Firefighter/Paramedic

Village of Schiller Park

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Schiller Park
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Schiller Park, IL 60176

Phone:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/24/24
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $76,088 increasing to $79,934 after 12-month probation

    Top Out: $114,793

    The Schiller Park Fire Department offers an excellent salary and benefit package! 

    Per the current collective bargaining agreement:

    • Holiday Pay
    • 13 Kelly days (shifts off) from day one
    • PTO/Sick bank up to 600 hours accumulated
    • Earn up to 5 weeks of vacation
    • On top of earning a pension, we offer a 457 retirement plan, 115 health savings plan, and a 50% employer paid health insurance plan in retirement

    To view our current CBA with local 5230 visit: schillerparklocal5230.org

Sworn:

  • 24

Population:

  • 12,000

Position Details

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Schiller Park is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic.

TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED FOR AN IMMEDIATE NEED TO HIRE AND TO CREATE A LIST FOR ANTICIPATED FUTURE HIRING NEEDS.

We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our family!

If you want to join a fire department family that values its members and offers opportunities to further your education training, you found us!

The Schiller Park Fire Department is dedicated to rapid, reliable, compassionate professional service to the residents, tax payers and visitors of the Village of Schiller Park. They are committed to emergency medical care, saving lives and protecting property in their community.

All department members, resources, and activities are dedicated to providing the highest quality fire suppression, emergency medical care, and hazard abatement, together with aggressive code enforcement and effective public education. 

The Fire Department will actively participate in the community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the necessary resources at their command to provide a service deemed excellent by their community and their members. 

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 7/24/24 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 by 4:00 PM

All applications must be returned to the office of:

C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN:  Schiller Park FD

1251 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and MUST have or be able to obtain an Illinois Class B non-CDL Driver’s License.
  • Age Requirement:  Applicants MUST have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (7/24/24). Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (8/10/24) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois.
  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or High School Proficiency Statement.
  • Character:  Must be of good moral character and must be physically and psychologically suitable to perform the duties of Firefighter/Paramedic, both at the time of application and at the time of appointment.
  • EMT-P CERTIFICATION: At the time of application, must be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois or Nationally Registered EMT-P OR are currently enrolled in a paramedic program approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and have a letter of good standing from the program director or lead instructor. At time of hire, must be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois or a Nationally Registered EMT-P.
  • Residence:  All full-time sworn personnel shall, within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the successful completion of their probationary period, as a term of condition of continued employment, reside within the boundaries of: bounded on the north and east by the Illinois state line, on the west by Interstate I-39/US Route 51, and on the south by Interstate 80.
  • CPAT Card: Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification with Ladder Climb Exercise at the time of application, MUST have been issued between 7/24/23 and 7/24/24.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.

Additional information will be provided in the packet which can be downloaded at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

There is no fee for the application

Applications are NOT available at the Schiller Park Fire Department or Village Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, August 10, 2024

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Orientation – 9:00 AM

Firefighter Written Examination immediately following the Orientation

Location:

Village of Schiller Park Community Center

4501 25th Avenue

Schiller Park, IL 60176

All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Schiller Park, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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