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Ponderosa Fire Department hiring Firefighter/EMT Positions

Ponderosa Fire Department 



This Announcement is for full time 

Firefighters/EMT hiring list for open positions. 

Submit application by mail. Obtain application at

Date Posted: January 4, 2022 

Department: Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Association, Inc. 

Compensation: Annual starting minimum pay for full time 48/96 position is $48,500. 

Shift Work: Full Time: 48/96 hour, 3 platoon system; 0700-0700 hours/shift. 

Overtime included per standard schedule with additional as necessary and approved - 1.5/hour; shift is subject to modification. 

Benefits: Full Time: Health/Dental/Vision, life, loss of income, accident, Worker’s Compensation with certain employee co-pays; Holidays and vacation time; critical illness additional policy provided after one year; 401-k company provided 7% of gross pay effective after 1,000 hours of employment. 

Deadline: Closing date for applications February 2, 2022 

Start date TBD. 

Hiring Schedule Essentials 7th Edition test and physical ability February 7; 

Online personality/commitment evaluation February 8-10; interview February 11. 

Contact: F. C. Windisch, Fire Chief 281-444-8465 

The Ponderosa FD will contact qualified individuals at an undetermined date for follow up. Do NOT contact for status. 

Job Summary 

Performs firefighting, rescue, and EMS duties. Some facility maintenance responsibilities and involvement with training class production and presentations. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

OBSERVES and FOLLOWS safety rules and regulations including wearing safety apparel and devices during the course and scope of job-related duties. 

TREATS sick or injured patients as a PFD EMS first responder. 

PERFORMS all duties related to fire rescue, including connecting and carrying fire hoses, carrying, and setting up ladders, directing water and chemicals on burning structures, vegetation, vehicles and other objects. 

VENTILATES buildings and conducts salvage operations. 

MUST maintain physical fitness to perform all duties. 

RESCUES persons trapped in vehicles, burning buildings and other places. 

DEVELOPS and PRESENTS fire service-related education and training programs as defined by the PFD. 

OPERATES and DRIVES emergency vehicles and equipment and may be required to ride in charge of fire apparatus in the absence of an officer or at other times as necessary and required by the Fire Chief or his designee. 

INSPECTS equipment and supplies daily to ensure mission ready to all emergencies. 

CLEANS apparatus, equipment, and the stations. 

ATTENDS and COMPLETES all training as required. 

ASSISTS with fire prevention and other customer service-based expectations as defined by the PFD. 

COMPLETES records of work performed and SUBMITS reports to the appropriate personnel. 

MAINTAINS regular required attendance and required certifications. 

REPORTS to work free from the effects of illegal drugs or alcohol and REPORTS to work free from impairment due to prescription drugs. 

REQUIRED to participate in department preplanning and data entry. 

Minimum Education, Experience, Certification and Other Requirements 

Minimum High School diploma: GED may be acceptable depending on conditions 

Minimum 20 years of age at time of employment 

Fluent in English Language as primary; Hispanic language capabilities preferred. 

Valid Texas driver’s license 

Proof of U.S. citizenship 

Prior military experience desired. 

Certified as Texas Department of Health State Services EMT or higher and Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Firefighter within two months of/or at application time 

Good driving record 

Proficient computer use including Microsoft Office software 

Excellent communication and team compatibility capabilities 

Presentation skills 

Excellent physical health 

The Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Association, Inc. is an at will and equal opportunity employer. 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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