City of Sugar Land

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Title: Firefighter/Paramedic
Opening Date/Time:   Fri. 12/21/18 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 01/31/19 5:00 PM Central Time

$18.12 Hourly
$2,029.44 Biweekly
$52,765.44 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Various Locations within the City, Texas
Department: Fire

The City of Sugar Land is looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, committed to public service and who possess a willingness to be challenged. The Fire-EMS Department is currently recruiting for “FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC”.

Summary of Duties:

Under Direct Supervision of a Lieutenant, this position will perform technical work providing fire suppression, rescue operations and appropriate patient care including ambulance transportation at the scenes of emergency situations. Firefighter / Paramedics are assigned to shiftwork; currently a 48-hour shift on with 96 hours scheduled off between tours.

“Firefighter/ Paramedic workloads are equally balanced and rotated between ambulance and fire unit assignments.” Duties are performed under emergency conditions and frequently involve considerable personal hazard while responding to fire alarms and emergency medical calls.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Current Firefighter certification from Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Current Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification from Texas Dept. of State Health Services
  • Non-tobacco user preferred
  • Must complete and pass each step of the selection process.

Additional Information:

Applicants must provide proof of Current Firefighter Certification and Current Paramedic Certification along with their application. Resumes submitted without a City of Sugar Land application or applications submitted after the deadline date will not be considered. Starting salary: $52,765 + $500 monthly Paramedic. Rules apply, Education Pay, Assignment Pay if qualified and excellent benefits. Offers of employment are contingent upon the results of a pre-employment controlled substance screening, criminal conviction background assessment, and a physical examination.

Candidates must complete the full application.

Attachments to the application shall include, but not limited to the following: a letter of intent, proof of current certifications, list of 3-5 professional references and a resume.

Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department Steps for Firefighter Paramedic Hiring Process

Step 1 Complete an Application:
This position will remain 30 Days with a closing date of Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:00P.M.
To complete an application, go to
scroll to the list of open positions and select Firefighter Recruit. You must complete the on-line application.

Step 2 Testing (Written Exam): Thursday, February 7, 2019. Location TBA. Applicants who pass the Written and will advance to the PRB, Panel Interview and be given a Background Packets to complete and return at the conclusion of the Chief Interview. A second test date will be given February 11, 2019 if necessary.

Step 3 Physical Performance Test (Step for Firefighter Paramedic) Hiring Process
Monday/Tuesday, February 18th and 19th respectively at the Fort Bend Fire Field.

Step 4 Panel Interview: 
Week of February 25, 2019

Step 5 Profile XT Assessment: 
Week of March 4, 2019

Step 6 Chief Interview and submittal of Background Paperwork:
Week of March 18, 2019

* Candidates who pass all of the above are placed in an eligibility (applicant) pool. This is not a guarantee of employment; however, the City of Sugar Land does make job offers from the applicant pool.

Step 7 Conditional Job Offer
If a conditional job offer is made to a candidate by the Fire Chief, the candidate must successfully complete background check, medical evaluation and drug screen before a final job offer is made by the Human Resources Department.

Step 8 Background Checks and Investigation/ Medical Evaluation and Drug Screen.

Apply at the City of Sugar Land

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