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Firefighter/Paramedic

Chicago Heights Fire Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Heights Fire Department
CHFD Headquarters Station #3
83 East Joe Orr Road
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Phone:

  • 708-756-5370

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/15/24
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $73,057 as of 5/1/2024

    After 5 Years: $102,576

    Incentives/Certification Pay of 6.14% OVER base pay with the following certifications:

    Advanced FF, FAE, VMO and Hazmat Technician, FOI

    • Kelly Days: 10 (every 12th shift)
    • Vacation days are progressive starting year 1 at 5 days adding 1 day per year:
      • After 6 years = 10 days
      • Year 10 = 11 days
      • Year 15 = 12 days
      • Year 20 = 13 days
    • BlueCross/BlueShield PPO medical insurance; Employee/Employer funded Post employment health account

Sworn:

  • 60

Population:

  • 27,481

Position Details

Firefighter/Paramedic Application Process

Chicago Heights Fire Department
Chicago Heights, Illinois

The Chicago Heights Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.

Immediate Openings

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Chicago Heights Fire Department:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record (will be required proof of identification at all phases of testing)
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at time of the application deadline (March 15, 2024) unless otherwise exempt by State Statute
  • No felony convictions
  • Must be a certified Paramedic (EMT-P) - OR - be enrolled in and currently attending an accredited Paramedic program and provide documentation upon request (at time of application)
  • Pass a mandatory on-line written exam administration starting at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 through Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 4 PM
  • Must present a valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification with any licensed agency, issued no more than 12 months prior to time of job appointment;
    • Additional information on the CPAT and Ladder Climb Certifications is available in the "Summary of the Hiring Process" section of the application.
  • Must meet the requirements of a background investigation, pass an oral examination, and medical, drug, psychological and polygraph tests
  • Certified as a paramedic in the South Cook County Emergency Medical Service System at Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, Illinois and the State of Illinois prior to the date the candidate is hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the city
  • ALL New and Current Members may reside ANYWHERE in the State of Illinois, within a 50-mile radius of the City's Police Headquarters
  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Preference Points will be awarded as determined by the City of Chicago Heights for the following:

  • Military Veterans
  • Education
  • Paramedic Certification
  • Residency
  • Experience 

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

www.applytoserve.com

The City of Chicago Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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