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Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Hillside

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Address:

Village of Hillside

Hillside, IL 60162

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/01/24
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • $63,322 - $100,368 (top in 5 years) plus $1,900 Paramedic stipend

    (negotiations will begin for a new CBA in 2024)

    Can earn up to an additional $3,000 stipend for higher educational degrees.

    Benefit Incentives:

    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Group Life Insurance
    • Annual FD medical physicals
    • Deferred Compensation Plans
    • Fire Pension Retirement
    • Education Stipend/Tuition Reimbursement
    • VEBA (retiree health savings account)
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid time off (Vacations, Sick Days, Kelly Days)
    • Overtime or Comp-time
    • 24/48 shifts
    • Paid uniforms
    • No residency requirement

Sworn:

  • 25

Population:

  • 8,320

Position Details

Entry-Level Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Process

Hillside Fire Department

Hillside, Illinois

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Hillside, Illinois is accepting applications for two immediate openings and to establish a new firefighter/paramedic eligibility register for future hiring.

Become a proud team member of a department that is one of 487 fire departments out of 38,000 in the United States with an ISO Class 1 rating. 

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Hillside:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • No felony convictions
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Valid driver's license at time of application with the ability to obtain a Class B non-CDL License in Illinois
  • Minimum of 21 years of age (as of February 15, 2024) -AND- must be UNDER 35 years of age as of date of hire, unless otherwise exempt by State Statute
  • Possess a valid Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or National Registry EMT-Paramedic License (EMT-P) issued at the time of conditional offer of employment
  • Must present CPAT/Ladder Climb certification at the time of conditional offer of employment
  • Must meet the requirements of a background check and pass a medical, psychological, and polygraph test
  • Participate in a mandatory remote on-line written examination (Test will be available to applicants between Tuesday, February 13, 2024 through Thursday, February 15, 2024)
  • Application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 4:00 PM - No application fees

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the Village of Hillside for the following:

  • Military Experience: Active-duty U.S. military service members with an un-redacted Honorable Discharge.  DD-214 must be submitted with application to qualify. 
  • Certified Paramedics: Applicants currently certified as paramedics will be awarded preference points on the final register list. A copy of valid certification must be submitted with application to qualify.

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

http://www.applytoserve.com

The Village of Hillside is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to maintaining diversity in its workforce.



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