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Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Park Forest

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

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Park Forest
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Park Forest, IL 60466

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/15/21
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $67,047.00

Sworn Officers:

  • 27

Population:

  • 21,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Park Forest is now accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter/Paramedic

Testing is being conducted for an Eligibility List and for anticipated openings in the very near future.

The Park Forest Fire Department services the people of Park Forest, Illinois, a community of over 21,000 people in the South Suburban Chicago area.  The fire department is a full-service, combination organization consisting of career, paid-on-call and volunteer personnel providing fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials, surface water rescue, public education, fire prevention, fire/arson investigation, and disaster management services.  Emergency medical services are provided at the paramedic level by the department's two advanced life support (ALS) ambulances with a shared reserve back-up unit. The department has the career ranks of Chief/Paramedic, Deputy Chief/Paramedic, Shift Commander/Paramedic, Lieutenant/Paramedic, and Firefighter/Paramedic.

Mission Statement:

The men and women of the Park Forest Fire Department are professional, highly trained and skilled individuals dedicated to serving the citizens of Park Forest by protecting lives and property from the adverse effects of fire, medical emergencies and hazardous conditions.

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: Park Forest FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and at time of hire.
  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday at the last date for filing applications (9/15/21). Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the day of testing (10/3/21) and at such time as final eligibility list is posted. 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 Statement.
  • Certifications: Must be certified as an EMT-P at time of hire.
  • 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 Village of Park Forest does not have a residency requirement for members of the Park Forest Fire Department.
  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing.
  • CPAT Card:  Applicants must have a valid CPAT Card with Ladder Climb from a certified testing agency, issued within 1-year preceding employment date.

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 Park Forest Fire Department or Village Hall.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Orientation:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Registration starts at 6:15 PM

Orientation - 7:00 PM

Location:

Freedom Hall

410 Lakewood Blvd.

Park Forest, IL 60466

Written Examination:

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Written Examination – 9:00 AM

Location:

Dining on the Green

349 Main Street

Park Forest, IL 60466

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



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