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Please review the Human Resources web page for current open positions.

Per the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, all full-time personnel will hold a minimum of Fire Fighter Basic certification and a Texas Department of Health (TDH) ECA medical certification.

Full-time Employment:  This agency's requirement is that all full-time personnel, below the rank of captain, will hold an EMT-paramedic certification. Current shift assignments are 24-hour shifts on a rotating schedule of A, B, and C shift ("24-on/48-off").

Part-time Employment:   Per the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, all part-time personnel will hold an EMT-Basic and an ECA medical certification. This agency's requirement is that all part-time personnel will hold an EMT-Basic. Part-time staff are currently assigned to 12-hour shifts (A,B,C); available shifts may include 0700-1900 and 1900-0700.


The Wylie Fire Rescue Recruitment Officer is an operations captain who reports directly to a battalion chief and is responsible for the job functions for the entire hiring process while working in conjunction with Human Resources. The entire process takes around five to six months to complete.  We take pride in our hiring process, because we want to hire the very best person for the position.  Wylie Fire Rescue wants to hire people who will best fit into our organization. We want our employees to be happy here, buy into the “Wylie Way,” and stay here their entire career.

Recruitment and Selection

  • Emails, flyers, and employment opportunities are sent out to newspapers, local schools, websites and our city website.
  • Minimum of 30 days advertising.

Application Process

  • The application packet is reviewed for minimum qualifications, certifications are verified, and required attachments are verified.
  • The minimum qualifications are verified, and only applicants meeting all minimum requirements are sent an invitation to test.
  • Requirements are: minimum Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Certification, and an EMT, Paramedic Certification with Texas Department of Health preferred.
  • Thirty to 90 days for the advertisement and application period.
  • During the last application process, 70 applications were received.

Written Test

  • The written test is a basic knowledge test purchased from a validated outside company and includes reading comprehension, basic math, basic mechanical understanding, and a human relations score.

Physical Agility

  • The physical ability test is a validated basic firefighter agility test. There are 10 events to complete, and the applicant will be required to wear a bunker coat, helmet, gloves and an SCBA during all events. Each candidate has to run the course within seven minutes, 58 seconds to pass.
  • It takes about six hours to complete 30 applicants
  • Applicants will be required to complete a personal history statement (background packet).


  • Interviews are scheduled and conducted immediately prior to filling vacancies based on the applicant's eligibility ranking. Not all applicants will be interviewed.
  • Interviews are conducted by two separate panels, one consisting of five firefighters and the other consisting of five officers.
  • Ten interviews can be completed in a nine-hour day.

Background Investigation

  • A thorough and complete background investigation is conducted on each applicant who is in the final stages of the employment process.
  • Investigators from the Wylie Police and Wylie Fire Investigations Office are utilized. This takes 18 hours to complete per applicant.

Psychological Testing

  • Applicants who successfully complete the background investigation will receive a psychological test.

Physical Examination

  • Applicants must pass a physical examination and a drug screening prior to employment.


Detailed requirements for City of Wylie Firefighters

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

In addition, the City of Wylie complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The City of Wylie expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran. Improper interference with the ability of the City's employees to perform their expected job duties is not tolerated.

The City of Wylie provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws.
City Of Wylie  |   300 Country Club Road  |   Wylie, Texas  75098  |   972.516.6000