Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Burbank

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

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Burbank
Attn: c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

Burbank, IL 60459

Phone Number:

  • 847-310-2677

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 10/16/19
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting: $68,679.00

Sworn Officers:

  • 28 (FT); 20 (POC)

Population:

  • 29,000

Position Details

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

Testing is being conducted for 3 anticipated new hires and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.

Burbank is located in Cook County, at the southwest edge of the City of Chicago. Conveniently located only 12 miles southwest of the Loop, and bordered by Oak Lawn, Bridgeview and Bedford Park makes living in Burbank a great place to raise a family or establish a business.

The goal of the Burbank Fire Department is to save lives and property and to prevent the citizens of Burbank from further danger by natural or man-made disaster and accidents.

The Fire Department is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with an average shift of 9 full-time firefighters and paramedics. Shifts consist of 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off. Manning consists of 2 Officers, 2 Engineers, and 4-6 Firefighter/Paramedics, depending on staffing. The Department fleet consists of four Engines, one Aerial Tower, one Heavy Rescue Squad, one Technical Rescue Trailer, three Advance Life Support Ambulances (paramedic staffed), two Service Vehicles, and three Command Vehicles.

Applications are available at:

www.jobsource.copsandfiretesting.com

Applications will be online for purchase until 10/16/19 – 2:00 PM

The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 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:  Burbank FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195

You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or must provide documentation of authorization to work in the U.S. legally.
  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants MUST have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (10/16/19) unless they are 20 and serve as a paid-on-call firefighter with the City of Burbank (must be 21 at the time of employment). Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (11-2-19) 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 full-time 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
  • Certifications and Training: The applicant MUST be State of Illinois, Office of the State Fire Marshall, Certified Basic Operations Firefighter (formerly Firefighter II) and MUST be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois at the time of application 10/16/19.
  • Residence:  The City of Burbank does not have a residency requirement at this time.
  • 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 the dates of 10/16/18 and 10/16/19.

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 a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Burbank Fire Department or City Hall.

Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date:

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Registration starts at 8:00 AM

Orientation – 8:30 AM

Written Examination immediately following the Orientation

Location:

Reavis High School

6034 W. 77th Street

Burbank, IL 60459

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



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