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Firefighter

City of Kankakee

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Kankakee
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/15/21
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $63,180.00

    1st Class (3 years) as of 5/1/21: $74,340

Sworn Officers:

  • 49

Population:

  • 27,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Kankakee is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.

Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire 3 Firefighters and to establish an Eligibility List for hiring needs for multiple anticipated openings in the very near future.

Kankakee is located 60 miles south of the City of Chicago. Situated along the beautiful Kankakee River, it boasts natural beauty and outdoor adventures. There are museums, parks, race car circuits, restaurants, and plenty of more activities to enjoy in this wonderful city.

The Mission of the Kankakee Fire Department is to serve all of the people with professionalism, pride and compassion through prevention, education, and emergency response.

The Kankakee Fire Department, is an ISO Class 1 designated organization and presently consists of approximately 50 firefighters and officers who respond out of four stations working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with four pieces of front-line apparatus, three engines and one ladder truck plus two Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances and a Shift Commander.

The Fire Department is responsible for Fire Protection, advance life support emergency ambulance service, hazardous material response and tactical rescue within the City of Kankakee, plus auto aid and mutual aid responses.  They also handle water emergency on the river along with a wide variety of other emergency and non-emergency responses. 

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 9/15/21 - 2:00 PM 

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the Office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Kankakee FD

200 West Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Driver’s License:  Must have a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and at time of hire.
  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 20th birthday at the last date for filing applications (9/15/21) and must be 21 at time of hire. Applicants must be under the age of 35 at time of hire. Unless exempt from such age limitations as provided in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois.
  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency.
  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Residence:  At this time the City of Kankakee does not have a residency requirement for members of the Kankakee Fire Department.
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • Certifications:  Must be a certified Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal at the time of hire; AND Must, possess a certified Paramedic License through the Illinois Department of Public Health at the time of hire
  • CPAT Card: Applicants must have a valid CPAT Card at time of hire.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

Additional information will be provided in the packet which can be downloaded at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. 

Applications are NOT available at the Kankakee Fire Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Registration starts at 1:00 PM

Orientation - 1:30 PM

Written Examination immediately following the Orientation

Location:

Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive 

Kankakee, IL  60901

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Kankakee, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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