Hiring Process

This is the order of steps in the hiring process at the Grapevine Fire Department.. 
 
1. Apply for open position at Open Jobs.
    a. Make sure that your current Fire and EMS certifications are attached. 
    b. Review disqualifications.
2. Qualified candidates will receive an email notification of testing location and dates.
3. Schedule a testing date.
4. Complete Personal History packet link will be emailed to you with information about test dates and location. Located Here
5. Personal History packets due at written test.
6. On test date facility will accept applicants at 8 AM. Must be in test room by 8:45 or you will be disqualified. Photo ID is required         to test.
    a. General aptitude written examination. If you pass you are eligible to take the physical agility test.
7. Physical Agility Test
    a. Wear athletic shoes, T-shirt, and shorts or pants.
    b. Candidates will participate in the physical agility testing wearing NFPA approved: PPE jacket, helmet, gloves, and SCBA (without mask).
    c. The candidate will have 12 minutes to complete all events in the test. If the candidate has not completed the course at the allotted time, the candidate will be told to stop and will not be allowed to continue the test.
    d. Events in the physical agility test consist of:
        i. Aerial Ladder Climb
        ii. Rescue Maze
        iii. Charged Hose Advance
        iv. Hose Hoist
        v. Wall Ladder Carry
        vi. Keiser Force Machine
        vii. Body Carry
8. Those candidates moving on to the interview process will be notified of available dates.
9. Polygraph
10. Interview by Board Panel.
      a. Candidates will be notified of status after interviews. 
11. Chief interviews 
12. Applicant Background Investigation completed.
13. Hiring process started with HR.
14. Conditional job offer made by HR based on passing the following:
      a. Medical exam
      b. Essential job function test
      c. Drug screen
      d. Psych exam
15. Start Date Confirmed