Firefighter/Paramedic

Firefighter
City of Georgetown - Georgetown, Texas

Jan 13, 2022


Application Deadline:
Feb 21, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$59,345 annual

Job Description

The City of Georgetown is recruiting to establish an eligibility list for the Civil Service position of Firefighter/Paramedic. 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.

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/Paramedics and Paramedics. Candidates that have a strong desire to serve the community with professionalism, compassion and dedication are highly encouraged to apply. 

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. 

Paramedic (only) candidates must be a Certified or licensed Paramedic through TDSHS or National registry at time of written examination. Out-of-state applicants must obtain reciprocity through TDSHS. Applicants must provide TDSHS certification prior to job offer. Candidates hired under this preference will obtain their Firefighter certification through TCFP, at a time that is convenient for the City. 

Candidates possessing both a basic Firefighter certification and Paramedic certification will receive first preference, followed by Paramedic.

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 Paramedic and Firefighting career to the next level with the City of Georgetown Fire Department.

Additional Information

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 February 26, 2022, or March 5, 2022. Interested candidates may only participate in one (1) of the available written exams.

Applications will be accepted online until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 21, 2022.

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 March 5, 2022. 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, January 8, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Orientation #2 - Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

CPAT Practice #1 - Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Civil Service Exam/CPAT Practice #2 - Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9:00 AM - until exam completed. 

Civil Service Exam/CPAT Final – Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 AM - until exam completed. 

*Candidates that successfully complete a timed practice will not have to participate in the CPAT final on March 5, 2022.

*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.

The written examinations will occur on Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. and Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022. A practice CPAT will be available on February 19, 2022, as well as following the written exam on Saturday, February 26,

2022. Candidates who successfully complete a timed practice do not need to take the CPAT on March 5 2022.

CPAT Prep information: https://hr.georgetown.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/10/cpatprep.pdf

Salary Information

Candidates hired that possess a paramedic certification will have a starting salary of $59,345 (includes Paramedic Credentialing pay in the amount of $5,400/year). 

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

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-44
  • Education: Certified Firefighter through TCFP & Certified or licensed Paramedic through TDSHS or National registry at time of written examination
  • Experience: .

Minimum Qualifications: 

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. 

Paramedic (only) candidates must be a Certified or licensed Paramedic through TDSHS or National registry at time of written examination. Out-of-state applicants must obtain reciprocity through TDSHS. Applicants must provide TDSHS certification prior to job offer. Candidates hired under this preference will obtain their firefighter certification through TCFP, at a time that is convenient for the City. 

Candidates must also: 

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age and under forty-five (45) years of age at time of hire. 
  • Be legally eligible to work within the United States. 
  • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language. 
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificate. 
  • Be of good moral character. 
  • 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 (if required) 
  • Successfully complete a post-job offer drug screen, psychological examination, medical examination. 
  • Have a valid Texas driver's license at the date of hire. 

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. 

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.

Contact Information

Robyn Iverson

City of Georgetown
300-1 Industrial Ave
Georgetown, Texas 78626
phone: 512-930-3637

How to Apply

https://cog.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Prod/job/Public-Safety-Operations-and-Training-Center/Firefighter-Paramedic-and-Paramedic_22-00699

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