Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Burbank

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Burbank
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Burbank, IL 60459

Phone:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/08/23
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $76,179

Sworn:

  • 28 (Full-Time); 20 (Paid-On-Call)

Population:

  • 29,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Burbank is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic.

Testing is being conducted for several anticipated new hires and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.

Burbank is located in Cook County, at the southwest edge of the city of Chicago. Conveniently located only 12 miles southwest of the Loop, and bordered by Oak Lawn, Bridgeview and Bedford Park makes living in Burbank a great place to raise a family or establish a business.

The goal of the Burbank Fire Department is to save lives and property and to prevent the citizens of Burbank from further danger by natural or man-made disaster and accidents.

The Fire Department is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with an average shift of 9 full-time firefighters and paramedics. Shifts consist of 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off. Manning consists of 2 Officers, 2 Engineers, and 4-6 Firefighter/Paramedics, depending on staffing. The Department fleet consists of four Engines, one Aerial Tower, one Heavy Rescue Squad, one Technical Rescue Trailer, three Advance Life Support Ambulances (paramedic staffed), two Service Vehicles, and three Command Vehicles.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 2/8/23 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN:  Burbank FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants MUST have attained their 20th birthday by the last date for filing applications (2/8/23). Must be 21 at the time of job offer. Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (2/25/23) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois.
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement
  • Paramedic Certification: Must be certified as an EMT-P (by the State of Illinois or National Certification) at time of offer for hire.
  • Residence:  The City of Burbank does not have a residency requirement at this time.
  • CPAT Card:  Not required to apply, but must possess a valid CPAT (Certified Physical Ability Test) with Ladder Climb card from a certified testing agency, at time of conditional offer of employment.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

Additional information will be provided in the packet which can be downloaded at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Burbank Fire Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30 AM

Written Examination immediately following the Orientation

Location:

Liberty Junior High School

5900 W. 81st Street

Burbank, IL 60459

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Burbank, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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