Employment Opportunities

Recruitment 2018

The Rowlett Fire Department is hiring!  We provide service to a community of over 57,000 citizens within an area of around 21 square miles. The department staffs four stations and an administration with 78 employees who manage an expanding range of responsibilities.  Come join our team!

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Application Process: 

  1. Application 
    Completed online from this website. You must have your Firefighter and Paramedic certifications.
  2. Preliminary applicant screening 
    Performed internally
  3. Invitation to written examination
    Applicants that pass the preliminary applicant screening will receive an email invitation to the written examination. You will have a 2 week window to schedule a time to take the exam at an offsite testing center location.
  4. Written examination 
    A video-based examination is given for the position of Firefighter. The exam tests your basic math, mechanical and reasoning ability.
  5. Physical agility examination 
    Please see our department website for a description of the physical agility exam.
  6. Personal History Statement 
    The Personal History Statement packet will be issued to each candidate at the physical. This packet MUST be filled out correctly and completely and returned when you report for your scheduled panel interview.
  7. Interview panel 
    If selected to interview, candidates are given a 20-30 minute interview by a panel of current firefighters and fire officers. Candidates are ranked by the results of this panel. Applicants who pass this panel will be given preference in the remaining steps of the process.
  8. Background investigation
    A thorough investigation based on the responses in your interview, Personal History Statement and reference checks will be completed.
  9. In-home chief's interview
    A Chief Officer from the department will interview you in your home.
  10. Final chief's interview
    The Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief will interview you.
  11. Prospective job offer
  12. Psychological/polygraph examination
  13. Medical examination
  14. Offer of employment 
    • For additional information and a job description please contact Rowlett Human Resource Department.

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