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Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Gurnee

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Gurnee
Attn: Human Resources
325 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone:

  • 847-599-7500, x 7515

Fax:

  • 847-623-0490

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/09/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $80,336 annually (as of May 1, 2023)

    Top Salary: $118,767

    Benefits:

    • Additional pay stipends for Advanced Tech Firefighter and Fire Apparatus Engineer certifications
    • Educational and training reimbursement
    • Excellent funded pension
    • Great labor and management relationship
    • Supplemental 457 retirement plan options
    • 120 hour holiday bonus in addition to salary
    • Health insurance provided through Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    • Rotating shifts of 24 hours on / 48 hours off
    • Paid time off - up to 11 shifts upon hire (first year)
    • Visible tattoos permitted within Department Policy
    • No residency or living radius requirement

Sworn:

  • 60

Population:

  • 60,000 in 30 sq. mile radius

Position Details

The Village of Gurnee is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic to fill six (6) full-time vacancies.

For Department questions or to schedule a station tour, contact Deputy Chief David Douglass at:

847-599-6600

OR

Human Resources:

chrisn@village.gurnee.il.us

847-599-7500

Applicants must fall into one of the below categories in order to be eligible to apply:

  • Licensed EMT-Paramedic in any State  or a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic
    • New Hires in this category will be sent to the Fire Academy by the Gurnee Fire Department.
  • Paramedic Student in Good Standing with current Illinois State Fire Marshal Certification as Basic Operations Firefighter
    • New Hires in this category will be expected to obtain Paramedic Licensure prior to completion of their probationary period.
  • Licensed EMT-Paramedic in any State or Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic and Illinois State Fire Marshal Certification as Basic Operations Firefighter
    • New Hires in this category will receive an orientation and be assigned to a shift.

Other Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age at time of hire
  • Maximum age of 35 years of age at time of hire (unless otherwise exempt per state statute)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Class B non-CDL or equivalent within 6 months of hire (training provided by the Gurnee Fire Department) 
  • Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card with Ladder Climb by date of hire
  • Successfully pass the FireTeam examination offered through the National Testing Network
  • United States Citizen or Naturalized Citizen
  • Application & Required Documents: Gurnee Fire Department Employment Application – complete no later than February 9, 2024.
  • Examination:  FireTeam National Exam – click link - select ‘Find Jobs’ then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for the Gurnee Fire Department. Applicants must self-schedule; all testing costs are the responsibility of the candidate unless eligible for a hardship fee waiver.  Complete no later than February 9, 2024
  • Oral Interview with Civil Service Commission – eligible candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Interviews are anticipated to be held in February/March 2024.

Preference points - maximum of 10 points:

  • Veterans’ Points / Military Service with an Honorable Discharge:  5 points
  • Education Points:  up to 5 points:
    • Associates Degree (fire service or emergency medical services):  2.5 points
    • Bachelors Degree (any curriculum):  an additional 2.5 points(5 points total)

Final Eligibility list candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully pass additional post-offer screenings.

About the Gurnee Fire Department:

  • Population served: 60,000 in 30 sq. mile radius
  • Three (3) Fire Stations
  • Sworn personnel: 60
  • Daily minimum staffing of 15 members
  • Apparatus: 4 Engines, 6 Ambulances, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Heavy Rescue Squad
  • 8,000 calls per year

Completion of the FireTeam National Examination and / or Gurnee Fire Department Employment Application is not a guarantee of eligibility to continue in the process.  Candidates may be disqualified after completion of the test or submission of application for reasons including but not limited to:  failure to complete testing / application submission by required deadline; not meeting minimum position qualifications; not meeting minimum passing standards for the examination; missing or incomplete documents; or other disqualifying factors related to Firefighter / Paramedic candidacy or employment. The department may pass over a candidate in lieu of an alternate candidate with license/certification that would better serve the needs of the department.

The Village of Gurnee is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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