Fire-Banner
Fire Department
300 W. Davis

Conroe, Texas 77301

Business Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 936.522.3080

Disqualifiers

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Disqualifers for employment as a City of Conroe Probationary Firefighter include, but are not limited to, the items listed below.  Please review carefully to determine your potential eligibility.

The Conroe Fire Department will not answer hypothetical questions concerning a candidate's potential eligibility.  All candidates will be thoroughly verified for eligibility prior to being made a conditional job offer for Probationary Firefighter.  If you feel that you meet the minimum requirements to be considered for a position, you are encouraged to apply.

Alcohol and Drug Testing

The City of Conroe is a drug-free workplace.  As part of the selection process for this position, candidates made conditional job offers will be subject to mandatory pre-employment alcohol and drug testing.  Additionally, Firefighters are subject to periodic random alcohol and drug screenings.

In order to be considered for employment, candidates should not be classified by any of the following criteria:

ILLEGAL DRUG USE Disqualification Period
Admission of illegal* use of marijuana or synthetics within the last three (3) years preceding employment, with the  exception of a one-time "experimentation use" at least one (1) year preceding employment. Temporary until standard is met.
Admission of abuse or misuse of legally obtained prescription medication(s), or illegal* use of prescription medication(s) of another person.  Conduct involving the abuse and/or misuse of prescription medication(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to circumstances and elapsed time since last drug use. Permanent or temporary based on circumstances.
Admission of illegal* use of any felony grade substances as defined in the Texas Penal Code within ten (10) years preceding employment, with the exception of a one-time "experimentation use" of any such substance at least five (5) years preceding employment. Temporary until standard is met.
Admission of illegal* use of anabolic steroids within ten (10) years preceding employment. Temporary until standard is met.
Admission of illegal* use of marijuana, synthetics, or any felony grade substances as defined in the Texas Penal Code at any time while employed in a public safety organization. Permanent.

Admission of the illegal* use of one or more of the following common name drugs and/or their chemical analogs:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • OxyContin
  • Crack Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Ketamine
  • LSD
Permanent.
Pre-employment drug and/or alcohol test indicates positive test results for alcohol, marijuana, or any controlled substance. Permanent.
Admission of having willfully been involved in the sale, for profit, of any controlled substances during the Candidate's lifetime.  Examples include, but are not limited to, direct sale, and/or "holding" or "transporting" for the purposes of sale.  Claims of involvement under duress will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Permanent.

*It is not considered a mitigating factor that drugs illegal in Texas, such as marijuana, were consumed in states and/or countries where use is considered legal.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position requires a criminal background investigation.

In order to be considered for employment, candidates should not be classified by any of the following criteria:

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, ARRESTS, AND CONVICTIONS Disqualification Period
Has been convicted* of conduct that constitutes a felony under State or Federal Law or the Code of Uniform Military Justice. Permanent
Has admitted conduct that constitutes a felony under State or Federal Law, or the Code of Uniform military justice and/or has accepted probation and/or deferred adjudication for such conduct. Statute of limitation.
Has been convicted* of conduct that constitutes a Class A or Class B Misdemeanor under State or Federal Law or the Code of Uniform Military Justice and/or has accepted probation and/or deferred adjudication for such conduct. Up to 5 years.
Has admitted conduct that constitutes a Class A or Class B Misdemeanor under State or Federal Law or the Code of Uniform Military Justice and/or has accepted probation and/or deferred adjudication for such conduct. Statute of limitation.
Has admitted to conduct involving a crime or act of moral turpitude.  Candidates will be considered on a case by case basis with factors including the nature of the event and the potential for the conduct impacting the applicant's ability to perform Public Safety duties and uphold the expected conduct and image required of a firefighter. Temporary or Permanent based on circumstances.
Individual is registered as a "Sex Offender." Permanent.
Currently has pending criminal charges of any type, or is on "deferred adjudication" and/or "probation" for a criminal offense other than minor Class C traffic violations. Temporary until standard is met.
Three or more events (moving violations or preventable accidents) within the thirty-six (36) months preceding employment.  Evidence of traffic violations includes, but is not limited to:  convictions, "no contest" pleas, dismissal for defensive driving purposes, receiving deferred adjudication, and any current charges. Temporary until standard is met.
Reckless driving or similar conviction* within the sixty (60) months preceding employment. Temporary until standard is met.
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs within the sixty (60) months preceding employment.  Please to a lesser charge as the result of a DUI arrest may also be considered. Temporary until standard is met.
Exercised poor judgment skills within the preceding five (5) years.  The Candidate has demonstrated either immaturity or poor judgment in the Candidate's decision-making process. Temporary up to 5 years.

*A person is considered to be convicted of an offense when an ADJUDICATION OF GUILT is entered against said person by a court of competent jurisdiction, or a PLEA OF GUILTY is entered.

Out-of-state offenses will be held to the Texas equivalent.

For more information, please review the following topics:

Other

In order to be considered for employment, candidates should not be classified by any of the following criteria:

DISQUALIFIER Disqualification Period
Is unable to perform the essential functions of the position to which he/she seeks appointment, with or without reasonable accommodation. Temporary until deficiency corrected.
Demonstrates a failure to pay just debts.  Candidates will be considered on a case by case basis due to the number of variables involved with factors considered including type and number of debts, reason(s) for the bad credit, extenuating circumstances, and the potential for credit-related problems impacting the applicant's judgment and integrity. Temporary until resolution of issues.
Has a history of unstable work including, but not limited to, short terms of employment over the Candidate's employment history; employment in an illegal occupation; termination of employment without proper notice; and/or dismissal from any public safety position.  Has been disciplined, dismissed, or resigned in lieu of dismissal from any employment for inefficiency, delinquency, misconduct, or policy violations.  Applicants will be considered on a case by case basis with due consideration of the situation(s). Permanent or temporary based on circumstances.

 

Any candidate making a false statement in any material fact, withholding information, practicing or attempting to practice deception or fraud in his/her initial application/letter of intent, examination, personal history statement, polygraph examination, background investigation, oral interview(s), psychological examination, medical examination, or any other part of the selection process will be PERMANENTLY DISQUALIFIED.