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Beardstown, Illinois



City of Beardstown






Salary: $34,157.27 (upon academy graduation and completion of 12-month probationary period)*

Population: 6,123

Sworn Officers: 3

Application Deadline: 10/9/15



*A new employee is on probation for (12) twelve months after completing all necessary training courses (Firefighter II certification).  If a new employee already has the minimum level of training (Firefighter II certification), that employee's probationary period will be (12) twelve months from their date of hire.



Entry Level Firefighter Application Process


Beardstown Fire Department

Beardstown, Illinois



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Beardstown, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of Firefighter with the Beardstown Fire Department.



All applicants must meet the following

minimum requirements established by the City of Beardstown Board of Fire and Police Commissioners:

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Minimum of 21 years of age AND not over the age of 35 at time of appointment, except as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6

  • No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions for crimes of moral turpitude

  • Possess a valid driverís license with good driving record

  • Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. equivalent

  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision with good depth perception and cannot be color blind

  • Successfully complete the P.O.W.E.R. Test. All applicants will be required to participate in the physical agility test administered on the same day as the written examination. Be advised you will need to have a healthcare provider complete a Physician Release Form as part of the application

  • Must successfully complete a written examination. Candidates achieving a passing score will move onto the oral interview stage

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, and psychological testing. NOTE: All applicants will be required to fully disclose all personal matters, to include agreements and sealed files

  • Must successfully complete a medical and visual examination, including drug and alcohol screening

  • Pay a $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee


Preference points will be awarded as determined by the City of Beardstown Fire and Police Commissioners for the following:

  • Military: Person who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year, and were honorably discharged. A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify


To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:




The City of Beardstown and The Beardstown Fire Department are an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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