Fire Department Careers

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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at (817) 748-8064 or email careers@cityofsouthlake.com

General Information



Firefighter/EMT:
$52,157.91 + benefits
Paramedic Only: $52,157.91 + benefits
Firefighter / Paramedic: $64,623.65 + benefits

Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic:

36-71 months experience: $65,000
72-119 months experience: $69,000
120+ months experience: $72,000

  • Lateral applicants must have at least 36 months of continuous service as a paid, full-time Firefighter/Paramedic to be considered. 
  • Must have TCFP Commission and TxDSHS Paramedic certification/license.
  • Out of state applicants must have TCFP and TxDSHS certification before a final job offer is made by the Southlake Fire Department.
  • Applicants must have no more than a 90-day break in service from the time they separated from a comparable fire service agency (if applicable).
  • Must have a valid Texas Driver's license at time of hire. 
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 preferred.
  • Possession of Texas Commission Basic Fire Protection certification is preferred.
  • Possession of Emergency Medical Technician certification is required (unless candidate possesses a Paramedic license)
  • 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.