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Downers Grove, Illinois


Village of Downers Grove

801 Burlington Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 630-434-5539

Fax: 630-434-5484



Salary: $66,701 - $91,757

Population: 49,500

Sworn Officers: 77

Application Deadline: 10/22/14




Firefighter/Paramedic Application Process


Downers Grove Fire Department

Downers Grove, Illinois



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Downers Grove Fire Department.





$66,701 - $91,757 (after 7 years)



All Applicants Must Meet the Following

Minimum Requirements established by

the Village of Downers Grove:

  • At least 21 years of age and not older than 35 at time of appointment, except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6

  • U.S. Citizen

  • No felony convictions

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

  • Possess a valid driverís license with good driving record

  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision

  • Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb (date must be within 12 months of the application deadline of October 22, 2014)

  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois  Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (at time of application)

  • Possess a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Certification from the Office of the State Fire Marshall (Illinois) (at time of application)

  • Must successfully test into the Good Samaritan EMS System (after tentative offer of employment)

  • Must successfully complete a written examination

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission and psychological testing

  • Must successfully complete a medical and visual examination

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee


Preference Points will be awarded for

either of the following:


Military Experience:


5 points for 1 year of active duty U.S. military service members with an Honorable Discharge. DD214 must be submitted with application to qualify.




Associates Degree:


5 points for applicants possessing an Associatesí Degree from an accredited college or university.



Submission of Application:


Applications MUST be submitted online by Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted.



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing:


Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following. Clear your calendar and make sure you are available on the following date:

All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process.


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing:


Saturday, November 15, 2014

(Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.)




Midwestern University*

555 31st Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515


*Midwestern University campus is a gun-free zone



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



All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, order of protection status, military status, sexual orientation, or an unfavorable discharge from military services.












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