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Paid-On-Call Firefighter

Glencoe, Illinois


Village of Glencoe

675 Village Court

Glencoe, IL 60022




Salary: $15 - $20/hour (See Below)

Population: 8,800

Sworn Officers: 36

Application Deadline: 2/24/16









JOB ID 16-01





Are you a licensed Firefighter II with a passion for community service and interested in becoming part of a great team?  The Village of Glencoe is seeking individuals to become Paid-on-Call Firefighters (“POC Firefighters”) to supplement its full-time sworn Public Safety Officers.


The Glencoe Public Safety Department is a full-service, combined public safety department that is staffed by civilians as well as sworn Public Safety Officers, who are fully cross-trained to provide police, fire, and emergency medical services.  The Department is supplemented by civilian POC Firefighters who work on an as-needed basis primarily to provide backup station coverage for emergency contingency responses.  Because of the urgent nature of emergency responses and mutual aid network activations, POC Firefighters must be able to respond to calls and report for duty with very little advanced notice.   The Village is a member of MABAS Division 3.


POC Firefighters may also support the Department’s operations through assistance with community and public education events, and may occasionally fill in for Public Safety Officers on the fire shift if a shift vacancy cannot otherwise be filled by a full-time employee.  POC Firefighters are required to complete the Glencoe Fire Service Orientation period and must attend at least 50 percent of monthly Department training drills (drills are typically held twice per month for two to four hours per drill).  At the Village’s discretion, POC Firefighters who are full-time sworn firefighters in another municipal fire department may be excused from Department training drills if the POC Firefighter has completed a comparable training program in his or her full-time fire department.  To remain in good standing, a POC Firefighter must respond to a minimum for 40 percent of calls offered per calendar year.





Requirements include:

  • A high school diploma or general education degree

  • Valid driver’s license (Class B or CDL)

  • Age 21 or older

  • Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter certification

  • Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Basic or Paramedic license, capable of gaining acceptance to the Highland Park Hospital/Region X EMS System within 60 days of appointment, is desirable

  • POC Firefighters must be capable of responding to calls on an as-needed basis

  • Must able to report to work within 30 minutes of being called


POC Firefighters perform heavy-duty job tasks and must be able to constantly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Employees must be able to walk, grasp, lift and carry objects (such as supplies and tools), reach, use hands to operate hand controls and small tools, and use feet to operate foot controls (such as a light-duty motor vehicle).  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work is performed primarily in office, vehicle or outdoor settings in all weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, during day or night shifts.  Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations, and POC Firefighters are exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with firefighting (and rendering emergency medical assistance, if licensed as EMT-B or Paramedic) including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils.  POC Firefighters occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic of caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock, loud noises at emergency scenes, and vibration.


Successful candidates will be required to pass the Illinois Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report (POWER) test as a condition of employment, and will be required to pass pre-employment examinations including a background check, medical examination and drug test.





Pay rate is $20 for the first hour of a call, and $15 per hour thereafter.


There are no fringe benefits.





Please forward application via e-mail to:


Please reference Job ID 16-01 POC Firefighter.



The application deadline is February 24, 2016.



Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 835-4114.
















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