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Gurnee, Illinois



Gurnee Fire Department

4580 Old Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: 847-599-6600








Application Deadline: 9/21/17





The Village of Gurnee Fire Department

is Seeking Applicants for

Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List Testing



Minimum Requirements and Qualifications


Applicants for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic must meet the following minimum requirements and qualifications at the time of application:

  • United States citizen.

  • Must be at least 21 years old and maximum age of 34 years (unless applicant meets one of the exemptions listed under 65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.1).

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Currently certified as a Basic Operations Fire Fighter or Fire Fighter II under the State of Illinois, Division of Personnel Standards and Education; and

  • Minimally a Provisional Paramedic or a System Approved Paramedic Student by the State of Illinois pursuant to applicable statutes and regulations at the time of application.

  • Applicants must provide a Candidate Physical Ability Test [CPAT] certificate with Ladder Climb with an issuance date between September 1, 2016 and September 21, 2017.


Selection Process

  • Written examination [Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.]

  • Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission – eligible applicants will be contacted with specific date/time information [late October/early November 2017]

  • Initial eligibility register established

  • Preference points:  maximum of 10 points:

    • Veterans’ Points/Military Service with an Honorable Discharge:  five (5) points

    • Education Points:  up to five (5) points:

      • Associates Degree (any curriculum):  2.5 points

      • Bachelors Degree (any curriculum):  an additional 2.5 points (5 points total)

  • Final Eligibility Register

If a position becomes available, candidates on the Final Eligibility Roster will be contacted in successive order and may be extended a conditional offer of employment.  If a conditional offer of employment is extended, the candidate must successfully pass a psychological examination, polygraph examination, background check and medical examination, including drug screen. All appointments are subject to a probationary period.



Application Packets available online at:



Return completed Application Packet and

required materials in person to:


Gurnee Fire Department, Station 1

4580 Old Grand Avenue

Gurnee, IL 60031



Application Deadline:


3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017


No faxed, emailed, or mailed applications accepted.




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