Pearland Fire Department - Pearland, Texas

Aug 27, 2021

Application Deadline:
Sep 30, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$58,000 (+$5,400 Paramedic Pay) hourly

Job Description

++General Description++

The purpose of this class within the organization is to control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk.

This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Additional Information

++Duties and Responsibilities++

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

++Essential Functions:++

Controls and extinguishes municipal fires; protects life and property and conducts rescue efforts.

Provides fire suppression and technical rescue for citizens of Pearland and outlining areas.

Provides emergency medical treatments.

Performs equipment maintenance and station duties to include cleaning and maintaining gear and ensuring all equipment is in working order.

Drives emergency vehicles to emergency and non-emergency locations.

Performs daily station assignments such as stocking medical supplies, inspecting PPE, cleaning the station, and preparing meals.

Attends training on fire department equipment and tactics.

Participates in public outreach and education.

Performs fire code inspection.

++Additional Duties++:

Searches burning buildings to locate fire victims.

Rescues victims from burning buildings, accident sites, and water hazards.

Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.

Dresses with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.

Assesses fires and situations and reports conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.

Performs related work as assigned.

++Responsibilities, Requirements and Impacts++

++Data Responsibility:++

Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Collects, classifies or formats data or information in accordance with a prescribed schema or plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.

++People Responsibility:++

People include co-workers, workers in other areas or agencies and the general public.

Supervises or leads others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations, and promoting efficiency.

++Asset Responsibility:++

Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, supplies or small amounts of money.

++Mathematical Requirements:++

Mathematics requires the use of symbols, numbers and formulas to solve mathematical problems.

Uses basic algebra involving variables and formulas and/or basic geometry involving plane and solid figures, circumferences, areas and volumes and/or compute discounts and interest rates.

++Communications Requirements:++

Communications involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads technical instructions, procedures manuals and charts to solve practical problems, such as assembly instruction for tools, speaks compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.

++Judgment Requirements:++

Judgment requirements refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environments, the nature and type of guidance, and the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Responsible for the actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.

++Complexity of Work:++

Complexity addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, concentration and creativity, required by the job and the presence of any unusual pressures present in the job.

Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

++Impact of Errors:++

Impact of errors refers to consequences such as damage to equipment and property, loss of data, exposure of the organization to legal liability, and injury or death for individuals.

The impact of errors is moderately serious – affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens or loss of life could occur but probability is low.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent, Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Firefighter Certification, and Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification
  • Experience: n/a

++Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:++

Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training equivalent to completion of one year of college.

Requires six months firefighting or closely related experience.

++Special Certifications and Licenses:++

Firefighter Certification


CPR Certification


Contact Information

Raquel Garza

Pearland Fire Department
2703 Veterans Dr
Pearland, Texas 77581
phone: 2819975840

How to Apply

Please apply online

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