Why Apply?

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Congratulations on wanting to become a Galveston Firefighter. There has never been a better time to join the GFD. The City of Galveston offers an exceptional benefits package. This includes the following:

COMPENSATION:  

  • TRAINEE                        $48,941.79
  • FIREFIGHTER I                $55,632.63
  • FIREFIGHTER II               $60,033.05
  • ENGINEER I                   $64,792.44
  • ENGINEER II                  $69,929.69
  • CAPTAIN I                     $75,489.28
  • CAPTAIN II                    $81,488.15
  • BATTALION CHIEF I        $87,980.62
  • BATTALION CHIEF II       $94,988.49
    (ALL COMPENSATION LISTED – ANNUAL)

 ADDITIONAL EDUCATION INCENTIVES:

  • INTERMEDIATE FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION - $95.00
  • ADVANCED FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION - $120.00
  • MASTER FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION - $150.00
  • ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE IN FIRE SCIENCE - $100.00
  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE - $145.00
  • AEMT - $110.00
  • PARAMEDIC - $185.00
  • ARFF - $50.00
  • INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTOR - $20.00
    (ALL COMPENSATION LISTED – MONTHLY)

BENEFITS:

  • PAID VACATION
  • PAID SICK LEAVE
  • EDUCATION INCENTIVE PAY
  • COMPETITIVE HEALTH/LIFE INSURANCE RATES
  • PENSION/401K
  • PAID TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • POSSESS ALL APPLICABLE CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
    1. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED
    2. TCFP BASIC CERTIFICATION
    3. EMT BASIC CERTIFICATION
  • SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM
  • SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING
  • COMPLETE APPLICATION FORMS AND PROVIDE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION
  • PARTICIPATE IN INTERVIEW BOARD PROCESS
  • PARTICIPATE IN INTERVIEW WITH FIRE CHIEF
  • SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL AND DRUG TESTING
  • ACCEPT CONDITIONAL JOB OFFER
  • MUST AGREE TO AND SIGN A PRE-EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
  • MUST NOT HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 36 PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT
  • ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND PERFORM ORAL AND WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
  • ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • ABILITY TO MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PERSONNEL AND THE PUBLIC
  • ABILITY TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE AND IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS

IF YOU FEEL YOU POSSESS THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FORTITUDE AND THE WILLINGNESS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AS A GALVESTON FIREFIGHTER WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOU!