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Firefighter/Paramedic

Joliet Fire Department

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Joliet Fire Department

Joliet, IL 60432

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/13/21
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $64,829.00

Sworn:

  • 203

Population:

  • 150,362

Position Details

Firefighter/Paramedic Application Process

Joliet Fire Department

Joliet, Illinois

The City of Joliet Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Joliet:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude;
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record (will be required proof of identification at all phases of testing);
  • No offensive and/or inappropriate visible tattoos, brands, or body piercings. No tattoos, body art, or brands will be on the head, face, scalp, neck, or hands from the wrists to the fingertips (Reference: Joliet Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure #25 - under the Job Description section of the application);
  • Possess 20/20 vision (or corrected 20/20 vision) and cannot be color blind;
  • Must be registered with Selective Service (https://www.sss.gov)
  • At least 20 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at time of application (December 13, 2021) unless applicant falls under one of the statutory exceptions -AND- Must be at least 21 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at time of job appointment, unless otherwise exempt
  • Must successfully obtain a valid Paramedic certification (paid for by the City of Joliet) in the State of Illinois –AND- test into the Silver Cross EMS System by the end of their probationary period*
    • * Failure to do so will result in the candidate’s termination.
  • Must present a valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification with any licensed agency, dated within one year, at time of application and at time of Conditional Offer of Employment;;
    • Additional information on the CPAT and Ladder Climb Certifications is available in the "Summary of the Hiring Process" section of the application.
  • Must successfully complete an on-line written examination starting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM through and Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 4:00 PM; Candidates scoring in the top tier will move on to the first round of oral interviews;
  • Must meet the requirements of a background investigation, psychological and polygraph test, physical exam, vision exam and must not be color blind;
  • Residency Requirement: The City of Joliet has a residency requirement in place. All new employees must reside within the City of Joliet/City limits within 18 months from the date of hire;
  • Pay a $50.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Application deadline is Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the City of Joliet for the following (up to a maximum of 10 points):

  • Military Veterans
  • Education
  • State of Illinois Paramedic Certification
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

www.applytoserve.com

The City of Joliet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.



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