Certified Firefighter (Part-Time)

Village of Tinley Park

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • This is a probationary position for the first 12-months. The hourly pay rate is $18.76 upon hire. After the completion of the 90-day orientation period hourly pay rate will increase to $19.23.

    Retirement benefits through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) are provided along with the option to participate in a 457(b) plan.

Population:

  • 57,000

Position Details

PART-TIME CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER

LATERAL HIRING – MULTIPLE POSITIONS

The Village of Tinley Park, a dynamic, progressive, growing community of nearly 60,000 residents, is the 14th largest city in the Chicago Metro Area. Our proud Fire Department, first formed in November 1901, has been home to a professional team of over 600 proud members throughout its history. The Department is uniquely designed to protect the lives and property of Village residents and businesses with a strong, dedicated team of part-time, paid-in-place firefighters who work diligently to ensure smooth operations in four Village Fire Stations situated throughout the community. TPFD is the largest part-time staffed Department in the State of Illinois, and serves the community through Fire Suppression and Fire Prevention activities, public education, pyrotechnics and radio alarm programs. Self-dispatched by our own 911 Center, and in partnership with MABAS 24, this ISO Class 1 rated Department seeks experienced, responsible, and seasoned individuals, to join our team of courageous, dedicated, professionals who currently protect and serve the community.

This position is responsible for protecting life and property by performing firefighting duties and emergency response work.

Work involves:

  • Responsibility for participating in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public fire safety education.
  • Ability to operate apparatus and perform hazardous tasks under emergency conditions that may involve strenuous exertion under such handicaps as fire, heat, smoke, and cramped surroundings.
  • Firefighters are also responsible for maintaining fire equipment, apparatus, facilities, and fitness for duty.
  • Firefighters are also required to drive fire service vehicles after successfully completing the Operator Program. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Will possess an outstanding work ethic, positive attitude, and be self-motivated.
  • They will be familiar with fire services and committed to making a difference in the community and serving the residents of the Village of Tinley Park.
  • Will be available to work the minimum required shifts each month and not have any restrictions with other fire employment that limits their ability to meet this requirement. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Class B non-CDL Driver’s License is required.
  • Certification as an IL Basic Operations Firefighter, Firefighter II or higher is required with a minimum of 5 years of continuous fire service experience as a certified firefighter.
  • IL EMT-B or Paramedic certification is highly preferred.
  • IL Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment physical medical exam including OSHA medical respirator clearance.
  • Must successfully pass initial performance fitness assessment during probationary period and annually thereafter.
  • Must be currently employed and actively serving with a fire department as a certified Firefighter.
  • Testing Requirements: NTN Testing requirements will be waived for certified applicants with 5 or more years of continuous fire service experience. 

Work Hours:

Must be available to work a minimum of (7) 12-hour shifts each month including 1 weekend per month, averaging 84 hours per month.

Scheduling is based on seniority and availability.

Application Process:

To apply, interested candidates may visit the employment section at:

www.tinleypark.org

Copies of required Firefighter certifications must be submitted at the time of application in order to be considered.

Questions:

Contact us at:

hr@tinleypark.org

The Village of Tinley Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace.



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