203 East Pecan St
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Administration: (512) 251-2801
Emergencies: 9-1-1

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Firefighter/Paramedic
Deadline: September 14, 2018

Travis County ESD No. 2/Pflugerville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Please review the job summary, qualifications, and instructions before applying for this position. Only applicants meeting the required qualifications listed below need apply. If interested, please submit all required documents by deadline in person or by mail. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this recruitment effort.

 

“Because We Care” – Travis County Emergency Services District Number 2 offers fire protection and emergency medical services to over 120,000 residents throughout almost 100 square miles located 15 minutes northeast of Austin. It is headquartered in Pflugerville, Texas where a safe & family-oriented community aims to balance the preservation of our vibrant history alongside our entrepreneurial spirit to provide all people with exceptional amenities & an extraordinary quality of life. With flourishing industries as well as forward thinking community leadership, our District offers many opportunities for growth, while at the same time maintaining a rural atmosphere.

Base Compensation:  $49,000.00 annually (based on an hourly rate of $16.83)
Upon Paramedic credentialing, $58,000 annually (based on an hourly rate of $19.92)

I. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• 18 years of age
• Eligible for employment in the U.S.
• Valid (not expired) Texas driver’s license
• High school Diploma or GED certificate
• Valid EMT-Paramedic certification from either the Texas Department of State Health Service or National Registry
• Valid ACLS certification , PALS certification

* Employment contingent upon receiving Basic Firefighter certification from TCFP upon completion of the District’s recruit academy.

*If you do not have a Basic Firefighter certification from TCFP, training will be provided to obtain certification from TCFP within probationary period. 

II. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Participate in department sponsored physical training to maintain adequate physical condition to perform job duties.
• Must pass an NFPA 1582 Medical Evaluation with drugs screen
• Must pass NFPA 1582 Occupational Fitness Evaluation
• Must pass NFPA IAFF/IFCA Candidate Physical Ability Test

III. APPLICATION PROCESS

If you meet the qualifications, submit all the following documents prior to the application deadline.  You can submit the documents via:

1.)  Delivering or mailing all of the documents together to the Human Resources department to the below address:
Pflugerville Fire Department
Attention: Human Resources
203 East Pecan Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

  • Completed and signed District Application (if you cannot fill it in electronically, it may be hand printed legibly)
  • Resume
  • TCFP Firefighter Certification (*see above)
  • TDSHS EMT-Paramedic Certification/License
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • College Degree or transcript(s) (If Applicable)
  • Copy of your Texas Driver’s License
  • Driving Record Check (Type 3A).  Click link to order driving record. 

• Applicant’s criminal history and driving record will be reviewed and may or may not disqualify a candidate for future consideration depending on job relatedness, date of the incident, and severity. It is recommended to include a detailed explanation of entries on a criminal history or driving record.
• Provide and maintain contact information such as telephone, mailing address, and email throughout the recruitment process.

2.) Pass the District’s standard written comprehension exam.
3.) Pass the District’s Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
4.) Successful completion of panel interview.

Upon receipt of your application, all required documents, and verification of qualifications, applicants will receive additional instruction via email.

III. HIRING PROCESS

• After contingent job offer:

    • Pass pre-employment screening:
      • Pass NFPA 1582 Medical Evaluation with Drug screen;
      • Pass NFPA 1582 Occupational Fitness Evaluation;
      • Background Check;
      • Driving Record;
      • Possess a valid Texas driver license.

TEST DATE & TIME

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. – District’s Standard Written Comprehension Exam
The written exam will take place at the Pflugerville Fire Department Administration Building located at 203 East Pecan Street, Pflugerville TX, 78660.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Clink Link for CPAT Prep Guide

Successful completion of a test after the Orientation #1 or time practice will be counted as successful completion of the CPAT portion of the testing process and candidates will not have to test further. Failure of a timed practice will not count against participating candidates.
The CPAT will be held at the Pflugerville Fire Department Training Field located at 18412 Cameron Road, Manor TX, 78653.

Orientation #1 – Saturday, October 6, 2018  following written exam
Orientation #2 – Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Timed Practice #1 – Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Timed Practice #2 – Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Final Test – Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

*Candidates that successfully completed a timed practice will not have to participate in the CPAT on Final Test day

Candidates must wear long pants compatible with physical activity for the orientations, practices, and test day. All other protective equipment will be provided by the department.

 

BENEFITS: Subject to change without notice

• Shift: 24/48 ( 1 day on 2 days off) – 2912 hours per year – 3 shift rotation
• Employee medical health plan, premium 100% employer
• Medical flexible spending account / health savings account
• Employee Dental plan, premium 100% employer paid
• Long term disability and basic life insurance, premium 100% employer paid
• Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
• Voluntary Vision Plan
• Voluntary supplemental and dependent life insurance
• Voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan available
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Vacation, sick leave, and twelve holiday pay