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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at (817) 748-8013 or email

General Information

Entry Level Firefighter / Paramedic Annual Starting Salary:
$62,078.43 + benefits

Lateral Firefighter / Paramedic Annual Staring Salary:
36-59 months of continual service: $63,000.00 + benefits
60-119 months of continual service: $67,000.00 + benefits
120+ months of continual service: $69,750.00 + benefits

*All salaries listed above are budget approved beginning December 3rd, 2017.

All full-time positions include the City's comprehensive benefits package. To view the summary of benefits, please visit the Pay & Benefits page. 

City of Southlake Minimum Requirements  

The below requirements MUST be met to be considered for employment with the City of Southlake.

  • Must be 19 years old.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Texas Class B Drivers' license within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Possession of Paramedic certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services National Registry Paramedic certification is required.
  • Possession of Texas Commission Basic Fire Protection certification is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and written examination.
  • Must have the ability to pass all pre-employment screenings to include: an extensive background investigation, a polygraph, psychological exam, physical and drug screen.

Physical Ability Test

The City of Southlake utilizes Tarrant County College (TCC) to conduct Physical Ability Testing (PAT) for Firefighter / Paramedic applicants. Upon successful completion of the PAT, participants will be issued a certificate of completion. Applicants do not need to register for the PAT if you have a completion certificate within six (6) months of the written test date. Applicants must provide a copy of the certificate of completion to Human Resources. Tests will be announced with future job postings.

Written Test

The written test is conducted by the City of Southlake. Test dates will be announced following the position vacancy announcements.

Successful completion of the written exam is 70% or higher. Applicants will be notified of their written test results via email following the exam. Applicants who do not pass any of the required tests are welcome to re-test on the next available test date.

Personal History Statement

Applicants must complete a Personal History Statement (PHS). The PHS is a main source to identifying applicants that are able to be invited to an Oral Board. Click the link below to access the online PHS:

Online PHS Form

Notaries are available and free in most banks, libraries and municipalities. Download and complete the required notary form by clicking the link below. You will upload this to the last page of your PHS:

Required Notary and Release Form