Firefighter - Entry Level

City of Springfield

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Springfield
300 S. 7th Street
Room 309
Springfield, IL 62701

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 01/01/23
  • @ 11:00 PM CST

Salary:

  • Current starting salary for a first-year probationary firefighter: $54,882.40

    This position is covered by IAFF Local #37. 

Sworn:

  • 217

Population:

  • 114,000

Position Details

The City of Springfield Firefighter examination phases will begin in January 2023.

Duties of a firefighter include, but are not limited to:

  • Preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires
  • Protecting life and property for citizens of Springfield, Fire Protection Districts, Mutual Aid Districts and assigned Districts
  • Mitigating hazardous materials
  • Providing emergency medical service
  • Assisting in vehicle and other rescue areas
  • Engaging in ongoing training programs 

Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license at time of hire
  • Vision correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness
  • No felony convictions or certain misdemeanors
  • Ability to pass all required phases of the examination
  • Minimum age when taking the exam is 20, and maximum age is 34 unless applicant meets one of the exemptions under the Illinois Compiled State Statute ILCS 5/10-1-7

Informational packets are now available online at:

www.springfield.il.us/firetesting

AND

Office of Human Resources

Room 309, Municipal Center West

7th and Monroe Streets

Springfield, IL

Hiring is not anticipated until February 2024.

Per the current contract, all firefighters hired after January 1, 2019, new hires or rehired employees have 6 months from completion of their probationary period to establish city residency within the City corporate limits. Such residency shall cease after fifteen (15) years of employment.



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