Firefighter/EMT (2102-04-OPS)

Job Title: Firefighter/EMT

Job Posting #: 2102-04-OPS

Posting Date: April 26, 2021
Deadline: June 11, 2021

Travis County ESD No. 2/Pflugerville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT. Please review the job summary, qualifications, and instructions before applying for this position. Only applicants meeting the required qualifications listed below need to apply. If interested, please complete the online application and attach all required documents by the deadline.  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 130,000+ 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:  $51,000.00 annually (based on an hourly rate of $17.58)

• 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 basic firefighter certification from Texas Commission on Fire Protection(TCFP)
• Valid EMT-B, or higher, certification from either the Texas Department of State Health Service or National Registry

• 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 IAFF/IFCA Candidate Physical Ability Test


1.) If you meet the qualifications, submit all the following documents prior to the application deadline.  You may submit the documents electronically attached to your online application or you may deliver or mail all of the documents together to the Human Resources Section at: 
Travis County ESD No. 2
Attention: Human Resources Section 
203 East Pecan Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660


Required documents must be uploaded at the time you submit your online application. 

  • Completed and signed District Application
  • Resume
  • TCFP Firefighter Certification (see above)
  • DSHS EMT 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 the link to order a 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 a panel interview.

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


• 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’s license.

TEST DATE & TIME (These dates subject to change.)

Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. – District’s Standard Written Comprehension Exam

The written exam will take place at the Pflugerville Fire Department Conference and Education Center (CEC) located at 201 B East Pecan Street, Pflugerville TX, 78660.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Click Link for CPAT Prep Guide

Successful completion of a test after 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, June 26, 2021, following the written exam

Orientation #2 – Saturday, July 10, 2021

Timed Practice #1 – Saturday, July 24, 2021
Timed Practice #2 – Saturday, August 7, 2021

Final Test – Saturday, August 21, 2021 

*Candidates that successfully completed a timed practice will not have to participate in the CPAT on the 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-paid
• 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
• Retirement Health Plan


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