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Firefighter/Paramedic

Orland Fire Protection District

c/o IOS Recruitment

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Contact Information

Address:

Orland Fire Protection District
Attn: c/o IOS Recruitment

Orland Park, IL 60462

Phone:

  • 800-343-HIRE

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 09/29/23
  • @ 2:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $77,324

    • Year 2: $99,583
    • Year 5: $120,786

    Benefits:

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits; Health Savings Account
    • Vacation Accrual, Holiday Pay, Personal Days and Sick Leave
    • Longevity Pay: 10 through 28 years annual incentive
    • Firefighter's Downstate Pension
    • Employee Contribution: 457 Plan and retirement health funding plan
    • Opportunity for advancements and professional development
    • Education Incentives beginning in Year 5

Sworn:

  • 118

Population:

  • 80,000

Position Details

Orland Fire Protection District

We're Hiring Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics

Mission Statement:

The Orland Fire Protection District's Staff is dedicated to preserving life and property, while valuing full accountability to each other and the people we serve.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TESTING

Deadline:

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 2:00 PM

Visit our website:

www.orlandfire.org

Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the OFPD Board of Fire Commissioners:

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Citizenship: Be a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S. (Must meet USCIS Form I-9 at time of hire)
  • Age: Be less than 35 years old by the date of the written examination, unless otherwise exempt by state statute, and at least 21 years old by date of hire
  • Vision: Applicants are required to meet visual acuity standards with uncorrected vision of 20/100 corrected to 20/30 binocular each eye. Applicants must be able to distinguish between colors and shades as required by the position
  • Education: Must provide proof of a valid High School Diploma or evidence of a G.E.D. equivalent
  • Driver’s License: Must possess a valid driver's license (with a good driving record) at the time of application; and a valid State of Illinois driver’s license (with a good driving record) at time of appointment
  • EMT-P: All candidates must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) at the time of conditional offer of employment
  • FFII: Must be a certified Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal at the time of conditional offer of employment
  • CPAT: Provide proof of completion of the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) including Ladder Climb Test with any licensed agency issued no more than 12 months prior to the exam date. CPAT certification must also be valid at time of conditional offer of employment
  • Residency: Appointed candidates are granted one (1) year to establish residency within a 65-mile geographic area beyond the District boundaries; U.S. citizenship -AND- a resident of the United States for a period of one (1) year prior to the date of the written examination (October 30, 2021)
  • Candidates who receive a passing score on the written exam will be permitted to advance to the oral assessment screening. The passing score will be in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.1
  • Conditional Offer of Hire: Upon receiving a conditional offer of hire, all candidates must have no felony convictions. Persons with a record of misdemeanor convictions may be disqualified from taking examinations as set forth in 65 ILCS 5/ Article 10-1-7(c). Certain misdemeanor convictions may disqualify candidates for a position at the District. This can be viewed at www.ilga.gov; Must meet the requirements of an in-depth background investigation and pass a thorough physical evaluation prior to a conditional offer of employment.

Eligible Preference Points:

Points will be awarded for the following:

  • Military veterans’ preference: 5 points
  • Fire cadet experience: 2 points
  • Education: AAS – 1 point; BA/BS – 2 points
  • Fire service experience: up to 2 points
  • Residency: 1 point
  • Trade-related experience: 2

Orientation & Testing Information:

Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination:

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Doors will open for sign-in at 8:30 a.m., please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driver's license, state ID, military ID) and #2 pencil to sign-in.

Test will be held at:

Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive

Tinley Park, 60477

Please contact IOS Recruitment with questions regarding the application, testing site, required documents before the application deadline date:

800-343-HIRE

OR

recruitment@iosolutions.com

Apply Now:

https://iosolutions.com/product/orland-park-fire-protection-district/



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