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.

To find out when the next testing will be conducted, interested parties may contact the Fire Administration Office at (903) 457-2940 or the City Human Resources Office at (903) 457-3118.


Applicants must:
  • Be between 18 and 36 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Possess a valid Class B driver's license
  • Have no prior felony convictions
  • Have vision that is a minimum binocular 20/200, corrected to 20/20
Applicants must be currently certified or gain certification by the hire date for structural fire fighting duty by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Applicants also will be required to possess Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification acceptable to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).

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.