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Fire Department Employment Opportunities

Fire Department | 1525 Arkansas Lane - 3rd Floor | Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Phone 972-237-8300 | Jobs Hotline: 972-237-4596 | Fax 972-237-8309 | E-Mail

The Grand Prairie Fire Department seeks highly motivated individuals who will serve our community with integrity and courage, committing themselves to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Grand Prairie.

Certified Eligibility List from April 6, 2013 Entrance Exam

The Grand Prairie Fire Department is currently accepting applications for entry level Firefighter.

Test Date:  Saturday, August 2, 2014
Application Deadline:  5:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014


To fill out a job application and for minimum requirements, please click here .

Thank you for your interest in the Grand Prairie Fire Department!
 
 


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Qualifications:

  • Must be between the ages of 19 and 35. Applicant 36 years of age or older is not eligible for a beginning position as a firefighter.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization OR a permanent resident and able to read, write, and fluently speak English.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have Texas Paramedic Certificate, Texas License or National Registry Paramedic Certificate.
  • Must be non-user of tobacco products.
  • Not eligible if motor vehicle records reflect a DWI conviction within 10 years preceding the date of application or more than two moving traffic violation and/or accidents in the 24 months preceding the date of application or a suspended drivers license.
  • Not eligible if applicant:
    • has used marijuana within the previous two years or has sold or distributed marijuana within five years preceding the date of application;
    • has been found to have used or admitted to the use of methamphetamines, speed, crank, crack (or any other form of cocaine) on more than three (3) occasions;
    • has ever used heroin (or any heroin based substances), opium or PCP;
    • has ever intentionally used LSD;
    • has ever sold or distributed any other controlled substance

Pay Scale as of Nov. 1, 2012

Monthly Incentive Pay*

Fire Recruit Step 1 $49,114

Paramedic $200
Fire Recruit Step 2 $51,569 Intermediate Fire Cert. $60
Fire Recruit Step 3 $54,148 Advanced Fire Cert. $80
Fire Recruit Step 4 $56,856 Master Fire Cert. $100
Fire Recruit Step 5 $59,706 Foreign Language
(Based on 5% of the population)
Oral $100
Oral and Written $150
Fire Recruit Step 6 $62,698
Fire Recruit Step 7 $65,833

Fire Recruit Step 8 $67,479
15+ Years

*Contact Human Resources for details. Some restrictions apply.












 

 

The following is due by the application deadline:

  • If applicable, a DD214 reflecting an honorable discharge can be turned in to receive five additonal points.

The following is due at the time of hiring:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of Texas Paramedic License/Certificate OR National Registry Paramedic License/Certificate

Physical/Mental Health Requirements

All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment physical agility test to demonstrate their ability to perform the essential functions of the job as described in the official city job description.

All applicants will be required to pass, prior to appointment, a post-employment medical and psychological examination to determine the applicant's mental and physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job. Said examinations shall be paid for by the city. No applicant shall have a physical or mental health disability which would serve to cause an employee subject to these rules to be unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the job of firefighter or would otherwise tend to endanger other employees while performing such duties.

Additional

All applicants shall be required to pass an Oral Review Board as established by the respective department heads and an in-depth background investigation including polygraph testing.

Cause for Directors Rejection of Application

  • The applicant has failed to comply with any of the minimum requirements or qualifications for a beginning position as established by Chapter 143 or the Local Rules.
  • The applicant has been convicted of a felony or any other crime involving moral turpitude.
  • The applicant fails to pass the physical agility test established by the department to assess the ability of a firefighter to adequately perform the essential function of the job.
  • The applicant is not of good moral character, temperate habits, sound health, or fails to possess sufficient temperament or ability to adequately perform the essential functions of the job as a firefighter as established by the following:

    1. Background investigation into personal history and character reference
    2. Polygraph examination
    3. Medical examination
    4. Drug test
    5. Psychological test
    6. Personal interview with the Department Oral Review Board and
    7. Personal Interview with the department head
  • The applicant has made a false statement in any material fact or practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in the application process.
  • The applicant is unable to intelligently read or write the English language.
  • Applicants for beginning firefighter positions have no appeal rights except for physical and/or psychological examinations as provided for in Chapter 143, Section 143.22.
  • Applicants who fail the background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and the interview with the Fire Chief are disqualified for a period of two years. Applicants who receive positive test results for alcohol, marijuana or any controlled substance on the pre-employment drug and/or alcohol tests are permanently disqualified

Last updated: 4/3/2014 11:14:03 AM