Paramedic Crew leaders

City of Victoria (TX) Fire Department - Victoria, Texas

Jan 15, 2022

Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$59,484.00 - $65,000.00 annual

Job Description

This is a great time to join the Victoria Fire Department! We are seeking Paramedic Crew Leaders to respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, medical emergencies and other calls to protect life and property. The successful candidates will operate and maintain all necessary medical equipment to provide patient care. Will participate in fire prevention, training, station and equipment maintenance activities. Responsible for safely driving and operating assigned apparatus to and from emergency scenes and leads medical crew in the treatment and transport of patients.

Our mission as the Victoria Fire Department is to Preserve Life and Property with a Dedicated and Caring Service. As a member of our family you will have many opportunities to enhance the lives of those we serve by providing emergency services, public education and community health initiatives. 

We are Leaders in Emergency Service Excellence - In 2020, we responded to 11,641 requests for service and are an ISO class 2 fire department, Mission Lifeline Gold Plus EMS provider, cutting edge whole blood program and we are one of twenty - three departments recognized in the state of Texas for Best Practices by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association.

The Victoria Fire Department has a 48/96 shift schedule.

Additional Information

In order to complete the Paramedic Crew Leader online application, please attach your TDSHS or National Registry Paramedic Certification.

Selected applicants will also be requested to successfully complete the following:

Physical Ability Test

Panel interview

Chief's interview


  • The VFD Recruitment/Training Division will conduct testing periodically while this posting remains open. 
  • Selected applicants will be invited to testing and interviews in Victoria, by invitation only. This will consist of: Physical Ability and Panel interviews. 

*Certified Firefighter/Paramedics are encouraged to apply. Applicants who currently hold a National Registry Paramedic Certification are encouraged to apply. Employment eligibility requires possession of a TDSHS Paramedic Certification.*

Apply today to be part of an organization that prides itself on enhancing the livability of our community!

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: National Registry Paramedic Certification
  • Experience: 0


++KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:++ Ability to learn and understand the rules and regulations of the fire department. Know the location of streets, fire alarm boxes; or the ability to gain this knowledge within an established timeline to be determined by the department. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Know the Medical Protocols as established by the Medical Director. React quickly in emergencies. Display proper judgment in making work decisions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with  other employees and the general public. Operate mechanical and automotive EMS equipment. Ability to meet minimum health and physical fitness standards.

++MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION:++ High school diploma or equivalent. Twenty-four hours of college preferred. DSHS EMT-Paramedic certification required and must be maintained as a condition of employment. Licensed Paramedic preferred. Valid Texas driver’s license required. Driving record that meets City guidelines. Must successfully complete the department Paramedic STEP Program and the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) within a timeline established by the department. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) are required and must be maintained as a condition of employment. Employee may be required to obtain other specialized training to meet the needs of the fire department.

Contact Information

Michael Belt

City of Victoria (TX) Fire Department
Victoria, Texas 77901
phone: 361-485-3473

How to Apply

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