Firefighter/Paramedic - Paid On Premise

City of Zion

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Zion
2828 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL 60099

Phone Number:

  • 847-746-4040

Fax Number:

  • 847-746-7167

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • Ongoing

Salary:

  • Starting: $20.00/hour

Sworn Officers:

  • 25

City Population:

  • 24,500

Position Details

The City of Zion and the Zion Fire/Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for Paid on Premise Firefighter/Paramedics.

The City of Zion protects an area of 8.2 square miles and has a population of approximately 24,500.

The Zion Fire and Rescue Department operates a 24/48 schedule, responding to over 4,300 incidents annually out of two fire stations.

We are implementing a paid on premise program to supplement our sworn personnel to maintain minimum staffing levels and improve our response capabilities.

We are currently looking to fill six positions to work approximately five 24 hour shifts per month along with "flex" personnel to assist in filling shift positions as needed.

APPLICATION PERIOD WILL REMAIN OPEN INDEFINITELY:

Please ensure that you have all of your supporting documentation attached before returning it for consideration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum age of 21 years at time of hire
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Illinois Class B-Non CDL driver's license or other State's equivalent (Wisconsin CDL) within three (3) months of hire
  • Illinois OSFM Certified Firefighter II or Firefighter Basic
  • Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic
  • North Lake County EMS System participant by time of hire
  • Valid CPAT within prior 18 months from date of application or participation in the ZFRD Fitness Assessment 

SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process will include:

  • Orientation
  • Oral interview
  • Background check including references
  • Medical exam (candidate's cost)
  • Drug screen 

Interviews will be scheduled based on date of application received.

Applications are available online at:

www.cityofzion.com

OR

In person at:

Zion Fire and Rescue Department

Station One

1303 27th Street

Zion, IL 60099

The completed application, release forms, and required documents must be dropped off in person at:

Zion Fire and Rescue Department

Station One

1303 27th Street

Zion, Illinois 60099

For additional information call:

847-746-4042



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