Opening for Fire Deputy Chief

invites applications for the position of:

Fire Deputy Chief

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Promotional Only

Salary: $87,907.62 – $106,848.95 Annually

Opening Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Closing Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 11:59 PM

Exam Date: Friday, July 13, 2018 (Time to be announced)

Exam Location: City 1, Human Resources-1st Floor Testing Room, 300 N. Campbell

How to apply: Go to and click Departments at the top, then Human Resources from the drop-down menu. The posting will be found under “Employment” in “Promotional Jobs”. Please remember that applications must be submitted online.
Note: When submitting your application, please be sure to “Certify & Submit” which is your digital signature screen and click the “Accept” button at the end of the process. You should receive a confirmation email. If you do not immediately receive an email, you have not officially submitted your application.

Be sure to list detailed, separate job history in order to meet minimum qualifications. In addition, include proof of Education (transcripts/degree) and certifications with your electronic application. All documentation to meet the minimum qualifications must be
provided to the Fire Human Resources Dept. by the closing date for the written exam.
The below documentation must be submitted to show that applicants meet the contractual requirements of Article XXIII, Section 3d:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a transcript showing a degree was awarded.

To receive educational points and/or to receive two points for local certification as a
paramedic, applicants must provide appropriate proof to the Fire Human Resources
Department no later than 1700 hours on the day of the written exam.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree and twelve and one-half (12½) years of El Paso Fire Department firefighting and fire prevention experience, including either two and one half (2½) years at the rank of FS 6 or above.

Licenses and Certificates: Texas Class “B” Driver’s License or equivalent from another state (with an exemption for heavy firefighting vehicles).

Must be personally responsible for maintaining the following licenses or certificates while employed in this job class: Structural Firefighter certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection with sponsorship by the El Paso Fire Department and current Texas certification at the Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic level. Employees appointed prior to January 1985 must maintain and be personally responsible for Texas certification of Emergency Care Attendant or higher level of certification. Must meet applicable Texas State Health and safety code requirements and Texas statute and administrative rules.

Special Requirements: If assigned as Emergency Management Coordinator, complete Federal Emergency Management Agency Professional Development Series training curriculum. Obtain and maintain national security clearance mandated for El Paso FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force members.

Note: Candidates who score in the top 8 based on the written examination will be invited to the Assessment Center. If three (3) or fewer people pass the written examination, the Assessment Center shall be waived.


18-066 – Fire Deputy Chief Job Announcement (73470-0618) Corrected

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