Fire Employment Opportunities

The City of Bastrop Fire Department is looking for dedicated individuals who pride themselves on helping others within our community.  The Fire Department is a combination department responsible for providing fire protection services to over 9,000 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.  The Department has just received two brand new apparatus, a 100 foot Platform Quint and Engine.  Both are an excellent addition to the current fleet.  As a first, the Department is hiring 6 full-time firefighters.  If you would like an opportunity to enter in on the ground floor of a growing department and community, apply now to join the Fire Department Team!! 



The Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician.  To apply, please visit the City's job link,   Please refer to "Important Dates" listed below for details on the application/hiring timeline.  If you have questions regarding the application/hiring process or specific job related questions, contact Fire Chief Andres Rosales at 512-332-8672.


Important Dates:

October 12, 2020: Application Process Opens (Process Guide)

October 23, 2020:   Q & A Session 

October 30, 2020:   Application Process Closes at 5:00 p.m. CST

November 6, 2020: Written Exam at 8:00 a.m. CST

Physical Ability Test following the written exam (Please bring appropriate attire)

   Candidate Physical Ability Test Orientation Guide

November 13, 2020: Panel and Chief's Interview (Times to be determined)

November 16, 2020:  Projected Start Date


Salary & Benefits:


Starting Salary:  $43,368 Annually


The City of Bastrop offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees including:

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



The City of Bastrop ONLY accepts job applications for positions that are officially open. Applications must be submitted prior to the closing date to be considered.


***The City of Bastrop is an equal opportunity employer.  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.