Firefighter/Paramedic

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

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Contact Information

Address:

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District
10 E. Camp McDonald Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/23/23
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $68,401

    Top: $101,039

    Benefits:

    • 9 FLSA Days
    • 7 Vacation Days (after 1st year of employment)
      • increases to 13 Vacation Days
    • 6 Sick Days Per Year
    • Holiday Pay
      • Double Time for Holidays
    • 457 Deferred Comp
    • Article 4 Down State Pension
    • 85/15 District Funded Health Insurance
    • $3,000.00 District HSA Contribution

Sworn:

  • 32

Population:

  • 18,000

Position Details

THE PROSPECT HEIGHTS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IS SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC.

The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (PHFPD) announces a competitive examination to establish an eligibility list for the position of full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois.

The PHFPD will use the established list to fill vacancies in its full-time staff for a period of two years from the date the list is officially posted.

Qualifications:

  • A citizen of the United States or possess authorization to work in the United States of America.
  • A minimum of 21 years of age and not exceeding 35 years of age unless qualified for a waiver under statutory exemption (70 ILCS 705 Section 16.04b).
  • A valid driver's license
  • At a minimum, a High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • An Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate AND Hazardous Materials Operations certificate.
  • At a minimum, a valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Basic license. Any applicant selected for appointment must also possess a valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-P (paramedic) license at the time of appointment.
  • Applicant must obtain Northwest Community Hospital EMS (ALS) System approval before the appointment and must maintain the license and NWCH EMSS privileges during employment.

Physical Agility Test:

All applicants must demonstrate physical agility and muscular coordination by passing the (CPAT) Candidate Physical Ability Test and a ladder climb.

All candidates must present a valid CPAT and a ladder climb card or certificate with the submitted application at the time of appointment. CPAT cards will be considered valid within one year of the date issued. It is the responsibility of the candidate to make sure that their CPAT is up to date. Any candidate not possessing a valid CPAT card at the time of appointment will be disqualified.

NOTE: At the time of the job offer the applicant must be in possession of a valid CPAT card or certificate.

Persons may perform the CPAT by contacting:

All CPAT providers charge each candidate a fee for participation in the CPAT test.

Any applicant selected for appointment must pass a post-job offer background and criminal history investigation, psychological, and physical/medical/stress examination including drug and alcohol test.

Application and complete information is available from January 23, 2023, until March 23, 2023, at:

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

10 East Camp McDonald Road

Prospect Heights, IL 60070

9:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Weekdays excluding legal holidays

OR

Online at:

www.phfire.com

under EMPLOYMENT

Phone calls will not be accepted.

COMPLETED APPLICATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON BY APPLICANT AT ABOVE ADDRESS NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM on March 23, 2023.

Incomplete applications or applications lacking any of the required documents will be rejected and the applicant barred from taking the written examination.

A competitive written exam assessing the necessary knowledge and dimensions for selection as a firefighter will be held on:

Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM

Friday, April 7 at 10:00 AM

Saturday, April 8 at 9:00 AM

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

10 East Camp McDonald Road

Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Applicant need only attend one session.

Applicants may order the practice "CEB Candidate Orientation Guide" by clicking the link:

http://www.fpsi.com/fire-candidate-orientation-guides/

The CEB Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool to prepare for the exam and can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page in order to have a successful download. Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site where access to the download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page. Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on FPSI and PayPal's websites to successfully access the instant download!

All applicants who pass the written exam will be given two interviews:

  • The first interviews will be conducted on weekdays between May 2 and 4, 2023.
  • The second interview will be conducted on weekdays between May 22 and 25, 2023.
  • All interviews will be conducted between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
  • Applicants will be notified of their scheduled interview date and time by the email they supplied on their application. 

The PHFPD is not responsible for any errors in the email address supplied by the applicant. The score on the written exam will comprise 40 percent of the final score. The score on the interview will comprise 60 percent of the final score. Preference points will be added after the Initial Eligibility Register is posted. Upon completion of the interviews, the Initial Eligibility Register will be posted by June 1, 2023, with the Final Eligibility Register posted by June 15, 2023 Approved by Board of Fire Commissioners January 18, 2023.



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