hiring and testing process for employment

employment application

 Applications for employment can be downloaded by clicking here.  Your application must be submitted before the deadline listed in the job posting.  Attach all supporting documentation to your application and submit in person or by mail:
 Station 1
 2509 North Center Street
 Bonham, Texas  75418
Bonham City Hall
514 Chestnut
Bonham, Texas  75418    

written exam & physical agility testing

Qualified applicants will be notified when to report for the written examination and physical agility test.  The exam will be administered at Station 1 located at 2509 North Center Street.  The exam is based on the national standard of EMS and firefighting curriculum.
Upon successful completion of the written exam, applicants will be notified when to report for the physical agility testing.  In most cases, this testing is performed immediately after the written exam and you will be notified prior to testing if the exam date or time is to be changed. 

Applicants should wear attire that is comfortable for performing a rigorous physical agility exam and you can change clothing at the station prior to testing and upon completion.  

interview board

Upon successful completion of the written exam and physical agility test, applicants will be notified to report for the oral interview board.  The oral interview consists of a series of situational  and common knowledge questions.  In most cases, the oral interview is conducted immediately after the physical agility testing.

You will be notified prior to the testing date if this schedule has been changed and when to report.  All successful applicants will be ranked by our scoring system and either recommended for hire or not.  The Fire Chief has the ultimate discretion in determining elegibility for employment and successful completion of the testing process does not guarantee employment.

Positions are filled as needed from the hiring list of qualified applicants.  If you are eligible for hire but not qualified for the position available (example:  you are an EMT Basic and a Paramedic is needed), the order of the hiring list may be altered at the discretion of the Fire Chief.