Employment Opportunity

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Application Deadline

Applications will be available during the next hiring process

How to Apply

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Test Dates

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Study Material

Firefighter Selection Tool- FST Test Prep

Test Components

Written Test, Physical Agility & Aptitude Test, Oral Interview.


Minimum Requirements

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with no upper age limit..
  • Possess, at minimum, a Basic Certification for Structural Fire Suppression from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection by hire date. Out-of-State applicants must be in the reciprocity process with TCFP prior to test date, must provide proof and status to the district at time of testing.
  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s license and be able to obtain a Class B license within 90 days of appointment to position. Out-of-State applicants must obtain Texas Driver’s License within 30 days by state law.
  • Possess, at a minimum, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TSDHS) by hire date. Out-of-State applicants must be in the reciprocity process with TDSHS prior to test date and must provide proof and status to the district at time of testing.
  • Applicant must pass a criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and health physical prior to appointment..
  • Benefits:

  • Starting salary of $49,528.81 while on probation, based on a 9 day rotation, with 13 Platoon Days annually (additional days off) to reduce the average workweek to 50 hours.
  • Available certification incentives include $100.00 per month/Intermediate, $200.00 per month/Advanced and $300.00 per month/Master TCFP firefighters.
  • Longevity incentive of $5.00 per check for each year of service with MCESD8
  • Non-tobacco use incentive of $50.00 per month for non-tobacco users.
  • Health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance are provided for employee and available for family.
  • Paid Benefit sick, vacation and holiday time..
  • Retirement program through TCDRS with 2:1 match, based on a 7% contribution rate
  • Deferred compensation plan available
  • The South Montgomery County Fire Department is a rapidly growing all-career department 30 minutes north of Houston. The district covers approximately 53 square miles with a population of 85,000 plus. Over the last twelve years, the district has grown from one staffed station to six stations. We have exhausted our last several hiring lists and are still growing. There will be advancement opportunities for many more years to come.

    In 2014, the District achieved an ISO Class 1 ranking District wide from the Insurance Services Office. We are one of 74 departments in Texas and one of 411nationwide to receive this recognition

    Annual Salary

    Probationary Firefighter: Annual Salary: $49,528.81 Qualification Requirements: TCFP FF basic, TDSHS EMT-Basic. Successfully complete hiring process

    Firefighter I: Annual Salary: $52,230.38 Qualification Requirements: Must be employed for a minimum of 12 months and have completed the phase program

    Firefighter 2: Annual Salary: $54,931.95 Qualification Requirements: Minimum of three (3) years of service. Complete a minimum of 250 training hours per year. Must have completed one (1) A-List course and eight (8) B- List courses not including ICS 100, 200, 700, 701a, 702a, 703a, 704, 800.

    Firefighter 3: Annual Salary: $57,633.52 Qualification Requirements: Minimum of five (5) years of service and maintain at least 250 hours of training in each year. Must have two (2) A-List courses and 20 B-List courses completed.

    SMCFD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SMCFD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, political ideas or disability in employment of the provision of services.