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Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Oak Lawn

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Oak Lawn
9446 S. Raymond Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/23/23
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $80,894 the first year with increases to $95,378 after one year and to $118,468 after three years

    Salary and benefits are subject to negotiation between the Village of Oak Lawn and IAFF Local 3405. 

    Benefits currently include:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life insurance
    • Pension plan
    • Deferred compensation plan
    • Vacation and PTO benefit package
    • Credit union
    • Uniform allowance


Position Details

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS

The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Firefighter/Paramedic without regard to gender, race, color, or ethnic origin.

Firefighter candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination and an oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility list.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AGE: At least twenty-one (21) years of age by the date of the written exam and under thirty-five (35) years of age, as of the closing date of the application filing period. Proof of age will be required at time of application.
  • HEALTH: Physically and psychologically qualified to sustain the labors and exposures of a Firefighter/Paramedic.
  • VISION: Minimum of 20/70 uncorrected vision, corrected to 20/20 in each eye, with normal color and depth perception.
  • CHARACTER: No felony convictions; good moral character. Candidates must also successfully pass a background examination as a condition for being hired.
  • RESIDENCY: Legal eligibility to work in the United States. Oak Lawn residency is not required. New hires are required to establish residence in the State of Illinois and within fifty (50) miles of Village Hall (9446 S. Raymond Ave.) not later than six months after the completion of the probationary year.
  • EDUCATION:
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent as of the closing date for filing the application.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid CPAT “Candidate Physical Ability Test” Card with ladder endorsement that was issued within 12 months of the closing date for filing the application for employment. AND
    • Be certified by the State of Illinois as a Paramedic (EMT-P) as of the date of hire.  National Registry EMT-Paramedic will also be accepted. AND
    • Possess an Illinois State Firefighter Certification as of the date of hire or, as an alternative, have completed Illinois State Firefighter Training as of the date of hire, although not yet being certified by the State of Illinois.
  • LANGUAGE: Speak, read, and write the English language.
  • DRIVER QUALIFICATIONS: Possess a valid driver's license from applicant's state of residency.
  • FEE: A $25.00 non-refundable test fee will be payable at time of written exam. 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OBTAINING AN APPLICATION:

Applicants to be notified by e-mail of date, time, and location of all exams. Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must pass a pre-employment background check, medical, and psychological exam.

Applications are available on our website:

https://cms2.revize.com/revize/villageofoaklawn/departments/human_resources/job_openings.php

OR 

Can be picked up on lower level of:

Municipal Center

9446 S. Raymond Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL

Monday through Friday

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Please note the Municipal Center will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023.

Completed applications must be returned to the Commission office no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 23, 2023.

For additional information please e-mail Karen Borgman at:

kborgman@oaklawn-il.gov

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS

VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN

Equal Opportunity Employer



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