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Minimum Qualifications

  •  Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must currently hold a Texas Peace Officers License with TCOLE and be in good standing. 
  • Must meet all legal requirements necessary to become eligible for future licensing by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection OR currently hold a license with TCFP.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • If in the U.S. military (proof of honorable discharge DD214)
  • Possess visual acuity to the extent that both eyes are correctable to at least 20/20 binocular vision.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must meet all physical requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities:

 Applicants will be required to fulfill all duties of a Police Officer including making arrests, and writing legible and articulate reports. Applicants will also be required to maintain a good physical condition in order to fulfill all the duties of a firefighter including running, climbing, weight lifting, sitting and standing for long hours. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with the public in a positive manner. 

Salary and Benefits:

The City of Whitney proudly offers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance for all full time sworn employees, including dental and vision at no cost to the employee (dependents not included).  
  • A retirement account through TMRS.
  • Life Insurance with the option to purchase additional. 
  • Paid vacation after one year of service.
  • $39,000 yearly base salary