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CITY OF SUGAR LAND
2700 TOWN CENTER BLVD NORTH
SUGAR LAND, TEXAS 77479

Updated: May 12, 2022

Job Classification: Paramedic/Firefighter Recruit $17.91

The City of Sugar Land is looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, committed to public service, and who possess a willingness to be challenged. The Fire-EMS Department is currently recruiting for Paramedics/Firefighter Recruit.

Under the Direct Supervision of a Lieutenant, this position will perform technical work providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), rescue operations, and appropriate patient care including ambulance transportation at the scenes of emergency situations. Paramedic/Firefighter Recruits are assigned to a 48-hour work schedule per week (after successful On-Boarding). Duties are performed under emergency conditions and frequently involve considerable personal hazards while responding to emergency medical calls.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid TX driver’s license
  • Current Paramedic certification by Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Emergency Services Physical Readiness Test (PRT).
  • Upon successful completion of training and receiving Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Fire Certification, must successfully pass the operations Job Task Simulation Test.
  • Must be able to obtain Basic Structure Fire Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection within two attempts.
  • Must complete and pass each step of the selection process.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants must provide proof of Current EMS/Paramedic Certification along with their application. Resumes submitted without a City of Sugar Land application or applications submitted once the current hiring process begins may be considered for the next hiring process. Starting salary: $17.65 an hour + excellent benefits. A pre-employment-controlled substance screening, criminal conviction background assessment, and a physical examination will be part of the hiring process. This position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must complete the full application, Background Packet, and waivers. Background Investigation Packet & Waivers may be found at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/673/SLFD-Careers

Attachments to the application shall include but are not limited to the following proof of current certifications, a list of 3-5 professional references, and a resume.

The hiring process is modified to ensure Candidates and Department team members are taking COVID precautions.  Interviews may be held via ZOOM, TEAMS, or SKYPE. Other processes have been modified as well.

Complete an Application:
This position will remain open until filled. To complete an application, go to  http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/885/Job-Opportunities scroll to the list of open positions, and select Paramedic/Firefighter Recruit. You must complete the online application. Background packets must be completed and submitted at the Physical Readiness Test date. It will not be opened and reviewed until (if applicable) the applicant receives a Conditional Job Offer.

For additional information on the entire process go to http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/673/SLFD-Careers

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid TX driver’s license
  • Current Paramedic certification by the Texas Department of Health Services
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Emergency Services Physical Readiness Test (PRB) within two attempts.
  • Upon successful completion of training and receiving Texas Commission on
  • Fire Protection Basic Fire Certification, must successfully pass the operations Physical Performance Test.
  • Must be able to obtain Basic Structure Fire Fighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection within two attempts.
  • Must complete and pass each step of the selection process.

Additional Information:

Applicants must provide proof of Current EMS/Paramedic Certification along with their application. Resumes submitted without a City of Sugar Land application or applications submitted after the deadline date will not be considered. Starting salary: $17.65 an hour + excellent benefits plus paramedic pay. A pre-employment controlled substance screening, criminal conviction background assessment, and a physical examination will be part of the hiring process. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates must complete the full application, Background Packet, and waivers.

Attachments to the application shall include, but not be limited to the following proof of current certifications, a list of 3-5 professional references, and a resume.

Sugar Land Fire-EMS Department Steps for Paramedic/Firefighter Recruit Hiring Process

Step 1 Complete an Application:
This position will remain open until filled. To complete an application, go to  http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/885/Job-Opportunities scroll to the list of open positions, and select Paramedic/Firefighter Recruit. You must complete the online application. Background packets must be completed, and submitted at panel interview. It will not be opened and reviewed until the applicant receives a Conditional Job Offer (if applicable).

Link to Background Packet:
https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24149/ApplicationPacket-NewHiresBackground2019-REVISED?bidId=

Step 2 Physical Readiness Test (PRB):
Monday, June 15, 2020. Location TBA. Alternate date June 16, 2020 (only if needed).

Step 3 Testing (Written Exam):
Monday, June 15, 2020. Applicants who pass the Physical Readiness Battery Test (PRB) will be given instructions on the Written Test to be completed online. Instructions will be provided by on-site Human Resources staff.

Step 4 Panel Interview:
Candidates will be notified of a panel interview date and time to be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Step 5 Profile XT Assessment:
Candidates moving forward will receive information for completing a Profile XT.

Step 6 Fire Chief Interview:
Candidates moving forward will be notified of an interview time with the Fire Chief to occur on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Candidates who successfully pass all of the above are placed in an eligibility (applicant) pool. This is not a guarantee of employment, however, the City of Sugar Land does make job offers from the applicant pool.

Step 7: Conditional Job Offer, Background Checks, Investigations, Medical Evaluation, and Drug Screen. If a conditional job offer is made to a candidate by the Fire Chief, the candidate must successfully complete a background check, medical evaluation, and drug screen before a final job offer is made by the Human Resources Department. Candidates should be aware that sensitive or confidential aspects of their personal lives will be explored. Successful candidates will be notified on June 22, 2020.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@ergometrics.org