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Employment

The Corsicana Fire Department is committed to serving the community with integrity and professionalism. All applicants seeking an entry-level position must successfully complete the written Civil Service Entrance Examination, which is conducted as necessary to maintain a hiring eligibility list. 

Exam & Deadline

Fire Recruit Ability Test

FIREFIGHTER REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications for Firefighters or Paramedics are: 

  • U.S. citizen
  • Between 18 and 36 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Applicant for Firefighter shall meet the following criteria to be considered for an entry level position.  Preference may be given to applicants who possess certification in the following order: 
   

1.      Must be certified as a Structural Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection AND must be certified as an EMT-Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services;  OR 

2.      Must be certified as an EMT-Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services;  OR 

3.      Must be certified or certifiable as a Structural Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection AND must be certified or certifiable as an EMT-Basic by the Texas Department of State Health Services 

  • Applicants must have completed an academy for Structural Firefighter and have successfully completed the National Registry Examination at the EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Basic level prior to being offered employment with the Corsicana Fire Department.
  • Must be able to pass the entry level written examination; physical ability test; thorough background investigation; polygraph; oral interview; physical (after job offer) and drug screen. 

Required Documents

These required documents must be included with the application when received in the Civil Service Office. Faxed applications and requirements are also accepted.        

  • Pre-Employment Application    
  • Evidence of certification with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or evidence of current enrollment in a training academy approved by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Evidence of certification with the Texas Department of Health as an EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Basic or evidence of current enrollment in an EMT class approved by the Texas Department of Health


Requirements for Application Process

Complete a pre-employment application with the Human Resources and Civil Service Department        

  • Written entrance examination (70% passing)
  • Physical agility test
  • Background investigation
  • Physical (after job offer)
  • Drug screen
  • Polygraph test


Required Documents

  • Birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Naturalization papers if applicable
  • High school diploma or GED and college transcript or certificates
  • DD-214 (military release, if applicable) - Applicants with military service will have 5 points added to their written test score (with passing score of 70) provided they submit a DD-214 stating an "Honorable Discharge."
  • Marriage license and/or divorce decree
  • Signed release for information

Salary

Position

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

Recruit II Certified   

$3,511

$42,127

Firefighter

$3,758

$45,097

 Benefits

  • Time and a half overtime pay or compensatory time for extra hours
  • Educational and incentive pay
  • Certification incentive pay
  • Longevity pay
  • Seniority pay
  • Uniforms furnished
  • Uniform maintenance allowance
  • Retirement - Corsicana Fireman's Relief and Retirement Fund
  • Vacation - 15 days annually
  • Holidays - 12 days annually
  • Sick Leave - 15 days annually
  • Personal Day - one day annually
  • Health, Dental, and Life insurance - employee portion paid by city
  • Employees Credit Union
  • Excellent opportunity for advancement