With over 100,000 residents, the City of Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community. The City of Allen`s strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions and quality of life makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. The City of Allen has something to offer for everyone.
The City`s Mission, is "To achieve excellence in managing development of the community and in providing city services so that conditions of living and public confidence are continually enhanced".
Our employees serve the citizens of Allen with the following values:
People First ? Giving priority to others
Respect ? Treating others with courtesy and dignity
Integrity ? Serving with honesty, trust and hard work
Deliver ? Following through on commitments while exceeding expectations
Excel ? Creating an innovative and improving work environment
The Allen Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications listed below are invited to submit an on-line employment application along with supporting documentation to verify eligibility.
Completed application packets must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted and will result in the applicant not being eligible to test.
TCFP Firefighter Certification
TDSHS Paramedic Certification/License (if not currently held, must be in final session and provide current transcript)
High School Diploma
College Transcripts (If Applicable)
Copy of your Driver`s License
Copy of your Naturalization Papers (If Applicable)
Copy of your Military Discharge Papers DD-214 (If Applicable)
-Personal Inquiry Authorization Form
-Physical Ability Examination Waiver
All the above documents must be submitted together at the same time prior to the application deadline of Wednesday, September 8, 2021. You can submit the documents by one of two methods:
1) Attaching during the application process
2)Delivering or mailing all of the documents together to the Human Resources department at the below address:
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
Upon receipt of your application, all required documents, and verification of qualifications, applicants will receive additional documents and testing confirmation. The test date will be Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9am.
The test location will be at Central Fire Station. 310 Century Parkway. Allen, TX.
The purpose of this position is to preserve the lives and property of the surrounding community by providing fire and medical services. This is accomplished by utilizing skills in firefighting and medical activities, responding to fire, emergency and medical calls, completing fire suppression activities, providing patient care, operating fire and medical equipment and apparatus, maintaining firefighting and paramedic certifications and attending training sessions. Other duties may include performing preventative maintenance on fire and medical equipment and apparatus, assisting with fire station maintenance, completing medical and fire documentation, educating the community on fire safety and first aid procedures and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees. This position fills in as Driver/Operator/Engineer when assigned.
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
Provides emergency medical services by responding to emergency calls, assessing the medical needs of patients, determining best immediate treatment, administering advanced life support, utilizing advanced medical skills, operating life-saving equipment, driving apparatus to emergency scenes, assisting patients to emergency centers, completing medical reports, stocking medical supplies and documenting all services provided.
Protects lives and property by responding to fire and emergency calls, performing radio communications, completing fire suppression activities for residential and commercial structures, vehicles, rubbish and grass areas, operating apparatus, removing hazards from emergency scenes, rescuing persons from fire and emergency scenes, utilizing fire extinguishing equipment to suppress fires and documenting actions when appropriate.
Maintains fire-fighting and paramedic equipment and fire station property by performing preventative maintenance on equipment and machinery as assigned, ensuring apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts as assigned, completing lawn activities such as mowing lawn, assisting with fire station cleaning activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate.
Maintains assigned medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, fire fighting, driving and computer skills and completing appropriate paperwork for training received.
Educates the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquiries and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies, illustrating proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures and assisting with public tours of the fire station when necessary.
Conducts fire inspections when requested by visiting various City structures, observing and investigating the premises, determining compliance with fire safety codes and ordinances and documenting findings.
High School Diploma or GED
Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Driver`s License
Texas Commission on Fire Protection Firefighter (Structural) Certification
Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification or License. If license is not currently held, applicant must be in final session of paramedic school. Please note: if selected to move forward in the hiring process, a conditional offer will not be extended until all certifications are complete.
Please note: Any applicant who has tested for the Firefighter/Paramedic position with the City of Allen within the past two calendar years and has not been selected to move forward in the interview process will not be eligible to test.
To advance in the hiring process, qualified applicants are required to take and pass a written exam and a physical ability test. The written and physical ability exams will are scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9am.
Entry- Level Firefighter Candidate Study Guide:
This study guide is available exclusively from IPMA-HR. You can order online at:
Please allow several weeks prior to your scheduled test date to prepare with the study guide. A priority shipping option is available at checkout if necessary.
Physical Ability Requirements
This is a physically demanding position requiring individuals to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, see and complete repetitive motions. Individuals may be required to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
As a result of the physical requirements of the position, incumbents will be required to earn a satisfactory rating on the annual Physical Ability Test (PAT)in order to participate in emergency incidents.
Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Receives general directions. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically.
Supervisory / Organizational Control
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.
Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Persuasion Frequent: From 21% to 50% of work time.