Civil Service

The City of Plainview Fire / EMS Department is a Civil Service Department. Civil Service employment exams are given as openings occur, with list maintained for one year or until the list is exhausted.

Certification Requirements

All applicants for a beginning position with the City of Plainview Fire Department must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future certification by the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education, must be at least 18 years of age but not 36 years of age or older, must not be otherwise disqualified in accordance with these rules and meet any other minimum standards set by the Civil Service Commission and outlined in the rules.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, have or obtain a minimum of Class B driver’s license within three months, and be able to read and write English. Other requirements include but are not limited to: (1) successful completion of a written examination, (2) a physical agility test, (3) a post-offer physical examination, (4) a pre-employment criminal history and driver's license check, (5) a personal history investigation, and (6) an interview.

Preference will be given to those who meet the following certification requirements:

  • Certified firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Certified at the Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) or above by the Texas Department of State Health Services

Contact Us

For additional employment information, please contact the Fire Chief at (806) 296-1170 or the Director of Civil Service at (806) 296-1107.