For additional questions contact or call 512-295-2232. Buda Fire Department is now hiring 12 positions as we open up our main station. We are accepting applications from all TCFP certified applicants and Paramedics that are not-TCFP certified. Non-TCFP certified paramedics that are offered employment will be paid to attend a fire academy, fully funded by Buda Fire Department.

Hiring Schedule

Application Opens September 5, 2023
Applications Close November 6, 2023
Written Exam (Online) December 4-6, 2023
Upon closing of the application period, eligible applicants with completed application packets will receive information on testing materials and how to take the test online.

Physical Ability Test (PAT)

PAT Rules and Information

PAT Dates:
Practices: December 13-14, 2023 at 1200-1700
Testing: January 9-12, 2024


Max yearly carryover 48 hrs.
Years of Service     Hours (Shifts)
0-4                          240 (10)
5-9                          288 (12)
10-14                      336 (14)
15-20                      384 (16)
21+                         432 (18)
Education Hours: 20 hours per calendar year
Retirement: TCDRS Retirement Plan, 2.5:1 match at 7% employee mandatory contribution.
Insurance: Health/Dental/Vision: Department pays 100% employee insurance, 50% dependent insurance
Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability: Paid by Department
AD&D and Basic Life: 2x salary up to $100,000
Additional Life Coverage: 3x salary up to $300,000
3% Annual Pay Increase
Yearly Longevity Incentive Pay

Pay Scale