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Firefighter/Paramedic

Joliet Fire Department

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Joliet Fire Department

Joliet, IL 60432

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/20/23
  • @ 4:00 PM (CST)

Salary:

  • Starting: $67,772.00

Sworn:

  • 213

Population:

  • 150,372

Position Details

Firefighter/Paramedic Application Process

Joliet Fire Department

Joliet, Illinois

The City of Joliet Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of Joliet:

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • No felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude;
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record (will be required proof of identification at all phases of testing);
  • No offensive and/or inappropriate visible tattoos, brands, or body piercings. No tattoos, body art, or brands will be on the head, face, scalp, neck, or hands from the wrists to the fingertips (Reference: Joliet Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure #25 - under the Job Description section of the application);
  • Possess 20/20 vision (or corrected 20/20 vision) and cannot be color blind;
  • Must be registered with Selective Service (https://www.sss.gov)
  • At least 20 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at time of application (December 20, 2023) -AND- Must be at least 21 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at time of job appointment, unless otherwise exempt (see below).
    • Except as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3 and 70 ILCS 5/102.1-6.3 (original appointments, full time fire department), all applicants shall be under 35 years of age.  No person 35 years of age or older shall be appointed to the position of firefighter or police officer (unless exempted by 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3).  If an applicant becomes over age during the application process or while on an active eligibility list, such applicant shall not be allowed to continue with the application process, shall not be appointed and such applicant’s name shall be deemed immediately stricken from the active eligibility list (unless exempted by 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3).  If an applicant is exempted by 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.3, it shall be the burden of the applicant to provide documentation thereof.  Applicants who are 20 years of age by the date of the application deadline shall be eligible to take the initial examination, but will not be eligible for appointment (and shall be passed over) until such time as the applicant reaches 21 years of age.  Proof of birth date will be required at the time of application.
  • Must successfully obtain a valid Paramedic certification (paid for by the City of Joliet) in the State of Illinois –AND- test into the Silver Cross EMS System by the end of their probationary period*
    • Failure to do so will result in the candidate’s termination.
  • Every applicant must be of good moral character and must be physically able to perform the duties of the position applied for and shall be responsible for advising the Commission of any changes in any information disclosed in the application.  The burden of establishing these facts rests upon the Applicant.  All applicants must present a valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification with any licensed agency, dated within one year, at time of Conditional Offer of Employment;
    • Additional information on the CPAT and Ladder Climb Certifications is available in the "Summary of the Hiring Process" section of the application.
  • Must successfully complete an on-line written examination starting on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM through Friday, January 5, 2024 at 4:00 PM; Candidates scoring in the top tier will move on to the first round of oral interviews;
  • Must meet the requirements of a background investigation and pass a medical, vision (cannot be colorblind), psychological and polygraph test;
  • Residency Requirement: The City of Joliet has a residency requirement in place. All new employees must reside within the City of Joliet/City limits within 18 months from the date of hire;
  • Pay a $50.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Application deadline is Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM.

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the City of Joliet for the following (up to a maximum of 10 points):

  • Military Veterans
  • Education
  • State of Illinois Paramedic Certification
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish/English

To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:

https://www.applytoserve.com/Application.aspx?ID=578

The City of Joliet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.



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