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Fire Employment Opportunities

The Bastrop Fire Department is a combination department responsible for providing fire protection services to over 10,000 residents within the 9 square miles of the city limits.  The Department has 2 fire stations that run an average of 1,200 calls annually.  Bastrop Fire Department promotes fire prevention and education, responds to fire, medical and rescue calls.





There are no open positions.

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Retirement – TMRS - 6%, City matches 2 to 1 at retirement.
  • Health and Dental Insurance – employee coverage provided at no cost (optional HSA).
  • Basic Life Insurance - $50,000 policy for employee, provided at no cost.
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) – for employee, provided at no cost.
  • ALIGHT – Health Care Concierge
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Vacation Leave after 6 months
  • Sick Leave – 8 hours per month
  • All uniforms and gear provided.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Class B Texas driver license or obtain within six (6) months of employment.
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certification as a Basic Structural Firefighter or higher.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700, and 800 or the ability to obtain within 6 (six) months of employment. 
  • Complete a Wildland Basic certification within one (1) year of employment. 
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Have not been convicted of any felonies.
  • Have not been convicted of any Class A or B misdemeanors in the previous 7 years.
  • Complete hiring process as outlined.
  • Background investigation to include employment history, criminal history, driving record and references.


Firefighter Selection Process:

The selection process begins with an application period.  All applications will be reviewed at time of submission for completeness and minimum requirements. After the application review, candidates selected will be notified to take the written exam.  Immediately following the exams will be graded.  Candidates that pass the written exam will return for the physical ability test.  Candidates with the top combined scores will be scheduled to begin the background process.  Those who successfully pass the background process will be invited to a panel interview.  Top candidates will then proceed to the Chief’s interview. Depending on the number of open entry-level positions, a conditional offer of employment will be extended to the top candidate(s).


**For more information, please contact the Fire Department at (512) 332-8672 or email


The City of Bastrop is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO) and values diversity in its workforce.  As an EEO employer, the City provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


***Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment drug testing and criminal background investigations.***

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.