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Protecting Northwest

Bexar County Since 2006

District 7 Fire & Rescue

2

stations open currently with one additional station planned.

45

line staff split between three shifts.

3000

calls averaged annually.

48

hour shifts followed by 96 hours off shift.

By the Numbers

 

Benefits

Careers
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Retirement

Retirement through Texas County & District Retirement System. 7% employee investment matched 2.5:1 by District 7.

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Healthcare

Employee health, dental, and visual insurance covered 100% by District 7. Family health, dental, and visual insurance is covered 50% by District 7.

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Incentive Pay

Additional pay can be earned through: education pay, certification pay, and longevity pay.

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Education

District 7 employees have access to annual discretionary funds for formal education as well as job specific training.

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Qualifications

In order to be considered for employment at District 7, the candidate must have the following qualifications

  • The candidate must be 18 years of age by the time of the application deadline.

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Texas drivers license.

  • Be authorized to work in the United States.

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Texas DSHS certification of EMT or Paramedic.

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain TCFP Basic Firefighter certification.* (If the candidate possesses a DSHS Paramedic certification, that candidate will be approved to apply with the intention to obtain TCFP Basic Firefighter certification within 12 calendar months)

Hiring Process

Filling out the interest card below will allow us to contact you once an opening has been posted.

Step #1: Interest Card

Certifications

Thank you for submitting!

Step #2: Complete Application

Once an opening has been posted, thoroughly complete the application that can be found by clicking on the button to the left.

Step #3: Physical Abilities Test

The District 7 PAT is a six event course that is timed and must be completed while wearing a 50 pound weight vest. A video tutorial of the current PAT can be found below. There will also be posted practice days where applicants can train on the course they will be tested on.

Step #4: Cognitive Test

Following the PAT, each candidate will complete the cognitive exam. This is a video based exam that will test the candidate in math, reading, writing, mechanical aptitude, and human relations.

Step #5: Panel Interview

Following the cognitive test, the top candidates will be invited to take part in panel interviews. The interviewees will be interviewed by a group of District 7 employees ranging from Firefighter to Battalion Chief.

Step #6: Chief Interview

The final step before a job offer, is the chief interview. The chosen candidates will have a final interview with the fire chief. 

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