Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $65,014.00 - $82,139.00 gross per year
  • Lewisville


Position Summary
The selection process for Certified Firefighter/Paramedic, Paramedic/Fire training cadet, Freighter EMT/Paramedic student and Paramedic enrolled in fire school consists of several steps and is intended to produce a pool of candidates who are qualified to become Lewisville Firefighters. Upon employment, candidates must be a Texas Commission of Fire Protection Certified Firefighter and a Texas Department of State Health Services Certified Paramedic. The City of Lewisville does not fall under State Civil Service Law.

The starting pay for a Certified Firefighter/Paramedic is $67,586. The starting pay for a Paramedic/Fire Training Cadet, Firefighter EMT/Paramedic student and Paramedic not enrolled in Fire Academy is $65,014. The top of range salary for a certified Firefighter/Paramedic is $82,139. The City provides a full complement of benefits: TMRS retirement, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance equal to four times annual salary, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance equal to three times annual salary, Long-Term Disability Insurance, employee and dependent sick leave, vacation, and longevity pay. 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%.


Applications will be accepted online at through November 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Lewisville Human Resources Department 469-635-5252.

Once the online application has been submitted, upon review, applicants will receive an email. If selected to take the test, the email will include instructions for scheduling the test and will include a Personal History Statement (PHS) and a Polygraph Statement that must be completed and turned in at the test.

The Personal History Statement (PHS) and the Polygraph Statement MUST be complete and notarized.
Complete all information. Do not leave blanks. Please ensure all documents are filled out completely.

The following documents must be included with your PHS and Polygraph Statement on test day:
Any certifications (Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification and Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification) AND/OR proof that you are enrolled in school.


Physical Ability Test, Panel Interview and Essay Test Dates: (Choose one date)

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019

Check in Time: 7:30 – 8:30 am
Physical Ability Test will start promptly at 8:30 am.
Applicants will not be allowed to participate 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
**If using navigation, ONLY use Google maps app

Inclement Weather:

The physical ability test, panel interview and essay test will be cancelled and rescheduled if it is raining on the day of the test. The rescheduled make-up test date is November 25, 2019 at 8:30 am with check-in time of 7:30 – 8:30 am.

Important Notes:
- incomplete personal history statement
- incomplete polygraph packet
- packet that is not notarized in all required sections
- not presenting required documents

*** Applicants will only be admitted to the test with an official picture ID (driver's license, state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID). The following IDs will not be accepted: employer or student IDs.

*** 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 test day.


Essential Functions

- Suppresses fires to preserve lives and property.
- Provides pre-hospital care at the basic life support level.
- Maintains advanced life support, equipment, supplies and drugs as required.
- Drives and operates the fire engine as assigned when the Captain or Driver is absent upon completion of step-up process.
- Performs maintenance and minor repair work on vehicles and equipment.
- Maintains all equipment in a functional condition.
- Maintains the station which includes housekeeping and repairs.
- Conducts tours, talks, demonstrations and classes to educate the public on fire safety.
- Participates in continuing training classes.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Six months to one year of experience preferred.
Texas Firefighter and Paramedic Certified preferred


Knowledge of:

- 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:
- 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.

Special Requirements

- Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the test.
- Be Texas Firefighter and Paramedic Certified (preferred)OR
- Paramedic who is currently enrolled in a credentialed FireAcademyOR
- FF/EMT who is currently enrolled in a credentialed ParamedicprogramOR
- Paramedic not enrolled in FireAcademy.
- 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.

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