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Bastrop County ESD #2 is accepting applications for one (1) full-time firefighter positions.  The positions will be a 2-2-3 12 hr shift 0600-1800 hrs to help supplement the volunteer firefighters. The district is currently operating out of 3 stations covering 180 sq. miles. The department also runs high priority first responder calls as staffing allows.

Applicants must submit a complete application & resume and all required documents by email or mail by September 08, 2017 by COB to be considered for the position.

 Minimum employment requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Basic Structural Firefighter certification.
  • Must be a certified Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) by the Department of Human Services.
  • Must have a valid class C Texas driver’s license and obtain a class B within 60 days of hire.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must pass a drug test.
  • Must pass physical exam.
  • Driver Operator Certification is preferred.
  • Wildland experience and training preferred.  
Performance Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Respond to emergency calls, drive fire apparatus, and provide appropriate services as required including rescue, first aid and fire suppression.
  • Prepare reports regarding emergency incidents as required by department policy.
  • Operate numerous types of rescue, emergency medical and fire suppression equipment as necessary.
  • Perform firefighting operation’s, laying and connecting hoses, pumping apparatus, directing water stream’s, raising and climbing ladders; determine hydrant/drafting/hose operations at incident scene.
  • Clean, re-equip, and re-stock vehicles after each call; clean areas of responsibility; perform inventories and vehicle checks on daily basis; participate in cleaning and maintaining station facilities, grounds, equipment and apparatus; ensure that appropriate conditions are maintained at assigned station; ensure that all equipment and apparatus is in constant state of readiness for emergency calls; inspect and perform minor repairs to apparatus and equipment;
  • Study street and water source locations in assigned district;
  • May perform inspections of sprinkler systems and other fire prevention devices; participate in a variety of fire prevention operations and activities.
  • Participate in operations in response to natural disasters, fires, accidents, incidents involving hazardous materials, and other emergency situations;
  • Maintain appropriate certifications through constant training;
Residency requirement:
All fulltime employees shall maintain a residence within a 30-minute driving distance of the district.

Starting salary:

  • Texas Municipal League paid health insurance.
  • Paid vision insurance.
  • Paid dental insurance.
  • Texas County and District Retirement System.
  • Paid time off (PTO) 120 hrs/yr.
  • Paid holidays. (8)
  • Training benefits.                                
Send resume and copies of all certifications, driving record (type AR) to one of the following:
Attention Chief Gill, Bastrop County ESD #2, PO Box 1747 Bastrop Tx 78602
Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Scanned copies of certifications, driving record will be accepted.
For any questions, contact Chief Gill by email at the following: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.