Civil Service Exam December 6th, 2016

Are you interested in joining the Galveston Fire Department?! Here's your chance... we are hiring Firefighters this FALL! #Galveston is unique... historic buildings, a port, numerous attractions, and a fluctuating population depending on the time of the week are all factors in being a successful firefighter in our coastal community. If you are looking to join a dynamic team, keep us in mind! For additional information about the hiring process that will begin this fall, contact the Human Resources Department at 409-797-3650. #supportGFD #firefighting #hometownheroes

Posted by City of Galveston, Texas - Government on Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Galveston Fire Department is hiring and the Civil Service entrance exam is going to be held on December 6th at 9am at the Moody Gardens Convention Center! Here's the information you need to know to answer the call to serve your community today:

The Details:
  • Make sure that you meet the minimum requirements before registering:
  • Requirements to become a firefighter are as follows:

    • Must be 19 years of age and not have reached 36th birthday prior to employment.
    • Must possess a Basic Structural Fire Protection certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
    • Must possess a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services
    • Must Posses a high school diploma or GED
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must posses a valid Texas driver's license
    • Must be in good physical condition
    • Must have NO felony convictions 
  • Registration has passed for the exam, however, interested applicants can still show up on the day of the exam. Tests will be available on a first come, first serve basis so plan to arrive early to secure an exam.
  • Keep the following things in mind for the exam
    • The exam will be held December 6th at 9am at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
    • Registered participants will need to arrive between 8am and 9am to sign in. You will need to bring a copy of your photo ID and be prepared to give your social security number. 
    • The exam will take place in Salon F,G, & H at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
    • Candidates can plan for the test to take up to three hours.
    • Those candidates who pass the test will be required to take a physical agility test. Please bring appropriate attire.
    • If you have questions or would like a study guide for the exam please contact our Human Resources Department at 409.797.3650 and they can assist you.
  • After passing the exam and physical agility testing you will need to:
    • Complete Application forms and provide necessary documentation.
    • Participate in Interview Board Process
    • Participate in Interview with Fire Chief
    • Possess all applicable certifications and licenses required.
    • Accept conditional job offer
    • Successfully complete pre-employment physical and drug testing