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Firefighter/Paramedic

Calumet City Fire Department

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

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Contact Information

Address:

Calumet City Fire Department
Attn: Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
204 Pulaski Road
Calumet City, IL 60409

Phone:

  • 708-998-1591

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/09/24

Salary:

  • Starting: $76,676

    After 3 Years: $87,491

    Benefit Information:

    • 17 Kelly days per year
    • 6 Vacation days
    • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
    • Generous training class allotment
    • 7-G opportunities
    • Post-employment retiree insurance
    • Illinois Fire Pension Fund

Sworn:

  • 56

Population:

  • 36,500

Position Details

The Calumet City Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is hiring for the position of Firefighter Paramedic.

The application and written exam must be completed and submitted by:

February 9, 2024

For more information and to apply:

Applications are available online at:

https://calumetcity.org/board-of-fire-and-police/

Required documents:

  • Firefighter Application
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Paramedic certification (must be certified at time of hire, NOT time of application)
  • Verification of CPAT with ladder certification valid within 6 months of hire date
  • Birth certificate
  • Current valid driver's license (in color)
  • Recent photograph (passport size, shoulders up)
  • Military DD214 (if applicable) 

Submit applications and required documents to:

jrussell@calumetcity.org

Complete written exam at:

https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm

Candidate Contact Person:

JeTuan Russell, Secretary

jrussell@calumetcity.org

Department Overview:

The department currently has 56 career fire personnel including the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, six Captains, three Lieutenants, nine Engineers and 36 Firefighters. All members are paramedics operating under the guidance of the South Cook County Emergency Medical Services System. Many members also participate in specialty rescue teams including, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, and Dive Teams. The Department is a member of MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 24 and the Third Fire District, which consists of 20 municipalities. These departments along with others provide mutual aid to Calumet City in the event of large incidents. The Village of South Holland, Village of Dolton and Village of Lansing Fire Departments provide automatic-aid on structure fires. The department runs approximately 9000 calls per year out of two stations.

City/County/Area Information:

Calumet City, Illinois. Cook County, Population: 36,500 

Job Requirements:

  • Age: 21 and under 35 years of age, unless otherwise allowed by Illinois State Statute
  • Citizenship Required: Yes
  • High School Grad/GED: Yes
  • Valid ILLINOIS Driver's License: Yes
  • Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
  • College: Not Required
  • Academy Certification: Successful completion of the Illinois Firefighter Basic Operations Course
  • Prior Experience: Not Required
  • Necessary Certifications: Must be an Illinois State certified Paramedic at time of hire. Must have a current CPAT card with ladder certification valid within six (6) months of hire date.

Additional Requirements:

  • Submit Military DD214 (if applicable)

Hiring Process:

  • Step 1: View Mandatory Orientation.
  • Step 2: Pass the NTN examination with a score of 70 or higher.
  • Step 3: Complete an oral interview with the Calumet City Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
  • Step 4: Pass a thorough background investigation
  • Step 5: Pass a psychological assessment, medical screening, and drug screening. (Details to schedule appointments will be provided to candidates from the Calumet City Board of Fire and Police Commissioners)
  • Step 6: Successfully complete the Illinois Firefighter Basic Operations Course

Immediate Disqualifiers:

  • Candidate does not meet the minimum requirements to apply
  • Felony Convictions or a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Misdemeanor convictions that fall within the listed sections of the Illinois Criminal Code as set forth in Section 5/10-2.1-6.
  • Individuals previously classified as conscientious objectors
  • Failure to attend the oral interview
  • Failure to pass the background check
  • Failure to pass the psychological evaluation
  • Failure to pass the polygraph
  • Failure to pass the drug screening
  • Failure to pass the medical examination
  • Failure to pass the eye exam 


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