Firefighter/Paramedic

City of DeKalb

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Contact Information

Address:

City of DeKalb
164 E. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone:

  • 815-748-2398

Fax:

  • 815-748-2056

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/21/24
  • (Application & Testing Deadline)

Salary:

  • $71,587

    We Officer:

    • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Fire Pension
    • Life Insurance
    • Paid Vacation in Lieu of Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave, & Kelly Days
    • Compensatory Time
    • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with Match
    • Wellness Reimbursement
    • Longevity Pay
    • Education Bonus
    • Clothing Allowance
    • Wellness Program

Sworn:

  • 68

Population:

  • 40,290

Position Details

The City of DeKalb is currently accepting applications and testing for Firefighter/Paramedic!

New station and increase in staffing is coming in 2025!

DeKalb is located in a university community and the Fire Department serves a population of over 16,000 students and 40,290 residents. The Department has an ISO Rating of 2 with a primary response area of 16 square miles and serves an additional 55 square miles by contract to the DeKalb Fire Protection District. In 2022, the DeKalb Fire Department responded to 7,437 requests for emergency service of which 81% were medical calls. The Fire Department is comprised of 68 full-time sworn employees including a Fire Chief, 2 Deputy Chiefs and 2 civilian employees.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 21 and under 35 years of age unless exempt as stated in Section 5/10-2.1-6 of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  • Possess a State of Illinois Paramedic License or currently enrolled in an accredited EMT-P training & certification program (completion within 3 months of application).
  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • No felony convictions and or crime involving moral turpitude as specified in Section 5/10-2.1-6 Part C of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  • Must pass psychological and medical examinations (at conditional offer).
  • Able to meet the residency requirement after 15 months of employment (40-mile radius from the DeKalb Fire Department – 700 Pine Street, DeKalb, IL 60115)

Preference points given for the following:

  • Basic Operations Firefighter (Firefighter II) Certification
  • Military Experience
  • Currently Meeting Residency Requirements

Application Instructions:

To view the recruitment brochure, hiring requirements, and application/testing instructions, please visit our website at:

https://www.cityofdekalb.com/254/Employment

Application and Testing Deadline:

Sunday, April 21, 2024

The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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