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Now Hiring!


Please refer to the Employment Opportunities page for more information and to submit your application.

Learn more about the minimum qualifications and recruitment process below. If you have any questions, pleas contact Human Resources at (817) 748-8064 or by email.

General Information


Entry Level Firefighter / Paramedic Annual Starting Salary:
$56,029.08 + benefits

Lateral Firefighter / Paramedic Annual Staring Salary:
36-59 months of continual service: $58,000 + benefits
60-119 months of continual service: $60,000 + benefits
120+ months of continual service: $65,000 + benefits

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. Please be sure your PHS is completed in its entirety, notarized and copies of all certifications asked are included. Your PHS must turned in to Human Resources at the written examination.

NOTE: All PDF forms are fillable, but require Adobe Professional software to save and email. Forms may be printed, signed and then faxed, scanned and emailed, or dropped off in person. 

Notaries are available and free in most banks, libraries and municipalities.