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Firefighter/Paramedic

Blue Island Fire Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Blue Island Fire Department
2450 Vermont Street
Blue Island, IL 60406

Phone:

  • 708-396-7077

Fax:

  • 708-388-5778

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 01/06/23
  • @ 3:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $55,280.95

Sworn:

  • 28

Population:

  • 23,000

Position Details

Firefighter/Paramedic Examination

City of Blue Island

The Civil Service Commission in the City of Blue Island, IL will conduct an examination for the purpose of providing an eligibility list of persons qualified to be appointed to the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Qualifications:

  • You must have passed your 21st birthday but not attained your 35th birthday by the date of examination unless you otherwise qualify as more specifically provided in Section 10-1-7 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65ILCS 5/10-1-7).
  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must possess a valid driver's license in good standing.
  • You must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, GED.
  • You must have a current certification of EMT – Paramedic by the time of hire
  • You must have a current valid CPAT Certification, issued by the time of hire, for the applied position of Firefighter/Paramedic from a duly licensed training academy based on industry standards currently in use and approved by the Joint Labor Management Committee of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
  • Applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements as provided in the Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Rules and Regulations of the Blue Island Civil Service Commission.

Testing Procedures:

The testing procedure includes:

  • Mandatory orientation
  • Written component
  • Subjective component
  • Psychological examination
  • Polygraph examination
  • Medical examination
  • Drug screen
  • Background examination
  • Fingerprinting 

The mandatory orientation will take place:

January 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Written component directly following Orientation

Oral Interviews will be:

January 19, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM

City of Blue Island East Annex

2446 W. Vermont Street

Blue Island, Illinois

The written examination component will precede all other examination components. You must attain a score on the written test at or above seventy (70%) percent in order to qualify to take the remaining examination components. All components of the testing process will be conducted on dates and times to be determined after a preliminary eligibility register has been posted for those applicants who have passed the written examination with a score at or above seventy (70%) percent.

Application:

Applications will be available online from December 1, 2022 at:

www.blueisland.org

Applications must be returned by 3:00 PM on January 6, 2023 with copies of all required documents to:

City of Blue Island Police Department

13031 S. Greenwood

Applications are $25.00 and includes a study booklet.

You must include with your application copies of your driver's license, birth certificate, high school diploma or equivalent.

Additional points for having your B.O.F. and service in the U.S. Military. You must provide your DD-214 and/or your B.O.F. certification at the time application submittal. Also living within the City of Blue Island, having an Eisenhower High School diploma will also give additional points on the testing process. 

Applications submitted after 3:00 PM, January 6, 2023 or incomplete will not be accepted.

The City of Blue Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This notice is issued by order of the Blue Island Civil Service Commission.



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