Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Crystal Lake

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Crystal Lake
100 W. Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone Number:

  • 815-356-3653

Fax Number:

  • 815-356-3690

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/29/22
  • @ 5:00 PM CST

Salary:

  • Salary Range effective May 1, 2021 (currently negotiating a successor Agreement): $71,995 - $106,230 (8 steps)

Sworn Officers:

  • 64

Population:

  • 40,269

Position Details

The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Testing is being conducted to fill current full-time Firefighter/Paramedic vacancies and to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions.

Click the link below for additional information and the employment application:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/crystallake/jobs/3549202/firefighter-paramedic?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • $25.00 non-refundable application fee – must be received by 5:00 PM Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
    • Cash or check payable to the City of Crystal Lake via mail or in-person, or credit card accepted over the phone. City Hall hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • No Felony Convictions
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMT-Basic License (applicants required to be IDPH EMT-Paramedic Certified by date of hire)
  • MUST possess a current and valid CPAT card issued by a licensed agency no more than 12 months PRIOR to written exam date (CPAT cards must be dated from 7/12/21 – 7/12/22)
  • MUST possess a current and valid Ladder Climb Certificate issued by a licensed agency no more than 12 months PRIOR to written exam date (Ladder Climb Certificate must be dated from 7/12/21 – 7/12/22)
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age at time of application deadline, and UNDER 35 years of age at time of application deadline AND at such time as the initial eligibility list is established, except as otherwise determined by State Statute.
  • Upon completion of the 12-month probationary period, residency is required within one of the following Illinois counties: McHenry, Boone, Lake, Cook, DuPage, Kane, DeKalb and must be north of Route 38.
  • Meet Visual Acuity Standard of correctable to 20/100 in each eye uncorrected, correctable to less than 20/40 and able to meet vision standards (NFPA 1582).
  • Completion and submission of an online application and all required documentation (see attached checklist) by the deadline of Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST.

All portions of the testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.

Candidates taking the CPAT and/or Ladder Climb certification after the application deadline are required to bring COPIES of both certifications with them on test day to present upon check-in.

Written Examination Information:

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

6:00 PM

For candidates with only a National Paramedic License:

You are required to obtain an Illinois EMT or Paramedic license.

Please visit https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/emergency-preparedness-response/ems/licensing.html and/or work with the organization from which you were sponsored to begin this process.

Proof of such request from IDPH is required prior to the written exam and the actual Illinois Paramedic license will need to be provided prior to hire date.



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