter/Paramedics work as a team to protect life and property during all types of emergencies.

We have immediate plans to hire Firefighter-Paramedic and/or Firefighter EMT-B. Candidates that have a strong desire to serve the community with professionalism, compassion, and dedication are highly encouraged to apply.

Firefighter EMT-B candidates must be certified as a basic Firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) or National Registry at the time of written examination. Out-of-state applicants must obtain reciprocity through TCFP and TDSHS. Applicants must provide TCFP and TDSHS certifications prior to job offer.

Firefighter Paramedic candidates must be certified as a Firefighter through TCFP and Certified or licensed Paramedic through TDSHS or National registry at time of written examination. Out-of-state applicants must obtain reciprocity through TCFP and TDSHS. Applicants must provide TCFP and TDSHS certifications prior to job offer.

Candidates possessing both a basic Firefighter certification and Paramedic certification will receive preference.

If you have a strong desire to help others and be part of a growing professional organization, then we would like to encourage you to sign up for our upcoming Civil Service examination and take your EMS and Firefighting career to the next level with the City of Georgetown Fire Department.

The City of Georgetown Fire Department is providing interested candidates with the option to participate in one (1) of two (2) written exam test date options for an upcoming Firefighter/Paramedic Entry Exam. Candidates can choose to participate in a written exam on November 21, 2020 or December 5, 2020. Interested candidates may only participate in one (1) of the available written exams.

Applications will be accepted online until 5:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Candidates are highly encouraged to participate in orientations and timed practices of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) portion of the exam. Orientation and Practices will take place at the Fire Training Ground behind Georgetown Fire Station 5 located at 3600 D.B. Wood Rd. , Georgetown TX 78626.

Successful completion of a timed practice will be counted as successful completion of the CPAT portion of the testing process and candidates will not have to retake the test on December 5, 2020. Failure of a timed practice will not count against participating candidates. Candidates who have passed a CPAT six months prior to the written test shall be exempt from having to take the CPAT as long as proof is provided from the original testing agency or department.

Orientation #1 - Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Orientation #2 - Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CPAT Practice #1 - Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Civil Service Exam/CPAT Practice #2 - Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:00 AM -until exam completed

Civil Service Exam/CPAT Final - Saturday December 5, 2020, 9:00 AM - until exam completed

*Candidates that successfully complete a timed practice will not have to participate in the CPAT on December 5, 2020.

*Please contact Battalion Chief Carl Boatright at 512-930-3603 or carl.boatright@georgetown.org to schedule your Orientation or Timed Practice if you wish to participate. Advance notification of participation is required.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT COVID-19:

The City of Georgetown participates in social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please stay home if you have symptoms, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or have been advised to self-quarantine.

Candidates will not be allowed to participate in CPAT orientation, CPAT practice, and/or the written examination if they are presenting with symptoms of COVID-19. Candidates must adhere to social distancing guidance before, during, and after any CPAT orientation, testing and/or written examination. Visit https://georgetown.org/coronavirus-information/ for the most up-to-date City information.

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications:

Firefighter EMT-B candidates must be certified as a basic Firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) and certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) or National Registry at the time of written examination. Out of state applicants must obtain reciprocity through TCFP and TDSHS. Applicants must provide TCFP and TDSHS certifications prior to job offer.

Firefighter Paramedic candidates must be certified as a Firefighter through TCFP and Certified or licensed Paramedic through TDSHS or National registry at time of written examination. Out of state applicants must obtain reciprocity through TCFP and TDSHS. Applicants must provide TCFP and TDSHS certifications prior to job offer.

Firefighter/EMT-B candidates, must sign a pre-employment agreement to obtain the Paramedic certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services at a time that is convenient for the City and/or for the purposes of improving operational services. The location and duration of the paramedic program shall be stipulated at the convenience of the City.

Candidates must also:

· Achieve a minimum passing score of seventy (70) percent on the written examination.

· Successfully complete the physical ability test.

· Pass a background investigation.

· Pass oral interviews.

· Successfully complete a polygraph examination.

· Successfully complete a post-job offer drug screen, psychological examination, medical

examination.

· Be at least eighteen (18) years of age and under forty-five (45) years of age at time of hire.

· Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate.

· Have a valid Texas driver's license at the date of hire.

· Be legally eligible to work within the United States.

· Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.

· Be of good moral character.

The written examinations will occur on Saturday, November 21, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. and Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020. (A practice CPAT will be available on November 7, 2020, as well as following the written exam on Saturday November 21, 2020. Candidates who successfully completed a time practiced do not need to take the CPAT on December 5, 2020).

CPAT Prep information: http://hr.georgetown.org/files/2019/09/cpatprep.pdf

Completed Personal History Statements are due immediately following successful completion of the written examination. Packets must include all requested forms and any required notarization must be completed prior to submittal.

Personal History Statement:

https://hr.georgetown.org/files/2020/09/Fire-Background-Packet-Nov-Dec-2020.pdf

Failure to return the completed packet along with required documents following the written exam will disqualify you as a candidate.

For applicants who wish to have military credit of five (5) points added to a passing test score of 70% or better, you must provide a copy of military discharge papers (DD214), member 4 copy, showing 1.) Honorable Discharge and 2.) A minimum of 180 total days of active military service.

In order to receive credit on the day of the exam you must bring a copy of your DD214 to the written examination and submit it to a City representative at check-in.

Salary Information

Candidates hired that possess a paramedic certification will have a starting salary of $56,203 (includes Paramedic Credentialing pay in the amount of $5,400/year).

Candidates hired that do not possess a paramedic certification will have a starting salary of $50,803. Upon completion of their paramedic program and receipt of Paramedic certification or license, candidates will be eligible for the Paramedic

Credentialing pay in the amount of $5,400/year.

Additional benefits include: Longevity, Overtime, and Certification and/or Assignment Pay.

Applications will be accepted online until 5:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-45
  • Education: Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate
  • Experience: None

Contact Informaton

Mike Watson

City of Georgetown
300-1 Industrial Ave
Georgetown, Texas 78626
phone: 5129303639

How to Apply

http://georgetown.org/jobs/

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