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Orland Park, Illinois



Orland Fire Protection District




Starting Salary: $57,754

Population: 97,558

Sworn Officers: 111

Application Deadline: 10/6/17




Orland Fire Protection District, Illinois


The OFPD Board of Fire Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Orland Fire Protection District.

Starting Salary:


$57,754.00, plus any applicable incentives per the current CBA



As an ISO Class 1 Fire Protection District, we are proud to serve nearly 80,000 residents across 33 square miles in the communities of Orland Park, Orland Hills, and unincorporated Orland Township.

Sworn Personnel:



All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the OFPD Board of Fire Commissioners:

  • U.S. citizenship -AND- a resident of the United States for a period of one (1) year prior to the date of the written examination (October 14, 2017);

  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of hire -AND- must be UNDER 35 years of age as of the application deadline date (October 6, 2017), unless otherwise exempt by State Statute;

  • No felony convictions;

  • Possess a High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;

  • Possess a valid State of Illinois driver's license with a good driving record;

  • Must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) at the time of conditional offer of employment;

  • Must be a certified Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal at the time of conditional offer of employment;

  • Must present CPAT and Ladder Climb certification at time of application, with an issue date within one (1) year of the date of the written exam October 14, 2017;

  • Must successfully test into the Silver Cross Hospital EMSS prior to offer of employment;

  • Appointed candidates are granted one (1) year to establish residency within a 65-mile geographic area beyond the District boundaries;

  • Must meet the requirements of an in-depth background investigation and pass a thorough physical evaluation prior to a conditional offer of employment;

  • Attend a mandatory orientation/written exam administration on Saturday, October 14, 2017;

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee;

  • Application deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM (CST).

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Orland Fire Protection District for the following:

  • Military veterans’ preference

  • Fire cadet experience

  • Education

  • Fire Service Experience

  • Residency

For more information regarding the position and to apply, please visit:



The Orland Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer and a proud member of the Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council; women and minorities are encouraged to apply!











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