Greenville Fire-Rescue is an equal opportunity employer, working under a state civil service system. A local Civil Service Commission consists of three members appointed by the City Manager for two year terms.
The Department gives a firefighter entrance level test each year (or as needed). The results of the test are good for one year.
Applicants who have passed the National Registry Test for Paramedic or currently posses a Paramedic Certification acceptable to the TDSHS may be given priority. Applicants who have additional TCFP certifications or other specialized skills, like Fire Inspectors, Arson Investigators, Instructors, or Communication Specialists, may also be given preference. Applicants already certified through TCFP may be considered for the City's Lateral Entry Program with a starting pay up to $ 4,226/month with four years of previous service.
After the Civil Service Exam, the candidate must pass a physical agility test, a background check, a medical exam, a work step test, a drug screen test, and an interview.