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  • Arlington TX 2019

    Apps open till the 17th. test 11/01

    https://cityofarlington.csod.com/ats...?site=1&id=287

  • #2
    Is anyone else here in the process or have any insight into working for Arlington?

    The next stage is getting closer and this process seems fairly quick compared to many other departments.
    Good luck to everyone.
    1. 1.5 Mile Aerobic Run: January 11, 2019
    2. Physical Ability Test: January 15 & 16, 2019
    3. Oral Interviews: January 22 & 25, 2019
    4. Polygraph Testing: January 28 - February 28, 2019
    5. Psychological Testing: January 28 - February 28, 2019

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    • #3
      I decided not to test when I found out you have to go through their emt program at minimum wage as a temp employee.

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      • #4
        Boize208 that was the case before civil service, now with civil service both the EMT and Fire portions of the academy you are considered a city employee and make around 18 an hour I believe

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        • #5
          $18/hr? Dang i make more than that now being an EMT lol AFD a no go for me

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          • #6
            That?s just the academy pay you get a bump once you graduate. The pay scale is online.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fire5555
              Do not understand people not wanting to put the effort forward, to better themselves, and get a great paying job???



              Plus, try to start other professions that require certifications, or training, without the certifications and training, and see if you get hired.



              Some people seems like they want a job given to them????
              No one here said anything about not working hard and wanting a job given to them without earning it. This is simply about pay. Nothing more and nothing less. You do know that applicants take into account of the pay when considering which dept to apply for, right?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fire5555

                Sorry I am not a fan of hiring off the streets. Get the certifications first, and than test.
                I completely agree. Hire someone who has fire experience vs someone who is off the street and has not fire experience or certs.
                I have my certs tho. Yes, sacrifices have to be made but i won't do it for a job that would be a significant pay cut lol If the start out pay is low it's common for the top out pay to be low as well..
                Not knocking ANYONE who has their heart set of AFD, whatever works best for you and yours, just not my cup of tea

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fire5555
                  Yep, but sometimes have to sacrifice short term, for long term gains.

                  Most college students do not get paid during a four year program, and have to come in at the bottom of the pay scale.


                  Sorry I am not a fan of hiring off the streets. Get the certifications first, and than test.
                  Why?..... .

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                  • #10
                    I see the merits in both hiring off the street and in hiring certified.
                    much bigger applicant pool hiring uncertified and departments can find more people who fit their department specifically. Certified FF/paramedics you know already fit the job however, not necessarily the department.
                    I like that Arlington does both. They stated at the exam that they were planning 2 hire groups. A certified group to start In March with hiring preference and a second group of uncertified to start in the summer sometime.

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