Hiring Process

  1. Complete the online application. You must have your Texas Paramedic certification or be National Registered as a Paramedic.
  2. Preliminary applicant screening (performed internally)
  3. Applicants that pass the preliminary applicant screening will receive an email invitation to the written examination
  4. Written examination 
  5. Physical agility examination - Click here for description
  6. Personal history statement
    • The Personal History Statement packet will be issued to each candidate at the physical agility test. 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 interviewed by a panel of current firefighters and fire officers
  8. Background investigation
    • A thorough investigation based on the responses in your interview, Personal History Statement and reference checks will be completed
  9. Polygraph Examination
    • A polygraph examination will be administered by Baytown Police Department. You will be asked questions based off of your personal history packet, references, oral interview, and your background investigation.
  10. Final chief’s interview
  11. The Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief will interview you.
  12. Prospective job offer by the Chief
  13. Medical examination & drug test
  14. Offer of employment after successful completion of all elements

*The hiring process from date of examination typically takes about 60-90 days*