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Firefighter

Village of Oak Lawn

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Oak Lawn
9446 S. Raymond Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Phone Number:

  • 708-499-7830

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/15/09

Salary:

  • See Below

Position Details

 

FIREFIGHTER

VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS

 

 

The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Firefighter without regard to race, color or ethnic origin.

 

Firefighter candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination and an oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility list.

 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Starting salary $50,641 the first year with increases to $62,968 after one year to $75,069 after three years.  Benefits include:

  • Hospitalization

  • Dental

  • Optical

  • Life insurance

  • Pension plan

  • Deferred compensation plan

  • Vacation and sick day benefit package

  • Credit union

  • Uniform allowance 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

AGE:

 

At least twenty-one (21) years of age and under thirty-five (35) years of age, as of the closing date of the application filing period.  Proof of age will be required at time of application.

 

HEALTH:

 

Physically and psychologically qualified to sustain the labors and exposures of a Firefighter.

 

VISION:

 

Minimum of 20/70 uncorrected vision, corrected to 20/20 in each eye, with normal color and depth perception.

 

CHARACTER:

 

No convictions of felonies; good moral character.

 

RESIDENCE:

 

United States citizen.  Oak Lawn residency not required.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Successfully completed at least 60 semester (or 90 quarter) hours of credit from a regionally accredited college or university as of the date of filing the application for employment. 

 

and

 

Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card as of the closing date of the application filing period.

 

and

 

Possess an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) license from the State of Illinois as of the closing date for filing the application for employment. Applicants must maintain their annual EMT-P continuing education prior to employment. 

 

LANGUAGE:

 

Speak, read and write the English language.

 

DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possess a valid driver's license from state of residency.

 

FEE:

 

A $25.00 non-refundable test fee will be payable at time of written exam.

 

 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OBTAINING AN APPLICATION

 

Written examination tentatively scheduled for June 24, 2009.  Applicants to be notified by mail of date, time and location of all exams.  Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must pass a pre-employment background check, medical and psychological exam.

 

 

Pick up applications on lower level of:

 

Municipal Center

9446 S. Raymond Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL

 

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Completed applications must be returned to the Commission office no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 15, 2009.

 

 

For additional information phone:

 

(708) 499-7830

 

 

Visit our website at:

 

www.oaklawn-il.gov

 

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS

 

VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN

 

Equal Opportunity Employer



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