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Mattoon, Illinois



Mattoon Fire Department

1812 Prairie Avenue

Mattoon, IL 61938

Phone: 217-235-0924

Fax: 217-234-2448




Starting Salary: $41,379.91

Population: 25,641

Sworn Officers: 32

Application Deadline: 3/22/18




Thank you for your interest in the Mattoon Fire Department. Please be sure to carefully review all application instructions and testing information.


Mattoon Fire Department currently has five (5) immediate vacancies and anticipates three (3) vacancies within the next six months.



Firefighter Application Instructions:

  1. Carefully review the minimum requirements on the following page. All requirements must be met by the specified deadline date(s). Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be allowed to continue in the testing process.

  1. Visit to complete the online application for the position of Firefighter. The deadline for the application is Thursday, March 22, 2018 AT 4:00 p.m. When you have finished the application, you will receive a CONFIRMATION NUMBER. Save this number for your records.

  1. Supporting documentation may be mailed/shipped or hand delivered.

    **Documents via email will NOT be accepted

    Mail/ship envelope via traceable carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) or hand-deliver to:

    IOS Recruitment

    ATTN: Mattoon FD

    1127 S. Mannheim Rd., Suite 203

    Westchester, IL 60154

    Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M – Th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, closed weekends and holidays

  1. Application and required documents must be received by IOS Recruitment no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Documents delivered after the application deadline will not be accepted.


Please contact IOS Recruitment with questions regarding the application, required documents or testing BEFORE the application deadline date:







Orientation and Testing Information:


Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, April 14, 2018.


Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. There will be no late admittance.


Test will be held at:


Lake Land College - Field House, Rooms 101 & 103

5001 Lakeland Boulevard

Mattoon, IL 61938


Candidates will participate in a testing process that consists of a written examination and a subjective examination. The written examination will assess cognitive ability and non-cognitive factors. The subjective component will be administered in a written format and will assess behavioral skills including conflict resolution, integrity, initiative, service orientation, subordination and team orientation.





THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 AT 4:00 PM



Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

  • $25.00 non-refundable application fee

  • Valid driver’s license

  • High School Graduate or equivalent (GED)

  • 21 to under 35 years of age as of March 22, 2018 unless otherwise exempt by statute

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • No felony convictions

  • Residency within 20 miles of City of Mattoon corporate limits within eighteen (18) months of hire

  • Valid CPAT/Ladder Climb at time of hire – cards considered valid if issued within one year prior to time of hire

  • Valid EMT-Paramedic certification issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at time of hire

  • Completion of application and submission of ALL required documents by 4:00 p.m. on March 22, 2018


Preference Point Information:

  • Military Veterans (DD-214 required)

  • Education (Associate's Degree and/or Bachelor's Degree)

  • Certified Illinois Firefighter


Salary/Benefits and Hiring Information:


Starting Salary:




After 1-Year Probationary Period:





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EEO Statement - The City of Mattoon is an Equal Opportunity Employer












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