• Positions Available: TBA
  • Application Deadline: Monday, September 08, 2014 by 5:00 PM
  • Testing Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thank you for your employment interest as a FireFighter with the City of Balch Springs. This information will provide guidelines regarding the employment process for FireFighter.


The City of Balch Springs is currently accepting applications. All qualified persons must complete and submit an application (hand delivered or mailed, no faxes will be accepted) with attached certificates to the City of Balch Springs Human Resources Department located at 13503 Alexandar Rd on or before Monday, September 08, 2014 by 5:00 PM. All applications must include:

  • Copy of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection FireFighter Certification
  • Copy of Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic or EMT Certification OR a copy of your National Registry
  • Copy of DD214 with an honorable discharge (if applicable)


  • Must be certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a minimum Basic FireFighter by test date.
  • Must be certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT or Paramedic by test date.
  • Must obtain or have the ability to obtain a valid Class B Texas Driver's licenses.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by test date.
  • Must not have reached 36 years of age by hire date.
  • Must not have any convictions above a Class B misdemeanor.

Written Examination

The written exam will be on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Registration will be between 07:15 am - 07:45 am. Doors will lock at 07:50 am. Applicants must bring their Drivers License and Social Security Card. If you have lost your social security card, please bring your birth certificate. Applicants will be given a 2.5 hour time limit to take the written exam. Results will be ranked from highest to lowest. Results will be posted following the exam at the fire station. Those applicants who turn in a DD214 reflecting an honorable discharge with their aplication will receive an additional five points to their passing grade. The top 10 will go on to the physical agility.

Written Test Location

  • Balch Springs Civic Center
  • 12400 Elam Rd
  • Balch Springs, TX, 75180

Physical Agility

Physical Agility will take place on a later date

Physical Agility Location

  • Balch Springs Library
  • 12450 Elam Road
  • Balch Springs, TX 75180

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