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Not initially. Garland does not require college hours to be employed. However, after you reach higher certifications with the State of Texas and have completed certain years of service, you can receive additional pay based on college hours and/or a degree.
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The City of Garland provides a web-based Career Center for posting available positions and accepting applications. View and apply to current job opportunities with the City of Garland. If you do not have internet access at home, you may apply in the Human Resources Department at City Hall or at a Garland Public Library location.
No, applications are only available online during the application period.
Applications are accepted online only.
No, your score on the Civil Service test determines your ranking. However, certifications will serve as tie-breakers.
Yes. You can become certified through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, but you will still have to go through the Garland Fire Department Academy.
Yes, all recruits are required to complete the Garland Fire Academy.
You must have a high school diploma or GED to be hired. If hired, you will be required to attend paramedic school and the fire academy. You must become certified as a condition of employment.
No. Applications are only accepted when a test date is established. If you wish to be notified, please complete an online profile.
No. Each city administers its own test.
Study material is available when an entrance exam is scheduled. You can find the study material at Careers.GarlandTX.Gov.
No. Garland does not utilize volunteer firefighters. We have a fully paid fire department staff.