Employment Opportunities

The San Marcos Fire Department is dedicated to providing a well-trained, motivated, and diverse team of professionals that delivers excellence in prevention, educational programs, and emergency response services to our community in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner.

The San Marcos Fire Department tests annually. The eligibility list will be in effect for a period of one year from the test date or until the list has been exhausted, whichever occurs first. 

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Hiring Process

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and not over thirty-five (35) years of age on the date of the entrance examination. 
  • Must be a high school graduate or have an equivalency certificate certified by the issuing agency (i.e.: Texas Education Agency).
  • Must possess a Basic (or above) Structure Fire Suppression Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or documentation from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection stating that the candidate is certified prior to the candidates start date.
  • Must hold a Texas Department of State Health Services “DSHS” Emergency Medical Services Certification EMT-Basic or higher (National Registry, DSHS Licensed, or DSHS Certification) prior to the candidates start date.
  • Must be able to obtain a Class B Texas Driver’s License within one year of employment.
  • Must comply with all applicable Civil Service Requirements and Regulations.
  • Proof of valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • *There is a possibility that the hiring process will be open to non-certified applicants in the future, but these decisions will be made on a case-by-case or as needed basis.

Firefighter Entrance Physical Ability Exercise

The physical ability exercise consists of three separate events. Applicants must successfully complete each event to pass the Physical Ability Exercise (PAE). 

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If you have further questions, please contact City of San Marcos Human Resources Department   Phone: 512-393-8066.

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