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Posted on the 15 September 2016 by Firecareers

City of Waco (TX) is accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT . Until Sept. 30, 2016.  Salary $15.68 hourly. For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitments across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass

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Hiring Salary: $15.68/Hr

REQ #: 100015 Positions

Closing Date: 9/30/2016

Hours: Will work 24 hours on, 48 hours off, with mandatory overtime at times.


Our mission is to serve and protect our community through efficient, professional emergency response to fires, emergency medical, and other related emergencies. We are looking for men and women of character who are willing to serve the Waco community with excellence.

The Civil Service exam is scheduled for:

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9 a.m.

(Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m., test begins promptly at 9 a.m.)

Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701

How to apply:

An application for employment can be submitted online or a printed copy may be filled out and turned in to Waco Fire Administration Building located at 1016 Columbus Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701.

Preliminary Firefighter Application

NOTE: Once you submit your application online, all applicants will receive an email confirmation.

Print Version (to submit in person at 1016 Columbus Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701).


Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 30, 2016, before 5 p.m.
NOTE: Anyone who does not have a completed application on file in the Waco Fire Administration Office will not be allowed to take the Civil Service Entrance Exam.

Study Guide:

The study guide will be made available to applicants who have a completed application on file. The study guide contains examples of material covered on the civil service entrance exam and is designed to assist with preparing for the exam. The study guide can be downloaded in a printable format or hard copy available at Waco Fire Administration.

Study Guide & Workbook


All applicants who score 70% or higher will be ranked on an Eligibility List based on their score. Tied scores will be ranked according to Civil Service Rules. All other phases of the selection process are either Pass or Fail.


• U.S. citizen, 18-35 years of age (cannot have reached 36th birthday at time of written exam)
• High School Diploma or GED with 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university
• Valid Texas driver’s license (required to obtain a Texas Class B license while in training)
• Good driving record
• Pass the written examination and physical agility test
• No felony convictions
• Pass a criminal background check, reference check and a polygraph examination
• Veterans receive 5 additional points on passing exam score but must provide their DD214 showing an honorable discharge
• Meet all requirements of the Civil Service Commission and the City of Waco
• Pass medical examination including normal hearing and vision of at least 20/100 correctable to 20/20 in each eye.

If you have any questions regarding employment with the Waco Fire Department, please call the Administration Office at (254) 750-1740.

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