Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Bridgeview

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Bridgeview

Bridgeview, IL 60455

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/21/22
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $64,912.00 (Current Firefighter base pay per union contract. Paramedic certification leads to 5.5% stipend)

    Benefits Include:

    • Health insurance
    • Hospitalization
    • Life insurance
    • Pension plan
    • Sick days
    • Vacation time


Position Details

Bridgeview Fire Department

Bridgeview, Illinois

The Village of Bridgeview, Illinois Personnel Board is accepting applications to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Bridgeview Fire Department.

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of Bridgeview:

  • Be a United States Citizen -OR- legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Be twenty-five (25) years of age; An applicant must be at least 22.5 years of age at the time of application.
  • Possess and present a valid Illinois driver's license (must be a minimum of a Class D license, with the ability to obtain a Class B non-CDL during probation, with no restrictions except for corrective eye lenses). Note: A valid license from another US State must be equivalent.
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Vision must be 20/20 with both eyes open or correctable to 20/20 with corrective lenses in both eyes.
  • Be of sound health and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Be of good moral character, of temperate habits, and have not been convicted of a felony of any nature, or convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to those cited in the provisions of 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3(i), or convicted of multiple misdemeanors of any nature.
  • Must successfully meet all such other requirements as set forth by the Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Village of Bridgeview Personnel Board Rules and Regulations, possibly including, but not limited to the following:
    • successfully pass a written examination
    • in-depth background investigation
    • pass a polygraph test
    • pass a psychological assessment
    • pass a medical examination including a drug test screening by a physician designated by the Village of Bridgeview
  • Candidates upon appointment must make an application to the local Fire Pension Commission for acceptance into the fire pension fund.
  • Pay a $50.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
  • Submit application and all required documentation no later than September 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
  • Attend a mandatory orientation and written examination testing on Saturday October 1, 2022 at Bridgeview Village Hall (Court Room) 7500 S. Oketo Avenue, Bridgeview, IL 60455. Testing will start promptly at 8:30 AM.

The following requirements must be completed, and evidence of completion must be submitted to the Personnel Board Secretary at the time of hire:

  • Have successfully completed at least sixty (60) semester hours -AND- an associate degree from an accredited college or university with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale -OR- at least two (2) years active U.S. military service, terminating in an honorable discharge (at time of hire)
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License (EMT-P) issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (at time of hire) Note: Applicants must successfully pass the entrance exam for the Bridgeview Fire Department's EMS System before being hired
  • Possess a current Illinois state-issued Basic Operations Firefighter, Firefighter II Certification, or the updated equivalent (at time of hire)
  • Provide a valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test Card) with Ladder Climb issued not more than 12 months from the date of hire (at time of hire)

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

http://www.applytoserve.com

The Village of Bridgeview is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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