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Suppresses fires; performs rescues; removes or stabilizes hazards; provides emergency medical service including basic and/or advanced life support and transports patients. Promotes and demonstrates fire safety programs.
The selection process for Certified Firefighter/Paramedic consists of several steps and is intended to produce a pool of candidates who are qualified to become Lewisville Firefighters. Upon employment you must be a Texas Commission of Fire Protection Certified Firefighter and a Texas Department of State Health Certified Paramedic. The City of Lewisville does not fall under State Civil Service Law.
The starting pay for a Certified Firefighter/Paramedic is $62,128.00. The top of range salary for a certified Firefighter/Paramedic is $75,507.00. A full complement of benefits are offered including medical, dental, vision life insurance, retirement (TMRS), employee and dependent sick leave, vacation, longevity pay, and long-term disability insurance. The City of Lewisville does not participate in Social Security. Employees have the option of contributing to a deferred compensation plan with a city match of 3.76%.
Vacancies will be filled immediately based on the eligibility list established through the testing procedures. The eligibility list is good until the list is exhausted. As vacancies occur they will be filled using the established list.
Applications will be accepted online at www.cityoflewisville.com through August 1, 2018. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Lewisville Human Resources Department 972-219-3450.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, upon review, you will receive an email. If selected to take the test, the email will include instructions for scheduling your test, personal history statement, and polygraph statement for you to complete and bring to the test.
You will be required to include your Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification, as well as your Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification OR proof that you are enrolled in school and will be getting your certifications by December 31, 2018.
MORE Information for the test, please read: (Just click on the link or copy and paste on the URL of your computer)
Employment Application – All applicants must complete an online application for the selection process.
THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE ON OR BEFORE THE FOLLOWING DATE: August 1, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
PHYSICAL ABILITY, PANEL INTERVIEW AND ESSAY DATES: (Choose one date)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Check in Time: 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Physical Ability Test will start promptly at 8:30 am.
No applicant will be allowed to participate in Applicant Testing if they arrive after 8:30 am.
Test Site Address: Jerry R. Galler Public Safety Training Center
701 E Valley Ridge Blvd.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Physical Ability make up test:
The physical ability will be CANCELLED if it’s raining on the day of the test. PLEASE CHECK THE WEATHER. Make up test date will be August 10, 2018.
*** THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CAUSE FOR REMOVAL FROM THE PROCESS.
– incomplete personal history statement
– incomplete polygraph packet
– packet that is not notarized in all required sections
– not presenting required documents
* Complete all information. Do not leave blanks. Please ensure all documents are filled out completely.
*** No applicant will be admitted to the physical ability/interview without an official picture ID (driver’s license, Texas state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID). The following IDs will not be accepted: Employer or student IDs. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THE REQUIRED ID.
*** Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability in the essay process must submit such request in writing to the Director of Human Resources a minimum of five days prior to the Rapid Panel Interview/Essay.
Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the physical ability test.
Be Firefighter/Paramedic Certified or have proof that you are enrolled in school & will be getting your certifications by December 31, 2018
Be a high school graduate or have obtained a G.E.D.
Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions of such a number that would indicate a habitual law violator.
Be subjected to a search of records to disclose a criminal record.
Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record as defined by City policy.
Have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light.
Be able to distinguish between the colors red, yellow, and green.
Be able to successfully pass a validated physical ability test.
Be able to pass post-offer physical, psychological, drug test & polygraph.
All candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation
Six months to one year of experience preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of fire prevention, suppression, and rescue techniques.
Knowledge of department rules and regulations.
Knowledge of building types, construction and street locations within the City.
Knowledge of pre-hospital advanced life support techniques.
Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly
Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to remain calm and decisive under extreme stress.
Ability to distinguish between red, yellow, and green in order to identify traffic lights and sign colors.
Ability to successfully pass a written exam and validated physical agility test.
Ability to pass background investigation.
Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet.
Skill in use of firefighting equipment and techniques.
Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
Must pass a background investigation
Must be able to pass post-offer physical, psychological & polygraph.
Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class “C” and good driving record as defined by City policy. Must obtain Class “B” within six months of hire.
Must be Certified Texas Firefighter/Paramedic by December 31, 2018
Must have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet often in dim light.
To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.