Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Evanston

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Evanston
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/29/22
  • @ 4:00 PM (CST)

Salary:

  • $60,999.07 - $101,694.96

Sworn Officers:

  • 105

Population:

  • 75,570

Position Details

THE CITY OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The City of Evanston is now accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Evanston Fire Department.

Please read these application requirements carefully, paying particular attention to deadlines and required documents.

Mandatory Processes:

  • Passing score on the On-line Written Exam to be administered between 9 AM on August 16, 2022 through August 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
  • Passing score on the subjective component/interview (date TBD).
  • Chosen candidates will be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
  • Certification by the Evanston Public Safety Civil Service Commission. 

Firefighter/Paramedic Minimum Requirements:

  • $45.00 non-refundable application fee. (The $45 non-refundable application fee will be waived for applicants with a financial hardship;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent US Resident;
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record. Must be willing and able to obtain a Class A Non-Commercial Driver's License within 18 months of employment and must be able to maintain it as a condition of employment;
  • Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Climb certification (issued by NIPSTA, SUFD, or similar organization) issued within one year of August 12, 2022;
  • Must be between 21 and 34 years of age at the time of employment. If 35 years of age or over, must have previous experience as a Firefighter/Paramedic. If between the ages of 35 and 40, must have turned 35 while serving in reserve duty or active duty (with honorable discharge) in the military;
  • Must not possess any misdemeanor or felony convictions in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3(i);
  • Must be willing and able to obtain a Hazardous Material Operations Certification within 18 months of employment and maintain it as a condition of employment;
  • Must be willing and able to obtain a Paramedic License within 24 months of employment and maintain it as a condition of employment;
  • Must be able to successfully complete all requirements for a State of Illinois Firefighter II certification;
  • Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted on-line by 4:00 PM (CST) on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Resident of Evanston, Illinois at the time of application
  • Completion of the Evanston Fire Department's Fire Explorer Program or another fire department's explorer or fire cadet program
  • Possession of a valid paramedic license
  • Graduation from a State Fire Marshal fire academy; and/or
  • One or more years of active duty service and honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces 

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

http://www.applytoserve.com

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.



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