Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Elgin

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Elgin
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, IL 60120

Phone Number:

  • 847-931-6049

Fax Number:

  • 847-931-5906

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/01/22

Salary:

  • Starting: $76,380

Sworn Officers:

  • 133

Population:

  • 112,000+

Position Details

The City of Elgin is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

The Elgin Fire Department has 133 sworn firefighters who provide a full range of coverage to 38.8 square miles and service a population of over 112,000 people. The coverage area includes the historic downtown area, two major medical facilities, two college campuses, multiple industrial and office parks, Grand Victoria Casino, a growing commercial segment, as well as single and multi-family homes. Services are also provided along main transportation routes that include sections of Interstate 90, routes 20, 31 and 25, the Randall Road corridor, the Northwest METRA rail line, and two major freight lines.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide response to all-hazard emergencies including fire, emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials, water rescue & recovery, technical rescue, and natural & man-made disasters.
  • Typical tasks – when not responding to emergencies include a variety of job related tasks such as daily training & education programs, tool & equipment maintenance.
  • The department administers community risk reduction programs that include public education, CPR training, business safety surveys and commercial pre-planning.
  • Firefighters also participate in aggressive and ongoing on the job training programs.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Candidates may not be older than 35 by June 1, 2022, unless: Previous employment as a fulltime firefighter in a municipality or FPD. Candidate may be older than 35 years if they have served in the military while at the age of 35 with an honorable discharge and is no older than 40 years old by June 1, 2022.
  • Candidates must be 21 years old by June 1, 2022, unless: May be 19 years or older by June 1, 2022 and have not less than 3 years participation in the Elgin Fire Explorer Program or Elgin Police Explorer Program and 100 hours of volunteer time in the Elgin Fire Explorer Program or Elgin Police Explorer Program. You may be placed on the eligibility list, but shall not be appointed until you have reached the age of 21.
  • Candidates must be citizens of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who can produce evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Certification dated between April 15, 2021 and June 1, 2022
  • Must have your EMT - Basic license by DATE OF HIRE
  • Copy of Illinois Department of Public Health EMT - Basic license or EMT - Paramedic license

To find out more information on the position and to apply please go to:

www.cityofelgin.org/jobs



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